“Many unreligious Americans are willing to go to church, but not for the reasons you would think. …unchurched people are not attracted to church for the worship set or to learn more about God. Instead they are more willing to come to a church service or event if faith is not explicit. For example, 62 percent would attend a church meeting about neighborhood safety, community service event, 51 percent, sports or exercise program, 46 percent, concert, 45 percent, or an all-inclusive neighborhood event at a church, 45 percent. …Invite unchurched people to those kinds of events, and many say they will attend,” he concluded. However, only 35 percent are interested in attending a worship service, 25 percent would attend a recovery group, and only 24 percent would attend a special seminar on a spiritual topic.” –Source
Students of prophecy have been declaring this prophesied event about the modern day churches for many decades. It’s sad that some organizations have to do a demographic “study” first before opening their eyes to the obvious that was written long ago. I have all sorts of blog entries, sermons and even some videos outlining how the churches in America and around the world are unable to bring the people in using Jesus Christ and His Word because most people simply don’t want to hear it. They are more interested in their pastors participating in bare knuckle cage matches in the church as well as concerts, plays, beer nights and even tattoo nights in the churches. And who do you supposed they learned this from? Of course it was Satan himself prompting them to “tickle their ears” so as to ignore their hearts in the first place, but he used his favored man of sin in Rome to get the ball of confusion rolling. Continue reading
Bakers in Tonga are petitioning the King after the government decided to enforce a ban on selling bread on Sundays.
Church leaders pushed for the ban to be enforced under one of the country’s oldest laws, which forbids commercial undertakings on the Sabbath.
Authorities began enforcing it on Sunday July 3 and bakers worry about what this could mean for their business.
The Ha’amoko Bakery’s Kennedy Penitani says they were consulted in May about the ban, and had proposed opening their bakeries in the afternoon. SOURCE
Among cheering crowds, four street preachers were arrested in the UK on Wednesday for causing a “disturbance” while exhorting men to “obey God and keep His commands.”
The incident occurred as local resident Mike Overd was open air preaching outside of the Bristol shopping center, while others engaged passersby in conversation and/or held gospel signs. Some of those joining Overd in the evangelism effort included American citizens visiting the country to share the gospel. Continue reading
A pastor with the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA), in Obi town, in Nigeria’s central State of Nasarawa, was killed by suspected armed Fulani herdsmen, on June 30.
Rev. Joseph Kurah, accompanied by three other people, went to his farm at about 7 p.m. to cut down trees for roofing wood. But as they arrived at the farm, two armed men suddenly appeared from behind them, local sources told World Watch Monitor. Continue reading
One long night every year in a mountainous rain forest in Venezuela, hundreds gather to dance on red-hot embers, enter trance-like states and worship an ancient goddess known as Maria Lionza.
Those who travel to the mountain known as Sorte in central Venezuela are practitioners of a cult that is built on local indigenous traditions. Followers say its rituals heal pain and can even cure disease. Continue reading
A megachurch pastor has two points he wants you to consider when you go into the voting booth in November to cast a ballot for who you believe should be the next president of the United States.
It’s what he believes Jesus would do.
Dave Ferguson, lead pastor of Community Christian Church in Naperville, Illinois, said if Jesus were an American, He would “choose with love” when deciding whom to support in the 2016 presidential election. It would be a choice that is a “clear reflection of His love for God, but also of His love for His neighbors.” Continue reading
It’s been over a quarter-century since the fall of the Berlin Wall, but God has not returned to east Germany. Protestant churches, getting worried about the declining popularity of Christianity, have come up with a plan. Spiritual advising couldn’t bring people back, but maybe free Wi-Fi will. Continue reading
The Iowa Human Rights Commission has altered the language of its public accommodations brochure in an attempt to assuage concerns about requirements for houses of worship, but one group says that it doesn’t go far enough to protect religious freedom.
As previously reported, the Commission’s previous publication “Public Accommodations Provider’s Guide to Iowa Law” noted that sometimes churches are required to follow restroom use and speech laws. Continue reading
A Christian father and his young daughter were burned alive after Boko Haram raided their church.
“On the fateful day, while we were in the church praying, they stormed and ordered us to renounce our Christian faith or be killed,” said John Mbah, recounting the day his father and sister were murdered at the hands of the Islamic terror group.
When Mbah and the other Christians living in Dadawa, Nigeria went to church that day in April, they had no idea they would become the targets of radical Islamic terrorists. Continue reading