There are many similar and different thoughts (religious, scientific, medical, social, educational, etc.) on the issue of whether masturbation is a vice or virtue. My purpose here is to examine what the Bible has to say since it is the final authoritative word for us Christians.
There has been an avalanche of thoughts expressed on the issue of sex dolls since they gained new, unrivaled popularity such as has not been seen since their inception. Social media was a sound tool in the propagation of this “felony” as considered by the female folk.
Undergraduate engineering students of John Hopkins University customized a stroller for Karam Tarazi, a 6 year old boy who is suffering from a rare, progressive genetic disease that has damaged his nervous system. As a result, he lacks muscle control, can’t walk nor talk, and has some other physical challenges.
By Gboyega Omolayo The truth is unshakeable. I love to refer to the seventeenth chapter of the book of John as a key valedictory prayer of Our Lord Jesus for believers before the conclusion of the His earthly ministry. He prayed to God for those who have come to believe in Him at that time as well […]
Music helps children who have ADHD achieve greater self-control in social situations and strengthens cognitive functioning. “Students learn to listen, take turns, anticipate changes, and pick up on cues in ways they might not do outside of a music-therapy session,” according to music therapist Kirsten Hutchinson.
Decisions to be made: Traditions, sacraments, ceremonies, rituals, and habits: which to keep, which to toss?
The importance of understanding the Blood Covenant is found in the fact that the basis of Christianity is rooted in a Blood Covenant. The Blood Covenant between God and Abraham, the foundation for the relationship of God to His chosen people, appears in the New Testament as a New Covenant, this time between God and those who choose to serve Him in Christ.
What then does being more fully human look like? And how do I return to what was lost? And how do I change?
The truth is that tithing as presently practiced by many churches, especially the so called Pentecostal or Evangelical churches, is unscriptural. Take away tithing and the attraction and motivation to be the founder and president of an ‘international ministry’ would disappear.
But the Queen is hardly ever the object of this kind of criticism. Instead, believers often speak very highly of her. You can often hear people, including Christians, say things like, “In over sixty years on the throne, the queen has hardly put a foot wrong.”
The Word of God, as it is rightly so, issues from the creator of life, God. As such, no human being holds ownership to the good gems enshrined in the Holy writings. The copyright owner is exclusively the Almighty God.
By Cate Russell-Cole We tend to think of Solomon’s descent into abandoning God as a simple process. He had too many foreign wives who influenced him, and that finished him off. However, the more I have studied ancient history and gained an understanding of what was happening in the world surrounding Isra’el, the more I […]
God wants Christians to be in the habit of testing a wide variety of things, trying to find out if He approves of them
I have to caution that there is absolutely no scriptural justification for the belief that spirits of the dead can or do return and manifest themselves to the living. It is my belief that all encounters with what are believed to be "ghosts" are actually demonic manifestations designed to deceive
White supremacy is part of the antichrist spirit mentioned in the New Testament. It is in complete opposition to Christ's gospel, for the following reasons:
I didn’t realize how bad things had gone until I found myself scouting for coins in the pockets of jackets and jeans around the house to get enough to buy water for the house. How did we get so low? Where did we go wrong? Bills had piled up, debtors were constantly calling and there was no doubt we needed help.
Christian leaders seem to center their emphasis on one message a week, followed by unsupervised "free time" where their "sheep" are free to pursue whatever agendas they want.
Wishing all our readers a very Happy 4th of July!
I continue to believe that we are becoming a deeply “soulless” world. In a 24-hour world of endless news cycle and social media, there is a visceral sense of desensitization assaulted on our humanity. This experience, for me, was not a denial or minimization of tough experiences that I will ...
If the ‘new revelations’ being taught on faith now is what would finally make the audience’s faith work, why did the preachers’ faith work prior to now without the new revelation?
Have you ever been hit from all sides with troubles, painful delays or find yourself falling in and out of unexplainable setbacks that steal your peace and threaten your sanity?
"I'm afraid that if I ever had to suffer persecution like some Christians in other countries, I won't be able to stand strong. That terrifies me! What if I fall apart? What if I can't take it?"
In the usual doublespeak error where we say Christ is the final sacrifice for sin on one hand but wouldn't mind picking anything that supports our pettiness from the law of Moses on the other hand. The quest not to suffer a witch to live has graduated to all out declaration for every enemy to die in the name of Jesus and over time this have become the central theme of our prayer and the drawer of people to prayer meetings.
By Eva Bell It was dark and quiet outside. The rest of the village was still asleep when Elsie woke up that morning. She had numerous chores to attend to before she could set off to town. Elsa was in her sixties – a tall, good-looking woman whose rural upbringing had given her an enviable […]
I strongly believe it will be a year of Unlimited Greatness for you. Even as I write now, I feel an excitement exploding within. In spite of all the chaos that may seem around you, you are set to launch into an appointed season of greatness.
It is not enough for believers under the New Testament to live outside God’s will because ministers and leaders in the Church are doing wrong. God holds everyone accountable for their wrongdoings, notwithstanding what leadership does.
The devil has masterfully sought to rebrand Halloween as harmless, so that he can encourage people into the blatant pursuit of evil. He did the same thing when he got Adam and Eve to sin (Genesis 3:1-6). October 31st is a day where darkness is openly and blatantly pursued. But many “Christians” drown themselves on that day in an ocean of candy and dress-up costumes.
Hurry your way out of failure by raising others up. Become an encourager, a helper, an advocate. Let others stand on your shoulders and by so doing you will enrich your own life and improve your little corner of the world.
Every independent human possesses an inalienable right to their personal life presentation. However that right, when from rationality, begins realizing a possible maturing inter-dependency in their exchange with other individuals.
The world may be full of wickedness, but there are many people who are different for Christ. They may not outnumber the wicked, but they are there and are increasing ...