Updated News – Falling Away Of Christianity

Christian, What Does This Mean

We will begin with what the word Christian means. It is important to understand the meaning behind this word, because there are many who profess to be a Christian but have no understanding of what they are saying.

Christian (Christianos) – Strongs 5546 – means a follower of Christ

What does that mean? It means you give up your rights, thoughts, and will to follow Jesus. Okay so example of how this looks:…read more

What Is Happening?

The world is reverting back to the days of Noah and Lot before the return of Christ.

Luke 17:26 “When I return the world will be as indifferent to the things of God as the people were in Noah’s day. 27 They ate and drank and married—everything just as usual right up to the day when Noah went into the ark and the Flood came and destroyed them all. 28 “And the world will be as it was in the days of Lot: people went about their daily business—eating and drinking, buying and selling, farming and building— 29 until the morning Lot left Sodom. Then fire and brimstone rained down from heaven and destroyed them all. 30 Yes, it will be ‘business as usual’ right up to the hour of my return.

2 Timothy 3 tells us what the character of society will be and Luke 17 tells us why, which is, people will be “indifferent to the things of God”. People will be their own god. We are witnessing that now. The movies, TV shows, laws of nations, governments and the church no longer adhere to the ways, commands, or obedience to God. God is a curse word, Jesus Christ is an expression of fleshly feelings, and the Holy Spirit is left out or mystical.

God has spoken to us through His Word (Jesus) and He has warned of things to come. God has warned of a false religion with false leaders…. read more

Ephesians 5:1 AMPC Therefore be imitators of God [copy Him and follow His example], as well-beloved children [imitate their father].
2 And walk in love, [esteeming and delighting in one another] as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us, a slain offering and sacrifice to God [for you, so that it became] a sweet fragrance.


Liberty Counsel Sues GuideStar for Applying ‘Hate Group’ Label

The conservative Christian legal nonprofit Liberty Counsel has filed a lawsuit against GuideStar USA for applying the Southern Poverty Law Center’s “hate group” label to the organization’s profile on GuideStar.org, a leading charity information website.

On Wednesday, the nonprofit organization committed to protecting religious freedom, led by prominent social conservative lawyer Mat Staver, filed a complaint to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia that accuses GuideStar USA of unlawfully republishing a defamatory “hate group” designation determined by SPLC, a far-left nonprofit civil rights organization.

GuideStar, which considers itself to be a neutral source for information on nonprofits, recently placed a disclaimer on the online profile pages of 46 conservative nonprofits. The disclaimer read: “This organization was flagged as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.”… read more

How are you neutral when you have an opinion?

Christians Outraged Over Textbooks in India Calling Jesus Christ a ‘Demon’

(PHOTO: REUTERS/JAYANTA SHAW) School children listen to a speech by a Christian leader during a protest rally in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata August 29, 2008.

The Christian community in Ahmedabad, India, is outraged that class 9 Hindi language textbooks refer to Jesus Christ as a “demon.”

The government has claimed that the adjective ‘hevaan’ or ‘demon,’ used before Jesus’ name in the textbooks published by the Gujarat State School Textbook Board was a mistake, News 18 reported on Thursday, and said that the error will be rectified.

The Times of India reports that the Christian community notified the government about the error over a month ago but no action was taken, until now.

Chapter 16 of the textbook in question states “Is sambandh me hevaan Isa ka ek kathan sada smaraniya hai,” which translates as “one statement of demon Jesus is always memorable.”… read more

‘I Understand You Are a Christian!’: Bernie Sanders Angrily Erupts During Questioning of Nominee Who Believes Christ Is Only Way to God

WASHINGTON — Former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders became agitated and hostile on Wednesday during the questioning of Deputy Budget Director nominee Russell Vought, as he noted a social media post written by Vought that remarked that Muslims “do not know God because they have rejected Jesus Christ his Son, and they stand condemned.”

Sanders began by reading a joint letter from the Arab American Institute, Bend the Arc Jewish Action, and Muslim Advocates, which expressed objection to Vought’s nomination because he had “denigrated Muslims” and therefore has shown “hostility to religious pluralism.”

He then pointed to a portion of an article written by Vought last January in response to the Wheaton College controversy surrounding then-professor Larycia Hawkins’ assertion that Christians and Muslims “worship the same God.” Hawkins’ remarks had resulted in an investigation by the college and generated much discussion nationwide as to whether or not the Christian school was right to take action when such messages are put forth by its staff….. read more

opinion: As Christians we need to be submitted to the Holy Spirit in order to be guided in what to say. We should be in constant prayer when someone who does not believe comes after those who do.

Proverbs 15 AMPC A soft answer turns away wrath, but grievous words stir up anger.
Exodus 20:3 AMPC You shall have no other gods before or besides Me.
Luke 12:11 AMPC And when they bring you before the synagogues and the magistrates and the authorities, do not be anxious [beforehand] how you shall reply in defense or what you are to say. 12 For the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour and [b]moment what [you] ought to say.

3 Years In An Eritrean Prison

Over the years we have often asked supporters to pray that the Lord would give Christians imprisoned for their faith in Eritrea hope in the midst of their suffering and enable them to share the gospel with their persecutors. The story of Aberash is an example of how the Lord answers our prayers for His own glory.

“It is very hard to live without hope! It is the easiest way to die quickly,” the 32-year-old Aberash states with conviction. He speaks from experience. Having spent three years in an Eritrean prison for continuing worship outside of the state-approved religions (Islam or the Orthodox, Catholic or Evangelical Lutheran Churches), he knows exactly what it feels like to lose hope amidst difficult circumstances.

Aberash became a Christian through the testimony of a school friend. While undergoing mandatory military training, he learned that Evangelical Christians are considered enemies of the state. “Not even when the churches were ordered to close did I really believe Christians were truly considered enemies of the state. It did not make sense! It was not until I was arrested that I came to believe it.”… read more

“After two years I had fallen into deep depression. I was very angry with God and questioned Him. I asked, ‘Why am I in here? I was doing good things for You? So why did You let this happen to me? God, this is not fair. Why did You not protect us?’ I felt I was losing my mind and could not accept what was happening. I had no understanding of Christian persecution.”

Proverbs 21:30-31 There is no wisdom, understanding, or advice that can succeed against the Lord. 31 You can get the horses ready for the day of battle, but it is the Lord who gives the victory [Ps. 33:16–17].

Christian, What Does This Mean

What Does The Word Christian Mean

We will begin with what the word Christian means. It is important to understand the meaning behind this word, because there are many who profess to be a Christian but have no understanding of what they are saying.

Christian (Christianos) – Strongs 5546 – means a follower of Christ

What does that mean? It means you give up your rights, thoughts, and will to follow Jesus.
Okay so example of how this looks:

You let go of your rights, your thoughts, your belief, your culture, your thinking, your wants, your ways and completely surrender yourself unto the Lord God Almighty to be what His Word says (His whole word). Every Christian should be reading the word of God and finding out what God says instead of living what we think it says, believe, or what people tell us. The bible gives very detailed instructions on how we are to live. We are not to pick and choose what we want to hear and obey. We either hear it all and live accordingly or we don’t….. [read more]

Analysis: Israel wins UNESCO battle, but not the war

What a difference half a year can make. Just last April, in a first of its kind resolution, a majority of the UNESCO 58-member Executive Board ratified a text that ignored Jewish ties to the Temple Mount. The vote was 33 in favor, six against and 19 abstentions. Two countries were absent from the room. On Tuesday, a similar text failed to gain majority, passing 24 to six, with 26 abstentions. Two countries were not present.

On top of that, Mexico, who traditionally votes against Israel, announced that it withdrew its support and Brazil indicated it might do likewise should the resolution come again before the board.

Their statements do not impact the overall vote. But for those keeping score, the Palestinian attempt to linguistically reclassify the site – holy to Judaism, Christianity and Islam – solely by its Muslim names of al-Haram al-Sharif is slowly losing support with only 23 and possibly 22 countries supporting it….. [read more]

Egypt’s New Law on Churches Angers Christian Critics

phillipians1_27Egypt’s lawmakers on Tuesday passed the country’s first law spelling out the rules for building a church, a step Christians have long hoped would free up construction that was often blocked by authorities. But angry critics in the community say the law will only enshrine the restrictions.

Church building has for decades been one of the most sensitive sectarian issues in Egypt, where 10 percent of the population of 90 million are Christians but where Muslim hardliners sharply oppose anything they see as undermining what they call the country’s “Islamic character.”

Local authorities often refuse to give building permits for new churches, fearing protests by Muslim ultraconservatives. Faced with refusals, Christians turned to building illegally or setting up churches in other buildings, which in many cases prompted riots and attacks by ultraconservatives. In contrast, building a mosque faces few restrictions….. [read more]

lhwm notes: Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.  Talk is worthless without action behind it.