April 30, 2017

Principles of Authority in Romans 13:1–4

Bud Steadman The story is told of a young man who was living a rebellious life and longed for his personal freedom from authority. One day in great anger he cried out, “I’m tired of my parents telling me what to do. I want to run my own life.” So, he joined the Marines. We […]

Protecting the Hearts at Home

Tony L. Miller When our daughter was in high school, a European film company came to our area to produce a documentary on Christianity in America. They interviewed and filmed our family for this program. The main focus was an extended private interview of our daughter by one of the company’s women. To say the […]

The Emperor’s New Clothes (Hint: It’s a dress)

Don Johnson A few days ago Matt Recker gave us an article affirming the Biblical view of human nature: “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” (Gen 1.27). His article resonates with most of the readers of this blog, and […]

Sheep in the Midst of Wolves

Dayton Hobbs Be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves” (Matt. 10:16). Jesus gave this instruction and advice to His disciples as He sent them out to minister as “sheep in the midst of wolves” in their generation. He offers this same instruction for those of us who desire to be good disciples […]

Gender is Not our Choice

God Made us Either Male or Female Matt Recker I woke up today and asked myself, what in the world is going on in North Carolina? Why is the Obama Administration filing a federal lawsuit against the State of North Carolina? What is all this fuss about bathrooms, anyway? Is going to the bathroom now […]

Compassion for Confusion – A Christian Response to Same-sex Attraction

A Christian Response to “Same-Sex Marriage” and Same-Sex Attraction: Part 5 of 5. by Ken Endean In Part 4 I dealt with several key Bible passages that are challenged by “pro-gay theologians.” There I presented a Biblical answer to attempts to reinterpret the Scriptures to meet an agenda. In this last article, we will conclude […]

Hermeneutical Fidelity – Key Bible Passages in the Same Sex Marriage Debate

A Christian Response to “Same-Sex Marriage” and Same-Sex Attraction: Part 4 of 5. by Ken Endean In part 3, I discussed the gift of human sexuality as created and controlled by God and must not be discussed apart from God’s boundary of marriage being clearly stated. Human selfishness abuses and defiles turns God’s gift into […]

Human Sexuality – God’s Building Block of a Pure Society

A Christian Response to “Same-Sex Marriage” and Same-Sex Attraction: Part 3 of 5. by Ken Endean In part 2, I stressed the theological basis for moving forward in the marriage debate. We cannot allow opinion to be based on emotion or revulsion, rather our opinions must be informed by our Scriptural foundations. This emphasis is […]

Theological Base – A Firm Foundation for Moving Forward

A Christian Response to “Same-Sex Marriage” and Same-Sex Attraction: Part 2 of 5. by Ken Endean In part 1, I discussed the rise of homosexual acceptance in the wake of the sexual revolution of the 1960s and deliberate activism in support of acceptance. In this article, while I am going to cover things we might […]

The Culture Shift – A Survey of Changing Attitudes

A Christian Response to “Same-Sex Marriage” and Same-Sex Attraction: Part 1 of 5. by Ken Endean Introduction: On Thursday, March 3, 2016, the governor of Georgia, Nathan Deal, issued what the Atlanta Journal-Constitution called “a powerful Biblical appeal against ‘religious liberty’ legislation,” claiming he would reject any bill that legalizes discrimination. “The governor said he […]