The following articles are related to the topic of ANGER

What Is the Baptism of Fire?

"In Matthew 3:11, John the Baptist said: 'I indeed baptize you in water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you in the Holy Spirit and in fire.' A Christian brother recently identified this 'fire' with the outpouring of the Spirit on Pentecost. Would ... read more »

Pastor Bob and the Holy Spirit

We receive a considerable amount of mail from religious people who regularly visit our website. Some are angry because their beliefs have been challenged and that frustrates them. They don't know how to respond other than by the "explosive" method. Others are more meditative, and willing to study. In fact, increasingly we are hearing of people who have been led ... read more »

My Husband Is a Snake

Human beings instinctively are worshiping creatures. Generally speaking, if a person does not worship God, he will worship something else. It could be the sun, a tree, money, or self. Human degeneracy knows no limit. The apostle Paul addressed the issue in the opening segment of his epistle to the saints in Rome. He pointed out that the Creator made ... read more »

Ignore this Lesson and You’re History!

The mountain shook, and God spoke. When the Lord's voice thundered from Sinai, a covenant was made with Israel, and mankind was educated in the ways of God. When Israel arrived at Horeb, God required three days of preparation (Exodus 19:3-25). The divine manifestation was an epic moment in redemptive history; that's the way Israel was to consider it. God ... read more »

The Doctrine of Eternal Punishment

The fact that human beings were made in the very image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:26-27) should suggest, to those who contemplate issues seriously, that we are more than mere temporal creatures passing through time toward oblivion. The concept of an eternal future, which involves punishment for those who choose not to serve God, is one that strikes a ... read more »

How Is a Civil Ruler a “Minister of God”?

"Could you comment on Paul's teaching in Romans 13:4-5? How is the civil ruler a 'minister of God'? What is the meaning of 'he bears not the sword in vain'?" The general context of Romans 13:1-7 has to do with the Christian's responsibility to the government under which he lives. And this embraces any government - ancient or modern. The ... read more »

The Value of Human Suffering

It has been said that there is no greater education than matriculating through the "University of Hard Knocks." One thing is certain: many who have passed through the crucible of suffering will acknowledge that they have found themselves infinitely better for the experience-bitter though it may have been. Robert Browning Hamilton expressed this thought so wonderfully in verse: I walked ... read more »

Why Do Natural Disasters Happen?

On December 26, 2004, a violent earthquake in the Indian Ocean off of the western coast of northern Sumatra (of the magnitude of 9 on a scale of 12), initiated several tsunamis (tidal waves) that have taken more than 200,000 lives. It was the deadliest natural disaster in the past quarter of a century. But as horrible as it was, ... read more »

Mohammed and His Religion

One of the finest small books on church history is The Story of the Christian Church by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut. It was first published in 1918 and later revised. The chapter: "The Rise of Mohammedan Power" represents a succinct discussion of the religion of Islam. With some minor revision for smoothness and accuracy, this chapter is reproduced in the following ... read more »

Paul’s Spectacular Journey

In his second letter to the church of God in Corinth, Paul records these fascinating words. I must needs glory, though it is not expedient; but I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord. I know a man in Christ, fourteen years ago whether in the body, I know not; or whether out of the body, I know ... read more »