U.K. Evangelist Cleared of Criminal Charges for Answering Man’s Question About Homosexuality

U.K. Evangelist Cleared of Criminal Charges for Answering Man’s Question About Homosexuality

(Christian Concern) — A Christian evangelist has been cleared of threatening and abusive behavior at a trial in Kilmarnock, Scotland. Gordon Larmour was charged with behaving in a “threatening or abusive manner aggravated by prejudice relating to sexual orientation” and “assault” after he shared the Christian position on homosexual practice with some young men in […]

Germany Introduces Luther Bible Stamps

Germany Introduces Luther Bible Stamps

(Evangelical Focus) — Germans can now use postage stamps showing a Bible text with annotations of Martin Luther, the Reformer who translated the Bible into their own language. The new postage stamps are one of the many initiatives in the country to commemorate the 500 anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation, in 1517. […]

Woman Pauses ‘Gender Reassignment’ to Become Pregnant

Woman Pauses ‘Gender Reassignment’ to Become Pregnant

(Christian Institute) — A woman who has been living as a man has become the first “transgender” individual in the U.K. to become pregnant. The 20-year-old woman, who refers to herself as Hayden Cross, has been taking male hormones, but decided to postpone surgery so that she could give birth to a child. After finding […]

Report: Global Christian Persecution Rose for Third Year in a Row in 2016

Report: Global Christian Persecution Rose for Third Year in a Row in 2016

SANTA ANA, Calif. — A watchdog organization that releases a report each year on the global persecution of Christians says that acts of hostility against believers rose for the third year in a row in 2016, with persecution in South and Southeast Asia particularly rising to “unprecedented levels.” “For Christians in the West, the Open Doors World Watch […]

Yemen: Faith Flourishes in the Midst of War

Yemen: Faith Flourishes in the Midst of War

(Evangelical Focus) — A vicious civil war has been exhausting Yemen for two years now. While society is still dominated by a strict Islamic government, some Christian pastors baptize new believers regularly. Jamil*, a former Yemeni Muslim, who is now a follower of Christ, shares a unique insight about the body of Christ in Yemen. […]

Over 200 Injured as 1.5 Million Filipinos Throng ‘Healing’ Idol Marched Through Streets

Over 200 Injured as 1.5 Million Filipinos Throng ‘Healing’ Idol Marched Through Streets

MANILA — Over 200 were injured on Monday as an estimated 1.5 million Filipinos sought to press up against a centuries-old statue of Christ that was marched through the streets of Manila as part of an annual Roman Catholic celebration called the Feast of the Black Nazarene. As previously reported, Catholics in the country, some holding rosaries, […]

France Outlaws Spanking, Bringing Ban Total to 52 Countries

France Outlaws Spanking, Bringing Ban Total to 52 Countries

(Breitbart) — The French parliament has passed a formal ban on spanking children, bringing the global total to 52 different countries where such corporal punishment in homes is against the law. The new law that went into effect for 2017 bans “any cruel, degrading or humiliating punishment, including any use of physical violence,” including spanking […]

Believers Undeterred After Militants Set Fire to Sri Lanka Church

Believers Undeterred After Militants Set Fire to Sri Lanka Church

Sri Lanka (Mission Network News) — Sri Lanka is known as the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean.” The moniker describes a beautiful picture, but the struggles reveal something darker. It’s considered the third most religious country in the world. Although the constitution guarantees religious freedom while favoring Buddhism, minority Protestants have experienced violent persecution as […]

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