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Do animals have rights?

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 derived from beliefs in reincarnation and pantheism.First of all, reincarnation is antithetical to the Bible (Hebrews 9:27), as is pantheism (Deuteronomy 6:4). You cannot believe these and claim to ... Read More

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

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 the mental treasures of one period to the generations that follow.” That being the case, what sort of “treasure” are we heaping upon generations soon to follow?... Read More

Is capital punishment contrary to the word of God?

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 administration of human affairs. While no individual is allowed to take vengeance for himself (Rom. 12:19), government is ordained of God to act for God as a minister to ta... Read More

What do you think about cloning?

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 against God’s will.When man begins to tamper with life itself, I believe he is on dangerous ground. Only God creates life. Genesis 1:26a says, “Then God said, "Let us make man in our image,... Read More

What does the Bible teach about gambling?

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 at gambling without another losing. Many of the losers are those least able to afford it.One may object, "But nobody is forced to gamble." Gambling done willingly doesn't make i... Read More

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

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 what was true by example. All forms of homosexuality are sin and an abomination to God (Leviticus 18:22, 20:13; Romans 1:27). The current drive for recognition of same-s... Read More

Is it okay to call psychics?

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 and accepted as normal.Some people dismiss fortunetelling as a hoax. Most of the time it is. There is Biblical evidence, however, of actual divination and fortunetelling (Acts 16:16-19). In t... Read More