Sixty percent of Millennials believe that the Bible is oppressive and that the nation would be better off without it. Lack of knowledge is destroying us.
A person who is puffed up parades his knowledge by exhibiting impatience, intolerance, or a false modesty, marginalizing what the uneducated in their minds.
Elihu respectfully admonished Job for presumptuously taking God to task for his affliction, instructing Job that his words were without wisdom and insight
God promises to answer our requests with gifts that will unlock the shackles of ignorance, producing the confidence to live by faith while the world burns.
Joseph Baity, reflecting that man's greatest fear is of the unknown, adding that there is more unknown than known, concludes that it is little wonder that we thirst for knowledge because we fear not knowing. The digital revolution we have experienced in the past 25 years bears distinct resemblances to the Tower of Babel. A …
John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on a recent telephone call from an angry woman who argued vociferously that Colossians 2:14 proved that God's Law had been nailed to the cross, suggested that this woman had been perhaps hopelessly deceived by her church pastor, steeped in Protestant, antinomian theology. The impending economic, …
With the mind of Christ, we can agree with our spiritual siblings. We do not receive the fullness of Christ's mind at baptism; we must continue to seek it.
In our society, learned knowledge — including knowledge of God — is declining, and that spells certain trouble both nationally and spiritually.
John Ritenbaugh, taking issue with the notion of education as the panacea for all world problems, states that educating narrowly in technical skills, without giving attention to the moral dimension, does not prepare one adequately for life. Our political leaders may be highly trained in being good administrators, but …
Many professing Christians have rejected major tenets of the Bible, fashioning their own religions, giving themselves license to sin in selected areas.
Competition is the root cause of war, business takeovers, and marital discord. Solomon describes man's rivalry with one another as a striving after wind.
Eternal life, emphasizing a special intimate relationship with God the Father and Christ, is vastly different from immortality, connoting only endless existence.
It is dangerous to judge something on the basis of apparent 'sincerity,' which is often the opposite of godly sincerity. Godly sincerity is paired with the truth.
John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the unpleasant prospect of overhearing hurtful gossip about us from someone we have trusted, observes that, in all likelihood, our tongue has been just as detrimental against someone who may have trusted us. What goes around comes around; we reap what we sow. Even though the best defense is not to …
Idolatry constitutes the fountainhead from which all other sins flow, all of which amplify obsessive self-centeredness and self-indulgence.
Focusing upon the "causeless curse" principle in Proverbs 26:2, John Ritenbaugh suggests that both blessings (health) and curses (disease) are governed by law. The principles governing spiritual well-being are reflected in the physical creation. As an integral part of this creation, we human beings have been …
Though God does take youth, ignorance, and inexperience into consideration, He still holds a person responsible for everything he does. Age makes no difference.