Can “good people”¬†wind up in hell? “How can God allow nice people to go to hell and bad people to go to heaven?” We all know people whom we value, who seem like genuinely good, kind and honest. But the Bible makes it clear that even these people have sinned and fallen short of God’s […]

Boldness in the Holy Place April 16, 2012 “Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus.” (Hebrews 10:19) In the ancient tabernacle only the High Priest was allowed to enter the “holy of holies” to commune with God, and that only once a year, on the great day of […]

“Christian fasting – what does the Bible say?”……Scripture does not command Christians to fast. God does not require or demand it of Christians. At the same time, the Bible presents fasting as something that is good, profitable, and beneficial. The book of Acts records believers fasting before they made important decisions (Acts 13:2; 14:23). Fasting […]

“What is Christian fanaticism?”……Fanaticism is typically defined as "excessive, irrational zeal." Fanaticism can develop within a variety of different traditions, but this does not mean these traditions are in their very nature fanatical. Non-fanatical forms of various traditions do indeed exist, including non-fanatical Christianity, non-fanatical Islam, and non-fanatical secularism. For the purposes of this article, […]

“What does the Bible say about Christian fathers?”……Answer: The greatest commandment in Scripture is this: "Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength" (Deuteronomy 6:5). Going back to verse 2, we read, "So that you, your children and their children after them may fear […]

Does God's saving grace require a change in lifestyle? For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God […]

Imitators of Christ…1 Corinthians 11:1…1 And you should imitate me, just as I imitate Christ.…The apostle Paul urges us to be imitators of God, our heavenly Father. But how are we to imitate a God we cannot see? Are we to dress like Jesus' dressed, or does this admonition go much deeper? What's at the […]