What have we accepted as our authority for permitting ourselves to do or behave as we do — our value system, our code of ethics or code of morality?
The Ten Commandments open with the most important, the one that puts our relationship with God in its proper perspective. It is a simple but vital command.
Idolatry is the most frequently committed sin, seen in five commandments. God challenges us to either defend our body of beliefs or drop them in favor of His.
Numerous religions claim the Bible as their source of belief, but none of them seems to care that what they do does not square with biblical teaching.
The natural mind craves something physical to remind us of God, but the Second Commandment prohibits this. Any representation will fall short of the reality.
Charles Whitaker cautions that although God's Church has correct or right doctrine, we need to know more than right doctrine. We must be able to use right reason (supported by scripture and God's Holy Spirit) to support and defend right doctrine. If keeping or understanding doctrine comes from wrong, distorted, or questionable …
In the example of a child summoned by a parent to clean up his room, the child's dawdling and complaining are not predestined nor are they part of God's will.
Allowing a freewheeling, inclusive approach to multicultural experiences, the new pagan Druid religion is highly eclectic, rejecting only Christianity.
God has consistently moved His creation toward its ultimate purpose, setting the bounds of nations, motivating rulers to pursue a certain course of action.
What we believe automatically determines what we do; it is impossible to separate faith and works. If Jesus is not our source of belief, our works will suffer.
The storm on the Sea of Galilee instructs us that when we are in a trial and getting nowhere, if we invite Christ into the situation, we will have peace.
The cosmology of ancient Greece, saturated with astrology and Gnostic dualism, filtered into the doctrines of the early church, creating corrupt doctrines.
Many hear or read God's Word and think they believe. Jesus says that many say to Him, 'Lord, Lord,' as if in submission, but they never truly follow Him.
As time progresses, we will face many changes. We must examine the source of the change, consider the truth we have learned, and go to God for understanding.