• “God’s Not Dead” In US Navy…Bible Ban Reversed.

    (God’s Not Dead) God Is Good All The Time…And All The Time, God Is Good…A Fox News Report this week confirms, Bibles Are Back! According to Fox, “A Navy spokesman confirms that Bibles will be returned to base lodges, and they’ve also launched an investigation to determine why God’s Word was removed from guest rooms in the first place.

    NAVYBibleNavy Exchange, which runs the base lodges, sent a directive out in June ordering the Bibles removed, after the Freedom From Religion Foundation filed a complaint. The atheist group alleged the books were a violation of the U.S. Constitution and amounted “to a government endorsement of that religious text.” Read Full Fox Report Here.

    This highly controversial story first broke earlier this month and the American people were not happy. There was a public backlash and God heard our prayers to restore the bibles to base lodges, for now.

    This isn’t the first time Atheist groups have tried to ban Bibles in our armed forces, and specifically the Navy. According to a OneNewsNow.com report ” In 2012, the Air Force tried to remove Bibles from its lodgings but reversed itself after public outcry. AFA has urged its supporters to contact both Rear Admiral Robert Bianchi, asking him to reverse the decision; and Michael Bockelman, VP NEXCOM, who actually approved and signed the directive.

    Both AFA and Fox News point out the directive came after an atheist group – Freedom From Religion Foundation – filed a formal complaint over the placement of Bibles in the rooms. Read Full Story Here

    As Along with the fight to defend our Religious Freedoms, we must also keep the world in our prayers. Salvation and eternity are serious business. Cling to the Cross

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    Recently released, initial sales and demand of this powerful film have already exceeded expectations in just over a week (ranking #2 in DVD & Blue-Ray Sales-Read More) so grab copies for friends, family members, neighbors and co-workers while supplies last. As we move from theaters to the retail and digital release, we are once again encouraged by the hunger for this message – we continue to praise God that he is able to use this unique evangelical film to strengthen our faith, sharpen our swords and reach a lost world with the good news of the Gospel. Amen!

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  • Basketball Superstar Jeremy Lin…Not Ashamed To Procliam His Faith Or Share His Greatest Sin Struggle.

    (God’s Not Dead) Professional basketball superstar Jeremy Lin, who recently signed with the LA Lakers, shares his heart and struggle with his greatest sin, remaining humble.

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    As reported in a recent article featured in the Christian Post: “Jeremy Lin has been vocal about his Christian faith for years and now he is opening up about the sins that he struggles with. Lin, the 25-year-old Los Angeles Lakers guard, recently took to Facebook to answer questions from fans during what he called Fan Appreciation Week. During the session, Lin admitted that he is not as humble as people may believe and admitted his struggles with sinning.

    “I’m not humble. Pride is [the] greatest sin I struggle with,” he wrote on Facebook. “But I’d say as I get older, go through more experiences in life and face tougher obstacles, I realize that I’m more sinful and need God more than I ever imagined.” Read Full Article Here.

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  • It’s Official “God’s Not Dead” Hits #2 In DVD Sales.

    (God’s Not Dead) The numbers are in and it’s official. According to the industry’s leading tracking firm, “God’s Not Dead”, produced this year by Pure Flix, hit No. 2 position on the national home video sales charts the week ending August 1oth.

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    According to the Variety Magazine article published this week, “God’s Not Dead ranks #2, on both the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks overall disc sales, Blu-ray Disc and DVD combined, and Nielsen’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart.”

    DVDBluRayProductShotHead out to your local Christian store, other retailers or online this weekend to purchase your own personal copy of “God’s Not Dead” DVD or Blu-Ray. Click Here To Purchase Now.

    Recently released, initial sales and demand of this powerful film have already exceeded expectations in just over a week so grab copies for friends, family members, neighbors and co-workers while supplies last. As we move from theaters to the retail and digital release, we are once again encouraged by the hunger for this message – we continue to praise God that he is able to use this unique evangelical film to strengthen our faith, sharpen our swords and reach a lost world with the good news of the Gospel. Amen!

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  • Watch Interview With John Lennox – The Oxford Professor Quoted In “God’s Not Dead” Interview Part 1

    By Dr. Rice Broocks “Defender Of The Faith Series” Special Interview With Professor John Lennox – Interview #1.

    John LeJLennoxBk1nnox is professor of Mathematics at Oxford University and is one of the leading defenders of the Christian faith in the world. He was referenced by Josh Wheaton (played by Shane Harper) in the movie “God’s Not Dead” when atheist Professor Raddison read a quote in class from Stephen Hawking, arguably the most famous scientist in the world today, who claimed God was not necessary to explain the beginning of the Universe. Professor Lennox responded to Hawking’s work directly in his book “God and Stephen Hawking”.

    I was able to sit down with Dr. Lennox recently in Vancouver B.C. and record a series of interviews that give greater insight and clarity in responding to the challenge presented by Hawking. These interviews will definitely encourage and equip you to more confidently defend your faith. In this first interview I asked Dr Lennox to talk about his journey in becoming one of the leading Christian intellectuals as well as a passionate preacher of the Gospel.


    Born in Northern Ireland, he was brought up by his parents to believe in God as well as to be an open-minded learner.  He studied at Cambridge University and actually attended lectures by the legendary C.S. Lewis. He has doctoral degrees in Mathematics, Philosophy and Science. He has debated the world’s leading atheists as well as speaks at the most respected Universities in the world on the issues surrounding faith and science.

    Dr. LennoJLennoxBk2x is the author of several books including “Seven Days that Divide that World”, “God’s Undertaker- Has Science Buried God?”, and “Gunning for God- Why the New Atheists are missing the target” He possesses a keen sense of taking complex scientific issues and communicating them in such a way that people of all ages and backgrounds can grasp their meaning.

    Check Out & Purchase “Seven Days That Divide The World” and other books by Dr. Lennox – click here.

    Look for more interviews with Dr Lennox, coming soon on this “Defenders of the Faith” blog. You can view his profile and find out more about his work at JohnLennox.org

    Dr. Rice Broocks is the co-founder of the Every Nation family of churches, with more than one thousand churches in more than sixty nations. The senior minister of Bethel World Outreach Church, Nashville, Tennessee, Rice is also the author of several books, including God’s Not Dead, The Purple Book and Every Nation in Our Generation. A graduate of Mississippi State University, Rice has a master’s degree from Reformed Theological Seminary and a doctorate from Fuller Theological Seminary.

  • Back To School…Equip Your Students To Defend Their Religious Freedoms.

    (God’s Not Dead) As families prepare to send their children back to school this week, the awareness of religious persecution is increasing as the incidents of constitutional violations seems to be higher than ever before. Thanks to an increasing amount of media coverage, precedent setting legal cases being challenged by organizations like ADF (Alliance Defending Freedom) and Liberty Council and powerful films like “God’s Not Dead”, the message is getting out.

    Check out this reveling video from Alliance Defending Freedom that shares disturbing stories of what’s happening in universities across America: These are just some of the cases you’ll see scrolling at the end of “God’s Not Dead” movie:

    As we have shared throughout the year, these incidents of religious persecution are not just isolated to college campuses, but are occurring at all grade levels  – in classrooms, on football fields, and graduation ceremonies all across America. The battle to preserve our freedom of speech and freedom of religion is heating up and We The People need to stand-up for our faith and constitutional rights. Download Your Complimentary “Student Rights” Brochure.

    As this new school year commences equip your family with these resources so you are prepared and equipped to defend our freedoms when challenged.

    ADFBackToSchoolResourcesFollow this link to check out and download many free resources (including a “Students Rights Handbook”) from ADF to help you know and understand your rights.  Click Here Now.
    If you are experiencing persecution and need help now, call ADF today at 1-800-835-5233

     

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  • “God’s Not Dead” Makes Powerful Street Debut…Exceeding Expectations.

    (God’s Not Dead) It’s finally here and hundreds of thousands are hitting the streets to make sure they get a copy. “God’s Not Dead” appeared on the shelves this week, making it’s debut in thousands of Christian bookstores, retailers, digital platforms and online web sites. Initial demand for this powerful evangelical film has already exceeded expectations and we remain humbled and grateful that lives are continuing to be impacted – Praise be to God.

    080814FBGNDDVDPhotoCollageAs we move from theaters to retail and digital release, we are once again encouraged by the hunger for this message – we continue to praise God that he is able to use this unique evangelical film to strengthen our faith, sharpen our swords and reach a lost world with the good news of the Gospel. Amen!

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  • Atheist Organization Threatens Restaraunt For Offering 15% “Praying Discount”

    (God’s Not Dead) Attention All “God’s Not Dead” Fans & Faith Defenders, let’s reach out to Mary’s Diner and encourage  her to take a stand for her faith and trust God to provide the courage she needs in the midst of persecution. Send Mary an email right now letting her know we stand with her and are praying for her victory. Jump on her web site or flood her Facebook page to champion Mary – to be resilient, stay the course and not be bullied into forgoing her rewarding public prayer .

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    Earlier this week we heard an encouraging report about a privately owned, independent restaurant in North Carolina rewarding their customers with a 15% discount for praying in public before their meals. As reported by TheBlaze.com, news started to spread after a picture of the receipt appeared on Orlando Z88.3 Radio Station’s Facebook page.

    According to TheBlaze.com report, Mary Haglund, c0-owner of Mary’s Gourmet Diner confirmed the price reduction noting that “she’s been offering it for the past four years without much fanfare…for me, every plate of food is a gift, she explained…I never take that for granted and when I see someone in a restaurant honoring their gratefulness at my table … it touches my heart.”

    Well it didn’t take long (less than a week) for one of our nations leading atheist organizations to send a threatening letter to Mary’s Diner calling the discount illegal under federal civil rights laws, the Winston-Salem Journal reported.

    Since then, Mary Haglund, co-owner of the restaurant, dropped the discount over fears of a lawsuit from the organization, according to WGHP-TV in High Point, North Carolina. Once again, let’s flood Mary’s Facebook page and let her know she’s not alone and to take a stand. 

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    Just released this week, initial sales and demand of this powerful film have already exceeded expectations in only a few days so grab copies for friends, family members, neighbors and co-workers while supplies last.  As we move from theaters to the retail and digital release, we are once again encouraged by the hunger for this message – we continue to praise God that he is able to use this unique evangelical film to strengthen our faith, sharpen our swords and reach a lost world with the good news of the Gospel. Amen!

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  • “God’s Not Dead” Bible Study…Equip Yourself To Defend The Faith.

    (God’s Not Dead) Dr. Rice Broocks, “Be AGospelDefinition Defender Of The Faith” Series.

    In America the overwhelming majority acknowledges the existence of God, and the nation is beginning to witness a spiritual awakening. Despite this spiritual awakening, skepticism is on the rise. Add to this alarming trend the notion that millions who consider themselves to be “Christian” would struggle to define the Gospel if randomly asked to do so by their neighbor, friend or stranger.

    A 2012 Pew Forum study found that one third of adults under the age of 30 are religiously unaffiliated today, the highest percentage ever in Pew Research Center polling.  A 2012 Newsweek article cites “the fastest-growing segment of belief among the young is atheism.”Intro12Statistics

    In the midst of religious persecution, most Christians are not prepared with the answers they need to sustain their faith in the hostile environment. Real faith isn’t blind, it’s evidence-based. Offering proof of God’s existence, the “God’s Not Dead” Bible Study provides a clear, understandable overview of the evidence while responding directly to many skeptical claims.  My hope is that there will be thousands of believers… who are able to defend their faith in the midst of the unbelieving culture around them.

    Over the next several months we will be sharingIntro1 material presented in the “God’s Not Dead” Bible study. These teachings are designed to equip Christ followers with straightforward answers to the questions posed by skeptics, yet most believers aren’t familiar enough with them to explain them.

    As you go about your week, here are a few assignments to engage your faith and sharpen your sword:

    Key scripture to memorize this week and:  1 Peter 3:15.

    What is the relevance of the Word to my life?

    1. Describe your personal view on religion and faith.
    2. How comfortable are you giving someone a reason for your faith?

    Apply The Word In Your Life.

    1. Pray for others you know to accept Christ for the First time.
    2. Make the decision to become a disciple of Christ and a defender of the faith.
    3. Pray for inspiration to love God “with all your mind in your life” and write down how you can live it out.

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    Dr. Rice BroocksRBpromopic is the co-founder of the Every Nation family of churches, with more than one thousand churches in more than sixty nations. The senior minister of Bethel World Outreach Church, Nashville, Tennessee, Rice is also the author of several books, including God’s Not Dead, Every Nation in Our Generation. A graduate of Mississippi State University, Rice has a master’s degree from Reformed Theological Seminary and a doctorate from Fuller Theological Seminary.

  • World’s First Atheism-Themed TV Network Launches…

    (God’s Not Dead) As the battle to stand strong in our Christian faith continues and global persecution seems to be increasing, a new TV Network created to challenge Biblical truth has made its debut and is creating quite a stir. As reported by (TheBlaze.com), Atheist TV Spearheaded by American Atheists, is offering its content free-of-charge, delivering it through Roku, a streaming video service that brings Internet programming to customers’ TV sets.

    Watch American Atheists president David Silverman speak about Atheist TV at the network’s launch party:

    The Blaze further reports “Atheists are looking to borrow a page from the Christian playbook by using new media and technology to distribute information to nonbelievers, with the TV network emerging as one of the most recent opportunities to do just that.” Read Full Article Here

    As I watch this video, hearing the applause and seeing the enthusiasm of this group is a stark reminder that millions of souls are being deceived and at risk of eternal separation from our heavenly Father.

    As followers of Jesus Christ, we are called to be mindful and accountable to the scriptures from our brother and apostle Peter in 1 Peter 13-17 which reads 13Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good? 14But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, 15but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect, 16having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame. 17For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God’s will, than for doing evil.”

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  • “God’s Not Dead” Ranked 6th In Box Office Revenues…

    (Pure Flix) “God’s Not Dead” has achieved a few unique benchmarks as measured and reported by the industry’s leading platform for tracking box office statistics – BoxOfficeMojo.com. According to the web site, “God’s Not Dead” is ranked 6th in the Christian genre, respectfully taking it’s place among other major Hollywood releases.

    BOMOJOWhile ranking in the top six (in total box office revenues of all Christian films) is a significant accomplishment, let’s focus on some important figures that are not reflected in these stats such as the number of lives impacted by this unique, Gospel-centered film. We estimate over 7 Million souls have experienced “God’s Not Dead” in theaters.

    Further, we know from testimonies that many have been called to surrender their lives to Christ and I believe it’s safe to say that hundreds of thousands have been challenged to re-examine and recommit their own faith. We are equally confident that just as many have been emboldened to share the Gospel with others and take a stance for their faith. We will never really know the full impact and ripple effect this powerful evangelical message has had on our culture, or will have for future generations. Praise be to God that we have all had the awesome privilege and opportunity to participate, Amen.

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