Peace of Mind Anyone?

Most people would define peace of mind as the absence of mental stress and anxiety. The expression “peace of mind” conjures up images of Buddha-like composure wherein calm, comfort, and composure are so prevalent that nothing can disturb the one who has peace of mind. An imperturbable, placid person is said to have peace ofContinue reading “Peace of Mind Anyone?”

Will My Pet Go to Heaven?

The Bible does not give any explicit teaching on whether pets/animals have “souls” or whether pets/animals will be in heaven. However, we can use general biblical principles to develop some clarity on the subject. The Bible states that both man (Genesis 2:7) and animals (Genesis 1:30; 6:17; 7:15, 22) have the “breath of life”; thatContinue reading “Will My Pet Go to Heaven?”

Why Did God Make Us from Dirt?

Genesis 2:7 teaches, “The Lord God formed a man from the dust of the earth and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.” With the rest of creation, God had simply spoken things into existence (e.g., Genesis 1:3, 14, 20, 24), but God does things differently withContinue reading “Why Did God Make Us from Dirt?”

For All You Snakes Out There

The reality of hell should affect the way people live. — The importance of making the right choice. Yes, hell is real. Yes, hell is a place of torment and punishment that lasts forever and ever, with no end. I get to choose the outcome. I choose Jesus and life! Praise God that, through Jesus, we canContinue reading “For All You Snakes Out There”

Why Was Jesus Not Respected in His Home Town?

Jesus was working for God. One of many of gifts of Jesus was being a prophet. Jesus goes home to Nazareth. It always feels so good to go home. Yet, Jesus didn’t receive much honor there. The people of Nazareth, who knew him as a child and young man, didn’t have much faith. Jesus didContinue reading “Why Was Jesus Not Respected in His Home Town?”

A Non-Woke Take on Racism

A lot is being written and stated these days regarding the church’s responsibility where the issue of racism is concerned. The torrent of views coming from within and without conservative evangelical circles is mind-boggling and at a minimum, disjointed and confusing. Somehow, the church has been saddled with the responsibility to end racism, and worse,Continue reading “A Non-Woke Take on Racism”

The President Misquoted but the Scripture Still Spoke

President Biden isn’t the first president to misquote Scripture, only the most recent. He did it by quoting Isaiah 6:8, when the prophet answered the Lord’s call with, “Here am I. Send me!” This reference was made in a speech responding to last week’s terrorist attack at the Kabul airport. It was odd. It wasContinue reading “The President Misquoted but the Scripture Still Spoke”

Every Mind Has Two Compartments

Beware of placing our Lord as Teacher first instead of Savior. That tendency is prevalent to-day, and it is a dangerous tendency. We must know Him first as Savior before His teaching can have any meaning for us, or before it can have any meaning other than that of an ideal which leads to despair.Continue reading “Every Mind Has Two Compartments”

Are Christians Allowed to Physically Defend Themselves?

Do Christians have the right to physically defend themselves, and if so, how far can they go? This is an important question, especially considering that Christians are being persecuted all over the world. The answer is simple. We have the right to defend ourselves (Exodus 22:2; Psalm 82:4; Prov. 24:11; Luke 11:21; 22:36) and anContinue reading “Are Christians Allowed to Physically Defend Themselves?”