Harvey Armour

About Harvey Armour

For more than 35 years, under the auspices of Crown Financial Ministries and Calvary Baptist Church of Winston-Salem, NC, Harvey Armour taught seminars on personal money management and counseled with people in need of personal financial counseling. Based upon the knowledge he gained in teaching the seminars and in counseling people, Mr. Armour has written more than 40 articles on personal financial management. And, as a result of his longtime interest in finding credible answers to difficult questions regarding spiritual matters, Mr. Armour has also written more than 130 articles regarding difficult biblical matters, based upon information he has gathered from extensive studying of the Bible and various other sources. Mr. Armour has a BBA degree, with a concentration in accounting, from the University of Texas at Arlington, and an MBA degree, with a concentration in Finance, from the University of North Texas. He also has earned certificates as a Certified Public Accountant and as a Chartered Financial Analyst. Mr. Armour is now retired after more than 30 years in asset management . He is married and has two grown children – a son and a daughter. He has lived in Winston-Salem, NC since June 1973, and has been a member of Calvary Baptist Church since 1974.

Is Getting Drunk a Serious Sin?

Is getting drunk a serious sin, especially for Christians, even if no one else is harmed as a result? In response to this question, we will focus on scriptures that address drunkenness.

[Note:  When we quote Scripture in this article, we use the wording in the New King James Version of the Bible.]

I. 1 Corinthians […]

Is God Always Faithful?

If God is always faithful, why do so many people, including a lot of those who are faithful to Him, suffer from all kinds of hardships and/or tragedies?

Before attempting to answer this question, we want to emphasize that God does not usually cause serious adversities to occur.  One conspicuous exception was the worldwide flood […]

Is Nature Synonymous with God?

Many people believe that the universe, including all forms of life, were created by a Supreme Being who is generally referred to as God.  However, many other people believe that the universe, including all forms of life, came into existence as a result of a completely random universal force they might refer to as […]

Is God Omnipresent?

Scientific evidence suggests that the universe is immense beyond the comprehension of the vast majority of humans.  So, is there reason to believe that God is – or can be – present everywhere throughout the universe at the same time (i.e., omnipresent)?  Let’s consider what the Bible says about where God is present.

[Note:  When […]

Is Every Person a Child of God?

Some people believe that every person is a child of God, whereas other people believe that God’s only children are the Israelites and/or those who have genuinely trusted in Jesus Christ as their Savior.  Which point of view does the Bible support?

We believe the scriptures that follow are the most relevant to resolving this […]

Is It Alright for God, but Not Us, to Be Impatient?

Some people believe the Bible indicates that God is impatient, whereas the Bible contains scriptures that instruct us to be patient.  Does this infer there is a double standard – one for God and another for us – with regard to the matter of patience?  To answer this question, we will consider what the […]

How Can People Really Know What Is Right and What Is Wrong?

The Bible indicates in Revelation 20:11-13 that every person will eventually be held accountable to God for all their deeds.  When the Bible and the laws of our society agree as to what is right and what is wrong regarding particular deeds (or behavior), there should be no uncertainty about whether we should or […]

Did the Ark of the Covenant Have Mystical Powers?

Some people believe that the Ark of the Covenant (also referred to as the Ark of God), which God instructed Moses (in Exodus 25) to build, had mystical powers, but is such a belief supported by accounts that are recorded in the Bible?  To assess the merit of this belief, we will examine the […]

Discrepancies Regarding Various Incidents in Christ’s Life

In the four gospels (i.e., Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John), there seem to be discrepancies in the recording of various incidents in the life of Jesus Christ.  We will address them under two primary categories: healing incidents, and other incidents.

Healing Incidents

Throughout the New Testament, there are numerous recorded incidents of healings by Jesus Christ. […]

Does God Punish Innocent People?

Doesn’t the Bible indicate that a person is not guilty of sin if they do something wrong without knowing it is wrong (i.e., if they sin unintentionally)? Isn’t a person innocent in such circumstances and, therefore, they should not be concerned about being punished by God?

Perhaps surprisingly, the answer to both of these questions […]