Revival

Why would God send revival in the last days? In the Bible, He always gave believers an opportunity to repent, and he often allowed the worst of pagans the opportunity to repent as well (eg. Nineveh).

Key Scriptures
Current Events
Revival Links
Study Resource:Apostasy and Revival Handout
(May be printed for group Bible study- see note at bottom)

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2 Chronicles 7:14 Further Study
Isaiah 57:15-19 Further Study
Ezekiel 22:30 Further Study
Joel 2:28-32 Further Study
Joel 3:14
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Matthew 24:14 Further Study
Acts 2:1-21 Further Study
2 Peter 3:9, 15 Further Study
Revelation 5:9 Further Study
Revelation 14:6-7 Further Study

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Current Events

Read any Good News lately? The Lord is mightily at work in His World! See some of the recent highlights below, and be sure to check out the Christian news sources listed at the top of the Revival Links!
See Also: Jesus Christ
Youth Problems/ Youth Revival
Creation & The Genesis Flood
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New Section: Left Behind

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"In God We Trust" - Every Classroom In America
May 16, 2001 - From: AFA President Donald E. Wildmon
The Mississippi legislature has passed a bill authorizing the posting of our national motto in every classroom in the state. A private printing company has offered to print the posters for free. It is hoped that other states will take similar action.
The ACLU is opposed to the action, but previous court rulings have blocked them from success in this area.
Source: Prophezine - from American Family Association (Story no longer online)
See also:
Is It Legal To Display The National Motto In Public Buildings?

The Changing Face of the Church
Apr. 2001 - Christianity, already the largest religion, is enjoying an explosion of growth in Africa and Asia.
In 1900, the beginning of what American Protestants christened as “the Christian Century,” 80 percent of Christians were either Europeans or North Americans. Today 60 percent are citizens of the “Two-Thirds World”—Africa, Asia and Latin America. “The center of Christianity has shifted southward,” says Andrew Walls, an expert in the history of Christian missions, at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. “The events that are shaping 21st-century Christianity are taking place in Africa and Asia.”
Source: MSNBC- Newsweek (Story no longer online)

Barna: Churches Have 'Lost Their Spiritual Passion'
Mar. 12, 2001 - The state of the church in America is not all that some had hoped it would be at the turn of the millennium. According to pollsterGeorge Barna, there is a higher percentage of born-again Christians (up from 35 percent in 1991 to 41 percent in 2001), but there is also complacency in most congregations, evidenced by a lack of Bible reading, faithful church attendance, and involvement in small groups.
Four out of 10 Christians do not attend church or read the Bible in a typical week, while seven out of 10 are not involved in a small group that meets for spiritual purposes.
Source: CBN -From Barna Research Group (Story no longer online)

"Experiencing God" Author Sees Hope for Revival Among Businessmen
Mar. 7, 2001 - At a recent meeting of the National Religious Broadcasters Convention in Dallas, Texas, Henry Blackaby said that he sees an awakening among top corporate leaders. Many of them are convinced that they should spend quality time alone with God and His Word in the morning.
"I think it is the choice of God," he said. "The last great awakening in America was in 1857 and 1858, and that was a layman's businessman's revival in Manhattan, New York, where a lay preacher from a Dutch Reformed Church began to ask businessmen to pray. Six came the first night. But in six months, 30,000 businessmen in New York were praying every lunch hour for a mighty move of God. That spread all across America," said Blackaby.
Source: Religion Today (Story no longer online)

NBC to air 'Biblical Mysteries' specials
Mar. 2, 2001 - The work of Mike Sanders, a modern-day 'Indiana Jones' is the subject of a series of documentaries that show the accuracy of the Bible. On Mar. 4 NBC will air, "Biblical Mysteries: Ark of the Covenant," and on Mar. 11, they will show "Biblical Mysteries: Sodom & Gomorrah."
Source: WorldNetDaily - by Julie Foster
See the website: Mysteries of the Bible

Reagan Tops 'Greatest President' Poll
Feb. 19, 2001 - In an annual President's Day poll, this year's most-mentioned best president was Ronald Reagan (18%), followed by Kennedy(16%), and Lincoln(14%).
Source: Yahoo: ABCNews (Story no longer online)

Internet Christianity: A Success Story
Feb. 8, 2001 - Christianity.com is the winner of a search for the most successful Christian Internet application service.
It is tapping into a potentially enormous market. There are 1.9 billion Christians worldwide. By 2003, there will be 2.1 billion. Of those, 87 million are Internet users. They represent the largest chunk of the 196 million men, women and children surfing the Web regularly.
Source: News Max

'Holy Land' opens to a crowd
Feb. 6, 2001 - The new Holy Land theme park in Orlando had to turn away visitors on opening day, in spite of harsh criticism by some because the founder, Marv Rosenthal is a a Baptist pastor who converted from Judaism. The stated purpose of Rosenthal's organization, Zion's Hope, is to convert Jews to Christianity.
The park was to be the target of a large demonstration by the Jewish Defense League, but only two people showed up to protest.
Source:Orlando Sentinel
See also: Jewish fury at 'Holy Land' park - BBC

Bush Inauguration: Dawning of The Age of Compassionate Conservatism
Jan. 20, 2001 - According to an article by Doug Sanders in The Globe and Mail, President George W. Bush will bring with him the idealogies of his mentor, Marvin Olasky, the little-known Texas professor who teaches journalism at the University of Texas.
Mr. Olasky, is the born-again Christian who wrote the book, Compassionate Conservatism. The message of the book is that religious groups should be allowed to use government funds to provide help to the needy: homeless shelters, drug-treatment programs, pregnancy-counselling services, prisons and unemployment offices -- even if their mission is to convert their clients to religious faith.
"Historically, what we've found is the most useful kind of poverty-fighting is spiritual," he said in an interview yesterday at his home in the hilly suburbs of Austin. "If I've been any use in this process, it's [been by] bringing up some history and showing how in this country we knew how to fight poverty, through compassion that's challenging and personal and spiritual. And we forgot that in the 20th century."
Source:Bush's Christian guru aims to reshape America Globe Interactive (Story no longer online)

Bush Starts With Prayer
Dec. 15, 2000 - President-elect George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, were front and center at a special prayer service on the first morning after the five-week election ordeal ended. Family, friends, and staff members joined them for the event.
The prayer service was held at the Tarrytown United Methodist Church of Austin, and was hosted by three pastors, including Mark Craig, from the church Bush attended when he lived in Dallas.
Source: Religion News Today (Story no longer online)

The Year's Most Intriguing Findings, From Barna Research Studies
Dec. 14, 2000 - Read this article for good news and bad news about how American Christians are doing.
Source: Religion News Today (Story no longer online)

Food For the Body, Soul
Dec. 13, 2000 - This article highlights the work of Somebody Cares and its director, Norm Brinkley. Through its warehouse in Fontana, food is distributed to the many organizations that care for the poor and needy.
Source: Religion News Today
Pastor Ron Graff is a member of the Board of Directors of this excellent organization. It seeks to unite the churches of Southern California in the kinds of ministies that can be done better together than separately.

Child Of The Promise - Christmas Musical Tour - 2000
Child of the Promise unites some of your favorite artists for an all new, all-original contemporary musical drama celebrating the birth of Child and the hope that lives in us today.

See our new section: Left Behind

Review: Left Behind - The Movie
Oct. 18, 2000 - What a fantastic movie! And what a fantastic time for it to be released! LEFT BEHIND is the most believable and best produced film about Biblical prophecy ever! It captures the essence of the best seller by LaHaye and Jenkins, and even improves the details, to give us a powerful preview of the near future of our planet. The timing of its release could not be better. It fits the current situation of Mid-East turmoil, and makes us feel that we are watching tomorrow's news unfold. While this particular story is not the only way that prophecy could be fulfilled, it is a very accurate and moving depiction of what could happen when Christ returns to take believers with Him. This movie should be seen by millions. It could be one of the greatest evangelistic tools of all time.

Some of the best young actors and actresses in the business bring the story to life. The acting and photography are superb, and the special effects help make it a first-rate production by any standard. It has the theological finesse of Jack Van Impe, and employs musical talent by Bryan Duncan.

Executive Producers Peter and Paul Lalonde have truly reached their stride, making an even greater impact than they had done on their weekly television program (which they gave up in order to develop this new apocalyptic genre of movies).
-Ron Graff, PROPHECY CENTRAL

"With a $17.4 million budget, the biggest yet for a film of its kind Left Behind: The Movie is viewed by Christian filmmakers as the genre's potential Star Wars."
–Entertainment Weekly

"Christian thriller No. 1... starring Kirk Cameron of 'Growing Pains' fame."
–Chicago Tribune



Leaders take a stand on sexual morality
Sept. 28, 2000 - Over 600 evangelical leaders have signed a statement affirming monogamy and fidelity, and they are looking for other leaders to join in their declaration.
..Sex is "intended by God to be expressed solely within the confines of heterosexual, monogamous marriage," the statement reads. The idea that people have the right to choose their "own methods" of sexual expression is "rebellion" against God, it says.
...The document opposes efforts to "normalize or sanctify" homosexual behavior or heterosexual immorality such as pornography or adultery. It urges governments to honor the institution of marriage and resist the "legitimization of alternative sexual lifestyles," and calls on religious leaders to "stand firm against moral relativism and to remain faithful to God's Holy Word."
The document is a reaction to another declaration (The Religious Declaration on Sexual Morality, Justice, and Healing) signed by 850 religious leaders earlier this year. That document is being used to persuade school boards, judges, legislators, and others to compromise the traditional Biblical view. It advocates same-sex unions, ordination of homosexuals, and abortion rights.
Source: Religion Today (Story no longer online)

Olympics evangelists win hearts
Sept. 27, 2000 - Christian workers from many evangelistic organizations provide opportunities for attenders at the Olympics to find Christ.
Laura Wilkinson, surprise winner of the diving gold medal, Gave God the credit for her recovery from a broken foot.She said, "I thought my dreams were over, but God works in mysterious ways. There's no way I could be here right now except through Him."
...Christian Olympians declare their faith at Eric Liddell Rallies, named for the Christian athlete who refused to run in the Olympics on a Sunday. Among the speakers are nine-time Olympic track gold medalist Carl Lewis, 200-meter track gold winner Joe DeLoach, and two-time gold medalist Chandra Cheeseborough.
Source:Religion News Today (Story no longer online)

10,000 converts a day
Aug. 11, 2000 - Thomas Trask, top administrative official of the U.S. Assemblies of God says that their denomination is active in evangelism all over the world, and "is seeing 10,000 people a day being saved through its ministries."
...Thirty-five thousand Assemblies of God missionaries, pastors, and lay people gathered Aug. 7-10 to renew their commitment to evangelism. They met at the RCA Dome and Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis for a four-day World Congress and 2000 Celebration, the first such international gathering to be held in North America.
Source: Religion News Today (Story no longer online)

Religious Freedom Law Zips Through Congress
Aug. 9, 2000 - The Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act was approved by both houses of the U.S. Congress on July 27, and President Clinton has said he will sign it. It provides that religious institutions cannot be totally zoned out of an area and municipalities must have a compelling reason to place a substantial burden on religious exercise. The bill has enjoyed rare support from a broad base of institutions from the Family Research Council to the ACLU.
Source: Maranatha Christian Journal (Story no longer online)

Amsterdam 2000
Billy Graham "Hands the torch" to 10,000 Evangelists
July 29 to Aug. 6, 2000 - Amsterdam 2000 is sponsored by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. It is expected to be the world’s largest conference of preaching evangelists with some 10,000 participants from more than 185 countries and territories. While representing diverse cultures, evangelists will be united by the timeless gospel of Christ and the quest to equip and encourage each other for the 21st century. (Story no longer online)
Graham too ill to launch new crusade - Suffering from Parkinson's Disease and Hydrocephalus, Billy Graham will not be present at the opening of the crusade, but will welcome delegates via television from his room at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. - Electronic Telegraph (Story no longer online)

JESUS DAY
Marching, and working, for Jesus
June 10, 2000 - Today is "Jesus Day," and some 10 million Christians in 150 countries will engage in marches for Jesus and in humanitarian deeds in His name!
Christians from various parts of the body of Christ will work together feeding the hungry, serving the homeless, visiting the fatherless, and touching AIDS patients...
Source: Religion News Today (Story no longer online)

"Ten Commandments Judge" Wins Nomination for State Chief Jusice
Voters appear to favor Moore
June 7, 2000 - The biggest issue in the Alabama Primaries was the race between judge, Roy Moore, who successfully defended the posting of the Ten Commandments in his courtroom, and business-backed candidate, Supreme Court Justice Harold See, for the Republican nomination for the chief justice of the state Supreme Court. Moore won the contest, and will face a Democratic opponent in the General Election on November 7th.
Source: Anniston Star Online (Story no longer online)

Christian Radio Station Is Number Two On Internet
June 2, 2000 - Christian Pirate Radio, an Internet-only station holds second place in the list of Arbitron's top 25 Internet radio stations. It ranks first among Christian Internet stations.
Source: Maranatha Christian Journal (Story no longer online)

A Day of Prayer For The Nation
May 4, 2000 - Today is the National Day of Prayer. It will be celebrated in many ways across the nation, including a televised Concert of Prayer this evening.
...This year's focus verse is Romans 12:12, "Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer." The theme is "PRAY 2K - America's Hope for the Millennium."
Source: Religion News Today (Story no longer online)

Americans and God: The Numbers are In
May 2, 2000 - The latest Gallup poll finds that America remains a predominantly Christian nation. The numbers are surprisingly about the same as 50 years ago, with some 96 percent of Americans saying that they believe in God.
But what's astounded pollsters is the recent surge in spirituality. Eighty-two percent of Americans say they feel the need for spiritual growth; that's up an unprecedented 24 percentage points in just four years. And 69 percent say they're searching for greater meaning in their lives; that's up 11 percent since 1985.
Source: CBN (Story no longer online)

New Government Statistics on China's Christians
Apr. 18, 2000 - Figures obtained from governmental sources in China show that the official number of Christians in China is much higher than they had previously admitted. Just last January they had said there were 25 million Protestants in China, but A leaked report from China's security organization -- the Public Security Bureau (PSB) -- put the total at 35 million.
Many Western missions maintain the true number of Christians in China is likely to be 60 million and up. An Open Doors spokesman said they estimate there are 60 to 80 million Christians.
Source: WorthyNews

Claims Of Revival Are "Myths" Say Researchers
Mar. 24, 2000 - The Barna Research Group's annual survey of religious beliefs and behavior finds no significant change in recent years, other than a "comeback" in regular Bible reading.
Individual churches may be experiencing revival, but the church as a whole does not seem to enjoy the same experience, and there is no significant spiritual progress noted among men despite the recent Promise Keeper's influence.
It is admitted that the Bible reading may be leading to a deepening of spirituality.
Source: Maranatha Journal (Story no longer online)

School prayer policy upheld
Mar. 16, 2000 - In Florida, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed in a 10-2 vote that the Duval County School Board's policy of allowing graduation messages, which may include prayer, at commencement does not violate the separation of church and state.
Source: The Florida Times-Union

Bible-Quoting Judge's Ruling Upheld
Mar. 15, 2000 - The Ohio Supreme Court unanimously upheld a 51-year prison sentence imposed by Hamilton County Judge Melba Marsha, who quoted a Bible verse in her decision.
Last year an appeals court had thrown out the sentence against James Arnett, who pleaded guilty in 1997 to repeatedly raping an 8-year-old girl. The appeal court had said that the judge had acted outside Ohio's sentencing guidelines because she quoted the Scripture that says anyone who offends a child would be better off if "a millstone were hanged around his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea."
The Ohio Supreme Court reversed the lower court's decision.
Source: Market Watch (Story no longer online)

"Drive-by Evangelism"
God Speaks - Last year's award-winning series of billboards
Wuz Up God - Coming soon - teen oriented

Laws With Biblical Values
Mar. 15, 2000
Court Test Awaits Commandments - A new Indiana law allows posting of the 10 Commandments as part of a historical display. A 9 1/2-ton block of limestone on which the Ten Commandments and the preamble to the Bill of Rights will be engraved for placement on the Statehouse lawn this summer. the Indiana Civil Liberties Union plans to challenge the constitutionality of the law.
The "Hang Ten" movement has gathered strength this year, especially in the wake of school shootings such as those at Columbine High School in Colorado.
Besides Indiana, nine states, including Illinois and Kentucky, are considering legislation that would allow the Ten Commandments to be posted.
Indiana is believed to be the first state this year where legislation has been signed into law.
Source: StarNews (Story no longer online)

The Ten Commandments Come Out Of The Closet
Feb. 12, 2000 - Jerry Falwell discusses a number of legislative actions in various states to restore the Ten Commandments to schools!
Source: WorldNetDaily (Story no longer online)

Christian Character in "As the World Turns"
Feb. 7, 2000 - Soap star Pete Parros discusses his Christian character, Dr. Ben Harris, how matters of faith are making a comeback to daytime television, and his opportunities to share his faith with others.
Source: CBN (Story no longer online)

Celebrity quarterback puts God first
Jan. 31, 2000 - Superbowl MVP Kurt Warner has strong faith in Christ.
Source: Religion News Today

Under Fire, FCC Reverses Religious Broadcasting Ruling
Jan. 29, 2000 - Responding to a wave of protest over their recent ruling to limit religious expression on educational television, the FCC has reversed its decision.
Maranatha Journal Online
Chasing Amy
Jan., 2000 - This Christianity Today story of the life and conversion of Amy Tracy demonstrates the importance of showing love to people who disagree with our principles. Amy was a lesbian and feminist activist who had risen to the position of press secretary for the National Organization for Women. Little by little Christ drew her to Himself, but many Christians missed the opportunity along the way to be kind to her. (Story no longer online)

Keyes Has Message for New Hampshire
Jan. 27, 2000 - After a strong showing in the Iowa Caucusus, Alan Keyes takes his firey oratory to the New Hampshire primaries with a powerful moral message for the nation.
''My goal now,'' Mr. Keyes quipped in a recent interview, ''is to move people beyond saying, 'That was a great speech,' to move them all the way to the message.'' The message, in highly distilled form: America is a great, God-fearing nation about to go the way of the Roman Empire.
Source: International Herald Tribune (Story no longer online)

Citizen Jane
Quoting from an article in World Magazine, a lady in a Bible study introduced Jane Fonda to Christ. This story conflicts with earlier reports, but does agree that she has a newfound faith in Christ.
Source: CBN News (Story no longer online)

It's character over content in this year's US presidential contest
Jan. 24, 2000 - According to a Los Angeles Times poll just before the Iowa caucuses, some 75 percent of voters are "looking at the candidates' characters rather than their policies."
Mention of the name of Jesus Christ and promises to restore the Ten Commandments to schools are commonplace among Republican candidates, and even Democrat candidates are talking about the value of religion.
Source: Yahoo (Story no longer online)

More Churches Using The Internet To Reach The Lost
Jan. 20, 2000 - This article explores the pros and cons of using the Internet for evangelism and other Christian purposes.
Source: Maranatha Christian Journal (Story no longer online)

Jane Fonda becomes a born-again Christian
Jan. 14, 2000 - The Washington Times was slow to report it, but its story about Jane Fonda's conversion is very positive. Some additional information:
One of her longtime critics ranks her conversion "right up there with Saul of Tarsus."
Her husband, Ted Turner had became upset when she began attending Atlanta's fashionable Peachtree Presbyterian Church, so she started attending her chauffer's church, Providence Missionary Baptist.
"I am extremely impressed with the genuineness and sincerity in [her] search for spirituality and wholeness," the Rev. Gerald Durley, pastor of Providence Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta where Miss Fonda has attended services, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "I think she's found a certain sense of peace among people who've found peace with Christianity."
(Story no longer online)

Should Christians Stop Trying to Convert Jews?
Jan. 12, 2000 - Transcript of Larry King Live TV program about Southern Baptist plans to do intense evangelism in Chicago this summer, including special efforts at reaching Jews, Muslims, and Hindus.
This program contains an excellent defense of Christian evangelism by Albert Mohler Jr., president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and by David Brickner, executive director of Jews for Jesus.

Fonda becomes born-again Christian
Jan. 6, 1999 - Joseph Farah reports that part of the reason for the separation of Jane Fonda and Ted Turner (they both say they are still committed to the long-term success of the marriage), is that she has become a born-again Christian. The faithful witness of her chauffeur gradually awakened an interest in Christ, and she went to church where she is now involved in Bible study.
The idea of radical political activist Jane Fonda embracing Christianity is sure to create a stir. Fonda has been a high-profile political target because of her open support in the 1970s of Communist North Vietnam. She has been an outspoken supporter of abortion on demand, and Turner once attacked Christianity as a "religion for losers."
At a recent environmental conference she refused to meditate, and suggested that the participants would be well-advised instead to "pray to Jesus Christ."
Source: WorldNetDaily (Story no longer online)

Christians excited as Macau returns to China
Dec. 20,1999 - Macau, which has been a Portugese colony for 442 years, has a small but active evangelical community. They believe China will allow them the same kind of freedom of religion given to Hong Kong.
Source: Religion News Today (Story no longer online)

Bush: Rendering unto Caesar
Dec. 17, 1999 - Columnist David Limbaugh defends Bush's sincerity in naming Christ the person who has influenced him most.
Source: WorldNetDaily (Story no longer online)

George W. Bush talks about accepting Christ
Dec. 14,1999 - Front-runner Adopts More Aggressive Tactics
During a televised national debate among Republican presidential candidates, Bush said that Christ was the most influential thinker in his life. Then he added:
“Because he changed my heart,” Bush said, deflecting a follow up question to elaborate for people who might want more detail on what he meant. “Well, if they don’t know, it’s going to be hard to explain … when you accept Christ as your savior, it changes your heart, it changes your life.”
Source:ABC News (Story no longer online)

Ministries reach "forgotten children" at Christmas
Dec. 6, 1999 - Samaritan's Purse, and all the people and churches which support it, will distribute 3 million shoeboxes of Christmas gifts "from Jesus" to children this year in 60 countries. For many children it is a dream come true, or an answer to prayer.
Source:Religion News (Story no longer online)

Fasting and Prayer '99
Nov. 11-13
Houston Astroarena
Houston Gathering Critically Important
Nov. 12, 1999 -
...Hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of Christians will give up meals for all or part of the three days to concentrate on prayer and worship, organizers told Religion Today.
...They are part of Fasting & Prayer '99, an annual conference broadcast this year to 2,000 satellite sites. More than 7,000 Internet users have registered to receive the broadcasts.
Source: Religion News Today (Story no longer online)

Lutherans And Catholics Sign Joint Declaration
Nov 2, 1999 - Representatives of the Roman Catholic and Lutheran Church have signed a Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification.
The declaration states, "Jesus Christ won salvation through His life, death and resurrection; salvation is a gift that no one but Jesus Christ can earn. Together we confess: by grace alone, in faith in Christ's saving work and not because of any merit on our part, we are accepted by God and receive the Holy Spirit."
Source: Maranatha Christian Journal (Story no longer online)
Note: Evangelical Christians should rejoice whenever branches of the church agree to affirm Biblical principles. Jesus prayed that we would have unity with one another. However, caution is urged because it is obvious that any actual union of church organizations could lead to the one-world religion of the Tribulation period.

God is using Wedgwood’s tragedy for good
Oct. 12, 1999 - Pastor Al Meredith and others from the Wedgwood Baptist Church have been allowed to spread the Gospel in ways they could never have dreamed before the shooting at their church. He has been a guest on the Lary King Live TV show; a crowd of 15,000 from the local community attended the memorial service; the service was televised in Saudi Arabia [!], where it is illegal to preach the Gospel, because one of the victim's families lives there; and the list goes on... Source: Religion News Today (Story no longer online)

"Celebration Ephesus" in Historic Turkish Ruins
Oct. 7, 1999 - C. Peter Wagner of Global Harvest Ministries presided over an estimated 4,000 Christians who took part in a four-hour service in the ruins of a giant Roman amphitheater in Ephesus, Turkey. The purpose of the meeting was to pray for the destruction of a major spiritual stronghold surrounding "The Queen of Heaven" or Diana of Ephesus.
Source: Maranatha Christian Journal (Story no longer online)

Largest Sanctuary In World Dedicated In Africa
Sept. 16, 1999 - The Living World Outreach Center, also known as Winners Chapel in Lagos, Nigeria will commission its new 50,000-capacity church sanctuary Saturday. It is believed to be the largest in the world . Source: Maranatha Christian Journal (Story no longer online)

Will revival destroy the church?
Sept. 16, 1999 - Craige McMillan' commentary shows that in spite of the Promise Keeper's impact, church attendance in America is declining. Revival forces are at work but the institutional church may miss it. Source: WorldNetDaily (Story no longer online)

Leading Artist Says His Art Grows From His Faith
Sept. 10, 1999 - Thomas Kinkade, "The Painter of Light," is America's most collected living artist. He credits his light-infused, inspiring art to his relationship with Christ.
Kinkade is a devout Christian who lives in rural Northern California, close to San Jose, and he credits the Lord for both the ability and the inspiration to create his paintings. In a recent interview with British journalist Dan Wooding, Kinkade said his goal is to touch all people, to bring peace and joy into their lives through the images he creates. He sees his art as a ministry tool to share Jesus Christ with the masses.
Source: Maranatha Christian Journal (Story no longer online)
See: Thomas Kinkade Gallery

Evolution Discussion Moves Into Presidential Politics
Sept 2, 1999 - Evolution versus Creation has now entered the national debate, with presidential front-runners expressing favorable views of Creation.
Gallup polls show that about 44 percent of Americans believe in a strict biblical creation view, according to The Washington Post. About 40 percent believe in "theistic evolution," the concept that God guided millions of years of evolution that culminated with humans, The Post reported, while only 10 percent of those surveyed expressed a strict, secular evolutionist view.
Source: Maranatha Christian Journal (Story no longer online)

Distinctly American: Culture shaped by the power and diversity of churches
Aug. 22, 1999 - America is a nation shaped by Christianity, and full of churches, but the influence of the church may be declining. Source The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Story no longer online)

Kentucky school district posts Ten Commandments
Aug. 12, 1999 - Classrooms in Jackson County High School have new small plaques containing the Ten Commandments, which officials hope will prevent violence and other problems that have plagued schools across the nation.
In the 1960s, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that organized prayer and Bible readings were not permitted in public schools; in 1980, it decided posting the Ten Commandments violated the Constitution's ban of government-established religion.
But in June, the U.S. House passed a measure allowing the Ten Commandments to be posted in schools and other government buildings. The bill now goes to the Senate.
Source: Tampa Bay Online

Kansas Eliminates Evolution From Public School Curricula
Aug. 11, 1999 - The Kansas Board of Education has adopted new guidelines which eliminate the teaching of evolution as the basis for biology and other sciences.
Teaching evolution misleads students, said Tom Willis, director of the Creation Science Association for Mid-America, which helped write Kansas's curriculum proposal.
"It's deception," Willis said prior to the vote. "You can't go into the laboratory or the field and make the first fish. When you tell students that science has determined [evolution to be true], you're deceiving them."
Source:Washington Post (Story no longer online)

Americans are "in trouble" with God, Blackaby warns
Aug. 6, 1999 -Henry Blackaby, co-author of the popular "Experiencing God" course, says that the United States is in danger of God’s judgment but Christians don’t really believe it. We are hoping for revival, but fail to truly repent, and don't realize that once we have abandoned God, He will abandon us.
...There is a line that, when crossed, "there is no return," Blackaby said. In chapter 7 of the Book of Jeremiah, "God tells Jeremiah not to pray for the people of Israel. There were godly people present, but the nation had passed the point of God’s blessing," he said.
...The three things the church needs are "prayer, Holy Spirit anointing, and men living out holy lives," Blackaby said. "God will draw people to hear them. They must proclaim God’s standard. They need an authentic relationship with Christ. Pastors don’t have a sense of the urgency of our times."
Source: Religion News Today (Story no longer online)

Transform Society, New Leader Urges Evangelicals
July 21, 1999 - Kevin Mannoia, new head of the National Association of Evangelicals warns that Evangelicals are in danger of becoming "irrelevant" to American society.
..He recommends that all evangelicals take a spiritual inventory, rediscovering who they are and what their purpose is. "There is a deep need for individuals and congregations for identity-clarification. Who are we?" he said. To do so, they must become close to God, and "know Him."
..."After knowing the mind of Christ, then comes the passionate desire to make Him known," Mannoia said.
Source: Religion News Today (Story no longer online)


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