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Proverbs 28:12 - When the righteous triumph, there is great glory, But when the wicked rise, men hide themselves.
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When there is a new joy in hell over another sinner that has not yet repented, your name will be heard sounding among the infernal cheers. Just think of your baptismal name and your pet name at home giving them joy to-night at their supper in hell! - Alexander Whyte (d. 1921)
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Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

Megachurch founder James MacDonald allegedly sought murder for hire, police investigating

Police in Illinois are currently investigating allegations that Harvest Bible Chapel founder James MacDonald sought to find a hitman to commit murder.

Looking at the vaccine controversy objectively

Do parents have valid concerns, that the vaccines could cause harmful side effects?

Christianity, NC, the Mecklenburg resolves and freedom

Rev. Benjamin Morris developed a deep concern that America was drifting from her spiritual moorings.

Maryland student sues school for allegedly forcing her to promote Islamic beliefs in class

A former high school student's parents are taking their lawsuit against a Maryland school district over allegedly being forced to promote Muslim beliefs to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Conservatives react after Jim Carrey's cartoon shows Alabama gov. being aborted

Some conservatives are now condemning actor Jim Carrey after he published a cartoon on Saturday depicting Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey being aborted as furor over the state's controversial abortion ban continues to grow.

Pro-life leaders criticize Trump for saying it's 'foolish' to oppose rape, incest exceptions

Pro-life leaders are criticizing President Donald Trump, who supporters say is the most pro-life president ever, after he suggested this weekend Alabama's law that bans abortion even in the cases of rape or incest goes too far.

Alyssa Milano's comments on abortion an example of 'racism,' 'ignorance,' says Benjamin Watson

New England Patriots tight end Benjamin Watson has criticized actress Alyssa Milano for claiming that the right to an abortion benefits "women of color," calling the actress's comments an example of "ignorance" and "racism."

Billionaire stuns 2019 Morehouse College graduates, pledges to pay off student loans

Nearly 400 graduates of Morehouse College, America's only all-male historically black college, got welcome news on Sunday when commencement speaker and billionaire investor Robert F. Smith announced his family would pay off their student loans.

Texas congregation holds first worship service at new sanctuary 18 months after massacre

A small Texas church that garnered national headlines in 2017 when a shooter opened fire on the congregation officially opened their new sanctuary.

Faith leaders are increasingly navigating mass trauma, a new media resource promises to help

Time and air seemed to freeze as Pastor Sam Saylor's raspy voice, still palpable with pain, boomed through the room inside the 9/11 Memorial Museum.

It's time for California parents to defy the law

We're talking about kindergarteners - little children just 5-6 years-old - being indoctrinated with transgender talking points. Parents, say NO to your impressionable little ones being exposed to trash like this.

Born this way? Zombie arguments that just won't die

There are quite a few zombie arguments in favor of same-sex relationships. I'm talking about arguments like, "Jesus never said anything about homosexuality," or "How does my gay marriage hurt you?" and of course, "I was born this way."

Purity culture harmed thousands of evangelical teens; what did the Church get wrong about sex?

As thousands of adults grapple with the ramifications of the purity teachings that permeated their adolescence, the question arises: "How can the Church do better?" In a hook-up culture, what, exactly, is a healthy Christian approach to sexuality?

Science cannot bury God but it can bury atheism: John Lennox

Science cannot bury God, as some atheists claim, but it can bury atheism, according to an emeritus professor at Oxford University with a Ph.D. in mathematics.

May 20, 2019

Here are the latest headlines, brought to you by The Christian Post.

Is Christianity harmful to sexual minorities? Ex-lesbian says no, it's an 'invitation to true love'

The call to follow Jesus is an invitation to true love, and it is good news to those who identify as LGBT, says a former lesbian.

Louie Giglio identifies why millennials, Gen Z are some of today's greatest evangelists

Louie Giglio, founding pastor of Passion City Church in Atlanta, Georgia, said he believes millennials and Generation Z are some of today's most effective evangelists because they are cause-driven and have a high sense of social responsibility.

Sozo prayer spreading worldwide, but what is it?

There's a prayer and deliverance ministry that you may or may not have heard of. It's called Sozo. And many churches worldwide have implemented it to help Christians experience inner healing and ultimately draw closer to God.

CEO of massive homeless ministry shares powerful message God delivered after husband's suicide

When Susie Jennings' husband of nearly a decade killed himself one April morning in 1993, she couldn't see a way forward.

This week in Christian history: Billy Sunday retires, Charles Wesley, Magdeburg massacre

Here are just a few things that happened this week in Church history. They include the worst war crime of the Thirty Years' War, Billy Sunday retiring from baseball to pursue a ministry career, and Charles Wesley experiences a spiritual awakening.

Lectionary Calendar
Monday, May 20th, 2019
the Fifth Week after Easter
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Today in Christian History
1937
Following a lifelong call to establish a worldwide evangelistic ministry to children, missions pioneer Jesse Overholtzer, 59, founded Child Evangelism Fellowship, in Chicago.
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Daily Reading Plan
Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
1 Samuel 1:1-2:10; Psalm 49; Acts 26:19-32:
There was a certain man from Ramathaim, a Zuphitefrom the hill country of Ephraim, whose name was Elkanah son of Jeroham, the son of Elihu, the son of Tohu, the son of Zuph, an Ephraimite.He had two wives; one was called Hannah and the other Peninnah. Peninnah had children, but Hannah had none.Year after year this man went up from his town to worship and sacrifice to the Almighty at Shiloh, where Hophni and Phinehas, the two sons of Eli,…
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