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  • What does “Salted with Fire” mean in Mark 9:49?

    Let’s read the full passage, which starts with verse 42 and continues to the end of the chapter: 42 “If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them if a large millstone were hung around their neck and they were thrown into the sea. 43 If your hand causes […]

  • Does the Bible say the Earth is Flat or Spherical?

    The Earth is not flat as flat-earthers claim and the Bible does not support this theory. The curious flat earth position can be refuted on both natural and biblical grounds. As far as physical evidence goes, other celestial bodies—like the moon, the sun and planets that can be observed with the naked eye or telescopes—reveal […]

  • Insights on Evangelism, aka “Witnessing”

    Evangelism concerns being a witness for the Lord, as conveyed by Christ here: “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8 Most people think evangelism only involves sharing […]

  • Is Christianity a “Relationship with God”?

    We’ve all heard it said that “Christianity is a relationship with God, not a religion.” Is this true? If so, what is the support for it in the Holy Scriptures, God’s blueprint for authentic Christianity? From beginning to the end, the Bible unveils the story of the Creator’s relationship with humanity: From the creation of […]

  • Why did Christ decline to give “Signs on Demand”?

    After Jesus cast out a demon from a mute person and the onlookers marveled, some demanded a greater sign: Others tested him by asking for a sign from heaven. Luke 11:16 Matthew’s parallel account reveals that these “others” were the Pharisees and teachers of the law (Matthew 12:38). Apparently exorcising an evil spirit wasn’t good […]

  • What’s the Bible say about Mary and Mary Veneration?

    Humble Mary was “highly favored” of the LORD (Luke 1:28) and her relative Elizabeth called her “the mother of my Lord” (Luke 1:43). Moreover Mary’s inspired song says that generations from then on would call her blessed (Luke 1:48). This shows that believers should have a high respect for Mary, which is what ‘venerate’ means. […]

  • Nosiness and Manipulation (NOT Spiritual)

    Unspiritual people have a tendency to pry into other people’s business. In other words, they have an unhealthy interest in the private affairs of others. This is nosiness and can be observed when Christ prophesied how Peter would eventually die, which prompted Peter to nosily inquire about how John would die. Jesus responded, “If I […]

  • Insights on Moderation

    To walk in moderation concerning anything means to have a spirit of self-control that avoids excess or extremes. The problem with excess is that the person loses sight of self-control and becomes obsessed with the thing in question, which wastes his/her time & energy that could be spent on more productive pursuits. I’m not talking […]

  • Absolute Pacifism (Unbiblical) vs. Limited Pacifism (Biblical)

    Should true believers never  resort to violence under any circumstances whatsoever, as hardcore pacifists advocate? Did Jesus Christ support this position as these people claim? What’s the Bible say, particularly the New Testament? Two Kinds of Pacifism  First, consider the two forms of pacifism: Absolute Pacifism: A peaceable attitude that refuses to ever turn to violence in response […]

  • How to keep BALANCED in every area of Life

    There are different areas to our lives—family, marital, work, devotional, ministerial, educational, recreational, fitness, social, homestead, dating, and so on. How do you recognize God’s will in these areas? And how to you achieve and maintain balance? How do you keep from being sidetracked—hindered—by things that drain your time & energy and aren’t conducive to […]

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