10 Things You Should Know about Christian Ethics

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10 Things You Should Know about Christian Ethics

July 24, 2018by: Wayne Grudem, This article is part of the 10 Things You Should Know series.

What is Christian ethics and what role should it play in the life of a believer?

1. Christian ethics teaches us how to live.

Christian ethics asks what the whole Bible teaches us about which acts, attitudes, and personal character traits receive God’s approval and which ones do not.

This means that Christian ethics teaches us how to live. It is important to study Christian ethics so that we can better know God’s will, and so that each day we can “walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him” (Col. 1:10)…

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10 Key Bible Verses on Wisdom and Discernment

Yup, “I just got up this morning and decided to be DUMB all day” is something we hear every day from friends, family, and neighbors, right?  Of course not, we rise each day hoping to act smarter than the day before. 

TRUE Wisdom is, first and foremost, from the Lord. When you desire wisdom, go to him and his word in prayer, and be encouraged with these verses and commentary adapted from the ESV Study Bible.

10 Key Bible Verses on Wisdom and Discernment

Be Not Wise in Your Own Eyes

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Our Deepest Need at Christmas

Our Deepest Need at Christmas

He shall stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the Lord, in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God. And they shall dwell secure, for now he shall be great to the ends of the earth. And he shall be their peace.—Micah 5:4–5

December 18, 2020

There is a peace that must happen before there can be peace on earth. There must be peace between us and God. Our unbelief and his wrath must be removed. That is our deepest peace—and our deepest need at Christmas…

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How to Biblically Defend the Sanctity of Life

How to Biblically Defend the Sanctity of Life

God placed a higher premium on protecting the life of the unborn child and the pregnant mother than protecting the life of anybody else in Israelite society…

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What Does It Mean That God Chose Us?

What Does It Mean That God Chose Us before the Foundation of the World? (Ephesians 1)

Benjamin L. Merkle

What does it mean that God “chose us in him before the foundation of the world” (Ephesians 1:4a)? Why is this significant? What is God’s end goal in this?

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5 Questions about Homosexuality

5 Questions about Homosexuality

Kevin DeYoung

Q. If the Bible says so little about homosexuality, why do Christians insist on talking about it so much?

A. – The reason the Bible says comparatively little about homosexuality is because it was a comparatively uncontroversial sin among ancient Jews and Christians…

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Is Homosexuality a Sin?

Does God Single Out the Sin of Homosexuality? (Romans 1)

September 08, 2020

This article is part of the Tough Passages series.

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24Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, 25because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.

26For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; 27and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.

28And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done.29They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips,30slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents,31foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless.32Though they know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.

The Lust of the Heart

How low can people go? While in recent years same-sex relations have been glamorized in some sectors of society, Jesus confirmed that God’s will for marriage has always been lifelong heterosexual monogamy (Matt. 19:4–6).1Alternatives may be fashionable, but they are expressions of God’s abandoning people to the “lusts of their hearts” and to “impurity,” which can also be translated “vileness” (BDAG, s.v.  καθαρσία).

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Praying When You Feel Anxiety or Depression

Did You Know?

  • Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18.1% of the population every year.
  • Anxiety disorders are highly treatable, yet only 36.9% of those suffering receive treatment.
  • People with an anxiety disorder are three to five times more likely to go to the doctor and six times more likely to be hospitalized for psychiatric disorders than those who do not suffer from anxiety disorders.
  • Anxiety disorders develop from a complex set of risk factors, including genetics, brain chemistry, personality, and life events.

 


How to Pray When You’re Feeling Anxious or Depressed

David Murray

Prayer is hard at the best of times, but it’s hardest during anxious or depressed times. During such seasons, most of us find it hard to concentrate, we feel God is far away, and we despair of God hearing or helping us.

How can we make prayer easier and more encouraging to us in such dark and disturbing spells?

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Many folks feel shame, or other reasons for not seeking treatment PLEASE if you or someone you know is depressed, or has other mental health or substance abuse issues take the first step to save a life today and call:  

 

SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

5 Questions about Mental Illness

5 Questions about Mental Illness

David Murray

What is mental illness?

Mental illness is an old problem; as old as the fall. Although God made everything very good (Gen. 1:31), when sin entered, humanity came under the divine curse, together with the rest of the creation (Gen. 3:16-19). Every part of us was disordered and broken, including our bodies, our minds, our emotions, and our souls (Rom. 8:20–22)…

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5 Myths about Hell

5 Myths about Hell

Mark Jones

We need to convince people that hell is not people ultimately getting “what they wanted” as if there were some victory for the wicked.

We all want happiness, and as such we should all come to the fountain of blessedness, the Lord Jesus Christ, so that he can give to us all that we really desire: joy unspeakable.

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