Papa Francisco dice que Dios está equivocado!
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by Dean Smith
16h ago
Si creemos que la Biblia es la Palabra de Dios, entonces el Papa Francisco acaba de decir que Dios estaba equivocado cuando Jeremías profetizó: “Engañoso es el corazón más que todas las cosas, y perverso; ¿quién lo conocerá?” (Jeremías 17:9 RVA). El Christian Post informa que el Papa Francisco contradice la visión del corazón humano que presenta la Biblia en una reciente entrevista con Norah O’Donnell de 60 Minutos, cuando le preguntaron si veía alguna esperanza en la sociedad. “Todos somos fundamentalmente buenos,” dijo el Papa Francisco a O’Donnell. “Sí, hay algunos bribones y pecadores, per ..read more
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12,000 people water water-baptized in California over the weekend
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by Dean Smith
2d ago
A two-day event resulted in over 12,000 people being water-baptized in California this past weekend (May 18-19, 2024) at multiple venues across the state, CBN reports. Baptize California was organized by Mark Francey who pastors Oceans Church in Irvine, California. The main event saw over 6,000 people water baptized at Huntington Beach. It is believed to be the largest mass water baptism ever recorded in the US, beating the previous record of 4,600 set by Greg Laurie in 2023. The water baptisms were scheduled as part of this year’s Pentecost Sunday service when over 3,000 people were saved and ..read more
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Elementary school finally approves the request of an eleven-year-old to start a prayer club after First Liberty sends a letter
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by Dean Smith
2d ago
With the help of the First Liberty Institute, a fifth-grade student and her friend have won the right to start a prayer club at Creekside Elementary School in Issaquah, Washington, Charisma News reports. When Laura, 11, and her mother initially approached the school principal, Amy Allison, to start the club in February this year, it was turned down, stating that the funding and resources for starting a club had been allocated in October 2023. At this point, they were told that if Laura wanted to start a prayer club, they would need to rent space from the school. However, when it was discovered ..read more
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Iranian president, Ebrahim Raisi, dead in helicopter crash
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by Dean Smith
3d ago
Ebrahim Raisi, the President of Iran, is dead. He died after his helicopter crashed in a mountainous region of the country on Sunday. As news leaked out, Iranians celebrated the death of the hardliner, who is referred to as the ‘Butcher of Tehran’ for his slaughter of thousands of political prisoners in 1988 when he served as the country’s attorney general. Since his election as President in 2021, he has brutally oppressed the citizens of that country and particularly Christians. Raisi considered himself an Islamic cleric and wore a black turban because his family is said to be a direct descen ..read more
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Was the bright blue light that flashed over Portugal and Spain, a Biblical sign
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by Dean Smith
3d ago
People in Spain and Portugal were stunned as a dramatic, bright fireball streaked across the night sky on Saturday night, May 18, 2024. The bright bluish-green light lit up the night sky at 11:46 PM. Many inadvertently caught the powerful demonstration as they were filming other things. You can see how dramatic it was in the X below: Experts estimated it was traveling at 100,000 miles (ca. 160,934 km) an hour, which is twice the speed of a typical meteorite. Leading many to believe it was not a meteorite, but rather a comet fragment. Unfortunately, like many asteroids that have had close encou ..read more
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Mexico: Persecution of Christians who refused to participate in Catholic services
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by Dean Smith
4d ago
Over the past few years, protestant Christians in certain areas of Mexico have been encountering persecution and censorship, particularly in the state of Hidalgo, located in Southern Mexico, the Christian Post reports. On April 26, 2024, 150 Christians, who are members of the Great Commission Baptist Church were driven from their homes after they refused to bend the knee to government officials and support Catholicism. This included forced attendance at Catholic festivals and as well donations to the Catholic Church. Previously, government officials had tried to pressure these Christians into ..read more
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Religion? What religion? What is our future?
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by smcintos
4d ago
The world around us changing, and some big changes are coming hard and fast. Can you remember the time before cell phones? Can you still find a phone booth near you? Do you remember the first Internet connection, over the phone, with no pictures? Children got in big trouble if they touched the phone, and broke an Internet connection when someone like Dad was trying to read some writing from the Internet, on a monochrome computer screen. If you touched the phone, you could break the Internet link, and loud arguments would start. Now, visit any coffee shop, and count how many customers are surfi ..read more
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Vani Marshall shares the day her Hindu mom went to church
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by Dean Smith
6d ago
Vani Marshall grew up in a Hindu home in Malaysia. A few years back, she shared a story about how her Hindu mother ended up going to a church in Malaysia to encourage people to keep praying for their family members. She recalled the day she received a phone call from her cousin about how Vani’s mother had recently taken a bouquet of flowers to church. Knowing that her mother was a committed Hindu, Vani said that obviously, her cousin meant to say that her mother had taken the flowers to a Hindu Temple. The cousin said, no, her mother had taken it to a church. Vani, who still couldn’t believe w ..read more
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Do you still consider yourself an Evangelical Christian?
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by Dean Smith
1w ago
Mixing religion and politics has always been a dangerous recipe. Does who we vote for politically in any way define what it means to be a believer in Christ? In recent years, the mainstream media and others have smeared Evangelical Christians politically as nationalists or right-wing extremists. However, a 2023 survey suggests this is not how Bible-believing Christians defined themselves, the Christian Post reports. According to Grey Matter Research and Infinity Concepts’ (GMRIC) analysis of the survey of 1,000 Evangelical Christians, a very small minority believe that a person’s political pos ..read more
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Survey finds Gen Z more open spiritually than older age groups
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by Dean Smith
1w ago
A recent British poll conducted by Impact of Faith in Life (IIFL) suggests that Gen Z, those born between 1997 and 2012 (12 to 27 years of age), are more open to spiritual things than even the older age groups, Premier Christian News reports. For their survey of Gen Z, the pollster limited their questions to those between the ages of 18 to 27. The survey found that 69% of Gen Z stated that faith significantly impacted their life, compared to only 51% of those over the age of 65. In addition, 72% of Gen Z stated that religion gave their lives purpose, while only 47% of those over the age of 65 ..read more
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