We might think that God's mind is unfathomable. However, we often fail to realize that God's mind is an open book—the Bible!
Martin Collins, observing that our society has determined that everyone's opinion is of equal value?regardless of how ridiculous and sinful it is, identifies 13 fallacious reasoning patterns to which we can all fall prey. These twisted thinking patterns are seen in a number of incidents recorded throughout the Bible as well as …
Just because something is simple does not make it true and just because something is complex does not make it false. Deeper knowledge often comes with complexity.
Determining the will of God is difficult to do unless we know the character of God. Holiness is the foundation for all of the other traits of God.
Martin Collins suggests that the purpose of God the Father is to make us Christ-like—abounding in godly agape love. God is able to turn horrendous and gruesome circumstances into ultimate blessings for those who love Him and are called according to his purpose. After our calling, we realize that our experiences are no …
God's Holy Spirit typically refers to the mind of God and Christ, which is added to our human spirit to create a sound mind by which we witness of God.
God's Spirit is the essence of His mind rather than a third person. With this Spirit, God opens our minds, dwells in us, and transfers His nature to us.
Being 'in Christ' does not refer to location, but instead our 'concern with' or 'involvement with' Him—and He with us.
Martin Collins, reflecting on the information overload or data smog of today's information age, suggests that in spite of the plethora of data, there is a dearth of wisdom.Wisdom, a gift given through God's Holy Spirit (I Corinthians 12: 8) is an attribute of God and Jesus Christ - encompassing the right uses of the right …
Self-control is the ability to focus our attention so that our decisions will not be directed by wrong thoughts. If we change our thoughts, we change our behavior.
Christians have been called out of this world's politics, voting included. As ambassadors of Christ, we cannot participate in the politics of another country.
God is putting His children through a demanding educational program designed to teach godly values and impart spiritual maturity. Learning is hard work.
Richard Ritenbaugh, reflecting on science fiction audio novels, the Lost Fleet, focuses upon a larger than life hero Captain Geary, who had been kept alive through cryogenics, while a war raged between the Alliance and the Syndicate Worlds, slaughtering massive numbers of troops on both sides. Captain Geary, because he has been …
Faith is difficult enough to maintain on its own, but greatly confused when the pastor dilutes correct doctrine with 'benign' false doctrine from the world.
Mark Schindler, reflecting that 40 is the number of trial and, coincidentally, the number of his and Nancy's anniversary, ruminates about the early days when he asked his future father-in-law's permission to marry his daughter. Forty years constituted the length of the wilderness trek of our ancestors, a time when they …
Bible study provides a personal means of attaining the mind of God, growing in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Just as a seed must die to itself in order to bear fruit, we also must sacrifice our lives, submitting unconditionally to God's to bear abundant fruit.
John presents Jesus, not as a phantom emanation, but as the reality, transcending the shadows represented by the temporal physical life.