#1. Do not judge– https://www.christianpost.com/news/former-glee-actor-mark-salling-devout-christian-before-suicide-over-child-porn-friend-says-215946/
Former “Glee” actor Mark Salling, who was discovered dead from an apparent suicide in Los Angeles on Tuesday, was once a “devout Christian” who loved birdwatching prior to his arrest for child pornography in 2015.
We all have problems, we all have temptations. Despite what some believers claim, sexual ones are not worse than other problems and temptations. If acted upon they all lead us to sin. We really do not care how many images, etc., were on his computer. We are sad that evil was able to destroy another Christian.
According to Worthen, students looking to attend Christian colleges today are much different from the types of students who attended Christian and evangelical higher education institutions in the 1940s and 1950s.
No, they are all the same and they are and were looking for the same thing. The question is, are the Christian Bible schools and seminaries providing the right answers? Churches, pastors, church leaders, christian academic institutions cannot help anyone if they are not holding to the truth and providing the correct information for young believers to adopt.
Mass graves where Rohingya Muslims refugees have been buried in Myanmar reveal the shocking extent of the genocide that has been taking place, an investigative report has found.
“The faces of the men half-buried in the mass graves had been burned away by acid or blasted by bullets,” began an Associated Press report documenting the graves on Thursday.
It is hatred, which is a sin, not religious beliefs that spur such acts. God is not the cause of violence, he is not the cause of wars, religion is the same. It is evil using misguided and deceived people to destroy God’s creation.
As a number of well-known evangelicals have come out in the past year and publicly disassociated themselves from their evangelical identity or have had cause to “rethink” their evangelical identification, the new book features essays from evangelical insiders such as Focus on the Family President Jim Daly, North Park University professor Soong-Chan Rah, Christian social activist and author Shane Clairborne, and Liberty University English professor Karen Swallow Prior, among others.
As you may have noticed, we are not big fans of scholars. It is not because we can’t join their ranks but because they do not follow God for the most part. They follow secular ways, secular rules and ignore what the Bible says to do. They also do not provide the truth and rarely direct people to the truth. This is another example of that wasted effort.
The truth is, there are not evangelicals, methodists etc., in God’s kingdom. There are believers only. Unbelievers do not make it and unbelievers are found in all denominations, evangelical included.
A lawmaker in Georgia has introduced legislation that would effectively allow high school football coaches and other public school officials in the state who want to participate in a student-led and initiated prayer to do so….While performing their assigned job duties, school employees are required to maintain a position of neutrality toward religion;
We are not sure if we agree with this bill or not. In our public and private school teaching days, we found that to live the Christian life, you do not have to always preach or publicly pray. We learned that you can live the Christian life even when adopting a neutral stance. You do not give up your faith, but put it into action in ways that are more appropriate to the situation.
You can minister to their needs, help them out, provide wise advice, be honest, fair, just and so much more. Christianity does need prayer but Jesus instructed us to go into our prayer closets not hold public prayer fests. Coaches can pray for their players, set the right example, let people know they believe in Jesus in non-offensive ways and again, much more.
The Dutch woman, Aurelia Brouwers, died by physician assisted suicide last Friday. Dutch media reports indicate that she chose death, arguing that she had a right to a “dignified death” after living with severe psychological issues since her childhood.
We are against suicide, euthanasia and abortion. Death is not the answer for life’s problems. It is hard to live with mental illness. But Jesus provides the strength to endure and the cure. Death is evil’s cure. If people with mental illness die, then there is no more hope for them. There is no more chances to become a believer in Jesus.
This is the reason why we do not like the death penalty. The act ends any chance for the criminal to be saved. God wants all men to be saved, and that includes the mentally ill and the criminal.
More than 10,000 people attended Missions Fest 2018 this past weekend, where one of the main speakers shared about the devastating effect that a popular atheist book had on a young Christian student.
First, why would any believer take the word of an unbeliever about God?
Second, if you study correctly, and with God’s help, you can avoid these problems and learn how to refute such people. Plus, keep your faith strong.
We have read Dawkins, Hitchins, Harris and other atheists. Their arguments can easily be refuted and overturned. They are not speaking the truth but out of their personal views. They have no evidence and twist the truth to fit their unbelief.
One key is to learn from Peter’s example. To live life you need to keep your eyes on Jesus. If you don’t, then you have problems.
Highpoint Church in Memphis, Tennessee, announced Monday that an investigation into the ministry of their Teaching Pastor Andy Savage, who confessed to a sexual encounter with a 17-year-old girl while he was her pastor 20 years ago, will be completed by March 1 as SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, called for his immediate firing.
It is obvious that some people need to learn how to forgive and let go. We get annoyed at all of these groups and people who think they are being fair and obtaining justice by destroying people’s lives for things that happened decades in the past. They aren’t. They are looking for vengence, revenge or trying to hurt someone who has corrected their lives and live accordingly
Money also plays a role in these faulty accusations and demands. It is good to know that people like SNAP are not in charge of who leads God’s church. God is. he has the say who can or cannot be a minister. Not humans.
We have preached on many occassions that if you look at the requirements to be a pastor, perfection is not on the list. Being a man is but perfection is unobtainable in this life. This is not permission to commit sin, but when sin happens a man is not immediately disqualified from being a minister. That disqualification is in God’s hand as well and he has given us the correct procedure to follow.
Ending employment is not the go to punishment. It is the last step not the first one that is used. Justice is not served when men are fired to appease unbelievers or biased people.