Texas Governor Signs New Law Protecting Pastors
Greg Abbot is taking a huge step to defend religious liberty. Surrounded
by pastors at Grace Church, near Houston, Texas, he ceremoniously signed
SB24 into law today. The law protects pastors from being prosecuted for
their statements from the pulpit."SB24 will give pastors critical protection
from forced testimony and shield sermons from government subpoena power,"
said Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick.....
News Watch: Jewish
Sanhedrin Challenge To Trump: Pray At Temple Mount
a group of prominent rabbinical leaders who re-formed the ancient body
of Jewish judges which was once the legislative body of Israel, said President
Trump would help the cause of world peace by praying at the sacred location
of the Temple Mount. They're not the only ones encouraging Trump to take
such a step......
Post: Turkey Accuses Imprisoned
American Pastor of Giving 'Special' Sermons to Kurds, Report Says
American pastor Andrew Brunson faces new accusations from Turkish prosecutors,
even after President Donald Trump pressed for the pastor's release days
Mystics Hope Trump’s Israel Visit Might ‘Raise The Temple’
.... To some,
Trump's triumph was so unlikely that there was only one way to explain
in — God played a part. “President Trump can choose to be a part of a process
to bring the Messiah,” Rabbi Hillel Weiss told Breaking Israel News, a
religious website in Israel.....
Way More Americans May Be Atheists
Than We Thought
of atheists in the U.S. is still a matter of considerable debate. Recent
surveys have found that only about one in 10 Americans report that they
do not believe in God, and only about 3 percent identify as atheist. But
a new study suggests that the true number of atheists could be much larger,
perhaps even 10 times larger than previously estimated.....
A Note on the
Kentucky Religious Freedom Decision
.... The real
problem for Judge Taylor and the complainants lies in Adamson’s basic religious
objection to same-sex practice. That’s the actual target: a belief, a faith
that will not bow to sexual progressivism. It’s more just for a religious
believer to compromise his lifelong obedience to God and the church than
it is for a customer to drive to another location to obtain a service.
In other words, Judge Taylor does not take religious vows seriously, but
he takes the sensitivity of LGBT groups very, very seriously......
Emerging Church— The 21st Century Face of New Evangelicalsim
church is simply the twenty-first century face of New Evangelicalism. Andy
Crouch calls the emerging church “post-evangelicalism.” He says: “The emerging
movement is a protest against much of evangelicalism as currently practiced.
It is post-evangelical in the.......
|CBN News Op-Ed:
Are Trump's Promises to Israel Foretold
In the Bible?
or later, all the nations of the world are going to unite against Israel.
In 1948, none of Israel's Arab neighbors accepted the U.N. partition. Instead,
they attacked the nascent Jewish state, confident they would be victorious.
They weren't...As the nation prepares to celebrate the 50th anniversary
of the Six-Day War, the nations of the world are calling on it to cede
Judea and Samaria and re-divide Jerusalem, not a winning proposition from
Israel's point of view. It's not a little ironic that the man who campaigned
on a pro-Israel platform may turn out to be God's chosen vessel to bring
the Jewish state to the point that He steps in to defend her....
|Gallup— Only 24% of Americans
Believe the Bible Is the Literal Word of God
A new Gallup
poll shows that only 24% of Americans believe the Bible is the “literal
word” of God, which is a decline from the 1970s, but the survey also shows
that the number of Americans who think the Bible is the “inspired word”
of God, 47%, has stayed pretty steady over the last 40 years.....
Church Members Attend Church Less Frequently
About 20 years
ago, a church member was considered active in the church if he or she attended
three times a week. Today, a church member is considered active in the
church if he or she attends three times a month. Some- thing is wrong with
this picture. For 2,000 years, the local church, as messy as it is, has
been God’s place for believers to gather, worship, minister, and be accountable
to one another......