News Of The Day – July 7th

77 People Who Were Forced To Wait For The Rapture Rescued From Basement

Nigerian police reported they rescued at least 77 people, including 23 children, from a church basement, where pastors told them to stay and to wait for the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Authorities raided the basement of the Whole Bible Believers Church, following a tip by a parent who told authorities her children were missing. Police arrested two church leaders after the raid., who have denied the allegations of kidnapping. The pastors still claim that they were having a seven-day program, with one stating God told him that Jesus was to come by September. Read more about the rescue here.

 

Televangelist Creflo Dollar Admits Teachings On Tithing Were Wrong But Refuses To Apologize

Multimillion-dollar American prosperity preacher, Creflo Dollar, has made a U-turn on tithing, saying he misled his congregation on the topic for many years. He publicly retracted his views on tithing, confessing these teachings were wrong, stating that it was not biblical to tithe but up to individuals to offer according to their heart and ability. Dollar also added that he will not apologize for his past teachings on tithing. The pastor has long been criticized for living a lavish lifestyle. Read more about his retraction here.

 

Mr. T Makes Plea For Prayers For Unity In America

Beloved actor and former professional wrestle, Mr. T, issued a heartfelt message on social media calling for prayer for unity across the nation. In several posts he tweeted, “Happy Birthday America and Happy Independence Day! The Land of the Free and home of the Brave. The Red, the White, and the Blue. In God we Trust! My home sweet home, The Land that I Love! I am so very Grateful to be a citizen of the United States of America, Thank God! We the people; together we stand, divided we fall! Black and white together, we shall overcome someday! The Nation that prays together, stays together!” Read more about his heartfelt request here.

 

Go Fund Me For Two Year Old Who Lost Both Parents In Mass Shooting Reaches Over $2 Million

A fundraiser for a 2-year-old orphan whose parents were killed during the Highland Park, Ill., mass shooting has reached over $2 million dollars, after a concerned citizen set up the charity. The GoFundMe fundraiser for 2-year-old Aiden McCarthy was launched after Aiden’s two parents – Kevin, 37, and Irina, 35 – were killed while attending the Fourth of July parade. The father shielded Aiden with his body, according to local media reports. The McCarthys are immigrants from Russia, and the mother was Jewish. Aiden’s grandparents are taking care of him. His grandfather, Misha Levberg, picked Aiden up from the police station. Read more about the tragedy here.

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