Edgar Serrano

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North Korean defector describes 'life of hell' for Christians

North Korean Choi Kwanghyuk is one of the lucky ones.<p>The 55-year-old managed to escape from the work camp where he was sent after being targeted and persecuted by the government for his Christian faith.<p>“We couldn’t raise our voice during a service, we couldn’t sing out loud during a worship … that …

Massive section of Western Wall and Roman theater uncovered after 1,700 years

Archaeologists are one step closer to solving the riddle of what took place in Jerusalem following the destruction of the city by Romans in 70 …

Church History Outline

Beginnings to Constantine (4 B.C. – A.D. 325)<p>First Century (The New Testament Era)<p><b>c. 4 B.C.</b> – Birth of Jesus in approximately 4 B.C. in Bethlehem of …

Christian group at Oxford University banned from fair out of fear it would 'alienate' students

A college of Oxford University banned a student Christian group from appearing at a freshman fair out of fear it would lead to "alienating" students who practice other religions.<p>The Christian Union of Oxford’s Balliol College was initially banned by an event organizer who felt students might feel …

Canadian pastor, wife face series of sexual assault charges

A Canadian pastor and his wife are facing more than two dozen charges Wednesday after being accused of sexual assault.<p>The pastor, 34-year-old Samuel Emerson, and his wife, Madelaine Emerson, 37, allegedly assaulted people from 2015 until 2017, CBC News reported.<p>Samuel was a pastor in Surrey, …

How Pants Went From Banned to Required in the Roman Empire

Six hundred years in the history of trousers.<p>Go to a meeting with any male politician today and you’re almost certainly going to be standing in front …

6 things you (probably) didn’t know about the ancient Greeks

From the true identity of the poet Homer to the elephants used as the first weapons of mass destruction, there is much to fascinate in the stories of …

Baby died after parents refused treatment for jaundice, police say

A Michigan couple who attempted to pray for their newborn daughter’s health rather than seek medical attention have been charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection to the infant’s death. Rachel Joy Piland, 30, and, Joshua Piland, 36, were reportedly warned by a midwife about their …

Spy satellites, drones, help experts discover lost city in Iraq founded after Alexander the Great

Archaeologists have harnessed spy satellite imagery and drones to help identify the site of an ancient lost city in Northern Iraq.<p>Experts at the Iraq Emergency Heritage Management Training Scheme have been working at the Qalatga Darband site, which is 6.2 miles southeast of Rania in Iraqi …

What is molinism and is it biblical?

Molinism is named after the 16th century Jesuit theologian named Luis de Molina (1535-1600). It deals with what is called "Middle Knowledge" and is …

Mystery of Great Pyramid may be solved, researchers say

New evidence proves that the ancient Egyptians constructed the Great Pyramid at Giza by transporting 170,000 tons of limestone in boats.<p>It has long been known that the rock was extracted eight miles away in Tura and that granite used in the monumental structure was quarried 533 miles away in …

Did Jesus die for everyone? My Calvinist friends say no.

Jesus died for 'many.'<p>Matt. 26:28, "for this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for forgiveness of sins."<p>Jesus died for the …

Christian Father of Two in Pakistan Sentenced to Death for 'Blaspheming' Prophet of Islam

A Christian father of two in Pakistan has been sentenced to death for blaspheming Islam’s prophet in a phone text even though he is illiterate.

Phones

How Can I Increase My Faith?

In Matthew 8, the disciples become afraid when the boat they were in was tossed about in a dangerous storm. When they sought help from Jesus, He said …

Woman with brain cancer who chose baby instead of chemotherapy has died

A Michigan woman who chose to forego cancer treatments that would have prolonged her life but ended her pregnancy died Saturday, three days after giving birth to her sixth child.<p>"I'll see you in Heaven,” Nick DeKlyen said to his wife just before she died.<p>"We stayed by her until she took her last …

If God is all powerful and loving, why is there suffering in the world?

Free will<p>God has given us freedom of choice. Having this freedom means that we can rebel against God and make choices that are contrary to His …

Complementarians Issue New Manifesto on Gender Identity

CBMW’s Nashville Statement addresses shifting notions of sex and sexuality. America’s top complementarian leaders have shifted their focus from …

Marriage

Complementarian Leaders Endorse Conservative Christian Statement on LGBT Issues

Leading Christian complementarians recently released a new statement that reaffirms traditional marriage and clarifies their stance on LGBT …

Atheist Organization Demands That Sen. Marco Rubio Stop Tweeting Bible Verses

The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) is demanding that Florida Sen. Marco Rubio stop tweeting out Bible verses.<p>The FFRF is an atheist …

Christian Coach Who Prayed before Games Loses Appeals Court Case

A federal appeals court agreed with a lower court’s ruling, saying Coach Joe Kennedy would not be able to go back to his coaching job at a Washington …

1 Tim. 2:12-13 and women pastors and elders

by Matt Slick<br>11/24/08<p>1 Timothy 2:12–13, "But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet. 13 For it was …

Theology

Court rules high school football coach cannot pray on the field

A Washington state high school football coach who was punished for taking a knee at the 50-yard line for a post-game prayer violated the U.S. Constitution, according to the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.<p>A three-judge panel ruled the Bremerton School District was justified in suspending Coach …

Outside Jerusalem’s Old City, a once-in-a-lifetime find of ancient Greek inscription

An extremely rare ancient early Christian Greek inscription has been discovered about a kilometer north of Jerusalem’s Old City. The …

Archaeology

No, Christians Don’t See the Eclipse as a Sign of an Immediate Apocalypse (Except for a Few Odd Ones)

You will know when the end comes. Hello Christian leads with the headline, “Greg Laurie Explains the Prophetic Significance of the Solar Eclipse and …

Satan Has a Forked Tongue

<b>Article by: Emma Scrivener</b>Satan whispers, “Don’t worry about that sin, that pattern, that temptation. It’s no big deal.” Then when you fall for it, …

Evangelical Christianity

Archaeology Topples Objection to Biblical Samson Account

Certainly one of the most fantastic characters in the Bible is Samson. Everything about his exploits reads like a comic book: killing a lion …

Archaeology

The 11 Beliefs You Should Know about Jehovah’s Witnesses When They Knock at the Door

Written by: Justin TaylorThe following is a brief overview of what Jehovah’s Witnesses believe, along with what the Bible really teaches, printed …

Theology

The 8 Beliefs You Should Know about Mormons When They Knock at the Door

Written by: Justin TaylorThe following is a brief overview of the beliefs of Mormonism (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) believe, …

Theology

North Korea releases Canadian pastor on 'sick bail'

North Korea on Wednesday reportedly set free a Canadian pastor after the man became ill while serving a life sentence in the authoritarian regime.<p>Rim Hyon Su, also known as Hyeon Soo Lim, was arrested in 2015 and sentenced to hard labor after he allegedly attempted to overthrow the regime by using …