How Accountability Partners Can Help Us Overcome Addictions

Even after the new birth, believers still struggle against the flesh and fall into sin, but how can we help or be helped by accountability partners in overcoming addictions? Accountable to God Before anyone is saved, they come to the realization that they are sinners who have the wrath of God abiding on them (John 3:36b), and until they repent and place their trust in Christ, they’re accountable to God for our sins. Thankfully, the Spirit of God quickens the… Read more

What Did Jesus Teach About Marriage?

What did Jesus teach about marriage? Here are some Bible verses about marriage to see what Jesus taught about marriage. A God-Ordained Institution Genesis 2:24 “Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” There are many Bible verses about marriage but we are examining only those which Jesus taught about on the subject this subject, so first of all, marriage is a God-ordained, God-created institution that… Read more

What Happens When the Fear of God Is Missing?

The Bible says when the fear of God is missing, sin increases and there is no godly wisdom. Why is this so? Read more

Are Mass Shootings Predicted in the Bible As a Sign the World Is Coming to an End?

Does the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas indicate a sign of the end times? The Days of Noah With the horrible mass shooting at Las Vegas, the United States has just seen the worst mass shooting in modern history. What does this meaningless violence mean? Will it get worse and worse as the time of Christ’s return draws near? Jesus once spoke about His second coming and referred to Noah’s day, saying, “For as were the days of Noah,… Read more

What Does “Take Up Your Cross And Follow Me” Mean?

What did Jesus mean when He said, “Take up your cross and follow Me?” What does this look like in our lives? What It Doesn’t Mean I don’t think Jesus was referring to our daily toils and trials when He said, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me” (Matt 16:24). To take up our cross and to follow Jesus starts with taking up our cross. We can’t take it… Read more

How Gossip Destroys A Church And Friendships

Gossip doesn’t only destroy the credibility of the gossiper, but it destroys relationships, so here’s how to stop it. Bible Verses on Gossip The Bible teaches that “A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends” (Prov 16:28). What will break up a friendship more quickly than gossip? I can’t think of anything that will drive a wedge between Christian brothers or sisters and friends more than spreading gossip, and as the Proverb says, “Whoever goes about slandering… Read more

Who Goes To Heaven? Do Only Good People Go To Heaven?

Many believe that they’ve done enough good to go to heaven, but who goes to heaven? Do only good people go to heaven? Who is Good? If you ask a person on the street if they’re a good person, almost every one of them will tell you, “Yeah, I’m a pretty good person,” and then they’ll give you what is supposed to be evidence of that, by telling you about a few circumstances where they helped someone out or did… Read more

Why Violence And Looting Are Hypocritical Responses To Social Injustice

How ironic that groups who are protesting social injustice are betraying their own cause. Is Violence an Answer? When we read about certain social injustices and then see violence erupt, including the looting of businesses and destruction of property, I see much hypocrisy in this. I’m sorry, but destroying police cars, and throwing projectiles at law enforcement, looting and burning businesses, and injuring people is when you’ve lost my support. Violence and looting are not proper responses to social injustice…. Read more

7 Traits To Look For When Selecting A Church Elder

When a church selects an elder, what traits should be looked for and what are the biblical qualifications? An Older Elder The word “elder” used in the New Testament is from the Greek word “presbyteros” which means “elder, of age, advanced in life” or a “senior,” so since the word “elder” means “older,” then a elder should not be a new or very young Christian. The Apostle Paul tells Timothy that the elder must not be a recent convert, or… Read more

Abraham: Forerunner Of The Faithful

Why does Paul spend so much time writing about faith and then mentioning Abraham? It’s because, just like Abraham, we too can be justified by believing God. Abraham Went Perhaps more than most of the patriarchs, Abraham personified the statement that “the just shall live by faith,” and he was the prototype of living by faith, however God expected Abraham to be obedient before blessing him. Obedience would come first and only then would the blessings come. Here was Abram’s… Read more

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