March 31 Daily Prophetic Word of God
A conservative Christian student at a private college in Florida says he was suspended after he opposed his Muslim professor, who said that the crucifixion of Jesus was a hoax.
Marshall Polston, a 21-year-old sophomore, was suspended from Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla. In late March for being a “threat of disruption.”
According to the Central Florida Post, Polston said he challenged Professor Areeje Zufari during their “Muslim Humanities” class when she said that Jesus wasn’t crucified and that his disciples didn’t actually believe Jesus was God.
Polston said he was then given a grade of a 52 on his next essay.
“I was upset, understandably. I’ve never gotten anything less than straight A’s,” Polston said. “So, I was really interested in figuring out how to possibly improve or at least understand the grade.”
He spoke with the professor, but Polston said she then reported him to the college’s Dean of Safety.
In another of Zufari’s classes, during a discussion of Sharia law, a Muslim student argued that “a good punishment for gays, adulterers, and thieves was the removal of a certain body part, as determined by Sharia law.”
His comments were not reported as unsafe, Polston said.
Later, Polston was asked to report to the dean’s office.
“They made it clear that they had not gotten a report about what the student said, and were more concerned about the danger I was causing to the campus,” Polston said. “What danger? A difference of opinion in a college classroom is nothing out of the ordinary and certainly not dangerous. It was surreal and degrading.”
Rollins College has not released a comment regarding the suspension.
They were asking for prayers because they got involved in a fiery bus crash at South Atlanta. According to Charisma News, the band’s vehicle collided with a car that was stopped on the highway with no lights on which caused it to burst in flames.
But We Are Messengers all gave thanks to God because all of them were able to survive the tragic crash without injuries although everything in the bus was destroyed.
Police spokesman Capt. Mike Ireland reported: “The driver of the bus said as the vehicles were coming to a stop he noticed flames on his left side. He yelled at everyone in the bus to get out.”.
The car that collided on the worship band’s bus caught fire as well but the person inside didn’t manage to escape and died on the spot.
“I’m heartbroken,” said vocalist Darren Mulligan in a Facebook video after the accident, asking for prayers for the family of the man who died in the crash.
“We should have all been dead. But the Lord is good. God’s still good, even in the tragedy that we’ve all been a part of, God is still good,” Mulligan said.
What’s even more surprising after the terrible accident was that, they found a partially burned Bible in the wreckage of their bus. It’s an excerpt from Romans 5 about peace, joy and suffering.
It all started with a desire to make a dream a reality.
The dreams has never died, the thoughts became an obsession, and I found myself an addict.
I was volunteering at a drug rehab outreach here in Wilmington, NC where many addicts were attending, and I was responsible for helping with food, ministry oversight, and helping get the people home safely. The couple caught me off-guard with their question of drug choice, and it took me a moment to properly respond.
You see, my “addiction” is with success and prosperity, and it is a compulsion that may be hard to define, yet is undeniable and can a drug of choice for those who choose it.
I have helped many drug addicts in counseling and ministry, and I see the true need for more help in this area. In working with the addicts through several meetings, I found a portion of the people wanted help in finding freedom from their addictions, while others were simply looking for their next drug supplier.
Obsessed with being free or compelled to find the next fix in a deadly addiction – the compulsion was present in both cases, it was simply how the person reacted that fuel or starved their addictive nature that brought life or death.
Being asked about my drug of choice was an eye-opener for me, because although very grateful for not having a drug addiction, I also had to ask myself what was I compelled and drive towards every day of my life?
There is no neutral in life… you are either moving forward and advancing, or you are going backwards and will soon experience the pain of despair.
As I found myself volunteering with a number of addicts I saw that much like myself, they had a desire to succeed in life, it was just that their drug or alcohol addiction became their focus and therefore was hurting them instead of helping them to live a life of success.
I became an addict to success.
Success has many different meanings depending upon the person who is attempting to achieve it, and those on the outside observing what success looks like in their eyes. My personal definition of success has also evolved many times over the last few decades, yet it has always included moving TOWARDS a set of goals and dreams.
I became an addict of progress and fed my addiction with books, CD’s, mp3’s, videos… and any “success fix” or hack I could ingest. I still do…
So are you feeding a healthy compulsion or are you hoping life will hand you prosperity without your input?
My addiction to success costs me a lot of my money and time on training, retreats, and seminars. I spent countless hours hidden away behind earphones and in the depths of a book, highlighter in hand.
What did it cost me? Everything.
It costs me the money and time that many of my other friends used for not so positive ways…
I see so many people addicted to drugs, alcoholics, and chasing desires that are destructive. Without a desire for success beyond my recognizable means, I could have died a thousand deaths of despair as well. True compulsion can drive you to life or drive you to failure.
I was not always an addict.
I in fact had been taught that if you were born poor then you die poor… life is hard… and people usually always suck! I was truly destined for a life of mediocrity at best, and most likely a life of poverty and destruction.
How did I become addicted, and how can you?
I tasted it.
One taste of success, not in my own life, but through the lives of others is what first sparked my addiction.
You have to read this book!
Look closely at this article…
Go with me to this seminar…
My friends were pushing their drug of success on me until I was hooked, and then I feed the desire myself through the next few decades.
Today before lunch, I have started reading another book, and gone through hours of video training while writing this article. I am hooked and plan on bringing other life addicts along for the ride of success!
I believe success is contagious, or at least the appetite is contagious, and the rest can be taught to those willing to move forward! Stay away from the alcohol and drug addictions and decide to prosper as you become addicted to life and the great possibilities that are available to you!
Discover your keys to success today, and fuel your desire to progress at http://www.prosperwithwayne.com and be sure to feed, or ignite, your desire to succeed today!
A little girl from Chicago who was turning six decided she wanted to use her birthday as an opportunity to help the homeless.
Armani Crews told her mother, Artesha Crews, of her wishes. Artesha said at first she thought her daughter was joking. According to CBN News, Artesha said Armani begged for months to help the homeless.
Artesha then relented: “I said, ‘Okay, we’ll make some sandwiches,’ but that wasn’t enough for Armani. ‘No, I want the same thing we’d have at my birthday,'” the soon-to-be six-year-old said, according to her mother.
So the Crews family bought and prepared all kinds of food–cakes and cookies, as well as food for whole meals–to bring to Chicago’s East Garfield Park neighborhood.
The Crews’ church also pitched in and donated hygiene items and prepared care packages. Armani helped assemble the packages every night, her anticipation growing.
Artesha Crews recalls her daughter’s feelings upon giving up her birthday to help those less fortunate:
“She was excited. She was happy. Everybody was being fed,” her mother said.
About 125 people were fed and had their day brightened by Armani’s plan.
“It was a beautiful thing to see and a blessing,” her mother said. “One man told us that he hadn’t had a hot meal in a long time.”
When asked why she wanted to do this for the homeless, Armani responded, “it was nice to be nice.”
China recently released statistics that reveal that there have been 336 million abortions performed in the country over the past four decades.
According to The Gospel Coalition, this staggering number means that China has sanctioned more abortions in in the last four decades–many of which are forced on women–than the entire population of the world at the time of the Crusades (c. 1100 AD).
Although many are likely familiar with China’s strict “one-child” policy (now a “two-child” policy as of 2015), the actual impact of that policy will likely still be a shock.
Not only have 336 million abortions taken place in China since 1971, but 196 million sterilizations were conducted and 403 million intrauterine devices were inserted.
The Gospel Coalition provides other comparisons that put this vast number of abortion in perspective:
Join us in praying for China and for life to be treated as precious rather than disposable.
Nabeel Qureshi converted from Islam to Christianity after Jesus revealed himself to the searching Muslim man in a dream.
Christian Today reports that Qureshi is currently battling stage IV stomach cancer, but that hasn’t stopped him from sharing his faith. In a recent vlog, he talks about the dream he had of Jesus.
“A lot of people who are leaving Islam and become Christian do so because they have seen Jesus in a dream or a vision. I did receive dreams and visions when I was seeking the truth about Christianity and Islam but I never actually saw Jesus in a dream or a vision. I saw things that led me to the Gospel. I was thrilled to have seen Jesus in a dream. I had been praying for it. I had been asking for guidance and I think I got some,” he shared.
Qureshi also shared what God has been teaching him through his battle with cancer. He ultimately concluded that, although it is sometimes a challenge to have faith, God has everything under control and has a good plan.
“Now, that doesn’t mean I can’t pray for healing but I shouldn’t be motivated by fear,” he said. “I think I was letting that happen to me. This disease is in my Father’s hands.”
Qureshi has written three books on Islam, Christianity, and his conversion. They are titled Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity, Answering Jihad: A Better Way Forward, and No God But One—Allah or Jesus.