Questions & Answers

Ethics

Do animals have rights?

An animal rights activist said in a recent article, "There is no clear distinction between us and the animals." If you base your beliefs on this false assumption, you must conclude that animals do have rights. This New Age philosophy is de...

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Ethics

Is it okay to speak like that when it is commonly accepted?

We are a mass-media society. Our technological gifts serve as both a blessing and a bane. We are producing mountains of “words” everyday. Unfortunately, it seems that the “good” is outpaced by the “bad.” An author once said, “Words convey ...

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Ethics

Is capital punishment contrary to the word of God?

Scripture tells us that human government is ordained and set up by God. It is very clear in Romans 13:1, “For there is no power but of God: and the powers that be are ordained of God.” And the powers that be are to act for God in the admin...

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Ethics

What do you think about cloning?

Let me say on the outset that a secular organization, CNN surveyed a group of people in 1997 and discovered that 89 percent of those who responded believed that cloning humans was morally wrong, and 74 percent said that human cloning is ag...

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Ethics

What does the Bible teach about gambling?

Gambling of any sort is built on a faulty premise; it really has the spirit of thievery. Why is that? Legitimate business is win-win. If I sell you a widget for a dollar, you get the widget and I get the dollar. We both win. Nobody can win...

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Ethics

What does the Bible say about same-sex "marriages"?

God’s Word speaks to this by example and precept. First, God made a woman for Adam (Genesis 2), not a man. He blessed the union of a man and a woman. Homosexuality was never God’s plan for marriage. Later, the law of God put into precept wh...

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Ethics

Is it okay to call psychics?

So-called psychics operate a billion-dollar industry. Horoscopes are found everywhere, from the grocery store checkout line to fortune cookies. With the exposure that these practices receive, it's no wonder that they are given credibility ...

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Christian Life

How do I handle the neighbors?

Somebody once said, “Good fences make good neighbors.” You can probably see the wisdom in that. A simple fence, however, will not eliminate the concerns that you have. Furthermore, the impact of their behavior goes far beyond your two home...

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Family Issues

Can blended families work?

Blended families are loosely defined as having a biological parent, a stepparent, and children from one or both parents. Estimates suggest that more than 7,000,000 children under the age of 18 live in “blended” homes and the number is grow...

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Family Issues

Are fathers necessary?

“Artificial insemination is the ideal method of producing a pregnancy, and a lesbian partner should have the same parenting rights accorded historically to biological fathers.” Quoted from the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Wome...

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