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I will tell you what heaven is. It is 'to be with Christ', and if that does not satisfy you, then you do not know Christ at all. - Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981)
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Is God sending a message of hope to America?

Although I am a believer, not a skeptic, I'm a thinking believer. I'm not impressed with the "discovery" of the face of Jesus in a piece of wood. Or the map of America appearing in a bowl of melting ice cream.

Former Harvest Bible Chapel worship leader says James MacDonald touched her inappropriately

James MacDonald, who was recently fired as senior pastor at Harvest Bible Chapel, is now facing an allegation of sexual misconduct by the church's former worship leader.

Supreme Court lets ruling protecting Texas bishops from subpoena on abortion talk stand

The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear an appeal from a case on whether a Texas-based Roman Catholic Church body must disclose its private discussions on abortion and fetal burial.

Gospel star Le'Andria Johnson reveals 'drinking problem' that landed her in jail for 30 days

Months after she was axed from the Essence Festival in New Orleans for an expletive-laced critique of the Church and Bishop Marvin Winans, gospel star Le'Andria Johnson revealed that she has been struggling for a long time with a "drinking problem" that was only curbed after a recent 30-day stay in jail and current surveillance through an ankle-monitor.

Twitter censoring conservatives is worse than it appears

Twitter seems to be the worst lately, always in the news for banning some prominent conservative. Many people shrug it off, claiming Twitter has become a hotbed of leftism, not worth their time. But can it really be dismissed that lightly?

Why scientists will never create life

Can you imagine how many doctors and scientists would have to work together to figure out how to make just one living baby?

Christian artist Danny Gokey and wife are expecting fourth child: 'We're so excited!'

"American Idol" alum Danny Gokey announced that he and his wife, Leyicet, are expecting their fourth child together.

SBC head suggests expelling churches, creating registry to address sex abuse

A week after an investigation highlighted more than 700 victims of alleged sexual abuse at the hands of hundreds of Southern Baptist Convention leaders and volunteers, the organization's president, J.D. Greear, suggested the possibility of expelling churches and creating a registry of offenders.

Hollywood actor who refuses to do sex scenes: 'You only have one shot, give glory to God'

Actor Neal McDonough opened up about why he sticks to his Christian convictions even though he was once blacklisted in Hollywood for refusing to perform sex scenes.

There are 'many Asia Bibis' in Pakistan, says human rights group

A human rights group says that the Islamic Republic of Pakistan's blasphemy law has led to the creation of "many Asia Bibis" in the Southeast Asian country.

Millennials and evangelism: The plague of emotivism

What is meant by "knowing Jesus" by so many Christians is closer to "I love Swiss Almond Vanilla ice cream" than it is what the Apostles meant by it. It indicates a strong preference, but not a life-altering conviction.

Daughter of Chick-fil-A founder shares father's most valuable life lesson, secret to success

Trudy Cathy White, the daughter of Chick-fil-A's founder, revealed in an interview with The Christian Post the most valuable life lesson her father taught her and the secret to the national fast food restaurant's success.

Actor Jon Voight: 'God's asking us to protect the values of family in our country'

Academy Award winner Jon Voight, actor in the upcoming film "Roe v. Wade," attended the 2019 Movieguide Awards and said that God is asking Christians to protect the values of family in these times.

Russell Moore on what Christians must know about transgenderism, what 'fuels' movement

At some point, every church and ministry will deal with a transgender individual or issues surrounding transgenderism. Thus, Christians need to understand the "larger question" behind the transgender debate, said leading Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore.

Irish hospital posts ad requiring new employees to perform abortions

A hospital in the Republic of Ireland recently posted a job advertisement explaining that applicants must be willing to help perform abortions, drawing criticism from pro-life activists.

Parents, police denounce social media '48-hour challenge'; some skeptical

Rumors of a new social media game called the "48-hour challenge" in which teenagers try to disappear from family for at least 48 hours has stirred outrage from parents and police departments alike.

Churches, museums and lots of history await in Baltimore

Baltimore also has lots of history. It was here where the words to what became the national anthem were composed during the largely forgotten War of 1812. It was also here where the country's first Roman Catholic cathedral was built.

Harvest Bible Chapel promises leadership purge after James MacDonald's firing

Just days after announcing the firing of founding pastor James MacDonald last Wednesday, the multi-campus Harvest Bible Chapel in greater Chicago said it will also be purging the church's executive leadership in the coming months.

Joni Eareckson Tada discusses cancer battle, hope of Heaven

As Joni Eareckson Tada undergoes treatment for cancer, she recently discussed the hope for Heaven and cleared up common misunderstandings about the afterlife.

Former Trump admin insider talks 2020 election, challenges to his Christian faith

The Christian Post interviewed Cliff Sims, a former White House administration official, about his new book Team of Vipers and questions on matters including his experiences working in DC, how his Christian beliefs were put to the test, and his views on the current 2020 presidential election field.

Lectionary Calendar
Tuesday, February 19th, 2019
the Sixth Week after Epiphany
Today in Christian History
Presidential Executive Order 9066 began placing 100,000 persons of Japanese ancestry (of which over 2/3 were American-born citizens) into ten "relocation centers" for the duration of WWII. During confinement within the armed, barbed-wire surroundings, however, prayer meetings, Bible studies and worship services were held.
Daily Reading Plan
Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
Exodus 20,21; Proverbs 9; Matthew 1:
And God spoke all these words:“I am the your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.“You shall have no other gods before me.“You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents…
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