Using God To Our Own Devices

It is becoming rather common to use the name of God in an effort to promote one's own agenda. The theory goes that if God is backing our particular moral, political, or social program, then we know what direction we ought to go. However, it seems that both sides of any debate make a claim to God being on their side. For example, in an Associated Press article written on November 8, 2004 entitled "Liberals Dismayed By 'Moral' Values Claim,"…

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Finding Contentment

Contentment, or all-sufficiency, toward possessions is repeatedly instructed to us in the scriptures. From the very beginning, God's law demanded contentment. Along with not committing murder, not committing adultery, and not stealing, God also commanded in the ten commandments to not be covetous (Exodus 20:13-17). Jesus said, "No one can serve of two masters, since either he will hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and of money"…

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