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  • 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 […]

  • The Issue of Eating Meat Sacrificed to Idols

    Paul clearly established that eating meat sacrificed to idols was a neutral issue in the epistle of 1 Corinthians, which was written in 54-55 AD. Fifty years later John wrote in Revelation about Jesus rebuking the church at Thyatira for allowing a woman prophetess to mislead believers into sexual immorality and eating meat sacrificed to […]

  • What did Jude mean about not daring to bring a Slanderous Accusation against the Devil?

    Let’s read the passage in question: In the very same way, on the strength of their dreams these ungodly people pollute their own bodies, reject authority and heap abuse on celestial beings. 9 But even the archangel Michael, when he was disputing with the devil about the body of Moses, did not himself dare to […]

  • Does the Bible support a “Justifiable Lie”?

    Is it ever right to lie for just reasons? In other words, is lying ever justifiable? Is it the right thing to do in certain situations? The answer is, yes, the Bible does support a “justifiable lie” on rare occasions. I’ve come across occupational ministers that graduated from formidable seminaries who furiously object to this, […]

  • Official Prophets (Ministers) and Independent Prophets (Ministers)

    A prophet is someone who proposes to speak for the LORD and therefore represents God. In the Old Testament we observe two kinds of prophets: Official prophets who served on the king’s court wherein they advised the kings of Israel or Judah, such as Nathan during David’s reign (2 Samuel 7:1-17, 12:1-14 & 1 Kings […]

  • The NIV Bible — Answering the Critics

    The New International Version of the Bible — aka the NIV — is the default version used in the articles, videos and books here at Fountain of Life, although other translations are quoted fairly often. The reason this ministry uses the NIV is simply because 1. it’s written in easy-to-read modern English and 2. it’s […]

  • The Problem with Identity Politics—Including “Gender Identity”

    Someone wrote me: What’s wrong with identity politics? Why do you care? If people have the rights of a free citizen they are entitled to think they are whatever gender they want. You are actively suppressing others’ freedoms with your delicate sensibilities! It is true that individuals have the freedom to create their own realities, […]

  • What Does “Do Not Go Beyond What is Written” Mean in 1 Corinthians 4:6?

    Let’s read the verse in question along with the surrounding text: This, then, is how you ought to regard us: as servants of Christ and as those entrusted with the mysteries God has revealed. 2 Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful. 3 I care very little if I am judged by you or […]

  • Kingdom of God — What Does it Mean?

    The “kingdom of God” literally refers to the rule of the LORD or spiritual reign of God. The kingdom of God is essentially synonymous with the Church (Matthew 16:18-19), but only if “kingdom of God” is defined in a narrow sense, as in “a spiritual rule over the hearts and lives of those who willingly […]

  • Paul’s “Thorn” — What Was It?

    What was “Paul’s thorn”? Who gave it to him and why? Let’s read the passage: To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. 8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away […]

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