Day: September 8, 2022

News Of The Day – September 8th

Zambian Christians celebrate The Bible Being translated Into Their Native Tongue

In yet another sign we are living in the last days, Christians in Zambia, Africa, are celebrating the latest milestone in Bible translation, the creation of Bibles written in their native tongues. by Wycliffe Associates, an organization that offers Bible translations in countless languages. Currently, over 5,000 people are working in Zambia to translate the Bible into 20 native languages. Believers in Mansa, Zambia, were reportedly dancing after they got to read and listen to the reading of the New Testament in Aushi, their native language, for the first time. Read more about the translation here.


Christian School Apologizes For Baptizing 100 Children Without Notifying Parents

Northwood Temple Academy, a Christian school in Fayetteville, North Carolina, baptized 100 students last week without telling parents what was happening. The head of the school, Renee McLamb, apologized to parents via an email later that night. She said that students were involved in “Spiritual Emphasis Week,” which basically involved a few short chapel services. However three scheduled baptisms turned into 100. McLamb said that most of the parents that contacted her were glad, but some were unhappy with the move because some of the children were already baptized. Read more about the controversial action here.


Christian teacher Jailed For Refusing To Use Gender Neutral Pronoun

A teacher in Ireland was jailed this week for violating a court order forbidding him from going to the school where he works, after he was put on administrative leave during disciplinary proceedings over his refusal to use a student’s new name and gender-neutral pronouns. When a student at a secondary school in County Westmeath said they wanted to transition, Enoch Burke, who teaches German, history, politics and debate, reportedly refused to use their name and pronouns, saying it went against his Christian beliefs. When Burke kept showing up at work anyway, police were called and Burke arrested. Read more about the arrest here.


Archeologists Dig up Ivory Referenced In 1 Kings And Amos

Archaeologists have found evidence of a luxury item mentioned in the Bible: tiny ivory panels that would have been embedded on wooden furniture of the high and mighty during the First Temple period in ancient Jerusalem, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced on Monday. The panels were likely used on a reclining couch, the archaeologists suggest. The ivory panels were found in the archaeological site formerly known as the Givati parking lot, next to the Old City of Jerusalem,  in a monumental building that had apparently been destroyed during the Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem in the year 586 B.C.E. Read more about the discovery here. 

Spetember 8th – Romans 7:18

Romans 7:18

Christian author, Lysa TerKeurst once wrote, “You are more than the sum total of your feelings and perfectly capable of that little gift from Jesus called self-control.” Being a Christian means no more excuses for sin or being satisfied with merely the desire to do better. And no more saying, “I can’t help it, the temptation is too great.” Jesus faced every temptation we ever will. And the same power He had to walk in righteousness is available to us. Satan knows our weakness. And He takes great glee in dangling the carrot of sin before us. But God has always been one step ahead. He knew left to our own devices, we’ll choose sin every time. That’s why in His great love and mercy, He provided a way out. When we receive Christ as our Savior, the Holy Spirit indwells us. And through Him we have the strength to triumph over sin, win every battle, and overcome any temptation. So claim the power that is yours, and never again fear the enticement of the Enemy!