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  • What Is the Curse and Consequence of a Critical Spirit? Criticism is “an act of criticizing; to judge as a critic; to find fault; to blame or condemn.” Romans 14:10-13 tells us not to tear down fellow...Read More...

  • by Dr. Dillon Burroughs Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. recently urged students at his college—the largest Christian university in America—to carry concealed weapons on campus to def...Read More...

  • By: Dr. Steven C. Riser; ©2009 If what the Bible says is true: that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom (Prov. 9:10), then what does the Bible mean when it says that we are to “fear...Read More...

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  • By: Dr. Dillon Burroughs; ©2019

    The apostle Paul’s final letter emphasizes God’s grace during pain. Despite imprisonment and intense persecution for his faith, Paul wrote to encourage Timothy in God’s grace.

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  • By: Dr. Dillon Burroughs; ©2019

    Daily headlines constantly bombard us with the latest disputes. From the LGBTQ community to pro-life bills or conservative versus progressive politics, there is no escape from facing difficult topics. How can Christians handle controversial issues?

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  • By: John Ankerberg Show Staff; ©2018

    Okay, first of all, I’m going to assume the person who asked this question is primarily concerned about sin in his or her own life. Dealing with sin in someone else’s life is a whole different issue, and will not be addressed here (see Matthew 7:1-5). Secondly, I think we need to expand the question, […]

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  • By: John Ankerberg Show Staff; ©2018

    Today’s politically correct culture encourages us to accept all views and beliefs as equally valid. However, the Bible clearly teaches there are many areas where right and wrong is not a matter of opinion. We are instead commanded to speak God’s truth. In Ephesians 4:15, the apostle Paul teaches believers are to “speak the truth […]

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  • By: Dr. Dillon Burroughs; ©2018

    The Barna Group’s “State of the Bible 2018” study focused on seven key findings regarding views of the Bible by American Christians. Of great significance is its findings on the use of technology to read the Bible. A close look reveals four key ways technology influences Bible usage among American today. Influence 1: Internet Usage […]

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  • By: Dr. Dillon Burroughs; ©2018

    Do you ever feel ineffective in your walk with God? If we’re honest, we’ve all encountered feelings of inadequacy in our attempts to live for Christ. What does Scripture share to help? As the apostle Paul faced the final weeks before his death, he wrote his last New Testament letter to his friend and protégé, […]

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  • By: Dr. Dillon Burroughs; ©2018

    Half of American Christians don’t even know what the Great Commission is according to a recent Barna study. Among the half who do, many view it as something for missionaries who serve on the other side of the planet. Does the Great Commission really apply to the rest of us? When Jesus spoke these final […]

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  • By: Dr. Dillon Burroughs; ©

    The Great Commission sounds great, but how does it work if we don’t move to the other side of the planet as a missionary? If every person who follows Jesus is really supposed to be making disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19), there must be some way to do this without signing up for seminary […]

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  • By: John Ankerberg Show Staff; ©2018

    In one sense God loves you just the way you are, but it’s a bit more complicated than that.  Let’s unpack this statement. God loves each of his children unconditionally, wherever we are, whoever we are.  Even if we are sinning, living a dissolute life, He still loves us.  But what does love mean?  The classic definition […]

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  • By: John Ankerberg Show Staff; ©

      For each of us there is one person who we always forgive every time they do something wrong. There is one person who we always give the benefit of the doubt. There is one person who we always judge with their intentions in mind rather than just their actions. There is one person who […]

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  • By: Dr. Dillon Burroughs; ©2018

    Valentine’s Day is often celebrated through cards, candy, or romance. As children, we enjoy exchanging Valentine greetings and creating heart decorations. As adults, we may enjoy a special meal with a spouse or a movie together. But how can we show God’s love on Valentine’s Day? The Bible is silent about Valentine’s Day, but not […]

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  • By: John Ankerberg Show; ©2016

    What Is the Curse and Consequence of a Critical Spirit? Criticism is “an act of criticizing; to judge as a critic; to find fault; to blame or condemn.” Romans 14:10-13 tells us not to tear down fellow believers through criticism or judgment, because this can pose a stumbling block and cause serious damage to their […]

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  • By: John Ankerberg Show; ©2015

    Paul Laso December 27, 2015 Well, good morning again.  I am excited to preach God’s Word this morning and I pray that you are excited to hear God’s Word as well. It seems like every time I have an opportunity to preach, I have to make an announcement for something.  So, another quick update that […]

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  • By: Dr. Dillon Burroughs; ©2015

    by Dr. Dillon Burroughs Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. recently urged students at his college—the largest Christian university in America—to carry concealed weapons on campus to defend against potential jihadist terror attacks. His view has created a firestorm of media, leaving many Christians wondering what God’s Word says related to this issue. Should Christians […]

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  • By: John Ankerberg Show; ©2015

    Galatians 5 says that we are to walk by the Spirit of God, but how do we do that?

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  • By: John Ankerberg Show; ©2015

    By: Dr. John Ankerberg; ©2004 How much do your parents, and the way you were raised, influence the way you think about God and your relationship to Him? Dr. Ankerberg says it may be more than you think; but even the negative influence can be overcome! Renewing Your Mind: Overcoming Harmful Influences Let me start […]

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  • By: John Ankerberg Show; ©

    By: Jim Davis; ©2002 “Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men, but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil” (Eph. 5:15-16). How many of us are guilty of filling our day with activities that, while they may be good, are not what we should or could […]

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  • By: Dr. Steven C. Riser; ©2015

    In this article we want to consider the need for and the importance of living a balanced Christian life. The road to becoming a healthy person isn’t easy. It’s not the road “more traveled,” but it’s the road “less traveled”! It’s not easy, but it’s more than worth it! What do you think is the […]

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  • By: Cody Horne; ©2015

    It is quite easy for Christians to oppose something when it is illegal. In the past, marijuana usage was illegal across the nation and many Christians argued against the substance on the basis of law. Now the situation has changed. Recreational use of marijuana (as opposed to medical use) is legal in four U.S. states. This shift poses a question for Christians, should we use marijuana if it is legalized in our state?

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©2014

    Clip Transcript: Ankerberg: Here is the deal is that a lot of guys that are listening is that you thought, “If I can just get to being married, once I get married all my problems are solved.” Fred, in a way you thought that. What happened? Stoeker: Oh, I really thought it was going to […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©2013

    By: Dr. Steven Riser; ©2003 If you have been assuming that being a Christian will only benefit you in the afterlife, think again! New author Dr. Riser points out some amazing facts about the benefits of thinking and living a Christian lifestyle right here and right now. The Temporal Benefits of Thinking and Living as […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©

    By: Dr. Bill Gillham; ©2000 Do you ever just get weary of trying to live a Christian life? Dr. Gillham explains why you don’t have to, because Christ will do the living for us! Contents 1 Only Christ Can Live the Christian Life Through Us 1.1 Self-reliance: Reliance on one’s own ability, judgment, or resources—Webster. […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©

    By: Dr. John Ankerberg; ©2004 You walked the aisle, or maybe you received Christ as your Savior at your mother’s knee. But you just don’t “act” saved! Those old habits and thoughts just keep tripping you up! What has God provided to help you overcome and live victoriously? Victorious Christian Living I remember while I […]

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  • By: Dr. Steven C. Riser; ©

    By: Dr. Steven Riser; ©2004 Christian parents want their children to develop Christian convictions, but how do they go about instilling those values in their children? Dr. Riser gives some practical tips. Contents 1 Cultivating Christian Convictions 1.1 Introduction: What is the heart cry of many Christian parents today? 1.2 What do many Christians adequately […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©

    By: Dr. Bill Gillham; ©2000 Sadly, many prominent Christians in recent years have been felled by sins of the flesh. It’s a trend that goes all the way back to Bible times (remember King David?). Dr. Gillham explains that, although this may be common Christian experience, it is not the “norm” that God wants for […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©

    By: Dr. Ted Baehr; ©2000 What happens when your “walk” doesn’t match your “talk”? Dr. Baehr uses the recent allegations against the president of Hillsdale College to show how the cause of Christ is harmed by Christians who don’t act Christ-like. Contents 1 BETWEEN LEGALISM AND LAWLESSNESS THE HILLSDALE COLLEGE–IMPRIMIS AFFAIR BETWEEN LEGALISM AND LAWLESSNESS […]

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  • By: Dr. Steven C. Riser; ©

      12 Principles for Personal Progress A purpose driven life is one that is centered on God’s wise and loving principles. As we begin a new year we all want to get off to a good start. Good intentions and New Year’s resolutions, though admirable, are not enough. We all need God’s wisdom and empower­ment. […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©2013

    By: Dr. Bill Gillham; ©2000 Dr. Gillham continues his look at our salvation from God’s point of view. We already possess so much that we do not take advantage of, for a variety of reasons. This article will challenge you to change your thinking—and your living! Raised to Walk in Newness of Life! (from What […]

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  • By: Dr. Steven C. Riser; ©2013

    By: Dr. Steven C. Riser; ©2009 If what the Bible says is true: that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom (Prov. 9:10), then what does the Bible mean when it says that we are to “fear the Lord”? Perhaps the most accurate way of expressing this today is “Taking God seriously.” […]

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  • By: Dr. Steven C. Riser; ©

      Introduction Do you know what it’s like walking on a bright sunny day into a dark movie theater? You may remark about how dark it is and you probably had to stand in the back for a few minutes until your eyes adjusted to the darkness. Before long, you could see without difficulty. Indeed, […]

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  • By: Dr. Steven C. Riser; ©

    By: Dr. Steven C. Riser; ©2010 The “good work” of conforming our lives to the character and conduct of Christ is a lifelong process traditionally known as “sanctification,” but more recently referred to as “Spiritual Formation.” It begins immediately after spiritual regeneration and ends when Christ returns and we become fully like Him. Text: Romans […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©2013

    By: Dr. Ted Baehr; ©2002 What happens when Christians follow their values, not their beliefs? How would it affect their witness for Christ? Their influence in the community? Dr. Baehr responds. As I travel from country to country, speaking and teaching on media-wisdom, I con­stantly hear the question, phrased in many different ways, “how can […]

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  • By: Rev. Sam Harris; ©

    By: Rev. Sam Harris; ©2003 What does the Bible say about tattoos? Responding to an email question, Rev. Harris explains where we can find tattoos mentioned in the Bible. He also gives two medical reasons tattoos may not be a good idea. Question: What does to Bible say about tattoos? Answer: There is only one […]

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  • By: Dr. Dillon Burroughs; ©

    By: Dillon Burroughs; ©2011 Is it possible to lose your salvation? This age-old question causes more controversy among Christians than perhaps any other. Why? Because we are not discussing a secondary issue of theology, but rather whether we can know for certain whether we will spend eternity with God. You know the feeling. You’ve just […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©2013

    (excerpted from Lifetime Guarantee, published by Harvest House) A friend of mine who has made several trips to the Holy Land was telling me the other day how much different it was when he traveled with the tour guide he discovered on his fourth trip. This guide was Jewish, had been reared in Jerusalem, had […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©2013

    By: Dr. Steven Riser; ©2004 All that we are and have has been bestowed upon us by a gracious God, and nothing less than an effective strategy for Christlike living is an adequate response to such grace. Dr. Riser presents a “pyramid” strategy for living godly lives with God’s character as our base. The Pyramid: […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©2013

    By: Jim Davis; ©2002 Scripture and history teach us there is a time when the fullness of iniquity leads to God’s judgment upon nations. If there is a readable scale of iniquity, where would your nation fall on that scale? How far away is your country from God’s judgment? This month pastor Jim Davis helps […]

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