Dealing with Conspiracy Theories

Lessons from Matthew 13

Matthew 13 constitutes Jesus’ third major teaching block in this Gospel and lies at the center of the Gospel’s five discourses (the others are Matthew 5–7, 10, 18, and 24–25).

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“You Shall not Kill” or “You Shall not Murder”? The Meaning of Ratsakh in the Sixth Commandment

The Decalogue is a precious gift endowed to humanity by God Himself (Exod 31:18), uttered (Exod 20:1; Deut 5:4–5, 24) and written (Exod 24:12; 31:18; Deut 5:22) by Him. It presents the foundational principles to preserve life and defines how one maintains the vertical (first four commandments) and horizontal (last six commandments) relationships that are the most valuable properties in life.

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The Power of Choice and Life: A Short Theological Reflection

It has been said that “man has been endowed by God with the greatest and most awesome of freedoms: the freedom of choice.”1 Indeed, the ability of human beings to make meaningful choices is one of the most significant aspects of what it means to be human.

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Seventh-day Adventists and Military Service – Some Reflections on Ethical Challenges in Military Service

This article addresses some of the ethical and moral challenges the military service poses for the Adventist faith.

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The Love Chapter’s Big Tree

What is the relationship between faith, hope, and love in 1 Corinthians 13:13? Paul wrote, “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love” (1 Cor. 13:13, NIV). This triad of Christian virtues is mentioned often in the New Testament demonstrating its importance for the Christian life (e.g.,…

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Death Penalty: An Opinion

Upon request the BRI Ethics Committee has issued an opinion on the question if capital punishment should be promoted in Adventist churches.

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The Hotter the Better

What is the meaning of “In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head” (Prov. 25:22, NIV)? Sounds painful! Allow me to quote the full proverb: “If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals…

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Jesus and Divorce and Remarriage in Matthew 19

"What did Jesus think about divorce and remarriage and what are the implications for us?"

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What Christians Should Do Before and After Casting Their Ballot – Biblical Perspectives

As Christians we should not only pray for the leaders of our country, but also vote for them in accordance with biblical principles.

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