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The Palestinian Authority just increased part of its budget that pays convicted terrorists and their families. The move comes despite pressure from the United States to end the practice.
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- ‘A Disappointing Moment’: 'Skinny Repeal' Bombs after 3 GOP Senators Defect
Dealing a serious blow to President Donald Trump's agenda, the Senate early Friday rejected a measure to repeal parts of former President Barack Obama's health care law after a night of high suspense in the U.S. Capitol.
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Authorities have busted a sex trafficking ring that was pimping teens in California, Nevada and Texas.
- CBN News in a Minute: Today's Top Headlines – July 28
CBN News in a Minute: Today's Top Headlines – July 28
- Israel Police Prepare for More Riots on Friday
Removing the metal detectors and surveillance cameras before an entrance to the Temple Mount appears to have made little difference as the incitement by Palestinians continues unabated.
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Lyn Balfour's story of military trauma is all too common. But when her PTSD led to the accidental death of her baby boy, something had to change. Now one faith-based non-profit is working to make sure our military members with PTSD don't have to fight this fight alone.
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The Justice Department has filed a brief stating that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not prohibit discrimination against gay and bisexual employees. The court papers were filed Thursday at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit.
- Christian Mag Says Evangelicals Are Wrong to Distrust Muslims - Really?
New research shows white evangelical Christians hold more negative views of Muslims than the rest of America. Here's why they're so concerned about their Muslim neighbors.
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is "taking a little time off" amid reports that he's sick of being in Washington, a spokesperson says.
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Transgender service members will be allowed to continue serving openly until Defense Secretary Jim Mattis receives direction from President Donald Trump to change its policy, America's top military officer announced Thursday.
- Russia Retaliates, Will Boot U.S. Diplomats Over New Sanctions
Russia is retaliating after the U.S. Senate approved a new package of stiff financial sanctions against them.
- New Movie Shows How a Group of Refugees Resurrected a Dead Church
"The power of prayer has everything to do with our story - from the very beginning."
- Makeup Artist Contest Winner Says She Was Disqualified for Her Support of Trump
Makeup artist Gypsy Freeman told The Wichita Eagle that she won the national Saint + Sinner Contest sponsored by Kat Von D Beauty but claims she was later disqualified because of an Instagram post in support of Donald Trump.
- Atheism Drops Dramatically in Russia
The number of Russians who call themselves atheists has fallen by 50 percent in only three years, according to a new poll.
- New House Bill Helps Fund Border Wall
A new House bill will help in funding security for the nation's southern border.
- It's Begun: Fatah, Hamas Call for 'Day of Rage' and the Rocks Are Already Flying
Despite Israel's compliance with Muslim and international demands to remove security upgrades at the Lion's Gate entrance to the Temple Mount, Fatah and Hamas called for a "day of rage" Friday, but the violence began a day early.
- The Voters You Never Thought Would Support Trump
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- 'Religious Freedom Is the First Freedom': Trump's Pick to Fight for Religious Liberty
President Trump is nominating Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback as the ambassador-at-large for International Religious Freedom. If confirmed by the Senate, he'll run the State Department's office which promotes religious freedom through foreign policy.
- Iran Successfully Launches Rocket as North Korea Preps for More Missile Tests
Iran has launched its Simorgh (Phoenix) space launch rocket, which can be used to send satellites into space, state television reported on Thursday.
- Brace Yourself: How Heightened TSA Screening Will Affect Your Travel
Are you taking a trip this summer? You may want to arrive early and be prepared for possible longer lines due to some new rules announced this week by Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration.
The Assemblies of God grew out of the Pentecostal revival, which began in the early 1900s in places such as Topeka, Kansas, and the Azusa Street Mission in Los Angeles. During times of prayer and Bible study, believers received spiritual experiences like those described in the book of Acts. Accompanied by “speaking in tongues,” their religious experiences were associated with the coming of the Holy Spirit on the Jewish feast of Pentecost (Acts 2), and participants in the movement were dubbed “Pentecostals.” The Pentecostal movement has grown from a handful of Bible school students in Topeka, Kansas, to an estimated 600 million in the world today.
Many participants who were baptized in the Holy Spirit during revivals and camp meetings in the early 1900s were not welcomed back to their former churches. These believers started many small churches throughout the country and communicated through publications that reported on the revivals. In 1913, a Pentecostal publication, the Word and Witness, called for the independent churches to band together for the purpose of fellowship and doctrinal unity. Other concerns for facilitating missionaries, chartering churches and forming a Bible training school were also on the agenda.
Some 300 Pentecostals met at an opera house in Hot Springs, Arkansas, in 1914, and agreed to form a new fellowship of loosely knit independent churches. These churches were left with the needed autonomy to develop and govern their own local ministries, yet they were united in their message and efforts to reach the world for Christ. So began the General Council of the Assemblies of God.
Assemblies of God churches form a cooperative fellowship. As a result, the organization operates from the grass roots, allowing the local church to choose and develop ministries and facilities best suited for its local needs.