How Can One Overcome Addiction to Gambling?

Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky wrote The Gambler in 1866. In this autobiographical novel, he offered a personal understanding of the psychology and physiology of the compulsive, addicted gambler. He documented characteristics such as the...

Pray for Salvation?

Preachers sometimes invite listeners to pray something such as, “God, I am sorry I have sinned. Please forgive me and let Jesus come into my heart. Thank you for forgiving me and giving me...

Where Did Cain Get His Wife?

Cain has the distinction of being the first murderer in the Bible. When he saw that “the Lord respected Abel and his offering, but He did not respect Cain and his offering,” he became...

Why Does God Allow Suffering?

In view of recent events, one writer suggested that we all “boycott God.” She proposed that if we all stopped praying, attending church, and praising Him, that this just might make Him stop killing so...

Does Mark 16:16 Belong in the Bible?

Some modern Bibles cast doubt as to whether the end of Mark (including Mark 16:16) belongs in the Bible. Some omit Mark 16:9–20 altogether. Others have a shorter ending after verse eight that says,...

Was Jesus born in a house, as Matthew says, or in a stable, as...

Critics of the historical accuracy of the Bible often find what they believe are contradictions among the writers of the gospel accounts because there are differences. Remember however, that a difference is not necessarily...

Why Do Bad Things Happen?

The most commonly asked question about God—which has been called the “Achilles Heel” of Christianity—is, “Why does a loving, all-powerful God allow suffering in His world?”

Is it wrong to celebrate Christmas?

What does the Bible have to say about Christmas? Should we celebrate the birth of Jesus? What is the origin of Christmas? These are some of the many questions we hope to answer in this study.

Must we give thanks if we are in difficult circumstances?

When the world seems to be closing in on us, or when we feel like we have our backs up against the wall, giving thanks may be the last thing we would ever think...

is the Devil Omniscient?

The devil is not, nor can he be, omniscient. If he were omniscient, he would be God. A passage pertinent to this discussion is 1 Corinthians 2:6–8, which says, “Howbeit we speak wisdom among...