Those who seek wealth fall into "temptation and a snare." We must be careful to note it is how one regards wealth or why one desires it that is the real issue. Covetousness is the immoral desire for wealth by unlawful means. The desire for wealth can become all-consuming. The poor are as inclined to be consumed by a desire for wealth as the rich.
Good testimonies are usually told to my wife. That is the way reports of blessings come to this pastor. Sometimes news of bad events is made to my face, but good tidings seem always to be said to my wife.
Deuteronomy 21:18-21 contains what is, perhaps, the most vilified law of the Old Testament. It is widely believed that this law authorizes the stoning of children who disobey their parents.
Many Americans don't realize how fortunate we are to live in an overwhelmingly culturally Christian country. We daily enjoy the tremendous benefits that have been derived from being founded as a Christian nation and an earlier generation's determination to establish a solidly and unapologetically monolithic Christian culture.
In our last UN update we began to frame the problem of "doorkeeping." We noted that there must be some mechanism whereby church membership is regulated, else anyone could, with impunity, claim to be a member or, alternatively, no one could legitimately claim to be a member.
The question of conspiracies is often discussed and seldom understood. Usually, the term "conspiracy" is reserved for the hated opposition.
The first nine days that Hurricane Mitch hovered over Nicaragua the storm dumped 4 inches of rain per hour for 6 days. And then the rainfall lessened to 10 inches a day dumping an additional 30 inches of rain in 3 days.
God covenanting with Noah: Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him: 'I now establish my covenant with you and with your descendants after you'" (Gen. 9:8-9).