Should Christians Drink Alcoholic Beverages? Part 1

Posted by Mark Lindley on 15 January 2017

Christians frequently discuss whether it is sinful to drink alcoholic beverages. However, the question I raise in this article is this: “Should” Christians drink? The question is not concerning whether it is sinful; rather, the issue here is whether Christians “should” drink. I affirm for the following reasons that Christians should “not” drink alcoholic beverages:

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Have You Developed a Bucket List?

Posted by Mark Lindley on 1 January 2017

It seems to be popular these days to have a “bucket list.” The term gained popularity after a 2007 movie, “The Bucket List.” The two main characters of the movie, Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson, both of whom were dying with cancer, put together a “bucket list” of things they would like to do before they died. Then, they set out to do the things on their lists. A bucket list, therefore, is a list of things one hopes to accomplish before he or she dies.

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What Does Christmas Mean to You?

Posted by Mark Lindley on 14 December 2016

Soon it will be Christmas day. To children, it seems that day will never come. They dream about their time off from school, the presents they hope to receive, and seeing family they may seldom see during the rest of the year. These are things that make Christmas special for children, but what about those of us who are older? What makes Christmas special to us?

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"Get Your Abortions Now!"

Posted by Mark Lindley on 4 December 2016

I could not believe what the lady said! I was watching some of the Trump protestors after the election. One lady who appeared to be on the verge of tears passionately advised her fellow protestors: “Go get your abortions now!”

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In Everything Give Thanks

Posted by Mark Lindley on 16 November 2016

“In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you” (I Thessalonians 5:18). This statement Paul wrote to the church of Thessalonica is one that should be applied to our lives daily. During the holiday season, there is an emphasis on the need for being thankful. However, if we adopt the attitude Paul commanded, we will give thanks “in every thing,” at all times, and not just during Thanksgiving.

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Judah and America

Posted by Mark Lindley on 2 November 2016

The prophet Isaiah was sent to preach to the people of Judah. The people of Judah were God’s people, but Judah had become corrupt and had forsaken God’s laws. Isaiah warned the people to turn from their evil ways or they would be taken into captivity.

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"What Must I Do To Be Saved"

Posted by Mark Lindley on 23 October 2016

There could be no question of greater importance. The answer to this question will determine where each person will spend eternity.

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Take Heed Lest Ye Fall

Posted by Mark Lindley on 5 October 2016

The opening part of First Corinthians 10 is a review of Israel’s wilderness wanderings. God had led His people out of Egyptian bondage and across the Red Sea. God blessed the people in the wilderness, providing them with the necessities of life.

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Don't Forget God

Posted by Mark Lindley on 18 September 2016

“Beware that thou forget not the LORD thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day” (Deuteronomy 8:11). These are the words Moses spoke to the children of Israel just before they entered into the land of Canaan.

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WHY SOME DO NOT OBEY THE GOSPEL

Posted by Mark Lindley on 24 August 2016

 

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