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Bible and Polotics

WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT POLITICS? (PART 3)

With politics taking center stage in our society due to a divisive Supreme Court confirmation and pending midterm elections, maybe it is time we consider what the Bible has to say about political matters. For the record, this will not be an investigation or critique of political ideologies, platforms, or parties; instead, it will be a three week study of some key biblical principles affecting the Christian’s relationship with the government. Two weeks ago, we observed the relationship between God…
Bible and Polotics

WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT POLITICS? (PART 2)

With politics taking center stage in our society due to a divisive Supreme Court confirmation and pending midterm elections, maybe it is time we consider what the Bible has to say about political matters. For the record, this will not be an investigation or critique of political ideologies, platforms, or parties; instead, it will be a three week study of some key biblical principles affecting the Christian’s relationship with the government. In last week’s article we observed the relationship between…
Bible and Polotics

WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT POLITICS? (PART 1)

With politics taking center stage in our society due to a divisive Supreme Court confirmation and pending midterm elections, maybe it is time we consider what the Bible has to say about political matters. For the record, this will not be an investigation or critique of political ideologies, platforms, or parties; instead, it will be a three week study of some key biblical principles affecting the Christian’s relationship with the government. What is the relationship between God and government? In…

What Are You Waiting For?

The Bible tells us that he had been lame since birth. This man was “laid daily at the gate of the temple that is called the Beautiful Gate to ask alms of those entering the temple” (Acts 3:2). Can you imagine living in this kind of situation? Can you imagine what it would be like to depend on others just to take you from one place to the other? Can you imagine having to beg for money every single day,…

EMERGENCY ALERT

On Saturday, January 13 around 8:10 AM, residents and visitors of the state of Hawaii errantly received an emergency alert notification on their mobile phones which read, “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.” Thirty-eight minutes later a follow-up message, cancelling the original message, was finally sent which said, “There is no missile threat or danger to the State of Hawaii. Repeat. False Alarm.” Apparently, the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency was conducting a…

YOU MIGHT BE A HYPOCRITE IF…

The term “hypocrite” originally referred to an actor who pretended to be something he was not. In its original context, the word “hypocrite” was not a derogatory title; however, it evolved over time so that it came to be associated with dishonesty, a lack of genuineness, and contradictory behavior. It is this latter understanding of hypocrisy that the Bible utilizes.   As Christians, we are consistently instructed to eliminate hypocrisy. We are called to “love…without hypocrisy” (Romans 12:9), we are…

THE ANCHOR OF HOPE

What is hope? The way the world tends to use the word “hope,” it comes across as if it is just a “wish” or a “desire,” something you want but lack certainty of whether or not it will come to fruition. For example, a student might say, “I hope that I pass my Calculus class.” What that student is really saying is that he wants to receive a passing grade, but he is not certain that he did well enough…