But the severity of what Jesus is saying is even worse than that. The severity of one's persecution will reach down into that person's family. Parents will turn against their children and vice versa. People will be betrayed by their closest friends. Some will die because of the animosity that will exist between what used to be close friends and relatives.
What could cause this? What could cause family members to so thoroughly turn against each other that they would turn their loved ones over to the authorities to be put to death?
Are Russia and Turkey on the verge of going to war? In remarks that were almost entirely ignored by the western media, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov accused the Turkish government of being "secret allies" with ISIS on Friday. And on Monday, the Russians announced that they would be attempting to seal the border between Syria and Turkey, and we also learned that the Russians have been rushing heavy artillery units into Syria. As tensions between Russia and Turkey continue to escalate, could we be in danger of seeing World War III erupt in the Middle East?
Sanchez had apparently played the Ouija board — a game that many believe is a conduit to spiritual realms — which led her family members to the believe that the young woman might have become possessed by a demon.
The nomination for a Republican president will dwindle to two men, a longtime Christian leader and political observer predicts.
What is truly insane about our day is that many conservatives and countless Americans are deceiving themselves into thinking that we can reverse this fiscal and decadent tsunami that has and is sweeping over and deluging our nation these last 60 years. Our culture and society today is near the brink of implosion by the secular and decadent practices which now permeate our once Judeo/Christian culture. Our American family unit is ravished beyond comprehension. Godless immorality dominates and reigns over our U.S. culture today, leaving in its wake a destructive and ravished landscape for all to clearly see.
CFACT will hold the world premiere of its long-awaited Climate Hustle skeptical documentary film at an invitation-only red carpet event in Paris during the UN's COP 21 international summit on climate change.
Featuring interviews and comments from more than 30 renowned scientists and climate experts, Climate Hustle lays out compelling evidence that devastates the global warming scare. Film host Marc Morano, founder and publisher of CFACT's award-winning Climate Depot news and information service, leads viewers on a fact-finding and often times hilarious journey through the propaganda-laced world of "climate change" claims.
WND inquiry prompts sudden action for Olive Tree videos
A Christian ministry's YouTube channel, which was suspended permanently on Saturday through an unsigned notice from the division of Google, was reinstated on Monday when WND inquired about the action, specifically questioning what was offensive in the interview by Jan Markell of Olive Tree Ministries with Tom Doyle about his book, "Killing Christians: Living the Faith Where it's Not Safe to Believe."
By Michael Brown
The Scriptures teach that out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks – and so Donald Trump's consistent pattern of reckless speech points to deeper issues which could make him unfit for the office of the presidency.
By David Fiorazo
Years ago, biblical Christianity was the biggest obstacle to the advancement of sin and the marketing of evil in America, but this is no longer the case. Moral relativism and political correctness rule the day; truth is downplayed while ambiguity, humanism, and secularism are exalted.
Today, liberal Christians (an oxymoron, I know) often defend sin while criticizing those who preach the truth and strive to live according to biblical teachings.
The Palestinian Authority Minister of Women's Affairs, Haifa Al-Agha, who is herself a woman, recently praised Palestinian women pointing out their "uniqueness" compared to all the other women of the world because they rejoice upon the news of the death of their sons: