"And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience" (Ephesians 2:1-2
The testing of a person's faith is assumed in the Bible. James 1:2-4 teaches, "Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing."
FAIRFAX, Virginia, March 28, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) - One of the country's largest free-standing pro-life OB/GYN clinics moved this month to a bright new facility where it provides a full range of life-affirming women's healthcare regardless of insurance or ability to pay.
On Saturday, Arlington Bishop Michael Burbidge blessed the new offices of Tepeyac OB/GYN, formerly Tepeyac Family Center, and its charitable arm Divine Mercy Care. The massive new facility has 12 exam rooms, a large sonography space, administrative offices, and a sky-lit waiting room. It shares a building with other medical offices and is close to INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital, where its doctors deliver babies.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (ANS - March 20, 2017) -- Actress Alexa PenaVega can't believe what happened when a group of prayer warriors gathered around her grandmother's bedside as she began to go the way of all the earth.
"This past week has been a struggle for my family as our beautiful abuelita (grandma) was on life support," PenaVega said on an Instagram post.
LOS ANGELES, CA (ANS - March 18, 2017) - Jeanette Chaffee survived the TWA Flight 840 midair explosion of a terrorist bomb less than fourteen feet from her. It is the only time in history passengers have survived after a bomb exploded aboard a commercial plane in the air.
She has appeared on the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather, 20/20, The 700 Club, and multiple other television and radio shows. Jeanette was quoted in Newsweek, The New York Times, and USA Today. She also hosted and produced Reflections, a fifteen-minute weekly radio show that aired in cities from South Carolina to the Arctic Circle.
After facing beatings, imprisonment and eventually exile from his home village, Lauro Pérez Núñez and his family are starting a brand new life.
He and his wife Amalia, converts to evangelical Christianity, were first ordered to leave La Chachalaca, in Oaxaca, southern Mexico, in 2015, together with their four children.
They were told it was because they no longer wanted to belong to the "traditionalist" church, which blends aspects of indigenous paganism and popular Catholicism.
DURHAM, Ontario, March 17, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) - When Louise found out her rapist had impregnated her, she chose life for her baby.
In a new video, she shares why.
"I was raped by somebody I knew," Louise begins.
"Innocent life came from one man's intent to hurt me," she explains. "But my baby hasn't hurt me. She's provided me with healing and growth and new experiences that I never knew could happen in my life. So she's not going to pay for what one man's intentions were."
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 16, 2017 (NCOSE) - A new meta-analysis - a reliable method for combining relevant data from various studies for greater statistical power - examining the impact of pornography consumption on individuals' interpersonal satisfaction was recently published, and its findings contradict previous misleading research.
"Pornography is sex-negative," said Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. "Pornography rewires an individual's sexuality to pixels on a screen rather than to a real person, which is inherently inconsistent with healthy, organic relationships. A wide body of research is bringing attention to the various ways pornography negatively impacts both women and men, and this latest meta-analysis contributes important findings to that ongoing dialogue."
MODESTO, CA (ANS - March 16, 2017) -- When I first moved to Modesto, California, in October of 1990, there were three things I knew about the city: one, it was the home base of Gallo wines, two, it had lots of churches, and three, California State University, Stanislaus was close by in a neighboring city Turlock. I knew the second fact because I left the Bay Area to work for the Empire Church of the Brethren, a fellowship in the nearby city of Empire.
March 7, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) - Amazon, HBO, Comcast, Snapchat, Twitter, and the American Library Association are among the nation's leading corporations promoting pornography and sexual exploitation, according to the annual "Dirty Dozen" list recent released by NCOSE, a leading organization fighting porn.
NCOSE stands for the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. It operated for years under the name "Morality in Media."
"No corporation or organization should profit from or facilitate sexual exploitation," NCOSE executive director Dawn Hawkins said. "The disturbing truth is that many well-established brands, companies, and organizations in America are major perpetrators of sexual harm - whether that be through pornography, prostitution, or sex trafficking."
Ellie Holcomb sat on the couch, reluctant as the next person, about spilling her guts.
Predictable, her opening line was pretty much rejected as soon as it passed her lips: "So I have this friend that's going through a hard time," Holcomb told her counselor.
A friend, huh? That sounds about right.
It wasn't easy for Holcomb to be vulnerable. Or transparent. Or any other Christian buzzwords that she's heard growing up.
March 3, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) - Families all over Europe and the parents' rights groups that defend them from state intrusion are watching closely as the European Court of Human Rights decides whether to take on the Bodnariu family's case.
More than 100 people with special needs attended the Night to Shine in Owensboro, Ky., an event sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation the weekend before Valentine's Day, Christian Telegraph reports according to Baptist Press.
The ladies were adorned in sparkling dresses and the men were decked out in tuxedos as the evening they had been awaiting with great anticipation came to fruition. Flashes of photography and cheers from the crowd created a wave of excitement as the honored guests, each accompanied by a volunteer "buddy," strolled the red carpet Feb. 10.
PARIS, France, February 13, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) - A French court has sided with an website that promotes adultery after Christians voiced their concerns about its message of marital infidelity.
Gleeden, named by combining "joy" with the sin of Eve, is touted as the world's "premier extramarital dating website" with more than a million members in 159 countries. Taste adultery and try a discreet relationship with your lover" is the message of an ad next to a picture of a bitten apple.
Dafne Gutierrez, a 31-year-old Arizona mother of four who went blind more than a year ago is now praising God for blessing her with a miracle when her sight returned after she received prayer at the St. Joseph Maronite Catholic Church in Phoenix.
Can we finally give the myth that an unborn baby is "just a clump of cells" a decent burial?
Yesterday Eric Metaxas told you about a manipulative article from The Atlantic that heaps scorn on the pro-life movement's use of ultrasound technology to show pregnant women and others the humanity of the unborn child.
Pastor Donnie McClurkin believes Christians should leave protesting President Donald Trump to the world and shift their focus.
"We need to know what our vote really means and how to utilize it. But I don't want us to get caught up in this protest," the gospel singer and pastor of Perfecting Faith Church in Freeport, New York, said on syndicated radio show Get Up! Mornings With Erica Campbell. "The protests do nothing but rile [people] up. It causes people's anger to rise up and it gives us a false sense of involvement."
Millennials are not conformists. They march to their own beat and have taken an untraditional route to marriage and the family by abandoning or delaying it.
Over the past half century, divorce has doubled, marriage rates have plummeted to all-time lows, and single- parent households have more than tripled, leaving the family unit in shambles and many Millennials skeptical.
America's premier homeschool advocacy organization is suing New York City after a homeschool mother was investigated by child protective services for "educational neglect" because the city's education department failed to record paperwork showing that her son was being homeschooled.
The Waves of Hope free surfing school for children and young adults with mental disabilities was created in Chile five years ago, Christian Telegraph reports according to Catholic News Agency.
On Sundays, Felipe Pereira is full of enthusiasm. That's because on Sundays, the 21-year-old goes to Paradise Beach to enjoy the sea along with his friends and to learn how to surf.
KIDLINGTON, England, February 2, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) - Twin pre-born boys who were in dire danger of strangling each other in the womb defied doctors' forecasts and cuddled protectively instead.
Rowan and Blake Lampshire were born 36 seconds apart in August weighing just over 2 kg (4.41 pounds) each, their lungs partly filled with fluid.
The twins didn't leave hospital for three weeks, but their parents, Charlie and Haley, are thankful the boys survived. Doctors had grimly warned them that there was a good chance one would strangle the other in the womb and there wasn't much that could be done about it.
January 9, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) - Pro-life actress and Hollywood celebrity Patricia Heaton tweeted her support of the March for Life and the pro-life movement last week.
Heaton, of Everybody Loves Raymond and The Middle, used her prominence to promote the national March for Life and the West Coast pro-life event One Life LA.
SEATTLE, Washington, January 6, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) - Amazon's Echo Dot is a small, voice-command device that answers questions, plays music and sounds, and basically functions as a talking/playing encyclopedia, but parents are finding a serious problem with the gadget.
Despite the company's family-friendly advertising depicting a dad with little daughter in his lap asking "What does a blue whale sound like?" to the delight of both parent and child, Echo Dot has no conscience or moral values. If anyone - no matter how young - asks for anything, an answer is provided without ethical consideration.