No Changing the Rules

An Unfair Change

Have you ever, perhaps when you were a child, played a game with someone who changed the rules in the middle of the game? Maybe it was a game you had never played before and, always right before a move that would benefit your opponent, he\she reveals a rule they “forgot” to tell you. Or maybe it was a game of “cops and robbers” or a variation; you use your weapon against your opponent and he\she suddenly has a “shield.”

Preparing for War

A Time for War

War is not something commonly sought out or looked forward to with positive excitement. However, there are times when war is brought upon a people or the call to fight is necessary. It is in these times that a nation prepares to fight, by putting in place the necessary provisions and training that the future soldiers will need. It would be foolish (and devastating) for a nation to enter a conflict unprepared to fight, as would it be for every individual soldier.

Understanding Holiness

Unique Ideas

There are several terms used in the Bible which have truly unique meanings. One such term is “holiness” which can also be understood as being “sanctified.” The words “holy” and “saint” both have the same original word and only translated differently according to the context.

The Power of Man Over the World

A Controversial Matter

In recent years there has been much discussion and controversy over the matter of the environment. These discussions range from the impact of man’s choices upon the world, to theories regarding the climate, and so on. These discussions have wide ramifications within the scope of faith, politics, and ethics, but are mainly based on a series of assumptions which are not valid. It is not the purpose of this article to examine the veracity of various climate theories or other environmental questions, but to deal with the larger question: What is man’s role in regard to the earth?

Dual-Citizenship

Citizenship Privileges

Many people born in this country do not consider what a privilege it is to be one of her citizens. Being a citizen of this nation means having the protection of her laws, the wondrous opportunity to be found here, and certain protections not afforded to others when traveling abroad. Bearing the name “American” describes one’s home, one’s culture, one’s loyalty and allegiance.