During the month of October, many conscientious Christians grow curious about the moral aspects of participating in Halloween. Christians observe violent, bloody, and immodest costumes on Halloween and wonder if such is appropriate for their children to celebrate the holiday. Some Christians celebrate Halloween simply by dressing up in a costume and having fun, seeing…

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“In God we trust” became the official motto of the United States in 1956. Two years prior, the words “under God” were added to the pledge of alliance. However, long before official coinage and pledges, faith in God permeated people’s thoughts and hearts. First President, George Washington, stated “Let us indulge the supposition that morality…

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Weddings, concerts, proms, and many other social gathers in which young adults gather often include dancing. When people hear music, they feel the need to move and bounce with the rhythm, a natural expression of joy and merriment. However, dancing can become licentious and explicit. Popular choreography often induces impure thoughts and puts the dancers…

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The problem of church division plagues Christianity as a whole. Every religious group in the Christian world struggles to obey the command ascribed to Corinth by the apostle Paul, “Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions…

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The symbolism in the book of Revelation often stands as a shadowy figure in studies of the New Testament. Bible classes ignore the dubious discussions that emanate from the book and just snicker at the conspiracy theories and apocalyptic warnings that people throw out. Many believe that the book of Revelation is a prophecy that…

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Often those with a less-than-reputable past or the unhappy doubt their usefulness to the Lord and have no confidence as a Christian. With such verses and statements like, “a corrupt tree [cannot] bring forth good fruit” (Matt. 7:18b), “Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?” (James 3:11), and “They…

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The English poet Alexander Pope famously states in his 1711 poem, An Essay on Criticism, “To err is human” (Alexander Pope, The Poems of Alexander Pope, ed. John Butt (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1963), 160). Many presume that even the Heavenly Father cannot expect Christians to be perfect because they are humans. Humans…

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There exists a fine line between, people not judging based on appearances and Christians leading people to believe in a false idea through their example. Christians often ponder and ask questions like, “I know gambling is wrong, but is it also wrong if I work for the gambling hall and not participate in the gambling?”…

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The worship assembly spans over numerous generations all coming together into one unified glorification of their Creator. To see and be a part of such an experience enriches one’s life (Ps. 133:1). Nevertheless, with so many people of various backgrounds and life experiences, many worship goers expect and appeal for different preferences in worship. Baby…

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