• How “The God Test” Is Equipping Believers To Reach Unbelievers.

    GodTestGraphic(God’s Not Dead) As Bible believing followers of Jesus Christ, it’s an honor and privileged to be a messenger of the greatest news ever known to the mankind. Think of this gift for a moment – by grace, you and I have been given the truth which sets us free from a life-threatening disease (sin) and saves our souls from eternal separation from our heavenly father!

    With our new, regenerated life comes the awesome opportunity (and responsibility) of sharing the “Good News” with others…Evangelism. The saying “what you do speaks louder than words…” is true. How we live everyday life and show the love of God to each other, as His witnesses, is perhaps the most effective method of evangelism. Scripture confirms this in the book of John, chapter 13: 34″A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. 35By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

    We also share the Good News by preaching His word, having meaningful conversations and using effective, Bible centered resources that explain the truth of God’s Love, Sin, Jesus’ Life, Death & Resurrection, and Salvation. “THE GOD TEST” is a simple and unique resource for helping people engage in this conversation. What is “THE GOD TEST”, and how can you use it to share the Gospel?

    THE STORY:  Dr. Rice Broocks has spent the the majority of his life engaging young people with the gospel and training others to do the same. After 30 years of ministry in over 60 nations on hundreds of high school and college campuses, it became apparent to him that there was a universal need for a tool that would help believers start a conversation that could lead to the presentation of the Gospel. In 2010, on an airplane napkin, he began to sketch out that tool “THE GOD TEST”.

    Watch how God uses Dr. Broocks and The God Test on the UCLA campus to share the Gospel with a college student, Doug, and then prays with him to accept Jesus as Lord:

    Today, “THE GOD TEST” is being used literally around the world as a groundbreaking tool for Evangelism. From New York to Cape Town, it has not only sparked tens of thousands of gospel conversations, but it is also helping believers to be more equipped and secure in their faith.

    You too can start today. Check out these short “How To Use The God Test” videos that share practical tips and simple instructions on how easy and effective this method is: Click Here To Watch Now.

    GodTestSaltTrainingGraphicAnyone can start start using The God Test for engaging in conversations, sharing the Gospel and leading others to a saving knowledge and relationship with Jesus the Christ, Lord and Savior. Check Out Resources Here.

    “Thank you Lord for loving us enough to save us, coming to live in us and transforming us into something new that you can use for carrying out your sovereign plan – enlisting us in your army to help rescue other souls from eternal hell”. Amazing Grace!

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  • Public School District Caves To Atheists…Bans Football Chaplains.

    (God’s Not Dead) Can This Really Be Happening In America. Yes, it’s true fellow Defenders of The Faith the persecution continues and this time at a school district in Orange County Florida. Where does this madness stop? In a disturbing report this we learned how this school district raised the white flag to another empty assault from the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

    This alarming report was featured on TheBlaze.com and confirmed that in fact the school has caved into the vocal minority…stating “An atheist group is claiming victory after convincing a Florida school district to ”[abolish] athletic chaplaincies,” leading one faith leaders to accuse the organization of not having a firm understanding of the Constitution.

    The debate started when the Freedom From Religion Foundation, a secular activist group, sent a letter to Orange County Public Schools in Orlando, Florida, in March, decrying the allowance of football chaplains, according to the Orlando Sentinel. The district put together a response memo and decided that faith-based football chaplains and adult-led invocations would no longer be permitted. Effective this month, only students can lead their peers in prayer, with adults helping in solely secular manners.” Read Full Report Here.

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  • The Absurdity of Atheism: “nothing isn’t really nothing” – John Lennox Interview – Part 2

    (“Defenders Of The Faith” with Dr. Rice Broocks) Thank you for joining us this week as we go behind the scenes for Part 2 of this fascinating interview with Professor John Lennox, (the Oxford Mathematician and Philosopher quoted the film “God’s Not Dead”, produced by Pure Flix Entertainment).

    In this week’s segment, we drill down on how famous atheists such as Stephen Hawking and Lawrence Krauss try and explain how the Universe could have come into existence”out of nothing” Their simple answer? “Nothing isn’t really nothing” boasts physicist Lawrence Krauss. “It’s a bubbling, boiling sea of particles in a quantum vacuum”. He goes on to make absurd statements like “There are at least 3 different kinds of nothing”.

    Watch this interview where Professor Lennox reveals the absurdity of atheism:

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    So nothing is actually something! It has to be in order for atheists to have a natural explanation for how the universe got started. If you missed Part 1 of the interview, Click Here Now To View.

    Hawking wrote in his book “The Grand Design” that the law of gravity could bring the universe into existence. The problem is that he didn’t explain (nor can he) how the law of gravity came into existence. So you either believe in an eternal law (such as gravity) or an eternal law-giver (God). In this interview with John Lennox, he exposes the folly of the assertion by Hawking that gravity can account for the creation of anything, much less our universe.

    Remember, in becoming a defender of the faith (as 1 Peter 3:15 calls us to be) you stand on solid intellectual ground when you say that the Universe can not be its own cause. Therefore, believing that God is the cause of the universe is the most reasonable explanation.

    JLennoxBk1Dr. Lennox 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 books by Professor John 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. For More Resources To Help You Become A Defender Of The Faith – Click Here.

  • Is Religious Persecution In America Spinning Out Of Control?

    (God’s Not Dead) This past week we witnessed religious persecution in America hit an all new level. In one instance, Christian teen Kendra Turner earned a one-way ticket to the principal’s office, where she ended up spending the rest of her day in an in-school suspension for saying ‘bless you’ to a classmate who sneezed.

    According to the report on OneNewsNow.com, “The teacher immediately called Turner to task, and Turner responded by citing the constitutional protections for free speech and religion.  In another report by Todd Starnes with Fox News, apparently the words “God bless” are not permitted in the teacher’s classroom along with words such as “hang out” and “my bad,”.  Watch The Fox News Video Interview And Share This Post:

    Turner attends First Assembly of God in Dyersburg, where co-pastor Becky Winegardner says she is a “normal teenager” trying hard to do what’s right. “She is doing her best to try and serve God, and to serve God in a manner in which glorifies Him,” Winegardner tells OneNewsNow. Read Full Story Here

    One state away, in neighboring Arkansas, a private for profit American small business owner received a nasty-gram from the folks at The Freedom From Religion Foundation. The complaint… Steven Rose loves Jesus and pepperoni pizza and decided to pass along a blessing to his some of his customers…Watch this video report and Read Full Story Here.

    According to another report on Fox News, when the Searcy, Arkansas restaurateur decided to mix church and cheese it gave a group of out-of-town atheists a bad case of indigestion. Threatening to sue Steven after he offered a discount to customers who bring in a church bulletin. They said Bailey’s Pizza is violating the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

    Ok all you “God’s Not Dead” followers, fans and Faith Defenders, please reach out to Bailey’s Pizza Facebook Page – Click Here and encourage him to stand-up against the enemy and remain firm in his beliefs because his God Is Very Much Alive!

    These reports are alarming reminders of this assault on religious freedoms currently unfolding in our great nation. A couple of weeks ago we shared a story about another American small business owner offering a discount to her customers if you are caught “praying in public” while eating at her restaurant – Read Full Post Here.

    It’s important for all people of faith to be aware of these persecutions and stand in the gap to fight for our constitutional rights and not be bullied by those who disagree. Please share this information with everyone you know. If you are being persecuted or intimidated, you don’t have to go it alone – Alliance Defending Freedom is here to help – please call them Toll-free: 800-835-5233.

    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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  • If God Exists, Why Is There Evil & Suffering?

    (God’s Not Dead) Have you ever been asked this question by friends, family, neighbors or co-workers?  How did you respond and what evidence, logic or reasoning did you use to defend your case? People of all faiths, agnostics and atheists like struggle with this question – all for different reasons.  It’s a valid question that all Christ following Bible believers need to be prepared to answer with confidence.

    In our pursuit to equip the saints through God’s Not Dead Resources, and our “Defending The Faith” lessons from “God’s Not Dead” author, Rice Broocks, and Professor John Lennox, our mission is to help you be prepared to stand strong in your faith – as the Apostle Peter encourages us in 1 Peter 3:13-18.

    This Video May Help You Share Your Answer To This Faith Challenging Question:

    There are mysteries of God and His plans for all humanity that humans will never fully understand. However, one thing we do know, as Christians, is that as long as sin-infected men and women exist, so will evil and suffering.

    Our hope is that films like “God’s Not Dead” are used to help start the conversation with non-believers, and to share the good news of the Gospel. After an estimated 9 million souls have experienced this powerful movie, we have witnessed people accepting Christ as their Lord and Savior, for the first time. We have seen existing Christians shaken enough to radically re-examine the authenticity of their own faith and grow deeper in their relationship with our Living God, His Son Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Amen!

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  • “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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  • 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.

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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

    Another resource you can use to equip your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers is to supply them all with copies of “God’s Not Dead” DVD’s or Blu-Ray, just released in thousands of Christian bookstores, online, Redbox and most other retailers all across America. Buy Now – Click Here.

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