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Trumping other Presidents on pro-life

March 31, 2018 |

President Trump becomes first President to speak live in support of March For Life

“He has kept campaign promises to the pro-life cause”

The 45th US President became the first occupier of the White House to speak at the Annual March for Life in January. In fact, anti-abortion campaigners say Donald Trump, for all his faults, has done more for the pro-life cause in his short reign than any previous President.

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Suspicious death of Christian Chinese lawyer

March 30, 2018 |

“Bold and compassionate”: the late Dr Li Baiguang (left) defended Chinese pastors

 

An internationally-recognised Chinese human rights lawyer has died suddenly under suspicious circumstances.

Dr Li Baiguang, 49, an outspoken legal advocate for Christian pastors under arrest, is said … Read More

It’s ‘Year of the underdog’ for millions of Chinese Christians

March 30, 2018 |

As crosses are torn down, churches demolished and pastors arrested, persecution is set to reach highest level “since Cultural Revolution”

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MPs quote ‘Turn the Tide’ information

March 30, 2018 |

by Andrew Halloway

 

The ‘Turn the Tide’ booklet was quoted from extensively during a debate on Christian freedom in the House of Commons on 1 March.

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Journalist condemned for defending children

March 30, 2018 |

Popular columnist Richard Littlejohn endures backlash for defending children’s right to a mother and father

 

DAILY MAIL columnist Richard Littlejohn has attracted the wrath of the liberal media for writing that “children benefit most from being brought up by a man and a woman”.

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The country boy turned world evangelist

March 30, 2018 |

Rev Graham on a visit to Queen Elizabeth in 1989

BILLY GRAHAM was a country boy raised on a dairy farm in Charlotte, turned world evangelist. He prayed with every US president from Harry S Truman to Barack Obama.

Back then, “Billy Frank” preferred baseball to religion. “I detested going to church,” he recalled.

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New Nigerian kidnappings a “national disaster”

March 29, 2018 |

Catholic Bishop of Yola Diocese Stephen Mamza, pictured distributing food aid to victims of Boko Haram in Adamawa state in 2015

 

The Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, has called the kidnapping of another 110 schoolgirls by terrorist group Boko Haram a “national disaster”.

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British royalty returns from ‘exile’

March 28, 2018 |

 

Here’s hoping and praying Prince William’s visit will usher in a new era of support

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EU bargains for Christian’s release

March 28, 2018 |

The European Union has stepped in on behalf of Asia Bibi – the Christian woman on death row for blasphemy in Pakistan.

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JustOne ticket purchases soar

March 28, 2018 |

Kent churchgoers have been rushing to buy tickets for evangelist J John’s stadium outreach this summer.

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Comedy legend’s life of prayer

March 28, 2018 |

Sir Ken Dodd died aged 90 on 11 March, but few of the national reports mentioned he was a regular churchgoer who called the Book of Common Prayer his “guide to life”.

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Williams and Dawkins unite on schools

March 28, 2018 |

Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and arch-atheist Richard Dawkins are co-signatories to a letter in The Daily Telegraph about faith school pupil quotas.

The two men are named in a list of public figures signing the letter who want … Read More

MP labels prayer as ‘abuse’

March 28, 2018 |

A pro-abortion Labour MP says abortion protests are a form of “abuse and harassment”.

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Senior Tory calls for abortion limit reduction

March 28, 2018 |

The Conservative Vice Chair for Women says the 24-week abortion limit should be reduced.

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Thousands of Christians to break ‘fear barrier’

March 27, 2018 |

Churchgoers gearing up to invite friends to church this June

Three million people in the UK are open to an invitation to church, according to research – but most Christians are too fearful to invite them, says Back to Church Sunday pioneer Michael Harvey.

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Public backs campaign to help slavery victims

March 27, 2018 |

Louise Gleich (right) answers parliamentary questions on human trafficking on behalf of CARE

 

The Free For Good campaign was only launched in Parliament at the end of January, yet by 19 February over 550 MPs had been contacted by the public to urge them to support a new bill to support victims of modern slavery.

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Labour plots against NI abortion laws

March 27, 2018 |

PLOTS ARE AFOOT TO bring abortion to Northern Ireland, the only part of the UK where the unborn child cannot legally be killed.

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Truth and deception

March 27, 2018 |

Once deception takes hold of a nation, the first casualty is truth

THE GREAT SHAKING of the nations that we have referred to many times in this paper is spreading right across the Western nations.

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Knife amnesty at London church

March 27, 2018 |

Youthful celebrations at the Southwark church where knives are left at the altar

It’s not every church that has an offering of drugs and knives, but at Spac Nation Ministries ex-gang members regularly hand over their weapons.

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Meghan Markle baptised

March 27, 2018 |

In a ceremony led by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Prince Harry’s fiancée Meghan Markle has been baptised and confirmed in the Church of England.

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Vicar abused for holding EA ‘gays’ course

March 27, 2018 |

Church rector David McClay says he and his family have received abusive phone calls and have been accused of running a ‘gay therapy’ course.

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Call for Hezbollah ban

March 27, 2018 |

A cross-section of 60 EU Parliament members has denounced as “outrageous” the fact that terror group Hezbollah is still not fully banned, calling for an end to the pretence that it is split between civil and military wings. British MPs … Read More

Protests to Archbishop

March 27, 2018 |

The Archbishop of Canterbury gave “misleading and inaccurate” comments regarding the recent protest by Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre, according to Christians United For Israel (CUFI).  The church is popularly believed to be built above the original ‘stable’ where Jesus was born.  In an email to supporters on 16 March CUFI said, “Statements by Archbishop Welby claim Read More

JEWISH DÉJÀ VU

March 27, 2018 |

As of old, Israelis face flak for following Jesus

 

By Charles Gardner, Special to ASSIST News Service

 

GALILEE, ISRAEL (ANS – January 19, 2018) – It is an undisputed fact that the early followers of Jesus – who were mostly Jewish – came under fiery persecution, often from their own people.

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Sword or The Lord

March 27, 2018 |

Israel warned that horses and chariots cannot be trusted

 

By Charles Gardner, Special to ASSIST News Service

 

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (ANS – January 13, 2018) – With all the threats Israel is now facing, it is perfectly understandable that they should be sharpening their swords as they prepare for the worst the enemy can throw at them.

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Parched South Africa refused Israeli help

March 27, 2018 |

“Water will gush forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert. The burning sand will become a pool…” This desert spring near Dimona provides rest and refreshment for the weary, but expertise in water conservation has helped to fulfil … Read More

Christian schoolchildren abused by teachers, says report

March 27, 2018 |

Students at a Christian school in Youhanabad, an impoverished Pakistani Christian community that has suffered terrorist attacks

New research by Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) exposes the discrimination Christian children face in schools around the world.

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‘Leap of faith’ to escape torture

March 27, 2018 |
Sajid Masih makes his statement to his solicitor from his hospital bed

Sajid Masih makes his statement to his solicitor from his hospital bed

A Pakistani Christian says he had to leap out of a fourth floor window to avoid torture by police.

Sajid Masih, 24, suffered severe injuries but was recovering in hospital in Lahore.

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Jews watch Jesus film!

March 26, 2018 |

Ex-gangster’s amazing story screened in Israeli cinemas

The spiritual restoration of the Jewish people, for which evangelical Christians have been praying for centuries, has taken a decisive step forward, in my view.

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Baby burned

March 26, 2018 |

A Jewish baby has been burned on her back and thighs after acid was poured on her pushchair in Lyon, France. The 14-month-old girl, the daughter of a French rabbi, was being looked after by her grandmother when the incident … Read More

A Jew for Jesus

March 26, 2018 |

HOLY MOMENT: David Rose gets baptized at St Mary’s Church, Ferndown, in Dorset.

By Charles Gardner, Special to ASSIST News Service

 

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND (ANS – February 8, 2018) – Orthodox Jew David Rose became a follower of Jesus after meeting a believer through Facebook. Family and friends turned on him, and he was barred from attending his synagogue, but he nevertheless rejoices in a personal relationship with the living God for the first time in his life.

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Friend or foe

March 26, 2018 |

We must make up our mind whose side we’re on

By Charles Gardner, Special to ASSIST News Service

 

LONDON, UK (ANS – February 8, 2018) – Fine-sounding words are not enough. Actions speak much louder. The apostle James berated those who boasted about their faith when it wasn’t matched by their deeds (James 2.14).

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70 years young

March 26, 2018 |

Davidic dancing in Dorset! HEART reader Susan Hill provided this photo from a “poignant yet uplifting” Night to Celebrate Israel organised by local members of the Moriah Fellowship. Susan writes: “In a touching gesture of unity, ladies from both communities joined hands and lit remembrance candles (seven for Israel and one for the United Kingdom) while a rabbi prayed”

 

In April, Israelis, patriotic Jews and those Christians who recognise that the Jewish state is the fulfilment of prophecy will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the Jewish state, as marked by the Hebrew calendar.

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The Battle of Britain

March 26, 2018 |

It was prevailing prayer – not Spitfires and Hurricanes – that won the war!

By Charles Gardner, Special to ASSIST News Service

 

LONDON, UK (ANS – January 25, 2018) – As we mark another Holocaust Memorial Day, this January, … Read More

The incurable romantic

March 26, 2018 |

God’s love for his bride should be reflected in our marriages

 

By Charles Gardner, Special to ASSIST News Service

 

DONCASTER, UK (ANS – February 14, 2018) – With traditional marriage under increasing pressure, February 14th is a golden opportunity to reclaim lost ground.

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Rainbow of hope

March 26, 2018 |

Zuma’s resignation coincides with drought-breaking rainstorm

By Charles Gardner, Special to ASSIST News Service

 

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA (ANS – February 19, 2018) – News of the resignation of Jacob Zuma as South Africa’s president comes as a great relief following allegations of corruption that have hung over the country like a dark shadow for far too long.

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Britain on Israel: War or peace?

March 26, 2018 |

Middle East foreign policy contrast of ‘special relationship’ partners

By Charles Gardner, Special to ASSIST News Service

 

LONDON, UK (ANS – January 31, 2018) – Britain’s dithering1 contribution towards peace in the Middle East was well illustrated by the Parliamentary debate on terrorist group Hezbollah on January 25..

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Elephant makes a splash

March 26, 2018 |

Journalist under fire for asking awkward questions about baby

As the great shaking of British society continues to turn our values upside down, the Daily Mail has managed to seriously ruffle feathers with some elephant-in-the-room questions few have the guts to ask.

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Church grows through blessing Israel

March 26, 2018 |

A Devon church has seen exponential growth since deciding to give “the first fruit of our financial giving to Israel”.

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Ancient seal

March 26, 2018 |

A 2,700-year-old seal that probably belonged to the prophet Isaiah has been found by archaeologists in Jerusalem. The tiny clay piece is especially significant because it was found very near to one belonging to King Hezekiah, with whom the prophet … Read More

“When – not if – war erupts”

March 26, 2018 |

The Israeli media are talking of “When, not if” war breaks out in the Middle East, American-Israeli Messianic leader Barry Segal has warned.

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Financial collapse or revival?

March 26, 2018 |

Coming from a banking family, I can see all too clearly how close our beloved country is to total economic collapse accompanied by a catastrophic collapse of law and order.

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Dozens of new Spanish churches open

March 26, 2018 |

A new evangelical church under construction in León, Spain. After 15 years of prayers, the local government granted the church a piece of land in one of the best areas of the city

Evangelicals are now the fastest growing faith group in Spain.

There are 4,000 evangelical places of worship, according to the latest annual Religious Plurality report of the Spanish government. In 2017, 141 evangelical churches opened – nearly 12 every month.

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Google bias exposed

March 26, 2018 |

Google’s smart assistant can describe Satan, but not Jesus

It is claimed that the world’s most powerful search engine is deliberately manipulating search results.

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Creation scientists deserve airtime too

March 26, 2018 |

It is high time the cosy relationship between the BBC and the evolutionist establishment came to an end.

Currently licence payers are subjected to a one-sided diet of evolution and atheism from the likes of Richard Dawkins, Steve Jones, David … Read More

Girl taken from parents over transgender rights

March 26, 2018 |

An Ohio judge has ruled to remove a minor from her parents’ custody so that Cincinnati Children’s Hospital can administer sex-change drugs.

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letters@heartpublications.co.uk

March 26, 2018 |

HEART’s letters page provides a forum for Christian opinion. Concise letters of up to 100 words giving your name and town are more likely to be printed. Letters are usually edited and shortened.

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Charismatics and evangelicals: a very long engagement

March 26, 2018 |

Word and Spirit Together: Uniting Charismatics and Evangelicals

by David Pawson

Published by Terra Nova, available from Anchor Recordings Ltd

Renowned Bible teacher David Pawson wrote a book on the need for charismatics and evangelicals to unite a quarter of a century ago. He still believes that the ‘marriage’ of Word and Spirit in our churches has yet to happen

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Billy Graham 1918–2018, A life to celebrate

March 26, 2018 |

by Andrew Halloway

No one in history preached to more people than Billy Graham, who died aged 99 in February.

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Elderly Gideons’ Bibles burnt

March 23, 2018 |

Bibles burned by Hindu extremists in Telangana state, India

 

Opposition to the Christian faith is on the rise in India, as shown by a recent Bible burning episode.

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Never mind the nukes – N Korea is still killing Christians

March 23, 2018 |

With a mooted meeting between Presidents Trump and Kim Jong-Un, Christians may feel they can relax their prayers for North Korea, but there is no sign of a relaxation of state aggression against Christians.

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