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HEART newspaper: Heart Publications | February 18, 2019

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Bad boy of British boxing born again

February 4, 2019 |

Controversial British boxer Dereck Chisora’s comeback plans came to a shuddering halt when he was knocked out by Dillian Whyte in the 11th round on 22 December 2018.

But on a personal level Chisora is in a better place after … Read More

There WAS room INN Victoria Station for Jesus this Christmas!

February 4, 2019 |

Street preacher Roland Parsons has refused to let a previous escapade with the police deter him from reading the Bible aloud on Christmas Eve.

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Locals rally to help after manse blaze

February 4, 2019 |

Pastor’s family overwhelmed by “extraordinary support” after losing everything

A pastor’s family has seen an outpouring of generosity from churches and locals after a fire devastated their home.

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“Keep God out of Brexit,” say MPs

February 4, 2019 |

Just when politicians seem to need divine intervention more than ever, a small group want a vote to exclude God from their fraught proceedings.

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Oxford clergy rebel against bishops’ gay advice

February 4, 2019 |

Over 100 clerics in the Oxford diocese have written an open letter criticising their bishops’ liberal stance on LGBT issues.

The 7 January letter warns that the 104 signatories will seek alternative oversight if the four bishops don’t heed biblical … Read More

Christian magistrate awaits appeal decision

February 4, 2019 |

Former magistrate Richard Page, who appealed his dismissal over his views on gay adoption, is awaiting a decision from the Employment Appeal Tribunal.

The judge at his earlier tribunal had said that he should be permitted to hold “intolerant views”.

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Churches threatened with violence

February 4, 2019 |

Handwritten letters threatening petrol bomb attacks and mass stabbings have been sent to 15 churches in the UK in the past two months, according to Barnabas Fund.

“Stop all your services straight away,” said one letter sent to a church … Read More

NI bookies to slash FOBTs stake

February 4, 2019 |

Campaigners hailed a major victory after it was announced that highly addictive fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) in Northern Ireland would have the maximum stake dramatically cut from £100 to just £2.

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Poll reveals Dickensian levels of child poverty

February 4, 2019 |

Rising numbers of children are going to school without a winter coat or with shoes that are stuck together, according to a survey of more than 1,000 teachers.

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National news in brief

February 4, 2019 |

One in 20 Britons think Holocaust didn’t happen

Holocaust Memorial Day this year coincided with shocking survey findings. Of the 2,000 people interviewed by the Holocaust Memorial Trust, 64% didn’t know how many Jews were murdered or thought that the … Read More

WAKING UP THE CHURCH

February 4, 2019 |

Everyone can see that Britain is in a mess! The humiliating sight of our MPs all shouting at one another like children in the infant school playground has been beamed to the world. But there is a very simple explanation … Read More

Czech mate

February 4, 2019 |

Czech Republic President Milos Zeman conveyed a “message of solidarity with Israel and the Jewish people” at a special session of the Knesset (parliament) held in his honour.

 

Bus blast miracle

When a bus was blown up by a … Read More

Tourist choice

February 4, 2019 |

Jerusalem has been ranked one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in the world after experiencing a 37.5% growth rate compared to 2017, which had also seen a significant growth of 32%.

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Labour Party suspension

February 4, 2019 |

The Labour Party’s West Midlands regional organiser Mohammed Yasin has been suspended for sharing anti-Semitic material blaming Jews for “all the wars in the world”. He has been writing anti-Semitic posts and 9/11 conspiracy theories for over two years.

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Punished for selling land

February 4, 2019 |

A Palestinian-American man has been sentenced to life with hard labour by a Palestinian court after being found guilty of selling property to Jews.

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Quakers capitulate

February 4, 2019 |

The Quakers of Britain have announced a boycott of Israel. Their national representative body decided at their annual meeting that they will not invest any of their centrally held funds in “companies profiting from the occupation of Palestine”.

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JERUSALEM – THE KEY

February 4, 2019 |

European nations pay for defiance of God’s plan

By Charles Gardner

As virtual civil war over Brexit breaks out within the ranks of the political class, there is a general blindness to the real cause of our troubles, which lies with our relationship – not with Europe – but with Israel.

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Foreign Secretary orders persecution report

February 4, 2019 |

The Foreign Office has commissioned an independent report on global Christian persecution, to be led by the Bishop of Truro.

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Kenya hotel massacre sparked by Trump move

February 4, 2019 |

The DusitD2 hotel siege in which Islamic militants killed at least 21 people in January was a reaction to Donald Trump’s Israel policy.

According to the BBC, responsibility for the attack in Nairobi was claimed by Somalia-based al-Shabab. Their statement … Read More

Pastor’s prophecy triggers Muslim mayhem

February 4, 2019 |

A Ghanaian church has been attacked by Muslims because its pastor prophesied that Ghana’s chief imam would die.

According to Premier, Rev Owusu-Bempah made 18 prophecies on New Year’s Eve, including the death of either Imam Sharabutu or Ghana’s Muslim … Read More

Church leader killed after police do nothing

February 4, 2019 |

A church elder in Nigeria has been murdered by Muslim Fulani herdsmen.

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Imran Khan’t believe Jesus existed

February 4, 2019 |

Extremists are increasingly putting pressure on Pakistan’s political parties, leading to an ‘open season’ on Christians, according to campaigner Wilson Chowdhry of the BPCA.

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Despite Asia Bibi’s ordeal, Britain sends a Christian back into danger

February 4, 2019 |

Following our report on Britain’s failure to offer asylum to the Pakistani Christian mother of five, Asia Bibi, after nine years in jail for ‘blasphemy’ against Mohammed (‘Why couldn’t we welcome Asia Bibi?’ Dec/Jan) news of her final acquittal by three Supreme Court judges on 29 January was  warmly welcomed.

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Iraq makes Christmas a holiday

February 4, 2019 |

The Iraqi government has designated Christmas Day as a public holiday, encouraging the 300,000 Christians left in the 95 per cent Muslim country.

On 25 December, the Iraqi government tweeted: “Happy Christmas to our Christian citizens, all Iraqis and to … Read More

Dutch Christians investigated for signing sexuality statement

February 4, 2019 |

Over 250 Dutch Christian leaders are under investigation for signing the Nashville Statement.

The Statement, affirming belief in traditional Christian sexual ethics, was launched in 2017 in the US and signed by over 22,000 Christian leaders.

But after Dutch LGBT … Read More

Ukraine’s Orthodox Church splits from Russians

February 4, 2019 |

The Ukrainian branch of the Russian Orthodox Church has broken its 300-year-old bond with Moscow.

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Trans regretters tell their story

February 4, 2019 |

A man who lived as a woman for nearly a decade and then reverted to being male has written a book about people like him who regret their transgenderism.

‘Trans Life Survivors’ by Walt Heyer highlights the plight of those … Read More

Trump signs anti-trafficking bill

February 4, 2019 |

The USA has passed the Frederick Douglass Act, a bill devoting $430 million to fight human trafficking.

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No EUSE for Britain?

February 4, 2019 |

It becomes clearer by the day that the European Union is anything but united.

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I was a militant agnostic until I had my own Pentecost experience – and supernatural healing

February 4, 2019 |

As a hardened, militant agnostic, I used to think that Jesus was a myth and that life on earth came out of nothing.

I wondered why the Christian religion should be the right one; surely the Bible was so old … Read More

Letters

February 4, 2019 |

HEART’s letters page provides a forum for Christian opinion. Only concise letters of up to 100 words giving your name and town are likely to be printed. Longer letters are usually abbreviated.

If you comment on articles via our website, … Read More

How God turned my marriage around

February 4, 2019 |

Captain Sharon O’Connor was used to ordering men around in the army, but after 27 years of trying to wear the trousers in her marriage, she finally realised something had to change

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“This is not the end of your marriage – just let me have it”

February 4, 2019 |

With her marriage on the rocks, Sharon O’Connor felt God tell her that SHE was the problem

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Pittsburgh shooting sparks questions about Jesus

February 4, 2019 |

Jewish people are “demanding answers” – and finding their Messiah

In the wake of the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh, synagogues across western Pennsylvania have been filled with people demanding answers, according to Mitch Tipper, a worker with Christian Witness to Israel (CWI).  Read More

Murderer is one of elderly evangelists’ converts

February 4, 2019 |

A recent advert in HEART prompted requests from churches for the dynamic evangelism training of two Kent pensioners. Frank and Olive Perry have been seeing exciting results and share some of them with our readers

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Christian music? – The man who says we’re still playing with fire

February 4, 2019 |

Pastor and professional musician Alex Robertson wrote a provocative book about the power of music over 20 years ago. He spoke to HEART about why Christians need to heed his warnings more than ever

When it comes to music in … Read More

The hidden power of music

February 4, 2019 |

A worship musician challenges our musical ‘experiences’

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God’s ‘end game’ strategy

February 4, 2019 |

What if we are already in a period like Noah’s, leading up to the final floodgates of fire being opened?

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