The Christmas story is well-know, but many myths and misconceptions nevertheless abound. Below are three of the most common myths: 1. Did the angels actually sing at the night of Christ’s birth? Specifically, this deals with the angelic announcement to ...Read More »
Articles Written By Darin C. Smith
Was Mary A Virgin Her Entire Life?
During the Christmas season, people are absolutely fascinated by the extraordinary virgin birth described in the Bible (Matthew 1 & Luke 1). For many, Mary’s status as a virgin didn’t end once she gave birth to Jesus some 2,000 years ...Read More »
The 9th Commandment: Can You Handle The Truth?
Do you have a problem with lying? Well, if you don’t, you’re among the 10 percent who don’t struggle with this! A quick glance at research revealed that nine out of 10 people learn to lie—and lie well—by the ...Read More »
The 8th Commandment: We’ve Got The Definition Of ‘Stealing’ All Wrong
As with all of the Ten Commandments, there’s a negative command in the Eighth Commandment (“you shall not steal” – Exodus 20:14), but there is a positive, too. That is, we are to be those who are known for our ...Read More »
The 7th Commandment: Why Does God Care Who I Sleep With?
It is no secret that people are getting married—if they’re getting married at all—later in life than in generations past. Why do you think it is? Are they waiting because they feel they can be better prepared for marriage? Perhaps ...Read More »
The 6th Commandment: Why Everyone On Earth Is Guilty Of Murder
Have you ever “lost” an argument? If you’re like most people, you always replay the argument in your mind. Of course, in the replay you always win the argument! You always smash ’em down and put them in their ...Read More »
The 5th Commandment: Must We Honor Our Parents If They Were Horrible To Us?
Exodus 20:12 says, “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.” Where the first four commandments deal, primarily, with our relationship to God, the final ...Read More »
The 4th Commandment: Are We Still Required To Keep The Sabbath?
If we’re honest, breaking the Fourth Commandment is one we might be not feel as bad about as breaking the other nine. Certainly, if you kill, commit adultery, or make a carved image, you should and usually do feel guilty. ...Read More »
The 3rd Commandment: What Does It Mean To Take God’s Name In Vain?
It always amazes me how young our children are when we see rebellion in them. I recall that our toddler daughter didn’t want to submit to my authority – or her mom’s authority. If she didn’t want to eat her ...Read More »
The 2nd Commandment: No, We Don’t Get To Define God
Imagine someone coming up to you and saying, “I want to write a memoir about your life. In my biography of you, you are an Olympic athlete, you’re terrible at personal relationships, and you live with 25 birds and 10 ...Read More »