The Truth About 'Left Behind'

Posted on Oct 13, 2014  |    ()
The recent reboot movie 'Left Behind' has been heavily criticized as shoddy with atrocious acting. But a deeper question revolves around its theology. Is the rapture actually biblical?

The Argument from Evil

Posted on Sep 29, 2014  |    ()
How and why does a good and loving God permit terrible, unjust suffering to exist in our world? Some believe this is a  “clincher” argument against the existence of God. Could it be that just the opposite is true?

United Religions

Posted on Sep 10, 2014  |    ()
Shimon Peres, former Israeli president, met last week with Pope Francis to propose a type of United Nations for world religions. Is this part of God’s plan for lasting world peace?

Suicide: A Final Act

Posted on Aug 18, 2014  |    ()
The tragic death of Robin Williams last week has raised public awareness about suicide, a choice from which there is no turning back. Does the Bible say anything about this troubling topic?

Suffering Persecution

Posted on Aug 13, 2014  |    ()
As the militant group ISIS continues to seize territory in Northern Iraq and Syria, declaring an Islamic state, it is slaughtering those—including Christians—who don’t support their radical goals.

A Deadly Pestilence

Posted on Aug 06, 2014  |    ()
It’s the worst-ever outbreak of the deadly Ebola disease—and there is no known cure for the virus now ravaging West Africa and frightening the entire world. But did you know that Jesus said pestilences would be a sign of His soon return?

Pope Promotes Sunday

Posted on Jul 07, 2014  |    ()
Pope Francis recently discouraged people from working on Sundays, speaking of the day as a traditional Christian holiday. Is this custom found in the Bible?

Forcing Faith

Posted on Jul 02, 2014  |    ()
The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that some privately held companies can opt out of having to provide certain contraception coverage if it violates the religious beliefs of their ownership. But the Bible says that such faith-based liberties will eventually disappear in unexpected ways before the return of Christ ...

Dying for Your Faith

Posted on Jun 25, 2014  |    ()
Meriam Ibrahim is a Sudanese Christian making headlines for recently being condemned to death for her faith. Would you be willing to die for your belief in Jesus?

Ancient Fable or Trustworthy Record?

Posted on Jun 17, 2014  |    ()
In a recent Gallup poll, one in five Americans said they do not believe the Bible is the Word of God. But even among those who do believe it to be inspired, there is great division about how inspiration actually works. So what does the Bible say?

Sin in the Name of Christ

Posted on May 20, 2014  |    ()
A cult leader from Minnesota has been charged with abusing girls, calling them the “brides of Christ” and saying that he is “Christ in the flesh.” But Jesus warned us about end-time deceivers who will come in His name.

Lawlessness Abounds

Posted on May 07, 2014  |    ()
More than 200 girls have been kidnapped from an all-girls secondary school in northeast Nigeria by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. The abduction and other violent acts of this terrorist group remind us we live in perilous times.

Is Heaven for Real?

Posted on Apr 16, 2014  |    ()
Is there really a heaven? Absolutely. So where do we find trustworthy facts about this place? A new movie this week, "Heaven Is for Real," makes staggering claims about heaven and people who die. How does it compare with the Bible?

Whispers of War

Posted on Apr 02, 2014  |    ()
The troubling Crimean crisis continues to loom in the headlines. Will this international predicament between Russia and the Ukraine escalate into a battle of biblical proportions?

Noah: A Story of Warning, Not Amusement

Posted on Mar 25, 2014  |    ()
The new release of the major Hollywood film Noah is creating a deluge of reactions both inside and outside the Christian community. Some religious leaders are praising the $160 million biblical epic, but does this film accurately portray the message of Scripture?

Spiritual Formation: A Self-Centered Spiritualism?

Posted on Mar 19, 2014  |    ()
Twenty years ago, many Christians would not have raised an eyebrow over the term "spiritual formation," but today there is a lot of passionate discussion about how this philosophy and practice are infiltrating our churches. Should Christians be involved with spiritual formation and contemplative prayer?

Five Ways to Battle the Blues

Posted on Mar 12, 2014  |    ()
Life is stressful, and everyone eventually gets hit by challenges that can knock them off their feet. But when your feelings stay low, day after day, getting in the way of normal, everyday life, you might be battling depression. What can you do?

Does Pope’s Message Fulfill Prophecy?

Posted on Feb 28, 2014  |    ()
A recent video from Pope Francis appealing for unity with Protestants in America has gone viral. Many are asking, "Is this a fulfillment of Bible prophecy?" Click here for a special message from Pastor Doug Batchelor, which includes a link to his special video message directly addressing this event.

A Solemn Choice

Posted on Feb 27, 2014  |    ()
Baptism can be an extremely emotional experience for a new Christian—one of joy and one of deep reflection. But how far should a church go to encourage baptism? The commitment to follow Jesus Christ is not something to be taken lightly. It is a covenant to be made with careful preparation.

The Strongest Evidence

Posted on Feb 19, 2014  |    ()
From the headlines! Does handling a poisonous snake prove that you are anointed of God? The Bible seems to indicate that some people will be able to take up serpents and not be harmed. Is that what Mark 16:18 really teaches?

7 Tips for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

Posted on Jan 09, 2014  |    ()
“New Year’s resolutions are a complete waste of time! Most people make them and break them the same week. I’ve quit making silly promises.” Have you ever heard sentiments like these? Should we ever make pledges? How do we choose and meet goals? Here are seven tips to sharpen your New Year’s resolutions.

Winds of Chaos Are Blowing

Posted on Dec 26, 2013  |    ()
A blizzard is brewing in Utah this holiday season. In one of the most socially conservative states in America, Utah’s 10-year ban on same-sex marriages has been unilaterally struck down by a federal judge as unconstitutional. The ruling shocked and surprised many ...

A Memorial to Satan?

Posted on Dec 12, 2013  |    ()
It's true ... a group of Satanists in Oklahoma are seeking to set up their own monument—a religious memorial to Satan, no less—next to a privately funded display of the Ten Commandments at the state capitol in Oklahoma City.

Six Ways to Get More Out of a Sermon

Posted on Nov 21, 2013  |    ()
It is possible to be physically sitting in the pew and hearing a sermon—but mentally be miles away. How do we overcome everyday obstacles in church and get a blessing from most any worship service, even a "boring" one? Here are six ideas to help you get more out of every sermon ...

Six Things You Should Know About Spiritual Gifts

Posted on Oct 30, 2013  |    ()
God has given every believer a treasure more valuable than even the most ancient and precious antiques. Yet it’s a gift many have never discovered or used. Here are six important lessons from the Bible about spiritual gifts ...

The Road Back to the Sabbath (An Infographic)

Posted on Sep 26, 2013  |    ()
Ever wonder why the vast majority of Christians go to church on Sunday—instead of Saturday like Jesus did? Our new Sabbath infographic explores this fascinating history and the meaning of the Sabbath for God's people from Genesis to Revelation.

The Six Biggest Reasons for Quitting Church

Posted on Sep 04, 2013  |    ()
Why do people stop attending church? The answers you get from one person to the next might be diverse, but we know there are trends.

Who Is Jesus Christ?

Posted on Aug 29, 2013  |    ()
Another author has determined that the Jesus of the Bible is not the real Jesus of history. How can we know the truth? Can we really trust the Bible? This week's blog takes a look at a current event that is challenging the faith of Christians in a time of skepticism ...

Beyond Mars

Posted on Aug 16, 2013  |    ()
A permanent human colony on Mars? That’s the plan of Mars One, a non-profit organization led by Dutch entrepreneur Bas Lansdorp. But did you know that the Bible reveals that when our world finally collapses, the Creator will remove those who have chosen to follow God to start another kind of colony? ...

7 Surefire Tips for Memorizing Scripture

Posted on Jul 02, 2013  |    ()
We’ve talked about why you need to memorize Scripture—but what about the methods you can use to actually store God’s Word in your heart and mind? We offer these seven surefire tips to get you started!

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