that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.
This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
(1 John 1:3-11)
Prosperity preacher Creflo Dollar has seen his share of headlines in recent months. The pastor of World Changers Church International (WCCI), which is headquartered in Atlanta, was arrested this past summer on allegations that he had assaulted his fifteen-year-old daughter. In October, a former employee of WCCI entered the church, shot and killed a church volunteer who was leading services. Now making headlines with a different type of story, WCCI has signed a lease to move its New York satellite church into the Paradise Theater, an iconic 83-year-old venue in the Bronx. Read more of this post
Christian News Network (CNN) reports that “an apostate church in Massachusetts,” namely Old South Church in Boston, has plans to auction off “one of two hymn books that date from the 17th century in order to raise millions for its broke congregation.”
Established by the Puritans, Old South Church originally began with a strong, biblically orthodox foundation. CNN rightly labels the congregation as it exists today as apostate, however, because “Old South now embraces homosexuality, and has a homosexual flag on its website next to its United Church of Christ insignia.”
The Muslim Public Affairs Council’s choice of location for its 12th Annual Convention on December 15 is telling: The All Saints Episcopal Church of Pasadena, California. The group, founded by Muslim Brotherhood followers, says this is the “next step in its mission by crossing the interfaith line.” Yet again, the Islamists are taking advantage of naïve Christians with a desire to show off their tolerance …. Click here for full story
AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, and other wireless providers would be required to record and store information about Americans’ private text messages for at least two years, according to a proposal that police have submitted to the U.S. Congress….. Click here for full story
US, Israel, Turkey Prepare To Respond To Syrian WMD
US forces in the region, Israel, Turkey and Jordan were all braced Monday night, Dec. 3 for action against Syria in case Syrian President Bashar Assad ordered his army’s chemical warfare units to go into action against rebel and civilian targets his own country. None of the Middle East capitals are talking openly about this eventuality to avoiding causing panic….. Click here for full story