Most people probably think of themselves as honest because they do not engage in what they regard as serious acts of dishonesty. However, it is likely that many of these same people engage at least occasionally in some acts that they regard as no more than insignificant dishonesty. And, perhaps the primary reason a […]
Psalm 14:1a states, “The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God.’” Presumably, such a person also does not believe in heaven or hell. So, if God, heaven, and hell actually do exist, what are the implications for atheists and agnostics? This article will attempt to explain why it is crucial for everyone to […]
Many people, including Christians, evidently have only a vague understanding of what their eternal life will actually be like. Because the Bible indicates that only Christians can be assured of eternal salvation, this article will focus on what eternity will be like for those who are genuine Christians (i.e., people who have sincerely trusted […]
Apparently, many people who pray do not know how to pray effectively (i.e., their prayers do not seem to provide the desired results). What we will attempt to do in this article is to address what is necessary to pray effectively. The topics we will discuss are as follows:
What are the basic functions […]
When Jesus Christ was asked by His inner circle of 12 disciples about what signs would indicate that the End Times for the current world are near, Jesus stated in Matthew 24:7 and Mark 13:8 that one of the signs of the End Times will be earthquakes. And, with regard to the same matter, […]
Although a number of people are not adversarial toward Christianity and may even agree with many, if not most, of its teachings, they are hesitant to make an affirmative decision about becoming a Christian. We will address three primary reasons why many of these people are hesitant to make such a decision.
Reason #1: They […]
Certainly, the vast majority of people in our country do not engage in any form of criminal behavior for which they could be arrested. However, every person engages in a number of behaviors that involve thoughts, words, and/or deeds that the Bible regards as sinful. Nevertheless, many people, including a number of Christians, seem […]
In Matthew 5:3-10, Jesus Christ teaches His inner circle of 12 disciples the following beatitudes:
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the […]
Empirical evidence indicates that most people experience some degree of anxiety, at least occasionally, and that a considerable number of people experience anxiety frequently. These people include many Christians. It is our hope that this article will be beneficial to Christians by providing them with a biblical perspective about anxiety (or worry).
Before we consider […]
Some people have expressed the belief that the first chapter in the Old Testament book of Ezekiel pertains to extraterrestrial beings from another world. In an effort to determine if this belief has validity, we will focus on what we regard as the most relevant verses in that chapter.
[Note that when we quote Scripture […]