Monthly Archives: August 2010

Absolute and Relative Rules for Behavior

There are some rules that are true for all cultures at all times.  Even though different periods of history bring different challenges idolatry, sexual immorality, gossip, greed, murder, and slander are never okay.  However, choosing the right things to eat, … Continue reading

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Watching ‘R’ Rated Movies

At the conservative Christian college where I teach, I frequently get challenged on my movie watching habits.  I point out that many ‘G’ rated movies preach a self-focused existentialism that is at odds with Christianity.  So some of my more … Continue reading

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Opportunities for Demons

An idol is literally a piece of stone or wood.  However, it gives demonic forces an opportunity.  If someone is seeking to communicate with the spiritual world in a forbidden way, a demon can take advantage of that.  Paul points … Continue reading

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Reality Behind Religions

There is a difference between eating meat, sold in a marketplace, that has been offered to an idol and activively participating in pagan religious festivals.  A Christian can not engage in what is called religious syncretism.  This is a term … Continue reading

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No More Than Your Can Bear

The promise is hopeful.  We do not have to endure doubts, trials, or temptations that are new to the world.  The world has seen greed, lust, and sloth before.  People before us have trusted in God and overcome the desire … Continue reading

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Timeless Examples of Rebellion

Although the examples that Paul sited were from 2,000 years before he wrote, the hearts of people had not moved closer to God.  Although Paul wrote 2,000 years before our time, his words are still relevant.  Of course, Paul carefully … Continue reading

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You Have Been Warned

People seem to like a Sugardaddy God.  He views the world with all the warm-fuzzies that they have and then gives them pizza and ice-cream for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  When people suffer injustice the perpetrator should be punished by God.  When … Continue reading

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