Daily Archives: April 1, 2013

Some Will Apostatize

Writing at Ligonier, Dr. Tom Ascol, pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Cape Coral, Florida, and executive director of Founders Ministries, explains why it is that some who once professed the name of Jesus Christ end up falling away from the faith. He reminds the reader of 1 John 2:19 and then shares the antidote to apostasy, namely, “a rigorous devotion to the truth of God’s Word.”

http://www.ligonier.org/learn/articles/some-will-apostatize/

Planned Parenthood Official Argues for Right to Post-Birth Abortion

The Weekly Standard shares a shocking report from a Florida committee hearing this week, as a Planned Parenthood official openly “endorsed a right to post-birth abortion.”

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/video-planned-parenthood-official-argues-right-post-birth-abortion_712198.html

Number of Americans Believing in the Resurrection Drops from 77% to 64%

CNSNews reports:

A study released by the Rasmussen Reports polling firm on Good Friday found that 64% of Americans believe that Jesus Christ rose from the dead.

While Americans who believe in the resurrection remain in the majority, that number is down significantly when compared to a Rasmussen Poll that asked the same question, released a year ago.

http://www.cnsnews.com/blog/dan-joseph/percent-americans-believing-resurrection-drops-64-77-last-easter

April Fool’s Day Marks First Broadcast of Rick Warren’s ‘Daily Hope’ Radio Program

Purpose-driven pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church has resisted taking his ministry to the radio for the term of his career—until now. As previously reported, this first week of April 2013 marks the launch of Warren’s new radio program, ‘Daily Hope.’

In a promotional video appearing on his website, Warren explains why he has not previously pursued a radio ministry, including the fact that he “did not want to become a celebrity.” In the first two minutes of the video, Warren boasts about his own ministry success, using the words “I,” “me” and “my” and failing to mention Jesus Christ, Who must be the focus of every Christian pastor’s ministry (1 Cor. 1:23, 9:16).

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