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Famous Hollywood Christians

Here are just a few of Hollywood’s most talented Christians!

Kirk Cameron

Kirk Cameron became a born-again Christian when he was 17 years old. He has left mainstream Hollywood behind him, as he now focuses his energy and talent on Christian projects. He has said, “Put your nose into the Bible everyday. It is your spiritual food. And then share it. Make a vow not to be a lukewarm Christian.”

Age: 48

Birthplace: Panorama City, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Profession: Evangelist, Screenwriter, Actor, Presenter

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Chris Pratt

Chris Pratt became a devout Christian after an interaction with a stranger in Hawaii when he was a teenager. “He was like, ‘I stopped because Jesus told me to stop and talk to you. He said to tell you you’re destined for great things.’ My friends came out, and I was like, ‘Hey, I’m gonna go with this guy.’ I gave my soul to Jesus within, like, two days. I was stuffing envelopes for his organisation, Jews for Jesus,'” Chris Pratt told Esquire of the meeting.

The Guardians of the Galaxy star surprised fans in 2017 when his acceptance speech for Choice Sci-Fi Actor at the Teen Choice Awards was filled with Christian undertones. He also often mentions his religious beliefs on Instagram, such as when he announced his engagement to now-wife Katherine Schwarzenegger, saying, “Proud to live boldly in faith with you.”

Age: 39

Birthplace: Virginia, Minnesota, United States of America

Profession: Actor, Singer

Chuck Norris

Age: 78

Birthplace: Ryan, Oklahoma, United States of America

Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Author, Actor, + more

Gary Busey

Actor Gary Busey became a born-again Christian after suffering a life threatening motorcycle accident in 1988. In 1996, he was quoted as saying, “I am proud to tell Hollywood I am a Christian. For the first time I am now free to be myself.”

Age: 74

Birthplace: Baytown, Texas, United States of America

Profession: Musician, Actor, Voice acting

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Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan, born Robert Allen Zimmerman, was raised in a Jewish household. In the late 70s, the “Like a Rolling Stone” singer became a born-again Christian.

Age: 77

Birthplace: Duluth, Minnesota, United States of America

Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Poet, Guitarist, Musician, + more

Mr. T
Mr. T is a born-again Christian. After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, he gave away all his gold, stating, “As a Christian, when I saw other people lose their lives and lose their land and property… I felt that it would be a sin before God for me to continue wearing my gold.”

Age: 66

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Profession: Wrestler, Bodyguard, Actor, Voice acting, Motivational speaker, + more

George W. Bush

After spending years drinking and partying, in 1985 George W. Bush was born-again as an evangelical Christian. He has said, “I trust God speaks through me. Without that, I couldn’t do my job.”

Age: 72

Birthplace: Eastern United States, New Haven, New England, New Haven County, Connecticut, + more

Profession: Pilot, Businessperson, Politician

Jane Fonda
In 1998, Jane Fonda became a born-again Christian. She discusses her faith in her book My Life So Far. She said that she developed an eating disorder when she was 60 years old and Christianity helped her get her life back in order.

Age: 81

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Activist, Television producer, Film Producer, Model, Actor

Bono

Bono is quoted as saying, “I wish to begin again on a daily basis. To be born again every day is something that I try to do. And I’m deadly serious about that.” His Christian beliefs have helped fuel his activism and desire to make the world a better place.

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Age: 58

Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Profession: Activist, Film Score Composer, Businessperson, Guitarist, Songwriter

Jeff Gordon
In 1995, race car driver Jeff Gordon became a born-again Christian. He now speaks openly about this joys and benefits of finding religion.

Age: 47

Birthplace: Vallejo, California, United States of America

Profession: Race car driver, Actor, Voice acting

Alice Cooper
Alice Copper grew up in a Mormon household and his father was a lay preacher in the Church of Jesus Christ. Cooper became a born-again Christian after struggling with drugs and alcohol for much of his adult life. He has said, “Drinking beer is easy.

Trashing your hotel room is easy. But being a Christian, that’s a tough call. That’s rebellion.”

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Age: 71

Birthplace: Area code 313, Metro Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, Contiguous United States

Profession: Film Score Composer, Guitarist, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor

Mickey Rooney

Mickey Rooney became a born-again Christian in the early 70s. He claims that an angel approached him at dinner. He has said, “All the muddy waters of my life cleared up when I gave myself to Christ.”

Age: Dec. at 94 (1920-2014)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Soldier, Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Radio personality

Niki Taylor

Model Niki Taylor became a born-again Christian after being involved in a life threatening car accident in 2001. She attends the Calvary Chapel Brentwood in Nashville.

Age: 43

Birthplace: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States of America

Profession: Fashion Model, Model, Supermodel

Johnny Cash
Country music legend Johnny Cash became a born-again Christian in 1968. On being born-again he said, “A few years ago I was hooked on drugs. I dreaded to wake up in the morning. There was no joy, peace, or happiness in my life. Then one day in my helplessness I turned my life completely over to God. Now I can’t wait to get up in the morning to study the Bible.”

Age: Dec. at 71 (1932-2003)

Birthplace: Kingsland, Arkansas, United States of America

Profession: Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Author, Actor

Jesse McCartney
Teen idol Jesse McCartney considers himself a born-again Christian, and he frequently wears prayer bracelets. He doesn’t speak publicly about his faith very often.

Age: 31

Birthplace: Ardsley, New York, USA

Profession: Singer-songwriter, Actor, Voice acting

George Foreman
After having a near death experience after a fight in 1977, George Foreman became a born-again Christian. Shortly after this experience he became an ordained Christian minister in Houston.

Age: 70

Birthplace: Marshall, Texas, United States of America

Profession: Entrepreneur, Author, Actor, Professional Boxer, Minister of religion

During the late-1990s, MC Hammer became a born-again Christian, and he now chooses gospel music over hip-hop. He has also been ordained in the Church of God in Christ.

Age: 56

Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States of America

Profession: Spokesperson, Film Score Composer, Songwriter, Rapper, Entrepreneur

Stephen Baldwin
Stephen Baldwin became a born-again Christian after the 9/11 attacks. He believes that his outspoken opinions on being a Christian have cost him film roles. He has said, “I think it’s really terrifying that a country based on the foundations and ideals of God, is now systematically removing God from everything. Everything!”

Age: 52

Birthplace: Massapequa, New York, United States of America

Profession: Film Producer, Model, Actor, Writer, Film Director

Darryl Strawberry
After retiring from baseball in 1999, MLB star Darryl Strawberry became a born-again Christian. He has said, “I’ve always lived a high life, but here it is. God has brought me to a simple life to do his will.”

Age: 56

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Profession: Baseball player

Angus T. Jones
In 2012, “Two and a Half Men” actor Angus T. Jones became a born-again Christian and encouraged people to stop watching his show because it’s “filth.” He has said, “Committing yourself to some kind of job that isn’t committed to God is going to bring so much trouble into your life. It’s not good and not something I would suggest that someone seek.”

Age: 25

Birthplace: Austin, Texas, USA

Profession: Actor

Sherri Shepherd
Sherri Shepherd became a born-again Christian later in life. She was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness, but became disillusioned with religion in the early-1990s. She has said, “If I didn’t have God I would have been dead. First of all, if I got into this entertainment industry without God. I would probably be on drugs.”

Age: 51

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois

Profession: Comedian, Actor, Presenter, TV Personality

Chris Tucker
Chris Tucker became a born-again Christian in 1997. He declined to reprise his role as Smokey in Next Friday or Friday After Next because of his faith.

Age: 47

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Profession: Comedian, Actor, Stand-up comedian

Kim Fields
Actress Kim Fields is an outspoken born-again Christian. She has said, “The entertainment industry has its own perils and ups and downs, like any industry. But in just life itself, I couldn’t and wouldn’t want to be without God. And I’ve tried to be in this life without God: no thanks.”

Age: 49

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Television director, Television producer, Actor, Singer

John Corbett

John Corbett became a born-again Christian after he read the Bible in 1986. He was raised Roman Catholic. He has said, “Me and the Lord are on good terms. I travel a lot. There’s a little Catholic church that I go to once in awhile, but I haven’t found a church that I like to go to. Church bums me out, too. I just read the Bible and pray.”

Age: 57

Birthplace: Wheeling, West Virginia, United States of America

Profession: Spokesperson, Laborer, Businessperson, Actor, Hair Stylist

Mase
In 1999, rapper Mase renounced his own album after becoming a born-again Christian. In 2012, Mase compared his job as a preacher to other hip-hop artists starting clothing lines. He said, “I thought I could do more than rap and I just so happen to be right. I see different artists making clothing lines and people respected it.”

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Age: 43

Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States of America

Profession: Songwriter, Rapper, Musician, Actor, Pastor

Chynna Phillips
Wilson Phillips singer Chynna Phillips became a born-again Christian in 2003 after being inspired by her brother-in-law, Stephen Baldwin. She has said, “Nothing is more gratifying as a Christian believer than being able to thread my faith and love for Jesus into my music.”

Age: 51

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

Profession: Songwriter, Musician, Actor, Singer, Philanthropist

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Denzel Washington Prayed and Read the Bible Every Day

Denzel Washington revealed that while shooting the forthcoming film, “Roman J. Israel, Esq.,” he and producer and writer Dan Gilroy prayed and read the Bible every day.

“God put us together,” the 62-year-old Academy Award winner told The Gospel Herald during a press junket at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles Saturday. “We prayed every day, we read the daily Word every day.”

He added, “Dan and I have been prayer partners in this whole collaboration…We were on the same page from day one. We know Who we work for, and we’re just trying to do our best work.”

Roman J. Israel, Esq.,” also starring actors Colin Farrell and Carmen Ejogo, follows an idealistic defense attorney (Washington) whose deeply-held beliefs are shaken when an unexpected series of events challenge his passion for helping the poor and disenfranchised.

“He is Old Testament, he knows the law, but, not to say he doesn’t have faith, but he has faith in the law,” Washington explained of his character. “His conviction was through the law.”

While the film isn’t “faith-based,” it’s chock-full of biblical themes, including sacrifice, (Roman gives up family, fortune, and reputation for the sake of a cause he firmly believes in), honor, and faith in the unseen.

“I speak now and I’m doing what God told me to do from the beginning,” Washington told GH. “It was prophesied that I would travel the world and preach to millions of people. It was prophesied when I was 20. I thought it was through my work and it has been.”

“My mother said to me when I was 59, she said, ‘Denzel, you do a lot of good. You have to do good the right way and you know what I’m talking about,'” Washington continued. “I don’t drink anymore, I don’t do any of those things. I’m all about the message, to the degree that I know it, and I’m unashamed and unafraid to share it!”

In the age of social media, Washington said it’s easy to lose sight of one’s convictions, as society is constantly bombarded with an overwhelming amount of information.

“I was reading about this today in my prayer and meditation – it is so difficult to trust that Jesus died for our sins because the mind never shuts off, especially in this world,” he said. “We know, we know, we know, but we forget, moment by moment.”

He urged young people to ask themselves: “What is the long, if not short-term effect of too much information?”

“It’s accelerated now, it’s on steroids, it’s moving so fast that it’s almost impossible to keep up,” Washington said of the social media age. “What happens to the part of the brain that figures things out? We better understand that we are addicted to this,” he added, holding up a cell phone. “It’s not its fault, it’s a magnification and a reflection of our own free will.”

Washington revealed that Pastor A.R. Bernard, senior pastor of Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn, New York, once shared with him Daniel chapter 10 from the Bible, saying, “‘God puts leaders in place for a reason and a season.'”

“There’s a reason, you may not like what’s going on but the boss has a reason,” Washington said, pointing heavenward.

Like Roman, Washington urged millennials to hold fast to their convictions and share the truth of the gospel with a watching world — no matter how unpopular.

“I pray for your generation,” he said. “What an opportunity you have! Don’t be depressed by it because we have to go through this, we’re here now. You can’t put that thing back in the box.”

The actor went on to say that his father, who was a pastor, once “slapped him down” because he questioned his father’s predictions about the End Times.

“Each generation, we’re all guilty of it, we think it’s gonna happen when we’re here. We as a species, God’s children, have to go through this!” he emphasized. “We don’t know where we are in it [the End Times]’. We may think we’re at 10, but we may just be at one. None of us know, but we are going through it. And you, after we’re long gone, are going to have to go through. So at least be aware.”

He added, “I would say to your generation – find a way to work together because this is a very divisive, angry time you’re living in, unfortunately, because we didn’t grow up like that.”

“Roman J. Israel, Esq.” hits theaters on Nov. 22. For more information on “Roman J. Israel, Esq.” visit the movie’s website.

Source:
https://www.gospelherald.com/articles/71568/20171105/denzel-w.htm

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Steph Curry & Viola Davis Doc Honors Shooting Victims Of Emanuel A.M.E. Church, Highlights Power of Forgiveness

In 2015, the United States was shocked and horrified when a 21-year-old white supremacist opened fire during a Bible study at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, leaving nine African-Americans dead.

Shooter Dylann Roof, now 25, shot and killed Thompson, Clementa C. Pinckney, Cynthia Marie Graham Hurd, Susie Jackson, Ethel Lee Lance, Depayne Middleton-Doctor, Tywanza Sanders, Daniel L. Simmons and Sharonda Coleman-Singleton. Roof later confessed he hoped his murderous spree would start a race war.

But what man intended for evil, God used for good.

To the shock of a watching world, forty-eight hours later, in the midst of unspeakable grief and suffering, the families of the Emanuel Nine made a stunning announcement: They had forgiven Roof for the heinous act.

Their decision to forgive Roof and to work toward reconciliation sparked a movement of kindness that impacted cities far beyond Charleston.

This June, marking the fourth anniversary of the event, executive producers Stephen Curry and Viola Davis, co-producer Mariska Hargitay, and director Brian Ivie (The Drop Box) present EMANUEL. The film will be in theaters for two nights only on June 17 and 19.

The film features intimate interviews with survivors and family members and highlights the healing power of forgiveness. The documentary powerfully weaves the history of race relations in Charleston, the significance and impact of Mother Emanuel Church, and the hope that miraculously resulted from the horrific shooting.

The film was made in direct partnership with the City of Charleston and the families affected by the tragedy. The producers will donate their share of profits from the film to the survivors of the shooting and the families of the victims.

Source:
https://www.gospelherald.com/articles/71977/20190509/steph-curry-viola-davis-doc-honors-shooting-victims-emanuel-m.htm

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Teen Vogue Uses Snapchat to Teach Teens How to Get an Abortion

Teen Vogue has been using a popular social media app to help teenagers obtain an abortion.

Building on a June article titled, “How to Get an Abortion if You’re a Teen,” the magazine’s shocking Snapchat story not only advised youngsters on how to attain the procedure but also laid out exactly how young people can get a termination without attaining parental consent.

“No matter what your parents’ abstract views are, they might behave far more tenderly when their own child needs access to abortion care,” the article read, before offering a step-by-step guide on how to circumvent the authority of their parents and achieve an abortion on their own accord.

“There is another legal option in many states that would let you get an abortion without parental approval called a judicial bypass procedure — but it takes time and involves testifying before a judge,” the story continued.

“In any case, you can also contact your local abortion fund if you need help paying for it on your own.”

The teen-focused lifestyle magazine featured its controversial Snapchat story on the app’s discovery page, which usually displays advertisers’ stories for 24 hours at a cost of up to $50,000.

“Imagine this… ” reads one of the images featured as part of the Snapchat story,” according to The Daily Caller. “You’re 16, you’re pregnant, and you don’t want to be. How can you go about getting an abortion if you’re under 18? Read on to find out more…”

According to market research company e-Marketer, a staggering ninety-two percent of U.S. teenagers aged 12 to 17 use Snapchat – so the reach that this post has enjoyed is absolutely terrifying to think about.

“This is atrocious,” tweeted pro-life organization Live Action in response to the story.

In an article on the controversy, the group noted that “if anything, teens and parents should be encouraged to be more involved in each other’s lives, because when unplanned pregnancies occur, a supportive and caring family can make all the difference for a terrified girl.”

“Anyone who wants to pit children against their parents is no friend to families. All they’re doing is helping the abortion industry to make more profits,” Live Action added.

“Yeah this is actually disturbing,” wrote another Twitter user. “Teen Vogue should be ashamed of themselves.”

Teen Vogue has yet to respond to the controversy over the post.

Source:
https://www.christianheadlines.com/contributors/will-maule/teen-vogue-uses-snapchat-to-teach-teens-how-to-get-an-abortion.html

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APOLOGETICS IN THE GOSPEL OF JOHN

John is my favorite gospel, because the thing reads like a well constructed essay. The author makes a number of claims about who Jesus was, and supplies evidence for each claim. There is nothing extraneous to John’s thesis, the whole thing that he wrote is designed to make a case.

My friend Eric Chabot wrote a post on his blog on the use of apologetics in the gospel of John. (H/T J. Warner Wallace tweet)

Here is his thesis:

In this post, I will highlight some of the different ways John utilizes apologetics in his testimony of who Jesus is.

He talks about how God has his messengers use evidence:

3.Signs and Miracles

While actions by other prophets such as Ezekiel and Jeremiah etc. show some significant parallels to Jesus, Jesus is closer to the actions of the Jewish sign prophetssuch as Moses. “Signs” have a specific apologetic function in that they are used to provide evidence for people to believe the message of God through a prophet of God. Hence, the signs Moses does proves he is truly sent from God. Moses had struggled with his prophetic call when he said “ But they will not believe me or listen to my voice, for they will say ‘The Lord did not appear to you.’ (Exod. 4:1). God assures Moses that the “signs” will confirm his call:

God says, “I will be with you. And this will be אוֹת “the sign” to you that it is I who have sent you” (Exod. 3:12).

“If they will not believe you,” God said, “or listen to the first sign, they may believe the latter sign. If they will not believe even these two signs or listen to your voice, you shall take some water from the Nile and pour it on the dry ground, and the water that you shall take from the Nile will become blood on the dry ground.” (Exod 4: 8-9).

We see the signs are used to help people believe.

Moses “performed the “signs” before the people, and they believed; … they bowed down and worshiped” (Exod. 4:30–31)

So what did Jesus do?

“Works” are directly related to the miracles of Jesus (Jn. 5:20; 36;10:25; 32-28; 14:10-12; 15:24) and is synonymous with “signs.” Interestingly enough, when Jesus speaks of miracles and he calls them “works” he doesn’t refer to Exod. 4:1-9, but to Num. 16:28, “Hereby you shall know that the LORD has sent me to do all these works, and that it has not been of my own accord.” For example:

Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father’s name bear witness about me” (John 10:25).

If I am not doing the works of my Father, then do not believe me; but if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me and I am in the Father.” (John 10:37-38).

But the testimony that I have is greater than that of John. For the works that the Father has given me to accomplish, the very works that I am doing, bear witness about me that the Father has sent me (John 5: 36)

“Sign”(sēmeion) is used seventy-seven times (forty-eight times in the Gospels). As far as the “signs’ Jesus does, 29:18-19; 35:5-6; 42:18; 61:1). In John’s Gospel, Jesus performs three “signs,” at the beginning of his ministry; the water turned into wine at Cana at Galilee (2:1-12), the healing of the son of the royal official at Capernaum (4:46-64), and catching of the fish in the sea of Galilee (21:1-14). The link between the first two signs in Jn 2:12 while the link between the last two are seen in Jn 7:1, 3-4, 6, 9. Jesus follows the pattern of Moses in that he reveals himself as the new Moses because Moses also had to perform three “signs” so that he could be recognized by his brothers as truly being sent by God (Exod 4: 1-9). In the exchange between Nicodemus said to Jesus, Nicodemus said, We know you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the miraculous signs you are doing if God were not with him” (John 3:2)

Also, regarding miracles, in some cases the miracle is a witness against those who reject this evidence. John grieved: “Even after Jesus had done all these miraculous signs in their presence, they still would not believe in him” (John 12:37). One result, though not the purpose, of miracles is condemnation of the unbeliever (cf. John 12:31, 37).

The gospel of John is so good. Or is it that Jesus is just so good to not be like some idiot who just says things that no one can test? That would be stupid and annoying – it’s much better for Jesus to do these signs so that people could believe him about his identity and purpose. Do you like Jesus? I like Jesus.

I read John a long time ago, when I was about 10 or 11 years old.I can’t remember what I thought of it, but it probably had a very good effect on me as far as making me think that Christianity was something that I ought to look into. The gospel of John is that good. Philippians is still my favorite book of the Bible (because it’s practical, duh), but John is the best introduction. It’s the first thing a non-Christian should read to at least understand what Christianity is all about. Everybody should at least know that!

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‘SEX AND THE CITY’ INSPIRATION CANDACE BUSHNELL REACHES AGE 60 CHILDLESS AND ALONE

Did you know that there is a real woman who inspired the feminist fairy tale TV show “Sex in the City”? She had an enormous influence on young women, who wanted the glamour, fun, and consequence-free sex with “high value” no-commitment men. Most women who adopted the values of the show probably thought that this path would eventually lead to marriage and children.

My friend Chris sent me this article from Fox News, which talks the woman who inspired the show’s storyline.

It says:

“Sex and the City” may have left a trailblazing legacy for women on television, but the book’s original author now thinks her independent lifestyle may not have been as rewarding.

Candace Bushnell, 60, who wrote the original 1997 novel which spawned the successful TV series for HBO, opened up to Sunday Times Magazine about her 2012 divorce, admitting it made her realize how not starting a family made her feel “truly alone.”

“When I was in my 30s and 40s, I didn’t think about it,” she recalled. “Then when I got divorced and I was in my 50s, I started to see the impact of not having children and of truly being alone. I do see that people with children have an anchor in a way that people who have no kids don’t.”

I do think that it’s important for young women to really consider where they want to be when they are 30, 40, 50, etc. A wise person should seek to pattern their decisions off of the decisions of people who have reached the goals that they themselves want to reach. Candace Bushnell clearly has failed to achieve her goals. And those who listen to her will, likewise, fail to achieve the goals of marriage and children.

Making decisions today to achieve goals tomorrow
It’s important not to put too much faith in TV shows. Or any fiction.

Whenever I see women reading books in the office, I always ask them: is that fiction or non-fiction? In 19 years of full-time work, I have never had a woman answer non-fiction. And they usually answer “romance”. Well, I supposed if you were a fictional character, then you might take the advice of fictional characters. But if you are a real person, then you should look at the way the world really works. You should read peer-reviewed research, and take the advice of real people who have come up from humble beginnings to achieve the goals that you want to achieve.

After all, if your goal was to retire at 50, wouldn’t it make sense to read books about investing, and take the advice of successful investors? It certainly would not make sense to imitate the characters in TV shows and movies made by Hollywood divorcers, adulterers, rapists and pedophiles. And yet so many women do the latter with marriage and children decision-making. They seem to derive some sort of unquestionable emotional delight from making important decisions based on appearances, intuitions, peer-approval, etc.

Why listen to celebrities, teachers, politicians, etc. who have infidelities, no children, failed marriages, etc.? Why make decisions by counting votes from your no-achievement peer group? If you want to reach a goal, then there is only one way to proceed, and that’s by consulting the evidence, and seeking guidance from those with demonstrated results.

For example, when I was choosing which state to live in, I made a spreadsheet and filled it with all sorts of rankings of the 50 states that I pulled out of research papers and reports. I looked at things like infrastructure, income tax, economic growth, business friendliness, cost of living, tax as a % of income, abortion laws, support for traditional marriage, single motherhood, gun laws, concealed carry laws, fiscal solvency, etc. I moved here, and I’ve become very wealthy as a result. And my state has actually moved upward in gun rights rankings, fiscal solvency rankings, tax rankings, etc. since I got here. We’re even trying to pass pro-life laws! When you make decisions using evidence and when you listen to good advice from people who have real achievements, you succeed.

Don’t make decisions about sex, marriage and children by “following your heart”. That’s the lesson.

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https://winteryknight.com/

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WHY DO CHRISTIAN MEN PREFER TO MARRY VIRGINS?

Some Christian women argue that chastity is an “idol” that detracts from Jesus’ “gospel of forgiveness”. Basically, they claim that although premarital sex is a sin, it shouldn’t stop a man from marrying them, because they can just make the sin disappear by asking Jesus for forgiveness. But does this really address the underlying concern that men with have marrying a non-virgin?

Let’s start with an example (reported by Daily Wire), then analyze what is going on here:

Though “The Bachelorette” star Hannah Brown has been open about her Christian faith this past season, she also openly boasted about premarital sex as if it were no big deal.

“I have had sex, and, honestly, Jesus still loves me,” Brown said on Monday’s episode.

[…]Brown later spoke with Entertainment Tonight about her religious views on Christ, which boil down to a “personal relationship with Jesus” without doctrinal accountability.

“Regardless of anything that I’ve done … well people might think, ‘Oh, that deserves a scarlet letter.’ That’s not how it works. I can do whatever — I sin daily and Jesus still loves me. It’s all washed and if the Lord doesn’t judge me and it’s all forgiven, then no other man, woman … can judge me,” Brown told Entertainment Tonight.

So to start with, Transformed Wife has a spiritual reflection this, which you can read. The Bible teaches that sex outside of marriage is rebellion against God, and Jesus tells people who sin that they are forgiven, but that they should “sin no more”. Sinning no more is hard. But what should be easy is not telling everyone that sinning is OK, like Hannah Brown did. She doesn’t think that the Bible has the authority to say NO to her feelings and desires. Already, this is a red flag for men who feel that they can’t trust a woman who is willing to throw out Bible verses when it goes against her desires.

Even among Christians, premarital sex is the rule, not the exception:

As many as 80 percent of unmarried evangelical young adults have had sex, according to an analysis of a study on sexual activity in the upcoming October issue of Relevant, a Christian magazine.

Young adults between the ages of 18 and 29 who identify themselves as evangelicals are almost as sexually active as their non-Christian peers, according to the article “(Almost) Everyone’s Doing It.”

This study from Live Science makes clear that young people see avoiding commitment as an intended benefit of premarital sex.

Two-thirds of participants said they had been in a “friends with benefits” relationship, and 36 percent said they currently were in one. The main advantage of such a relationship was “no commitment” (reported by 59.7 percent of participants), which was followed closely by “have sex” (55.6 percent).

Let’s decide what premarital sex tells marriage-minded Christian men about a woman.

What a woman’s choice to have recreational premarital sex tells a marriage-minded man
What kind of men do women choose for recreational premarital sex? Well, they choose men who don’t commit to marriage before sex. It’s not as if women are choosing these men because they are good at commitment behaviors; sobriety, fidelity, charity, protecting children, etc. A premarital-sex woman thinks that a no-commitment man is the best man. If she thought that a marriage-minded man were best, she’d be giving him sex – after marrying him. She uses her temporary supply of youth and beauty to reward the no-commitment man for his “superiority”. What makes him superior? A bunch of superficial traits like height, tattoos, piercings, arrogance, etc. – basically, he’s fun in the moment.

The commitment man is bad, because he just wants to burden her with a “boring” marriage commitment. Commitment requires moral boundaries that would reduce her fun. For example, the commitment man might tell her “these research papers say that it’s best for our newborn if you quit your job and stay home, instead of putting them into daycare”. Or he might say, “we can’t afford your shopping” or “your smoking is bad for our pregnant baby”. And she doesn’t want to deal with this “controlling” behavior – not right now, anyway. Her youth and beauty needs to be used to chase her real priority, which is fun with the hot bad boys. Marriage is not her first priority, it’s her last resort.

Marriage-minded men can’t lead a family if they marry a woman who does not respect them
So, suppose that a woman passes up marriage-minded men during her young and pretty years. Should a marriage-minded man pursue her after she’s done having fun?

Well, what does her past decision-making reveal about her character? She prefers no-commitment men, and her goal is fun.So how can a woman who chose no-commitment men suddenly change herself completely around and start to like men with commitment skills, (chastity, sobriety, frugality, mentoring, etc.). Marriage-minded men marry in order to lead. But will a woman who prefers no-commitment men and fun allow a man she sees as “boring” and “controlling” to lead her? A wise commitment-man must choose a woman who respects his preparation for and focus on commitment.

Now the woman might say that she’s changed, and now she is ready to get serious with a real man. But what reasons does a man have to think that her change is genuine? What has she read to change her mind? What actions show that she wants a man to lead in moral and spiritual areas? What evidence is there that she is now an activist against feminism, promiscuity, abortion, divorce, socialism and single motherhood? Isn’t a man entitled to ask for some evidence of what caused her to change her mind about which men are good, and what relationships are for?

Suppose that her sudden change is just because she recognizes that her recreational premarital sex approach to getting a no-commitment man to commit hasn’t worked. So she hasn’t changed which men she is attracted to, but now she just wants financial support and the social respectability of marriage. From a man she doesn’t admire, doesn’t respect, will not support, and will not follow. Is that a good value proposition for a commitment-man?

Marriage-minded men don’t marry in order to give a woman who prefer no-commitment men financial support and social respect. We marry in order to lead a family with the support of a woman who respects our focus on marriage and commitment. We don’t trust last-second conversions to the pro-patriarchy position. We have to be convinced that a woman really repented of her past, and now has a deep, Christian understanding of men, marriage and parenting. This is a nearly impossible task given the myths about men and marriage that are floating around in this secular leftist culture of feminism and misandry. In order to accept that the woman has changed, we expect to see the work you did to change your behavior patterns and beliefs from anti-marriage to pro-marriage. I have met a few women who have done this, including some of my trusted advisors… but it’s rare.

The importance of evidence in making selfish, reckless behavior unthinkable
My female advisors are always telling me to be more positive in my writing. “You must tell women what to do after mistakes have already been made!” OK, women: the solution is simple, and it’s found in Romans 12:1-2. You have to change your criteria for men, and your vision of marriage by consuming evidence that makes your prior decisions unthinkable. You must train yourself to disregard your feelings, your desires and cultural pressure. And then you must put your new mind into practice with your actions, including promoting your new vision for men, sex and marriage to other people in public. These actions will signal to men that you are serious about marriage.

The evidence is necessary because evidence helps everyone to do the right thing, regardless of feelings, desires and peer approval.

You wouldn’t waste your money on tattoos, alcohol, cigarettes and travel if you understood the financial demands of retirement and how to invest in order to be ready for retirement. Knowledge of investing and retirement overrides feelings, desires and peer pressure. If women do not prioritize learning the “boring” evidence about best practices for men, sex and marriage, then they will decide how to live based on their feelings, desires and the culture. In a secular left culture like this, a man with chastity and a good fortune will be attracted to women who have deliberately walled off sin by strengthening their ability to be good at marriage with evidence.

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Christianity · Movie Reviews

Movie “Unplanned” Banned In Canada Because of Pro Life Message

-Movie “Unplanned” Banned In Canada Because of Pro Life Message-

This story evoked so many emotions in me.

First, it gave me profound sadness that the Canadian people (as a whole) would be this heartless about he plight of the unborn.

Then, I became angry. Not so much angry at the people of Canada as I am ANGRY at Satan and his minions. He is the father of the pro-choice baby killing movement, and the crazed groups of people who march for their right to slaughter the unborn – even up to the day of birth; are following Satan and they’re not ashamed of it.

“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” (John 10:10). KJV

If you do not see this as satanic, then if I were you – I’d check my spiritual condition.

From newsbusters.org

Canadian Cinemas ‘Effectively Ban’ Film ‘Unplanned’ Over ‘Pro-Life Content’

According to its producers, pro-life film Unplanned has been effectively “banned” in Canada due to several prominent Canadian distributors’ refusal to pick up the film because of its pro-life content.

Both Landmark and Cineplex, “two of the largest distributors in Canada,” have refused to run Unplanned in Canadian theaters. Writer and producer for the film, Chuck Konzelman expressed his belief that it was due to the film’s pro-life content and not due to a “lack of consumer demand.”

Konzelman explained that “Canadian law requires that films have distributed so that they can be shown theatrically.” Additionally, films cannot be granted an official rating if there’s no distributor attached either. Thus Unplanned will not be playing in Canada.

The producer elaborated, claiming that Cineplex for example, “basically has monopolistic power… The National Post mentions them as controlling nearly 80 percent of all movie screens, and from our limited experience, they seem to have many of the most desirable locations, in and near the major metropolitan areas”

“Rejection by Cineplex basically means we’re not playing in Canada,” he added. The distributor also gave “unsatisfactory answers” as to why they rejected Unplanned, and Konzelman mentioned that it is “highly unusual for a successful indie U.S. film to lack theatrical distribution in Canada. The movie should have started distribution in Canada in March and at the time of its premiere in the United States.”

Landmark has yet to comment on Konzelman’s statement, however Mongrel Movies, another major Canadian distributor was forthcoming about its decision to leave Unplanned untouched. Konzelman mentioned that the distributor refused the film based on its “content,” but since they admitted there was “nothing objectionable in the film;” there was “no foul language, no nudity, no sexuality, and the only violence is that which is necessarily connected with an abortion procedure,” Konzelman concluded that “it’s the pro-life message itself which is objectionable.”

He mentioned that this foul play on the part of the distributors won’t go down quietly though, claiming that “Cineplex, as well as other distributors, and shareholders may suffer profit losses throughout the summer season and into Christmas as a result of the ban.”

Abby Johnson, the current pro-life champion and former Planned Parenthood employee on whose story Unplanned is based, weighed in on the Canadian ban in early May. She claimed, “I would like to say I’m surprised, but I’m not,” adding, “I have to wonder what they’re afraid of.”

Speaking at Canada’s annual March for Life, Johnson urged Canadians to “defend ‘fearlessly’ the sanctity of human life,” and poked them a bit for being “the most polite people in the world.” On March 9, she pushed them saying, “You gotta stop being so dang polite. Life is on the line. Children are being killed, dismembered in their mothers’ wombs. There is nothing polite about abortion.”source

I hope and pray that Cineplex and other distributors and share holders suffer major profit losses because of the people of Canada saying ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!

I also pray that the powers that be in these immoral companies suffer so much loss, that they go bankrupt!

I weep when I think that Steven Harper just years ago was the PM of Canada. He is a Christian who loves Israel and more importantly loves our Lord Jesus Christ. He served from 2006 to 2015. The PM now is Justin Trudeau and that is a subject for another article.

Canadian Christians – stand up for what is right! Stand together with our Lord Jesus! Remember that He is with us in this battle between good and evil!

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