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.

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...

I’m A New Christian, Now What?

1 John 5:13 says, “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.” So as a new...

Is Speaking in Tongues Necessary for Salvation?

Is speaking in tongues necessary for salvation? Are tongues also evidence that a person is saved and has the Holy Spirit? The quick answer to these questions is NO! Speaking in tongues is not...

How to Distinguish Between Good & Evil

How can we distinguish between good and evil? How can we know the difference between right and wrong? There are many bad and ungodly lifestyles which were once universally condemned in the past, but...

Are Christians Allowed to Judge?

One of the most misunderstood scriptures in relation to the topic of judging is Matthew 7:1-2 where Jesus says: “Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will...

How to be Filled with the Holy Spirit

What is the filling of the Holy Spirit? How can a person be filled with the Holy Spirit and how does a person know that he / she is filled with the Holy Spirit?...

5 Things Every Christian Needs to Give Up

When we become Christians, the Bible says that we become a new creature or a new creation in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17). The Bible also says that we become citizens and children of the...

Why Did God Kill Innocent People in the Old Testament?

The atheist Richard Dawkins in his book called the God Delusion describes God as being a moral monster who is a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser. Atheists basically argue that the God in the Old...

What is Truth?

What is truth? In life you can have people who have different perceptions about many issues and you find that people can create their own versions of what they believe is truth. For example...

How to Survive A Bad Economy

When faced with a bad economy, we can be tempted to feel insecure and we can become unsure of what the future holds for us. In a bad economy our job security; our lifestyle...

What Happens When You Become A Christian?

What happens when you become a Christian? What happens at the moment of your salvation when you put your trust in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour? The answer is – there are...

Hindrances to Spiritual Growth

Are you growing spiritually or are you stagnant? How can a person mature in the Christian faith? What are the hindrances to spiritual growth? There are many things in life that can hinder or...

How Do I Fix My Life?

        Does your life feel like it’s falling to pieces? Have you ever wondered how you can fix your life? Perhaps you have been trying to figure out how you can...

Don’t Grow Weary In Doing Good

Galatians 6:9 NKJV And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Are you tired of doing the right things in...