WILLIAMSTOWN, KY (ANS - January 23, 2017) -- As firm Bible-believing Christians who believe in creation, a world-wide flood and the Ten Commandments dictated by God, Carl and Cathy Summerville count Noah and Moses as two of their heroes of Holy Scripture.
The couple say their high regard for the two larger-than-life biblical figures grew in 2016 during a vacation to -- of all places - the Midwestern and Southern United States.
For the Summerville's, the biblical account of Noah's ark is an inspiring, historical event that spared fallen man and beast from God's destruction of the earth by water....More»
RAIPUR, INDIA (ANS-January 23, 2017) -- The acquittal of two suspects in the gang rape of a Catholic nun, and a series of rapes by security forces in remote areas of the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh have highlighted the vulnerability of women from marginalized communities.
"If you are a woman tribal or from a minority, you are a second class citizen. Getting justice is very difficult," Arun Pannalal, president of the Chhattisgarh Christian Forum (CCF), told World Watch Monitor in a story by Anto Akkara....More»
PARIS, FRANCE (ANS - January 22, 2017) -- Following my claim (in my last posting) that the Paris "peace conference" was an answer to prayer, confirmation has come from the report of a small European coalition of fervent intercessors who have proved that the God of Israel is still in charge of world events!
When last month's UN Security Council vote effectively delegitimized much of Israel, there was grave concern that the Paris summit involving 70 nations would "stick the knife in" -- diplomatically-speaking -- with further harsh measures in a bid to impose a settlement on the protagonists despite their absence from the meeting....More»
BERLIN, GERMANY (ANS - January 22, 2017) -- Germany's Ministry for Immigration and Refugees (BAMF) is rejecting many applications for asylum from Iranian and Afghan converts from Islam to Christianity, following "kangaroo court"-style hearings, according to a Berlin pastor.
In a story, World Watch Monitor (https://www.worldwatchmonitor.org), says that the Rev. Gottfried Martens, who has baptized more than 1,000 former Muslims, in a letter to supporters of his ministry, accused the "almost exclusively Muslim translators" in the hearings of deliberately falsely translating the converts' responses to jeopardize their applications....More»
As America gets ready for the presidency of New York billionaire Donald Trump, John Piper, founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary called the president-elect a "morally unqualified" leader but said Christians have never required a morally qualified leader to thrive.
"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world" (John 16:33).
Whether it's on the radio, television, Internet, or at church, we often hear that God has a wonderful plan for our life.
But as Ray Comfort rightly notes, "The preacher promises a bed of roses for those who come to Christ, but those who are in Christ are evidently sitting on a painful bed of thorns."...More»
Pastor Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, who led a prayer at Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday, has admitted in an interview that Latino Christians face challenging questions surrounding America's new political reality.
With the inauguration of Donald Trump as our 45th president upon us, all the usual suspects from the militant atheist crowd have been trying to block the Bible from being used - a tradition that began with President Washington.
Every president mentioned God in their inaugural address, even if speaking of the Lord in their own way, fitting with the times. With thanks to Bill Federer in America's God and Country, consider this sample:...More»