Some were not interested in losing their power and corrupt privileges. Others preferred to continue their religious life with a “straw God”.
Freud paraphrases Jesus’ famous words with his own, rather peppery, twist.
Motherhood can sometimes be an idol to be worshiped - and as for all worship, it has its detractors and its fanatics.
He suffered in our place, because that was what we deserved, including the crown of thorns.
Richard Winter, Psychotherapist and Professor Emeritus of Covenant Theological Seminary, answers the question.
Why is marrying-for-love so obvious to us today? There are of course many historical factors. But I wonder whether one of the most important ones isn’t a letter written many years ago.
“If you’re in love, do not get married!” has reached around 20 million views on Facebook. It underlines the value of commitment beyond emotions.
“At Christmas, our attention is drawn to the birth of a baby. Billions of people now follow his teaching and find in him the guiding light for their lives. I am one of them.”
If we are not capable of giving, we have not learned what loving means.
God loves us just the way we are. This is the most simple of truths, but one of the hardest to understand.
Is there anything that you would not be willing to give up, under any circumstances, out of your love for the Lord, even if you understood, without a shadow of doubt, that you must give it up or let it go?
In the world we live in, love is always presented exclusively in relation to romanticism.
In response to television programmes romanticising adultery, one parliamentarian in Netherlands raised sponsorship for roadside adverts stating: ‘Adultery–the family game where everyone loses’.
Have you contemplated what it means that the refugee migrants are going to stay in Europe, your country, your town, your village? Or are you deep down still thinking and maybe even hoping that they will go away again?
Being in a relational situation where you are unloved can feel very oppressive. But the Lord sees your situation. He says, “I will show my love to the person who is not loved” (Hosea 2:23).
The challenge for us is to set aside time to worship the Lord and seek specific prophetic blessings for our children and grandchildren – and for our spiritual children.
The whys and wherefores don’t matter, I just need God
How much do you value Jesus? How important is he to you? He gave all he had to be one of us. He was willing to die for you and me.
At birth, little does it matter to us whether we are disadvantaged or favoured. The only thing that matters is the love of those close to us.
What has the Bible to say about Christians marrying non-Christians?
After the referendum, the tensions run high. The Evangelical Alliance United Kingdom calls to follow the example of Jesus and practise “generosity and love.”
“We must respond with love and truth”, Christian apologist Nabeel Qureshi said after the tragedy. Russell Moore, Samuel Rodriguez, Justin Welby, and many others have asked to pray and respect LGBT communities.
To forgive requires first to be aware, through God’s light, of the dark hidden corners in our own heart.
The false prophets of old, like their modern counterparts, were set in motion by the smell of money. The evangelical market presents enormous business opportunities.
I was able to understand the list in Galatians for the first time, when I started looking at it, not as an obligation, but as an offer.
An updated ACAPS report shows that Croatia, Slovenia and Serbia are receiving more than 6,000 new people every day. “Access to healthcare and psycho-social support” should be a priority.