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The marks of false prophets

2 Peter 2:1 warns us that just as there were false prophets in Israel, there would be false teachers in the church in the last days. 2 Thessalonians 2:3 also warns us of a great falling away within the church as the time of Antichrist nears. Ancient Israel experienced a great falling away period right… Continue reading The marks of false prophets

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Evangelical pastor in India shot dead outside his church by Hindus

As Pastor Sultan Masih was preparing to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the church he co-founded in Salem Tabre, Ludhiana, in India, a phone call lured him outside the church at about 8:45 pm Saturday night, July 15, where two youths believed to be Hindu shot him as they passed by on a motorcycle. CCTV… Continue reading Evangelical pastor in India shot dead outside his church by Hindus

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“The Message” Bible creator defends gay marriage

This is yet another reason I will hold to the King James Version. Eugene Peterson, who created the "Message Bible" (a paraphrase touted as God's word that really adds to it and takes away from it), is now openly defending gay marriage. Peterson claims he has gotten to know many gays and lesbians over the… Continue reading “The Message” Bible creator defends gay marriage

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President Trump, Vice President Pence urge release of US pastor jailed in Turkey

The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) and other evangelical human rights groups started asking Donald Trump shortly after he was elected to approach Turkey to ask President Erdogan to release American pastor Andrew Brunson. In the months following an attempted coup against Erdogan, Brunson--who was in Turkey strictly to carry out Christian missionary… Continue reading President Trump, Vice President Pence urge release of US pastor jailed in Turkey

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Prosperity pastor Kong Hee & partners in crime get reduced sentences

Megachurch pastor Kong Hee of Singapore and his five cohorts who were found guilty in 2015 of conspiring to misappropriate (steal) $50 million from City Harvest Church have had their sentences reduced. A three-judge appellate court panel handed down the reduced sentences on Friday, April 7, approximately 7 months after the defendants presented arguments in September… Continue reading Prosperity pastor Kong Hee & partners in crime get reduced sentences

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Prosperity televangelist Ernest Angley ordered to pay wages swindled from workers

Televangelist Ernest Angley, 95, has been ordered by a federal court in Ohio to pay back wages to employees of his Cathedral Buffet. U.S. District Judge Benita Pearson finally handed down a $388,000 judgment against Angley for damages & unpaid wages on Wednesday, March 29 months after a trial that took place in October and… Continue reading Prosperity televangelist Ernest Angley ordered to pay wages swindled from workers

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Thieves die after stealing from dead church leader: curse or coincidence?

In September 2016, Charles Chiriseri and his wife, Petunia, were on their way to Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, when they were in a horrific accident that took his life and severely injured his wife. Mr. Chiriseri was a well-known "apostle." While his body lay at the crash scene with people and first responders gathered around, the unthinkable… Continue reading Thieves die after stealing from dead church leader: curse or coincidence?

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State of Georgia reaches settlement with doctor fired for his sermons

Dr. Eric Walsh, the physician hired by the state of Georgia as a director for its Department of Public Health but then fired over his Christian views, has reached a $225,000 settlement with the state. He filed a lawsuit after his dismissal and during the process of that lawsuit, the state asked for all copies of every… Continue reading State of Georgia reaches settlement with doctor fired for his sermons

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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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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