Born Again Christians
A life-sized statue of the Rev. Billy Graham will be installed in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall collection sometime next year, replacing a statue of a white supremacist that both the state of North Carolina and the U.S. House want removed.
Last week, a North Carolina legislative committee approved a 2-foot model of the statue depicting the famous evangelist who died in 2018.
The sculptor, Chas Fagan, will now begin working on a life-sized model that will have to be approved by a congressional committee. Fagan has previously created several statues of religious figures, including St. John Paul II for Washington’s Saint John Paul II National Shrine, as well as Mother Teresa for the Washington National Cathedral. ...
John MacArthur, lead pastor of Grace Community Church Sun Valley, California, recently made waves by announcing his church would remain open despite the second round of closures ordered by the state government of California. Over the weekend, MacArthur doubled down on his position and said he’s not “nervous” about the situation the church is in. Rather, he sees the whole thing as an “incredible opportunity” to be the church during this trying time.
“What is disappointing to me is how few churches are standing up. How few large churches or even Christian leaders are willing to say ‘We’re not going to bow to Caesar. We’re going to serve our Lord,'” MacArthur said during an update video posted to the church’s account.
“Large churches are shutting down until—they say January,” MacArthur said incredulously. “They don’t know what a church is and they don’t shepherd their people,” MacArthur added. ...
Pulpit & Pen first brought to reporting regarding China’s human rights abuses that include harvesting the organs of Christians in prison for medical research and organ transplant back in
September of last year.
According to a finding yesterday by the Independent People’s Tribunal in London, China is continuing the practice.
The tribunal was chaired by Sir Geoffrey Nice, who formerly had led the prosecution of war criminal, Slobodan Milosevic of Yugoslavia. The findings again confirm the assessment by human rights groups that China is putting people in jail for Christianity and other crimes of conscience and then taking their organs to sell.
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I have been watching and listening to the powerful testimony of Doreen Virtue who was trapped in the New Age movement. She was gloriously saved from it by hearing the true Gospel.
If you or someone you know has the first edition of “Deceived No More,” here is the updated Chapter 9 read aloud by Doreen at www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASLzKDoBbRI
Concerns have been raised about the free speech implications of plans to extend hate crime legislation in Scotland.
The proposed Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill "seeks to modernise and extend existing hate crime legislation".
One proposed addition to existing laws would create new offences relating to stirring up hatred that apply to all listed characteristics including age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, transgender identity and variations in sex characteristics. At present, the offences relate only to race.
The Scottish Parliament's Justice Committee has been seeking views on the proposals and will analyse responses in the coming months. ...
Fifteen children were freed in a raid on Sunday after being held and tortured at an informal Koran school in Nigeria, according to Barron’s.
The children were found with scars and wounds, indicating they were tortured, Barron’s reports. Additionally, three chains used to tie the children’s legs were recovered by the police. The children ranged between two and 10-years-old, a police spokesperson said.
The spokesperson stated that the cleric who ran the school, Umar Ahmed, 46, was arrested in the raid, according to the Daily Mail. ...
Students at Quran Schools Shackled and Tortured in the Name of Allah
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It's a tragedy that seemingly just won't go away. Each day roughly 20 military veterans take their life – a staggering number that's remained consistent for years. The Trump administration hopes a new pro-active approach will help prevent suicide.
In 2019, the president signed an Executive Order offering a roadmap of sorts to help stop the heartbreak. Second Lady Karen Pence serves as the lead ambassador for the effort, known as "PREVENTS", which stands for the "President's Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End a National Tragedy of Suicide". ...
Gosh! Pray for these people, pray that they can find freedom in Christ.
Thousands of Iranian Muslims have left Islam and have put their faith in Jesus Christ since the COVID-19 pandemic hit Iran in March, CBN News reports.
As Iran’s Islamic extremist regime grapples with widespread protests and anger at the government and with a spate of explosions striking key military and infrastructural sites, Iranian Christian leader Mike Ansari has said a “pandemic of hope” revival has been taking place in the country.
Ansari, who runs Mohabat TV, a popular Christian satellite channel in Iran, told CBN News: "We are registering around 3,000 personal decisions by Iranian Muslims to leave Islam for Christianity during this revival." According to Ansari, Mohabat TV is recording 10 times more online salvations than this time last year. ...