Category: Christian Living & Growth

This category contains articles related to issues and topics related to spiritual growth and daily Christian life. It also provides Biblical answers to questions and thoughts that arise as a result of walking in Christ.

What are the Works of the Flesh?

When the Bible speaks of “the flesh” or the “sinful nature” it is usually referring to man’s tendency to gravitate towards sinful living. The flesh is man’s natural inclination to disobey God by attempting...

What Does it Mean to be a Berean? (Acts 17:10-12)

The Bereans were very interesting people who lived in the city of Berea in Macedonia. These people are mentioned in Acts 17:10-15 and the Bible describes them as being “noble”, “fair-minded” or “open-minded” because...

Which Denomination is the one True Church?

In Matthew 16:18 NLT Jesus Christ said He will build a Church that “all the powers of hell will not conquer”. What did Jesus mean? What kind of a Church is Jesus building that...

What is the Lust of the Flesh, Lust of the Eyes & the Pride of Life? (1 John 2:16)

1 John 2:16 says: For all that is in the world — the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life — is not of the Father but...

Why is There so Much Hypocrisy in the Church?

Hypocrisy is regrettably one of the leading reasons why many people are abandoning many church groups. Even worse, many people have totally forsaken the Christian faith due to witnessing hypocrisy within a church or...

How to Recognize the Mark of the Beast

How can we recognize the coming mark of the beast? According to the Bible, what will be the consequences of taking the mark of the beast when it eventually arrives? Is the mark of...

What is Christian Fellowship? Why is it Important?

What is Christian fellowship and why is it important in Christianity? What are some of the misconceptions which are associated with the meaning of Christian fellowship? For example: In a world where there are...

What are the Gifts of the Holy Spirit?

What are the gifts of the Holy Spirit? Does the Holy Spirit give every Christian believer a gift or gifts? Do these gifts still function in individuals, in the Church and within our modern...

6 Reasons Why Every Christian is a Minister

Is every Christian believer a minister of God – or is ministry specifically delegated to a select group of people, such as a priest, a pastor, worship leader or evangelist? According to the Bible...

Why was Jesus Persecuted?

Jesus Christ was a perfect and sinless person but yet He faced and endured persecution from the very world He had come to save. How could a perfect and sinless person face persecution? Why...

Should Christians Say “The Devil Made Me Do It”?

Is the devil to blame for every sin and suffering in the world? Can all evil and wickedness be blamed on the devil alone – or is man also accountable and responsible for his...

7 Ways to Respond During the End Times

We live in a period where the world is becoming worse instead of better. We also live in a time where the arrival of a New World Order is very near and the arrival...

The Difference between Biblical Christianity & Cultural Christianity

We live in a world where the general popularity of Biblical Christianity is fading or dwindling. Paul says the following in 2 Timothy 4:3-4: For the time is coming when people will not endure...

6 Ways to Heal & Recover from Spiritual Abuse

What is spiritual abuse and how can you heal and recover from spiritual abuse? Spiritual abuse is when a person uses religious beliefs and their religious influence to manipulate people into performing behaviours and...

What Does it Mean to Take Up Your Cross? (Luke 9:23)

In Luke 9:23 Jesus said: “If anyone would come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me.” However what does it mean to take up your cross?...

How to Wait on the Lord

What do you do when you pray to God and you have to wait for God to answer? Suppose the Lord appears to be taking too long to respond to your prayer request: what...

5 Sins That Christians Ignore

Sin is defined as any behavior that is against the law or word of God. Therefore to sin is to rebel against God. 1 John 3:4 says: Everyone who makes a practice of sinning...

What Does It Mean That All Have Sinned? (Romans 3:23)

Are we all born sinners? Is mankind naturally good or naturally sinful by nature? Romans 3:23 says: For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God So the Bible is stating...

Why Won’t Everyone who says “Lord, Lord” enter Heaven? (Matthew 7:21)

In Matthew 7:21 Jesus warned that not everyone who says “Lord, Lord” will enter the kingdom of Heaven. What did He mean? Jesus is saying not everyone who professes to be a Christian will...

Who Killed Jesus Christ?

Who killed Jesus? Who is really responsible for the death of Jesus Christ on the cross? When we investigate the issues related to Christ’s mission on earth and the events that eventually led to...

What is Spiritual Blindness?

Spiritual blindness is a spiritual condition where an individual is unable to recognize God or perceive the works of God. Spiritual blindness is also a condition where a person fails to understand the message...

What is the Armor of God? How to Put On the Armor of God

The Bible frequently reminds us that humanity is involved in a spiritual battle. We do not fight against flesh and blood but we fight against principalities and evil spiritual forces. Ephesians 6:12 says: For...

Why Are There So Many Christian Denominations?

Why are there so many Christian denominations? In John 17:11,21,23 Jesus prayed that Christians would be united as one and not be divided. Jesus prayed: “May they experience such perfect unity that the world...

4 Causes of Sexual Misconduct by Church Leaders

This is a situation that happens far too often: A pastor or church leader is exposed for cheating on his wife or for performing all kinds of sexual misconduct with member(s) of his own...

Should Christians Obey The Old Testament Law?

Are Christians required to obey the Old Testament law? For example, should Christians keep the Sabbath and abstain from eating pork? Should Christians tithe or make altars and conduct sacrifices as was practiced in...

Did God Give Humans Free Will?

  What is free will? How do we know if free will really exists and do humans really have a free will? Britannica defines free will as the following: Free will, in humans, the...

Why Is Life So Hard?

When we look around the world it’s clear to see that there are so many hardships. We only need to watch the news to realize that life is not easy for many people. In...

What is the Church?

What is the Church? First it’s important to look at what the Church is not. The Church is not a building; the Church is not a denomination; the Church is not a business; the...

What is the Gift of Speaking in Tongues?

The issue of speaking in tongues has been a controversial issue for many years depending on which religious denomination that one belongs to. However, it is important to study and discover what the Bible...

Is Money The Root of All Evil?

For the love of money Balaam desired to curse Israel in return for a handsome payment from Balak. But when God refused both for Balaam to curse Israel and therefore earn the treasure, Balaam...

How Can I Become More Like Jesus Christ?

The word Christian was originally a nickname for people who were followers or disciples of Jesus Christ or the Christian faith. The word Christian means to be Christ-like or an imitator of Christ and...

Why Do I Keep Sinning As A Christian?

When many people become born again Christians, there are some who wonder why they can’t stop sinning as Christians. Why do Christians continue to sin if they have genuinely received Jesus Christ as Lord...

How Should A Christian Respond to Suffering?

We undoubtedly live in a world where pain and suffering is inevitable. The Bible reminds us that this world is a fallen world in which man is a sinner who needs God’s redemption. The...

What is Christian Ministry?

Misconceptions About The Definition of Ministry One of the most common misconceptions by many people regarding the definition of Christian ministry today is that the word ministry has been defined to mean either a...

What Does The Bible Say About Revenge?

How should we react or retaliate in the face of persecution, harassment, betrayal or any kind of wrong-doing? What should we do when someone offends us, mocks us or even deceives us? Should our...

What is the Fear of the Lord?

What does it mean to have the fear of the Lord? The word fear has several meanings. One of the definitions of the word fear by Oxford Living Dictionaries is that fear is “A...

Is Freedom of Speech A Biblical Principle?

Freedom of speech is defined as the right to express any opinions without censorship, restraint or fear of retaliation. Freedom of speech – also known as “freedom of expression” or “free speech” involves the...

Does God Still Perform Miracles Today?

Does God still work miracles today in our modern age? For example, is there still evidence around the world that God does the supernatural work of healing the sick, healing the blind or even...