The following articles are related to the topic of MENTAL HEALTH

The Power of Speech, for Good or Evil

On the first day of Earth's initial week, at some point following a primary creation, the inspired Genesis record declares: "And God said. . . " (Gen. 1:3). This expression is found no fewer than ten times in Genesis 1. The reader is thus introduced to the power of speech. Later the psalmist would write: "He spoke, and it was ... read more »

The Preacher’s Private Life: Study Habits

Wendell Winkler (1931-2005) was one of the most accomplished preachers in the body of Christ in recent years. He was involved in the training of ministers of the gospel, and he proclaimed God's truth from coast to coast. His talents were in great demand. His organizational skills and powerful presentations made him a wonderful mentor to many brethren who aspire ... read more »

Is a “Loveless Marriage” Scriptural Grounds for Divorce?

"There is no spiritual law that demands you stay in your loveless marriage," wrote "Reverend" Norman L. Conaway. He prefaced his remarks by saying, "I am a spiritual advisor." Mr. Conaway was responding to a woman whose depressing circumstance was shared with "Dear Abby," and published in newspapers nationwide ("Dear Abby," The Record, Stockton, Ca. November 12, 2002). This lady, ... read more »

Meet Ted Turner—Thanks, I’d Rather Not!

"Meet Ted Turner," is the title of a major article in the September issue of Reader's Digest. My first impression when I saw that headline, was: "I'd rather not!" - because the man is a disgusting combination of egotism and infidelity. A lot of people grovel at his feet because he is one of America's richest men. He has a ... read more »

Firm Promises from God for Troubled Souls

The name Ezekiel means "God strengthens." When a Hebrew baby was given that name in the seventh century before Christ, it was almost prophetic of the spiritual resources the child would need for the years awaiting him. Ezekiel was taken into Babylonian captivity, along with many other Jews, in 597 B.C. In the fifth year of his captivity he was ... read more »

A Prayer of the Afflicted: A Study of Psalm 102

"Like apples of gold in settings of silver is a word spoken in right circumstances" (Proverbs 25:11, NASB). In the circumstance of tragedy, a simple statement spoken in sincerity, "I know how you feel," are words that are like apples of gold in settings of silver. When you say, "I know how you feel," to a friend recently diagnosed with ... read more »

Jesus and Laughter

If it were not so pathetic, it really would be laughable. I mean, the lengths to which atheists go in their decrepit efforts to discredit the Bible. Here is one such example. A. J. Mattill Jr. is a contributing editor to The American Rationalist, a skeptical journal published out of St. Louis. In the March/April issue (1999), Mr. Mattill published ... read more »

Some Wise Words from Zophar

The history of Job is fairly familiar to most Bible students. By the permissive will of God, the great sage of Uz suffered grievously. When three of his friends heard of the patriarch's misfortunes, they came to comfort him. But because of their flawed theology, namely that all suffering is the result of personal sin, they turned out to be ... read more »

The Sea of Galilee: A Silent Witness

In the northeastern area of Palestine, there is a rather ordinary body of water. The dimensional features are unimpressive. It is approximately thirteen miles in length (north to south) and some seven miles in breadth (east to west). It is in a depression, 695 feet below sea level, and it has a maximum depth of 165 feet. In the Scriptures, ... 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 »