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  • TBN: Televangelists Feuded Over Millions, Motor Home For Dogs [$50m Jet, $100,000 Dog Motor Home]

    03/22/2012 10:15:55 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 39 replies · 1+ views
    LATimes ^ | March 22, 2012
    TBN: Televangelists Feuded Over Millions, Motor Home For Dogs March 22, 2012 The Trinity Broadcasting Network, the Orange County-based televangelist ministry that bills itself as the world’s largest Christian network, is embroiled in a legal battle involving allegations of massive financial fraud and lavish spending, including the purchase of a $100,000 motor home for family dogs. Brittany Koper, a former high-ranking TBN official and the granddaughter of its co-founder, Paul Crouch Sr., was fired by the network in September after discovering “illegal financial schemes” amounting to tens of millions of dollars, according to a lawsuit filed last month in Orange...
  • Pastor Sentenced to Three Years in Bhutan Prison

    03/22/2012 4:32:29 PM PDT · by wmfights · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Gospel For Asia ^ | March 17, 2012
    The Bhutan High Court sentenced Gospel for Asia-supported missionary *Ugyen Tashi to three years in prison for “attempting to promote civil unrest” for showing a film about Jesus. On May 21st, carrying a generator and a projector, Ugyen walked for two days into interior villages of Bhutan with a single purpose—to give people a chance to learn about Jesus. But when one of the village chiefs learned of the movie’s content, he informed the chief of his district, who then called the police to arrest Ugyen. Investigations and Questionings The days following the arrest were a whirlwind of investigations, questionings,...
  • Days of Praise [Creation Devotional]

    03/22/2012 2:08:36 PM PDT · by Sopater · 1 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | March 22 | Henry Morris, Ph.D.
    The Word of the King March 22, 2012  "Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say unto him, What doest thou?" (Ecclesiastes 8:4)  Perhaps the archetype of absolute monarchs was Babylonia's King Nebuchadnezzar, of whom the prophet Daniel could say: "Thou, O king, art a king of kings: for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory" (Daniel 2:37). The word of this and every true king was with power, the king being answerable to no man but himself, for his authority came from God. "For there...
  • Missions Leader on Thousands of New Church Plants in Muslim Areas

    03/22/2012 1:22:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/22/2012 | Michelle A. Vu
    Over 6,000 new churches were planted among Muslims in 18 different countries in Africa over the last seven years. And hundreds of former sheikhs and imams have become followers of Jesus Christ over that period. In just a few years, 45 different "unreached" Muslim-majority people groups in Africa now have access to God's word, with more than 3,000 news churches planted among them. These awe-inspiring statistics, mix with heart-warming narratives about former Muslims, flow out naturally as one talks to Jerry Trousdale, a former church planter among Muslims in West Africa and now head of a disciple-making movement among Muslim...
  • Romney’s challenge to sway evangelical voters

    03/22/2012 10:33:31 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 22, 2012 | E.J. Dionne, Jr.
    The Republican presidential primaries this year have turned into a religious census. There is little precedent in modern politics for the extent to which a state’s choice for a nominee has coincided so closely with how many of its ballots were cast by white evangelical voters. Where evangelicals cast a minority of the ballots, Mitt Romney has won. Where evangelical voters predominated, Romney has lost, in most cases to Rick Santorum. Romney’s victory Tuesday in Illinois fit snugly within this pattern. The result pointed to a continuing problem for Santorum: He has yet to break through in places where evangelicals...
  • He Must Increase,I Must Decrease...John 3 pt 20

    John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven. Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him. He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled. He must increase, but I must decrease.(john 3:27-29)The Gospel of John chapter three is constructed in such a way as to make a specific theological point. There is a continuity of thought,...
  • Days of Praise [Creation Devotional]

    03/21/2012 12:56:01 PM PDT · by Sopater · 1 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | March 21 | Henry Morris, Ph.D.
    By Any Means March 21, 2012  "And because the haven was not commodious to winter in, the more part advised to depart thence also, if by any means they might attain to Phenice, and there to winter; which is an haven of Crete, and lieth toward the south west and north west." (Acts 27:12)  This seemingly insignificant phrase "by any means" (Greek ei pos) is actually used to express the urgency of attaining some object sought, along with the means for its attainment. It occurs just four times in the New Testament, and it is interesting that these four...
  • Pastor’s Fiery Remarks at Santorum Rally Reverberate

    03/21/2012 5:27:30 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 61 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 3/19/12 | Katherine Q. Seelye
    Rick Santorum attended a revival-type church service on Sunday night in Louisiana, where the Rev. Dennis Terry, pastor of the Greenwell Springs Baptist Church, offered some fire and brimstone in a videotaped sermon that on Monday was going viral because of his fiery comments. “I don’t care what the liberals say, I don’t care what the naysayers say, this nation was founded as a Christian nation,” Mr. Terry said. “There’s only one God, and his name is Jesus,” he continued. “I’m tired of people telling me that I can’t say those words. I’m tired of people telling us as Christians...
  • Being 'Born-Again' Linked to More Brain Atrophy: Study

    03/21/2012 12:16:40 AM PDT · by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide · 47 replies
    philly.com ^ | 2012-03-20 | Mary Elizabeth Dallas
    WEDNESDAY, May 25 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who say they've had a life-changing religious experience are more likely to have a greater decrease in size of the hippocampus, the part of the brain critical to learning and memory, new research finds. ...or conversely, those who had no religious affiliation, had more hippocampal shrinkage (or "atrophy") compared to people who identified themselves as Protestants, but not born-again. ...SOURCE: Duke University, news release, May 19, 2011
  • Mercy Ministries - Helping girls who have been sexually and emotionally abused (Evangelical Caucus)

    03/20/2012 7:10:42 PM PDT · by Country Gal · 5 replies
    Here is another incredible ministry showing that the love of Christ heals the broken. Mercy Ministries’ free-of-charge, voluntary, faith-based residential program serves young women from all socio-economic backgrounds, ages 13-28, who face a combination of life-controlling issues such as eating disorders, self-harm, drug and alcohol addictions, depression and unplanned pregnancy. Mercy also serves young women who have been physically and sexually abused, including victims of sex trafficking. Using proven methods, a holistic approach and professional counselors in a structured residential environment, Mercy has helped thousands of young women be restored to wholeness. Mercy’s goal is to help these young women...
  • Days of Praise [Creation Devotional]

    03/20/2012 3:18:45 PM PDT · by Sopater · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | March 20 | John D. Morris, Ph.D.
    Statement of Christ's Purpose March 20, 2012  "For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you." (John 13:15)  Schools, businesses, and institutions are all well-advised to develop and live by a "statement of purpose" if they are to be successful, evaluating each activity by its effectiveness in fulfilling that purpose.   As Christians, we should also have a well-defined purpose. Each individual's specific purpose will vary somewhat, depending on that person's giftedness, background, and circumstances; but since Christ is our example, each Christian's statement of purpose should reflect His priorities and...
  • Doing The Truth...John 3 pt 19

    And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God (John 3:19-21)Jesus’ discussion with Nicodemus, that there is a “new birth” ended on the related topic of the final judgment of all men at the throne of God. Being “born from above”is the only...
  • Santorum courts conservative Christians

    03/20/2012 3:00:09 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 8 replies
    CBS News.com ^ | March 19, 2012
    CENTRAL, La. — When a nationally influential evangelical leader gathered dozens of pastors at his home church to hear from a presidential candidate, he had a simple message: Rick Santorum is one of us, and your parishioners should vote for him. Nearly a hundred pastors from all over Louisiana and from as far away as Texas and Colorado accepted Family Research Council President Tony Perkins' invitation to hear a personal pitch Sunday from the former Pennsylvania senator, who met with them in a private briefing before he addressed the more than 1,400 faithful who crowded into the sanctuary at Greenwell...
  • Days of Praise [Creation Devotional]

    03/19/2012 10:34:48 AM PDT · by Sopater · 7 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | March 19 | Henry Morris, Ph.D.
    The Terror of the Lord March 19, 2012  "Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences." (2 Corinthians 5:11)  The use of the English word "terror" in this verse as a translation of the Greek phobos (from which we get our word "phobia") indicates that the frequent Old Testament phrase "fear of the Lord" means much more than implied in the modern euphemism "reverential trust." The only other New Testament use of this phrase is in Acts 9:31: "Then had...
  • THE Father Is the Covering over the church(body)in Jesus Christ !

    03/18/2012 4:45:54 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 11 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | 3-18-12 | Jedediah
    THE FATHER IS THE COVERING OVER THE CHURCH (BODY) IN JESUS CHRIST Jordans are breaking wide open again , Where ever you go and they call you friend , For it is the love of The Father you carry with you , As my priest in the midst of the Jordans(resistant) I am sending to you , So know I am with you and and you are my ark , Now it is time for us to embark , For you shall be used to reveal the true and faithful way , As you release my words each day ,...
  • Evangelical leaders urged to mobilize against administration contraception policy

    03/17/2012 10:48:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    CNN's Belief Blog ^ | March 16, 2012 | Jessica Yellin
    An influential Christian leader is calling for the evangelical community to match the Catholic church's efforts mobilizing against the Obama administration's policy on contraception coverage. "I'm asking evangelical churches to get as involved as the Catholic church has," said Chuck Colson, founder of the Prison Fellowship and the Christian radio broadcast Breakpoint. "Catechize members. If it's from the pulpit, that's fine. If by pastoral letter, that's fine. If by announcements at Bible studies, that's fine. The church in America is a sleeping giant. On an issue like this, it will be aroused." Colson e-mailed more than 500,000 people of faith...
  • The Damned Reject the Light...John 3 pt 18

    He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. (John 3:18-20)The new birth that Jesus spoke of in his talk with Nicodemus, is good news. We can start all over again with God. We...
  • Should a Pastor Continue in Ministry If His Child Proves to Be an Unbeliever?

    03/17/2012 10:27:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/17/2012 | John Piper
    The following is an edited transcript of the audio. Should a pastor continue in ministry if one of his sons, arriving at a mature age, proves to be an unbeliever? Well, as you know, that hits close to home. So maybe the best thing I can do is tell you the way the elders at Bethlehem managed this, because that's me. When that happened, I went to the elders and I said to them, "Here's the situation. I think my son needs to be pursued by the elders as far as you can, and then he needs to be excommunicated...
  • The "Inconvenient Tale" of the Original King James Bible

    03/17/2012 7:26:45 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 616 replies · 8+ views
    Handsonapologetics ^ | Gary Michuta
    The "Inconvenient Tale" of the Original King James BibleBy Gary Michuta King James I at the Hampton Court Conference"Dr. Reynolds...insisted boldly on various points ; but when he came to the demand for the disuse of the apocrypha in the church service James could bear it no longer. He called for a Bible, read a chapter out of Ecclesiasticus, and expounded it according to his own views ; then turning to the lords of his council, he said, " What trow ye makes these men so angry with Ecclesiasticus ? By my soul, I think Ecclesiasticus was a bishop,...
  • CHRISLAM: The Whore of Babylon in it's final appearance?

    03/17/2012 3:42:24 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 28 replies
    CHRISLAM ^ | 03/17/2012 | CHRISLAM
    "We are brothers, We are a family of God. Not one of us is better than the other in His eyes. He loves us both. The future can only be won against the "Evil one" by all of us standing strong together." Malcom X