Evangelical Leaders Sign ‘Nashville Statement’ Affirming God’s Design for Sexuality, Marriage, Gender
Source: Christian News Network
By Heather Clark
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- More than 150 evangelical pastors, seminary and college professors, ministry leaders and others have signed a declaration known as the “Nashville Statement,” which affirms God’s design and intent regarding sexuality, marriage and gender identity.
The Nashville Statement, which is an initiative of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood and the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, was released on Tuesday and features 14 short proclamations, or articles, arranged in constitutional form.
The statement, while pertaining to homosexuality and transgenderism, also speaks universally in regard to God’s desire that all mankind remain sexually pure until marriage and notes that the Creator distinctively designed the woman to complement the man and bear the couple’s children. It additionally addresses the requirement for faithfulness within the marital covenant, which is to mirror Christ and His bride, the Church.
Source: Breaking Christian News
By: Walker Wildmon
As I was reading an article on the Indy Star news site regarding the American Family Association's (AFA) placing Angie's List on its anti-Christian bigotry map because they adamantly opposed the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act, I noticed something encouraging. Near the end of the article it mentioned an atheist group that is also on our map, and how the founder of that group recently came to faith in Jesus Christ. (Screengrab via YouTube)
I proceeded to confirm this by contacting the man himself, Steve Tillman. Before I knew it we were texting back and forth regarding this story. Consequently, I can confirm that a former head of an atheist group has come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Praise the Lord! This is a huge encouragement!
Author: Nancy Amons
PORTLAND, TN (WSMV) -In Portland, TN, a towering billboard quotes a Leviticus passage from the Old Testament: "You shall not lie with a man as with a woman. It is an abomination."
Ronnie Monday, a Vietnam veteran, is the man behind the message.
He commissioned the billboard and paid for it with donations from some friends. It has been up for four months.
"When the president came out and indicated that he thought that gay marriage was OK, that was pretty much the last straw," Monday said.
Chris Sanders is the executive director of the Tennessee Equality Project, a group that supports gay rights.
"It's a free country. The man has the right to put it up there. We're not questioning that; we're questioning whether it's the right message," he said.
[VIDEO] News Watch Daily: Court Rules Police Did Not Violate Group’s Rights By Ousting Them From Muslim Festival
Source: Christian News Network
By: Heather Clark
CINCINNATI – A federal appeals court has ruled that Michigan police did not violate the rights of a California-based group by ousting them from an Arab festival when attendees began turning violent in response to their antagonism.
As previously reported, U.S. District Court Judge Patrick Duggan ruled last year that men with an organization identified as Bible Believers crossed the boundaries of free speech into creating safety concerns through their inflammatory speech and actions at the 2012 International Arab Festival in Dearborn.
With no choice but to run, convert to Islam or face possible execution, hundreds of thousands of Christians have been forced to flee as the ISIS terror group takes over sections of Iraq and Syria. K-LOVE's Kenny Noble Cortes reports on refugee options
Source: Baptist Press
Author: Karen L. Willoughby
STURGIS, S.D. (BP) -- Closer to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally's bar scene and with an extra three-hour nightly shift, Baptist volunteers nearly tripled the professions of faith recorded last year.
The Dakota Baptist Convention-led outreach -- with its popular giveaway of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle -- gave 120 volunteers from at least 20 states and Canada 3,654 opportunities to share three-minute testimonies, up from 2,141 last year, leading to professions of faith by 513 people, up from 178 in 2013.
"It was a wise decision that Garvon [Golden, DBC executive director] had, to move locations," said Buck Hill, the convention's missions director. "It put us deeper into the jungle, into the devil's playground."
Source: CBN News
The harsh treatment of Christians in Iran is fueling church growth. Despite the threats, one television channel is beaming the Christian message directly into the Islamic country.
Source: Universal Free Press
Author: Dom The Conservative
250 Christian girls were recently kidnapped, raped, impregnated, and executed by Muslim militants. Sharia courts have waged “rape jihad” on non-Muslim women and children in an effort to quell soldiers’ sexual desires and punish the enemies of Islam. Honor killings, imprisonment, andcrucifixions have left thousands of Christians in hiding.
And they’re fed up.
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