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Are the End Times Upon Us? Author Says ‘Unrestrained Immorality’ Mirrors ‘Pandemic Godlessness’ Seen in the Bible

Is mankind evolving into a more peaceful and prosperous people – or are we on a path toward ever-increasing moral depravity, social chaos and destruction?<p>Harvest House Publishers<p>Answering that dichotomy depends on one’s worldview, but Christian author Jeff Kinley is in the latter camp, telling …

Boxer: Apartheid critique 'ridiculous'

Sen. Barbara Boxer took an apparent swipe at Secretary of State John Kerry, saying on Twitter that any statement comparing Israel to apartheid “is nonsensical and ridiculous.”<p>While Boxer didn’t mention Kerry by name, the comments seem directed at the Obama administration’s top diplomat, who on …

Public School Paints Over Bible Verse on Gym Wall After Atheists Complain

After a complaint by an atheist group, school officials in West Virginia decided to paint over a Bible verse on a wall inside a high school gymnasium and delete the same Scripture from the wrestling team’s website.<p>Until this earlier in the week, the text of Philippians 4:13 — “I can do all things …

What Jewish College Students Woke Up to That Reportedly Left Many Feeling ‘Targeted and Unsafe’

Nearly 1,000 undergrads at a predominantly Jewish dorm at New York University woke up Thursday morning to “eviction notices”:<p>The notices — reportedly slid under dormitory room doors in the middle of the night at Palladium Hall — told students that the building was slated for demolition in three …

‘Get Out of Here!’: Arab Mob Shoves, Spits and Throws Objects at Jews Visiting Jerusalem’s Sacred Temple Mount

Arab protesters yelled at, shoved, spit and threw objects at a group of religious Jews, mostly children, visiting Jerusalem’s Temple Mount on Tuesday, apparently without provocation as seen on a video of the incident that evoked scenes of historic anti-Semitic attacks.<p>The video showed a large group …

Is This Unlikely Nation Poised to Become the ‘Largest Christian Country in the World’?

When pondering countries with overtly Christian inclinations, China likely isn’t one of the first to come to mind. But one expert believes that the East Asian nation is poised to see major growth in the faith arena.<p>Fenggang Yang, professor of sociology and director of Center on Religion and Chinese …

See the Shock Flyer Distributed to Some Ukrainian Jews Calling on Them to Register With Separatist Government

The Jewish community in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine was stunned earlier this week when flyers were distributed calling on all Jews age 16 and older to register with separatists, list real estate and vehicles they own and pay a special tax, or face deportation, loss of citizenship and confiscation of …

Disturbing Video: Man Pleads With Friend Lying on Track Right Before NYC Subway Train Barrels Over Him

A disturbing video opens with a man screaming on New York City subway tracks as another on the platform tried to coax the endangered man up to safety.<p>With the man on the platform sternly telling the man on the tracks to give him his hand, the man on the tracks only wailed as if in pain and said …

Atheists Respond After Anti-Easter Poster ‘Violently Mangled’ and ‘Mutilated’ by Angry ‘Fanatic’

An anti-Easter sign posted in the Wisconsin state Capitol by atheist activists was “violently mangled” and “mutilated,” according to the organization that displayed it.<p>“Nobody died for our sins. Jesus Christ is a myth,” read the sign that was posted Monday by the Freedom From Religion …

Mars makes closest approach to Earth in 6 years monday ahead of lunar cclipse

A huge night for stargazers is nearly here: On Monday evening, Mars will make its closest approach to Earth in six years, just ahead of a total eclipse of the moon.<p>Mars will be at its closest to Earth since 2008 when the Red Planet comes within 57.4 million miles of our planet. While that close …

Obama speaks with Putin as tensions in eastern Ukraine rise

President Obama told Russia's Vladimir Putin on Monday that the U.S. had "grave concern" about Moscow's aggression in Ukraine -- as pro-Russian protesters stormed government buildings in what U.S. officials said appears to be a coordinated effort backed by Moscow.<p>A senior administration official …

Horror of Syria's war displayed at UN

<b>WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES</b> Horrific images of corpses from Syria’s civil war, including shriveled bodies of detainees starved to death and others with their eyes gouged out, were among some 55,000 photographs smuggled out of Syria and presented at the United Nations Tuesday.<p>“The gruesome images of …

Are ‘Blood Moons’ a Biblical Sign From God That Something Earth-Shattering Is About to Happen?

Are specific celestial events, including Tuesday’s “blood moon,” really evidence that the end times are upon us or that, at the least, something profound is on the horizon concerning Israel?<p>It’s the latter claim that’s being made by Texas pastor John Hagee, whose 2013 book, “Four Blood Moons: …

Where Can You See Tonight’s Total Lunar Eclipse? This Map Has the Answer

The first lunar eclipse of 2014 is slated to take place tonight and a new NASA map shows the best locations to catch a glimpse of it.<p>Image source: NASA<p>According to Fox News, the lunar eclipse runs from 12:53 a.m. ET to roughly 6 a.m.<p>Space.com has more on how you can watch the event.<p><b>—</b><p><b>Follow Oliver</b> …

Tsunami Warning Follows 7.6-Magnitude Earthquake Near Solomon Islands

<i>Story by the Associated Press; curated by Dave Urbanski</i><p>HONIARA, Solomon Islands (AP) — A tsunami warning was issued Sunday for some Pacific islands following a powerful magnitude-7.6 earthquake near the Solomon Islands, which are about 1,000 miles northeast of Australia.<p>The United States Geological …

Five Monumental Changes Surrounding How Americans View the Bible

Where does the Bible currently stand in American culture? That’s a question that the Barna Group, a polling firm that measures faith issues, and the American Bible Society, a Christian organization, attempt to answer each year through their joint study on “The State of the Bible.”<p>While the United …

Report: Pastor Brutally Stabbed to Death by Honduran Gang Members Who Demanded She Pay a ‘War Tax’

Gang members in Honduras reportedly stabbed a female pastor to death last Thursday after earlier demanding that she pay a “war tax” to ensure her church’s safety.<p>Maria Francisca Sevilla, 39, was a mother of three who co-pastored the Church of God for Life Ministry in the city of Choloma alongside …

If Jesus Never Called Himself God, How Did He Become One?

When Bart Ehrman was a young Evangelical Christian, he wanted to know how God became a man, but now, as an agnostic and historian of early Christianity, he wants to know how a man became God.<p>When and why did Jesus' followers start saying "Jesus as God" and what did they mean by that? His new book …

Their Gov’t Wants to Curb Spread of Christianity, Threatening to Demolish Their Church. How the Faithful Fight Back Should Come as No Surprise.

In the face of an official campaign to curb the rapid spread of Christianity, thousands of Chinese Christians have camped in and around a church in the eastern part of the country in order to prevent its demolition, the Washington Post reported.<p>Sanjiang Church (Image source: Pray for China …

Here’s the Effect the Controversial ‘Noah’ Movie Is Having on Bible Sites

Despite criticism about the biblical accuracy of the new big-budget film “Noah,” popular Bible apps and platforms have noticed something extremely noteworthy since the film’s release: A surge in public interest in the catastrophic flood story.<p>The YouVersion Bible app, a popular tool that gives …