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HEART Christian newspaper | July 21, 2019

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An unforgettable journey

June 27, 2019 |

Primary pupils awestruck by popular Easter project

DONCASTER, April 12, 2019 – It was an awesome privilege once again this Easter to find myself sharing the gospel message with many hundreds of primary schoolchildren here in Doncaster.

With regard to … Read More

Britain over a barrel

June 26, 2019 |

Official EU policy has been to sacrifice Israel for oil

By Charles Gardner

LONDON, April 5, 2019 – The secret is out. Britain has been locked into an anti-Israel agreement ever since we first entered Europe in the early 1970s … Read More

Bibi’s secret weapon

June 26, 2019 |

Tough stance is seen as the best recipe for peace

By Charles Gardner

 LONDON, April 12, 2019 – In an age largely devoid of politicians of stature, Binyamin ‘Bibi’ Netanyahu stands head and shoulders above the rest as a steadying … Read More

Britain’s EU Exodus

June 26, 2019 |

Freedom won’t be won without a furious fight

By Charles Gardner

 LONDON, March 29, 2019 – Watching the television news of teeming London crowds calling for a second referendum over Brexit sent my spirit plummeting towards despondency – until the … Read More

Climate of insanity

June 26, 2019 |

But we know Someone who holds the future in His hands!

By Charles Gardner

LONDON, April 25th 2019 – With the climate change protestors bringing London to a standstill in a bid to save the planet, and despairing Brexiteers having … Read More

Pilgrims’ great escape

June 26, 2019 |

Bible believers chased out of Britain for not keeping to the script

By Charles Gardner

DONCASTER, April 19, 2019 – It is perhaps ironic that, on the eve of the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s sailing in 1620, the British … Read More

Stormy seas ahead!

June 26, 2019 |

It’s time to nail our colours to the mast

By Charles Gardner

 LONDON, March 22, 2019 – As we sail into stormy seas over Brexit, it’s time for both church and state to nail their colours to the mast – … Read More

Our debt to Israel

June 26, 2019 |

By Charles Gardner SAN REMO, ITALY, May 3rd 2019 – The church has shied away from politics for too long. There was a time when evangelical Christians influenced world-shaking events, such as the rebirth of Israel. That may never have … Read More

Biblical arguments for Brexit

May 31, 2019 |

by John Petley

Providence is the term used to describe God’s gifts to all mankind, saint or sinner. It is important to note that in a fallen world, these gifts do come from God, but are blessings with blemishes. Read More

Operation Breakthrough – prayer strategy for Britain – from May 2019

May 30, 2019 |

Prayer update:

OPERATION BREAKTHROUGH will continue until we are over the finish line…

Please continue to give a shofar blast (or some mighty hallelujahs) and declare the Scriptures into the heavens. Read More

National news in brief

May 29, 2019 |

Tainted blood scandal

 While the scandal of haemophiliacs infected with hepatitis and HIV has been well reported this May, the suffering of the families continues.

One Christian family told HEART that it is prayer that has sustained them through decades … Read More

Abortion “apathy” from church leaders?

May 28, 2019 |

Graphic image display outside the Royal Albert Hall, 6-7 May

Pro-life advocates reported “significant apathy” from church leaders to the reality of abortion after staging a public education display outside one of the UK’s largest Christian leadership conferences.

Volunteers from … Read More

Jesus took me over a threshold

May 28, 2019 |

Joan Daniel, 94, stopped breathing for 17 minutes after pre-operative drugs caused a heart attack before a gynaecological procedure in 1980. The grandmother of seven from Romsey, Hampshire, told HEART, “While I was ‘gone’ I experienced Jesus taking me over … Read More

“Life from the dead” for a pastor and for our nation?

May 28, 2019 |

A well known pastor and prayer leader recently died in hospital, but revived following intense prayer from his daughter and church.

Prayer leader Pastor Brenda Taylor reported, “He was in hospital for emergency surgery, and at one point actually ‘died’ … Read More

I died and met the God I’d run from all my life

May 28, 2019 |

Since 2009, when Crystal McVea was clinically dead for nine minutes, she has told her story to Christian and secular TV stations, and has written a book.

The married mother of four says she went to heaven after complications from … Read More

‘Modern-day resurrection’

May 28, 2019 |

The story of John Smith, a 14-year-old boy who experienced a ‘modern day resurrection’ after being dragged lifeless from a frozen lake has been made into a 2019 Hollywood film, ‘Breakthrough’.

His adoptive mother, Joyce, prayed aloud over her son’s … Read More

Petition against diplomatic downgrade

May 23, 2019 |

Pastors in South Africa have been asked to help mobilise Christians to sign a petition opposing the recent downgrading of the country’s diplomatic relations with Israel.

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Palestinian Party accepts Israeli rule

May 23, 2019 |

A new Palestinian party has been launched advocating the acceptance of Israeli rule – a ‘one-state solution’ – because “people want economic stability”, according to founder Ashraf Jabari.

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$10 billion offer rejected

May 23, 2019 |

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has reportedly offered Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas $10 billion to accept President Trump’s much-awaited Middle East peace plan, to be unveiled following the conclusion of Ramadan on June 4. But the offer was apparently … Read More

‘Divine deed’ to land

May 23, 2019 |

Israel’s UN Ambassador Danny Danon dramatically held up the Bible as the ‘deed’ to their land during a special session of the United Nations Security Council.

Tasked with the job of proving the case for Jewish connection to the Holy … Read More

EU call to end rocket attacks

May 23, 2019 |

The European Coalition for Israel, a Christian advocacy group, welcomed the EU’s condemnation of the latest round of rocket attacks on Israeli civilians from Hamas in Gaza, a fortnight before Israel was to host the Eurovision Song Contest. Read More

Jean Vanier, champion of the vulnerable

May 23, 2019 |

Jean Vanier (1928-2019) founded L’Arche communities for people with learning disabilities One of the world’s best known Catholic humanitarians, Jean Vanier, died on 7 May aged 90.

He founded two international organisations for people with intellectual disabilities, L’Arche (The Ark) … Read More

Netflix series implicated in suicides

May 23, 2019 |

Teen TV series ‘13 Reasons Why’ is accused of encouraging suicides

Youth suicides rose dramatically after the release of Netflix TV series ‘13 Reasons Why’, according to the US National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The Christian Post reports that the … Read More

Churches fight Ebola

May 23, 2019 |
A Doctor carrying a Congolese child

A Doctor carrying a Congolese child

AS DEATHS from the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) passed 1,000 in early May, churches are playing a vital role in counteracting the virus.

The outbreak, which began in August 2018, is the second deadliest in history. The World Health Organisation says mistrust and violence are hampering the battle against the disease. Read More

German family takes home-schooling battle to top European court

May 23, 2019 |

The four Wunderlich children today, after being reunited with their parents

A German Christian couple whose children were taken away by the state is taking the fight for home schooling to the top human rights court of Europe.

Over 30 … Read More

We will see a day when abortion is unthinkable

May 23, 2019 |

THAT’S the belief of US pro-life campaigner Abby Johnson after seeing new movie ‘Unplanned’ prompt abortion workers to resign.

The movie tells the story of Abby’s journey from abortion clinic director to pro-life advocate, and has been a hit with moviegoers despite media opposition and censorship. Read More

Bombed Sri Lanka church forgives the terrorists

May 23, 2019 |
Bodies are retrieved from Zion Church

Bodies are retrieved from Zion Church In the aftermath of the bombing

THE leader of an evangelical church in Sri Lanka that was bombed on Easter Sunday has offered forgiveness to the attackers.

Pastor Roshan Mahesen, who lost many members of his congregation, said: “We are hurt. We are angry also. But still Read More

Time to go back to the Bible

May 23, 2019 |

After we featured the story of a man whose mother groomed him from childhood as a medium (click here), he was flooded with emails. Now a pastor, Greg Hibbins didn’t mind taking up to two hours a day to help readers, but alarm bells rang about the lack of in-depth Bible teaching available to them. What follows is by Greg Hibbins. Read More

Powerful prayer on the day Britain should have left the EU

May 23, 2019 |

National day of prayer, hosted by Issachar Ministries, Emmanuel Centre, 29 March

“There’s more prayer going on in this nation than at any time I can remember in 85 years,” David Hathaway told a crowd of around 700 who had gathered expectantly, undeterred by the Brexit delay, for another national day of prayer, hosted this time by Clifford and Monica Hill of Issachar Ministries. Read More

Beyond the Final Curtain: What Happens When We Die

May 23, 2019 |

By Richard Roe

BOOK review

As a journalist of more than 40 years, I am well used to deadlines. But I take my hat off to fellow writer Richard Roe for daring to tackle the ultimate deadline.

In this excellent … Read More

DOUBLE TROUBLE: Christians and Jews are both in the firing line

May 23, 2019 |

Why I sense that God is speaking to both Christians and Jews, telling us we’re in this together

by Charles Gardner

With Israelis recently bombarded by 700 rockets within the space of a single weekend in May, courtesy of terrorist neighbours Hamas, it is well to recall that – 80 years ago – it was the British government pulling the trigger. Read More

Grooming our children

May 23, 2019 |

A sinister new phase of social engineering has begun:

Befuddled by Brexit, our MPs have nodded through Sex Education changes that groom children into accepting values formed by just 2% of the population, writes Clifford Hill Read More

A call to unity

May 23, 2019 |

by David Hathaway In association with Eurovision Ministries

Whether we are in the EU or not, the same problem exists, that we are no longer a Christian nation. The only answer to our chaotic division is through prayer and a … Read More

Marriage supporters celebrate teachers’ guidance U-turn

May 23, 2019 |

Last year the government sought to amend its guidance to prevent teachers in independent schools, including Christian faith schools, from defending traditional marriage. That guidance has now been changed, due largely to pressure from true marriage supporters.

Without that change, … Read More

New Baptist Union President appointed

May 23, 2019 |

The Rev Yinka Oyekan has been elected President of the Baptist Union for 2020-21.  He is the senior pastor of The Gate, a Baptist church in Reading, and has spearheaded the evangelistic street mission The Turning, which introduces passers-by to … Read More

Baroness Williams: “There is no criminal offence of hate speech”

May 23, 2019 |
Baroness Williams

Baroness Williams

‘Hate speech’ is not a crime in British law, contrary to all one hears in the media. This was confirmed by Baroness Williams, Minister of State for Countering Extremism, last November as reported by Christian Voice (December 2018). Read More

Hunt blames political correctness for “near- genocidal” persecution of Christians

May 23, 2019 |

Political correctness has contributed to the failure to address the persecution of Christians around the world, says Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, after hearing the interim findings of a review led by the Bishop of Truro that he launched in January.

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Still on air at 100

May 23, 2019 |

“I was told I had a voice for radio and I thank God for that,” says Britain’s oldest DJ It seems there’s no such thing as retirement for veteran radio presenter Eric Cull, who began broadcasting from a pigsty in … Read More

Churchgoers are getting off the pews and onto the streets

May 23, 2019 |

Chaplains bring light to the high street
The cheery faces of Littlehampton’s town chaplains have recently become a familiar sight on Littlehampton’s high street. Read More

A German Brexit?

May 21, 2019 |

A scandal of subversive statecraft by John Petley

Cast your mind back to summer last year. The Cabinet gathered at the Prime Minister’s country retreat of Chequers, on the sylvan Chiltern downs. There was very important business: Theresa May, flanked by senior civil servant Olly Robbins, presented the draft agreement for Britain’s departure from the EU. For the first time, ministers (including Brexit secretary David Davis and foreign secretary Boris Johnson) saw the proposed terms – and the extent to which May would abide by her pledge of ‘Brexit means Brexit’. The chief whip instructed that nobody could leave without consenting to the Withdrawal Agreement, unless they resigned – and must then find their way home without ministerial transport. Read More

Why nationalism isn’t a dirty word

May 20, 2019 |

The book that helps explain US diplomacy in the Trump era  The Virtue of Nationalism

By Yoram Hazony

Published by Basic Books, 2018 ISBN-10: 9781541645370 ISBN-13: 978-1541645370

When a group of ‘befuddled’ German diplomats appealed to the State Department for … Read More

Good Shepherd Orphanage

May 20, 2019 |

Good Shepherd Orphanage in Zimbabwe is seeking sponsors. Email colin.harper03@ntlworld.com if willing to help children.Read More

Ruth Fazal

May 20, 2019 |

Film-maker, violinist and composer Ruth Fazal will be in the UK from July 17 to August 5 to show screenings of her latest composition: “Ezekiel – Out of Exile” Churches or groups interested in inviting Ruth to show the film … Read More

Shropshire Hills

May 20, 2019 |

A warm welcome awaits you at highgrovebarns.co.uk.

Four star self-catering for 2 between Ludlow and Church Stretton.

There is a live church nearby.

Call Rob or Chris on 01588 673113, or email enquiries@highgrovebarns.co.uk

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