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HEART Christian newspaper | November 20, 2019

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Pilgrim’s Progress

October 1, 2019 |

‘The Pilgrim’s Progress’ is in UK cinemas from Friday 25 October! Ask YOUR local cinema to show it! Order a template letter from info@ao.vision, send it to your cinema and follow up with a phone call. Why not get … Read More

Pray earnestly for our nation

September 28, 2019 |

 

DRAMATIC EXAMPLES OF ANSWERED PRAYER DURING WARTIME

In order to increase the number of people praying for the nation, the Wartime Miracles Leaflet has been posted to 25,000 churches across Britain and Ireland.

In an easy to read format, … Read More

Sun, sand and sharing Jesus

September 28, 2019 |

Life was a beach mission for Rachel Cary this summer

ALTHOUGH I’D SIGNED UP FOR a week’s beach outreach this August, I was still slightly apprehensive about spending a week talking to complete strangers about Jesus with sand between my … Read More

The only vicar left in Iraq

September 28, 2019 |

Meet the brave successor to Canon Andrew White

ON 25 OCTOBER 2009, SUICIDE bombers killed 150 people on the streets outside St George’s Church in Baghdad, injuring 600 more.

Faez Jirjees remembers this attack well. Despite the continuing risks faced … Read More

Too much, too young: mum’s battle against LGBT lessons

September 28, 2019 |

A CHRISTIAN MOTHER HAS LAUNCHED her own grassroots campaign to warn parents about the government’s latest graphic sex and relationship lessons.

Susan Mason, a freelance accountant from Surrey, launched the School Gate Campaign in May.

Volunteers hand out leaflets warning about … Read More

Pro-life MP faces deselection

September 28, 2019 |

A Christian politician may soon lose her job because of her stance on abortion.

According to The Times, Scottish Nationalist MP Dr Lisa Cameron is the only MP in her party who has not been re-approved to stand at the … Read More

Divorce bill dropped

September 28, 2019 |

A no-fault divorce bill was halted when parliament was suspended by the Prime Minister.

The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill had not passed all its parliamentary stages before prorogation on 10 September.

The Christian Institute welcomed the outcome, but warned … Read More

Miracle baby 

September 28, 2019 |

A York mother who was told to abort her baby 14 times says her daughter is a “little miracle”. Doctors began pressuring Kiera Meldrum, 20, when her 20-week scan indicated a rare bowel disorder. But Lillee-Rose was born at 34 … Read More

New religious freedom envoy

September 28, 2019 |

The Prime Minister has appointed Rehman Chishti MP as the new Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief.

His brief includes the implementation of the recommendations in the report on persecuted Christians by the Bishop of Truro, which outgoing … Read More

Journalist slams secularism

September 28, 2019 |

Times columnist Melanie Phillips says the West is losing its values of freedom and tolerance because of its rejection of Christianity.

In an article in The Times on 10 September called ‘Is rampant secularism fuelling culture wars?’, Ms Phillips wrote … Read More

Harry Potter ban

September 28, 2019 |

A Catholic priest has removed the Harry Potter series from his parish school library because the books present magic “as both good and evil”. Father Dan Reehil of St Edward Church, Nashville, Tennessee claimed that “the curses and spells used… … Read More

Multi-faith committee launched

September 28, 2019 |

A document stating that “pluralism and diversity” of religions is “willed by God” will be implemented by a multi-faith ‘higher committee’ established in the United Arab Emirates in August. The ‘Human Fraternity’ document was signed by Pope Francis and a … Read More

A rebellious people

September 28, 2019 |

Yes, our ‘mother of parliaments’ has now become a laughing stock, but we can trace the cause to the spiritual vacuum in our state Church. The shutting down of parliament for five weeks at the end of the summer was … Read More

Soldier’s battle to rescue Jews

September 28, 2019 |

Working on the frontline of the global battle to rescue Jews from persecution is not for the faint-hearted.

But former headteacher, lecturer and pastor Fred Wright will stop at nothing to help God’s chosen people make the journey back to … Read More

The great sign of our age

September 28, 2019 |

The clue in the Lord’s Prayer that hints at his longing for the exiles to return The very first line of the Lord’s Prayer stresses the importance to God of the great sign of our age – the return of … Read More

Senior Labour MP quits to be anti-Semitism tsar

September 28, 2019 |

Senior Labour MP John Mann is standing down at the next election to become the government’s anti-Semitism tsar.

A man of refreshing honesty and integrity, the 59-year-old member for Bassetlaw in Nottinghamshire will be a great loss to his constituents. … Read More

Labour supporter’s challenge to Corbyn

September 28, 2019 |

As a lifelong supporter and one-time candidate of the Labour Party, Rev Alex Jacob is shocked and ashamed by its association with anti-Semitism.

The UK’s chief executive officer of the Church’s Mission among Jewish people (CMJ), an international Anglican society … Read More

Two-state ‘Brexit’

September 28, 2019 |

With both leaders facing the imminent prospect of elections, Israeli PM Netanyahu met with Boris Johnson at Downing Street for 30 minutes to discuss the threat of Iran and other issues.

Beleaguered by Brexit, Mr Johnson was applauded for his … Read More

Holocaust Memorial could be rejected

September 28, 2019 |

Plans for a National Holocaust Memorial and educational learning centre could be rejected by Westminster Council, according to an internal document.

Council officers were revealed to be “heading towards” recommending that the planning application for the Victoria Tower Gardens memorial … Read More

Arabs condemn attack on Israel

September 28, 2019 |

When Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates both condemned Iran-sponsored Hezbollah’s recent attack on Israel, the Jewish state’s PM Netanyahu said: “This sounds like the Messianic times. But it shows the fundamental change taking place in the Middle East. The … Read More

Indians back Israel

September 28, 2019 |

Amidst strengthening ties between Israel and India, over 10,000 people braved heavy rain and floods to attend a pro-Israel rally in the sprawling city of Kolkata.

Devdutta Maji, president of the grassroots organisation behind the rally, explained: “Hindus have been … Read More

Chronicle cough up

September 28, 2019 |

The Jewish Chronicle has apparently been pressured into a £50,000 apology to British Muslim charity Interpal over claims that it was closely linked to terrorist group Hamas. Yet even a 2006 BBC documentary reportedly concluded that funds provided by Interpal … Read More

Wright shock

September 28, 2019 |

Television personality Mark Wright was shocked to learn his ancestors were not only Jewish, but tortured and burnt at the stake during the Spanish Inquisition. The 32-year-old presenter is the latest celebrity to delve into his fascinating past for BBC1’s … Read More

Syrians seek truth

September 28, 2019 |

Bible sales have risen in Syria despite half its Christians having fled in the wake of the civil war, according to the country’s Bible Society chief, who says:“The war has led people to Christ.”

Many houses in Aleppo were destroyed … Read More

Tension rises

September 28, 2019 |

Israeli military aircraft have, for the first time ever, been flying in the UK in a series of joint exercises. And nearly six million tonnes of British shipping have been safeguarded in the Persian Gulf by the Royal Navy in … Read More

True values

September 28, 2019 |

Are you investing in fake or fortune?

by Charles Gardner

 DONCASTER, August 9, 2019

 Visiting family and friends recently naturally exposed me to conversations – and television programmes – with which I am generally unfamiliar.

Among these was the … Read More

Our darkest hour

September 28, 2019 |

Calling for little ships of hope to rescue us from disaster

by Charles Gardner

LONDON, August 16, 2019

As we approach the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II, I finally got round to watching the DVD … Read More

A shocking silence

September 28, 2019 |

Why are Christians so uncomfortable over the issue of Israel?

by Charles Gardner

DONCASTER, September 2019

It is easier to raise money for charity among Christians than to arouse interest in the plight of the Jews. A shocking statement, you … Read More

Challenge to Corbyn

September 28, 2019 |

Lifelong Labour supporter writes of anti-Semitism shame

by Charles Gardner

LONDON, July 19, 2019

 As a lifelong supporter and one-time candidate of the Labour Party, Rev Alex Jacob is shocked and ashamed by its association with anti-Semitism.

The UK’s … Read More

The joy of Jesus

September 28, 2019 |

Giving thanks for the Jews’ most precious gift to us

by Charles Gardner

LONDON, August 2, 2019

Just as the modern state of Israel was born out of the ashes of the Holocaust in perfect fulfilment of Ezekiel’s prophecy of … Read More

Flight into danger

September 28, 2019 |

Frontline soldier’s ongoing battle to rescue Jews

 by Charles Gardner

SHEFFIELD, September 6, 2019

Working on the frontline of the global battle to rescue Jews from persecution is not for the faint-hearted. But former head-teacher, lecturer and pastor Fred … Read More

Faith is visible!

September 28, 2019 |

It can be clearly seen by the way we behave DONCASTER, August 2, 2019

The TBN channel1 treated us recently to a showing of the film Faith Like Potatoes, the wonderfully inspiring testimony of South African farmer-evangelist Angus Buchan.

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Asia Bibi stands up for other ‘blasphemy’ victims

September 28, 2019 |

The woman imprisoned for a decade in Pakistan on false blasphemy charges, Asia Bibi, has spoken in support of other Christians imprisoned in the Islamic nation.

From her new home in Canada, Asia gave her first ever newspaper interview to … Read More

Bible translator butchered in Cameroon

September 28, 2019 |

A Wycliffe Bible translator was hacked to death in a recent attack in Cameroon, where women’s ears have also been cut off with machetes.

On 25 August, a group of suspected Fulani militants attacked the village of Wum. Six people … Read More

Police investigate MP’s ‘hate crime’

September 28, 2019 |

A Finnish Christian MP is being investigated under hate crime legislation for quoting the Bible’s teaching on homosexuality.

Christian Democrat MP Päivi Räsänen criticised the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland (ELCF) for being an official partner of Helsinki Pride. Räsänen … Read More

Christian leaders killed in Mexico

September 28, 2019 |

Drug cartels are suspected of killing a pastor and a priest in Mexico.

Although the police were still unsure of the motive at the time of writing, many Christian leaders have been murdered by drug gangs before.

Evangelical pastor Alfrery … Read More

Six year old beaten for parents’ faith

September 28, 2019 |

A six-year-old girl has been viciously beaten in Vietnam because her parents converted to Christianity.

The whole family were “brutally attacked”, according to Open Doors, but the little girl was in a coma for a month after being hit on … Read More

Christian tortured to death by Pakistan police

September 28, 2019 |

Police in Lahore, Pakistan, have killed a young Christian father.

On 28 August police officers unlawfully arrested 28-year-old Amir Masih, falsely accusing him of theft, and tortured him for four days. He died in a hospital on 2 September, according … Read More

Science silences criticism of evolution, says professor

September 28, 2019 |

A renowned Yale professor has warned that there is “nothing approaching free speech” in the academic world on the topic of evolution.

Professor David Gelernter says that Intelligent Design Theory (ID), which claims that the evidence for design in nature … Read More

G7 rejects extreme abortion push

September 28, 2019 |

World leaders at the G7 summit in France have rejected calls to support abortion without limits and censor pro-life online content. For the second year running, leaders of the world’s top economies refused to use “abortion language” in their final … Read More

State tries to ban faith at work

September 28, 2019 |

An estate agent working for the government of Virginia in the US has been targeted for being open about her faith.

The Virginia Real Estate Board filed a complaint against Hadassah Carter, accusing her of violating Virginia’s Fair Housing Act, … Read More

Doctor fired for telling mum-to-be her baby is a human

September 28, 2019 |

A South African doctor has lost his job and may be barred from practising medicine after telling a woman the facts about her unborn child.

Dr Jacques de Vos is alleged to have told a patient that “a foetus is … Read More

UNESCO tries to impose liberal sex views on the world

September 28, 2019 |

The UN agency for culture and education, UNESCO, wants governments to “overcome social opposition” to abortion and gay rights.

A UNESCO document explores ways of manipulating public opinion on abortion rights, gender identity and homosexuality so that these subjects can … Read More

Brexit – my reluctant conversion to ‘no-deal’

September 28, 2019 |

Economic analyst John Petley reviews God’s providence in the EU referendum result and says ‘no deal’ is now “the least bad option”

 For nearly 20 years, I have been an ardent and active supporter of leaving the EU and took … Read More

Hong Kong protesters 

September 28, 2019 |

Your depiction of the protestors in Hong Kong (International news, Aug/Sept) as Christians who are doing what Jesus would do in their situation is quite appalling – and a serious misrepresentation of the character and ministry of Jesus, who, “when … Read More

Powerful prayer

September 28, 2019 |

Following the powerful Eurovision day of prayer for the nation on 31 August, our home group returned with our hearts ‘burning’.

Having recently looked at the biblical minor prophets, we would commend the book of Joel to other believers as … Read More

Cathedral playtime

September 28, 2019 |

With a 55ft tall helter-skelter in Norwich Cathedral at £2 a go and a crazy golf course in Rochester Cathedral, we must be living in the “last days” when people will be “lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God” … Read More

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