Do Not Store Up Your Treasures On Earth

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‘We are all winners today’, Christian social worker celebrates victory in legal battle over gay comments – Premier

A Christian social work student at the University of Sheffield has won a legal battle after being thrown off his course for comments made on social media about sexuality. The Court of Appeal has ruled that he was treated unfairly and has ordered a new hearing before a different Fitness to Practice panel. Felix Ngole was studying for a Masters in social work when he commented on a news story on Facebook relating to same sex marriage, saying: “Same sex marriage is a sin…

Do Not Store Up Your Treasures On Earth

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (Matthew 6:19) Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth,…. Meaning either treasures that are of an earthly nature and kind, the more valuable and excellent things of…

Persecution Watch Group: American Church ‘Inoculated by Entertainment’ While ‘Worldwide Church Being Murdered’ – Christian News Network

The president of an organization that reports on the global persecution of Christians recently penned an op-ed in which he lamented the American Church’s lack of interest in the suffering of their brothers and sisters in other countries. David Curry, the president of Open Doors USA, which also publishes an annual World Watch List on the 50 most dangerous places to live as a Christian, noted that hostility against Christians is increasing everywhere in article published by USA Today. Yet, it is ho-hum to…

A Photographer Sees a Prophecy of Trump’s America in Atlantic City – Hyperallergic

From Atlantic City (courtesy Circa Press) Atlantic City, New Jersey never really had a heyday, at least not one that lived up to the halcyon daydreams of its original architects. First conceived as the East Coast’s answer to Europe’s fashionable seaside resorts, its tawdry boardwalk attractions, backroom gambling establishments, and casual violence never approached the elegance of Cannes or Biarritz. Nevertheless, it held on for a while before taking a particularly American downturn. The legacy of the cut-and-run business which caused that downturn is…

What Do Oil And Christianity Have In Common? – Texas Standard

It may seem like a stretch to look for a connection between the oil industry and Christianity. But a new book by Darren Dochuck says these two larger-than-life entities both played important roles in building the country. The book, titled “Anointed with Oil:  How Christianity and Crude Made Modern America,” draws connections between the independent oilmen and wildcat Christianity. Dochuck says a lot of migration inside the United States has historically been tied directly to where and how oil money could be found, and…

The Color of Compromise: American Christianity’s legacy of racism calls for ‘repentance and repair’ – Baptist News Global

In his 2019 book, The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism, University of Mississippi doctoral candidate Jemar Tisby describes his purpose: This book is about revealing racism. It pulls back the curtain on the ways American Christians have collaborated with racism for centuries. By seeing the roots of racism in this country may the church be moved to immediate and resolute antiracist action. Tisby’s study surveys the history of racial discrimination and injustice in America from the colonial…

Christianity Is the Bad Guy?: Bemoaning the Demise of the Classical World – Christianheadlines.com

Christianity Is the Bad Guy?: Bemoaning the Demise of the Classical World In “The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire,” 18th-century historian Edward Gibbon blames Rome’s demise, at least in part, on Christianity. He wrote, “The clergy successfully preached the doctrines of patience and pusillanimity; the active virtues of society were discouraged, and the last remains of military spirit were buried in the cloister [and] a large portion of public and private wealth was consecrated to the specious demands of charity and devotion…”…

The end of the world will be a non-event – The Outline

It will not stop raining in Pittsburgh. Ours has always been a gray and drizzly city, but this feels different. Last year we got nearly 60 inches of rain, more even than in 2004, when the remnants of Hurricane Ivan flooded downtown and many of the little riverfront towns a few miles up the Allegheny River. We had an epidemic of landslides, collapsing roads, and homes getting swallowed by mud. This year is on pace to match or exceed 2018’s record precipitation. The rains…

Chinese House Church Members Taken Into Custody After Sharing Meal Together – Christian News Network

Photo Credit: Andrey Filippov/Wikipedia Commons (Bitter Winter) — For Christians, even getting together for a meal is now off-limits in China. It seems that dinners are now considered religious gatherings, which as such should be authorized. That’s the hard lesson 11 believers from a Sola Fide house church in Xiangyang city in central China’s Hubei Province learned on March 13, 2019, the night they were arrested after having dinner together. Just as the believers were leaving the meeting venue, they were surrounded by more…

Florida “Pride Prom” for Teenagers, Where Youth Could Dress in Drag, Canceled – Christian News Network

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A “Storybook Pride Prom” for teenagers that had been scheduled for Friday night, where youth were invited to dress as their favorite book characters — including in drag, was canceled due to stated “emotional and physical safety” concerns and a lack of “adequate security.” The event had generated an impassioned response from both sides, with tickets selling out on one hand but also being opposed by others as being inappropriate for children. “You’re invited to create your own ‘happily ever after’…

Do Not Store Up Your Treasures On Earth

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (Matthew 6:19) Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth,…. Meaning either treasures that are of an earthly nature and kind, the more valuable and excellent things of…

Powerful Testimonies – Salvation Through Jesus

Atheist, Muslims, Satanist, Gangsters, Strippers, Drug Addicts, Homosexuals, and myself all have one thing in common. We sin. No sin is too big for Jesus. He died on the cross for all of us. You have the winning ticket already. Redeem that winning ticket by asking the Lord Jesus Christ to come into your heart. Ask him for forgiveness and to change you from the inside out. There is no gift on earth that compares to the gift or eternal salvation. For God so…

The Jezebel Spirit and How it Operates

Without question, the nastiest, evil, most disgusting, cunning, and seductive spirit in Satan’s hierarchy has to be what many call the Jezebel spirit. What is the Jezebel spirit? The Jezebel spirit is not just one spirit like Satan is. This is a “type” of evil spirit in Satan’s kingdom. There is only one devil, one Satan, but there are many spirits that would be considered a Jezebel type spirit, as they all have a particular type of personality and a specific way in which…

New Synagogue Under Western Wall Examined

New Western Wall tunnels synagogue opened By Jeremy Sharon | December 19, 2017 18:49 The synagogue is deep inside the complex and is adjacent to the area above which the ancient Jewish temples on the Temple Mount stood, and the inner sanctum of the Holy of Holies in particular. A remarkable new synagogue within the Western Wall tunnels complex that took 12 years to build was dedicated and opened on Monday night, following the traditional Hanukka candle-lighting ceremony in the Western Wall plaza. The…