Monday, October 1, 2012

Five Dangers A Christian Worker Faces by Zac Poonen

The work and ministry of sermonindex can be encapsulated in this one word: REVIVAL. sermonindex is not a organization, business, or any attempt by man to build something for God. It is rather a expression of a heart burden to see the Church revived and brought back to holiness, purity, and power with God. "The mission of SermonIndex is the preservation and propagation of classical vintage preaching and the promotion of genuine biblical revival to this generation."

Ohio Abortions Drop to Historic Lows, New Report Reveals

A new report from the Ohio state health department shows the number of abortions in the Buckeye State has dropped to historic lows. According to the latest report released by the Ohio Department of Health, thousands of unborn children were spared from abortions in 2011, compared to 2010.

The 2011 Abortion Report reveals not only a new all-time low in the number of abortions, but also one of the largest decreases in state recorded history, dropping by 12% (3,359 abortions) since 2010. Tragically 24,764 abortions were still performed in Ohio during 2011.


UN: 700,000 Syrian refugees expected to flee war-torn country by end of year

Estimate by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees comes following what Syrian activists say was the bloodiest day of the 18-month uprising, with over 300 reported dead.

 The number of refugees fleeing Syria could reach 700,000 by the end of the year, the UN refugee agency said on Thursday, far surpassing its previous forecast of 185,000 reached in August.

About 294,000 Syrian refugees fleeing 18 months of conflict in their homeland have already crossed into four neighboring countries - Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon and Turkey - or await registration there, it said.

"This plan provides for up to 700,000," Panos Moumtzis, regional refugee coordinator for the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR, told a news briefing.

According to the UN's Refugee Agency, 2,000-3,000 Syrian refugees are added to the total each day.


Cops to answer in court for 'stoning' of Christians

Hundreds of angry Muslims threw chunks of concrete and eggs at a team of Christians, spraying them with urine and cursing at them – all while police stood by and then threatened the victims with “disorderly conduct.”

Egypt? Saudi Arabia? Somalia?

No. Dearborn, Mich.
So now a team of attorneys from the American Freedom Law Center is going to court on behalf of the victims of the violent Muslim mob at the Arab International Festival last June, an attack that was captured on video.
The federal civil rights complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan names as defendants officials from the Wayne County sheriff’s office who “sided with the Muslim mob intent on suppressing the Christians’ speech.”


Assemblies of God Launches '7:14 Prayer Initiative' Ahead of Presidential Election

Leaders at Assemblies of God USA, one of the largest Pentecostal denominations in the nation, say the country is facing a time of crisis like no other and are asking Christians to join them in a "7:14 Prayer Initiative" (based on 2 Chronicles 7:14) beginning today (Sept. 30) and continuing through the presidential election.

"Our nation faces unprecedented crises," said Superintendent George O. Wood in a video message posted on the AG website. "Let's not misuse our freedom by failing to vote on Election Day. Jesus called the Church to be salt and light in the world, and one of the ways to do this is by voting."
Wood encourages Christians to "prayerfully and carefully" consider the candidates and issues in the November elections. He urges Christians to "bring biblical and moral values to bear on the pressing concerns of our day, including abortion, unemployment, gay marriage, education, religious freedom, war and other issues," AG leaders stated.
Christians are also encouraged to set aside a few minutes each day to pray for the nation and its leaders. As part of the 7:14 Prayer Initiative (based on 2 Chronicles 7:14), Wood asks people to join him in praying every day at 7:14 a.m. and p.m., as well as to fast and pray over the noon hour on Fridays.
In 2 Chronicles 7:14 God assured Israel that: "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land." (NIV)

Interview: Brian 'Head' Welch — Check out this video footage of New Castle News correspondent Josh Drespling interviews former Korn guitarist Brian 'Head' Welch. The video is produced and edited by Mackenzie Summerville.

Thousands pray for US at 'America for Jesus' rally

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Thousands of conservative Christians gathered Saturday on Independence Mall in Philadelphia to pray for the future of the United States in the weeks before the presidential election.
Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson and Family Research Council president Tony Perkins topped a full day of speakers at "The America for Jesus 2012" prayer rally.
Robertson, a former Republican candidate for president, called the election important, but didn't mention either major political party or candidate by name.
"I don't care what the ACLU says or any atheists say. This nation belongs to Jesus, and we're here today to reclaim his sovereignty," said Robertson, 82, who founded the Christian Coalition and Christian Broadcasting Network, and ran for president in 1988.
Organizers plan another prayer rally Oct. 20 in Washington, D.C., two weeks before President Barack Obama faces Republican Mitt Romney in the presidential election.
Perkins asked the crowd to pray for elected officials including Obama.


Calif. Gov. Signs Law Banning Sex Orientation Therapy for Teens

Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Saturday a bill that would ban what is known as "reparative therapy" for minors under the age of 18.

The controversial therapy is used to help remove homosexual desires from those seeking to become straight. However, this bill prohibits parents from retaining mental health professionals to assist their own children even if the minor request the therapy.
In late August the California Assembly passed the bill spearheaded by Sen. Ted Lieu and approved by the California Senate earlier in the summer that specifically prohibits anyone under 18 from undergoing sexual orientation change efforts "regardless of the willingness of a patient" or a "patient's parent."

Bishop E.W. Jackson Message to Black Christians

A short message from Bishop E.W. Jackson to fellow black Christians about the evil being done by the Democrat party.

Digital Age overload: ‘Internet addiction’ to be classified as mental illness

Think twice the next time you play a videogame or surf the Net: ‘Internet-use disorder’ is set to be added to the list of mental illnesses in the worldwide psychiatric manual. Kids are identified as being especially at risk.
The international mental health encyclopedia known as the ‘Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders’ (DSM-IV) will include Internet-use disorder as a condition “recommended for further study” in its forthcoming May 2013 edition.
Psychologists believe that Internet addiction should be categorized like other addiction disorders as it has similar symptoms, including emotional shutdown, lack of concentration and withdrawal.
Parents have noted their children becoming angry and violent when their electronic gadgets are taken away from them, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. In other instances, kids preferred to play a videogame over eating or social interaction.