Choose Life
“I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live…” ~Deuteronomy 30:19
Defending Families
“Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.” ~Phil. 2:4
Equipping The Body of Christ
“You are the light of the world… Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” ~Matt. 5:14-16
Religious Liberty
An individual’s civil rights of religious liberty and freedom of conscience should be affirmed and free from government interference.
General Election Voter Guide
Check out the IFI Voter Guide and stay informed on the major issues!
Ballot Questions: Constitutional Amendments & Referenda
Two proposed changes to the Illinois Constitution will be on the November 4th ballot — one pertaining to crime victims’ rights and the other, elections. In addition, three advisory referenda will be on the ballot.
Sibling-Marriage Equality: Say Yes to Incest
By Laurie Higgins   |   10.22.14
A recent article in The Telegraph titled “Incest a ‘Fundamental Right’, a German Committee Says” was precipitated by the infamous case...
The Solemnization of Matrimony
If Christians are to accept gay so-called marriage, they must accept that our liturgies and our services, our pastors and priests, our forefathers and foremothers have been for centuries wrong about the meaning of marriage.
Learn About the Preachers of the 18th Century!
By David E. Smith   |   10.21.14
Once again, we are pleased to announce the return of Pastor Dan Fisher and his presentation titled Bringing Back The Black Robed Regiment to the state of Illinois. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about our Christian heritage and the forgotten lessons of our past, while encouraging pastors and Christian lay people to be active stewards of God's gift of self-government.
A Church in Exile
Religion, and maybe Ebola, owned the news this week. From the confusion and public relations nightmare at the Vatican over the Synod’s Relatio, to the Caesarism of Annise Parker and the City of Houston subpoenaing sermons from pastors, it has been a busy week for the religion beat.
New Figures Show ‘Gay Marriage Tidal Wave’ Is Only a Trickle
Insistent media messages claim surging and overwhelming public support for redefinition of marriage but recent numbers from major surveys and the Census Bureau tell a very different story.
AFTAH Banquet Sat., Oct. 25: “Can You Be ‘Gay’ and Christian?”
By David E. Smith   |   10.20.14
Is homosexuality compatible with Christianity? Can you be proudly “gay” and Christian? How do I reach out to my ‘gay’...
Marriage Shapes Better Adults Before it Builds Better Kids
A recent Washington Post piece acknowledges that “children with married parents are better off” but simultaneously claims “marriage isn’t the reason why.” The report cites research at Brookings Institution suggesting that higher family income, more educated parents, and better parenting skills help explain the so-called “marriage advantage,” not the institution of matrimony itself.
IFI Featured Video
Ryan T. Anderson and the Future of Marriage