We often hear the term “act of God” inappropriately applied to unforeseen tragedies. But what about the acts of man, and the acts of Satan? It is critically important to understand how the acts of man and Satan have created the world’s problems, and how the true acts of God will save us.
A slogan created to promote good morale, emerging from the Second World War, can serve as a useful reminder to Christians in times of trial.
It is very important that we understand the basic principles of Christianity. And it is very important that we put those principles into practice. The most basic key to Christianity is practice, practice, practice. We grow by doing.
During times of crisis, especially on a world-wide scale, we can get caught up in uncertainty, fear, and even panic. God’s truth, His promises, and our relationship with Him gives us peace and hope in times of distress.
Seventy-five years ago the first atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Sine then many have wondered: will humanity end this way? The answer is no, because of the elect of God. Who are the elect, and how did they become the elect?
Is it more important what you believe or how you live your life? What is the importance of our beliefs? How we answer these questions is important for each of us. Is it good enough to be a good person?
One of Jesus' most important promises was to build an enduring Church. The New Testament Church is in many ways very different from Old Testament Israel. So why do we need to be placed into the Church? And what does God expect of those who are placed within the one Church Jesus promised to build?
Unity is a difficult word to define. In Ephesians 4:2-3 we are encouraged to be “endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” Unity in the Church is our goal as we see in numerous Scriptures, but we also see that it won’t be easy. It is something we must continually strive for. The Bible describes three faces of unity or three facets to unity in the Church: Unity of doctrine or belief; unity of purpose or a common goal; and unity of conduct or a common standard of conduct. By applying ourselves in these three facets of unity we can come closer to achieving the goal that has been laid out for us – unity in the Church.
Division is the enemy of unity. How can we help unity win in the Church?