Thankfulness for God's bounty upon us and our land has fallen to gluttony, football games, and planning one's strategy for the next day's shopping.
The book of Hebrews resonates for the church of God at this time due to the strong parallels between our circumstances and those of the first century church.
John Ritenbaugh, suggesting that we have an ambivalent attitude to change, resisting it when it upsets our equilibrium or desiring it when we are in dire straits, proclaims that God deliberately places change in our lives to bring about spiritual growth toward perfection. The second law of thermodynamics teaches us that all …
God not only upholds, but also guides and propels His creation, periodically overruling man's mismanagement with floods, fires, winds, and earthquakes.
Change, whether we consider it good or bad, produces stress, and we tend to blame stress for the discouragement or even depression that follows change.
John Ritenbaugh, reporting on a so-called "consultation with the British public and the advisability of same sex marriage," asserts that the British Government has already determined to push the program of making all marriages legal-heterosexual, homosexual, and other. The Daily Telegraph reported that churches are …
God not only rules in heaven, but He is also sovereign on earth! He is not an absentee landlord, but One who is actively involved in administering His creation.
The One who sent forth His Spirit to create and breathe life into the physical world, also breathed on His disciples and endowed them with spiritual life.
Is God sovereign over angels? What about mankind's choices? God's sovereignty is absolute as He directs events toward the culmination of His plan.
Our carnal natures must be displaced by God's Holy Spirit, motivating us to refrain from causing offense, but freely forgiving others as God has forgiven us.
The Law of Entropy teaches that matter is moving toward disorder. But when we remember God's sovereignty, we can conclude that there is a purpose in this futility.
John identifies Christ as co-eternal with the Father, equal in character, but subordinate in authority. Christ's sonship was unique; He was the 'only Begotten Son.'
Charles Whitaker, focusing on the image of James and John mending their nets, asserts that, just as God maintains what He has framed, keeping it in good repair after He had repaired the damage Satan and his demons brought on the physical creation, not only restoring but adding value to make it better, so we, as God's …
Charles Whitaker asserts that, if there is a defining element of the American or Western zeitgeist, it is the belief that history is progress: Mankind, along with his nature and governments, is on an inevitable course of advancement. This evolutionary mindset (called Endism) posits that human nature is evolving into a better …
An irrational fear of loss prevents the development of agape love — we fear that keeping God's commandments will cause us to lose something valuable.