Simple Gift, Lasting Value

Posted on Jan 05, 2015  |    ()
At the start of 2015, many people are working hard and sacrificing to fulfill their New Year resolutions. Some want to lose weight. Others commit to spending less money. Many want to live more unselfishly. How about you? Would you like to be a consistent blessing to others? Here’s one way you can do that with a gift that will cost you nothing.

Captives Set Free

Posted on Dec 15, 2014  |    ()
"His ideology is just so strong and so powerful that it clouds his vision for common sense and objectiveness.” Unwilling to wait any longer, police finally stormed a café in Sydney, Australia, to free a dozen hostages after a 16-hour standoff with a lone gunman.

A Robot Apocalypse

Posted on Dec 09, 2014  |    ()
Does the rapid advancement of artificial intelligence (AI) spell disaster for the people on our planet? Is the future of humanity at risk because super-intelligent robots will someday steer us to doom? Discover what the Bible actually says about the end of civilization ...

Atheists and Christmas

Posted on Dec 01, 2014  |    ()
It’s that time of year again: Atheists are posting antagonistic billboards throughout the month of December in an effort to mock Christians and Christmas.

Seven Unusual Reasons to Be Thankful

Posted on Nov 25, 2014  |    ()
During Thanksgiving, it can sometimes be pretty easy to make a list of blessings for which we might be grateful. 'In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you'. But that can be a tall order when your bank account is empty or you’re facing a serious illness ...

The Bible vs. Darwin

Posted on Nov 17, 2014  |    ()
In a recent poll in England, the Bible narrowly beat out Charles Darwin’s "On the Origin of Species" as the most valuable book to humanity. Those who chose "Origin" over Scripture said that Darwin answered the fundamental questions of human existence, whereas Scripture does not. But is that true?

A Really Lost Gospel

Posted on Nov 10, 2014  |    ()
A new book is marketing old claims about Jesus—that He was married to Mary Magdalene and had two children. How should Christians process these “new discoveries” found in ancient manuscripts that contradict the Bible?

How to Live with Dignity

Posted on Nov 03, 2014  |    ()
Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old woman who was suffering with terminal brain cancer, ended her life on November 1, 2014, through physician-assisted suicide. Many have supported her choice to “die with dignity,” but others are struggling to live with dignity. What does the Bible say about how we should live?

Breaking the Ten Commandments

Posted on Oct 27, 2014  |    ()
Telling the police the devil made him do it, an Oklahoma man drove his truck into a Ten Commandments monument at the state capitol. Many are upset that this mentally disturbed soul smashed the controversial statue to pieces, but how many of them are spiritually smashing God’s law into dust?

How Do We Forgive Our Enemies?

Posted on Oct 21, 2014  |    ()
A woman who was kidnapped and held captive for more than a decade now says she has been able to forgive her abductor and find peace. The Bible speaks much about forgiveness, even toward our enemies—but is it really possible?

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?

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