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Author David W. T. Brattston

Many Scripture passages condemn pride. Proverbs is filled with warnings about pride. For example, Proverbs 16:5 says, “The Lord detests all the proud of heart” and Proverbs 16:18 says, “Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.” Wisdom, says Proverbs 8:13, hates “pride and arrogance.” In 1 Corinthians 13:4, the Apostle Paul tells […] Read More

Would you like to spend eternity knee-deep in a lake of puss, blood and boiling muck? Or held in the same contempt as forgers, dishonest lawyers, thieves, murderers and oppressors of the poor? You will, according to early Christian writings, if you practice usury. The first sentence describes the place in hell for usurers, according […] Read More

Christ and Paul regularly thanked God. The four Gospels frequently depict Jesus giving thanks at meal times. Paul often gave thanks, especially for members of congregations under his guidance (see Ephesians 1:16, Colossians 1:3, 1 Thessalonians 1:2 and 1 Thessalonians 3:9). He also commanded them to give thanks themselves (Ephesians 5:20, Philippians 4:6 and Colossians […] Read More