Posts Tagged ‘church’

False ‘Progressive’ Church in Nashville Says Bible Isn’t ‘the Word of God … Inerrant or Infallible’

A so-called progressive ‘church’ in Nashville has drawn opposition after posting a message on social media stating that the Bible isn’t “the Word of God … inerrant or infallible.” The organization, calling itself “GracePointe Church,” led by false teacher Josh Scott posted the disturbing message on Facebook on Sunday, February 7. The post related to […]

Christian leaders remain silent as the church recycles its oldest hatred

Browse > Home / Featured Articles / Christian leaders remain silent as the church recycles its oldest hatred February 19, 2021 by Melanie Phillips – JNS.org Read on for article The World Council of Churches has gone full theological incitement against the State of Israel. Rev. Frank Chikane of the World Council of Churches. Credit: […]

Rob McCoy Says the Church Could Have Stopped The Election From Being Stolen If It Were More Involved in Politics

Rob McCoy, a religious-right pastor-politician based in Southern California, continues to promote the false claim that the presidential election was stolen from former President Donald Trump in battleground states won by President Joe Biden. McCoy appeared on Monday’s “Wallbuilders Live,” hosted by Christian nationalist “historian” David Barton and his co-host Rick Green. McCoy is closely […]

750 Christians Massacred in Ethiopia Defending Church, No Outcry, No Outrage in the Media

    Hundreds of Christians reportedly died after defending their church that is said to have the Ark of the Covenant. The International Christian Concern (ICC) reported that in December, about 750 members of Tigray’s Maryam Tsiyon Church reportedly died while trying to defend the Ark of the Covenant from soldiers of the Amhara militia. […]

Citing Erosion of ‘Mutual Respect,’ Catholic Church in France Issues Clarion Call Against Antisemitism

A French soldier stands in front of Notre Dame church, where a knife attack took place, in Nice, France, Oct. 29, 2020. Photo: Reuters / Eric Gaillard / Pool. The leading bishops of the Catholic Church in France published an emotional declaration against antisemitism on Monday, emphasizing that the “importance of the Jewish roots of […]

Church Community Helps Pastor Raise $10,000 for Heart Transplant

In Georgia, a church community helped its pastor raise more than $10,000 for a heart transplant in a now-viral giving campaign. Pastor Tony Fraley has served in his ministry for more than 40 years and has served as pastor of Vaughn Chapel Baptist Church in Milledgeville, Georgia, for the past 13 years. He is now looking […]

Nationalist Symbol Planted on Shuttered Church in Southern India

India (International Christian Concern) – On Jan. 17, a saffron flag, a symbol of Hindu nationalism, was planted on a church in southern India that has been shut down for the past 10 months. The incident has left the local Christian community afraid that increased persecution is on the horizon. The incident took place in […]

Study: Nearly Half of Pastors Have Heard Church Members Repeat Conspiracy Theories

Photo Credit: Clay Lindner/Unsplash (Evangelical Focus) — Between September and October 2020, Lifeway Research collected the answers of 1,007 Protestant pastors of churches around the United States. 49% of the respondents agreed with the sentence: “I frequently hear members of my congregation repeating conspiracy theories they have heard about why something is happening in our […]

Oklahoma Bill Would Prohibit State From Classifying Church Gatherings as ‘Nonessential’

Photo Credit: Luis Quintero/Pexels OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — A Republican senator in Oklahoma has introduced a bill that would amend the state Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) to add a provision ensuring that churches cannot be closed or classified as “nonessential.” “The closure of a religious institution or the declaration of a religious institution as nonessential […]

Satanism: US Baptist Church Firebombed by LGBT Activists after Pastor Voiced Criticism

    According to local media reports, the investigators are not ruling out that it was a hate crime, given that the church’s pastor has been critical of same-sex marriages and even received an arson threat from local LGBT activists last week. First Works Baptist Church in Los Angeles County, California, has come under an […]

Ungodly USA: Women Storm Church to Shout Profanities over their Right to Abort Babies

    Video out of Ohio shows a pro-abortion group barge into a church service to vandalize and shout profanities at worshipers. The video, taken at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cathedral in Columbus, shows a group of about a dozen abortion advocates with signs storm the church and disrupting the service. Once inside, they knocked a […]

Independent Church in Southern India Destroyed by Mob of Radicals

Photo Credit: Planemad/Wikipedia India (International Christian Concern) – Local sources report an under-construction church was demolished by a mob of radical Hindu nationalists in India’s Telangana state. According to the church’s pastor, the destruction of the church shattered a decades-long dream of his Christian community. On Jan. 20, a mob of radical Hindu nationalists, led […]

Hindu Ceremony on Church Grounds in Goa Marks Trend to ‘Deny Sacred Places to Christians’

(Barnabas Aid) — A significant Hindu religious ceremony (pooja) to a Hindu deity was held on the grounds of a Christian church in Sancoale, Goa, India but police have not yet filed a report on the church minister’s complaint under Indian laws that ban deliberate and harmful acts intended to “hurt the religious feelings” of […]

Beijing House Church Pastor Denied Pension Amid Ongoing Crackdown on Worship

Photo Credit: TUBS/Wikipedia (Radio Free Asia) — A prominent pastor of an unofficial Protestant “house church” in Beijing has been denied his state pension, with officials citing a criminal conviction linked to his faith activities, RFA has learned. House church elder Xu Yonghai, who just turned 60, was turned away by a Beijing municipal government […]

Church Growth Soars in India Despite Persecution, COVID-19

Photo Credit: Hugo Fergusson/Unsplash India (Mission Network News) — For the second year in a row, Open Doors ranks India 10th on the list of countries where it’s most challenging to be a Christian. “But even [amid] that persecution, God grows and strengthens his Church,” says David Reeves, President and CEO of unfoldingWord. The resourcing […]

‘He Needs to Repent’: Louisville Church Leaders Condemn Pastor’s Curses on Those Who ‘Stole Election’

[embedded content] LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WLKY-TV) — In wake of a viral video that shows the senior pastor of Evangel World Prayer Center cursing those who he says stole the election from President Donald Trump, he’s now receiving more backlash from fellow area church leaders. On Wednesday, faith-based leaders throughout Louisville gathered for a press conference at […]

Ireland Apologizes For ‘Profound Wrong’ Of Cruelty At Church-Run Homes For Unwed Mothers

LONDON (AP) — Ireland’s prime minster issued a formal state apology Wednesday to the thousands of unmarried women and their children who endured pain, shame and stigma at church-run institutions, saying his government was determined to start righting the country’s wrongs. Prime Minister Micheal Martin’s apology came a day after the final report of an […]

Chinese Authorities Sentence House Church Pastor Li Juncai to Five Years in Prison

Xinxiang, Henan Province (ChinaAid) — Recently, Chinese Communist Party (CCP) authorities sentenced Yuanyang County Central House Church Pastor Li Juncai to five years in prison and ordered him to pay a fine of 210,000 Chinese Yuan (32,423.42 USD). For objecting to the CCP’s forcible cross removal and refusing to change a church proclamation “Love God and… […]

Pope, in new decree, allows more roles for women in Church

The pope said he wanted to bring “stability, public recognition” to women already serving in the roles. Source 00 Hits: 0

Thousands of Filippino faithful gather at church to glimpse ‘miraculous’ statue

Thousands of Filippinos crowded outside a church in Manila on Saturday for a glimpse of a centuries-old statue of Jesus Christ believed to have miraculous healing powers, after an annual parade was cancelled due to COVID-19. Ignoring official pleas to stay home because of the virus threat, Catholics wearing masks and face shields gathered along […]

Church Buildings to Close Across Mainland Scotland During Month-Long Lockdown

Photo Credit: James Johnstone (The Christian Institute) — Church buildings in Scotland have been closed as part of the latest lockdown changes. The restriction, expected to last for “at least four weeks,” affects all of the mainland, preventing the vast majority of Christians in Scotland from meeting in person for communal worship. Churches across England […]

Ontario Church Elders Summoned to Court for Holding Services During Lockdown, Face Up to $10K in Fines

WATERLOO, Ontario — All six of the elders and pastors of a church in Ontario, Canada received a summons to appear in court after they held in-person church services on Dec. 27 with more than 10 people. The elders, who have refused to temporarily stop services altogether yet have put social distancing and other protective […]

Drone over Bethlehem shows a near empty Nativity Church on Orthodox Christmas

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Liberal NY Gov. Cuomo Cites Scripture in Delivering Remarks at Church About State Vaccination Efforts

NEW YORK — Liberal Gov. Andrew Cuomo cited two Scriptures on Sunday while delivering virtual remarks about state vaccination efforts from a Baptist church in New York City. “Happy New Year to all. 2020 is over and I say amen,” Cuomo, a Roman Catholic who supports abortion “rights” and same-sex “marriage,” said from Abyssinian Baptist Church. […]

Motorbikes Provide Means for Vietnamese Church Planters to Visit Remote House Churches

(Voice of the Martyrs Korea) — Christianity is growing even amidst persecution in Communist Vietnam, but according to pastors in the places where the church is growing the fastest, the growth is not due to an increase in church buildings but to an increase in the number of motorbikes available for church planters. “New religious […]

Greek Church Rebels and Rejects Government Lockdown Measures

The Greek Orthodox church has vowed not to obey Chinese coronavirus lockdown measures imposed by the Greek government, with the Holy Synod announcing it will keep its places of worship open. The Holy Synod, the Greek Orthodox church’s governing body, held a meeting Monday to discuss the government’s rules, which would implement tighter restrictions, including […]

First Century A.D. House With Church Unearthed in Laodicea

(Hurriyet Daily News) — In Laodicea, which was a metropolitan city in ancient times and was home to one of the seven churches mentioned in the Bible, a church was unearthed inside a house, located adjacent to the northern theater. Speaking to the state-run Anadolu Agency, Professor Celal Şimşek said that works have been continuing […]

House Church Preacher in Taiyuan, China Detained Again

China (International Christian Concern) – The preacher of a house church in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, who was just detained last November, was detained again along with five other members, after their Bible study at the preacher’s home on Dec. 30. More than dozens of local authorities raided the home of An Yankui, the preacher of […]

Record-Breaking Year of Homicides in Louisville Ends in Church Leaders’ Plea for Change

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) — After a record-breaking year of homicides, Louisville church leaders called on city officials and the community to commit to change in 2021. Pastor David Snardon, of Joshua Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, has spent much of 2020 ministering to crime victims and planning their family members’ funerals. “A number of members or […]

Huts, Mountains and Coffee Plantations: The Hidden Church in Colombia

<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>(Open Doors UK) — For many of you, your Sunday services have taken on an unusual feel this year. The locations, routines and form you’ve grown familiar with were changed in an instant. It’s been hard, and we’re not sure when church life will return […]

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