How is Christianity Different from other Religions?

how is Christianity different
When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished, saying, “Who then can be saved?” But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” –Matthew 19:25-26

The difference between Christianity and every other religion is that Christianity is impossible.

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Why Did God Love/Bless King David So Much?

Bible Verses: 1 Samuel 16:1, 13
Bible Verses: 1 Samuel 16:1, 13

In the Scriptures, there is no king who was the apple of God’s eye like David. The heart of God had a special affection for the man who was later described by the Lord as, “a man after my heart, who will do all my will.” (Acts 13:22). A Bible study on the life of David, however, would not reveal a perfect man, but rather a man who failed and sinned in many ways. So the questions must be asked, Why did God love and bless David so much? Continue reading Why Did God Love/Bless King David So Much?

How to Love the Opposite Sex as a Single Christian

 

guy and girlThis is my command: Love each other in the same way I have loved you. There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend. -John 15: 12-13 (NLT)

How can a single person love those of the opposite sex well? To properly answer this important question, the first thing you must do is define your definition of love. The truest essence of love is expressed in the words and actions of Jesus (John 15:13), “There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend.” Continue reading How to Love the Opposite Sex as a Single Christian

4 Dangers of Being Unequally Yoked

#1 danger for single Christians
In preparation for this article, read Matthew 22:36-40, Deuteronomy 10:12-13, Nehemiah 13:23-27, and 1 Corinthians 7:39

What is the greatest temptation and danger for an unmarried Christian? And how do single Christians avoid this danger? Continue reading 4 Dangers of Being Unequally Yoked

How to Figure Out God’s Plan for Me

how to figure out Gods plan for me
Bible Verse: Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel! (1 Corinthians 9:16).

How do I figure out God’s plan for me? What does God want me to do with my life? How do I know God’s purpose for me? What’s God’s calling on me? How can I know God’s will for my life? How do I know if God is leading me down this path or that? God, please help me figure out your plan for me!

It can be confusing to know what God has called us to do. One way to figure out God’s plan for you is to look at what you have a longing to do. Continue reading How to Figure Out God’s Plan for Me

Does God Speak through the Bible or the Holy Spirit?

how does God speak to us?
Bible Verses: 1 Corinthians 2:11-14

How does God speak to us? Does the Bible or the Holy Spirit teach us everything we need to know about God? Does the Bible or the Holy Spirit lead us to an intimate relationship with the Father? Does the Bible or the Holy Spirit fill us with the power to obey and have the knowledge to please God? According to the Bible, the answer is “the Holy Spirit” to all of these questions.

What the Bible does claim, however, is that the Holy Spirit will speak through the Scriptures to teach us about God. Continue reading Does God Speak through the Bible or the Holy Spirit?

What Does the Bible Say About Happiness?

What does the Bible Say About Happiness

Bible Verses: 1 Kings 21:17-19

Affluence and personal peace at any price as the controlling factors of life are as ugly as anything could be. – Francis Schaeffer, The Church at the End of the 20th Century

What does the Bible say about happiness?

The United States Declaration of Independence states, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Christians and non-Christians do not disagree that happiness should be a human goal, but they should disagree with how this goal is best achieved. So what does the Bible say about finding happiness? Continue reading What Does the Bible Say About Happiness?

Does the Bible Say It’s Wrong to Live Together Before Marriage?

Does the Bible Say It’s Wrong to Live Together Before Marriage_
Bible Verses: Romans 7:1-3 (ESV)

Most Christians believe it is sin to have premarital sex, but what about living with someone of the opposite sex before marriage? Many people are strapped financially, so it just makes life easier if they can split the bills with the person they are dating or engaged to. And if they know they are going to get married anyway, what’s the harm in cohabitation before marriage, especially if they are not having sex? Continue reading Does the Bible Say It’s Wrong to Live Together Before Marriage?