There is an old saying that ignorance is bliss (i.e., great joy or happiness). However, if a person does not understand the importance of implementing biblical teachings in his (or her) own life, that person’s relationship with God is likely to be considerably less than it would be if that person did implement more […]
Before attempting to answer the basic question posed by this article, it is necessary to make clear what we mean by the term gamble. According to Webster’s Dictionary, the term gamble means “to play games of chance for money or some other stake.” However, Webster also indicates that gamble can mean “to take a […]
Virtually everyone usually wants to be told the truth when someone is communicating with them. However, when at least some – or, perhaps, many – of these same people are communicating with someone, they do not always make statements that are true (i.e., they lie).
Before we attempt to answer the primary question posed by […]
Evidently, a lot of people, particularly Christians, think that, if they conduct themselves according to biblical teachings, they can have joy, regardless of whether or not they have happiness. In other words, these people make a distinction between the terms happiness and joy. But does the Bible actually make a distinction between happiness and […]
The lifestyles of a number Christians seem to indicate that these people live their life without much concern as to how they may influence other people. This is contrary to New Testament teachings that Christians should live a holy lifestyle. And, when Christians live a holy lifestyle, they can have a positive influence on […]
People who can be characterized as either agnostics or atheists are skeptical, or do not believe, that Christians and, perhaps, others who believe in the existence of God, will actually have an eternal (i.e., everlasting) life. Although there are many scriptures in the Bible that support the belief that Christians will live forever, most, […]
In the Bible, Revelation 20:7-9 indicates that during the so-called “Last Days” of the world, immediately following the millennial (1,000-year) reign of Jesus Christ after He returns to the earth (i.e., His second advent), Gog and Magog will be threatening to attack Jerusalem (“the beloved city”). This raises the question as to which current […]
Before we proceed with a discussion of “deliberate sins,” we will define what we mean when we use that term in this article. Webster’s Dictionary defines deliberate as “premeditated” and indicates that premeditated refers to something that is thought out or meditated beforehand. Thus, a sin that is committed inadvertently or spontaneously is not […]
There are many important decisions that people need to make during their lifetime, but is there one particular decision that is more important than all the others? Among the important decisions to be made are the following:
Whether or not to attend college.
If the decision is to attend college, which one?
Whether or […]
Everyone has personal problems, although these problems differ as to their type, their severity, and their frequency. Among these problems are the following:
Lack of wisdom
Poor physical health
So, does the Bible provide any encouragement with regard […]