Scripture does not condemn borrowing. However, it does warn that, “the borrower is the slave of the lender.” (Proverbs 22:7 ESV) We have never known that kind of bondage.
Many Christians think that they will escape judgment in the end times. They are sadly mistaken—the Bible is very clear that Christians will be judged. But how they are judged must be understood.
Can someone know that they’re truly saved? Many don’t think so, however 1 John 5:13 says “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life.” (emphasis mine) Yes, it is possible to KNOW for sure that we are truly saved and have eternal life. The Bible book of 1 John was written for this purpose.
The afterlife is something most everyone thinks about. Ecclesiastes 3:11 says “He has also set eternity in the human heart.” (NIV) We humans have an inborn sense that there is something after this life. God put that in our hearts.
Recently a friend related how he was nearly kicked out of his friend’s house for apparently majoring on minors of the Christian life. It seems that he was insisting on what seem to be relatively minor theological points. Later when relating the encounter, he explained that this was a fairly normal experience for him.
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.