Commandments Archive

Is the tithe for today?

Of all the questions I am asked to answer, this is beyond a doubt the most difficult. Not only because the subject of tithing is hotly debated, but because I must confess that I personally have not always been faithful in giving a tenth or more to the work of the Lord. And I am […]

What is the biblical view of wealth?

I am persuaded that the Bible teaches a form of Christian capitalism—in other words, responsibility associated with wealth. It does not promote the possession of money for the sake of money, but instead encourages us to use money for the sake of the kingdom. In short, a biblical view of wealth involves an eternal perspective. […]

What does the Bible teach about debt?

Not only has America become a debtor nation, but most Americans are drowning in debt. Our day–to–day dependence on debt begs the question: What does the Bible say about debt? First, the Bible warns that “the borrower is servant to the lender” (Proverbs 22:7). As such, we are warned against the folly of being excessively indebted to […]

How could a good God sanction the stoning of a disobedient child?

The Mosaic Law included the following provision for dealing with a disobedient son: “His father and mother shall take hold of him and bring him to the elders at the gate of his town. They shall say to the elders, ‘This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious. He will not obey us. He is […]

What is sin?

While it has become politically incorrect to talk about sin, the Scriptures make it crystal clear that “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). But what is sin from a biblical perspective? First, sin is not just murder, rape, or robbery. Sin is failing to do the things we […]

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