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 150 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.

Application of Biblical Teachings

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 […]

Is It Always Wrong to Gamble?

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 […]

Is It Ever Alright to Tell a Lie?

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 […]

Are Happiness and Joy Synonymous?

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 […]

Importance of a Christian Lifestyle

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 […]

Will Christians Actually Have Eternal Life?

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, […]

Which Nations Will Oppose Israel at the Final Confrontation?

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 […]

Deliberate Sins

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 […]

What Is the Most Important Decision a Person Will Ever Make?

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 […]

Praying about Personal Problems

Everyone has personal problems, although these problems differ as to their type, their severity, and their frequency.  Among these problems are the following:

Guilt feelings
Hate feelings
Insufficient money
Lack of wisdom
Mental stress
Physical pain
Poor physical health

So, does the Bible provide any encouragement with regard […]