• Does God Necessarily Exist?

    John 1:1–5

    The god of the philosophers is not the God of the Bible. We worship and serve no abstract First Cause but a loving Father. Yet, we also know that our loving God is the self-sufficient origin of all things. Praise ...Read More

  • Embracing the Truth

    Examine your own life: Are you tempted to embrace the thought patterns of the secular world in order to be modern and relevant in your thinking? Are you living an empty, discontent faith in monastic isolation?Read More

  • The Equivocation Of Chance

    Romans 11:33

    The word chance is often used as a stand-in for God in science, as if we are saying, “We do not know what caused this, but whatever it is, it cannot be God.” Thus, using chance to explain away God ...Read More

  • Faith and Death

    1 Corinthians 15:1–58

    It can be easy to see the injustice around us and believe that things will never be set right. However, God’s Word proclaims that a day of perfect justice is coming. Those who live by faith do not lose sight ...Read More

  • Fearing God

    Ecclesiastes 11-12

    Patience is a key virtue in the Christian life because of our need to take a long view of things. It can be difficult to remain faithful in suffering or to spend hours ministering with little visible return. When we ...Read More

  • The First And Primary Cause

    Psalm 14:1a

    It is logically necessary that God exists. Because anything exists, there must be a first, primary cause of all else, and only the self-existent God of Scripture can fill that role. Only Christianity can offer true, ultimate meaning to people ...Read More

  • Gnosticism

    2 John 7

    The early church rejected Gnosticism, but certain aspects of Greek thought linger even today. Many believe our bodies are just shells for our souls — the “real” us. Yet though our souls are with the Lord at death, we are ...Read More

  • Hedonism

    Ecclesiastes 2:1–11

    Hedonism tends to say that the only pleasure worth having is sensual in nature. It is ultimately a futile pursuit, as Solomon says in today’s passage. We are made to have a relationship with an infinite being, and therefore nothing ...Read More

  • Human Philosophies

    Colossians 2:8

    God prescribed food laws and other ritualistic observances for old covenant Israel, so we know that these practices are not inherently evil. They only become wrong when they become ends in themselves (1 Sam. 15:22–23). We might not be tempted ...Read More

  • Humility And Understanding

    Hebrews 11:3

    Science helps us understand how the world operates, and one thing that it cannot do is draw conclusions that are logically impossible. If a scientific conclusion is logically impossible, we know it is an erroneous conclusion. When we encounter things ...Read More

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