I hear Christians ask, “Sin is sin, isn’t it?” as they think about judgment and consequences. The answer is yes and no. Insofar as every sin, whether taking a pencil or taking a life breaks God’s law, it is sin. But the consequences for life, judgment, reward, punishment, and eternity are not the same for all sins or for all good works.
Heaven. Where people dwell in happiness with God after mortal life. What do you think about heaven? What do your kids think? How about your neighbour? Thoughts about heaven cover a wide spectrum ranging from spiritualized notions where heaven is a mindset rather than a distinct reality, to where heaven is materialized with physical features and a physical location.
In a very real way we are your voice to proclaim across this country the faith in Jesus we share. By supporting Insight for Living Canada with your prayer and finances you are reaching thousands who need to hear the truth of God’s Word. Countless lives are impacted daily and that is why your support is so important.
When I was younger I used to hear people say, “Get real!” They’d say it to someone whom they though was living in an artificial world and needed to get in touch with reality. I believe it’s a phrase some Christians need to hear today.
All people need to be pointed to Christ and His Holy Spirit to transform into Christlikeness and not be viewed as projects to be fixed. Gender Identity Disorder is not beyond the reach of God's grace, compassionate church-based care, and professional help.
When you give, people are transformed. They hear the truth of God’s Son, accept Christ’s sacrifice for their sin, live with Him on the throne of their hearts, and experience freedom from the oppression of sin.
You don’t have to look far, perhaps no further than your own family, to see Christian parents with prodigal children. I’m referring to children who turn away from their Christian upbringing, embracing beliefs and behaviours contrary to their parents’. The primary struggle for Christian parents in this situation is coming to terms with what happened and how to relate to their child moving forward.
How do you discuss difficult topics in such a way you hear and are heard, maintain your influence in their lives, and avoid alienation? Here are some basic guidelines for having those tough discussions on sensitive topics when your faith and thoughts are fundamentally different.
I’m writing to you because I believe you know Jesus Christ is the Son of God who saves us from our sin and the Bible is God’s Word. You believe teaching this is important.
Post-Christmas blues are not uncommon. Even Bible greats like Moses, Jonah, Paul, and Elijah faced times of discouragement and despair. We believe the Bible shows us how to rediscover God’s unquenchable hope that withstands even the worst onslaughts of despair.