“Conflict” is any difference of opinion among people, where each person is trying to show how their position is correct. According to this definition, conflict doesn’t necessarily involve sin. Many conflicts are the result of misunderstanding or miscommunication. Sometimes conflicts are necessary because important principles are at stake. Thus, conflicts aren’t necessarily harmful. But far …
All are not true Christians who are members of the visible church of Christ. . . . The true Christian is one whose religion is in his heart and life. It is felt by himself in his heart . . . There is one thing in a true Christian which is eminently peculiar to him. That thing is love to Christ.
How can you tell whether you’re a genuine believer or a false professor? One of the best books describing the true nature of conversion is The Christian’s Great Interest by William Guthrie. Consider what Guthrie says in chapter 5 of his book about the differences between the true Christian and the hypocrite.
Family devotions are one of the most important things families can do together, if it sincere and consistent with the rest of family life. When parents are living like Christians in the home (repenting of sins, trying to seek Christ), family devotions are an important way to point our children to Christ, to honor Him together, to grow in Him, and set a pattern of living in Christ's presence though the Word and prayer in the home.
I received a question from a church member, asking about the difference between complementarianism and egalitarianism in a marriage. Complementarianism is the view that husbands and wives have complementary roles in marriage, that husbands should lovingly lead their wives, and wives should willingly submit to their husbands in all things lawful. Egalitarianism is the view …
The reason a Christian can give thanks is because of the grace of contentment. Contentment is in our hearts when we give thanks. When our hearts are content, we're obeying to the 10th commandment, “You shall not covet.”
There seems to be a good deal of misunderstanding about the relationship between personality type and the Christian life. J.C. Ryle said, “Grace does not alter natural temperaments, when it changes hearts.” There is something in every personality that reflects the image of God and shines brightly from a holy heart, and there is something in every personality that has its own unique temptations to sin because of the brokenness of human nature.