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5 Principles of Godly Living

Here are five principles about living a godly life.

Obeying AuthoritiesThe Bible teaches that Christians are to live according to the local laws of the land and not be in any way above the law. Only when the laws of mankind conflict with the laws of God must we obey God over man (Acts 5:29); but for most of us, that doesn’t happen. For some in other parts of the world, they deal with this every day of their lives. Either way, we are told, “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment” (Romans 13:1-2). In Good Company When we have friends with godly values, they will rub off on us and there will be fewer opportunities to fall into sinful practices. However, the Apostle Paul wrote, “Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals” (1 Corinthians 15:33). Who…

6 Women Christian Men Should Avoid Dating

Here are six women Christian men should avoid dating or, most certainly, considering for marriage.A Woman Who Doesn’t Believe
This is the most important factor of all.  Since we are commanded to not be unequally yoked with nonbelievers, then how much more so should a man not even consider dating someone who doesn’t believe (2 Cor 6:14)?  A Christian man should never consider dating an unbeliever, just as no woman should ever think about dating a nonbelieving man.  It’s foolish to think that you can date her and lead her to saving faith in Christ. This could certainly backfire on you.Women Who Don’t Put God First
This may be one of the greatest factors for men to consider in not dating a woman.  If a woman never puts God first, then she may be putting herself first.  If she doesn’t put God first, then she’ll likely have you way down on her priority list, too.  No woman or man, for that matter, who doesn’t seek God and His kingdom first and foremost (Matt 6:33) should ever be datedWomen…

Today's Verse

Isaiah 54:10 KJVFor the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the Lord that hath mercy on thee.

Daughter of Muslim Ruler Hears the Voice of Jesus, and Embraces Christianity;

The daughter of a Muslim ruler in the Middle East who embraced Christianity after a miraculous encounter with Jesus Christ has been imprisoned for her faith, according to a local ministry.

Evangelist Paul Siniraj, founder of Bibles For Mideast, an undercover Bible smuggling ministry that gets the Word of God into some of the most repressive Muslim countries, shared the story of 16-year-old Najima, once a devout Muslim who followed the Five Pillars of Islam, never missed the required five-times-a-day prayers, gave to the poor, and even fasted, as Islamic law requires.

However, while studying at a Western university, she noticed a small piece of paper stuck in a crease at the table at which she was sitting. It was part of a Bible tract about Jesus Christ.

It read: "For God hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him" (2 Corin…

'God's Not Dead 2' Star Melissa Joan Hart: 'It's Unfortunate the Name of Jesus Makes People So Uncomfortable'

Melissa Joan Hart, star of the hugely successful faith-based film "God's Not Dead 2," has expressed heartbreak over the reality that that many in today's society feel "uncomfortable" when they hear the name Jesus. (Photo Credit: PureFlix)
"In the past few years, I've been taking my religion seriously, taking Bible study and praying," the 40-year-old actress told Metro in a recent interview. "I find that if you say 'Jesus,' it makes people feel uncomfortable instead of feeling love and peace. It's very unfortunate.
She added, "The idea with the movie is that Jesus shouldn't be an uncomfortable name to say... Whether or not you believe He is the Messiah, Jesus started a huge movement that changed our world. Why is it not OK to talk about that?"
In "God's Not Dead 2", which hit theaters in April, Hart plays Grace Wesley, a high school teacher who finds herself in legal trouble for answering …

Baby Girl Miraculously Survives 3 Days amidst Rubble of Collapsed Building

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A six-month-old baby girl has been found amidst the rubble of a collapsed building in Kenya, miraculously surviving three days on her own without food or water. Charisma News reports that the baby girl, whose name is Dealeryn Saisi Wasike, was taken to a hospital to recover and later identified by her father. The fate of the girl's mother is not known. "The child, who had been buried for about 80 hours, was found in a bucket wrapped in a blanket. She appeared dehydrated, and with no visible physical injuries," the Kenya Red Cross said in a statement. At least 23 people were killed when a six-story building in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city, collapsed. The building was in Nairobi’s poor neighborhood of Huruma where the government has not been able to keep up with the number of people migrating to the city, and thus has not been able to build proper infrastructure. One hundred thirty-six people were saved from the collapsed building. Dozens of others a…

Hundreds Turn to God During West Virginia Revival

A spiritual revival has been sweeping through southern West Virginia where hundreds have reportedly turned to the Lord and been saved. CBN News reports that the revival began as a three-day event at a local church, featuring Tennessee evangelist Matt Hartley. However, the revival continued after the three days were up, and has been going on for three weeks. "This is not man-made, charismatic, hyper spiritual," Hartley told CBN News. "This is the presence of God that is overwhelming us, that is being released upon hungry people that are tired of just stagnant Christianity and ‘safe’ church. They want Jesus more than anything else. That's why they're here.” Hartley also spoke at the local high school in Williamson, WV where hundreds of students turned to God. "Four-hundred to 450 students got saved at Mingo Central from Matt Hartley coming in and speaking at a voluntary prayer club," Katie Endicott, with the Mingo Central High Prayer Club,…

Member of U.S. Military Defends Right to Display Bible Verse

A member of the U.S. military who was court-martialed for refusing to take down a Bible verse from her desk has argued her case in a federal appeals court. The Christian Post reports that U.S. Marine Corps Lance Corporal Monifa Sterling had displayed a Bible verse on her desk which read: “No weapons formed against me shall prosper,” which is likely a paraphrase of Isaiah 54:17. In May of 2013, while stationed at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, Sterling was told to remove the three signs with the Bible verse on them that she had placed on her desk. She refused and was consequently court-martialed. The Family Research Council’s Travis Weber told The Christian Post that Sterling should win the case because of the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act. “While the military has unique needs which sometimes require holding there is a compelling interest justifying a substantial burden on the religious exercise, this case is not one of them," said Weber. "Religi…

FOUR Megachurch Pastors to Host Talk Show Coming to Fox This Summer

Four megachurch pastors will host a new faith-based talk show on FOX this summer, called “The Preachers.” The show will feature John Gray, an associate pastor at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas; E. Dewey Smith Jr., senior pastor at The House of Hope Atlanta and The House of Hope Macon; Orrick Quick, pastor and founder of God Seekers Church in High Point, North Carolina, and Jamal Bryant, pastor and founder of Empowerment Temple AME Church in Baltimore, Maryland. "I think it's an idea whose time has come. In the television landscape, especially with Fox, they gave 'Lucifer' the nighttime show they gave 'Preachers' the daytime show … give us something," Gray told Fox 11. According to The Christian Post, the show’s executive producer will be Bill Geddie, who was co-creater and executive producer of ABC’s “The View.” "After 'The View,' I figured I'd never do another panel show, but these preachers knocked me off my feet,&quo…

Two U.S. Missionaries Killed in Jamaica

Two American missionaries have been killed in Jamaica, according to ABC News. The bodies of the two missionaries were found in bushes in separate areas of St. Mary parish. They have been identified as 48-year-old Randy Hentzel and 53-year-old Harold Nichols. Authorities are still seeking information on a motive for the murders.  Hentzel was from Donnellson, Iowa, according to his Facebook page. Nichols’ hometown is not known at this time. Both men worked as missionaries in Jamaica as part of Teams for Medical Missions. They did evangelism and Bible ministry and helped to build homes. They were reportedly going to check on the progress of a home they were building when they were ambushed and killed. "We do not know who would do this or what their motivation was. These men greatly loved the people of Jamaica and were greatly loved in return," said John Heater, executive director of Teams for Medical Missions. Jamaica is known as a dangerous country. In 2015, Ja…

Kobe Bryant Shares How Talking to a Priest Helped Him through Trials

NBA all-star Kobe Bryant recently shared how a Catholic priest helped him turn his life around. According to ChristianToday.com, Bryant grew up Catholic. In 2003, his life hit a low point when he was accused by a woman who said he raped her. Bryant admitted that he had sex with the woman, but denied the allegation of rape. Because of this scandal, Bryant’s wife Vanessa filed for divorce. It seemed like Bryant’s life was spinning out of control, so he decided to go back to his childhood faith. He went to talk to a priest who helped him regain the right perspective: "The one thing that really helped me during that process — I'm Catholic, I grew up Catholic, my kids are Catholic — was talking to a priest. It was actually kind of funny: He looks at me and says, 'Did you do it?' And I say, 'Of course not.' Then he asks, 'Do you have a good lawyer?' And I'm like, 'Uh, yeah, he's phenomenal.' So then he just said, 'Let it go. M…