While Christianity is sharply declining in the United States, Islam continues to grow. Instead of going and making disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19), young people all over the world are choosing to join the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). One woman, speaking about her daughter’s so-called ‘radicalization,’ declared “I don’t blame Islam…I blame the people who made her believe in a radical way of life.”
Certainly, ISIS promises a radical way of life. They behead unbelieve
The world is a wicked place, and that’s an understatement. It’s why friendship with the world makes you an enemy of God (James 4:4), because “all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father” (1 John 2:16). Fortunately, Jesus died for us, “that He might deliver us from this present evil age” (Galatians 1:4).
Unfortunately, churches are compromising with the world to promote sin, pastors that love worldly things are lustin
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Currently, Islam is the fastest-growing religion in the world, and it has some friends in high places. After all, President Barack Obama has said “The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam.” Obama also maintains that “Islam has demonstrated through words and deeds the possibilities of religious tolerance and racial equality.” Of course,
Recently, in Baltimore, a 25-year-old man named Freddie Gray died in police custody. Unsurprisingly, protests over his death eventually turned violent. According to Newsweek, “After school let out, teenagers near the Mondawmin Mall, where the Gray funeral was held, began throwing rocks and bottles at vehicles, mainly police cars. The rioting spread and became more violent.”
Let’s be real. We have every reason to be the hopeless generation. Our parents had the good life, and we’ve been
It’s no secret that members of ISIS aren’t the biggest fans of homosexuality. They’ve stoned gay men to death and hurled homosexuals from buildings. Of course, their cruelty towards homosexuals is common in the Islamic world. In some Muslim-majority countries, such as Iran, Mauritania, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Yemen, homosexuality is punishable by death. What’s with all of the hate?
It’s tough to say. Sure, the Koran commands some pretty violent and disturbing things. After all, Muslim
The Apostle Paul suffered a lot for following Christ (2 Corinthians 11:25-27). Yet, he once proclaimed “I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed to us” (Romans 8:18). In light of recent events, this truth bears repeating: Christians are on the winning team.
Sure, in the United States, resentment towards Christians grows. According to Frank Bruni of the New York Times, we’re a bunch of ‘bigots’ who need to
Salvation is the free gift of God (Ephesians 2:8-9), but following the Lord Jesus costs something. Jesus made it clear that “whoever would save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for My sake will find it” (Matthew 16:25). In other words, we’re supposed to offer our bodies as living sacrifices to God (Romans 12:1-2), and our obedience may cost us relationships with loved ones (Matthew 10:37). It may even cost us our lives, and if you’re not okay with that, Jesus said you’re not
Did you know that Islam is the world’s fastest growing religion, and that it’s on track to overtake Christianity as the most-practiced faith worldwide? Did you know that increasing numbers of young people in the United States think church is irrelevant? Did you know that if you don’t support same-sex ‘marriage’ in the United States, your professional life will be destroyed? If not, now you know. What, then, should followers of Christ do?
I say it’s time we count the cost (Luke 14:28),
The Bible says “For the time will come when people will not endure sound doctrine, but they will gather to themselves teachers in accordance with their own desires, having itching ears, and they will turn their ears away from the truth and turn to myths” (2 Timothy 4:3-4). For many so-called churches, that time is now.
For instance, The Spirit and Truth Sanctuary is an ‘interfaith’ church that was recently profiled by CNN. They believe “Christ cannot be, and will not be, restricted to
Congratulations are in order for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was recently re-elected. Although it looked like he would lose, he wound up winning in a landslide. In his victory speech, he said “And I want to thank you, all the citizens of Israel, for faith in Israeli democracy and for the faith in our one and only country. With your help and with the help of God we will protect her together, and ‘Judah will be inhabited forever, and Jerusalem for all generations.’”