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Christian persecution up as governments, extremists leverage Covid restrictions

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Violence, discrimination and oppression surged against the world’s Christians in 2020 according to research by Open Doors USA. Their latest report on persecution lists underlying reasons including the Covid restrictions, more and ...

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Billy Graham book ‘Til Armageddon’ being rereleased

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Although Billy Graham died before the tumultuous year of 2020, his words about suffering and armageddon are as timely as ever. He examined the topic of suffering in his 1981 (see below) ...

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Release International expects increase in persecution of Christians in 2021

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Release International, which supports persecuted Christians around the world, expects increased persecution in many nations in the coming year. The assessment comes after a review of 2020 and new policies put into ...

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Lack of biblical knowledge threatens the church and young people

A lack of biblical literacy is one of the greatest threats to the church and young people, an evangelical says. “Beyond all theological differences, financial problems and political questions, our biggest problem ...

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Today’s cultural division has its roots in French Revolution, author Os Guinness says

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The Christian worldview upon which the United States was founded is quickly disappearing, according to noted author Os Guinness. The current division in the United States ultimately stems from a difference between ...

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Chinese communists raid house church

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Local Chinese communist authorities on Nov.15 raided a church in Taiyuan, China during its Sunday service, before detaining the preacher and six other members. According to International Christian Concern (ICC)  at around 9:20 ...

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US and Poland spearhead global meeting on religious freedom

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The Trump administration has organized a virtual conference on world religious freedom which took place on Monday. Ministers of foreign affairs from various countries convened for the event hosted by Poland and ...

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Why prayer is essential to the success of missions

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Has the church forgotten the importance of prayer to effective missions? It has often been observed that a person’s last words convey great significance. Whether someone is dying or leaving not to ...

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Fill The Stadium outreach offers hope to children in poverty

A determined community of athletes and influencers are advocating for the needs of children living in desperate poverty around the globe. The pressing need has grown as coronavirus lockdowns around the world ...

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‘Islamic terrorist’ responsible for Vienna attack: authorities

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Authorities have announced an “Islamic terrorist” was responsible for the deadly attack on Jews in Vienna, Austria late Monday. Gunmen attacked six locations in central Vienna on Monday evening shortly after 8 ...

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Israel tiptoes between Azerbaijan and Armenia’s war

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently met with the ambassadors of Armenia and Azerbaijan. Pompeo and the Trump administration hope to bring an end to the war between the two countries ...

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375 million children in poverty globally after lockdowns

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Government lockdowns meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus have had many unintended consequences. One of those is the loss of over $35 trillion in economic activity globally. In the U.S. ...

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Serbia and Kosovo move towards naming lake and bridges after Trump

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The nations of Serbia and Kosovo are naming a major lake after President Donald J. Trump. The news comes after Trump was already nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for his successful ...

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Man’s Greatest Folly: Believing in Man, instead of God

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Believing in Man, instead of God the Creator, is Man’s greatest folly.  Man’s failure to learn and teach God’s Word, throughout the world, as He directed, has resulted in the world we live ...

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Global Outreach Day a success despite pandemic

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Despite the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, Global Outreach Day’s GO 2020 reached 277 million people worldwide with the gospel. “We were surprised by the effectiveness of reaching out digitally and by phone,” said ...

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“God, Trump and COVID-19” takes timely look at today’s critical issues

“God, Trump and COVID-19: How the Pandemic Is Affecting Christians, the World and America’s 2020 Election,” a new book by Stephen Strang, brings clarity to the world-changing events of 2020. The book ...

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President Trump encourages Coptic Christians amid Egyptian persecution

On June 1, 2020, President Trump issued a statement titled “Presidential Message on Global Coptic Day, 2020.” (Copts are Egypt’s indigenous Christians, now a minority.) After sending his “best wishes” to the ...

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World uniting against Communist China over pandemic

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The world is uniting against China after diplomatic frustration and anger over the Communist regime’s secrecy, propaganda, misinformation and aggressive diplomacy reaches a boiling point. In recent weeks, Chinese diplomats have engaged ...

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World leaders join Trump in saying China will pay a price

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Will China pay a price on the world stage for its actions concerning the spread of COVID-19 and its secrecy? That looks more likely as President Donald Trump suggested on Saturday that ...

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Strong majority of surveyed pastors believe current events sign of second coming

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Are current events lining up with what Jesus said would happen just before his second coming? That’s what the majority of pastors now say in a new poll from LifeWay Research. Over ...

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Print On Demand is revolutionizing Wycliffe and Bible distribution

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In many parts of the world, giving out Bibles will get you tortured – or worse. That’s also true for Wycliffe Bible translators working to give people a Bible in their own ...

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Gospel for Asia changing lives with clean water

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A sobering new report released today by Gospel for Asia in the wake of World Water Day reveals that two billion people globally are struggling to find enough water to survive. MINISTRY UPDATE ...

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Christianity brought the world justice and freedom

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Many today would argue that Christianity has changed the world for the worse. In reality it introduced true justice and freedom. The “new atheists” don’t just see Christianity as wrong but evil. ...

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“Lord of the Rings” actor defends the Christian faith in Hollywood

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Hollywood is an often-overlooked mission field where a Christian can have a powerful impact on the culture. One actor who is outspoken about his faith is John Rys-Davies, who portrayed Gimli in ...

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Coronavirus situation ‘critical,’ Chinese pastor reveals in letter to world

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As countries around the world issue travel bans on passengers coming from China, a pastor living in the epicenter of the deadly coronavirus outbreak has written a  letter to the world. He’s ...

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