Christian Church in Iran Is Believed to Have Nearly 1 Million Members despite Violent Persecution, Survey Finds

Christian Church in Iran Is Believed to Have Nearly 1 Million Members despite Violent Persecution, Survey Finds

John Paluska | ChristianHeadlines.com Contributor | Friday, September 4, 2020 The State Department reports that Iran is the biggest state sponsor of terror in the world. And it is also one of the hottest recruiting and funding countries for Islamic terror. But even though it may be a hotbed for terror, that doesn’t necessarily mean everyone who lives there supports it. According to Open Doors USA, it is both illegal to convert to Christianity and preach in Iran. ...

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Rare Artifacts from the First-Temple Era Discovered in Jerusalem

Rare Artifacts from the First-Temple Era Discovered in Jerusalem

Milton Quintanilla | Contributor for ChristianHeadlines.com | Friday, September 4, 2020 Israeli archeologists recently made a groundbreaking discovery in Jerusalem when they unearthed a rare set of well-preserved column heads, also called capitals, believed to be a part of a mansion during the First Temple Period. “This is a very exciting discovery. This is a first-time discovery of scaled-down models of the giant Proto-Aeolian capitals, of the kind found thus far in the Kingdoms of ...

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Wakeup Call for the Church’: Half of Americans Say Good Deeds Get You to Heaven, Poll Shows

Michael Foust | ChristianHeadlines.com Contributor | Friday, August 7, 2020 Roughly half of Americans believe they will go to heaven if they are “generally good” or “do enough good things,” while one-third believe salvation is obtained only by accepting Jesus Christ as savior, according to a new survey. The poll by the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University found that 48 percent of U.S. adults affirm the statement that “a person who is generally ...

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American Bible Society: Scripture Reading Has Fallen during the Pandemic

American Bible Society: Scripture Reading Has Fallen during the Pandemic

Amanda Casanova | ChristianHeadlines.com Contributor | Thursday, July 23, 2020 An American Bible Society report shows that Scripture engagement has fallen during the coronavirus pandemic. According to the 10th annual State of the Bible report, Scripture engagement is directly tied to in-person church participation. "Faith communities have demonstrated incredible resilience, innovation and empathy through the pandemic. But this survey reveals that a big opportunity still remains for Christian organizations to make an impact on Scripture engagement," said American ...

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Most Churches Have Chosen Not to Return to In-Person Services, Survey Finds

Most Churches Have Chosen Not to Return to In-Person Services, Survey Finds

Amanda Casanova | ChristianHeadlines.com Contributor  | Wednesday, June 17, 2020 A new survey says that most churches have not returned to in-person services, and many are uncertain about the future of worship gatherings. The survey is from the Wheaton Billy Graham Center’s Send Institute, Exponential, and the Association of Related Churches. Some 767 responses were recorded for the study. In a key finding, the survey showed that most churches have the potential to meet for in-person services, ...

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New Study Shows Significant Increase in Teaching of Evolution over Creationism in Public Schools

Milton Quintanilla | Contributor for ChristianHeadlines.com  | Tuesday, June 16, 2020 Over the last 12 years, the teaching of creationism in public high schools across the U.S. has declined while the time devoted to teaching the theory of evolution has sharply increased, a new study finds. The study, titled "Teaching evolution in U.S. public schools: a continuing challenge," was released by Evolution: Education and Outreach, a peer-reviewed journal that seeks to advocate for the comprehensive teaching ...

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44 Percent of American Believers Think Jesus Sinned, New Survey Finds

Milton Quintanilla | Contributor for ChristianHeadlines.com  | Monday, April 27, 2020 The latest findings from The American Worldview Inventory 2020 (AWVI 2020) show that some 44 percent of American believers think that Jesus sinned. The survey also revealed a dramatic decline in the number of Americans who hold to a biblical worldview. According to the survey, about 51 percent of American adults have a traditional view of God as opposed to 73 percent in 1991, a 22 percent ...

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‘Jesus Holds the Victory Flag’: Why Archaeologists Say This Could Be Jesus’ Last Supper Room

Emily Jones, Julie Stahl | CBN.COM | 04-09-2020 *** NOTE: This story was first published in April of 2019 when Israel was open to visitors during Holy Week. Since no one can travel there at the moment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we're showing this story once again with its amazing footage and analysis by archaeologists. JERUSALEM, Israel - Thousands of Christian pilgrims usually visit Jerusalem this week to celebrate Easter and the ...

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93 Percent of America’s Churches Have Stopped Meeting, Poll Shows

Michael Foust | ChristianHeadlines.com Contributor  | Friday, April 3, 2020 Only 7 percent of Protestant churches met in-person last weekend, and even fewer plan to meet for Easter in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new survey by LifeWay Research. The poll found that 99 percent of Protestant pastors were meeting March 1 – the first Sunday of the month – although that percentage fell each succeeding week: 95 percent met March 864 percent met ...

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All 16 Dead Sea Scroll Fragments at Museum of the Bible Are Forgeries, Investigation Finds

Kayla Koslosky | ChristianHeadlines.com Editor  | Monday, March 16, 2020 The Museum of the Bible announced Friday that an extensive independent investigation into the 16 fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls housed in the Washington, D.C.-based museum concluded that the fragments, believed by experts and museum leadership to be authentic, were in fact, forgeries. According to National Geographic, the modern forgeries initially duped outside collectors, leading biblical scholars and the museum’s CEO, Harry Hargrave.  After five of the museum’s ...

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