What Is Your Standard?

by Doy Moyer What is your standard of what is true? How do you determine what is good? Remove God from any answer and what will you have? Personal preferences? Whatever society says? Human experience? What other options are there? Once God is taken out of the answers, no other standard suffices to provide us…

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Negotiable Morals

by Terry Wane Benton Do we, mere humans, get to negotiate with each other what morals, standards of right and wrong, should be? Can we negotiate changes over time? If so, the people of Sodom and Gomorrah were treated wrong. They negotiated their standard and their negotiations brought them to the conclusion that their sexual…

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Is my repentance too late? Am I lost forever?

Question: I grew up going to Sunday school every now and then but never learning anything. I said the sinner’s prayer when I was 22 while in AA at the time. I decided to stick with AA. I had a hard time believing in or contacting God. I didn’t pursue church or the Bible until…

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Standards

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Standards.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: II Kings 17:7-23   I.         How do determine what is right or wrong?             A.        How does your neighbor decide? Or your co-workers?             B.        We all base our behavior on standards that we have accepted as authoritative, but those standards vary.             C.        What makes a good standard?                         1.         It needs to be fixed                                     a.         A standard…

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God’s Line of Measurement

by Shane Williams via The Lilbourn Light, Vol. 10, No. 6, Oct. 2009. It is true that you cannot define a word by using the same word to describe it. It just doesn’t work. You can’t explain a term by comparing it with itself. It would do little good to describe “repentance” as what happens when…

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Is the Bible our highest standard for living?

Question: Do you believe the word of God is the highest standard for living? Answer: “Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called…

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