For many, death is one of life’s greatest mysteries. Some believe we cease to exist, while others speculate about an afterlife. Do we really die, or do we have a soul that lives on apart from the body?
Instead of the once popular idea the universe could be teeming with life, many scientists are now realising the uniqueness of earth. Everything we see around us is carefully designed to sustain our existence.
The study of archaeology has strengthened the faith of Christians down through the centuries and even influenced a famous, avowed atheist to become an ardent believer in the accuracy of the biblical accounts.
Children's books portraying a fictional young wizard called Harry Potter have become best sellers. Parents are pleased the stories encourage children to read, but are there other factors that need consideration?
The sudden destruction of the ancient city of Pompeii is a reminder of the fragility and fleetingness of existence. An entire city and its population was wiped out in one afternoon and centuries later there are still lessons we can learn from this calamity.
The continuing abortion debate reveals deep fears and division. The life of a child in its mother’s womb, something that should bring people together, continues to divide and tear the moral fabric of a people.
The coming Kingdom of God was the subject of much of Jesus’ teaching during His ministry. It was the topic of many parables and another way Jesus demonstrated what the Kingdom of God on earth would be like was through His miracles.
Hundreds of years ago some courageous men risked their lives to bring us the Holy Scriptures in English. Some had to flee their homes and countries and others died as martyrs to produce an English translation of the Bible.
Many people today believe Noah’s ark could not have carried all of its intended cargo. They're convinced it would have had to have been of gargantuan proportions—far exceeding the dimensions recorded in Genesis or the supposedly primitive technology of that time.
“God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). So what about those who die, having never even heard of Jesus Christ? Are they forever cut off from God, or damned to indescribable torment?
If you were accidentally responsible for the death of a family member, how would you deal with the grief and guilt , as well as comfort other family members? John Miller reveals some insights based on his experience.
For people who observe Easter it might come as a surprise to learn that Paul, the Apostle sent to the Gentiles, gave instructions to a mostly Gentile church in Corinth to keep festivals generally regarded as Jewish and not for Christians.
The observance of the annual Feast of Trumpets represents the culmination of the present age of man and the beginning of a remarkable time during which God will play a much more direct role in world events.
In a world of broken relationships and shattered families, the story of the prodigal son illustrates the positive outcomes resulting from reconciliation and forgiveness and also helps us learn more about our Father in heaven.
Pentecost is the annual observance of the anniversary of the beginning of Christianity under the New Covenant and, according Jewish tradition, this was also the day God gave the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai.
The traditional family structure is breaking down, with society and the media redefining the definition of ‘family’ and moral behaviour. In spite of these negative influences most parents want to ensure their children lead happy and secure Christian lives, eventually maturing to wisely nurture their own families.
Most people get their ideas of God from other people, yet it is the Bible that has been preserved by God to teach us about Him, and the only inspired record we can rely on. How biblical are your ideas of God?
It's Christmas season again. Christian families take for granted that Christ was born on Christmas day (25th December) and honour God by observing this special event. As a thinking Christian, some years ago, I made a daring decision not to.