Tag: sin

Abuse

Few transgressions prove as distressing, painful, and traumatic as abuse. Those who suffer abuse often feel betrayed, powerless, and used. Such people often find it hard to trust other people or even God on accountContinue reading

Christianity and Christians

Christianity features the faith regarding Jesus of Nazareth: confidence toward God that He came to earth as a man, died, was raised from the dead with power on the third day, and now reigns asContinue reading

Calamity

“For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be famines and earthquakes in divers places” (Matthew 24:7). The “Arab spring”: the overthrow of existing powers in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya,Continue reading

Knowledge and Practice

Much emphasis has been placed on the role of knowledge in human moral development. If we hear about some moral or doctrinal problem, how often do we assume that insufficient teaching is a big partContinue reading

God and Man

If we say that we have fellowship with him and walk in the darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, weContinue reading

Save Yourselves From This Generation!

And with many other words [Peter] testified, and exhorted them, saying, “Save yourselves from this crooked generation” (Acts 2:40). After Peter proves to the crowd of Jews on the day of Pentecost that God hasContinue reading

Our Sin, Our Evil

For all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). “All have sinned” (Romans 6:23): Paul’s declaration is clear enough, but far too often people wish to deny it or ignoreContinue reading

The Light and the Darkness

It never ceases to amaze me how one may see illustrations of the truths presented in the Scriptures in the everyday world. Not too long ago, I was driving rather late at night (around 1amContinue reading