Excellence is greatly emphasized in athletics and in the business world. Yet none of the excellence sought after today is what Christians are to seek.
Living virtuously is not easy. Those who try to do right often suffer ridicule and face discrimination when they fail to join their acquaintances in wickedness.
Scripture defines virtue as a strength or power that disciplined people use to produce beautiful traits of goodness.
Many singles have found dating in the church difficult, consequently turning to the world for companionship, courting dangerous consequences.
Martin Collins, reflecting on the writing of II Peter, a document composed in prison during a time of intense persecution and a time of false teachings which condoned a virulent sexual permissiveness and moral relativity, asserts that this epistle was used to bolster those individuals with flagging faith. Through God's grace we …
It is absolutely impossible for lust to bring about any kind of satisfaction. Adultery cannot be entered into without irrevocably damaging relationships.
Each Christian must develop godliness through righteous behavior and service, adding virtue to their faith.
John Ritenbaugh, citing an article about a transgender male entering an all-female competition in a Connecticut high school, besting all the girls, suggests that public acceptance of this 'transgender' aberration has imprinted a malignant character defect on our culture. Western culture has come to accept sin as a norm, calling …
In Amos' prophecy, faithlessness and sexual immorality loom large, like a a prostitute chasing after lovers. Faithlessness extends into not keeping one's word.
Peter provides not only an effective antidote to corrosive heresies, apostasy, and false teachers, but also a practical formula for spiritual growth.
John Ritenbaugh warns that the choices we make on a day to day basis determine long term spiritual consequences. Our goal shouldn't merely be to become saved, but to finish the spiritual journey God has prepared for us, developing the leadership helping those who follow us. Like our forebears in ancient Israel, modern …
Protestant theology recognizes that Christian self-discipline presents a major logical difficulty in its keystone doctrine of 'by grace alone.'
God wants us to remember when we were called out of bondage into virtue, when He gave us the power of His Holy Spirit to do what ancient Israel could not.