Training Children for Financial Responsibility
Train your children to avoid financial pitfalls, with the focus on being a faithful steward of all with which God blesses you. Reflect upon this important topic with Jason Jackson of the Christian Courier.
Zechariah’s Amazing Prophecy of the Betrayal of Christ
Bible prophecy is one of the most powerful evidences of the divine origin of the Scriptures. Here is a truly remarkable prophecy from the book of Zechariah.
The Curse of Covetousness
Wealth can be a great blessing if used in God’s service. But covetousness is a curse.
John Tetzel’s Indulgences
The practice of selling “indulgences” is a part of Catholicism’s sordid history. This week’s Penpoints deals with an amusing incident in the ministry of John Tetzel, one tragic character in this apostate movement.
Spiritual people will feel compassion for the poor. But do we always exercise wisdom in our efforts to help? Let us reflect upon some principles relative to assisting the needy.
Where Does the Bible Condemn Gambling?
Why do so many Christians label gambling as a “sin” when the Bible doesn’t specifically condemn gambling?
We have all sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). Often we deceive ourselves, thinking that we can escape immediate consequences. After all, we can change someday — some convenient season. Actually, we can not avoid the destructiveness of habitual sin (Hebrews 3:12-13). Let us learn from several who were caught in the act that we might always take sin seriously.
Of Fathers and Their Sons
What can a father do to protect his children from Satan’s grasp? A wise dad will have a plan in place, well before the challenging teen years.
Notes from Isaiah 55
In the book of Isaiah (55:1ff) there is a thrilling prophecy of the salvation that was to be made available as a result of the promised Messiah’s victory over death.
The Christian and Bribery
Biblical ethics would never allow the faithful Christians to engage in practices commonly known as bribery.
The Berkeley Project
This is a review of the Berkeley Project, supposedly designed to clone Jesus Christ.
Did Matthew Blunder?
Matthew, in appealing to a prophecy, seems to attribute it to Jeremiah, whereas the Old Testament has it in the book of Zechariah. Critics, in characteristic fashion, have charged Matthew with an error.
Does 1 Corinthians 16:1-2 Constitute a Binding Pattern?
Some attempt to argue that Christians are not commanded to give a weekly contribution based on 1 Corinthians 16:1-2.
What Is a Publican in the New Testament?
Jewish tax collectors were hated in the first century. But Jesus loved them anyway, and they form the basis of an interesting profile study on Christ’s ministry.
National Center for Science Education & Evolution
The charge that evolution “is in danger of being banished from our schools” is a lie—a lie being perpetrated for the sole purpose of attempting to raise money.
The Tragedy of Racism
Many have been racist out of ignorance or weakness. Others, with a more ingrained disposition, have sought to defend it.
The Work Ethic
We are living in a time when the “work ethic” is suffering enormously. More and more people want to do less and less for higher pay.
An Analysis of the “Salvation Army”
The “Salvation Army” is an organization that is applauded by most in our society. Undeniably, this group does implement numerous acts of benevolence among the needy. But is this all there is to Christianity? Do good deeds substitute for doctrinal soundness? Read this article carefully and put this issue in balance.
Is Gambling a Moral Issue?
Is gambling a “moral” issue? Some suggest that it is not; it is merely a pragmatic issue.
Haggai 1:6 – A Bag with Holes
The Old Testament prophet Haggai instructs us on what is really important — and what is not.