The following articles are related to the topic of GIVING

A Philosophy for Christian Living

Of all Paul's epistles, the letter to the church at Philippi is the most personal. It reveals more of the apostle's philosophy of life than any other. Within that treatise is this most enlightening affirmation. "Brethren, I count not myself yet to have laid hold: but one thing I do, forgetting the things which are behind, and stretching forward to ... read more »

Common Sense Courtesy

The Bible sets forth many specific positive commands by which the Christian is to be directed. Additionally, explicit negatives are provided as well. Here is an example of where both types of obligations are postured within the same narrative. In his letter to the church at Ephesus, Paul enjoined: "Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him ... read more »

To What Law Were the Ancient Gentiles Accountable?

"In the Old Testament era, the Jews lived under the law of Moses. But what about the ancient Gentiles? To what law were they responsible?" This is a question that is puzzling to many Bible students. Let us develop some foundational points that will help in supplying an answer to this question. The Law of Moses The Hebrew nation was ... read more »

Manufacturing “Slave Babies”

In a 2004, The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity issued a press release noting that the Journal of the American Medical Association had reported on experiments being carried out by Chicago's Reproductive Genetics Institute. The report had to do with genetic procedures crafted to engineer "designer children" for the purpose of providing blood and/or tissue for potential use on ... read more »

Is There No Plan of Salvation for Angels?

"What is the meaning of Hebrews 2:16, 'For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham'?" In order to appreciate the passage (as much as is possible from the limited information available), one has to have a grasp of the argument that the inspired writer has made thus far ... read more »

Do Genesis 10 and 11 Conflict with Reference to the Languages in the Earth?

"Can you explain why Genesis 11:1 says that the 'whole earth was of one language,' when earlier, in Genesis 10, there is mention of various 'tongues' (vv. 5,20,31)?" One principle of Bible interpretation that constantly must be kept in mind is this: some portions of scripture are arranged chronologically, i.e., in time sequence, while others are set forth topically, i.e., ... read more »

Some Fools in Proverbs

Have you ever been foolish? We all have. But are you a fool? Some people live in "folly." The book of Proverbs addresses the fool. It defines his character, his behavior, and his misery. But not all "fools" are alike. For this reason, Proverbs uses different words to discuss different kinds of fools. Let us look at a few of ... read more »

Agape — A Christian Husband’s Obligation

God's love excludes no one (Note: Sadly, many do not respond to the goodness of God, Rom. 2:4-5; cf. Acts 13:32-48.). Christians, the children of God, are called to agape their enemies and their brethren (Matt. 5:44; 1 Jn. 4:21). If Christians must love all people, surely Christian men should agape their wives. Christian husbands are to love their wives ... read more »

The Church Needs More Wise Guys

If we were to describe the historical background of the book of Proverbs, it would be "life." Proverbs is universal and timeless. It affirms much of what pop-pyschology denies - that it matters how you live. There are objective, foreseeable, eternal consequences to living foolishly. Yes, it does matter. Living wisely involves skill, and skill for living is learned. Proverbs ... read more »

Straight Talk About Homosexuality

The Almighty does not discriminate. All sin is horrible, as demonstrated by the death of Jesus Christ on the cross. Penitents are saved because their sins are forgiven through the gospel, but others will die lost rebels. Although God proved his love by giving his Son to die for the world, many choose to stay in their sins, doing "their ... read more »