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Jihadist church robbers in Germany get prison time

A trial that began in Cologne, Germany, in October 2015 has finally ended with prison time for a gang of eight Muslim men, aged 35 to 37, who executed a series of church robberies for their jihad. At the center of the gang was a Moroccan man who was featured in a YouTube video calling… Continue reading Jihadist church robbers in Germany get prison time

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Are the end times a scary topic for church leaders?

Author & minister Diane Hoffmann says she has noticed something about a lot of churches. A large number of church leaders avoid discussing the end times with churchgoers or the unchurched despite the fact many have questions about it. Among the reasons given for avoidance of the topic are: Church leaders believe the Bible should… Continue reading Are the end times a scary topic for church leaders?

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Teen girl’s gut feeling saves man from house fire

"I kind of think that it was God speaking through me and that he needed help, and so I guess, God was working through me to help this man, and is very fortunate that me and my dad could be there or it would have been a lot worse." That's according to high school senior… Continue reading Teen girl’s gut feeling saves man from house fire

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Australian church is stripped of its charitable status over its politics

A well-known charismatic pastor in Australia, Danny Nalliah, who is originally from Sri Lanka, has had his church's charitable status revoked in light of his outspoken political dealings in the last several years. The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission took issue with Catch the Fire Ministries when Nalliah asked his congregants to make political donations… Continue reading Australian church is stripped of its charitable status over its politics

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Oh Zion, put on thy strength

Several days ago, a study was released stating that Christians, once again, are the most persecuted group throughout the world. On the one hand, this is definitely cause for concern. But on the other hand, this is what the Lord warned us would happen in the last days and persecution has the benefit of strengthening… Continue reading Oh Zion, put on thy strength

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God is our captain: how an outnumbered army claimed victory

Abijah, the son of evil king Rehoboam of Judah, turned out to be godly despite growing up in the shadow of his evil father. His name even reflects the boldness he had in the Lord since "Abijah" means "Jehovah is my father." One day, king Abijah had to face the northern kingdom of Israel in… Continue reading God is our captain: how an outnumbered army claimed victory

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Jesus works for our benefit on his mountain of myrrh & hill of frankincense

Our Lord Jesus Christ may have ascended to heaven to be at the right hand of our heavenly Father (Acts 7:55; 1 Peter 3:22) after his resurrection, but I'm thankful that he's not just sitting there doing nothing. He's keeping himself busy on our behalf. That comforting fact is figuratively and prophetically expressed in the… Continue reading Jesus works for our benefit on his mountain of myrrh & hill of frankincense

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Atheist minister of Toronto “Christian” church to start nonbeliever congregation

Gretta Vosper, the minister of West Hill United Church in Toronto who made headlines for coming out as atheist, is planning to start a congregation for atheists in February 2017. Her decision comes months after a committee with the United Church of Canada deemed her unfit to serve as minister of their "Christian" church. But the… Continue reading Atheist minister of Toronto “Christian” church to start nonbeliever congregation

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Salt Lake City atheist gathering copies the church

If you interact with an atheist long enough and are observant, you may notice one thing--they are full of contradictions. One popular idea that atheists in recent years tend to repeat is "church is boring and senseless, so you might as well stop going." However, as a contradiction, the new atheist movement over the past… Continue reading Salt Lake City atheist gathering copies the church

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Black man is arrested for “Vote Trump” Mississippi church arson

A Mississippi church that was burned at the beginning of November and vandalized with the words "Vote Trump" set off a firestorm in the liberal media about how racist Trump supporters were and investigators suspected it was a hate crime, even though residents who live nearby were skeptical and were convinced it was probably a… Continue reading Black man is arrested for “Vote Trump” Mississippi church arson