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Indiana’s New Law Gives Unborn Children Personhood

Indiana has recently adopted a new law granting personhood to unborn children.

Relevant Magazine reports that Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signed a bill allowing suspects to be charged with murder if they harm a pregnant woman who subsequently loses her unborn child.

Pro-life supporters are praising this bill as it acknowledges that an unborn child is indeed a person.  However, this new law does not apply to legal abortions.

IndianaWKTR reports that SB 203 allows prosecutors to charge suspects with murder, voluntary manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter and feticide is the fetus is killed in any stage of development.

This move to amend the existing law came into consideration when a concerned citizen voiced her concern to her congressperson after the death of her teenage daughter.  Jennifer Lee’s daughter, Brittany, was eleven weeks pregnant when she was shot and killed while purchasing a television.

Lee expressed her frustration that the suspect could not be tried for the death of her granddaughter, and sent a letter to each member of the Indiana state legislature.  Her letter touched senator Aaron Freeman who subsequently drafted this bill.

Unfortunately, the new law will not be applied in her daughter’s case, but Lee is satisfied that at least some suspects will face consequences in the future.

The new Indiana law will go into effect in July.

 

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Resurrection Is More Than Salvation: April 2018 Released

When some churches speak of the resurrection of Christ, they stop at salvation.  Yet, Jesus accomplished more than just eternal salvation by dying on the cross- He gave us:

  • authority over Satan, and over the powers/principalities
  • victory over death (eternal salvation, raising the dead)
  • victory over sickness/disease (we are healed physically, emotionally, and spiritually in the name of Jesus)resurrection
  • Ability to perform miracles
  • Speaking in tongues/moving in the gifts of the Spirit
  • Forgiveness over sin (washed by the blood of Jesus-not sacrifice)
  • And the list goes on!

In short, He gave us a victory arsenal of weapons to use for our own benefit, and for others to the glory of God.  He defeated the enemy, and was resurrected- which is an incredible miracle unto itself!

Our April issue goes into what Jesus’ resurrection really means, and why it should be a time of rejoicing for the believer.  Jesus’ birth was a joyous miracle, but His death accomplished more and said more about God’s love for us than we may realize.

After all, could you sacrifice one of your children so that others could benefit?  Most of us couldn’t, but God did.  That’s how much He loves you.

Interviews include: Jonathan Bock and Phil Cooke (Authors, The Way Back: How Christians Blew Our Credibility ), Brittany Yost (Producer, Samson Movie), David Green (Founder, Hobby Lobby) and Nancy C. Anderson (Author, Avoiding the Greener Grass Syndrome: How to Grow Affair Proof Hedges Around Your Marriage).

Read our latest issue on our website (www.faithfilledfamily.com), across our social media, or sign up to have our latest issues delivered straight to your inbox!

Don’t miss our next issue coming out on April 26th on Parenting!

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Unrepentant Sin: What Happens Before We Enter Heaven?

The Age-Old Question: If God can’t be in the Presence of Sin, What Happens When we Die?

This question has been the source of much debate.  We know that God cannot be in the presence of unrepentant sin– that is why the blood of Jesus washes us clean, and that is how despite our unrepentant sin, God can be in our presence.  It is the blood of Jesus that allows God to see us as pure and righteous.  The blood of Jesus washes us clean, and removes sin in our lives when we repent.  However, what happens when we die?  What happens if we have sin that we haven’t repented for?  Does it affect our eternity?  If so, how?

unrepentant sinIt is said that we sin every few seconds, and most of us aren’t aware that we are sinning.  Most of this goes on with our thought life, and sometimes actions.  So it is conceivable that when we die, there is still sin and unrepentant sin upon us.

So, if God can’t be in the presence of unrepentant sin, what happens when we go into Heaven?

We know our salvation is secured, but do you know what happens to all of those unrepentant sins that we have committed?

Toni Troxell will discuss what happens when we die, and how unrepentant sin is dealt with in Heaven.  This discussion will dispel many myths that surround this topic, and will bring in the topic of God’s judgment, accountability, and how we are washed clean of sin.  It will open your eyes to a deeper revelation on how sin effects your eternity, and why we should be quick to repent (yet not fearful of death!).

Many common questions answered in our April issue on The Resurrection of Christ.  Our next issue comes out on March 26, 2018 on our website, across social media, and via our free email subscription.

 

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Resurrection: When Was The Last Time You Thanked God?

As Easter is quickly approaching,  Faith Filled Family wanted to look at the importance of the resurrection of Christ as it is a topic that many of us either take for granted, or are unsure of the full significance of the event itself.

Why is the Resurrection so Important?

Christ’s resurrection isn’t just about Jesus dying on the cross, being raised from the dead, ascending into Heaven, and being our salvation.  That is just a basic understanding behind the meaning.  First, you have the prophesy of Christ’s birth and resurrection foretold throughout the Old Testament.  Second, you have the miracle of His birth.  Third, you have this death on the cross which isn’t just the fulfillment of prophesy and salvation, but worth so much more.

First, Jesus’ death is an example of the depths of our Father’s love for us.  Most parents can identify with what an extreme sacrifice it would be to sacrifice your children upon the cross to save many.  Not only that, but to witness sin placed upon someone who was sinless and didn’t deserve the punishment He received… so that we could be made righteous.  We who don’t deserve it.

Fourth, Jesus took back the keys to the Kingdom so that we would have to contend with sickness, disease, poverty, etc.  Furthermore, Jesus gave us His name, which has power and authority, to do miracles in our lives, and in the lives of others.  The name of Jesus also casts out demons, and renders Satan helpless.  Satan was stripped of all power by Christ’s resurrection, and we were reconciled to God so that we could have an intimate relationship with Him.

This Is Why We Should Be Grateful For The Resurrection

resurrectionIt should mean something to each believer on a deep level.  Easter should be a time when we should reflect on the importance of what Christ means in our lives, and to appreciate that He was God’s ultimate sacrifice.  Easter isn’t about the “Easter Bunny”, chocolates, gifts for the kids, and family dinner, but a celebration of the great gift that Christ gave to us.

When was the last time that you thanked God for His ultimate sacrifice to you?  When was the last time you thought about it?

Our next issue discusses why Christ’s death and resurrection was so important.  We will also delve into the significance to the believer which includes how to take authority over powers and principalities, how Jesus defeated death (what does that mean?), the anointing and how to tell when the Spirit is moving, healing, and common questions about Heaven, sin, and salvation.

We also have stellar interviews lined up, as well!

Our next issue is released on March 26, 2018!

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Billy Graham, Evangelist, Passes Away at 99

Beloved evangelist, Billy Graham, went to be with the Lord this morning at his home in Montreat, North Carolina.  According to a family spokesperson, the cause of death was natural causes.  Billy Graham was 99 years old at the time of his passing.

Billy GrahamGraham was well-known for his worldwide evangelistic crusades.  He founded the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association which contains resources for growing one’s faith, and answers that Graham gave to readers’ inquiries and much more.

According to the Huffington Post, at the age of 16, Billy Graham was converted after attending a revival meeting held by Mordecai Ham.  Ham’s sermons are said to have had a spiritual awakening for Graham, and two months later he attended Bob Jones College.  However, the doctrines didn’t line up with his beliefs, and he later transferred to Florida Bible Institute.  He answered the call of God on his life, and was ordained in 1939.  He later went on to marry Ruth McCue Bell four years later.  The couple had six children together, two which include Reverend Franklin Graham and Anne Graham Lots who is the founder of AnGeL Ministries.

Graham had a world-wide evangelistic ministry, and preached the gospel everywhere.  He came into contact with many world leaders and influential people including Martin Luther King Jr., and Queen Elizabeth II.

NPR noted, “He preached to more than 200 million people in 185 countries, counseled presidents, and led mass religious rallies that featured professional musicians and huge choirs, in venues ranging from a circus tent in Los Angeles to Yankee Stadium in New York.”

Graham has been heralded as “the most influential (Christian) person of all time”.

We pray the peace of God over Billy Graham’s family, and are thankful to the Lord for his impact into both this world, and for the kingdom.