Navigating the complicated terrain of judging others as Christians. How can we reconcile the teachings of Jesus in Matthew 7:1 with the broader Scriptural mandate to evaluate actions righteously? Learn the distinction between righteous and condemnatory judgments and how to balance the two in a Christian life.
Cloning is not a reproductive option presently available to couples; but, someday it may be. Thus, it warrants some attention.
Satan's world is becoming more and more immoral and sinful, and forcing Christians to participate in its sins. True Christians are now in a bind if having to decide whether to get canceled, lose their job, or even be prosecuted or persecuted for their beliefs. What will you do?
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 →
The Bible contains references to the use of capital punishment in both the Old Testament and the New Testament. In the Old Testament, capital punishment was prescribed for a variety of offenses, including murder, adultery, rape, and blasphemy, among others. The death penalty was often carried out by stoning, beheading, or by other means.
In the New Testament, Jesus teaches that the commandment “You shall not murder” (Exodus 20:13) is a central part of the moral law. He also teaches that people should love their neighbors as themselves (Mark 12:31) and that they should turn the other cheek when wronged (Matthew 5:38-39). These teachings of Jesus have been interpreted by some as indicating a general principle of non-violence and a rejection of the death penalty.
On the other hand, some Christian traditions have understood the New Testament to affirm the principle of government authority and the right of the state to use the death penalty as a means of punishment and deterrence. These traditions have pointed to passages such as Romans 13:1-7, which speaks of the role of government as God's servant for the common good and as an avenger who carries out God's wrath on those who do evil. So. who is correct?
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 →