Christian (Christianos) – Strongs 5546 – means a follower of Christ
….The word Christian is very simple, but comes with a tall order. When we say we are a Christian the unbeliever immediately begins to judge God. They look for evidence in your faith to see the God you say you serve. But many people who call themselves Christian live a life that does not reflect the teachings of Christ. So why do so many people call themselves a Christian when they do not represent Christ?
That is a good question. My question would be, are you one who goes around professing to be a Christian but your life does not reflect Christ? Why is this so IMPORTANT and Why should you care about this…. more
Why So Many Christians Are Unhappy
God wants His children to be happy, because as a child of God through Christ we are to enjoy life, and our life is to be full. In John 10:10 …… I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows). John 10:10 tells us that we are to enjoy life, however there is another part to this scripture…. more
What causes a Christian to be set apart
The mystery is what causes a Christian to be set apart! Mystery means – hidden, secret Isaiah 52:13 Behold, my servant shall act wisely; he shall be high and lifted up, and shall be exalted. 14 As many were astonished at you – his appearance was so marred, beyond human semblance, and his form beyond that of the children of mankind… more
I know so many people who profess to be a Christian yet their life does not produce fruit (Galatians 5:22-23).
I constantly pray for discernment, wisdom and insight! I ask the Lord to examine my heart and actions and if anything is coming between me to you then Holy Spirit CONVICT me! My life depends on it for I do not want to spend eternity in hell and I want to be with JESUS.
2 Corinthians 13:5 HCSB Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith. Examine yourselves. Or do you yourselves not recognize that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless you fail the test.
“The View” host Joy Behar said on Tuesday that it’s essentially “mental illness” to believe that “Jesus talks to you,” with co-host Sunny Hostin saying that she’s not so sure she wants her “vice president speaking in tongues and having Jesus speak to him.”
These comments came during a conversation about Omarosa Manigault Newman, the former “Apprentice” star who briefly became a White House staffer before reportedly being terminated.
Newman made waves this week when she uttered some shocking comments about Vice President Mike Pence’s Christian faith…. more
Vice President Pence Blasts ABC’s ‘The View’: Christianity Is NOT a Mental Illness
Vice President Mike Pence hit back Wednesday at comments made on ABC’s “The View” comparing his hearing from Jesus Christ to mental illness.
On Tuesday, the panelists on the talk show discussed former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman’s recent comment on the reality TV show “Celebrity Big Brother” about Pence’s faith. She said, “I am Christian, I love Jesus, but he thinks Jesus tells him to say things.”
On “The View,” Joy Behar commented, “It’s one thing to talk to Jesus. It’s another thing when Jesus talks to you. That’s called mental illness, if I’m not correct, hearing voices.”… more
A lawsuit has been filed against social-studies teacher Christine Jakowski and others in the Chatham School District in New Jersey for teaching public school students that Islam is “the true faith.”
Jakowski’s lesson included an explanation on how to become a Muslim and ended with a plea: “May god help us all find the true faith, Islam. Ameen.”
The Thomas More Law Center said its complaint was filed on behalf of Libby Hilsenrath and her son, a minor, after seventh-grade students at the school “were forced to endure Islamic propaganda and an explicit call to convert to Islam.”
It came during the World Cultures and Geography class…. more
From early childhood, Bassem Herz Attalhah loved the church and was a man of prayer and worship.
Our persecuted family in Egypt (#17 on the World Watch List) continues to see increased violence and bloodshed. The war on Christianity in Egypt is intensifying. In 2017, 130 Christians were reportedly killed for their faith, including an attack on a church south of Cairo on Dec. 29, 2017. 2018 begins with the death of a devoted Christ follower and a vow from militants to kill more Coptic Christians.
“Are you Christian?”
The 27-year-old husband and father of five Bassem Herz Attalhah didn’t hesitate to answer.
“Yes, I am Christian,” he told his attackers and then immediately proclaimed his faith a second time in a loud voice: “Yes, I am Christian.”
A VISIBLE REMINDER AND SIGN OF FAITH
Bassem was on his way home from work in El-Arish, where he and his brother, Osama, had opened a mobile phone shop. He was with Osama and their neighbor and friend Mohamed when three men stopped them and asked Bassem to show them the wrist of his right hand (Coptic Christians “wear” a small black tattoo of a cross on their right wrist–a visible reminder and sign of their faith and also a form of identification since many churches station security at their doors to check that those entering are Christians)…. more
Two house church pastors in China have been told they must pay a fine of over 7 million yuan (over 1 million USD) because they collected the same amount in offerings from their congregation.
Pastors Su Tianfu and Yang Hua of Huoshi Church in Guizhou province have been facing the fine since May 2017, China Aid reported, but it was only earlier this month that a provincial court delivered a final verdict and confirmed the punishment.
Su and Yang have been told that the money they collected from church offerings is “illegal income,” despite their argument that they have only used the money for the church itself…. more
Persecution against Christians continues to run very high, with Muslim youth being taught to treat believers with contempt
Throughout the Central Asian country of Pakistan (#5 on the 2018 World Watch List), persecution against Christians is rampant. Increasingly, Muslim youth are taught to treat believers with contempt and persecute Christians, commonly regarded as an “untouchable caste.”
August 30, 2017. The day is indelibly marked into the memory of the Masih family.
It would be the last day Ilyasab and his wife would hear the voice of their 17-year-old son, Sharoon… more
Facebook is facing more censorship and bias allegations from a Christian group that opposes abortion.
The West Virginia-based ministry Warriors for Christ repeatedly has had its Facebook pages removed by the social media giant, according to the Christian Post. Its main page, which has more than 225,000 followers, was removed again last week, allegedly for “hateful, threatening or obscene” content.
Ministry leader Pastor Rich Penkoski told the Post that they missed out on vital opportunities to help people as a result.
“When Facebook pulled our page [for the first time], we were actually counseling with a young woman who was suicidal,” Penkoski said.
The biggest issue seems to be the ministry’s stance on homosexuality, Penkoski said. However, they also stand strong for unborn babies’ rights and sexual purity, he said…. more
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