Paul describes the Christian life as a process of change: from the old man to the new man. However, we typically resist change because it is difficult.
Like the fable of the scorpion who stings the frog carrying him, our carnal nature is set, causing us to act in destructive ways. Repentance begins with changed thinking.
At Christ's return, people will be engaging in everyday life as if it would go on without change today, tomorrow, and forever. We, however, have been warned.
Repentance and conversion leading to transforming into Christ's image depend on change. Christianity is a force for personal change, leading to universal change.
True repentance involves pain, particularly emotional pain. To repent is wrenching to the psyche. It really hurts because it is difficult to do.
John Ritenbaugh insists that from observing the intricacies of creation, we can learn about the orderly, purposeful, and providential mind of God. The butterfly provides valuable analogies to illustrate our conversion and transformation from mortal to immortal. The anlagen cells (a dormant embryo within an embryo, containing the …
How often have we wished we could live some part of our lives over again to correct a wrong? God gives us multiple chances to change our character for the better.
Repentance involves incorporating God's values, alien to our human nature—ones that will unify us with God and with others who accept His value system.
As God tests His people, He desires that they test and prove His Laws to demonstrate that they invariably work, to prove these principles by following them.
God is putting His children through a demanding educational program designed to teach godly values and impart spiritual maturity. Learning is hard work.
Amos severely chides Israel for exalting symbolism over substance, superstitiously trusting in locations where significant historical events occurred.
Obedience to God's instructions brings a Christian excellent benefits, and one of the greatest of these is working with God to grow in righteous character.
Have you ever considered what it will be like right after Christ returns? What will you do, as a king, to help and govern the people placed under you?
James Beaubelle reminds us that, if it were not for the ability to change, we could never grow to become like Christ. We may begin our journey on shifting sand, but we must end on the solid mountain. Not all change on our part is productive, especially if we reject our calling and return to the world. Our human nature resists …
Each of the letters in Revelation 2 and 3 speak of overcoming. By examining those churches, we can understand what we are up against and what we must do.