Because this is a fallen world, we do nothing from entirely pure motives. (See article on Depravity.) As the prophet Isaiah said:
All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our... Read More
Sexuality and individuality are sacred gifts. Although nudity is necessary under certain special circumstances, as when a person is examined by a physician1 or taking a shower in a locker room, indiscriminate... Read More
Many people believe that to forgive someone they must first be willing to forget. By this they mean that they must be able to dismiss from their memory the painful events that caused a break in... Read More
The New Testament is the best documented literary work from ancient times. Over 5,000 manuscripts have survived. Fragments now available date back to the beginning of the second century. Even liberal scholars... Read More
Many non-Christian mystics, spiritists, and occultists have developed their own views of the afterlife on the basis of personal visions. Although some of these experiences may have been life-changing... Read More
Pornography and sexually explicit “educational” videos don’t promote the development of love and intimacy — they undermine it. A married couple may benefit from better knowledge... Read More
There have been some powerful earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes, and other natural disasters recently, but they aren’t unique to our time. Because population density is much higher today than in... Read More
The book of Job has some unusual aspects. The author of the book is anonymous. There is no firm evidence regarding who wrote it or when it was written. It contains no details related to Israel’s... Read More
The voice of conscience and sensitivity to the reactions of others are important elements of moral direction (1 Timothy 1:5). But personal consciences vary. One conscience permits almost anything, while... Read More
When asked this question, most people think of traditional faith systems like Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Confucianism, and Shinto.
The answer is more complicated.