Christians are Christ's disciples, called to share His Gospel with the lost so they can be freed from this world. We must refrain from debating moot points with the brethren or arguing what sin is with the world. We're not called to criticize or accuse; we're called to be like Jesus, to walk, talk, and … Continue reading Doing What We’re Called to Do
Arguing Bible Principles
The new Christian faith comprises many diverse interpretations of Scripture. However, there's only one way to be a Christian—follow Jesus, study the Scriptures, and let God's Spirit interpret His Truth. Sadly, many real Christians argue Bible principles with those deceived to get them to change, creating contention and pushing them further into deception. As God's … Continue reading Arguing Bible Principles
Opinion or Truth
Today, the benchmark of "truth" is being replaced by personal opinion. Many aggressively defend their right to choose their own truth, and some Christians get caught in the hype and argue with them. But God never told us to argue with a fool: He told us to PEACEFULLY preach the gospel. His Truth is precious, … Continue reading Opinion or Truth
Opinions and Values
The values and benchmarks in our world are changing. Personal opinion and biased rights are replacing security and peace, and this new way of life is breeding hostility and aggression. It can be easy for Christians to get caught up in the hype when someone's opinion and actions challenge our beliefs. But when we stay … Continue reading Opinions and Values
What God said About Peace
Jesus gave us His peace (John 14:27) and told us that as God's children, we are to be peacemakers (Matthew 5:9). In 1 Corinthians 11:16, Paul reiterated this when he said there's no place for contention among Christians. When we fill up on God's Word, our lives become walking testimonies of His love, grace, and … Continue reading What God said About Peace
Honey or Vinegar
Our job as Christians isn't to bring on world peace; it's to shine as lights of hope in the darkness so others can see the love and peace of God in us. But we can't do that if we're easily provoked into heated arguments over Scripture or self-driven to tell someone about Jesus who doesn't … Continue reading Honey or Vinegar
Be a Peacemaker
As Christians, we are different from the people of the world because God's Holy Spirit lives in us, and the more we seek God, the more like Jesus we become. Our commission is to share the truth, teach those who are wrong, and correct those who are being misled. But we also have to agree … Continue reading Be a Peacemaker
Where are the Peacemakers?
America has become totally absorbed with the presidential campaign. "Trump"—"Clinton"; that's all we hear about lately. Media sites are being flooded with the latest information that's been dug up on the candidates, and whether it's true or a rumor, it doesn't matter; it's dirty and juicy and people want to spread it. And many Christians also feel the need to join in … Continue reading Where are the Peacemakers?