A Question of Obedience

A Question of Obedience

Does not the biblical emphasis on obedience lend itself to legalism (e.g., Deut. 4:1)?

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Are They Real?

Nothing! Of course, some have argued that they are mentioned in the Bible (e.g., 2 Kings 2:11), but there is nothing in it comparable to what some claim to have seen today. However, some Adventists—emotionally and spiritually balanced believers—have informed me that they have seen such objects and that they would like to know how…

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Marked

It doesn’t say much. In cultures around the world tattooing has been a common practice for ages. So your question is about an ancient practice that continues to be part of the human experience in many places. Tattoos are usually understood to refer to designs or symbols or art on the body by inserting, through…

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Worship and Ethics: A Reflection on Psalm 15

A short study on the inextricable relation between worship and conduct in Psalm 15. From this short Psalm we learn that those who genuinely experience God's presence in the place of worship will mirror God in other places.

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Christian Life Style and Appearance

While millions of humans suffer, hunger, and die, others live extravagant lives. They own the hottest gadgets, have the newest and largest houses, seek constantly new forms of entertainment, and dedicate their lives to ever-changing fashion by wearing the latest and most expensive clothes.

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Revelation’s Perspective on Persecution

While in some parts of the world religious persecution is rare, in other parts it is a daily plight. This articles takes a look at the Apocalypse to find out what it has to say about persecution as a Christian experience.

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The Gift of Sexuality

In Eden God gave wonderful gifts to humanity. Two have survived Paradise, the Sabbath and marriage. These are supposed to be enjoyed and celebrated. Heterosexual marriage is about companionship, love, and mutual support. It is also the place to use the gift of sexual intimacy. When we talk about stewardship of our bodies, this includes…

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Reflections on Worship in Revelation 4 and 5

This article looks at one of the many worship scenes in Revelation and discusses the theology of worship and its implications for us today.

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“It Does Not Affect Me” and Other Myths about Religious Persecution

Persecution is part of the Christian "package," but this does not mean we should actively court mistreatment or abuse.

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Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage: Old Testament Foundations and New Testament Implications

What does the Old Testament teach about marriage, divorce, and remarriage and how does it apply to New Testament times?

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