20 Feb 2018

Is It Ever OK to Lie? Must We Always Tell the Truth?

On Facebook, someone asked the question, “Is it ever right to lie?” Some people answered “no.” Others who are more familiar with the Bible noted that there were times when people did lie to save lives. There are numerous stories about how Gentiles lied to the Nazis by hiding Jews,

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13 May 2015

Romans 13, Christian Resistance, and the Coming Tyranny

In a previous article I discussed the biblical principle of Christian resistance as it relates to the upcoming Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage. As was pointed out in that article, there are examples in the Bible of God’s people resisting direct commands by civil officials based on a very

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30 Dec 2014

Newsweek’s Bible-Bashing Article Says Criticizing the Government is a Sin

Newsweek magazine has published its first 2015 issue with the lead article “The Bible: So Misunderstood It’s a Sin” written by Kurt Eichenwald. The question is, however, who is misunderstanding the Bible? Could it be that Mr. Eichenwald is the one doing the misunderstanding? Certainly a lot of people do

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22 Oct 2014

The Old Testament and Resisting the Government

Charles Ryrie, author of the notes in the Ryrie Study Bible, argues that “Scripture teaches complete civil obedience on the part of Christians and does not indicate any exceptions to this principle.”1 Is he right? Many Christians believe he is. There is no doubt that Christians are to submit “for

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