Hailey Bieber Called ‘Fake Christian’ after Asking for Halloween Costume Suggestions

Hailey Bieber, model and wife to popstar Justin Bieber, is facing criticism this week after asking her followers for Halloween costume suggestions.

According to Intouch Weekly, the 22-year-old model – who is outspoken about her Christian faith – took to her Instagram story on Wednesday to ask her 22.7 million followers what she should dress up as for Halloween. She wrote, “Spooky szn is upon us and I need good ideas for Halloween!! Send some my way.”

Bieber also shared photos of some of her previous Halloween costumes including Workout Barbie and Sandy from Grease.

The seemingly innocent request sparked backlash from some of her followers causing a handful to even question her Christian faith.

One person – who was seemingly confused by Bieber’s participation in the highly controversial holiday for people of faith – responded to her story asking, “Aren’t u a Christian?”

Bieber issued a simple response saying, “Yes, I still dress up for Halloween.”

Another person went as far as to accuse Bieber of being a “FAKE CHRISTIAN.”

Bieber wrote back saying, “Our kids are gonna celebrate too :).”

Others have come to her defense including Light Workers writer Kenneth Reid.

In an article on LightWorkers.com, Reid defended Bieber by breaking down why he believes Christians should celebrate Halloween. He wrote, “I once heard a preacher say that as Christians, we interact with the world in one of three ways. We can either receive, reject or redeem the things of this world.

“As it pertains to Halloween, to ‘receive’ it means to embrace and celebrate it as is, to ‘reject’ it means to not participate at all and to ‘redeem’ it means to approach it with a uniquely Christian perspective.”

Reid argued that while he never participated in Halloween as a child, he has chosen to allow his own kids to participate so that they can redeem the holiday by marking it as “an innocent, fun and tasty way to spend time with their families.”

Bieber has not made any additional comments on the situation.

Why a Man Bought 100 Generators: The Urgency of True Community

A man walked into a Costco store in Florida and bought one hundred generators. They cost him $450 each. Why would one person need one hundred generators? He wouldn’t, but people in the Bahamas would.

He sent them all there by boat, but that’s where the story ends. He doesn’t want to be named, asking that people focus on helping those affected by Hurricane Dorian.

Meanwhile, a six-year-old boy in South Carolina was saving up for a trip to Disney World when Hurricane Dorian struck the US. He decided to use the money to feed evacuees instead.

While the storm is expected to finally dissipate tomorrow, its effects will be felt for years. As will the goodwill of those who chose to serve those in need.

When we extend our community to hurting people, we change their world and ours.

WHY WE PLAY TENNIS BUT WATCH FOOTBALL
The National Football League kicked off its first Sunday games yesterday. The college football season continued the previous day. NFL games are watched by nearly sixteen million viewers; college football is watched by more than fifteen million fans as well.

The US Open tennis finals were played over the weekend as well, with Serena Williams losing to Bianca Andreescu in an upset on Saturday and Rafael Nadal edging Daniil Medvedev to win his nineteenth Grand Slam title on Sunday. Last year’s women’s final drew three million viewers; the men were watched by two million.

Nearly eighteen million Americans play tennis, while there are just over one million football players of all ages in the US. And yet, football dwarfs tennis as a spectator sport.

I think I know one reason why.

We in Dallas like to say of the Cowboys when they are victorious that “we” won. We find enormous solidarity and community with our favorite team. If the Cowboys lose, however, I’ve noticed that many of us say “they” lost.

In an existentialist culture that focuses on the individual above all else, football is the optimal community experience. We can claim ownership of the team we choose when we choose. We can even engage in fantasy football and video football leagues.

But, if our team loses, we can disown them with the change of a pronoun.

THE PERIL OF COMMUNIFORMITY
So-called “deaths of despair” from drugs, alcohol, and suicide have reached a record high. Loneliness and social isolation are epidemics and can be as damaging to our health as smoking fifteen cigarettes a day.

The great need of our day is for the kind of genuine community only Christianity offers.

Note that the word is spelled community, not communiformity. Uniformity is often forced and enforced. Unity happens when we find common cause in a common foundation, purpose, and future.

Consider an example.

FOUR DEFINITE ARTICLES CHANGED THE WORLD
The earliest description of the earliest Christian community was simple: “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers” (Acts 2:42). “Devoted themselves” translates a Greek term that means to be “focused exclusively and passionately upon.” These four commitments were their highest priorities.

Note the definite articles: “the apostles’ teaching,” “the fellowship,” “the breaking of bread,” and “the prayers.” Each is present in the Greek original. They show us that the Christians’ unity was not found in individualistic experiences but in collective spirituality.

“The apostles’ teaching” was the public exposition of the first Christian leaders.
“The fellowship” refers to the larger, public community of faith.
“The breaking of bread” refers to a public communal meal; in the context of teaching and fellowship, it points to the Lord’s Supper and worship.
“The prayers” refers to public times of confession, thanksgiving, and intercession.
These four commitments, made in public community, empowered the first Christians to change history.

“ALL TRIBES AND PEOPLES AND LANGUAGES”
Such unity reflects the nature of our God and of the humans he created. Our Lord experiences eternal internal community as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (cf. 2 Corinthians 13:14). And so he said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness” (Genesis 1:26). Not “men” but “man,” referring to humanity as one.

Such unity in community was at the heart of Jesus’ ministry as he called Jews, Gentiles, Samaritans, lepers, prostitutes, Pharisees, priests, and men and women into his movement. It was at the heart of the church’s expanding ministry as it included Jew and Greek, slave and free, male and female (Galatians 3:28).

It will be at the heart of our eternal worship in heaven, where we will gather with a “great multitude” from “every nation” and “all tribes and peoples and languages” (Revelation 7:9).

A COAL MUST TOUCH OTHER COALS
It is therefore urgent that Christians resist the consumeristic, individualistic Christianity that reflects our consumeristic, individualistic culture. There are no solos in the book of Revelation. Jesus promised: “Where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them” (Matthew 18:20). Such community empowers our witness, our service, and our souls.

With whom are you sharing unity in community? With whom are you studying Scripture in an accountable fellowship of worship and intercession?

If you take a coal from the fire, it goes out. If it touches other coals, it stays lit.

How aflame is your soul today?

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Bible Scholars Shocked by “Exodus Error”

If you’ve read your Bible, then you know that in Biblical Times…

Folks lived much longer, didn’t suffer from modern diseases…

And were healthy, vibrant, and pain free until the day they died.

Which was often well beyond 100 years of age.

But why did it all change?

Well a controversial Pastor out of Colorado…

Believes he’s stumbled upon the very cause…

A 2,300 year old “error in the book of Exodus” he says.

“Not only did this error change what it meant for me to be a Christian…

But it also saved my wife’s life from arthritis and chronic pain,” said the pastor.

When I looked at pastor Andrew’s video… I was skeptical…

But the undeniable Biblical evidence…

And scientific proof he provides…

Made me realize he’s onto something BIG…

Because this “Exodus Error” ironically could lead to the reversal of diabetes, painful arthritis…

And could even fight deadly cancer cells.

Which is why Big Pharma is trying to censor Pastor Andrew’s message from the general public…

And why you should watch his controversial video right now while you still can.

Click here to discover the Exodus Error that could wipe away your pain and suffering.

SIGN OFF

P.S. Because the nature of this message is based on the Word of God…

The secular media and FAKE News Pundits want to censor it…

Which is why you must watch this video right now, before it gets taken down forever.

Click here to watch this video before it’s banned forever!

Sin Is Thrown Upon Us Daily

The world temps us at every corner. Below are all of the female images that I saw today while doing research on google about today’s headlines.

This image below popped up when I was researching the weather!

This image popped up when I searched for movie times near me:

This one really takes the frosting off my cake because this image below showded up in my google results when I searched for “carrot cake recipes”

Why is the world always trying to shove “sex” and “lust” and temptation down our throats at every turn? I know why! It’s because the world is full of sinners.

This last image showed when I searched this phrase “porn addiction help”

If someone is trying to get help for their porn addiction ailments and they see this gal staring directly at them, well I guarantee his addiction to porn will last another few hours.

So much sin around us. But I do believe that people are good, and people are hurting, and they need help. Thank goodness for all people of faith, because we need great Christians now more than ever!


Christian’s Under Attack By Extreme Socialist Left!

To Devoted Christians Everywhere: This imprtant video is about to be banned by the Extreme Socialist Left!

Please watch this very important Christian video that reveals Hitler’s darkest secret and the biblical weapon he ravaged Poland for, and how this “hidden weapon” could be the missing link to healing and longevity.

Click here to watch this video before it’s banned!


Is The Bible Killing You?

If you’ve read your Bible, then you know that in Biblical Times…

Folks lived much longer, didn’t suffer from modern diseases…

And were healthy, vibrant, and pain free until the day they died.

Which was often well beyond 100 years of age.

But why did it all change?

Well a controversial Pastor out of Colorado…

Believes he’s stumbled upon the very cause…

A 2,300 year old “error in the book of Exodus” he says.

“Not only did this error change what it meant for me to be a Christian…

But it also saved my wife’s life from arthritis and chronic pain,” said the pastor.

When I looked at pastor Andrew’s video… I was skeptical…

But the undeniable Biblical evidence…

And scientific proof he provides…

Made me realize he’s onto something BIG…

Because this “Exodus Error” ironically could lead to the reversal of diabetes, painful arthritis…

And could even fight deadly cancer cells.

Which is why Big Pharma is trying to censor Pastor Andrew’s message from the general public…

And why you should watch his controversial video right now while you still can.

Click here to discover the Exodus Error that could wipe away your pain and suffering.

SIGN OFF

P.S. Because the nature of this message is based on the Word of God…

The secular media and FAKE News Pundits want to censor it…

Which is why you must watch this video right now, before it gets taken down forever.

Click here to watch this video before it’s banned forever!

Church in Algeria Fends off Authorities’ Attempt to Close It

TIZI-OUZOU, Algeria, August 27, 2019 (Morning Star News) – A brigade of gendarmerie showed up at an evangelical worship site in Algeria on Monday (Aug. 26) to execute the latest of several church closure orders from provincial authorities, but Christian leaders thwarted the attempt.

When Akbou gendarmerie parked their vehicles at 9:30 a.m. at the church courtyard in Ighzer Amokrane, 192 kilometers (119 miles) east of Algiers, the building was filled with about 200 Christians from different churches united in prayer and worship, and protest banners hung from the walls: “NO to the unjust closing of the churches,” and, “Abrogation of Law 03/06.”

Authorities had issued a warning earlier this month that the 300-member Ighzer Amokrane church would be closed.

The officers, armed with police weaponry, cautiously got out of their vehicles.

A church elder, a council member of the legally recognized umbrella group of Protestant churches in Algeria, the Protestant Church of Algeria (l’Église Protestante d’Algérie, or EPA) and their attorney greeted them, backed by Christians from 33 churches, sources said.

The attorney, Wahab Chiter, asked to see the closure order. After reading it, he told the brigade chief that it was invalid because the provincial chief was not empowered to sign such an order, sources said. A closure order for a place of worship, he explained, can come only from the commission governing places of worship – a commission that has yet to meet.

Pastor Salah Chalah, president of the EPA, told them he would not comply with the closure order nor the order for all present to disperse.

“What you are doing is unfair,” Pastor Chalah told the officer. “You either close all the churches, or you open them all.”

The gendarmes argued with them that they must execute their orders, but the Christian leaders refused to yield.

The brigade chief telephoned a superior, and he returned 10 minutes later saying they were not going to close the church. They arranged for the EPA president and his team to meet with the head of Bejaia Province on Wednesday (Aug. 28) to try to resolve the matter. After much further discussion, the officers left.

“What has just happened is a feat for the Algerian church,” said one of the Ighzer Amokrane church leaders, Idjouadiene Madjid. “We remain confident in the Lord. The hand that has signed the closing order will end by signing the decree of its cancellation. I have a firm assurance of this.”

Pastor Chalah of the EPA told Morning Star News by phone that the fight is not over.

“This is a victory for us, but the fight is still not won,” he said. “We hope that the chief of Bejaia will agree to receive us on Wednesday.”

Closure of the church requires a court order, according to advocacy group Middle East Concern (MEC). An Akbou church also slated for closure was also spared for now, sources said.

Algerian authorities have engaged in a systematic campaign to close Christian places of worship and other Christian institutions since November 2017, according to MEC. Since then, nine EPA churches and one non-EPA church have received closure orders, with six of them being sealed, MEC reported.

“Most of the EPA churches have been challenged to prove that they are licensed according to a 2006 ordinance [Law 03/06] which stipulates that all non-Muslim worship must be carried out in buildings specially designated for this purpose,” a MEC press statement read. “The government has yet to issue a single license.”

Algerian Christians urge prayer that the meeting with authorities on Wednesday (Aug. 28) will contribute to ending the campaign to close churches, according to MEC.

Earlier this month, police interrupted a worship service to seal a church building in north-central Algeria, less than three months after locking shut another site in the same area.

The EPA has 45 affiliated churches throughout the country. In November 2017, “building-safety committees” began visiting most EPA-affiliated churches and inquired about licenses required by the 2006 law regulating non-Muslim worship, according MEC. Several churches have since received written orders to cease all activities, and authorities have closed a number of them for operating without a license.

Islam is the state religion in Algeria, where 99 percent of the population of 40 million are Muslim. Since 2000, thousands of Algerian Muslims have put their faith in Christ. Algerian officials estimate the number of Christians at 50,000, but others say it could be twice that number.

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Declining Respect for Clergy: Cultural Trends and Self-Inflicted Wounds

My pastor recently told me that 25 years ago, the first person that people would contact when they faced a marriage crisis was their pastor. Ten years ago, he continued, it was their counselor or psychiatrist. Today, it’s their lawyers.

A recent study conducted by the Associated Press and the University of Chicago concurs. “Doctors, teachers, members of the military,” and scientists are, according to the survey, esteemed “more positively than clergy.” Among infrequent churchgoers, clergy are viewed as negatively as lawyers. (For the record, that last line came from a member of our editorial team who’s been admitted to the bar in two states.)

As my pastor observed, the declining respect for clergy is a trend both in and out of the church, including among those who attend church frequently. While 75 percent of churchgoers “hold clergy in high regard,” they aren’t as positive when it comes to personal attributes and character qualities of their clergy. Barely half consider clergy to be trustworthy, and only slightly more regard them as “honest and intelligent.”

Remember these are people who attend church at least once a month! Among those who seldom or never attend church, the respective numbers on those questions are 23 and 30 percent.

The obvious question is why?

At least a significant part of the answer is cultural. As Religion News Service pointed out, “Historians say public attitudes about clergy have been waning since the 1970s, in tandem with the loss of trust in institutions after the Vietnam War and the Watergate scandal.”

Actually, the decline in trust and disregard for institutions predates Watergate and the end of the Vietnam War. After all, the 1964 Free Speech movement at Berkeley had a signature saying: “We don’t trust anyone over thirty.” It’s a line that came to sum up the view of many Baby Boomers towards all authority. Governmental, parental, and clerical included.

Institutions like governments and churches were, at best, obstacles, and at worst enemies of personal liberation. Though the VW vans that dotted the Woodstock landscape have long since rusted away, the commitment to personal liberation and autonomy has only intensified in the half-century since then.

Today, many Americans embrace expressions of personal liberation that wouldn’t have even occurred to the people dancing to Santana in the New York mud. It’s one thing to think you’re liberated from “the man.” It’s another to think you’re liberated from observable reality.

But, if we Christians are honest with ourselves, we’ll admit that cultural attitudes toward authority and institutions aren’t the only reason for the waning respect when it comes to clergy. Some are the result of self-inflicted wounds.

Scarcely a week goes by without another report of clergy sex-abuse and/or some other horrible conduct. Given the scope and sheer number of these scandals and the fact that they cross denominational lines from Roman Catholic to Protestant to Evangelical, it would be a miracle if regard for the clergy had not diminished.

This is tragic news because so many lives have been devastated, and because so many people personally know someone who’s life has been devastated. I don’t need to tell you that the vast majority of clergy are honest and caring people who have answered the Lord’s call to shepherd His flock and are doing what they do out of love for others. But, their reputation is harmed also.

That’s what makes this such a huge loss—because when done right, clergy can represent, embody, and offer a kind of love that is simply indispensable during the inevitable bad times we face. It’s indispensable to individuals, families, communities, and to our entire nation. Theirs is a role uniquely gifted to the church, and one that cannot be replicated across the spectrum of society. And what they offer is especially missed when it’s needed most.

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Jesus Global Youth Day Sparks Passion for the Gospel in Millions Worldwide

Some 50,000 young people and church leaders gathered together at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, the Philippines last week for the first-ever Jesus Global Youth Day (JGYD).

According to a press release from the organization, nearly 50,000 people from more than 30 countries came together for a three-day event filled with praise, worship and the Good News.

Among those speaking at the event was boxing champion and current Philippines senator, Manny Pacquiao, actor Stephen Baldwin, and inspirational speaker Nick Vujicic, Fox News reports. Among the groups performing praise and worship music was worship ban Bethel Music, Planetshakers and Joe Praize among others.

The aim of the event, Harvest Ministry Bishop Oriel Ballano said, is to “Teach your young people to follow [Christ], teach your young people to become a disciple. Teach your young people to be leaders and be an agent of change.” He added, “Together we will change the world.”

According to the press release, the event was broadcasted in several countries with around 83,000 churches worldwide participating. In Uganda, an estimated 50,000 youth tuned into the broadcast. The estimated overall reach of the event is believed to be around 8 million young people.

Co-Chairman and Director of JGYD Ron Luce pushed back against the belief that today’s youth are absorbed in their phones by recalling the engagement he witnessed last week. He said, “The audience here in Manila was attentive with each engaging speaker – even during worship from many different cultures.”

COO of JGYD Mike Guzzardo also noted the group’s engagement saying, “I loved seeing how these young people responded to international worship bands.”

He recalled, “Joe Praize from Africa and Meil San Marcos from Latin America both had the crowd passionately energized through worship, even though many had not known the songs beforehand…I heard conversations where young people and their leaders expressed how JGYD sparked a change in their hearts as they recommitted their lives to God and His plan for them.”

As for the future of JGYD, Luce shared that the organization wants to host “more Jesus Global Youth Day’s in other nations, along with the launch of a new global alliance consisting of 1 million churches focusing on passing the baton to the next generation, emphasizing discipleship and mentoring.”

Vice-Chairman of the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches Bishop Ellie Mercado highlighted that the group’s prayer is to “become world changers.”

Source: christianheadlines.com

“Unplanned” the movie Takes No. 1 Spot on Amazon’s Overall Best Sellers for DVDs List

Pro-life movie Unplanned has nabbed the top spot on Amazon’s Overall Best-Selling DVDs.

The controversial movie tells the story of Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood clinic director, who left the organization after watching an abortion live. She later became a pro-life advocate and started a nonprofit called And Then There Were None, which supports women who wish to leave the abortion industry. To date, the nonprofit has helped nearly 500 workers exit the industry.

As Christian Headlines previously reported, the movie created waves amongst the abortion industry with nearly 100 workers choosing to leave after watching Johnson’s story.

But the R-rated film has faced serious challenges on its rise to the top. Director Chuck Konzelman accused Google and Twitter of censoring the movie’s ads and even suspending their Twitter feed on the movie’s launch date.

Advertisements for the movie were also banned from major networks such as Lifetime, Hallmark, HGTV, and others, the Hollywood Reporter wrote.

The PureFlix film also faced persecution north of the border, where pro-life advocates fought for distribution in Canada, Worthy News reports.

As Christian Headlines previously wrote, the pro-life film was initially blocked by major film distributors from being played in movie theaters across Canada. Eventually, independent film distributor Cinedicom picked up the 110-minute movie for showings in select theaters throughout the country. Despite owners of movie theaters where the film was shown reportedly receiving death threats from abortion advocates, the film was a box office success. In its opening weekend, Unplanned grossed $353,510 in Canada.

‘Unplanned’ shocked Hollywood, too, with its earnings, pulling in a domestic total gross of over $18 million, according to the Christian Post. The total was over two times its production cost of $6 million.

Amazon’s Best Sellers are updated hourly and the movie pushed ahead of DC’s “Shazam”, “Pokemon Detective Pikachu”, and “Avengers: Endgame.”

Source:
https://www.christianheadlines.com/contributors/mikaela-matthews/unplanned-takes-no-1-spot-on-amazon-s-overall-best-sellers-for-dvds.html