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Prophetic Dream? Dolly Parton's New Song Issues Staunch Warning to Believers
Dolly Parton isn't taking a recent dream she had lightly. The iconic country music star says the dream she received months ago is a staunch warning for believers everywhere.
She composed the song called "Don't Make Me Come Down There" and, instead of receiving gifts for her birthday on Jan. 19, she wanted to give the new tune as a gift to the world.
"I finished it as things would come to me, and I just felt like I should drop it on my birthday," Parton says. "It is a song that came to me in a dream and I felt like it was worth putting out there. It's something special. Well, it's special to me."
Spirit-Filled Christian Detained and Forced Into Psych Ward for Testimony
The freedom to worship and testify about one's faith and the workings of God in their life is central to the founding and uniqueness of America.
So, when an award-winning principal, who shares publicly how the Holy Spirit has filled her heart and she received the gifting of tongues, is summarily detained by law enforcement against her will, it shows something has shifted in the spiritual atmosphere of America.
Mary Fulp is the principal of Colony High School in Palmer, Alaska, and the 2022 Alaska Principal of the Year.
Was Mario Murillo Correct to Rebuke Certain Contemporary 'Prophets'?
Was Mario Murillo right to publicly rebuke certain contemporary "prophets? The answer is clear, not only from Scripture, but also from history.
In fact, there is an example from history with amazing parallels to this situation.
Peter Cartwright (1785-1872), for example, was a circuit-riding Methodist revivalist who saw great revival and thousands come to Christ during his many years of ministry. He also encountered and contended with a prophetic movement that based its beliefs and actions on visions, dreams, prophecies and supposed angelic visitations.
Outspoken Christian Actress Cindy Williams Dead at 75
Cindy Williams, the hit actress known for playing Shirley Feeney on the sitcom "Laverne & Shirley," has died according to a statement released from her family. After battling a short illness Williams died at the age of 75.
Williams was outspoken about her Christian faith and deep love for God. Her children Zak and Emily Hudson released a statement, "The passing of our kind, hilarious mother, Cindy Williams, has brought us insurmountable sadness that could never truly be expressed."
Her acting career spanned over the course of 40 years. She had roles in "Laverne and Shirley," "Sam and Cat" and "American Graffiti." In her autobiography "Shirley, I Jest: A Storied Life" she details her childhood and early connection to God.
What Did Andy Stanley Actually Say in Sermon Clip on Gay Christians?
No short of a frenzy has transpired since North Point pastor Andy Stanley's viral sermon clip about gay Christians started circulating across the web. Everyone from pastors to LGBTQ activists have chimed in on a nearly two-minute clip to give their hardline thoughts and opinions.
As many know, a two minute clip that cuts in at the middle of a sentence and ends not long thereafter might not display an entire picture of a message. We researched the scope of Stanley's messages on "The Faith of the Next Generation," over the years he has been preaching on the topic.
What on earth... let this be a lesson. Much evil can be done against you, others and your church under the banner of evangelism. pic.twitter.com/EArWfpTc7r— pagemasta (@AdamPage85) January 23, 2023
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