Friday, February 28, 2020

LATEST NEWS

Pulpit in the Al Gadaref Lutheran Church, eastern Sudan, following an arson attack in 2015. (Photo: World Watch Monitor)

Several Church Buildings Burned Down In Southeastern Sudan

Temporary worship structures in southeastern Sudan were set ablaze on Jan. 16, three weeks after the buildings they had replaced were burned...
Locusts

10 Plagues That Are Hitting Our Planet Simultaneously

All of a sudden, really crazy things are starting to happen all over the world.  Giant swarms of locusts are absolutely devastating entire regions...
Korean flag

Christian Workers In China Witness ‘Holy Moment’ As North Korean Is Baptized

A North Korean believer who escaped the hermit kingdom two years ago was recently baptized in the name of Jesus across the border in China...
Reza, his wife Leigh and their four-year-old daughter, Bonnie.

‘I Would Be A Dead Man, But Jesus Has Given Me Hope’

Reza Karkah, an Iranian Christian who converted from Islam, faces the prospect of imprisonment, torture and separation from his wife and child...
CSE Protests

WATCH: Pretoria Citizens March Against CSE #LeaveOurKidsAlone

Concerned citizens and parents marched in Pretoria to voice their opinions on the government’s new CSE (Comprehensive Sex Education) programme...
headstone for aborted baby

Priests For Life Sets Goal To Give Names To 61 Million Victims Of Abortion

On February 12th, Priests for Life announced a new initiative, NametheChildren.org, to give names to the more than 61 million children lost to legalized...
Witchcraft

The Revival Of Witchcraft – ‘Christian Witches’ To Gather In Salem Easter Sunday

A group of self-professed "Christian witches" announced they will be holding their annual convention on Easter in Salem, Massachusetts...
Unplanned

Unplanned The Movie In South African Theatres From 28 February 2020

Unplanned the movie is finally entering the borders of South-Africa from Friday February 28, 2020! Dozens of online petitions and campaigns inspired...
Maryam marziye and Marziyeh Amirizadeh

We Were Not Allowed To Have A Bible, But We Lived Out Its Teachings...

Two Iranian Christian women spent 259 days in prison for their faith. “God gave us an opportunity to share the gospel with people who needed to hear it”...
Josh Cragg

My Second Chance: Josh’s Story Of Hope

Just after Josh Cragg’s twelfth birthday, he was diagnosed with an aggressive childhood cancer that presented a huge challenge for him and his family...
Christians in Wuhan

Chinese Christians Grapple With Coronavirus Through Repentance, Exhortation

Christians in Wuhan, China are attempting to grapple with the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, which has forced believers to meet online due...
Hospital bed Martha Dominguez, Unsplash.

Spanish Parliament Starts The Final Process To Decriminalise Euthanasia

The draft law proposes euthanasia in a month for those with an incurable or disabling illness. Spanish evangelicals ask for “better palliative...
Flag of India

Five Christians In Northern India Arrested On False Forced Conversion Charges

On Tuesday, February 11, five Christians from India’s Uttar Pradesh state were taken into police custody after being falsely accused of engaging...
East Rogersville Baptist church experiences revival, repentance. | East Rogersville Baptist Church

‘Jesus Had Walked Into Our Midst That Morning:’ Revival Breaks Out In Tennessee

Many churches are experiencing a revival in Tennessee as part of a prayer and fasting initiative begun by one church near Rogersville...
Pastor Eswara Rao Appalabattula

India Pastor’s House Church, Which He Built With His Own Hands, All But Destroyed

A pastor in India and former carpenter who built his own house church nine years ago has seen his flock all but scattered after villagers, instigated by...
Errol Naidoo

FPI Will Take The Fight For The Family To The United Nations!

Errol Naidoo, the founder and Director of Family Policy Institute (FPI), received a wonderful update from the United Nations (UN) last week...
South Sudan

Pray For South Sudan

On Saturday 15 February, Riek Machar, a former vice president and leader of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-in-Opposition (SPLM-IO)...

UK Joins International Group To Tackle Religious Persecution

The UK has joined 26 other countries in a bid to reduce religious persecution worldwide, as part of a new International Religious Freedom Alliance...
Abortion Protests

The Radicalisation Of Abortion Advocacy In South Africa

It is concerning to see the shift in the abortion advocate movement the last few years. No longer arguing 'choice'. Now:..
locust swarms

Christians Deploy To Help East Africans Against Locust Swarms ‘As Big As Major Cities’

Christian aid groups, along with pesticide-wielding UN troops, are deploying to eastern Africa to fight a locust swarm that experts say is the worst to...
Family

Aus Christian Couple Challenge Fostering Ban Over Biblical Views

A Christian couple in Australia have launched legal action after they were banned from becoming foster carers due to their biblical views on LGBT issues...
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New App Seeks To Speak Words Of Bible Together Daily

Bible Society is edging ever closer to the official celebration of 200 years of Bible work in Southern Africa of the Bible Society of South Africa...
Visitors at Luwum’s grave in Mucwini. Photo by John Semakula.

Ugandan Christians Honor Archbishop Killed By Dictator

Thousands of Christians gathered in northern Uganda on Sunday to commemorate the death of Archbishop Janani Luwum, who was killed in 1977...
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Mozambique Bishop Decries ‘Tragedy’ Of Persistent Islamist Attacks

Continuing Islamist attacks in northern Mozambique have already claimed 500 lives and left thousands displaced, reported Bishop Luiz...
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro 

Brazilian President Says He Is On A Mission From God To Make Brazil Great...

Brazil’s new president, Jair Bolsonaro, wants to “make Brazil great” and says he owes his life “to God” after being stabbed on the campaign trail...
Knocked down but up again: award-winning ceramicist Punch | Photo: African Bear Photography

Surviving Aids: An Artist’s Upbeat Tale

What happened when Punch Shabalala become so unwell with HIV/AIDS that she couldn’t walk properly for three years? This talented painter...
hands holding candle

In Libya, The Church Has Never Left The Side Of Its People

Libya has been at war for almost nine years, with a government pitted against militias, all sides supported by foreign powers. Bishop George Bugeja...
East Africa locusts

Locust Swarms Confirmed In South Sudan As Devastating Plague Spreads Across East Africa And...

The UN confirmed on 18 February that the desert locust plague, which can migrate up to 150km a day, has now invaded south-east Sudan...
Date Palm Seeds

Israeli Scientists Grow Biblical Era Dates!

Israeli scientists are growing dates from ancient seeds, seeking breakthroughs in medicine and discoveries related to seed preservation...
Doctor and patient

New Israeli Saliva Test Stops Spread Of Coronavirus By Speeding Up Diagnosis

The Israeli innovation can test 100 saliva samples in 15 minutes as opposed to one blood test that takes an hour to confirm coronavirus...
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Pompeo Warns Against Planned Land Seizures In South Africa

Critics have warned against what happened in neighboring Zimbabwe, where violent land seizures from white farmers deepened the country’s economic...
Night to Shine tim tebow 2020

Tim Tebow’s ‘Night To Shine’ Highlights: Why Life Is Worth Living

Across the United States and in 33 other countries, 721 churches hosted Night to Shine. That’s the name of a prom organized by the Tim Tebow...
Western Wall

Israelis Flock To Western Wall To Pray For An End To Coronavirus

Dozens of Jewish worshipers gathered at Jerusalem’s Western Wall under a blanket of heavy rain yesterday afternoon to pray for the people...
Nigerian Christians praying

Christians In Nigeria Call For Urgent Prayer As Boko Haram ‘Ready To Attack’

Christians in Nigeria have called for urgent prayer as a large-scale Boko Haram attack is thought to be imminent in Plateau State...

‘God Is On The Move In Brazil’: Christian Event Draws Over 140,000 Youth, Brazil’s...

Thousands of youth attended a Christian event in Brazil focused on sending missionaries into the world. The president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro...
Abortion

Christians In Kimberley Coming Together To Oppose Abortion

On Sunday 2nd of February 2020 at Homevale, Kimberley, Christians from different denominations came together to take a stand against abortion in...
ART: BRUNO FONSECA

Brazilian Churches Start To Introduce Facial Recognition In Their Worship Services

The technology is able to analyse and report about the frequency of attendance, the mood, gender and average age of the people who attend a service...
Woman putting in contact lens

Futuristic Israeli ‘Contact Lens’ Stops Vision Loss In Damaged Eyes

The minimally invasive device replaces the need for human donor tissue to treat a condition called chronic corneal edema...
MAPHANGA MASEKO

Behind The Steering Wheel With A Cape Town Uber Driver

Which Uber passengers are the best tippers? Who do Uber drivers dread? What makes a well-adjusted person, and what does this Uber driver...

Best Art At The Best Price At RED! The Gallery Charity Auction

David Endean and partner Nepheritie live and breathe art, Nepheritie’s influence as a strategic business development partner together with her...
Persecuted Church

Number Of Persecuted Christians Continues To Grow Year After Year

The global persecution of Christians has reached unprecedented levels: "260 million Christians experience high levels of persecution" around...

Moreleta Park Congregation Facilitates Special Summit On DRC Decision About Homosexuality

Following the Dutch Reformed Church Synod's decision, there was considerable reaction from congregations, church members, and ministers...
Downs Syndrome

1,600 Urge PM To Protect Down’s Syndrome Babies From Abortion In Northern Ireland

More than 1,600 people with Down’s syndrome and their families have signed a letter to the Prime Minister urging him not to allow abortions for the...
Asia Bibi together with journalist Anne-Isabelle Tollet, who wrote the book about Asia Bibi's time in captivity.

Pakistan: Asia Bibi Gives Hope To Christians Facing Blasphemy Charges

Anne-Isabelle Tollet was the first foreign journalist to alert the international community about the Asia Bibi affair. She set up the International Asia...

Christians Are Being Captured, Killed Across Globe: Inside The Crisis

Millions of Christians across the globe live in perpetual fear they will be punished, harmed — or even killed for merely practicing their faith...
Woman in Lesotho

Radio Ministry Reaches Vulnerable Women In Lesotho

Lesotho is a rare country in its own right. It is not only one of the few mono-ethnic countries in Africa but also one of the few independent nation...
Child prodigy Laurent Simons with his dog Sammie at the University of Technology in Eindhoven ( REUTERS )

Smartest Kid In The World Wants To Study Master’s Degree In Israel

Though sought by universities all over the world, the 9-year-old child prodigy has chosen Israel as the perfect place to pursue his master’s degree...
14 year old Pakistani Christian Sneha Masih, of Bahar Colony, Lahore.

RESCUED: Pakistani Christian Teenage Girl Who Was Abducted And Forced To Convert To Islam

Pakistani Christian teenage girl abducted and forced to convert is recovered from her kidnappers. Pakistani Christian Sneha, 14, of Bahar Colony, Lahore...
Leah Sharibu's Mother Rebecca Sharibu holds up her photo.

Pray For Leah Sharibu And Her Family

Today marks two years since Leah Sharibu and fellow students were kidnapped from their school in Dapchi, Borno State, Nigeria by Boko Haram...
counselling in Nigeria

Christian Charity Provides Trauma Counselling In Nigeria

Often, we encounter cases of persecution in which the wounds cut far deeper than surface level. In these circumstances, we strive to not only restore the...
Woman in Iran

Believer From Iran Details Story Of Answered Prayer

A persecuted Christian from Iran who escaped to Switzerland detailed the conditions believers are facing in the Islamic Republic at the Family Research...
A federal police member lights a candle inside a church burned and destroyed by ISIS. CHRIS MCGRATH

Christian Persecution In India Spiked In 2019, New Report Finds

Pastor Jose along with a few others visited Beechu Ram’s house in Ghatampur village located in Ghazipur in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh...
Parliament south africa

State Capture Or Prophetic Recapture? The Church Must Decide

There is almost universal agreement that President Cyril Ramaphosa missed a unique opportunity to decisively tackle South Africa’s most critical issues...
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Nigerian Government Is ‘Not Doing Enough To Protect Christians And Muslims’

Archbishop Augustine Obiora Akubeze of Benin City, president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), spoke with Aid to the Church...
The power of words: a schoolteacher’s encouraging words set Ayanda Matomela on the path to chefdom | Photo: Ronelle de Villiers

Dreams Of A Trainee Cape Town Chef!

South African foodies are still basking in the glory of home-grown restaurant Wolfgat being named Restaurant of the Year by the 2019 World Restaurant...

Say No To CSE & Yes To FSE (Family Sex Education)

CSE, otherwise known as Comprehensive Sexuality Education, is currently being implemented in schools in South Africa by the Department of Basic...
Danny Kruger, MP for Devizes in Wiltshire

MP Urges Britain To Return To Its Christian Heritage

A new MP has used his maiden speech in the House of Commons to defend Christianity, and to argue that it can help to shape Britain for the better...
Swiss Airlines

The Heightened Global Persecution Of Christians

As a child in grade 4 at Thornhill Primary school, in Gaborone, Botswana, I learnt an early life lesson. The lesson was that bullies cannot be ignored...
Nigerian Woman

Nigeria Under A Crisis Of Persecution!

Christian communities and churches in Nigeria are under attack with persecution being strongest in the 12 northern Sharia states and the Middle Belt...
Israel Folau

Israel Folau: Rival Team Threatens Court Over Bible Social Media Post

A rugby league team says it will consider suing a rival club over the signing of a player who put a Bible-based post on Instagram...
Children eating

They Called Him Irresponsible But This Man Will Inspire You!

George And Carolyn Snyman and their three children were a typical white South African family. They lived a happy life in an affluent suburb of Pretoria...
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo 

U.S. Launches First-Ever International Religious Freedom Alliance

On Feb. 5, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo launched the International Religious Freedom Alliance (IRF Alliance), “an Alliance of like-minded partners...
Indian flag

Thousands Of Christians In Southern India Gather To Affirm Their Loyalty To India And...

At least 30,000 Christians in India’s Karnataka state gathered at a rally yesterday to reaffirm their “loyalty to India, to the Constitution, and...
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Upside Down World: Pope Francis Discourages Evangelism, Kanye West Preaching Gospel

Pope Francis has certainly said a lot of controversial things over the years, but what he recently told a group of Christian high school students is...
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Boko Haram Responsible For Tens Of Thousands Orphans, Widows

Governor of Borno state in Nigeria, Babagana Umara Zulum, has reportedly criticized the Nigerian federal government for its unwillingness to listen...

In Turkey, ‘Christians Are Losing Everything They Own’

Turkey’s Christian Minority is once again being put under pressure. In early January 2020, the Syriac Orthodox Abbot Aho Bilecen...
Intercession on Table Mountain 29 February

Planned Day Of Intercession On Table Mountain

Michelle and Arthur Coetzee of South Africa Intercessors Unite are organising an event that will see intercessors intercede for Mitchells Plain and...
Africa Globe

Anointing Oil Stampede In Tanzania Is A Symptom Of A Larger Problem In Africa

When the preacher Boniface Mwamposa poured cooking oil on the ground and challenged his faithful to run forward and step on it, hundreds surged forward...
ugandan pastor

Ugandan Pastor Leaves Wife, Says Marriage Vows Are Satanic

The Church in Uganda is outraged by a prominent pastor’s remarks against traditional marriage after leaving his wife for a younger woman...
An American in Cape Town: Sydney and her ‘sisters’ | Photo: Leentjie du Preez/Grace Photography

Light In The Darkness: Meet These Sisters!

How did Sydney Priester, a 24-year-old from America’s Deep South, end up running an art club for young girls in a South African township? She told...
Israel and South Africa Flag

Are We Cursed Because Of Our Government’s Decision On Israel?

What are the precise borders of the land promised to Abram’s descendants? The Lord makes them perfectly clear. Like any modern-day land purchase...
coronaviruses

Does The Recent Coronavirus Outbreak Support Evolution?

There is a new virus sweeping the world. Most people are calling it ‘coronavirus’. It was first noticed in Wuhan, China and is already popping...
Musa Manzi

Meet A Guy Who Got 100% In Final Year Maths… Without A Teacher And...

He got 100% for Matric maths at the age of 15 by teaching himself. Then the life of Musa Manzi, now a professor of geophysics at Wits University...
Pakistani

Underage Christian Girls Can Be Married Off To Muslim Men, Pakistani Court Rules

A High Court in Pakistan has judged that Muslim men may marry underage Christian girls as long as they have had their first menstrual cycle...

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Pulpit in the Al Gadaref Lutheran Church, eastern Sudan, following an arson attack in 2015. (Photo: World Watch Monitor)

Several Church Buildings Burned Down In Southeastern Sudan

Temporary worship structures in southeastern Sudan were set ablaze on Jan. 16, three weeks after the buildings they had replaced were burned...
Locusts

10 Plagues That Are Hitting Our Planet Simultaneously

All of a sudden, really crazy things are starting to happen all over the world.  Giant swarms of locusts are absolutely devastating entire regions...
Korean flag

Christian Workers In China Witness ‘Holy Moment’ As North Korean Is Baptized

A North Korean believer who escaped the hermit kingdom two years ago was recently baptized in the name of Jesus across the border in China...
Reza, his wife Leigh and their four-year-old daughter, Bonnie.

‘I Would Be A Dead Man, But Jesus Has Given Me Hope’

Reza Karkah, an Iranian Christian who converted from Islam, faces the prospect of imprisonment, torture and separation from his wife and child...
CSE Protests

WATCH: Pretoria Citizens March Against CSE #LeaveOurKidsAlone

Concerned citizens and parents marched in Pretoria to voice their opinions on the government’s new CSE (Comprehensive Sex Education) programme...
headstone for aborted baby

Priests For Life Sets Goal To Give Names To 61 Million Victims Of Abortion

On February 12th, Priests for Life announced a new initiative, NametheChildren.org, to give names to the more than 61 million children lost to legalized...
Witchcraft

The Revival Of Witchcraft – ‘Christian Witches’ To Gather In Salem Easter Sunday

A group of self-professed "Christian witches" announced they will be holding their annual convention on Easter in Salem, Massachusetts...
Unplanned

Unplanned The Movie In South African Theatres From 28 February 2020

Unplanned the movie is finally entering the borders of South-Africa from Friday February 28, 2020! Dozens of online petitions and campaigns inspired...
Maryam marziye and Marziyeh Amirizadeh

We Were Not Allowed To Have A Bible, But We Lived Out Its Teachings...

Two Iranian Christian women spent 259 days in prison for their faith. “God gave us an opportunity to share the gospel with people who needed to hear it”...
Josh Cragg

My Second Chance: Josh’s Story Of Hope

Just after Josh Cragg’s twelfth birthday, he was diagnosed with an aggressive childhood cancer that presented a huge challenge for him and his family...
Christians in Wuhan

Chinese Christians Grapple With Coronavirus Through Repentance, Exhortation

Christians in Wuhan, China are attempting to grapple with the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, which has forced believers to meet online due...
Hospital bed Martha Dominguez, Unsplash.

Spanish Parliament Starts The Final Process To Decriminalise Euthanasia

The draft law proposes euthanasia in a month for those with an incurable or disabling illness. Spanish evangelicals ask for “better palliative...
Flag of India

Five Christians In Northern India Arrested On False Forced Conversion Charges

On Tuesday, February 11, five Christians from India’s Uttar Pradesh state were taken into police custody after being falsely accused of engaging...
East Rogersville Baptist church experiences revival, repentance. | East Rogersville Baptist Church

‘Jesus Had Walked Into Our Midst That Morning:’ Revival Breaks Out In Tennessee

Many churches are experiencing a revival in Tennessee as part of a prayer and fasting initiative begun by one church near Rogersville...
Pastor Eswara Rao Appalabattula

India Pastor’s House Church, Which He Built With His Own Hands, All But Destroyed

A pastor in India and former carpenter who built his own house church nine years ago has seen his flock all but scattered after villagers, instigated by...
Errol Naidoo

FPI Will Take The Fight For The Family To The United Nations!

Errol Naidoo, the founder and Director of Family Policy Institute (FPI), received a wonderful update from the United Nations (UN) last week...
South Sudan

Pray For South Sudan

On Saturday 15 February, Riek Machar, a former vice president and leader of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-in-Opposition (SPLM-IO)...

UK Joins International Group To Tackle Religious Persecution

The UK has joined 26 other countries in a bid to reduce religious persecution worldwide, as part of a new International Religious Freedom Alliance...
Abortion Protests

The Radicalisation Of Abortion Advocacy In South Africa

It is concerning to see the shift in the abortion advocate movement the last few years. No longer arguing 'choice'. Now:..
locust swarms

Christians Deploy To Help East Africans Against Locust Swarms ‘As Big As Major Cities’

Christian aid groups, along with pesticide-wielding UN troops, are deploying to eastern Africa to fight a locust swarm that experts say is the worst to...
Family

Aus Christian Couple Challenge Fostering Ban Over Biblical Views

A Christian couple in Australia have launched legal action after they were banned from becoming foster carers due to their biblical views on LGBT issues...
Bible Society

New App Seeks To Speak Words Of Bible Together Daily

Bible Society is edging ever closer to the official celebration of 200 years of Bible work in Southern Africa of the Bible Society of South Africa...
Visitors at Luwum’s grave in Mucwini. Photo by John Semakula.

Ugandan Christians Honor Archbishop Killed By Dictator

Thousands of Christians gathered in northern Uganda on Sunday to commemorate the death of Archbishop Janani Luwum, who was killed in 1977...
Bishop Luiz Fernando Lisboa

Mozambique Bishop Decries ‘Tragedy’ Of Persistent Islamist Attacks

Continuing Islamist attacks in northern Mozambique have already claimed 500 lives and left thousands displaced, reported Bishop Luiz...

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counselling in Nigeria

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Often, we encounter cases of persecution in which the wounds cut far deeper than surface level. In these circumstances, we strive to not only restore the...
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Children eating

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George And Carolyn Snyman and their three children were a typical white South African family. They lived a happy life in an affluent suburb of Pretoria...
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo 

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Indian flag

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Pope Francis has certainly said a lot of controversial things over the years, but what he recently told a group of Christian high school students is...
Orphans

Boko Haram Responsible For Tens Of Thousands Orphans, Widows

Governor of Borno state in Nigeria, Babagana Umara Zulum, has reportedly criticized the Nigerian federal government for its unwillingness to listen...

In Turkey, ‘Christians Are Losing Everything They Own’

Turkey’s Christian Minority is once again being put under pressure. In early January 2020, the Syriac Orthodox Abbot Aho Bilecen...
Intercession on Table Mountain 29 February

Planned Day Of Intercession On Table Mountain

Michelle and Arthur Coetzee of South Africa Intercessors Unite are organising an event that will see intercessors intercede for Mitchells Plain and...
Africa Globe

Anointing Oil Stampede In Tanzania Is A Symptom Of A Larger Problem In Africa

When the preacher Boniface Mwamposa poured cooking oil on the ground and challenged his faithful to run forward and step on it, hundreds surged forward...
ugandan pastor

Ugandan Pastor Leaves Wife, Says Marriage Vows Are Satanic

The Church in Uganda is outraged by a prominent pastor’s remarks against traditional marriage after leaving his wife for a younger woman...
An American in Cape Town: Sydney and her ‘sisters’ | Photo: Leentjie du Preez/Grace Photography

Light In The Darkness: Meet These Sisters!

How did Sydney Priester, a 24-year-old from America’s Deep South, end up running an art club for young girls in a South African township? She told...
Israel and South Africa Flag

Are We Cursed Because Of Our Government’s Decision On Israel?

What are the precise borders of the land promised to Abram’s descendants? The Lord makes them perfectly clear. Like any modern-day land purchase...
coronaviruses

Does The Recent Coronavirus Outbreak Support Evolution?

There is a new virus sweeping the world. Most people are calling it ‘coronavirus’. It was first noticed in Wuhan, China and is already popping...
Musa Manzi

Meet A Guy Who Got 100% In Final Year Maths… Without A Teacher And...

He got 100% for Matric maths at the age of 15 by teaching himself. Then the life of Musa Manzi, now a professor of geophysics at Wits University...
Pakistani

Underage Christian Girls Can Be Married Off To Muslim Men, Pakistani Court Rules

A High Court in Pakistan has judged that Muslim men may marry underage Christian girls as long as they have had their first menstrual cycle...
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