The following articles are related to the topic of MARRIAGE

Is Lust Fornication?

The word "fornication" derives from the Greek term porneia, one of a cognate group of five words that together occur fifty-five times in the New Testament. The noun form is found twenty-five times, predominately in the letters of Paul. The word is generic in scope in that it refers to a variety of physical sexual acts between persons who are ... read more »

What Is Adultery?

Several years ago it would hardly have been necessary to discuss the meaning of "adultery." Virtually every educated person knew that adultery is a sexual relationship that somehow or another breaches a marriage relationship. In recent years though, a new view of adultery has been espoused by a minority element within the church. It is the notion that adultery is ... read more »

Divorce and Civil Law

In approaching the subject of divorce and remarriage, the conscientious Bible student wants to be as accurate, and yet as compassionate as he possibly can be. It is a serious error to "loose" a restriction that the Lord has "bound." It is also wrong to "bind" an ordinance that God has not "bound" (cf. Mt. 16:18-19; 18:18). Out of a ... read more »

How Do I Deal with Conflicting Emotions?

I am a single Christian mother. I made a serious mistake and conceived a baby out of wedlock. I love my little girl very much. I struggle with what I've done, but I can't bring myself to be sorry that I have this child. She is the joy of my life. Can you give me advice you feel would help ... read more »

The Abuse of Love

Of all possible emotions, love is the greatest. There is a sense in which love even eclipses both faith and hope (see 1 Corinthians 13:13). Faith (trust) and hope are stimulated by love; all three will abide, but love is the greatest because it will empower the saint into greater adventures of trust and the realization of never-ending promises. It ... read more »

Fundamentalist Mormonism Is the Original Mormonism

The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has made significant news over the past several years. The "Fundamentalist" church (FLDS) emerged from the Latter-day Saint church in Salt Lake City (LDS-SLC) around 1930, mainly in protest to the abolition of the doctrine of polygamy, as originally initiated by the founder of Mormonism, Joseph Smith Jr., and also practiced ... read more »

False Ideas Regarding Death

Each day of our existence we are reminded of the grim reality of death. It haunts us. We know so little about it. In fact, we know almost nothing regarding this ultimate physical experience, except for what is revealed in the Bible. But the biblical information is limited, and so false notions about death permeate society's thinking. The following discussion ... read more »

Are You Homophobic?

"We need to be tolerant of other people, especially those of a different sexual orientation," so goes the common saying. The homosexual agenda is everywhere. Those who preach "tolerance" are not tolerant of you, if you disagree with them. That's what Elliot Chambers learned when he wore a sweatshirt to Woodbury High with the words, "Straight Pride." The next day, ... read more »

The Plague of Perversion

One of the most potentially devastating movements to evolve from the environment of human degeneracy in recent decades is the so-called "Gay Movement." The homosexual "lifestyle," with considerable support from the entertainment industry, and significant publicity from the news media, is a growing phenomenon. No longer content to practice their perversion behind closed doors, homosexuals have moved into the mainstream ... read more »

Crossing the Rubicon

Julius Caesar was one of the most brilliant military strategists of the ancient world. This, in concert with his political ambitions, made him one of history's most colorful characters. About 60 years before the birth of Jesus, he was appointed governor of Gaul (north of Italy). His military skills thrust him into considerable prominence, so much so that he became ... read more »