Book Review: Growing Up in the 2020s

Growing Up in the 2020s (cover)There have always been challenges for young people, especially for those who are trying to be faithful to the Lord. However, it seems like the present may be especially difficult. Not only are young people needing to overcome the temptations prevalent in the culture, but those who are trying to help them – parents, grandparents, Bible teachers, etc. – may not know quite how to address certain topics because they truly seem unique to our modern society.

Growing Up in the 2020s: A Bible Study Workbook for Teens by Trevor Brailey is a workbook that is designed to help young people navigate the current cultural landscape. In addition to being a preacher, the author also works as a substitute teacher, giving him additional insight about what teenagers are facing.Continue Reading

Conspiracy Theories (02.11.21)

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In this episode, we’re delving into the topic of “conspiracy theories.” We won’t be discussing specific “conspiracy theories” that may be out there; instead, we’re going to discuss six Biblical principles that we need to remember when we encounter any “conspiracy theory.”Continue Reading

Social Issues: Introduction

Social Issues

Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people” (Proverbs 14:34).

There are many challenging issues facing us in our society. As Christians, we need to be aware of these issues, understand what the Bible teaches concerning them, know how to face them, and learn how we can respond to them in order to lead people to the truth.

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Plain Bible Teaching Podcast (Season 13)

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We recently wrapped up Season 13 of the Plain Bible Teaching Podcast. The theme of this season was social issues. You can listen to the audio from all of the episodes on this page. You can also click on the link for each episode to see the show notes and download the audio files if you’d like.

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Righteousness Exalts a Nation (Season 13, Episode 1)

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Righteousness Exalts a Nation (Season 13, Episode 1)

In this season, we’re discussing social issues – problems that are facing our society and what the Bible has to say about these issues.

Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people” (Proverbs 14:34). As we discuss issues that face our society, we must seek to determine what is righteous. The standard of righteousness is found in the word of God (Romans 1:16-17; 2 Timothy 3:16). Therefore, we need to consider the Scriptures as we try to navigate the wicked and difficult world in which we live.

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Who Is to Blame for the Abortion Tragedy?

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Many who defend the practice of abortion attempt to classify it under the heading of “health care” or as “a woman’s right to choose.” The reality is that the practice of abortion is the act by which the life of a child in the womb is deliberately terminated. In other words, when an abortion is performed, an unborn child (a human being) is intentionally killed.

In our society, the issue about abortion has shifted away from the question about when life begins. If it does not matter when life begins, then it does not matter when an abortion occurs. This means one of two things:

  1. EITHER abortion is wrong at every stage of pregnancy (this is the pro-life position);
  2. OR abortion is acceptable at every stage of pregnancy, even up to the point of birth (this is now the pro-abortion position).

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Secularism

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In his letter to the saints in Rome, Paul described the condition of the Gentile world as a whole: “And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper” (Romans 1:28). They had rejected God in favor of their “gods.” Their “gods” – since they were a product of their own imagination – allowed them to do anything they wanted to do. As a result, they no longer felt hindered by God’s laws.

We live under similar conditions today. People in our society do not serve the same idols, but the similarity is in the sense that people see no reason to follow God’s laws. They are content to live without seeing any need for religion. This is secularism.

We live in an increasingly secular society. There are certain challenges that come with this. But why is a secular society a challenge for Christians? Let us consider secularism and the challenges it presents in this article.
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