Kirk Cameron is well known as the Hollywood star of the hit series “Growing Pains” and of the popular film series “Left Behind.” What many people don’t know is that he is also a passionate Christian with a strong command of Scripture.
Recently Kirk hosted Trinity Broadcasting Network’s Praise the Lord music, ministry, and talk show, where he took a moment to challenge the individuals who denigrate the Bible and the message of the Gospel.
Kirk told the TBN audience that people often challenge him on his beliefs, saying, “You don’t really believe all that Bible stuff do you, that God created the world in six days, and that Jesus was born of a virgin, and that he rose from the grave?”
Kirk said that he answers them in the same way: “’I absolutely believe that,’ I tell them. ‘I believe it 100 percent.’ And I’ll look at them and ask: ‘How about you? You don’t really believe your story, right?’
“And they’ll ask, ‘What do you mean?’ And I’ll say, ‘Well, you guys like to make fun of things like the Old Testament’s law concerning eating shell fish. But your own story says that your ancestors WERE shell fish — that they crawled out of the sea and grew legs, became animals and eventually became you! You don’t really believe all of that, do you?’”
Watch this short TBN video as Kirk Cameron humorously tears down the absurd beliefs of some “experts” who deny Scripture.
Major League Baseball great Darryl Strawberry appeared on Trinity Broadcasting Network’s Praise the Lord ministry and talk show with wife Tracy, where they talked about the need for people, and couples, to be changed by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Darryl and Tracy are open about the struggles they walked through earlier in their marriage, and how they learned to put their trust in God and depend on His power to see them through every moment. “There is nothing in our own willpower that can cure the character defects that are inside of us,” said Tracy — “the past, the hurts, the harmful things and the toxicity of this world, the sin and the scars that come with it. Only the power of the Holy Spirit can come in and change our hearts and relieve us of those defects through the image and likeness of Christ. He turns your character into the very character of Christ, when you put Him first.”
Darryl told the TBN audience that it was only when he and Tracy surrendered themselves fully to Christ that they could be transformed into the image that Christ wanted to create within them. “Psalm 46:10 says ‘Be still and know that I am God,’” he noted. “You have to have that certainty within that He is God in every situation. And then He can train you up into what He wants you to be.”
Speaking of their relationship, Darryl said that he and Tracy had to come to the determination that “God is first on her side and on my side. Until we got to the point of having that right foundation, we couldn’t come together as a couple and have the joy and unity He created for us. We can only make this complete with God. He has to rule and reign in each of our lives.”
This is a TBN video you’ll want to watch several times!
Historian David Barton has researched the Judeo-Christian foundations of America for many years, and has a pretty good handle on just why this nation has been one of the most blessed in history: For much of its existence the United States of America has acknowledged God as the source of its blessing. But what about the future?
Speaking recently on Trinity Broadcasting Network’s Praise the Lord program, David visited with TBN hosts Matthew Crouch and Laurie Crouch about just what makes a nation blessed — or cursed — before God. “When you and I die, we’ll stand before God someday and be judged for what we’ve done, but nations won’t be,” explained David. “God will not resurrect the Soviet Union someday and say, ‘Why did you do what you did? … Nations get judgement right now, and they get blessings right now. So what nations do in relation to their political policy will result in a blessing or judgement.”
He pointed out, for example, that if a nation follows the scriptural counsel to bless Israel, “God can bless that. But if you don’t side with Israel, God’s going to have trouble with that.”
Watch this timely video to see how God often expresses both blessings and judgement on nations.
Naghmeh Abedini was a guest on Trinity Broadcasting Network’s Praise the Lord program, where she spoke about her husband Saeed, an Iranian-American pastor imprisoned in Iran for sharing Jesus with his native people.
In her poignant, emotional testimony, Naghmeh recalled how she came to Christ through the witness of her brother, and how her Muslim parents, who opposed her Christian commitment, eventually came to Christ as well.
Raised in Idaho, Naghmeh met her future husband in church on a trip back to her native Iran. As a young couple the two were arrested numerous times for boldly sharing the gospel. In 2012, Saeed, who pastored in Idaho, was arrested during a missions trip to Iran and sentenced to eight years in prison for sharing his faith.
During her TBN interview Naghmeh shared powerfully about how God has covered her and her children during this trial they are facing, and how they are still believing — along with countless thousands of people across the world who are standing with them in prayer — that God will deliver Saeed and bring him back to his family.
Naghmeh’s testimony will touch you deeply and give you a sense of the price many people around the world are paying for following Christ. Watch the powerful TBN video clip, and then Click Here to watch the entire interview and testimony with Naghmeh Abedini, which begins at 1 hour, 5 minutes into the program.
In 1982 Ian McCormack, a young atheist seeking for adventure, was diving off the island of Mauritius when he was stung by five deadly box jellyfish. Recently on Trinity Broadcasting Network’s Praise the Lord show Ian, now a pastor, told the story of how Jesus came to him in the throes of death and led him to salvation — and back to life.
Ian related to the TBN audience that as his body lay in the ambulance, “I felt time slow down…. I saw the ambulance door swing open and they raced me into the hospital to try to take my blood pressure, and I had no pulse…. And I heard the doctors tell me to keep my eyes open or I would die.”
Ian recalled that he could not keep his eyes opened, and as he closed them “I immediately flat-lined and in a second I was out of my body.”
Watch this powerful TBN video as Ian shares how he was taken to hell and how Jesus brought him back to life and into his destiny. And Click Here to watch the entire interview with Ian McCormack, which begins at 1 hour into the program.