The Bible, Divorce and Remarriage

Posted by Mark Lindley on 22 February 2017

To say that divorce is rampant in America is an understatement. According to statistics, approximately half of all marriages granted in our country, end in divorce. This does not mean that fifty percent of people who marry get divorced. Many marry and never divorce, while others marry and divorce more than once. Therefore, it would not be accurate to say that a person who marries only has a fifty percent chance of avoiding divorce. It is true that about half of “all marriages granted,” end in divorce, but some of those marriages which end in divorce include those who have been married and divorced already. Regardless of how the statistical information is analyzed, divorce is a serious problem in our day.

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"What Shall I Do With Jesus?"

Posted by Mark Lindley on 12 February 2017

Pilate had a critical decision to make. Jesus had been arrested and was on “trial” before Pilate, governor of Judea. Having examined Jesus, Pilate stated that he could find no fault in Christ. On the other hand, there was a convicted murderer named Barabbas. One of these two, Jesus or Barabbas, would be set free. Pilate’s dilemma was that he knew Jesus was an innocent man, but he also knew that the religious leaders of that day wanted to destroy Jesus. He did “not” want to put an innocent man to death, but he “did” want to please the people. When the people insisted that Barabbas be released, Pilate raised the question, “What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ?” (Matthew 27:22).        

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Should Christians Drink Alcoholic Beverages? Part II

Posted by Mark Lindley on 29 January 2017

Two weeks ago I wrote Part 1 to this two-part series. I stressed in the last article that I was asking whether a Christian “should” drink alcoholic beverages. I gave three reasons why a Christian should not drink: 1) Drinking leads to drunkenness; 2) The Bible warns against drinking “strong drinks”; 3) Drinking may cause others to stumble.

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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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