How to help men addicted to pornography? Build a relationship, learn to speak the truth in love, confront in love, be gospel-centred. These are the four ways discussed in this article.
How to talk with children about sex? This article points to three things Jesus gave parents to provide godly sex education.
How to help people struggling with pornography? In counseling people who are addicted to pornography the goal is not behavior modification, but a change of heart. This article examines different motives that lead people to pornography and how one can help them.
Reading the Bible, being in a Bible-believing church, finding godly friends, confessing your sin, and celebrating victory can be of great help in fighting addiction to pornography. This is what the article argues for.
How to fight pornography? This article shows that the fight against pornography lies in valuing the biblical understanding of manhood and womanhood. This understanding is an antidote to pornography and what the church can do to promote the biblical view on gender.
Is Hebrews 6:1-8 contrary to the doctrine of the perseverance of the saints? After studying some keywords from this text, the article argues that the passage meets the people of God at their greatest need by wooing them to draw not away from, but deeper into the gospel for greater assurance of salvation and confidence in their salvation.
What is predestination? Predestination seeks to express the truth that God has chosen his people before the foundation of the world for eternal salvation. This article gives the biblical ground for this teaching, its place in Reformed theology, and its comfort to the believer.
Can God be known? Knowing God is dependent on his revelation. This article discusses the relationship between God's revelation and his incomprehensibility. It concludes that knowing God is possible because God has revealed himself to us, so that we can know him—not exhaustively, but according to his perfect and wise counsel.
What does it mean that God is eternal? This expresses the truth that there never was a time when God was not, and there never will be a time when God is not.
What is the Trinity? To answer this question this article gives a brief survey of the key people, debates, terminology, and councils that were influential in the development of the doctrine of the Trinity in the first five centuries after Christ.
What does it mean to say that God is gracious, merciful, and patient? God’s mercy means God’s goodness towards those in misery and distress. God’s grace means God’s goodness towards those who deserve only punishment. God’s patience means God’s goodness in withholding punishment toward those who sin over a period of time. This article explains these attributes of God and their implications for the Christian.
What is the meaning of God's self-sufficiency? It means God does not need you. This article shows how God's self-sufficiency should shape both the theology and worship of believers, and what the implications of it are.
What is the meaning of the righteousness of God? God’s righteousness means that God always acts in accordance with what is right. He himself is the final standard of what is right. This article shows how this righteousness is revealed in God's Word and in Christ, which gives the believer assurance of the justice of God.
What are miracles? This article defines miracles as extraordinary manifestations of our covenant Lord. Based on this definition it seek to understand the relationship of the miraculous to both nature and immediacy.
This article will argue that when we read Genesis 1 in its context, it should be understood as a historical account that teaches that God created everything in six 24-hour days. It also argues that the grammatical-historical interpretation should be the principle of interpretation on the creation account.
This article argues that our understanding of Adam and the Genesis account is crucial for Bible interpretation. Denying Adam as a real person in real history has devastating consequences on our understanding of the Bible, of mankind, sin, salvation, and other topics. This article demonstrates how this is so.
What kind of literature is Genesis 1-11? This question is crucial for the interpretation of Genesis 1-11. Therefore to answer the question one must ask: how did the biblical authors treat this? This article concludes that we should take Genesis 1–11 as straightforward, accurate, literal history because Jesus, the apostles, and all the other biblical writers did so.
Was Adam a true historical figure? To answer this question the article looks at the context of the biblical account on the creation of Adam. It concludes that if Adam was not a true historical figure then there is no need for a Saviour. It also means that the Bible cannot be trusted as a source of literal truth.
What is important when considering adoption? There are four things to consider: a quality adoption agency, prepare yourself for the journey, be realistic about the child you are adopting, and remember God has adopted you.
The journey of adoption is not an easy path. This article gives five important factors to consider when one thinks about adopting.
Why is abortion wrong? To answer this question another one must be asked: is the unborn a person? After arguing that the unborn is a person, this article concludes that the unborn, from the moment of conception, has a right to life that is on the same level as infants, children, and adults. Therefore, abortion is simply to end the life of another human being with equal rights and deserving of equal protection.
Why should Christians stand against abortion? After defining what abortion is, this article gives biblical evidence for the pro-life position. It explains why abortion is wrong, gives statistics on abortion, and shows why Christians must stand up and speak out on ethical issues. It then shows how Christians can minister to those facing an abortion.
Why is abortion wrong? This article argues that the biblical teaching on adoption and the incarnation are in opposition to abortion.
What are the challenges of adoption? While adoption is a good thing and Christians should be encouraged to adopt, it also has some challenges. This article addresses those challenge and shows how the church can play a role in assisting adoptive parents.
How are you to listen to a sermon? This article gives three keys to sermon listening: have an open Bible, take notes, and learn to interpret.
Is there a right way of interpreting the Bible? This article looks at the two views of Scripture and its interpretation that have emerged in church history: Scripture's meaning lies only in its primary, historical sense; and Scripture's ultimate meaning lies in its fuller, revelatory sense.
Why is biblical theology needed? Biblical theology is principally concerned with the overall theological message of the whole Bible. This article explains why you need to incorporate biblical theology into your personal study, your church ministry, your theological formulation, and your personal evangelism and disciple-making.
Why was it important that Jesus be God and man? The doctrine of the hypostatic union seeks to explain the joining together of the two natures of Christ. This article looks at the history of this teaching in the Council of Chalcedon. It deals with the importance of this doctrine and its relevance for understanding Christ's work for the believer.
How can you help those who are suffering? What is needed to counsel those who are suffering is a theology of suffering. Such a theology considers who God is, the origins of suffering, the why of suffering, God's response to suffering, and the end of suffering.
The prosperity gospel is one of the deadliest teachings in the world today. After defining it as God’s plan for you to live your best life now, this article gives three areas where it twists Scripture and three ways of countering this twisting of Scripture.
How should preaching address suffering? It is through preaching the sufferings of Christ, preaching as a fellow-sufferer, and preaching the coming kingdom.
Why did Christ suffer? His suffering was part of God's plan before the foundation of the earth. From Revelation 13:8 this article makes its argument.
Did God create evil? To answer this question, another one must be asked: what is evil? This article looks at how Augustine answered both these questions.