By Mark Martin l CBN News
It is becoming alarmingly clear that few people, including
believers, have a solid handle on the love of God. While I agree
that many hunger for God, and sincerely desire to see the
promises of God manifest in their lives, few people understand
the correlation of the love of God and victorious living. This is
because there is a difference between head knowledge and
When unexpected challenges occur in our
lives, it is the unconditional and unrelenting love of
God that is present to get us through these challenges.
However, if God’s surpassing love is perceived only
through head knowledge, defeat is likely because
you will not always “feel” the love or presence of
God. And this is a common problem among
believers. When believers don’t "feel" God, then a
plethora of thoughts relating to “works” surface,
such as: maybe I don’t deserve God’s help; what do
I need to do to get God’s attention; ...
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Barna: Many Pastors Wary
of Raising ‘Controversy’
George Barna – research expert and
founder of The Barna Group – shared with
American Family Radio's "Today's Issues" about
new information he's compiling at American
Culture and Faith Institute over the last two years,
gauging where theologically conservative pastors
are at politically.
"What we're finding is that when we ask
them about all the key issues of the day, [90
percent of them are] telling us, Yes, the Bible
speaks to every one of these issues. Then we ask
them: Well, are you teaching your people what the
Bible says about those issues? – and the numbers
drop ... to less than 10 percent of pastors who say
they will speak to it."
"So the thing that struck me has been that
when we talk about the separation of church and
state, it's that churches have separated
themselves from the activities of the state – and
that's to the detriment of the state and its people,"
stated the researcher.
Why the disconnect? According to Barna,
the answer is simple. He suggests asking pastors
how someone would know if their church is
"successful" – which he did.
"There are five factors that the vast majority
of pastors turn to [when asked that question]," he
explained. "Attendance, giving, number of
programs, number of staff, and square footage.
"Now all of those things are good
measures, except for one tiny fact: Jesus didn't
die for any of them," Barna continued. "What I'm
suggesting is [those pastors] won't probably get
involved in politics because it's very controversial.
Controversy keeps people from being in the seats,
controversy keeps people from giving money, from
By Steven Erlelt l LifeNews
The Obama administration has revised the HHS
mandate rules — the first revision since losing to Hobby
Lobby at the Supreme Court. The revisions provide no relief
from the mandate and essentially restate how pro-life
groups, like the Little Sisters, will have to pay huge fines if
the violate the mandate.
The upshot of the new rules? As Arina Grossu,
Director for the Center for Human Dignity at the Family
Research Council, tells LifeNews, it’s “the threat of crippling
fines on non-profits who stand up for their freedom of
Congressman Chris Smith, the top pro-life advocate
in the House of Representatives, says that resident Obama
has resorted to coercion and massive, punitive fines against
pro-life organizations and faith-based groups that oppose
the mandate ...
By Napp Nazworth l Christian Post
Enjoy Watching American Marines Worshiping
Almighty Jehovah Singing “Days of Elijah”
Top Saudi Cleric says ISIS
is Enemy #1 of Islam,
‘Destroying Human Civilization’
Present conditions in the church and nation demand
united, decisive action. We need more than one positive
election ... one godly, Supreme Court decision ... one good
sermon series or one significant, local church revival.
America is desperate for a change. Overall church
attendance is declining. An entire generation is emerging
with little understanding of absolute truth. The only hope for
change is in the spiritual climate of our nation, and it begins
at the grassroots level.
Founded following the infamous 9/11 terrorist attacks,
Cry Out America is a grassroots prayer initiative signaling
September 11, 2001 was a moment that forever
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ENJOYING EVERYDAY LIFE
Are You Content With Your Life?
By Joyce Meyer l The Church Guide
It seems there are very few people who are consistently
content with life. It’s more common to be up and down mentally
and emotionally, depending on what our circumstances are. So I
want to ask you: How content are you? Are you consistently
enjoying your life?
God loves us and has a good plan for our lives. Jeremiah
29:11 says His thoughts and plans for us are “for welfare and
peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome”
(AMP). And John 10:10 says Jesus “came that they may have
and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full,
till it overflows)” (AMP).
It was such a revelation for me when I
realized that God wants me to enjoy my life now,
and not just barely get by, hanging on until I get
to Heaven. It was also a life-changing revelation
when I understood that my joy and contentment
don’t have to be based on my circumstances. In
Christ, I can learn “how to be content
(satisfied to the point where I am not
disturbed or disquieted) in whatever
state I am” (Philippians 4:11 AMP).
Pro-Lifers Slam Massive
Fines Obama Wants on Faith
Organizations Who Oppose
By Michael Gryboski l Christian Post
Saudi Arabia's top religious official has recently
denounced the Islamic State terrorist organization, better
known as ISIS.
Following the words of other Muslim leaders, Saudi
Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh issued a statement
Tuesday that was released by the Saudi Press Agency.
"Extremist and militant ideas and terrorism which
spread decay on earth, destroying human civilization," said
al-Sheikh, "are not in any way part of Islam, but are enemy
number one of Islam, and Muslims are their first victims."
Are African Americans
Being Recruited by ISIS?
By Samuel Smith l Christian Post
Considering the social conflict between cops and protesters in
Ferguson, Missouri, the terrorist group commonly known as the Islamic State
of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is using the strategic moment in American history to
recruit African-Americans to join the Islamic State's jihadist movement.
Those fighting alongside ISIS, a globally growing terrorist group in
which U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said was "as sophisticated and
well-funded as any terrorist we have ever seen", have made no secret that
they have vowed to bring turmoil to America. ISIS members promised to
"divide America in two", while their spokesman Abu Mosa promised to raise
the flag of Allah over the White House.
Air Force Will No Longer
Require “So Help Me God”
In Enlistment Oaths
Airmen who enlist or reenlist in the United
States Air Force will no longer have to say the
phrase “so help me God” as part of a required oath,
the agency announced on Wednesday.
According to USA Today, the Air Force faced
pressure to change the policy from the American
Humanist Association, which threatened to sue
them on behalf of an airman who was not allowed
to reenlist because he would not say the phrase.
The Air Force allowed those who took the oath to
omit the phrase until late last year, but then began
requiring all airmen to take the full oath, the
Washington Post reported.
In a statement, Secretary of the Air Force
Deborah Lee James said the changes to the Air
Force policy were effective immediately.
“We take any instance in which Airmen
report concerns regarding religious freedom
seriously,” Lee said in the statement. “We are
making the appropriate adjustments to ensure our
Airmen's rights are protected.”
Both the Army and the Navy allow soldiers
and sailors to omit saying “so help me God” from
their oaths when they enlist.
Iraq: Girls as Young as
Three Sold as Sex Slaves
One of the hardest things about hearing
people's stories in Iraq of rape, persecution,
violence and beating was knowing that these were
the people who had got away.
The many families I met
in the Kurdish region of Iraq
who had fled shootings and
the risk of sex slavery were
just that – the ones who had
And of course,
thousands of people didn't. I
haven't watched any of the
Internet clips showing
executions – described by
one commentator as 'atrocity
porn' – but we all know that
As, apparently, are the sex slave markets. A
number of people in different cities told me of the
systematic rounding up of women and girls; the
rapid, enforced divorce of married women from
their husbands; the 'testing' of single women to
assess whether they're considered to be a virgin;
PRO-LIFE GROUPS TO VOTERS:
Remember the Lie
By Charlie Butts l One News Now
The Government Accountability Office just
released a report showing the Affordable Care Act
does fund elective abortions in 28 states – despite
the fact that President Obama and Democratic
leaders in Congress vowed there would be no
taxpayer-funded abortions in the massive
healthcare reform bill. That promise swayed
enough "pro-life" Democrats to vote for it and pass
it in March 2010.
Marilyn Musgrave, vice president for
governmental affairs at the Susan B. Anthony List,
is mindful of the promise that has now proven to
"Well guess what, it does [fund abortions],"
Samaritan Ministries Offers
Biblical Alternative to
Health Care Insurance
By Lori Arnold l Christian Press
Cody DeWitt sold his family home and was
packing up his household for a move to Illinois
where he was about to start a new job with
Samaritan Ministries International, a nonprofit
alternative to medical insurance.
Unlike insurance in which policyholders
send premiums to their insurance companies,
Samaritan Ministries’ members send their
monthly payment—called a share—directly to a
co-member dealing with a health issue.
On the eve of DeWitt’s move, though, the
two-year Samaritan Ministries member
discovered just how effective the ministry really
was after coughing up blood at his parent’s
Florida home. . .
Christians May Have to Follow
MLK's Example, Go to Jail, to
Protect Religious Freedom,
Virginia Rep. Frank Wolf Says
Christians in the United States may have
follow the example of Martin Luther King Jr. and go
to jail to defend their religious freedom, Rep. Frank
Wolf, R-Virginia, claimed.
"I think evangelicals and people of faith are
really going to have to adopt what Martin Luther
King did and maybe go to jail and do some things
like that," Wolf said Sept. 10 at the American
Enterprise Institute's Evangelical Leadership
Wolf was on a panel with former
Congressman and Ambassador Tony Hall. Hall, a
Democrat, and Wolf, a Republican, talked about
how their friendship and Christian faith helped
them overcome their political differences and work
together on a number of issues in Congress.
During the Q&A, Wolf was asked to clarify
what issue he believes Christians may have to go
to jail over and he answered, "religious
Navy SEAL’s Amazing
Survival: ‘God, Get Me Home’
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Navy SEAL Sr.
Chief Mike Day had never been shot before, but
that changed dramatically one night in April 2007.
Al Qaeda terrorists shot Day more than two dozen
"This body armor took more rounds than it
was supposed to," explained Day, who is now
Body armor capable of handling only one
round took multiple hits at close range and
amazingly held together.
"They advertise that it can take one round,
and then it falls apart .....
CHRISTIANITY IN AMERICA
Culture Upside Down: There Has Been
a Colossal Shift in America’s Values
Planned Parenthood Plans to Spend at
Least $18 Million on Elections