In the News – The Greatest Threats to Christians

Today we’re talking about some of the greatest threats to Christians around the world. In the first article Josh McDowell believes the internet is bringing down the morality of Christians, especially our youth. In the second article Leila Sansour is out raged at the ruling of Texas Congressman Michael McCaul’s misrepresentation of what is really going on in the Holy Land.

Apologist Josh McDowell: Internet the Greatest Threat to Christians

By Anugrah Kumar

Josh McDowell believes that because of the internet atheists and skeptics have equal opportunities to teach Christian youth their beliefs, along with pastors and parents. Before 1994, 51% evangelical Christians did not believe in absolute truth. Now it is up to 91%.

When it comes to believing whether Jesus is “the” son of God or “a” son of God 63% believe the latter. McDowell believes that the abundance of information that is readily available to anyone is what is causing this uncertainty.

“The majority of all the 2.2 billion people who go to the Internet daily are between 15 to 25 years of age,” McDowell said. “And there are 4.2 million pornographic sites” with 2.5 billion pornographic emails being sent daily.

There are quite a few staggering statistics concerning youth and pornography and marital problems ending in divorce because of pornography.

At the end of the article McDowell does list three ways to deal with this problem.  Read those three ways and more about why Josh McDowell believes the internet is the greatest threat to Christians.

If you like what you have read, check out some of Josh McDowell’s books, “More than a Carpenter” and The Unshakable Truth®: How You Can Experience the 12 Essentials of a Relevant Faith.

Do you believe the internet is a threat to Christians? Should Christians blame the internet or take responsibility of what they do without blaming the internet?

Congress Misled About Real Threat to Christians in Palestine

This is a letter written to Texas congressman Michael McCaul for his misrepresentation of the situation in the Holy Land concerning Christians purported by Leila Sansour, a Christian from Bethlehem. According to Sansour her community wants McCaul to pay attention to the real threat and report it accurately.

Sansour says the blame was misdirected and should be redirected to the party responsible for the uproar. No churches or Christian organization were consulted as to what was really going on.

Leila Sansour says: “Palestinian Christians could very soon become unsustainable as a community. Their erosion will mean an end to sacred Christian traditions that go back to the time of Jesus, and an end to the presence of Christianity in the Holy Land. At this critical time it is imperative that Christians around the world act and speak responsibly about this issue. It is imperative that those who want to see an open, democratic and peaceful Middle East engage honestly with our plight.”

Read more about the threat to Christians in Palestine from Leila Sansour’s point of view.

Do you agree or disagree with Leila Sansour? Why or why not?

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