Top Weekly Stories from ChristianNews.net for 01/04/2020

Armed Congregant Takes Down Gunman Who Opened Fire Inside Texas Church   Dec 29, 2019 07:34 pm

NEW: Video shows man opening fire at Texas church before he is shot by a security guard; 2 dead, 1 critical (blurred to hide victims, viewer discretion is advised) pic.twitter.com/hulXR7MYIy — BNO News (@BNONews) December 29, 2019 WHITE SETTLEMENT, Texas (ABC News) — Two victims were killed and three others were injured when a gunman opened fire inside a…

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Ore. Mother Thankful for Twin Blessings After Refusing Genetic Testing, Abortion   Dec 28, 2019 11:43 am

Photo Credit: Doubling Down Mom/Facebook MONMOUTH, Ore. — A mother in Oregon says that her twin daughters are blessings after ignoring advice to obtain genetic testing and a subsequent abortion as doctors feared both had Down syndrome. Rachael Prescott’s girls are now over a year old, but she well remembers being offered testing for Down syndrome and…

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Texas Church Had Fed Gunman Who Opened Fire During Service, Was Watching Him Before Rampage   Dec 31, 2019 01:45 pm

WHITE SETTLEMENT, Texas (USA Today) — A gunman who was fatally shot by parishioners after opening fire at a Texas church service had been given food by the church many times and was being closely watched before his rampage began, church leaders say. Keith Thomas Kinnunen, 43, slipped into the Sunday service at the West Freeway Church of Christ in White…

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‘God Has Done a Miracle in Me’: UK Man Who Once Identified as Woman Set Free by Jesus Christ   Dec 31, 2019 05:20 pm

A man in England who had lived as a woman for seven years says that he has been set free from transgenderism by Jesus Christ after seeking help from counselors and doctors and only being told that his problems needed to be addressed by having a sex-change operation. Peter Benjamin recently told Christian Concern that he never had thoughts about dressing like a…

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Remains of More Than 2,000 Aborted Children Found in Late Abortionist’s Garage, Car Unable to Be Identified   Jan 02, 2020 07:34 pm

INDIANAPOLIS — The remains of 2,400 aborted children who had been found stockpiled in an abortionist’s garage and in the trunk of one his vehicles will not be able to be identified due to decomposition and incomplete documentation, according to the Indiana Attorney General’s office. As previously reported, many of the preserved babies were found by family members…

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Report: More Than 1,000 Christians Killed by Islamic Militants in Nigeria in 2019   Dec 28, 2019 12:40 pm

(Fox News) — More than 1,000 Christians have been murdered by Islamic militants this year in Nigeria, according to a report circulated by Christian news outlets earlier this month. A militia of Islamic Fulani herdsmen murdered Christians as part of an aggressive and strategic land-grabbing strategy across the Plateau, Benue, Taraba, Southern Kaduna and parts of…

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Man Who Identifies as Woman Sues in Effort to Gain Entry Into Ladies’ Beauty Pageant   Dec 31, 2019 11:50 am

Screenshot YouTube PORTLAND, Ore. — An Oregon man who identifies as a woman, and who has been allowed to participate in other beauty competitions, has filed suit against United States of America Pageants for denying his application to the Miss Oregon United States of America pageant due to eligibility rules that limit contestants to biological women…

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‘Demons Ended Up Getting Ahold of Him,’ Says Sister of Man Who Killed Two at Texas Church   Jan 01, 2020 07:01 pm

WHITE SETTLEMENT, Texas — The sister of the troubled transient man who opened fire inside of a Texas church on Sunday, killing two before being taken down by a security guard within seconds, says that he likely carried out the attack because he was haunted by his brother’s suicide and that day was his brother’s birthday. “t was Sunday. It was his brother’s…

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ISIS Beheads 10 Christian Captives in Nigeria as Retaliation for Baghdadi Death   Dec 28, 2019 07:11 pm

Photo Credit: Elvis Santana (Fox News) — ISIS released a video Thursday that purportedly shows militants in black masks beheading 10 blindfolded Christian men and shooting an 11th in Nigeria, as part of a grisly campaign to avenge the deaths of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and the group’s spokesman. The militant group’s video was produced by its own…

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Chinese Court Sentences Early Rain Covenant Church Pastor Wang Yi to 9 Years in Prison   Dec 30, 2019 05:03 pm

(Church in Chains) — Pastor Wang Yi of Early Rain Covenant Church (ERCC) in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province, has been sentenced to nine years in prison following a secret trial on Dec. 26. The People’s Intermediate Court in Chengdu found the pastor guilty of “inciting subversion of state power” and “illegal business operations.” The pastor has…

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