When God introduces marriage, the first thing He does is to put it on a spiritual plane. Our relationships should include this God-plane quality.
Sociologists often point to the decline of the twin institutions of marriage and the family as the fount of most American cultural ills.
What an individual does affects the lives of others as well. Regardless of who commits it, there is no such thing as a victimless crime or a private sin.
The evil of the mixed marriages in the Book of Malachi was a spiritual defilement, yoking spiritual and worldly elements, intrinsically unequal.
The Seventh Commandment—prohibiting adultery—covers the subject of faithfulness. Unfaithfulness devastates many aspects of family and society life.
Cohabitation has led to increased divorce, marital violence, and lack of fidelity after marriage. Mass media has shamelessly used sex to promote materialism.
Over the past six decades (from the Boomer Generation to the Millennial generation), individuals have grown more narcissistic, entitled and miserable.
Many singles have found dating in the church difficult, consequently turning to the world for companionship, courting dangerous consequences.
Jesus Christ did not preach collective salvation and did not remove the responsibility from any of us for overcoming or qualifying for His kingdom.
A key ingredient in dating is faith in God's purpose. The relationship one has with God takes precedence over any relationship with any other human being.
In Amos' prophecy, faithlessness and sexual immorality loom large, like a a prostitute chasing after lovers. Faithlessness extends into not keeping one's word.
Malachi assures the people of Judah that if they repent, God's favor will resume, but if they continue defiling the Covenant, a day of reckoning will come.
What are the causes—moral, social, and technological—behind the new demographic realities? Perhaps more importantly, what will be their consequences? Charles Whitaker spotlights the value of children to society—one that is increasingly ignored in this age of materialism.
Paul urges Euodia and Syntyche to follow the example of Christ rather than placing their desire to be right over unity. Godly leadership follows submission.
"Stats and Sin: Measuring Peoples' Morals" compares Canada and the United States in terms of morality, particularly regarding marriage and abortion. Using various statistics, Charles Whitaker illustrates how immoral beliefs ultimately produce destructive results.
Focusing upon II Corinthians 13:5, John Ritenbaugh cautions us of the futility of assenting to a code of standards we do not intend to apply. Belief without conduct equals a dead faith leading to death. Works give evidence that we really do believe and have the Holy Spirit in us. What we believe (correctly or incorrectly) will …
John Reid, reflecting upon the plethora of stresses in today's society, observes that the saints are being incrementally worn down by evil societal pressures. Perversions are looked upon as the norm and morality as the perversion. The Feast of Tabernacles gives us hope that all of this filthy perversion will be destroyed, making …
To navigate safely through Satan's minefield, we must ask for God's protection, maintaining humility, watchfulness, and diligence in our task of overcoming.
Children frequently practice the same sins as their parents, and they receive the same punishment. However, each is still responsible for his or her own actions.