Is God using recent natural disasters to punish humanity? This is a difficult question. It cannot be answered by simply quoting a Bible passage. It requires a careful study of God's nature, how He relates to the natural world, and the... (read more)
The term “spirit of prophecy” occurs only once in the Bible, namely in Revelation 19:10; but the readers in John’s days knew exactly what John meant by this phrase. They were familiar with this expression, which was frequently used in... (read more)
So what happens when we pray? First, prayer opens our lives to God's cleansing power. During prayer the Holy Spirit x-rays our souls. We see hidden sins and defects in our characters that keep us from being the powerful witnesses... (read more)
Was the Sabbath changed from the seventh day of the week to the first day? Well, yes and no. Let’s deal with the “no” first.
One of the czars of Russia, walking in his park one day, came upon a sentry standing before a patch of weeds. The czar asked him what he was doing there. The sentry did not know. All he could say... (read more)
Despite doctrinal differences on various other topics, most Christians agree that a day of rest is an integral part of the Christian life. But on which day are we to rest? “By the seventh day God had finished the work he... (read more)
Prayer is the simple act of having a conversation with God. It’s about talking with the Creator of the Universe: whether aloud or in our thoughts, during special or ordinary moments, when we’re on the move or before we go... (read more)
God is love, power, and splendor—and God is a mystery. His ways are far beyond us, but He still reaches out to us. God is infinite yet intimate, three yet one, all-knowing yet all-forgiving. We will spend eternity cherishing an... (read more)