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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Transitional Government in Sudan Omits Christianity as School Subject

Transitional Government in Sudan Omits Christianity as School Subject

Morning Star News Sudan Correspondent | Morning Star News | Thursday, September 3, 2020 JUBA, South Sudan, September 3, 2020 (Morning Star News) – Fears that Christianity would again be omitted as a course subject in schools in Sudan were confirmed in a recent government directive, sources said.https://efafd503d8b28dc3418b4fb9bde75d84.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html While Islam has long been taught in schools, the head of the body responsible for curricula in Sudan sent a letter to director generals of education throughout the ...

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Massive Revival Meetings Ensue across the East Coast

Massive Revival Meetings Ensue across the East Coast

Milton Quintanilla | Contributor for ChristianHeadlines.com | Wednesday, September 2, 2020 Last weekend, thousands of Christians in three Northeastern states experienced a mighty move of God as revival meetings continue to take place across the nation. Using #LetUsWorship on social media, Bethel worship leader Sean Feucht led believers in praise and worship throughout all three spiritual gatherings in New Jersey, New York and Massachusetts. According to CBN News, followers of Jesus met in Lincoln Park, NJ  on Friday despite rainy weather. "We ...

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Christian Girl Kidnapped in Pakistan Says Muslim 'Husband' Raped, Threatened Her

Christian Girl Kidnapped in Pakistan Says Muslim ‘Husband’ Raped, Threatened Her

Morning Star News Pakistan Correspondent | Morning Star News | Thursday, August 27, 2020 LAHORE, Pakistan, August 27, 2020 (Morning Star News) – The Muslim who regained custody of a 14-year-old Christian girl he had kidnapped threatened to kill her and her family unless she gave court statements that she had married him and converted to Islam of her own free will, the girl told Morning Star News. Maira Shahbaz, who escaped from Nakash Tariq five ...

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Ark Encounter’s New $3M Virtual Reality Attraction Takes Visitors Back in Time to Witness the Flood

The Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Kentucky has opened a new high-tech $3 million virtual reality experience known as the ‘Truth Traveler.’ The first VR show is titled “A Flood of Reality” where guests travel back to the time of Noah and the Ark. Wearing state-of-the-art VR headsets with studio-quality headphones, visitors sit in special-effects motion seats that move, vibrate, and interact with them for an enhanced experience. https://www.youtube.com/embed/bspssYK3PRU?feature=oembed Guests time-travel back almost ...

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'This Activity Is Unlawful': California Church Fined $10,000 for Singing, Meeting Indoors

‘This Activity Is Unlawful’: California Church Fined $10,000 for Singing, Meeting Indoors

Michael Foust | ChristianHeadlines.com Contributor | Tuesday, August 25, 2020 A pair of California churches has been fined several thousand dollars for violating health restrictions and conducting indoor worship services during the pandemic. North Valley Baptist Church in Santa Clara, Calif., was fined $10,000 by Santa Clara County for conducting two indoor worship services that included singing. It also received a cease-and-desist order. (The county fined the church $5,000 for a Sunday morning service and $5,000 for ...

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Megachurch Pastor: Abortion 'Is Consistent with' Christianity and 'I Will Fight' to Keep it Legal

Megachurch Pastor: Abortion ‘Is Consistent with’ Christianity and ‘I Will Fight’ to Keep it Legal

Michael Foust | ChristianHeadlines.com Contributor | Monday, August 24, 2020 A pastor of a Georgia megachurch who also is running for U.S. Senate said last week he believes legalized abortion is “consistent with” Christianity and he would “fight” to ensure it remains legal. Raphael Warnock, senior pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, and a Democratic candidate trying to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler in November’s election, made the comments to WGAU’s Tim Bryant. Bryant asked ...

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‘Church Is Essential’ – John MacArthur, Church Win Again in Court

‘Church Is Essential’ – John MacArthur, Church Win Again in Court

Michael Foust | ChristianHeadlines.com Contributor | Friday, August 21, 2020 John MacArthur’s California church won another legal round Thursday and with it, potentially the right to gather Sunday without government interference.   At issue was a request by Los Angeles County to hold Grace Community Church and MacArthur in contempt of court and to order it to pay thousands of dollars in fines for meeting indoors Sunday, one day after the church lost at the ...

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China Fines Christian Man $2,870 for Holding Online Bible Study, Violating Anti-Religion Law

China Fines Christian Man $2,870 for Holding Online Bible Study, Violating Anti-Religion Law

Michael Foust | ChristianHeadlines.com Contributor | Wednesday, August 19, 2020 A Chinese government agency last week fined a Christian man $2,870 for holding an online Bible study it says violated a new anti-religion law. The man, Zhang Wenli, lives in Yunnan province and was contacted Aug. 11 by the Ethnic and Religious Affairs Bureau and accused of hosting “illegal religious education training” online, according to International Christian Concern (ICC).  The letter quoted a new law, the 2018 Regulations ...

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