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Christian living is a life led by those that are “in Christ”. The Bible is full of examples and exhortations that encourage a Christian to continue to walk in the light (1 John) and not fall back (Hebrews).
You may be wondering why this is even a question? Obviously, Christmas is a religious holiday for Christians all over the world. In fact, it is probably considered to be the de facto religious holiday on the Christian calendar. However, [more]Categories: Christian LivingTags: authority, Jesus, worship
Being able to receive wisdom from God – the creator of the universe – would be a treasure! But what is it and how would one receive wisdom from God? The apostle James focuses some on this topic in his [more]Categories: Christian LivingTags: definitions, Holy Spirit, prayer, proverbs, special revelation, theology
Man’s free moral agency suggests that a person is free to make their own choices. Specifically, they are free to make their own decisions about what’s right and wrong. Free moral agency implies or assumes that:
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In his first letter to Timothy, Paul makes a statement that deserves a closer look. When he says in 1 Timothy 2:153 that women should be saved through childbearing some immediate questions might arise. For example, is Paul saying that [more]Categories: Christian Living, Salvation, WorshipTags: authority, church, egalitarianism, passage exegesis, righteousness, salvation
God’s physical blessing of health and wealth in this life is often coined as the “prosperity gospel.” This ‘health and wealth’ doctrine claims that God wants what’s best for you…in this life. Good health and wealth beyond your imagination! It [more]Categories: Christian LivingTags: false teachers, false teaching, God's character, providence, righteousness
Profanity, cursing, swearing….four-letter words! It’s language that is generally not acceptable in “proper” or professional settings. But can’t a Christian use profanity in certain situations? Like when you stub your toe at night? Or when you slice it left into [more]Categories: Christian LivingTags: heart, righteousness
Becoming a member of the church can mean a couple of different things. Depending on where you live, there are probably many different “local” churches. Within the Christian faith, these “churches” meet at a certain place, at certain designated times, [more]
There are a couple of Old Testament stories where we see Abram lie about Sarai, or so it appears. In Genesis 12 and again in chapter 20, we find Abram and Sarai in similar situations that call for a plan. [more]Categories: Christian LivingTags: God's character, Old Testament, sin
This site is dedicated to answering Bible questions, but can we really answer every Bible question? This is potentially an important baseline or boundary for our faith. For [more]Categories: Christian LivingTags: authority, Bible, faith, prophecy, providence, special revelation, truth, Word of God
A major debate regarding homosexuality has traditionally revolved around the “nature vs. nurture” discussion. Whether or not someone may be born with a “gay gene” was popular in the early 2000’s (and never proven) or other genetically-induced tendencies is still [more]Categories: Christian LivingTags: doctrine, righteousness, sin, truth
Many of the cultural norms regarding marriage are under assault today. As a result, it’s important to reflect on how Biblical marriage is defined and described. United States marriage trends published from Pew Research (February, 2019) [more]Categories: Christian LivingTags: authority, church, definitions, truth, Word of God
Slavery is a very negative and racially charged word in today’s culture. The idea that anyone would condone slavery, or even tolerate its practice, is almost appalling on its face. This context may be alarming for someone that knows little [more]Categories: Christian LivingTags: egalitarianism, Old Testament, Word of God
Joy is a readily understood word, so a Christian’s joy may seem to be self-evident. As a word, “joy” means pretty much the same in the English as it does in the Greek – the language in which the New [more]Categories: Christian LivingTags: definitions, faith, false teachers, Greek words, heaven, obey, premillennialism, righteousness, salvation, TULIP
Hearing the gospel is certainly one way for an individual to come to know about God’s will. When somebody hears the “good news” they learn about Jesus, His mission on earth and God’s plan for mankind’s [more]Categories: Christian Living, SalvationTags: authority, Bible, calling on the Lord, gospel, miracles, prayer, salvation, Scripture, special revelation, Word of God
At the intersection of religion and politics is influence. Specifically, can the righteous influence unrighteous leaders? Of course, there are all kinds of religious interest groups attempting to influence policy one way or the other. But what about individual influence?
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Do you pray to Jesus or God? Have you ever thought about the mechanics of your prayers? Maybe you haven’t or you think it doesn’t really matter. To be sure, many Christians today pray to Jesus…and God the Father…and even [more]Categories: Christian LivingTags: God, Jesus, prayer, sinners prayer
“Follow your heart” is a common refrain from those in the world. Or maybe you’ve heard someone say, “the heart wants what the heart wants?” Telling someone to “follow your heart” is usually meant to be aspirational and reassuring. [more]Categories: Authority, Christian LivingTags: accountability, heart, judgment, obey, Old Testament, proverbs, providence, special revelation
Judge not, that you be not judged.1 Right out of Jesus’ sermon on the mount and one of the most quoted phrases from scripture. It speaks to the issue of judging others. [more]Categories: Christian LivingTags: doctrine, false teachers, heart, judgment, passage exegesis, righteousness