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265 female inmates are water baptized at Denver penitentiary

Two hundred and sixty-five female inmates at the Denver Women’s Correctional Facility were recently saved and water baptized, CBN reports.

REJECTION

One of the most difficult challenges a person can experience is rejection and in a recent article in The Epoch Times, Dawn Milberger, 55, shared her story. Dawn had been adopted into a Christian family, and it wasn’t until she was 18 that she discovered the full story of what had happened, when she finally tracked down her birth mother. It was then she discovered that her mother, with the aid of a nursing friend, tried to abort Dawn several times in the first seven months of pregnancy, before eventually giving birth. Her mother’s friend provided abortion-inducing drugs that she stole from the office where she worked. After telling the story, her birth mom pleaded for Dawn to forgive her. This was the ultimate form of rejection and for the next several months, Dawn struggled as anger began building in her heart over the rejection. But with the help of her adoptive parents, Dawn worked through her emotions to forgive her mother. “He can’t build on us if we have unforgiveness on us. Unforgiveness cannot …

Former child actor Richard Keith explains how God saved and delivered him from a demonic attack

In a recent interview with The 700 Club, child-actor Keith Thibodeaux, 71, shared how his involvement in the occult led him to become suicidal and how this was broken after he received a vision of Jesus, CBN reports. Thisbodeaus, who later changed his name to Richard Keith, is best known for playing the role of “Little Ricky Ricardo” on the 1950s TV hit series I Love Lucy. He would later go on to have roles in The Luci-Dezi Comedy show and the Andy Griffin show. I addition, Keith played in a secular band, called David and the Giants. At the age of 5, Keith was already earning $2,000 a month playing drums for a band called Horace Heidt Orchestra, when His father took him to an audition for the I Love Lucy Show. In his interview, Keith shared two stories that dramatically impacted him and sent him on a downward spiritual slide. It started when his mom and dad divorced after his father had an affair. Keith said the divorce made him extremely angry not …

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard: What happened to kindness?

We have all heard some news about legal problems between two famous movie stars, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. Before I continue, I have a disclaimer: I don’t want to criticize anyone who is involved in this trial. I feel sorry for them, and I hope they find a better way, when it’s all over. Those two movie stars have a problem that we all have, but their argument has become world news. I’m talking about the place where they find themselves because we can all go there. And the problem is; kindness is a weakness, you have to be cruel to survive in an adversarial battle. Sometimes, offense is the best defense. The lawsuits, between two rich people, have claims for millions of dollars, many millions. Also, if either career is damaged, the financial losses could be huge. The public, like you and me, won’t pay money to watch movie stars we don’t like. The stakes are high. Two people are in a legal battle where they must discredit the other. A few years …

Alice Cooper performing at Alexandra Palace in London, England 2011 Credit: Kimon Froussios/Flickr/Creative Commons

Video: Greg Laurie interviews with rocker Alice Cooper

Above is an interview Pastor Greg Laurie had with rocker Alice Cooper. When I was growing up, Alice Cooper was the shock rocker of our age. His conversion to Christ was a shocker. In the interview, Cooper talks about the ministry, Solid Rock, that he and his wife, Sheryl Goddard, have with children The Blaze recently wrote an article on an interview that Alice Cooper had with UK Times, on his remarkable conversion: For a recent interview in the U.K.’s Times, the Detroit, Michigan, native said that God is the figurehead of his life and at the very center of everything he does. “I’m up before the sun; 5 a.m. is my time,” he told the outlet. “Straight out of bed, make a cup of coffee, grab my Bible, then spend the next hour reading and praying. I read a couple of chapters a day — this is my 12th reading. It puts me in a positive frame of mind.”  […] “At first it was fun, hanging out with Jim Morrison, Keith Moon and Jimi Hendrix,” …

A depressed Muslim woman becomes a believer after audibly hearing the word ‘Jesus’

CBN recently reported on the remarkable conversion of a Muslim woman, Aisha, who was born in Amman, Jordan to a very strict Muslim family. After her family moved to the US, Alisha became pregnant when she was 17 years old. Fearing that her father would kill her, Alisha secretly had an abortion. But in the years that followed, Aisha experienced condemnation because of her illegitimate child and abortion. She had been taught that Allah hated her and though she repeatedly begged Allah for mercy, she didn’t believe it would ever come. As she struggled with depression and suicidal thoughts, Aisha stated that her remarkable conversion started when she audibly heard the name Jesus as she was pleading to Allah for mercy. Hearing Christ’s name, who is considered a healing prophet in the Islamic faith, Aisha decided to pray to Jesus and immediately felt a great peace come over her. It is also important to note, that though Muslims do not believe Jesus died on the cross, the Koran says that Christ was taken to heaven …

A Muslim man converts to Christianity, after being visited by Christ

There was an interesting story on CBN about how a young Muslim man and his wife became Christians. It is illegal in many Middle Eastern countries for a person of the Muslim faith to convert to Christianity. It can result in fines or even imprisonment. And it is not uncommon for people, particularly family members, to take revenge on those who become Christians due to the shame it brings on the family and Islamic faith. The fact, that people are willing to face death for their decision to become Christians adds tremendous weight to their testimony, which often includes dramatic encounters with the risen Lord. It’s similar to the early disciples who saw the resurrected Christ and were willing to die for their faith. They wouldn’t die for something they made up. In an interview with Gospel Coalition, an unnamed missionary, who was called Yazid to protect his identity, shared the powerful testimony of how a Muslim man and his wife became Christians. In the Muslim country where the missionary works, it is not only …

The hidden cost of faith

As believers, we like telling the world that salvation is a free gift available by faith through Christ’s death and resurrection. But though it is free to everyone who chooses to believe, it also comes with a cost. And that was evident in a recent article on CBN about a young Christian woman, Leah Church, who chose to leave the University of North Carolina’s basketball team rather than compromise her faith.

How actor Michael Sheen’s great-grandfather went from town drunk to street preacher

Welsh actor Michael Sheen is best known for playing roles of famous people during his acting career, including British Prime Minister Tony Blair, in The Deal. He also played the role of journalist David Frost in Frost/Nixon, a movie about Frost’s 1977 interview with US President Richard Nixon. Though I am uncertain of Sheen’s faith, in April 2011, the actor led a modern retelling of The Passion in Port Talbot, Wales, the home of his great-grandfather. The play performed outside over three days involved the dramatic retelling of Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection. On the first day of the play, which started at 5:30 am on Good Friday morning, it drew a crowd of a few hundred people. By Easter Sunday, the crowd had grown to an estimated 13,000. But Port Talbot also serves as the backdrop to the remarkable spiritual transformation of Sheen’s great-grandfather. His great-grandfather was basically the town drunk, but Sheen says that all changed when one night, after being thrown out of the local pub, he was lying on his back in …

Do churchgoers have greater satisfaction in family and personal relationships?

A recent poll conducted by Barna, entitled the State of Your Church, revealed that 58% of people who attend church rated their contentment in family and personal relationships as ‘strong’. When the individuals classified themselves as practicing Christians, the rate of ‘strong satisfaction’ went up to 67%.

How God helped a US Congresswoman’s unborn baby survive a condition, that none survived before

An amazing story has emerged on the remarkable healing of Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler’s (R-Wa) baby. Faithwire reports shortly after announcing that she was expecting, doctor’s informed Beutler that her 22-week-old unborn baby would die because she was suffering from a lack of amniotic fluid and as well had no kidneys. It is a very rare condition called Potter’s Syndrome, and one that no baby had ever survived. “[The doctors] said … ‘Your baby has no kidneys, which means there’s no amniotic fluid in there, which means your baby is going to die. There is no chance your baby will live. No baby has ever survived this,’” Beutler told Faithwire. “There is nothing to describe getting news like that.” The doctors recommended an abortion. But abortion was not an option for Beutler and her husband, David, who are Christians, and they turned to prayer. A day after her diagnosis, Beutler received an email devotional discussing healing, and at that moment she felt God wanted her to ‘contend’ for their unborn child. Beutler sensed the Holy …

God gave Cooper Kupp a ‘vision’ of his MVP award and team’s Super Bowl win

A strange story has emerged out of this year’s Super Bowl game won by the Los Angeles Rams, who defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20. After the game, the Rams’ outstanding wide-receiver, Cooper Kupp, was named the game’s most valuable player, after catching eight passes for 92 yards, and two touchdowns, including the game-winner. Cooper, who is an outspoken Christian, had also won the NFL’s most valuable player award earlier this year, as he broke the previous NFL receiving record with 145 catches, 1,947 yards, and 16 touchdowns. Cooper is, so far, the only player in NFL history to win both awards in the same year. But there is more to this story. Sports Spectrum reports that Kupp shared how God told him three years earlier, that not only would his team win the Super Bowl, but when it did, Kupp would also be named the game’s MVP. But just as mysterious was the way God revealed this prophetic word to the wide receiver. Kupp received this revelation through a ‘vision’ he had while his team …

Are Near-Death Experiences proof of the afterlife?

CBN recently reported on the experience that Tina Hines had after having a heart attack in 2018. When her husband, Brian, called 911, Tina was not breathing and her heart was not beating. A friend performed CPR until the ambulance arrived and rushed her to a nearby hospital. At the hospital, doctors were finally able to restart Tina’s heart, but since she was without a heartbeat for about 28 minutes, they were not hopeful of recovery, and if she did, they prepared the family for significant brain damage. But despite this prognosis, as the family prayed for Tina’s recovery, some experienced a deep peace that she would be fine. The doctors put Tina into an induced coma to help her body recover. But no one was sure what would happen when they brought her out. But to everyone’s surprise, Tina’s eyes opened and, though she initially couldn’t speak, Tina was aware of everyone in the room. Brian gave his wife a pen and paper to write on, and initially, she scribbled meaningless marks, but eventually, …

Do you believe, really? How does God fit into our modern world?

How does religion make any sense? With no scientific proof, how do we know that any of that God-talk is true? How can we believe? I am writing as a Christian. I heard a preacher on the radio, recently, and he talked about the power of God. He made a good point; God is more than an argument. If we have some intellectual belief that we can discuss, we have nothing, and we will probably lose most of the arguments. God must have power in our lives. The Bible uses strong language. If the power does not save us from death “our preaching is useless and so is your faith … [and] we are of all people most to be pitied.” (1 Corinthians 15: 13 and 18) Without the power of God, we are world-class fools. If you want to see an intellectual argument against believing: Christopher Hitchens was a Marxist who argued against all religions. We can see his skills in the video. Believers cannot win enough of those arguments. If we only have …

A Time of Refreshing: The Holy Spirit is moving on Native American Tribes

CBN reports that there has been an outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Native tribes in America, hard hit by substance abuse and, more recently, COVID. Pastors Russel and Donna Stands-Over-Bull, who are members of the Crow Tribe, stated that God has been pouring out His Holy Spirit on Native Americans since they started Arrow Creek TV e-church in 2018. “We’ve been having healing revivals over the online church,” Russell told CBN. “God’s been healing people through social media. People are giving their hearts to the Lord.” CBN shared the testimony of how a young woman from the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana, who the Holy Spirit delivered from her addiction to Meth. Windy Cross Guns shared what happened on the day police busted her house. As she stood outside her home, all she was concerned about was the drugs in her hand and not of her baby granddaughter, who was still in the house. At that moment, Windy realized then that she had to start thinking about her family and her community. She turned to …

Fearless Christian woman refuses to back down to armed Islamic terrorists

There is a verse in the book of Revelation, the Apostle John’s vision of the end times, that talks about the emergence of a new breed of Christian who will not fear death: “And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death.” (Revelation 12:11 ESV) And we may have seen an example of this unwavering courage in Kenya. According to a report by International Christian Concern, a solitary Christian woman, boldly stood up to five Islamic militants armed with guns and explosives. Wanduta was outside her village in Eastern Kenya minding her goats, when the five men connected with the terrorist group, Al-Shabaab, showed up. They were there to kill the Christian men in the village, and told Wanduta they wanted to spark a ‘fierce war’ between Islam and Christians. “They said they will wage war with Christians,” Wanduta reported, “and whoever loses the battle shall surrender to the other.” The five armed militants bravely forced the …

Famed Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson describes the Bible as ‘more true than just true’

In a recent four-hour interview with influential podcaster, Joe Rogan, famed Canadian psychologist, Jordan Peterson, had some interesting comments on the Bible. The Daily Wire reports that the topic came up because of Dr. Peterson’s recent visit to the Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC, which he called “very cool.” In the interview, Peterson described the Bible as a category or structure that fundamentally defines our western civilization. But added this warning. “If categories just dissolve,” Peterson said, “especially fundamental ones, the culture is dissolving because the culture is a structure of category. That’s what it is.” And this is what we are witnessing today as those on the extreme left try to dismantle society by focusing their attack on the west’s Christian foundation. But Peterson didn’t stop with that, he seemed to suggest that the Bible is the ultimate truth. “And so it isn’t that the Bible is true,” Peterson said, “it’s that the Bible is the precondition for the manifestation of truth, which makes it way more true than just true. It’s …

Country singer and actress Jana Kramer gets water baptized

Faithwire reports that country singer and actress, Jana Kramer, recently shared Instagram posts of her water baptism that took place on Sunday, Jan 23, 2022, after her profession of faith. Kramer, 38, started her singing career in 2012 which has since featured seven chartered singles. She has also had acting roles on several TV series including, Friday Night Lights, One Tree Hill, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and CSI: NY. In her first post, Jana described the healing she received after coming to Christ, writing, “I don’t have the words yet …I will…but for now…’In the name of Jesus there is healing.’ Then in a follow-up post, which shows her sitting in a baptismal tank, Jana went into more details of what happened. Over the years, she has struggled with believing in God, and seems to suggest that this was due in part to a troubled relationship with her father, for which she was partially to blame. “He was always walking with me…I just didn’t think I deserved that. If I’m honest, I didn’t know how …