Is Sexual Self-stimulation Wrong?
Sometimes the most unpleasant topics are worthy of addressing for the benefit of others. That is the case with the theme below.
Three Views of Self
None of us lives an isolated existence. While we see ourselves in a certain light, others may view us quite differently. Our Creator looks at us with absolute accuracy!
The Bible and Self-Esteem
Does the Bible contain the secret to a health self-image?
The New Slavery
Most everyone of the civilized nations finds the practice of human slavery abhorrent. The shocking fact is, however, slavery exists in profusion today, though it is scarcely recognized by most people. Read this engaging article on the “New Slavery.”
B.C. Comic: Free Speech or Hate Speech?
When does one’s expressions of belief become “politically incorrect”? Cartoonist, Johnny Hart, had to answer this question when his recent “B.C.” “Easter” comic strip portrayed an extinguished menorah turning into a cross.
Paul’s Condemnation of Will-Worship
What is “will-worship”? Why did Paul, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, condemn it? Study carefully this article.
Follow Christ or Go to Hell
Can you recognize a good deal when you see it? Evaluate the terms and conditions for following Christ and see if it is worth it. If you are convinced by the evidence that Jesus is the Son of God, certainly you will value the Lord’s teaching on the costs and consequences of discipleship.
Is Suicide the Answer?
Suicide has reached almost an epidemic stage in this country. Many view it as an easy “exit” from this life of hardship and heartache. But is it?
Addicted to Me
Meth ... pot ... fentanyl ... or “ME”? Which addiction has more victims?
What Is the “Gift” of Celibacy in 1 Corinthians 7:7?
It is never right to do wrong. But wrong-doing is compounded even more when one perverts Scripture in seeking to rationalize his evil. This week’s Q&A segment deals with the “gift” of celibacy. What is it?
Congregational Autonomy: Not a Shield for Error
The Scriptures teach that each congregation of the Lord’s body is under self-rule, but with limitations. Sadly, some do not recognize these limitations and jeopardize their fidelity to sound doctrine.
Is Jesus Jehovah?
While some modern day religionists deny the eternal deity of Jesus Christ, the Bible teaches differently. One example of such a conflict is the Watchtower organization’s denial that Jesus is Jehovah.
Jesus and Jehovah
While some modern day religionists deny the eternal deity of Jesus Christ, the Bible teaches differently. One example of such a conflict is the Watchtower organization’s denial that Jesus is Jehovah.
Examine Yourselves!
In dealing with a contentious element in the Corinthian church, and in anticipation of a visit to this congregation, Paul admonished: “Examine yourselves.” Those who are conscientious regarding their own souls will appropriate this principle to their personal beliefs and practices.
Is It a Sin for a Christian To Be Depressed?
“Is it a sin for a Christian to be depressed? I am depressed sometimes, and I feel guilty about it. Can you give me any advice?” Christians should have the “peace that passes all understanding,” which Paul describes in Philippians 4:6-7. But this assurance is conditioned on habitually fighting anxiety through prayer. In life, we will all suffer emotional downturns. But Christians look to Christ for comfort and support, and they will be blessed through the divine promise of peace.
Hand me a pill; my syndrome is bugging me!
Some protest the use of illegal drugs by a glazed-eyed sub-culture, all the while popping pills daily to cope with a variety of problems common to humanity.
What Is Scientology?
Recently Hollywood actor, Tom Cruise, has provided considerable publicity for the movement called “Scientology.” Just what is the nature of this “religion”?
Will Our Children Trust in the Lord?
“Trust the Lord” is a message that must be communicated to our children. They must learn to follow the Lord’s way. God’s way will always be the right way and the best way to live.
Who Made God?
A commonly asked question is this: “Who made God?” Some ask the query sincerely. Others frame it cynically. The answer is the same in both cases.
Coping with Problems
The Bible provides answers to many of our problems.