Why does the Bible deem sexual abuse as evil? Because any abuse (sexual, mental, physical..) is not only incredibly damaging to a person’s body, mind and soul, but it is a direct offense to God – for every human is God’s unique workmanship.
Many people also struggle and suffer with reoccurring anxiety. One person I’d point out right away is Paul the apostle. He writes in Philippians 2:28, “I am the more eager to send [Epaphroditus], therefore, that you may rejoice at seeing him again, and that I may be less anxious.” Again in 2 Corinthians 11:28 Paul writes, “And, apart from other things, there is the daily pressure on me of my anxiety for all the churches.” Even though Paul preached against anxiety (Philippians 4:6), he still had to deal with it.
All the beautiful art you experience can be traced back to the creativity of the Creator. As an artist, why wouldn’t you want to soak yourself in the poetry, stories, and songs of the only self-sustaining and self-influenced Artist that exists?
Some may mourn the fact that Jane was martyred at the young age of 17. Certainly it was awful and evil, but I can’t help but rejoice when hearing about her life. Something about her young age is especially encouraging, as it challenges young people to live a life of boldness, courage, and devotion to God – even to death.
Christianity is tolerated when it promotes actions that our postmodern world embraces. For example, the command for Christians to “Love your neighbour” (Matthew 22:39) is happily accepted.
In the midst of a culture that is gender-confused, these three verses bring solid gender-clarity. There are many things to be said, but I want to simply point out three truths that these verses bring to light.
There’s a new challenge among reaching Canadian young adults for the gospel today. I want to share with you what I think that challenge is and how we can effectively engage it.