Jesus linked repentance with salvation (Matthew 4:17; Luke 13:3; 17:3).
In Acts 2:38, the term repentance
includes the element of faith. Paul in Ephesus preached turning “to... Read More
Early in church history a powerful movement called Gnosticism denied that the Old Testament was authoritative or even relevant to Christians. (See the ATQ article, What... Read More
According to Scripture, sacrifice was instituted and approved by God. But when worship of the true God was abandoned, blood sacrifice was transformed into a way to magically appease, manipulate, and avert... Read More
Depending on our motives, praying for God’s wrath can be a legitimate cry for justice. That is the cry of the heart you see reflected in such psalms as Psalm 94:1-2:
O LORD, the God... Read More
It’s best that you hold your ground with your husband and let him know, clearly, that you will not tolerate his abusive behavior.
It’s not uncommon at all for an abusive husband to express... Read More
God intended sexual intimacy to mold a man and a woman physically, emotionally, and spiritually into “one flesh” (Genesis 2:24). Seeking a “one-flesh relationship” outside of a long-term,... Read More
Ideology is a major factor. Those dedicated to perpetuating a “sexual revolution” that rejects the biblical ideal of chastity and monogamy have a great deal of influence. Many AIDS activists are opposed... Read More
It isn’t the “Christian ethic” that “denies the sexual experiences and fulfillment to single people that married people enjoy.” It is reality. The Bible and the Christian ethic are based on physiological... Read More
Every living creature instinctively fears death. Like everyone, Christians are human, and like everyone, they fear dying. In crisis situations, fear of death is important to survival. An animal species... Read More
Here are some standards to apply to your TV viewing:
The Reality Test
Even in comedy, unrealistic plots and stereotyped characters often indicate a warped moral... Read More