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Christian Singer Mandisa Skips Grammys 2014 Because of Faith, Wins 2 Awards Anyway

BY MORGAN LEE , CHRISTIAN POST REPORTER

The day after winning two Grammys for "Best Contemporary Christian Music Song" and "Best Contemporary Christian Music Album," Christian music artist Mandisa explained why she decided to skip out on the awards ceremony.

"I have been struggling with being in the world, not of it lately. I have fallen prey to the alluring pull of flesh, pride, and selfish desires quite a bit recently," she wrote on her Facebook, including a reference to 1 John 2:15-16.

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Fla. Man Who Tricked Girlfriend Into Taking Abortion Pill, Killing Unborn Baby, Sentenced to 13 Years in Prison

A 29-year-old Florida man who tricked his ex-girlfriend into taking an abortion pill, causing her to miscarry at six weeks, was sentenced on Monday to 13 years and eight months in federal prison.

"I don't believe Mr. Welden's an evil person, but he committed an evil act, and he's going to pay the consequences," said U.S. District Judge Richard Al Lazzara, according to The Tampa Tribune.

John Andrew Welden apologized for tricking his girlfriend at the time, Remee Jo Lee, into taking an abortion pill in May 2013 after finding out that she was pregnant.

"I've caused everyone a huge amount of emotional pain," Welden said before the court. "What I've done will stay with me every day for the rest of my life." He added that he spoke with "the most humble and remorseful heart" and wanted to express "sincere contrition" for his actions.

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Ravi Zacharias: Popular Christian Apologist Speaks to 3,500 at Mormon Temple; Asks Faiths to Oppose 'Lost Morality' Together

BY MORGAN LEE , CHRISTIAN POST REPORTER

Christian apologist and writer Ravi Zacharias addressed 3,500 evangelicals and Mormons at the LDS Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, Utah, asking that people from the two faiths stand together to oppose "relativism" and "lost morality." 

The two-day "Freedom and Friendship" event held last Friday and Saturday marked the second time that Zacharias had spoken at the Tabernacle. The apologist's first meeting occurred 10 years ago, when he became the first non-Mormon speaker in the Tabernacle in 105 years.

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'Gimme Shelter' Review:

An Emotional, Pro-Life Story That Shows Christian Charity

BY EMMA KOONSE, CHRISTIAN POST REPORTER

"Gimme Shelter" offers a stunning look at adolescent homelessness and pregnancy in a film that reminds us of the meaning of compassion and the importance of hope, in theaters today 

Director Ronald Krauss has helmed a hard-hitting film about the options young mothers are faced with in today's society. His cast includes A-list actors that include Vanessa Hudgens, Brendan Fraser, Rosario Dawson and James Earl Jones, among others.

"Gimme Shelter" is based on a true story about Apple Bailey, an impoverished teenager who flees from her drug-addicted mother in a plight to save her unborn baby.

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Interview: Pastor Robert Jeffress on Heaven and End Times Prophecy, Including Obama Paving Way for Antichrist?

BY MELISSA BARNHART , CP REPORTER

DALLAS, Texas – Pastor Robert Jeffress, senior pastor of the 11,000-member First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, has released a new book that answers people's most pressing questions about heaven and what the end times will look like to Christians and those who do not believe in Jesus Christ.

In an interview with The Christian Post on Thursday, Pastor Jeffress spoke about what has become the most controversial part of his book, Perfect Ending: Why Your Eternal Future Matters Today, in which he highlights how President Barack Obama's policies are paving the way for a future world dictator, known as the Antichrist.

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