dealing with division

These articles focus on specific concerns deemed relevant to the Christian community.  We are observing the dividing lines between church and state. Click on the photo to read the story.  Articles are for information only and do not necessarily represent the views of Cornerstone Community Church.

  • persecution watch

    Biden Admin Alters Title IX for LGBTQ Students: 'A Slap in the Face to Women and Girls'

    There are mounting challenges to changes proposed by the Biden administration that have expanded protections for LGBTQ+ students under Title IX – a move which critics say will erase protections for women. 

    The decades-old policy was created to prohibit discrimination based on biological sex to ensure equitable access to education for women and girls.

    But the White House is attempting to expand the definition to prohibit discrimination "based on sex stereotypes, sexual orientation, gender identity, and sex characteristics."

    Ten states have used the current framework to protect the safety and privacy of girls by blocking gender-confused students from using bathrooms that don't correspond to their biological gender. Some schools also choose not to acknowledge "preferred pronouns" that don't match a person's gender at birth.
    However, both moves could be seen as Title IX violations under the new rules.
    Schools would also potentially be held liable for failing to address bullying based on gender identity.
    The Biden administration is delaying action when it comes to the hot-button issue of transgender athletes competing in girls' sports.
    While the new rules are set to take effect on August 1, Republican leaders and conservative groups are expected to challenge the change in court. MORE

  • culture watch

    'Social Contagion': Alisa Childers Breaks Down Dire Nature of 'Destructive' Fad Among Christians

    “Deconstruction” has become one of the most frequently spouted faith terms of late, sparking many reactions from Christians and non-Christians alike.

    Listen to them on the latest episode of “Quick Start”

    Author Alisa Childers, who addresses the subject in her latest book, “The Deconstruction of Christianity: What It Is, Why It’s Destructive, and How to Respond,” told CBN News why she believes this pattern of people unpacking and deconstructing their faith has become so prevalent.

    “I do think it’s a fad, although a lot of people would say it’s not a fad,” she said. “It’s actually this real experience that happens, but I think it can be proven to be a fad, because you can trace it back through its philosophical roots in the postmodern philosophies that gained steam in the 60s.”

    Childers said there are some legitimate issues at the core of deconstruction, noting spiritual abuse, legalism during people’s childhoods, or even some individuals’ quest to find ways to shed themselves of “bad ideas” while being able to hold on to the “good ones.”

    Despite some viable motivations that might lead a person into deconstruction, Childers said overarching issues related to it must be addressed.

    “The problem with what we see in the deconstruction movement is that, very often, what people decide are bad beliefs are actually historic Christian doctrines like original sin and the sacrificial death of Jesus on the cross,” she said. “And theological … doctrines that really define Christianity.”

    Childers said social media has helped solidify deconstruction as a fad. She posited culture likely wouldn’t have the rampant deconstruction movement in its current form without social media tools. MORE

  • revival watch

    CBN Animation's Superbook Reaches Millions of Kids for Christ

    The latest numbers show that CBN Animation's Superbook has led the way for millions of children to accept Christ, and Superbook is growing with a popular kid's Bible app and website as well as work in new languages.

    Children's ministry leaders say ages four to fourteen, often known as the "4-14 window" is the age when people are most likely to accept Christ as their Savior.

    Ben Edwards, CBN International vice president, says Superbook reaches children at those key ages. "It targets kids at a time in their lives where it's so important to reach them with the Gospel," he said. "A critical time for them to understand there's a God who loves me, there's a God that wants to have a relationship with me and there's a God that died for me. So, it's an incredible time to minister into kids' lives."

    Superbook uses quality animation combined with professional dubs in more than sixty languages and dialects to communicate with children in their heart language and draw them in.

    "Much of the dialogue is direct dialogue from the Bible," said Edwards, "making sure that there's biblical accuracy. So we know that when kids watch Superbook, they're getting a very, very strong spiritual foundation and biblical foundation." MORE


  • prophecy watch

    'These Are the End Times': Sean Feucht, Eric Metaxas Confront Anti-Israel Evil in NYC

    Christian worship leader Sean Feucht stepped into the chaotic anti-Israel protests continuing to plague prominent campuses like Columbia University and New York University to offer a Gospel-fueled response on Thursday night.

    Listen to them on the latest episode of “Quick Start”:

    Feucht, along with Christian author and radio host Eric Metaxas, hosted the United For Israel March on April 25 at 6:30 p.m. ET near Columbia’s New York City campus, an event offering a deep and profound impact in defense of the Jewish people.

    “Every Christian and person of faith across America should be absolutely horrified at what we’re seeing take place right now on these university campuses that have become hotbeds for antisemitism and hatred of the Jews — an annihilation of an entire nation,” Feucht told CBN News.

    Feucht continued, “This is essentially a response to that and it’s rallying the church, it’s rallying Jewish leaders, it’s rallying organizations that want to say … ‘This is America. These are our universities and campuses in our cities. We’re not going to stand for this.'”  MORE


These articles focus on current events deemed relevant to the Christian community.  Click on the link to read the story.  Articles are for information only and do not necessarily represent the views of Cornerstone Community Church.


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Contend for the Faith

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“Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.” (Jude 1:3)

Jude long ago addressed a problem in his day that is still very real in our day among Christians. It is easier and more comfortable just to teach and preach about the blessings of our common salvation than it is to contend for the faith, but the latter is more “needful.” The word conveys the idea that he was so constrained, evidently by the Holy Spirit, as actually to be in distress about this compelling need. Similarly, his exhortation to “earnestly contend” does not mean to “be argumentative” but rather to “agonize with intense determination.” It is one word in the Greek, epagonizomai (literally, “agonize over”). Defending and contending for the faith is serious, urgent business.

That which we are to defend is “the faith”—the whole body of Christian truth—wherever it is under attack. It would, of course, be especially important to contend for the doctrine of special creation, which is the foundation of all others and is the doctrine perpetually under the most concerted and persistent attack by the adversary.

That faith has been, long ago, “once delivered” to the saints. The sense of these words is “once for all turned over for safekeeping.” The Lord has entrusted us with His Word, completed and inscripturated, and we must keep it, uncorrupted and intact, for every generation until He returns, preaching and teaching all of it to every creature, to the greatest extent we possibly can.

Finally, note that the safeguarding of the faith was not entrusted merely to specially trained theologians or other professionals, but also to “the saints.” Every Christian believer is commanded to “earnestly contend for the faith.” HMM

the morning message

en route to the city of god

2 Corinthians 13:5

Hebrews 11:8-10

Romans 4:11, 16-25

2 Timothy 1:12

Colossians 3:1-4

Proverbs 3:9-10

2 Corinthians 9:6-15 (Stidham paraphrases)

Luke 18:18-24

John 3:3