Category: God’s truths

God’s truths

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The worldly knowledge that can corrupt our hearts

Our desire for greater knowledge can lead us to sin. In fact, it is the first temptation listed in the Bible. Satan appealed to Eve’s intellectual curiousity and lured her to do what God had forbidden her to do; to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and...

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The dangers of Christian self-improvement

Christian self-improvement is highly pervasive. This is evidenced by the plethora of “how to” over “die to” teachings. We are taught how we can grow confident in our identities, discover our potential, and live more meaningful lives in the name of Jesus Christ. These are all very positive-sounding aspirations. Yet...

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Confusions about what qualifies us for heaven

Every day is 24 hours closer to eternity. How have we been preparing ourselves? Will our decisions on earth lead us to heaven? Will we arrive in heaven poor or rich? Are there things we need to get right on earth first? The Bible reminds us to fix our hearts...

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Recognising the “different Jesus” of the prosperity gospel

The prosperity gospel claims that faith and obedience to God will bring earthly blessings and physical healing. God’s Word promises us every spiritual blessing through the Holy Spirit, but it also tells us that we will suffer and be persecuted for following Jesus. Jesus tells all His disciples to consider...

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Do our lives reflect God’s power?

The Bible talks a lot about God’s power. It also talks about the power He gives to those that believe in and obey Him. God’s power gives us the ability to rise above our circumstances, overcome sin, heal the sick, and destroy the works of Satan. In his letter to...

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Jesus wasn’t macho

From young, we are all taught what manliness is all about – which usually involves being well-built, tough, and emotionally impenetrable. Taken one step further is the macho man who is full of bravado. The macho man will aggressively protect his “invincible” image and not back down from any confrontation....

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Vaccines and transplants that use the tissues of aborted babies

“The use of fetal tissue from elective abortions is commonplace in the pharmaceutical industry and in medical research,” states an article from the National Center for Biotechnology Information in the US*. Many common vaccines, for instance, have been developed using the fetal tissues of two aborted foetuses from the 1960’s,...

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Refuting the lies that glorify suicide

God has created every human being with survival instincts. Suicide is not a natural choice. Research shows that most who survive suicide attempts do not attempt it again. Let us pray that no one acts impulsively and takes their own lives because suicide, or self-murder, separates us from God. As...

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Managing money God’s way

God owns and watches over everything on earth, including the world’s money. He is the One who gives us the ability to gather resources to earn money. Our Heavenly Father also knows that we have a tendency to mismanage our resources and be seduced by the more destructive aspects of money....

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Did Jesus come to give us a purpose-driven life?

A purpose-driven life is a very appealing idea, given that we all wish to feel fulfilled and satisfied. It can be dangerous at any time, however, to reduce our spiritual goals to any single statement. Let us pause and ask ourselves, “What did Jesus die on the cross to give...

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Our relationship with our governments

God’s people were under heavy political oppression when Jesus was on earth. Many Jews expected Him to take over their government. In fact, they wanted to “take Him by force to make Him king”. Yet Jesus withdrew from such advances and secluded Himself in a mountain. What’s more, He submitted...

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7 common hurdles in reading the Bible

The Bible is supremely rich in its spiritual revelation and yet extremely economical in its number of words. It may seem like a large collection of books for an individual to study, yet it has just the right number of words and messages to cater for thousands of people groups...

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Our mobile phones – tools or idols?

Mobile phones have become everyday essentials in our digitally connected world. They can also become obsessions that we invest much of our hearts and time into. How do we know if we have not been unknowingly worshipping at the altar of the Internet and become phone addicts? Nomophobia is a syndrome...

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What Jesus demands of our salvation

Imagine being sentenced to death by electrocution, where the Supreme Judge who passed the sentence steps down from His judgment seat and takes our place. The criminal is released unharmed and the Judge is electrocuted instead. This in essence, is how Jesus became the Saviour of the world by dying...

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Jesus did not die for our religion

Jesus came to restore us to a deep and fulfilling relationship with our Heavenly Father. Yet our attention often turns first to our church traditions, rules, and leaders before our relationship with God Almighty. Religion, or man-made worship systems, draws us into church buildings but not necessarily closer to God.  ...

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Our broken images of God

Christian prayers end “in Jesus’ name” but this doesn’t mean we all pray to the same God. Since the time of the apostles, people have heard different teachings and ideas about God that have been confusing and misleading. Over time, we can adopt broken images of God and pray to...

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Kingdom citizenship

Once we ask Jesus to be our personal Lord and Saviour, God makes us full-fledged citizens of His spiritual Kingdom of righteousness, peace and joy. God doesn’t ask us to wait until we go to heaven to become perfect like Jesus. He tells us to obey Him now, so we...

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Experiencing God’s love 

God’s love is perfect. He is full of grace, love and compassion and will never forsake us. Yet every one of us has had a broken image of God at one time or other. How can we know God’s love in our hearts, and not just in our heads? (See Chinese...

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Spot the lie in popular catchphrases

The Bible is full of wisdom sayings that give us the insight, knowledge and discernment to live disciplined and successful lives. God’s definition of wisdom and success is for us to do what is honourable, just, and fair. The world is also filled with pithy throw-away lines that sound like wisdom, but...

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Understanding God’s forgiveness

Many believers carry a shadow of shame that sounds like this, “If a sinful person like me wouldn’t even let myself off for my wrongs, why would a righteous, perfect God forgive me?” When we don’t understand God’s love and forgiveness, we continue to condemn ourselves.   Understanding God’s character When...