Pro-Life Reasoning Not Limited to Conservatives, Religious

Updated version of an article originally published in The Daily Beacon on Friday, January 16, 2009 A problem with our modern political discourse is the tendency to rely on bumper-sticker logic as a substitute for substantive reason. Nowhere is this more evident than in the eternal war over the ethics of abortion. The clichés are … Continue reading Pro-Life Reasoning Not Limited to Conservatives, Religious

What Is the True Sabbath?

In the Old Testament, the seventh-day Sabbath was primarily a sign of God's covenant with Israel (see Exodus 20:8; 31:13-17; Deuteronomy 5:12-15). Prophetically speaking, it was also a type of Jesus, the coming Messiah and what He would accomplish in His redemptive work (Colossians 2:14-17, Hebrews 4:1-11). In that sense, our relationship with Him is … Continue reading What Is the True Sabbath?

Dietary Laws: Can a Christian Eat a BLT?

In Acts 10:9-16, the Apostle Peter saw a vision of a blanket coming down from Heaven covered with animals that had been declared unclean under Jewish Law (Leviticus 11:44-47; Deuteronomy 14:2-3). To his surprise, God instructed Peter to freely kill and eat of these animals (v.13)! When Peter objected that nothing unclean had ever entered … Continue reading Dietary Laws: Can a Christian Eat a BLT?

Bullfrogs and Butterflies 3: What About Those Who Have Never Heard?

To conclude our study of the New Birth, I wanted to address a question that almost always comes up when this subject is discussed. It is a question that most thinking Christians, myself included,have struggled with at one point or another. The question is this: How will God deal with people who have,for whatever reason,never … Continue reading Bullfrogs and Butterflies 3: What About Those Who Have Never Heard?