Why has Jesus not yet returned despite all the Bible prophesies? Pastor shares his perspective

Why has Jesus not yet returned despite all the Bible prophesies? Pastor shares his perspective

Pixabay Reformed theologian John Piper tackled a question from a reader asking why Jesus has not yet returned despite promises made some 2,000 years ago in the Bible. Piper insisted that Christ is not a false prophet. The listener, identified only as Ron, asked Piper on his “Ask Pastor John” podcast about the New Testament belief that Jesus is coming back to earth “very soon.” “In the New Testament we find repeated evidence of people whom we would call inspired who evidently believed — and sometimes claimed — that Jesus would come back soon, even during the writer’s own lifetime. Examples would be 1 Peter 4:7; Matthew 24:34; 26:64; 1 Corinthians 10:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:15–17; and 1 Corinthians 15:51,” Ron stated. “How can we still consider them authoritative while discarding modern-day messengers whose prophecies...Read more
Mother-of-four changes her mind about abortion only to find Jesus and get married a few days later

Mother-of-four changes her mind about abortion only to find Jesus and get married a few days later

A pro-life supporter holds up a sign during a rally in New York.Reuters A mother of four from North Carolina who decided not to have an abortion has accepted Jesus Christ in her life and got married to the father of her children all in a single week, a pro-life group has said. Vicky Kaseorg of the North Carolina-based Cities4Life shared the story of the bride, identified only as “J,” in a blog post on Friday, which has since been picked up by a number of pro-life news outlets. The Cities4Life team member, part of a group that protests and prays outside abortion clinics in the state and offers expectant mothers an alternative choice to abortion, noted in her blog that only the “miracles of God” and the intervention of “loving Christians” could have made such an improbable story possible. “The bride, J, was a brave woman who thought she had...Read more
Pastor who led conservative church planting organisation for 20 years comes out as transgender woman

Pastor who led conservative church planting organisation for 20 years comes out as transgender woman

Paul Williams has transitioned to Paula Stone Williams(Photos: Milligan College/Facebook) Paul Williams, who led the conservative church planting organization Orchard Groupfor 20 years, has publicly come out as a transgender woman named Paula Stone Williams. Conservative pastor, Paul Williams (L) formerly of the Orchard Group, transitioned into a transgender woman named Paula (R)Williams began his work with Orchard Group in 1979 and became the president and chairman of the group in 1989, driven by a “simple statement of faith.” “These convictions have been passed down by each generation of leaders. While this is certainly not an exhaustive list, we continue to affirm the following: The inspiration and authority of the whole Bible (Old and New Testament) as the revelation of God by the Holy Spirit,” the organization declares in part on their website....Read more
WATCH: Disturbing footage shows heroic Christian aid worker rescuing young girl from Islamists in Iraq

WATCH: Disturbing footage shows heroic Christian aid worker rescuing young girl from Islamists in Iraq

A member of Iraqi Rapid response forces takes position during clashes with Islamic State fighters in north west of Mosul.Reuters A Christian former special forces operative who now works as an aid worker was recently caught on camera saving ayoung girl from Islamic State gunfire in Mosul, Iraq. The act of bravery came from David Eubank, 56, the founder of the Free Burma Rangers (FBR), a group dedicated to helping pro-Democracy organisations in conflict zones such as Burma or Iraq. Eubank, who is also a husband and father of three, joined the special forces team when he was 18, but after 10 years decided that he needed ‘the freedom to go where God was leading’ according to the Los Angeles Times. The Times reported that when a Burmese Bible group asked Eubank’s missionary parents for help, they turned to their son. ‘The Burmese said they were a warrior people, and...Read more
Death sentence: The US Christians fearing deadly family deportation to Iraq

Death sentence: The US Christians fearing deadly family deportation to Iraq

Chaldean Christians warn deporting them back to Iraq amounts to a death sentence.Reuters An American Iraqi Christian family is one among more than 100 fearing the deportation of loved ones to Iraq, where the threat of genocide at the hands of ISIS remains high. Brittanny Hamama is part of a Chaldean (Iraqi Catholic Christian) family, but her father was arrested by US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on June 11, alongside 113 other Iraqi Christians. She reported her experience in a piece for America Magazine She described the morning of Sunday 11 June, when her family were preparing to head to church. ‘ICE agents pounded on our door at 9:30 am on a Sunday morning as we were getting ready to go to Mass. The agents said that they were doing a house check. They then said that they just needed my dad to come in and be interviewed by the Iraqi consulate. They promised that he...Read more
How the whole Bible hangs together – in one easy lesson

How the whole Bible hangs together – in one easy lesson

Pexels There are many things that are a mystery to us until the final big ‘reveal’. We might be reading a crime novel, for example – and the whole story only makes sense when we come to the closing pages and the identity of the murderer suddenly becomes clear to us. The Bible is a bit like that. It’s only when we get to the climax that we start to understand much of what has gone before. In our fortnightly pilgrimage through Mark’s gospel we are now getting close to Jesus’ execution. And as we do we shall see not only what it means for us today but how it ties up and explains so much of the rest of the Bible. Here in today’s section, in a seemingly innocuous few verses happening ‘on the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread’, Jesus tells his disciples to go ahead of him into Jerusalem where they will encounter a man carrying a...Read more
Why did Jesus say it was hard for the rich man to enter Heaven?

Why did Jesus say it was hard for the rich man to enter Heaven?

Pixabay We all know that being born again is something that’s impossible for man but truly possible for God. When we believe in what the Lord Jesus Christ, we can be saved and be given entry into the Kingdom of God. Why did Jesus, then, say that it’s hard for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God? Choosing God over riches The Bible often warns us about the dangers of desiring money. While money in itself isn’t wrong and can actually be used for things beneficial to many including the people of God, the love for money is something that’s dangerous and can spell doom for many, if not all, of us. The Lord Jesus Himself told us that we have to make constantly make the crucial decision to choose God over money. We can’t pursue both – it’s either we pursue God or riches. In Matthew 6:24 we find the Lord’s sobering instruction: Advertisement...Read more
What the Bible has to say about being prosperous and successful in all that you do

What the Bible has to say about being prosperous and successful in all that you do

Pixabay So many people think that there are many ways to success. True enough, as many disciplines and areas of expertise exists, so does the many means and ways to become “good enough” or “the best” at something. But still, many who’ve tried to succeed but failed realize that at times, what you think works actually doesn’t. The Bible, however, offers the best “one-size-fits-all” method to become successful in everything that we do. Maybe you’re shocked to read that, but it’s true. There’s a tried and tested method that promises success for every endeavor: obedience to the Word of God. God told Joshua, “Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. Keep this Book of the Law...Read more
John Hagee Ministries cancels two London conferences following UK terror attacks

John Hagee Ministries cancels two London conferences following UK terror attacks

Hagee is senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, and also founded Christians United for Israel.Facebook Two London conferences led by the pro-Israel, evangelical megachurch pastor John Hagee and due later this month have been cancelled following the recent terrorist attacks in the UK. Hagee, 77, is the controversial senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, and also founded Christians United for Israel. He is well-known for his frequent interventions in public affairs, especially his unwavering support of the Israeli government and, more recently, his support for Donald Trump. Now, the John Hagee Ministeries website announced that its ‘Night to Honour Israel’ on 22 June and the John Hagee Ministries London Conference on 23-24 June in Westminster, London, have both been ‘postponed’. ‘The safety of our supporters is...Read more
‘We will continue to minister the healing Gospel of Jesus’: Benny Hinn responds to tax raid

‘We will continue to minister the healing Gospel of Jesus’: Benny Hinn responds to tax raid

BennyHinn.org Pastor Benny Hinn has responded to the raid on his offices in the US by the Inland Revenue and Postal services by invoking the healing and saving Gospel of Jesus Christ. A statement on his Facebook page reads: ‘As has been widely reported, Benny Hinn Ministries is cooperating fully with the governmental entities that are reviewing certain operations of the Church. ‘The ministry has undergone intense scrutiny over the years, and we remain confident that there will again be a positive and speedy outcome in the days ahead. ‘Pastor Benny appreciates the love, prayers, and support of our beloved partners as we continue to minister the saving and healing Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world.’ Hinn, known for his faith healing ‘miracle crusades’, had his Grapevine offices in Texas raided just days before he went to pastor a...Read more

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