What Does The Bible Say About Suicide?

What Does The Bible Say About SuicideWhat does the Bible say about suicide? Well, the truth is that the answer is fairly simple. The Scriptures tell us that we are never to murder anyone. In fact, one of the Ten Commandments says this: "You shall not murder" (Exodus 20:13). That includes everyone from the youngest child to the oldest adult and it even includes yourself. Suicide is self-murder, and killing yourself is evil in the eyes of God. Unfortunately, suicide is rampant both in the United States and around the world. According to Wikipedia, in 2005 suicides in the United States outnumbered homicides by nearly 2 to 1. That means there were approximately twice as many suicides as there were murders. That is staggering.  But the United States is not alone.  Wikipedia also reports that worldwide suicide rates have increased 60 percent over the last 50 years.  Something is terribly, terribly wrong.  The truth is that the world is increasingly rejecting God's Word, and when that happens the results are not going to be good. (Read More.....)

What Does The Bible Say About Gambling?

What Does The Bible Say About GamblingWhat does the Bible say about gambling?  Well, if you run a search for the word "gambling" you are not going to find it in the Bible.  So does that mean that the Bible approves of gambling?  It isn't quite that simple.  You see, the Bible has a whole lot to say about money.  In fact, there are so many Scriptures about money that it would take whole books to go over them all.  God is very concerned about how we make our money, how we view our money and what we do with our money.  It is in the Scriptures about money where we can get an idea of what God thinks when we gamble our money away.  The truth is that gambling is a massive problem in modern society.  Recent research has shown that there are approximately 2.5 million "pathological gamblers" in the United States today and another 3 million U.S. adults who should probably be considered "problem gamblers".  Well over 500 billion dollars is spent gambling each and every year in the United States.  That is a problem.  But it is not just in the United States where gambling is a problem.  Similar problems are found all over the world where gambling is permitted.  So what does the Bible have to say?  (Read More.....)

What Does The Bible Say About Drinking?

What Does The Bible Say About DrinkingWhat does the Bible say about drinking? It seems as though the answer you will get depends on what type of church you are asking the question in. Everyone has an opinion about drinking, and it is usually based on their own experiences and preferences. But what does the Bible say? Does it forbid the drinking of alcohol? Actually, no it does not. So does that mean that Christians should run out and get drunk whenever they want? No, the Bible strictly forbids that. But isn't that a contradiction? Not at all. As we shall see, the Bible does not forbid the drinking of alcohol, but it does forbid getting drunk. It is the consumption of alcohol in excessive amounts that the Scripture seems to be concerned about, and it is that same thing that so often gets people in trouble in real life. (Read More.....)

What Does The Bible Say About Homosexuality?

What Does The Bible Say About HomosexualityWhat does the Bible say about homosexuality? That is a hugely controversial subject in this day and age. The truth is that discussions about this question can get quite heated.  There are very few topics these days that can evoke such strong emotions on both sides of the debate as the subject of homosexuality can.  It seems as though virtually everyone has an opinion about the morality of homosexuality.  But what does the Bible say?  Is homosexuality morally right or morally wrong?  How should we feel about people who are homosexual?  Well, it turns out that the Bible has some very straightforward answers to these questions. (Read More.....)

What Does The Bible Say About Tattoos?

What Does The Bible Say About TatoosWhat does the Bible say about tattoos?  The truth is that this is a very controversial question today.  More than ever before, young Christian people are going out and getting tattoos.  Many pastors and priests are getting tattoos.  In fact, some very high profile Christian ministers have gotten a lot of attention for their tattoos.  Tattoos have been a very hot topic on Christian radio and Christian television.  Tattoos have become extremely fashionable both inside and outside the church.  There has never been a time when we have seen more tattoos in the Christian community.  In fact, many Christians have used tattoos as a way to express their faith.  But what does the Bible say?  Is God pleased with these tattoos?  The answer to this question might surprise you. (Read More.....)