Why did God create marriage?

According to the Bible, marriage was given as a gift of God at the time of creation. (Genesis 1-3) The Creator made humans in His own image, both male and female. God’s stated intention still is that the two shall become one in a blessed partnership, to give birth and nurture children. Marriage is the […]

What happens to people who never hear about Jesus?

Unfortunately, they will be forever cut off from the presence of God. Christ himself make this abundantly clear when he says, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” [John. 14:6] The Apostle, Peter, clearly explained this to the religious leaders in Jerusalem after […]

Should Christians judge others?

Of course Christians should judge others, but there is a big difference in assessing another’s character or behavior and being judgmental about them. The scripture that people often cite is from Matthew chapter 7: Judge not, that ye be not judged. Matthew 7:1 (KJV) This verse is used by Christians and non-Christians alike to shut […]

Why do some Christians celebrate Epiphany?

Since the 4th-century Christian churches have been celebrating Epiphany. Derived from the Greek word, epiphaneia which means “manifestation”, the holy day remembers the first revealing of Jesus to the Gentiles–the Magi or wise men from the East. (see last week’s post, Who were the “Wise Men” who visited baby Jesus?Epiphany is commemorated 12 days after […]

How can I stop sinning?

All humans sin. God knew when He created us that we would not be perfect. Even with our best intentions we still sin. Only God has the authority to forgive sins. God loves us so much that he sent Jesus, his only son, to walk the earth and make the perfect sacrifice so that we […]

If God exists, why does life hurt so much?

Humans by nature are not perfect. In the beginning, God gave men and women the freedom to make choices and they chose to disobey God. Thus, sin entered the world and as a result of sin, there is hurtfulness. The good news is that when we draw on a source beyond ourselves for strength and […]

What is the meaning of life and why am I here?

God made people to love him with all their hearts, minds and souls and to love each other in the same way as we love ourselves. We were created foremost to bring glory to God, to be in right relationship to him and to worship him. We are here on earth to grow physically, mentally […]

Did Jesus come back from the dead?

There is a body of scholarly evidence that proves that a man named Jesus walked the earth, had many followers and was crucified. Christians believe that after being pronounced dead and buried for three days, Jesus arose from the dead. There is powerful, scholarly evidence that he was witnessed by hundreds, including his disciples, over […]

If God is in control, why can’t he destroy Satan?

It’s a good question. God could eliminate Satan anytime and plans to do so on his timetable. Until then, we will all struggle and endure Satan’s schemes. As humans, it is our desire to have the one who leads us to temptation removed so we no longer sin or are tempted. However, Satan is not […]

Does God exist?

If the vastness of the universe, the beauty of the world and the innocent touch of a baby are creations, there must be a creator. The evidence of God is present everywhere around us. How could anything so perfectly engineered be mere happenstance? When we accept that the intricacy of the universe in which we […]