The Devil is in the Details

A Common Idiom

A common idiom used in American culture (and a few others) is: “The Devil is in the details.” Interestingly, this idiom has changed greatly from its original meaning, being a derivative of the idiom “God is in the details” which was a positive description of the great intricacy of creation. Its meaning today, however, has become a negative, implying that if one ignores the details, difficulty or problems are likely to occur.

My Hope is Built

The Foundation of Christianity

A key element in how Christianity has survived the test of time and how those who follow Christ can withstand the challenges of the world is the foundation upon which Christianity is built. Instead of a mere philosophy, codified book of rules, lotus of common interests, transitory fad of popular culture, etc. that binds other social groupings together, Christianity is based upon the very real sacrifice of the very real Son of God.

The Trap of Reason

A Rational Mind

Reason is most worthwhile, especially when considering important truths. God created mankind with a capacity to reason – a capacity solely in man in this world for it comes from the very breath of God Himself. This ability to reason has presented man with the ability to choose and free will in life, with the knowledge and evidences necessary to make those choices. However, when the pursuit of what is “reasonable” ignores this Divine quality, it can become a trap of man’s own making.

Biblical Ethics Exercise #4: Socio-Economic Support

Physical Labors In this series of articles we will be exploring the realm of Biblical Ethics by considering example case studies and the arguments in support of and opposed to differing sides of ethical questions. This article will will look at: Is it right for the body of Christ to engage in work projects with the goal of bettering the standard of living in a different region of the world? A Specific Question To set the stage for this particular question, what is in view is not specific disaster relief for an affected area, nor the caring for brothers and sisters in Christ with needs throughout the world.

Biblical Ethics Exercise #3: Participation in Religious Associations

Choices of Association In this series of articles we will be exploring the realm of Biblical Ethics by considering example case studies and the arguments in support of and opposed to differing sides of ethical questions. This article we will look at: Is it right to participate in religious associations supported by those who teach falsehood for the sole purpose of evangelism? To set the stage for this particular question, it is to be assumed that the original participation in such an association is NOT for the purpose of acceptance (e.g.