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Guilt that Leads to Freedom – Daughters of Promise – July 14

GUILT THAT LEADS TO FREEDOMWhat then shall we say? That the law is sin? By no means! Yet if it had not been for the law, I would not have known sin. Roman 7:7The law is really my friend. Its true. Without an awareness of Gods moral plumb line, I wouldnt know what sin is. Without sin,... Read more

FARMS: Stepping out of poverty and pursuing freedom from shame – Mission Network News

South East Asia (MNN) The saving power of the Gospel means freedom. But often, physical circumstances provide challenges on this side of heaven. In rural South East Asia, poverty can combine with shame to provide constant struggles for new believers. FARMS International strengthens the local Church by helping Christians achieve sustainable business goals to leave... Read more

Scotland’s hate crime Bill ‘threatens gospel freedom’

(Photo: Unsplash/EmranYousof)Concerns have been raised over the free speech of Christians in Scotland as the Scottish Parliament considers broadening hate crime laws.  The existing law covers race but the Justice Committee is considering extending the law to include religion, sexual orientation and transgender identity.  Nigel Kenny, the Christian Institute's Scotland Officer, fears that the Hate Crime... Read more

EU renews Special Envoy for religious freedom after coming under pressure

A worker adjusts the European Union flag at Farmleigh House in Dublin, April 30, 2004.REUTERS/Yves HermanThe European Union has renewed the function of Special Envoy for the promotion of freedom of religion or belief outside the EU after coming under pressure. "The forthcoming appointment shows our determination to ensure the rights of ALL faiths and... Read more

The State, freedom of conscience and civil disobedience

(Photo: Unsplash/Ricardo Frantz)The state and the Church have a history in our country. The relationship status might read "it's complicated". It ranges from the conversion and Christianization of the state to the deepest antipathy of the State and its persecution of the Church. Even when Christian, the Church has had to challenge the state. Becket... Read more

From Drug Lord to Pastor: How a New York Man Found Freedom Behind Bars

From Drug Lord to Pastor: How a New York Man Found Freedom Behind Bars Herman Mendoza had it allmoney, success, mistresses, and a beautiful home in the Poconos. But the kingdom he had built came toppling down when he was arrested for selling drugs, forcing him to his knees where he eventually accepted... Read more

How to Walk in Freedom in Americas Troubling Landscape

Many Americans may be wondering this 4th of July, what does freedom looks like in the midst of COVID-19 restrictions, racial unrest, and more?For Christians living in uncertain times, we can to look to God for wisdom in how to freely live. Like Daniel 2:21 explains, He changes times and seasons; He deposes kings and... Read more

How to Live the Bible Freedom and Transformation – Bible Gateway Blog

This is the one-hundred-tenth lesson in author and pastor Mel Lawrenz’ How to Live the Bible series. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along on this journey through Scripture, they can get more info and sign up to receive these essays via email here. Mel is the author of... Read more

Tangible Steps to Freedom

Motivation is what gets you to start, and habit is what keeps you going. Jim RyunThese words summarize the path Ive taken to healing from my addictions: alcohol, promiscuity, and living a generally hedonistic lifestyle. I remember what first led me to my addictions–pain, boredom, sometimes just an empty feeling that brings you to a... Read more

U.S. State Department examines religious freedom around the world – Mission Network News

United States (MNN) The U.S. Department of State has released the 2019 International Report on Religious Freedom, detailing the condition of religious freedom in every country around the world. Isaac Six of Open Doors USA says,In some sense, it’s probably the best resource if you’re looking for a comprehensive overview of religious freedom conditions globally.... Read more

President Trumps Executive Order Allocates $50M for Global Religious Freedom

President Trumps Executive Order Allocates $50M for Global Religious Freedom President Donald Trump signed an executive order this week that earmarks $50 million for religious freedom programs around the world.CBN News reports that under the order, named Advancing International Religious Freedom, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will create action plans for countries to help eliminate... Read more

USCIRF applauds new executive order on religious freedom – Mission Network News

United States (MNN) — On Tuesday, President Trump signed an executive order on religious freedom that was applauded by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). There’s a lot of substance to this, says Isaac Six of Open Doors USA. It really does prioritize religious freedom, and in sort of a new way.... Read more

Trump Executive Order Provides $50 Million to Advance Religious Freedom Worldwide

Trump Executive Order Provides $50 Million to Advance Religious Freedom Worldwide Calling it a moral and national security imperative, President Trump issued an executive order Tuesday providing $50 million to promote religious freedom around the world and to pressure countries that are the worst violators to change their policies.The order provides at least... Read more

Trump makes religious freedom a ‘national security imperative’

Donald Trump addressing the 2020 March for Life(Photo: ABCNews)President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday instructing the U.S. State Department to prioritize international religious freedom in its implementation of foreign policy and budget $50 million per year toward the advancement of religious freedom.The new order on "advancing international religious freedom" contains a number of instructions... Read more

The Gift of Freedom: The Believers Declaration of Independence

We are never truly free until the grace, goodness, and mercy of God become a reality in our personal experience. Are you a free person? Most likely, you would say that you are. Perhaps you would base your answer on the fact that you can go most anywhere you choose and do what you like... Read more

Facing Hard Truths and Finding Freedom – TGC Africa

Good morning [email protected]! Our Bible reading this morning is taken from Ephesians 1: 3-14. Ephesians 1: 3-14 “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world,... Read more

Why Freedom Needs Boundaries – The Gospel Coalition

Jen Pollock Michel: Karen, how do we make believing in Jesus compelling in a believe-in-yourself world? Karen Swallow Prior: Well, I think that we can approach our non-theistic, non-believing friends with some common truths that we all really acknowledge and understand, and that is, there really is no such thing as complete autonomy. We are... Read more

USCIRF to release religious freedom report tomorrow - Mission Network News

USCIRF to launch spiritual freedom report tomorrow – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Worldwide (MNN) A brand new report tomorrow highlights the international locations most responsible of proscribing spiritual freedom. It’s form of a listing of the same old suspects, says Todd Nettleton of Voice of the Martyrs USA. Tomorrow, the USA Fee on Worldwide Spiritual Freedom (USCIRF) will launch its annual Stories and Suggestions for Worlds... Read more

Church, This Isn't About Our Religious Freedom | RELEVANT Magazine

Church, This Is not About Our Non secular Freedom | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] Each new day delivers yet one more story of wholesome folks with no underlying circumstances dying from the coronavirus. Coronary heart-wrenching tales like that of a wholesome New Jersey man in his 30s who died of the coronavirus are stark reminders to take lingering stay-at-home orders significantly. Individuals who have recovered from... Read more

Set Free: Finding freedom in Christ after trauma - Mission Network News

Set Free: Discovering freedom in Christ after trauma – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] USA (MNN) — The Nationwide Council for Trauma experiences that almost 70 p.c of adults within the US have skilled trauma of their lives – thats roughly 223.four million folks. The quantity grows exponentially worldwide. Since trauma is such a widespread affliction, how ought to the Physique of Christ reply to its impression on... Read more

Why Freedom Needs Boundaries - The Gospel Coalition

Why Freedom Wants Boundaries – The Gospel Coalition

[ad_1] Karen Swallow Prior begins the dialog by reminding us that there actually is not any factor as autonomy. We're born into communities, occasions, and locations, and every thing that makes up who we're comes from others. In different phrases, our particularities come from someplace outdoors ourselves. As Christians we perceive that God determines the... Read more

New February laws restrict Chinese religious freedom even more - Mission Network News

New February legal guidelines limit Chinese language non secular freedom much more – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] China (MNN) Believers in China face an insecure future as native governments implement laws proscribing non secular freedom much more. On February 1, new legal guidelines have been enacted in China givingthe authorities extra management over on a regular basis non secular actions. Based on america Fee on Worldwide Non secular Freedom, provisions state:... Read more

Kids in East Africa find freedom from AIDS and witch doctor abuse

Youngsters in East Africa discover freedom from AIDS and witch physician abuse

[ad_1] East Africa (MNN) — Yesterday, we informed you about Set Free Ministries work in East Africa supporting disabled youngsters who would in any other case be abused and uncared for. However thats not all they do. Set Free additionally works in areas of East Africa, the place witch docs have an iron grip on... Read more

The Power of Pilgrimage: A Freedom Road Conversation

The Energy of Pilgrimage: A Freedom Street Dialog

[ad_1] Each month, Freedom Streeta consulting group devoted to shrinking the narrative gaputilizes their podcast to convey collectively nationwide religion leaders, advocates, and activists to document the sorts of conversations which can be usually had on the entrance traces. It’s simply that this time, Freedom Street President Lisa Sharon Harper says, we’ve obtained microphones in... Read more

International Religious Freedom Alliance: paper tiger or trendsetter? - Mission Network News

Worldwide Non secular Freedom Alliance: paper tiger or trendsetter? – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Worldwide (MNN) — Vocabulary.com defines paper tiger as an entity that seems highly effective however is definitely ineffectual. Critics may declare this can be a becoming description of the brand new Worldwide Non secular Freedom Alliance, whereas supporters laud its potential. Isaac Six with Open Doorways USA says the coalition may create alternatives for... Read more

Despite movement towards religious freedom, Sudanese Christians still face persecution - Mission Network News

Regardless of motion in direction of spiritual freedom, Sudanese Christians nonetheless face persecution – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Sudan (MNN) Latest assaults on Sudanese church buildings present a harsh reminder that Sudanese Christians nonetheless face persecution. Voice of the Martyrs Canada stories that three Sudanese church buildings within the Blue Nile State had been burned down on January 16th. VOM Canadas Greg Musselman explains that that is the second time these church... Read more