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  • Where Atheists Meet to Evangelize

    04/14/2014 8:51:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 04/14/2014 | DAVE SHIFLETT
    Look out unbelief—atheism is on a roll, or so proclaims American Atheists, whose annual convention kicks off Thursday in Salt Lake City. "This has been an excellent year for atheism," says Dave Muscato, public-relations director for the deity-dissing group. "Between 2005 and 2012 there was a fivefold increase in the number of people who use the word atheist when asked to identify their religion." That's still not a lot. While 20% of Americans profess no particular religious faith, according to the Pew Research Center, only 6% identify themselves as atheist or agnostic. Still, one hates to toss cold water on...
  • VIRTUE has gone forth, it seeks ~ its source [charismatic caucus]

    03/17/2014 9:51:21 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    The Joshua Chronicles,Bible ^ | 3-17-14 | Jedediah
    Virtue has gone forth, It seeks its source , The holy and true, But will it be found on you ?! Those faithful to abide, In My presence and not hide, Those with the abilty, To drink from My cup and see, Clearly the Father's Will, To stand near My Voice and Quill, Those with the abilty to know, The understanding of the coals that glow, My pure and Holy Testimony, For these coals represent Me, And now this harvest that is mine, Is about to see and witness the Outpouring of My Spirit Divine, For all of Heaven and...
  • Gay Marriage—a big stick to beat the church with

    03/05/2014 10:36:38 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 43 replies
    Creation.com ^ | Published: 6 March 2014 (GMT+10) | Gary Bates
    A line in the sand issue for Christians Currently in the US and many other countries, so-called ‘gay marriage’ is being promoted via the media. In the secular, politically correct world we live in, the reporting of this issue is rarely balanced and dissenting views are treated as marginal. For example, at the time of writing, laws opposing homosexual behavior (or at the very least, not condoning it) in countries such as Russia and Uganda have made international headlines. One supposedly apolitical radio station here in the US called NPR (National Public Radio—it is funded by donations) described them as...
  • [New vs. Old Evangalization] THIS TIME WILL NOT BE THE SAME

    03/02/2014 5:21:53 AM PST · by rhema · 6 replies
    Underground Thomist ^ | March 2014 | J. Budziszewski
    God willing, the new evangelization will happen, but let us not imagine that this time will be like the first time. The old evangelization proclaimed the Good News among pagan, pre-Christian peoples to whom it came as something new. Nothing like that had been done before. But nothing like our task has been done before either. Re-evangelizing is not evangelizing as though for the first time again; the very fact of past proclamation makes re-proclamation different. For we proclaim the Gospel to a neo-pagan, post-Christian people to whom it does not come as new. The old world had not yet...
  • All Things to All Men

    01/19/2014 12:28:54 PM PST · by HarleyD · 8 replies
    Grace To You ^ | Sept 2, 2011 | John MacArthur
    The notion that the church must become like the world to win the world has taken evangelicalism by storm. Virtually every modern worldly attraction has a “Christian” counterpart. We have Christian motorcycle gangs, Christian bodybuilding teams, Christian dance clubs, Christian amusement parks, and I even read about a Christian nudist colony. Where did Christians ever get the idea we could win the world by imitating it? Is there a shred of biblical justification for that kind of thinking? Many church marketing specialists affirm that there is, and they have convinced a myriad of pastors. Ironically, they usually cite the apostle...
  • Pope's Angelus: “Jesus is the Epiphany”, the Lord does not proselytize but loves

    01/06/2014 6:40:37 AM PST · by thetallguy24 · 97 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | 1/6/2013 | Vatican Radio
    Pope Francis greeted tens of thousands of pilgrims gathered on a bright crisp day in St. Peter’s Square Monday for the recitation of the Angelus Prayer and to celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany with the Holy Father. In his address, the Pope referred to Pope Benedict Emeritus’s book, “Jesus of Nazareth: the Infancy Narratives” which he said “magnificently” recounts the biblical coming of the Maji from the East to Bethlehem to pay homage to the Christ Child. The Epiphany, Pope Francis said, marks the first “manifestation” of Christ to the people and as a consequence, points to the universal...
  • Doomsday preacher Harold Camping dies at 92

    12/18/2013 5:31:54 AM PST · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-17-2013
    Harold Camping, the California preacher who used his evangelical radio ministry and thousands of billboards to broadcast the end of the world and then gave up public prophecy when his date-specific doomsdays did not come to pass, has died at age 92. Family Radio Network marketing manager Nina Romero said Harold Camping, a retired civil engineer who built a worldwide following for the nonprofit, Oakland-based ministry he founded in 1958, died at his home on Sunday. She said he had been hospitalized after falling. Camping's most widely spread prediction was that the Rapture would happen on May 21, 2011. His...
  • Peter's Blind Spot...Acts10 pt 2

    ...Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour:And he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance,And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending upon him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth:Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air.And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat.But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any...
  • Billy Graham, a spiritual beacon

    11/18/2013 6:39:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    WRWR-TV The Patriot ^ | November 18, 2013 | Bill Milby, CSA
    Last Thursday, on November 7th, Billy Graham celebrated his 95th birthday. When his family suggested the idea months ago, he said “Who would want to come to my birthday? nobody remembers who I am”. Well a guest list of 800 headed by Donald Trump, Rupert Murdock, Sarah Palin and many other household names remembered and came. But in typical Billy Graham style, he said “I don’t want it to be about me; I want it to be about the cross”. So the whole party started with a global broadcast of a multimedia event that he called “MY HOPE AMERICA”. It...
  • Join That Chariot...Acts 8 pt 5

    And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert.And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship,Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet.Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot.(Acts 8:25-29)Philip , a deacon of the early church, scattered by the...
  • A Charismatic Response to “The Growing Crisis Behind Brazil’s Evangelical Success Story”

    10/01/2013 9:11:13 AM PDT · by juliosevero · 3 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    A Charismatic Response to “The Growing Crisis Behind Brazil’s Evangelical Success Story” Julio Severo addresses misconceptions and missed targets on article by Brazilian Presbyterian theologian By Julio Severo In his The Gospel Coalition blog, Brazilian Calvinist theologian Augustus Nicodemus Gomes Lopes said, “When Paulo Romeiro wrote ‘Evangelicals in Crisis’ in the mid-1990s, a book that has remained a bestseller among Brazilian evangelicals, he addressed just one of the many ways in which evangelicalism had collapsed in Brazil, namely, its inability to halt the spread of prosperity theology.” (Link: http://archive.is/hjNXb) He mentions “Prosperity Theology” three times. Strangely, Liberation Theology and its Protestant...
  • Naghmeh Abedini Tells LU Students That Husband Evangelized 30 Iranian Inmates While in Prison

    09/18/2013 10:04:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/18/2013 | BY MICHAEL GRYBOSKI
    The wife of an imprisoned Iranian-American pastor has stated that her husband has been bringing fellow inmates to Christ and that his time in an Iranian prison is "not in vain." Naghmeh Abedini, wife of Pastor Saeed Abedini, told those gathered at Liberty University on Monday that though imprisoned in the infamous Evin Prison, her husband continues to evangelize. "He's been asked and tortured to deny his Christian faith and return to Islam and he has not," said Abedini, who said around 30 inmates have converted to Christianity due to Abedini's witness. "For me to know that so many of...
  • ‘Jesus loves pornstars’: XXXChurch making waves with offbeat anti-porn outreach

    09/02/2013 8:18:22 AM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Life News ^ | John Jalsevac
    August 30, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A young man sits at home, alone, absentmindedly surfing the internet. He’s had a stressful day at work and doesn't have anything in particular to do with his evening. He’s tired, he’s bored. He decides to look for porn. It’s a scenario that plays itself out tens of thousands of times a day. Except that on this day, the ending is different. He heads to Google, and types “XXX.” The search engine returns the expected and sought-for list of porn sites. But in the midst of the search results appears an unusual link title -...
  • Is Biblical Creation a Distraction to Evangelism? (article)

    08/01/2013 10:40:10 AM PDT · by fishtank · 93 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | August 2013 | James J. S. Johnson, J.D., Th.D.
    Is Biblical Creation a Distraction to Evangelism? by James J. S. Johnson, J.D., Th.D. * The Institute for Creation Research and other biblical creation ministries are sometimes criticized as distractions from the ministry of evangelism. The alleged concern is that the promotion of biblical creation as taught in Genesis creates controversy by derailing the evangelism process—distracting people from learning about who Jesus is and trusting Him as their Savior. Does teaching biblical creation truth interfere with a proper presentation of the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior? Before that question can be squarely answered, consider the context of the controversy. Dr....
  • Study: 2.6 Billion of World Population Expected to Be Christian by 2020

    07/22/2013 9:07:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/22/2013 | Jessica Martinez
    A new global Christianity report predicts that there will be 2.6 billion Christians by 2020, with most of the growth expected in the global South while Christianity continues to decline in the global North. The study conducted by U.S.-based Center for the Study of Global Christianity at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary titled, "Christianity In Its Global Context, 1970-2010", offers a timely overview of the changing context of Christianity since 1970, while looking forward to 2020. The data in the study also details the religious and social contexts of each of the 21 United Nations regions and the changes that will...
  • American Evangelist Arrested in London for Preaching Homosexuality Is a Sin

    07/16/2013 2:51:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/16/2013 | Melissa Barnhart
    Tony Miano, a retired deputy sheriff from Los Angeles County, Calif., was arrested in London, England, earlier this week for preaching on abstaining from sexual immorality, both heterosexual and homosexual, in downtown Wimbledon. He was found to be in violation of Public Order Act Section 5, for "using homophobic speech that could cause people anxiety, distress, alarm or insult," Miano said in a YouTube video posted on Wednesday. Preaching from 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12, Miano spoke about sexual sins for 25 minutes before being cut off by Metropolitan Police officers who said that although preaching in itself is not an offense,...
  • 45,000 Venezuelan Youths Attend Luis Palau Fest; Thousands Commit to Sexual Purity

    07/11/2013 6:08:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/11/2013 | Jessica Martinez
    Some 45,000 people attended a youth festival hosted by evangelist Luis Palau in Venezuela last weekend, with thousands committing to sexual purity until marriage during the event. Festival goers descended upon the bicentennial fairgrounds of Barquisimeto, Venezuela, for Juventud Libre 2013, where Palau preached about faith and change under the theme, "Venezuela, open your heart to hope." The event focused on offering an optimistic outlook for the nation's future in light of its current political and social unrest, which caused 4,000 youths to dedicate their lives to God while the crowd chanted "yes to sexual purity." "If each and everyone...
  • Reaching Muslims with the Gospel of God: An Interview with Abdul Saleeb

    07/01/2013 5:44:20 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    Ligonier.org ^ | 6/27/13 | Nathan W Bingham
    Here’s an exerpt from Reaching Muslims with the Gospel of God, an interview with Abdul Saleeb from the June issue of Tabletalk. Tabletalk: Tell us how the Lord led you out of Islam to Christianity. Abdul Saleeb: My first encounter with the gospel and the Christian faith was through the ministry of a group of American missionaries in Europe. When I discovered that Christians did not believe that Jesus was simply a prophet but God incarnate who had died on the cross for our sins, my first reactions were: 1. Christians are insane. 2. How can anyone believe such blasphemies?...
  • Seek The Peace of the City

    07/01/2013 6:45:08 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 3 replies
    Leading The Way ^ | 6-30-13 | Dr.Michael Youssef
    This is a Biblical way for us to take our country back to its' roots.
  • City of Dearborn Apologizes for Arresting Christians at 2010 Arab Festival; Settlement Reached...

    05/06/2013 9:04:00 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 16 replies
    answeringmuslims.com ^ | 6 May 2013 | David Wood
    City of Dearborn Apologizes for Arresting Christians at 2010 Arab Festival; Settlement Reached in Lawsuit In June of 2010, a few of us were on our way out of Dearborn's annual Arab International Festival, when some young Muslims began asking us questions, which we were happy to answer. Here's unedited footage of our last 20 minutes or so at the festival: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkfVAeG3rn4 Nearly three years later, thanks to our lawyers Robert Muise and David Yerushalmi, the City of Dearborn has apologized for arresting us. Detroit, Michigan (May 6, 2013) — After more than two years of intense motion practice and...
  • Religious Groups Fear Christian Purge From Military

    05/01/2013 12:10:53 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 57 replies
    Religious liberty groups have grave concerns after they learned the Pentagon is vetting its guide on religious tolerance with a group that compared Christian evangelism to “rape” and advocated that military personnel who proselytize should be court martialed. Pentagon officials met to discuss a policy called “Air Force Culture, Air Force Standards,” published on Aug. 7, 2012. Section 2.11 requires “government neutrality regarding religion.”
  • Interviews with Boston street evangelists

    04/20/2013 7:26:42 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 4, 2008 | Chris Dryer
    Thought this would be more relevant now. This is a compilation of interviews of sincere Boston Street evangelists, reduced to 9 minutes from 3 hours. Asa shown below, Boston and MA in general is one of most resistant (and antagonistic to) the gospel, being liberal and mostly institutionalized religion (except for many recent immigrants). Video: http://youtu.be/AO6SIDZ4RNM
  • Visions of Jesus appearing to Muslims?

    02/09/2013 5:00:30 PM PST · by wesagain · 61 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Feb 9, 2013 | Michael Carl
    “Your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions,” asserts the promise of God from the book of Joel. Yet some of those men reportedly seeing visions and dreams are neither Jews nor Christians … but Muslims. What’s more, Middle East evangelists report the dreamers are coming to Christianity because of their visions of Jesus. According to a CBN report, Christian Middle East evangelist Hazem Farraj’s television program “Reflections” is reaching a large Muslim audience. Farraj told CBN that he hears from Muslims who report having dreams or visions of Jesus. Tom Doyle, an evangelist, pastor...
  • The Bible and the New Evangelization

    01/13/2013 3:04:34 PM PST · by NYer · 3 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | January 12, 2013 | Alberto Carosa
    Pope Benedict XVI leads a closing session of the Synod of Bishops on the new evangelization at the Vatican Oct. 27, 2012 (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters) Rome. The positive effects of the recent XIII Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on “the New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian Faith” (Oct. 7-28, 2012) should be seen and experienced for a long time to come. As a follow-up to the Synod’s reflections, the proceedings of the second meeting of the XIII Ordinary Council of the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops on November 26 were...
  • World Wide Televised Evangelical Crusade to be Live Streamed on Internet

    08/26/2012 9:15:36 AM PDT · by OneVike · 15 replies
    GATE ^ | 8/26/12 | Chuck Wolk
    Today there will be a world wide Evangelical Crusade live on television, radio, and HD via internet streaming. Starting at 4pm PT, 5pm MT, 6pm CT, and 7 pm ET, the Crusade will have live music by some of the top bands of Christian Rock Music. Mercy Me, Third, Day, Jeremy Camp and others will all lead the worship service. Since this event first took place in 1990, it has grown into a world wide phenomenon that the secular world is at a loss to understand, or report. Well, the world may be confused and the MSM may never...
  • 10 Questions to Diagnose the Evangelistic Health of Your Church

    08/25/2012 8:26:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/25/2012 | Thom S. Rainer
    Any good physician will make certain your physical exam includes at least three components. First, the doctor will want you to have thorough lab work. Second, all exams include a comprehensive look at your physical body. Third, the physician will ask you a series of questions that would lead him or her to know more about your overall physical and emotional health. In my work with churches across America, I often ask a series of questions that help me assist the church to become more evangelistically focused. Recently, I took time to write down the questions I ask most often....
  • Amazing Testimony of Former Hindu and Buddhist Being Led to Christ

    07/22/2012 8:54:22 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 12 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 2012 | CBN
    Former Hindu and Buddhist is Led to Christ Through His Curiosity
  • Algeria: Christian gets five years in prison for "shaking the faith" of Muslims

    04/25/2012 4:47:05 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 4-25-12
    "Believer awaits appeal decision after 'shaking the faith' of Muslims," from Mission News Network, April 23 (thanks to The Religion of Peace): ...An Algerian Christian was sentenced to five years in prison for "shaking the faith" of Muslims last May. Currently, "Kadar" is awaiting a decision on his appeal. Kadar, who regularly shares his faith with Muslims in the city of Oran, was discussing his belief in Christ with a man at an outdoor food court last May when the man became angry and accused Kadar of insulting Muhammad. Police arrested Kadar and found a large amount of Christian materials...
  • JOHN HARPER True Hero on the Titanic

    04/14/2012 8:18:06 PM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 10 replies
    The Titanic's Last Hero ^ | 4/14/2012 | Author Unknown.
    ......On board the ship that night was John Harper and his much-beloved six-year-old daughter Nana. According to documented reports, as soon as it was apparent that the ship was going to sink, John Harper immediately took his daughter to a lifeboat. It is reasonable to assume that this widowed preacher could have easily gotten on board this boat to safety; however, it never seems to have crossed his mind. He bent down and kissed his precious little girl; looking into her eyes he told her that she would see him again someday. The flares going off in the dark sky...
  • JOHN HARPER: True Hero on the Titanic

    John Harper was born to a pair of solid Christian parents on May 29th, 1872. It was on the last Sunday of March 1886, when he was thirteen years old that he received Jesus as the Lord of his life. He never knew what it was to "sow his wild oats." He began to preach about four years later at the ripe old age of 17 years old by going down to the streets of his village and pouring out his soul in earnest entreaty for men to be reconciled to God. As John Harper's life unfolded, one thing was...
  • Knowing the 'real God' has come at a price

    03/15/2012 3:22:55 PM PDT · by wmfights · 20 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | Mar 14, 2012 | Don Graham
    CENTRAL ASIA (BP) -- His heart pounds as he presses his two young daughters tightly to his chest and darts into the freezing rain. His wife follows close behind, quietly making her way through the darkness to the taxi idling outside the family's home. Faruq and Jamilah* aren't safe here anymore; police have finally tracked them down. Faruq knows they will soon come to arrest him. The girls are in tears, frightened and shivering after being startled from a deep, warm sleep. Why are they leaving in the middle of the night, and in this weather, the driver asks, explaining...
  • CHRISLAM

    03/02/2012 1:20:32 PM PST · by LibertyinChrist · 20 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | February 29, 2012 | Joel Richardson
    While some may argue that Rick Warren’s efforts are in line with what they understand to be the mission of the Church, the slippery slope is seen in syncretistic expression and practices of the Insider Movement, which may truly be called “Chrislam.” While Warren and numerous other well-meaning Christian(?) missionaries who endorse and practice the C5 or Insider methodology believe that they are serving Jesus, their methods always lead to dishonesty, blurring the lines of truth, compromise and eventually outright heresy.
  • Report shows global Christianity shifting to Africa

    02/07/2012 5:08:18 PM PST · by wmfights · 13 replies
    The Baptist Standard ^ | February 03, 2012 | G. Jeffrey MacDonald
    With 2.18 billion adherents, Christianity has become a truly global religion over the past century, as rapid growth in developing nations offset declines in Christianity's traditional strongholds, according to a recently released report. Billed as the most comprehensive and reliable study to date, the Pew Research Center's "Global Christianity" reports on self-identified Christian populations based on more than 2,400 sources of information, especially census and survey data. Findings illustrate major shifts since 1910, when two-thirds of the world's Christians lived in Europe. Now only one in four Christians lives in Europe. Most of the rest are distributed across the Americas...
  • Arresting Christians costs U.S. city $100,000

    01/30/2012 3:55:33 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 14 replies
    WND.com ^ | Monday, January 30, 2012 | WND.com
    A judge in Detroit has ruled that the decision by police in neighboring Dearborn to arrest a Christian pastor who wanted to hand out Christian tracts at the city’s Arab fest in 2009 will cost the city some $100,000... Magistrate Judge R. Steven Whalen said his recommendation for fees and costs totaling $103,401.96 be awarded in the case that was handled by attorney Robert J. Muise. Whalen said Saieg and his Arabic Christian Perspective organization sued Dearborn and its police chief, Ron Hadda, because after distributing Christian information at the event for several years, he was told police would arrest...
  • Study Reveals Internet Evangelism Is Effective

    12/11/2011 5:52:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/11/2011 | Nathan Black
    Online evangelism is producing real disciples for Christ, according to a recent study. Over half of those who made a decision for Jesus over the Internet have subsequently shared their faith with others, Global Media Outreach's study reveals. Additionally, 34 percent read their Bibles daily and nearly half pray for at least 10 minutes a day. "These findings are remarkable because they reveal that online evangelism isn’t just an in-the-moment decision, and people continue to grow in their faith after they have indicated a decision,” Global Media Outreach founder and chairman Walt Wilson said in a statement. The study, called...
  • Tebow’s Religion, and Ours

    12/05/2011 3:32:27 PM PST · by wmfights · 127 replies
    National Review Online ^ | December 3, 2011 | Daniel Foster
    When the Detroit Lions’ Stephen Tulloch sacked Tim Tebow in the first quarter of their week eight matchup, the linebacker immediately kneeled next to the prone Denver quarterback, in a mockery of Tebow’s habit of praying on-field, most recently seen after his miraculous fourth-quarter comeback against the Dolphins the week before. The insult coincided with and reinforced the explosion of “Tebowing” as an Internet meme, complete with a Twitter account and web-site. There you can see an act of communion with one’s creator rendered as a bit of pop-cultural ephemera, and you can scroll through pictures of folks striking the...
  • Calgary street preacher smells bias in the city’s unwillingness to deal with occupiers

    11/09/2011 7:10:20 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 5 replies
    National Post ^ | Nov 2, 2011 | Kevin Libin
    The man at the table is Artur Pawlowski. He is the preacher who runs Calgary’s Street Church. He does this a lot: sermonizing to the city’s scruffier elements — the homeless, the drug addicts, the alcoholics and the drifters. They know him. Four times a week he sets up shop, just across the street, on the steps of City Hall and cooks meals and dispenses clothing, along with sermons, to the needy. Lately he’s been running into a lot of the Occupy Calgary types... He’s spent hundreds of thousands of dollars, mortgaging his home twice in the process, in legal...
  • Chinese Christians aim to evangelize Muslim world

    09/24/2011 5:23:31 PM PDT · by AfricanChristian · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Julia Duin
    Although today is the dawn of the Chinese New Year, most people are unaware that Chinese Christians are gearing up to be the world's most potent missionary force. China? Christians? Sure enough. For decades now they've had plans to evangelize the Muslim world that lies along the old Silk Road route. This could be one of the most ambitious missionary enterprises in 2,000 years of Christianity. No national church has amazed the world as much as that of the Chinese. From 1 million at the time of the Communist takeover in 1949, it's grown to 100 million followers, a breathtaking...
  • Gospel's prospects called hopeful after Libya moves beyond violent instability

    08/26/2011 6:08:43 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 5 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | Aug 26, 2011 | Ava Thomas
    TRIPOLI, Libya (BP)--It may be several years before the dust settles in Libya and Christians can hope for a clear way to the nation's hard-to-reach people groups, said Drew Carson*, a Christian leader among North African and Middle Eastern peoples. "Unlike any other situation so far (in the Arab Spring), this whole situation in Libya sort of takes the governmental system back to zero," Carson said, noting that in Egypt and other places, when the leader fell, the government was still intact. That's not the case in Libya, where rebels are pressing Muammar Gaddafi's regime hoping it will crumble from...
  • " BE " The Kingdom !

    07/10/2011 4:55:02 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 6 replies
    The over abundance of My Kingdom comes from the riches of your intimacy with Me(JESUS) in Glory , for I AM The Kingdom , The Glory and the Power and your Godhead ! So "BE" within My breath for My fullness to pour out of you and as you abide in "This" Holy Place I "shall" do the exceeding and manifest where you stand for I shall " BE " . For You can not practice what is "TRUE" , "ETERNAL" and "FLOWING" ! Matthew 6:13 13 And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil...
  • Evangelist Luis Palau Preaches to Crowd in Marseille, France

    07/04/2011 9:20:06 AM PDT · by wmfights · 20 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | Jul. 03 2011 | Michelle A. Vu
    Argentinian-born evangelist Luis Palau preached in the southeast coastal city of Marseille, France on Saturday, concluding his three-day Christian outreach festival. The Luis Palau festival in Marseille was unique in that on Saturday the message was picked up by a satellite channel with millions of viewers. Palau spoke in Spanish while his interpreter translated his message into French. Every night the festival, which began June 30, was taped for delayed transmission to Francophone Africa, the Middle East on CAN, and France on Dieu TV. Standing on the beaches of Plage du Prado, Palau preached about the Good News found in...
  • Evangelism Approach By Way of The Bible

    07/02/2011 10:05:14 PM PDT · by bibletruth · 34 replies
    BIble | 2011 | bibletruth
    Evangelism Approach By Way of The Bible. The Bible can teach us how to let GOD the Holy Spirit convict people who are lost or have been deceived by false doctrines. Learn how to use the Bible and Bible Scriptures and the convicting ministry of the Holy Spirit as the evangelist preaches the grace message.
  • 3 Main Bodies in Christianity Reach 'Historic' Agreement in Evangelism Ethics

    06/29/2011 7:38:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/29/2011 | Katherine T. Phan
    The three main bodies in Christianity, representing about 90 percent of Christians worldwide, released a "historic" agreement Monday on how Christians should conduct themselves when witnessing in a religiously diverse context. Leaders from the World Evangelical Alliance, the World Council of Churches and the Vatican’s Pontifical Council on Inter-religious Dialogue were in Geneva on Monday to launch the document entitled, "Christian Witness in a Multi-Religious World: Recommendations for Conduct." The document, a result of five years of cooperation, provides a biblical mandate for evangelism and outlines a set of ethics on Christian conduct in missions. It is the first time...
  • To the Jew first

    05/26/2011 11:29:59 AM PDT · by topcat54 · 43 replies
    Triablogue ^ | May 26, 2011 | Patrick Chan
    All of the following material is from Rev. Fred Klett who in turn cites other Reformed sources or authors. The Westminster Larger Catechism on the Jewish people: Has God promised anything regarding ethnic Israel? Good people are on all sides of this hotly debated topic. Among Reformed folk there are many points of view. Great men like Puritan John Owen spoke of the revival of the Jewish people and their restoration to the land. Others see the Jewish people as simply one of the peoples of the earth, certainly with a special history. What are the implications of the fact...
  • 'Church Sucks' But Come Anyway?

    04/21/2011 12:15:18 PM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 7 replies
    Christian Post ^ | April 21,2011 | Eryn Sun
    The word on the street is simple – “church sucks.” Plastered throughout one city in northern California are signs stating the same message, stirring some controversy among the local residents. But it’s all part of the plan, according to Stu Streeter, the lead pastor of Disciples Church in Folsom. Using the slogan as a way to attract those who have stopped attending church, Streeter, along with Adam Adams, his connection ministry director, have teamed up to ironically bring people back into the church, reported El Dorado Hills Telegraph.
  • Vietnam: Palau Speaks at Festival [Sola Scriptura Caucus]

    04/19/2011 4:37:46 PM PDT · by wmfights · 3 replies
    The Voice of the Martyrs ^ | April 18, 2011 | Compass Direct News, BosNewsLife
    Evangelist Luis Palau made history on April 9 when he preached at the Protestant centennial celebration in Vietnam, becoming the first U.S.-based evangelist to preach at a major event there since the 1975 communist takeover. The 76-year-old evangelist preached on two consecutive nights at the Thanh Long Stadium in Ho Chi Minh City, which was not the venue the event organizers had originally sought. Event organizers had planned to hold the event in an open field, but government officials allowed the event only on the condition that it be held in the soccer stadium. Organizers requested permission to hold the...
  • The MoveIn Vision

    04/17/2011 2:10:56 PM PDT · by wmfights · 9 replies
    John 1:14 says, “The Word [Jesus] became flesh and made his dwelling among us.” Or, as The Message paraphrases it, “The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood.” MoveIn is about copying Jesus’ example (Phil. 2:5-7) by literally moving in to the neighbourhood. We have discovered that something amazing happens when a group of Christians intentionally moves into a neighbourhood to pray (Acts 1:14) and be. In doing so, they have chosen to become part of the neighbourhood. Rather than visiting or serving and then going away, they will share in their neighbourhood’s joys (Rom. 12:15), and...
  • Why is the Muslim World So Resistant to the Gospel?

    04/09/2011 10:24:59 AM PDT · by wmfights · 173 replies
    AlbertMohler.com ^ | April 8, 2011 | Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr.,
    The future shape of the world appears to be a worldview competition between Christianity, Islam, and Western Secularism. For Christians, both of these worldviews represent real and lasting challenges to evangelism. Neither of these is a particularly new challenge, and the Christian encounter with Islam is now over a millennium in duration. Writing over thirty years ago, when most American evangelicals had little knowledge of Islam, missiologist J. Herbert Kane of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School outlined six reasons why the evangelization of the Muslim world has been so difficult. His explanation of “Why the Muslim Soil is So Barren” remains...
  • The High Dive

    03/30/2011 9:28:22 AM PDT · by hawkins · 4 replies
    That Christian Website ^ | beefff | Travis Main
    Every summer, sprinklers, pools, ponds, lakes, creeks, rivers, and oceans are invaded by swarms of people looking to escape the heat. Water is wonderful! It offers a refreshing playground in which to frolic. Great memories are had around water including fishing, skiing, surfing, tubing and swimming. Many swimmers have feelings of fear and joy when it comes to remembering the high dive. It doesn’t matter if the high dive was the standard board 12 feet above the water, a rock outcropping, or a local bridge. The experiences all take the individual through a similar range of emotions. In reflection, it...
  • IMB appoints 67 new missionaries

    03/19/2011 8:27:08 AM PDT · by wmfights
    Baptist Press ^ | Mar 18, 2011 | Don Graham
    RICHMOND, Va. (BP)--It was a secret Ishaq* held close for 13 years -- one that caught journeyman missionary Craig Evans* by surprise when the young man revealed it. In 2007, Evans began visiting a quaint Central Asian village where he befriended Ishaq. One day while Ishaq's family answered the local mosque's call to prayer, Evans was able to talk with his Muslim friend alone for the first time. Glancing around nervously, Ishaq leaned closer and whispered, "My one desire in life is to be near to God." He explained that he had happened upon a Bible 13 days earlier and...