Is it impossible for the world to live in peace? As this article considers the seventh beatitude in Matthew 5:9, it explains that the root problem is spiritual. The author offers the biblical characteristics of peacemakers, and calls us to consider whether we are peacemakers.
Is the Bible not enough? Often this is the question asked by people who object to having confessions in the church. Looking at the origin of creeds and confessions, the author gives reasons why the church needs them. The focus is given to the Ecumenical Creeds and the Reformation Creeds.
This article shows that there are times when Christians face spiritual desertion. However, it also shows how to deal with this experience and how God in his grace can cure someone of this feeling of spiritual desertion.
The characteristics of a person who is spiritually mature are stability, proper self-esteem, being objective and impartial, the ability to deal with failure, and taking responsibility for one's actions. Spiritual maturity is crucial for the healthy life of the church. Let this article explain.
While arguing that Christian stewardship encourages care for the environment, this article shows that it is different from the call made by the environmentalists. These are two different belief systems with different practical results.
Do Christians still struggle with sin after being saved? Can they still feel wretched? Romans 7 has been a point of discussion on this matter. How should we understand it? This article highlights different interpretations, with the author giving his own.
Have you had times when it seemed as though your prayer was just bouncing off the ceiling? This article will encourage you to pray again. Learn how the Mediator does his work as you pray to the Father. This article focuses on Revelation 8:1-6.
Should the worship service be free or have a certain order? This article focuses on the Reformed order of worship. It first explains the meaning of worship and then looks at the reason for order in worship. The author also discusses the votum and the salutation at the beginning of the worship service.
The temptation to compromise on the truth of God is rampant in our time. Through the life of the prophet Micaiah we are challenged in this article to see what it means to stand for God’s truth. We are faced by humanism and other influences tempting Christians to compromise. Yet we are also encouraged to see God is vindicating sound doctrine.
What does it mean to be mature? Can I know if I am maturing? This article shows how God recreates us, and it shares some characteristics of a mature Christian. This is good article for self-examination.
Have you heard about the Green Bible? Can printing a Bible with green letters make Christians more conscious about the issues confronting the environment? This article gives a good discussion on this topic.
A treasure is something that is worth keeping. However, should Christians keep treasures on earth? What did Jesus mean when he spoke about treasure on earth and treasure in heaven? Should Christians work to be rich or not? These questions are given some consideration in this article.