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Suicides are at an all time high. This means hope is being lost. The world is spinning out of control. Nations are giving away their heritage and history to the point that some places no longer resemble their own culture.
The dictionary defines hope as: 1. Want something to be true or happen 2. To desire with expectation of obtainment or fulfillment
Everyone Struggles With Hope Including Christians
Hebrews 11:1 ESV Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
Faith and hope go together. Our faith is the reality and guarantee of the unseen things we hope for.
Romans 8:24 ESV For in this hope we w ere saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.
As Christians we are hoping for something we do not see. We hope and have faith by love.
1 Corinthians 13:7 ESV Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things… read more
On the morning of July 24, Captain Christian Trosvig started the day like any other—he circled up his crew and prayed.
Trosvig is a fisherman of more than 20 years. His home port is Kodiak, Alaska.
That Monday, he and his crew and about four other vessels were fishing off Alaska’s Raspberry Island.
“We had a nice big bag of fish, the Lord was providing, and we dumped it in the fish hold. After we did and we got the net rolled up the rest of the way and the skiff hooked up, we had alarms start going off,” Trosvig told CBN News.
His boat, the Grayling, was taking on water.
At first, Trosvig says he wasn’t concerned. He and his crew had just pulled in thousands of pounds of salmon and it was natural for the stern to dip lower into the water under the weight. Still, the alarms kept sounding and Trosvig called for his crew to bring out the water pumps… read more
Without warning, Ting’s health started to deteriorate. In just over the course of a few days, she was bed-ridden and completely paralyzed. Her illness perplexed doctors. No one had any answers, and they were running out of time. Every passing moment could be Ting’s last.
She couldn’t even speak of her agony. Or her fear of death, which seemed inches away and creeping closer.
She fell into a deep sleep. And in the midst of her slumber, she heard a voice summoning her in her dreams. Ting says—…. <!–more–>
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
Pushpa and her husband Vijay* both came from a Hindu background. They worshipped numerous gods and entertained many spirits, which compounded a series of traumatic events that began in 2000, when they invited Pushpa’s sister to come and live with them.
“My sister was possessed with an evil spirit,” Pushpa recounted to Biglife.
Shortly after her sister arrived Pushpa was startled when an evil spirit spoke through her sister’s mouth saying, “I am going to kill your sister and come live inside of you.”… read more
Matthew 8:28-34 NASB Jesus Casts Out Demons 28 When He came to the other side into the country of the Gadarenes, two men who were demon-possessed met Him as they were coming out of the tombs. They were so extremely violent that no one could pass by that way. 29 And they cried out, saying, “[a]What business do we have with each other, Son of God? Have You come here to torment us before [b]the time?” 30 Now there was a herd of many swine feeding at a distance from them. 31 The demons began to entreat Him, saying, “If You are going to cast us out, send us into the herd of swine.” 32 And He said to them, “Go!” And they came out and went into the swine, and the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the sea and perished in the waters. 33 The herdsmen ran away, and went to the city and reported everything, [c]including what had happened to the demoniacs. 34 And behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus; and when they saw Him, they implored Him to leave their region.
Why did Jesus allow the demons to enter the herd of pigs?
Answer: The story of Jesus casting the legion of demons into a herd of pigs is found in Matthew 8:30-37; Mark 5:1-20; and Luke 8:27-38. Only Matthew mentions the more prominent of the two demoniacs involved. Demoniacs were persons whose minds came under the control of an evil spirit or spirits. That such phenomena were especially prominent during the days of Christ’s earthly ministry is consistent with Satan’s efforts to counteract God’s program. It also allows us to witness the spiritual warfare in which our Savior was constantly engaged. Demons knew exactly who Jesus was—”Son of God”—and were aware of their ultimate doom (Matthew 8:28-29)…. read more
A Taiwanese Christian pastor was detained for singing the worship song “Jesus Love You” in Zhengzhou, Henan, in China, which officials there have branded as an “illegal religious activity.”
ChinaAid, which reports on persecution and human rights abuses in the world’s most populous nation, said Pastor Xu Rongzhang from Taiwan was detained on Saturday, the day before Easter, because he led a group of Christians in Zhengzhou to sing the song.
Xu was released later on the same day, though his identification documents and permit to travel to mainland China were not returned until Monday.
Local officials never explained why singing “Jesus Loves You” is now deemed to be an illegal activity, though several Christians across China in recent months have been arrested and even sentenced to prison for participating in religious activities…. read more