During the Bubonic Plague that destroyed 1/3 of Europe's population, the only segment that remained unscathed were the Jews, who kept God's quarantine laws.
HIV/AIDS and all its ramifications on society impacts the church too. Here is how Jesus Christ's sacrifice applies in this situation.
There are parallels in the purification ritual in Leviticus and our cleansing from sin, which we could compare to spiritual leprosy.
Leprosy is a horrible disease, one that the ancients said could only be cured by God Himself. Jesus' healing of a leper manifested His divine power and mercy.
The cleanliness laws in Leviticus, prescribing cleansing and quarantine, apply to the spiritual dimension as well. God will not tolerate uncleanness.
When it looks like things are out of control, God is busily at work behind the scenes. If we replace anxiety with faith, God will grant us divine peace.
Martin Collins suggests that there are certain things we Christians ought to avoid at all costs. (1) We need to be on guard against dissipating our energy, becoming over-immersed in activity and busy-ness to the point of losing overall effectiveness. (2) W. . .
In the greater church of God, amidst schisms of doctrine, personality conflicts, and self-aggrandizement, the peace of God seems to be dwindling away.
Martin Collins focuses upon a list of lapses in etiquette within society and the church, many occurring because of faulty child rearing practices. Children‚s games often imitate violence and murder as well as disrespect for the elderly. The Old Testament m. . .
As managing editor of Forerunner magazine, I occasionally receive unsolicited articles from readers who want their work published. ...
John Ritenbaugh explains that Jesus' caution to Mary in John 20:17, "Don't touch me," is more accurately translated "Don't cling to me." Either translation does not contradict the First Fruits symbolism. (After all, the Levitical Priest. . .
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