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Can God's Sabbath Law Be "Done Away"?

Many people assume that because the weekly Sabbath is in the Ten Commandments, it must therefore be a law for all times and for all people to keep. They conclude that Christians are obligated to keep the Sabbath as “holy time.”

We cannot make a blanket statement that the law of God or the Ten Commandments are “done away.” Two of the Commandments tell us not to commit idolatry or to murder. These laws are not done away.

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The New Covenant Is Older Than You Think

Christians are under the guidance and authority of the new covenant, not the old covenant. This brings up an important question: What is the relationship between the two covenants?

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Does Zechariah 14:16-21 Command Christians to Keep Festivals?

Editor’s note: We have two answers to this question. The short answer is first; the second answer has additional detail.

Question: Prophecies indicate that the Sabbath and annual festivals will be kept in God’s ideal age (e.g., Isaiah 66:23; Zechariah 14:16-19). Does this prove that the Sabbath and annual festivals must be kept by his people today? 

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Genesis 1: The Evolution vs. Creation Controversy

Before you read this article, we recommend you read Genesis 1: the six-day war, by Michael Morrison.

We make the following statement about the "evolution versus creation" or "science versus the Bible" issue:

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Lazarus and the Rich Man, by Paul Kroll

Jesus told the story of Lazarus the beggar and the rich man to illustrate a point about having an authentic relationship with God. Some believe Jesus meant the parable as a satire of the Pharisees’ belief that they were in a privileged position with God. In that context, the parable would be a statement about their love of privilege and wealth.

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Why God Allows Suffering

a dying flower

Tragedies strike saint and sinner alike. Is God fair? Does it matter to him?

If we believe in God, we have to wonder why he doesn’t eliminate mindless suffering from our planet. Yes, why doesn’t he make this bad world right? Why doesn’t he stop the hurting?

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The Trial of Job

Have you experienced pain and suffering? Then you have shared Job’s anguish and perhaps his wonderment. Like Job, you also may find God much closer than you thought.

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Why Must Christians Suffer?

a gravestone with flowers put in front of itAn unspoken belief among many Christians is that a dedicated follower of Christ will be immune to misfortune.Tragically, the promulgators of the health, wealth and prosperity gospel misunderstand the Christian life. Faith in Jesus does not guarantee a life free of suffering.

"Do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you," wrote Peter (1 Peter 4:12).

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What Is Sin?

People sometimes ask us to explain what the Bible means when it speaks of sin. When they ask about the nature of sin and God's purpose with us, they are asking about a truly cosmic subject. In this short paper we'll discuss the biblical teaching of sin as well as what is called the atonement and spiritual regeneration, because all three are part of the story of God's purpose for us.

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Talking With God

We can communicate with God as our Father through the Holy Spirit.

David praying“THIS WEEK,” reported Newsweek magazine, “more [Americans] will pray than will go to work, or exercise, or have sexual relations.” So many Americans say they pray that prayer has become a news item. Newsweek even devoted a cover story to the subject: “Talking to God: An Intimate Look at the Way We

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