China Seizes Children From Christian Parents, Threatens to Send Kids to Re-Education Camps

A member of China’s Early Rain Covenant Church says the Chinese Communist Party continues to persecute members of the church by threatening to send their children to government re-education camps or forcibly remove adopted children from their parents. In a … Continue reading China Seizes Children From Christian Parents, Threatens to Send Kids to Re-Education Camps

Muslim officials working on behalf of United Nations block Christians from receiving aid

For the umpteenth time, the reason why the United States and other Western nations should refrain from taking in any more refugees and immigrants from Muslim-majority countries is because they don’t work and play well with our Christian heritage. This … Continue reading Muslim officials working on behalf of United Nations block Christians from receiving aid

Detroit Farmer’s Market Boycotts Local Apple Orchard Owner for Believing in Christianity

This week, a federal judge in Michigan heard arguments in the case of a Catholic apple farmer who is challenging a city ordinance in East Lansing, and a ruling is expected soon. The farmer, Steve Tennes, is the owner of Country Mill Farms, which is located in the nearby town of Charlotte. Tennes and his wife Bridget, who are both military veterans, have taken part in the East Lansing farmers’ market for the past seven years. In fact, the city invited them to participate in past years because their farm embraced the “spirit of the market.” All that changed when … Continue reading Detroit Farmer’s Market Boycotts Local Apple Orchard Owner for Believing in Christianity

The Making of a Modern Pharisee

We are all born legalists, but we are made into Pharisees. Spurgeon once preached, “Beloved, the legalist [in us] is a great deal older than the Christian. If I were a legalist today, I should be some fifteen or sixteen years older than I am as a Christian; for we are all born legalists.” We are all born believing we can earn and deserve heaven. We are born resisting the idea of grace, mostly because of the awful things grace says about us. John Piper defines legalism as “the conviction that law-keeping is the ground for our acceptance with God — a failure … Continue reading The Making of a Modern Pharisee

Awake, O Sleeper Radio: Join Rachel Live at 1PM PST/4PM EST Every Sunday  

Today we will be covering a mish mash of topics, because who doesn’t like some mash? And to be sure, I will forget to cover something. We will discuss what is going on in Texas with HB 948. My intention was to update everyone last week, since then, there was a hearing by the State Affairs Comittee on the mostly useless House Bill 200. Did you hear about the woman who was arrested for trying to film that hearing? We will talk about the tyrannical treatment of Amy Hedtke and more then that, the dictator type control of the room … Continue reading Awake, O Sleeper Radio: Join Rachel Live at 1PM PST/4PM EST Every Sunday  

Jesus Did Not Die for ‘Comfortable’

The world and the ruler of this world want you to believe this lie. Convenience — the worldly pursuit of ease — has become the Enemy’s battle cry (or, better yet, whisper) in the war for our modern souls. Satan’s strategy has morphed from direct opposition to subtle enticement. In most American churches, the battle is being fought with wireless routers, HDMI cables, standing desks, and lumbar supports rather than the lashes, stones, rods, and chains of old (2 Corinthians [11:23]–25). Today, most of us in the West calculate our significance by our Facebook friend count, newest technology, iPhone notifications, … Continue reading Jesus Did Not Die for ‘Comfortable’

God Has Planned Your Glory

God has told us amazing things about our future, because he wants us to be amazed. He has told us hopeful things, because he wants us to feel hope — really feelhope. Hope without a heartfelt gladness about what is coming, is not hope. This is why God tells us such gladness-producing things. He wants us to enjoy now, with profound assurance, the joyful feeling of hope. “Rejoice in hope!” (Romans [12:12]). My experience is that I can read God’s words about my future, and pass over them so quickly, that they have no emotional effect. Such reading does not … Continue reading God Has Planned Your Glory

ISIS Plot To Shoot Up A Detroit Megachurch Revealed As ‘Christianophobia’ Spreads Across America

If you are a Christian, you better brace yourself for great persecution. It has gotten very little attention from the mainstream media, but federal authorities have uncovered an ISIS plot to “shoot up” a Detroit megachurch. 21-year-old Khalil Abu-Rayyan of Dearborn Heights, Michigan told authorities that he actually intended to take a gun into a very large church in Detroit that can seat up to 6,000 people and start killing Christians. He has been charged with supporting the Islamic States and with “illegally having a firearm while using a controlled substance”. Abu-Rayyan actually admitted that since he can’t be part of … Continue reading ISIS Plot To Shoot Up A Detroit Megachurch Revealed As ‘Christianophobia’ Spreads Across America