I’m convinced that most Christians don’t think gratitude is all that important. How do I know this? Because I’ve been to hundreds of prayer gatherings and seen now much focus is on prayers of request as opposed to prayers of praise and gratitude. Often thankfulness is totally overlooked.
The Bible talks about the tongue as a symbol for the words we speak. Our words and the way we use them can make a lifetime impression for good or evil. I can still remember saying words in high school that I regret over 40 years later!
Do both the Bible and Koran say to kill infidels? Some suggest the answer is yes. You can easily find websites which confirm this. This podcast question comes from a show on CNN which said that both the Bible and Koran instruct adherents to kill infidels. How do we answer this question? We go right to the Bible and Koran and honestly look at what they both say.
Why 500 Years of Catholic & Protestant Church Separation? Times of church separation can be awful, such as when the church I was raised in went through a split during my senior year of high school. It was devastating. But sometimes a separation is necessary to reform an unhealthy situation. Such was the case with the Reformation, which is often considered to have launched on October 31, 1517 when Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses on the door of the Wittenberg Castle church. The theses were tenants of change needed to reform the Roman Catholic Church (RCC).
Why would God ever want to flood the world? The great flood of Genesis was not an accident, it was done purposefully. But why? That’s one of the questions we answer on this podcast.
Is thinking big God honoring? Can discontent be godly, or does God want us to be perpetually content, no matter what?
The Bible makes it quite clear that hell is real. In fact, Jesus spoke clearly about hell in passages such as Matthew 25:31-46. Jesus said, “And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous will go into eternal life.” (Matthew 25:46 NLT). So since hell is real according to God’s Word, what is a Christian’s mission? We address that question in this podcast.
Spiritual growth doesn’t just happen. You and I need a strategy for spiritual growth. But some Christians act like planning, strategizing and systems are ungodly. They seem to think that if we’re led by the Spirit, there will be no plan or system. We’ll just “flow in the Spirit” without any thought to where we’re going and how we’ll get there.
Is everyone heaven-bound since “Jesus paid it all?” This is a new teaching among some who call themselves Christians. Some have begun preaching an “Evangelical Universalism” meaning they claim to believe the Scriptures, but believe that everyone is saved and heaven-bound. But is there any truth to it?
Here are 3 wonderful ways to read the Bible, 2 of them helpful and 1 of them absolutely remarkable: