THE shocking, heartbreaking news of suicide does not end in the lives of relatives and friends. Rather, it opens up a new storyline of jumbled feelings of compassion and anger, pain, sadness and guilt. And it begs the question: Can we have any hope for our friend or family who took his or her life that they may receive a resurrection?
There are literally tens of millions of unborn babies that are intentionally aborted each year, which is a number greater than the country of Chile, in fact, it is greater than the population of many countries. The modern woman has offered many reasons for their getting an abortion: having been sexually assaulted, to young, unable to afford a child, not having a stable relationship, preventing her from pursuing an education or from furthering her career, or simply not wanting to be a single mother. Other women, many, however, view abortion as murder of an unborn child, so they see it as morally wrong. What does the Bible say?
Hebrews 13:4 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 4 Let marriage be honorable among all, and let the marriage bed be without defilement, for God will judge sexually immoral people* and adulterers. * Sexual Immorality: (Heb. zanah; Gr. porneia) A general term for immoral sexual acts of any kind: such as adultery, prostitution, sexual relations between people... Continue Reading →
Authored by Edward D. Andrews For a full disclosure, this author was a correction officer at a maximum security prison for a time and worked on death row numerous times, as well as working at the time of an execution. EDWARD D. ANDREWS (AS in Criminal Justice, BS in Religion, MA in Biblical Studies, and MDiv... Continue Reading →
No one or thing can cause us to get angry. No one or thing can cause us to be jealous. No one or thing can cause us to commit a crime. However, there are contributing factors that could compel us to get angry, be jealous or commit a crime. We might have a troubled childhood,... Continue Reading →
Government affects our lives daily. It tells us how fast to drive. It regulates our commerce. It protects us from foreign and domestic strife. Yet we rarely take the time to consider its basic function. What is a biblical view of government? Why do we have a government? What kind of government does the Bible... Continue Reading →
Edward D. Andrews Our view of authority, as Christians, is different from those who walk blindly in this world. Christian children follow the authority of their parents and school. Christian adults follow the authority of their spouse, their employers, and the government under which they live. Paul says, “Children, obey your parents in the Lord,... Continue Reading →
As was His custom, Jesus then turned the discussion toward His mission. He informed Pilate that His kingly role was identified with testifying “to the truth. Everyone on the side of the truth listens to me” (18:37). Pilate’s response has become legendary: “What is truth?” (18:29). Was it a serious question? sarcastic? We simply do... Continue Reading →
“Pro-life groups are optimistic about the effectiveness of ultrasound technology in persuading pregnant women to choose giving birth over having an abortion. Ultrasound technology has played an important role in helping pregnant women realize that the fetuses they carry are “alive and vulnerable.’” At conception, according to the Bible, we are talking about a living,... Continue Reading →
1 Peter 3:16 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 16 having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame. What does s sailor or navigator of vessels at sea, a hiker trekking through the mountains, the pilot of an aircraft flies his plane... Continue Reading →