If the US Government said it would ban abortion if the American people would give up their right to bear arms, would you give up your gun(s)? Since this is a hypothetical question, it assumes the US Government would keep its word. On this Sunday's Special Edition of Cross Encounters Radio 12/23/2012, hosted by Tony Miano, listeners are asked to call in and answer the question and simply stick to answering as it is presented -- yes or no, and why.
An American pastor has been imprisoned on secret charges and tortured in Iran as the country pursues a crackdown on house churches.
Fox News reports that Saeed Abedini, a 32-year-old Iranian man who is a U.S. citizen, was detained while on a visit to see family members and conduct humanitarian work. Abedini, who lives in the United States with his wife and two children, previously spent years in Iran developing house churches.
My wife Connie and I would like to wish all of our many readers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Due to the season, we will not be posting any new content here at Love Hope and Faith Ministries from December 23rd until January 7th. Bless you all as you spend time with family, friends and our Savior.
Walter and Connie Blackwood
In case you haven’t heard the news, there is a new edition of the King James Bible that rewrites eight key verses that speak against homosexual practice. It’s called the Queen James Bible (I kid you not), and the editors state that, “We edited those eight verses in a way that makes homophobic interpretations impossible.”
This Gospel of John Bible study presents a profound perspective of Jesus Christ and your relationship to Him. This challenging study format is suitable for individual daily study or weekly group reviews. <more...>
In this chapter Jesus goes to Jerusalem to the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles. Why does Jesus cause such a stir in Jerusalem at the feast? Learn the answer to this question and some interesting information about the brothers of Jesus by studying Chapter Seven.
Operation Rescue has announced that it is awarding the Pre-Born Children with the 2012 Malachi Award.
"As we near the 40th memorial of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that decriminalized abortion in America, we can look back and see how the public attitudes have changed toward pre-born babies," said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue.
Vietnamese Catholic blogger and religious freedom advocate Nguyen Huu Vinh has been awarded the Hellman/Hammett award for writers facing political persecution. Nguyen Huu Vinh (also known as Jean Baptiste Nguyen Huu Vinh) was among 41 people selected for the Hellman/Hammett award administered by the human rights NGO Human Rights Watch.
Ribur was beaten and locked in jail for 60 days because she talked about Jesus.
Ribur grew up in a Christian family in Indonesia, and during high school she became interested in mission work. After studying for five years in a Bible school, she joined a community-development group that was teaching agricultural methods to villagers in Aceh, located in the far north of Indonesia’s most western island, Sumatra. Teaching agricultural methods, such as organic farming and livestock breeding, gave the team an opportunity to hear about people’s lives and share their Christian faith if asked.
Carolyn E. Gorman came to be saved by our Lord Jesus Christ at the age of seven. Since that time, she has been inspired by the Holy Spirit to write her amazing poetry for the glory of the One who loves her and died for her. Carolyn is an inspiration in her determination to walk the path God has laid before her despite abundant personal tribulations. <more...>
Not a week goes by without a Christian being attacked somewhere in the south Indian state of Karnataka, where more than 40 incidents of violence on Christians have been reported this year.
Each attack deepens the sense of insecurity among Christians, who account for 1.9 percent of the 61 million people in Karnataka. But it is mostly Christians from small, independent groups who bear the brunt of hostilities.
Associate Pastor with The Bridge Community of Faith in Kelowna BC Canada.