Blog Posts - Virtue



The Ancient Greeks Got Happiness Right: 3 Steps to Eudaimonia

We all want to be happy. But could it be that we have our understanding of happiness all wrong? The general definition of happiness is philosophically unsophisticated. It pretty much boils down to the ongoing experience of positive emotions and a lac...

When Being Too Nice Could Get You Killed

What does being a nice person mean to you? Virtue ethicists believe that politeness is the basis of all moral interactions. I think of niceness as a synonym for being a kind, helpful, good-natured, pro-social person, and...

What Are We to Think of the Prophets and Apostles that Exist Today? Part 1

Today's Christian is often overwhelmed by a complete lack of knowledge regarding God's Word. Because of it, too many are tossed to and fro, running here and there, seeking the next religious fad. At the same time, we are told that to relay too much o...
by Study-Grow-Know on May 7, 2016

End Times Prophets are at It Again

Evil is on the move and just because that's happening, it does not mean that God is powerless or unable to complete His will unless the Church steps up. As I've stated numerous times before, God is allowing Satan near-free reign over this world so th...
by Study-Grow-Know on May 5, 2016

Romans 8: Life in the Spirit, Part 2

The perfect life that Jesus lived actually "condemned sin in the flesh." Jesus was the only One who did that. No one else came close. Jesus kept the righteous decrees of the law at all points, at every turn. So if He actually lived among us today and...
by Study-Grow-Know on Apr 25, 2016

Virtues before Vices

I have a friend who’s a Gamer (video games, not the other kind), and he recently asked, “How do you have time to write, go to the gym, and play video games?  Don’t you work?” “I dunno,” I told him.  “If i...
by Choose to Take the Journey on Apr 23, 2016

How Evil Can Society Become?

Selfishness abounds. Violence in society stems from that. The more people seek to elevate self, the greater the violence in society will become. We can argue until we're blue in the face about the fluctuation of crime and why this exists. We can talk...
by Study-Grow-Know on Apr 18, 2016

How Difficult It Is to Avoid World’s Mentality

But aside from who gets to use which public restroom, why should pastors be forced to marry same-sex couples if their religious convictions keep them from doing so? Why should men - who still have male genitalia and who dress as women (transgenders)...
by Study-Grow-Know on Apr 15, 2016

It’s Really About Creating a Marriageless Genderless Society

If the left simply came out and said "we need to eliminate marriage!" or "we need to eliminate gender differences!" the rest of the world would laugh them to derision. Their argument would be lost before it even got off the ground. However, if instea...
by Study-Grow-Know on Apr 15, 2016

नये-पुराने Naye Purane in Hindi

नये-पुराने Naye Purane in Hindi

The Power and Glory – 2 Peter 1:16-18

In response to the claim the apostolic teaching concerning the return of Jesus is a cleverly devised myth, Peter claims to be an eyewitness of “his majesty” (2 Peter 1:16b-18). Peter is referring to the Transfiguration of Jesus (Matt 17:1-8, Mark...
by Reading Acts on Mar 18, 2016

Bible Warns of Apostasy and Persecution: Birth Pang 4B

That's huge! But this is also why I believe that this earthquake occurs prior to the start of the Tribulation. Consider the fact that if all mountains will be knocked down, steep places and walls will fall, what do you think that means for the Dome o...
by Study-Grow-Know on Mar 17, 2016

What Have We Forgotten? – 2 Peter 1:9

In 1 Peter 1:5-7, the writer has described a virtuous life. But the one who lacks these qualities has forgotten they are cleansed of sin (v.9).  Two metaphors are used to describe someone that lacks the virtues listed in verses 5-7. First, they are...
by Reading Acts on Mar 16, 2016

Even the High and Mighty Die

Yet in spite of all this, what did they really have? Did they have salvation? Where are they now? We know that in life as in death (or at least at the grave site), Douglas Fairbanks went to the extreme. In the photo of his grave at Hollywood Forever...
by Study-Grow-Know on Mar 16, 2016

What is a Virtuous Life? – 2 Peter 1:5-7

Like several other places in the New Testament, Peter offers a list of virtues to describe what a “godly life” might look like. The structure of the list is like a staircase (a and b, b and c, etc.) This is a Hellenistic Greek style known as sori...
by Reading Acts on Mar 15, 2016

Bible Warns of Apostasy and Persecution: Birth Pang 4A

The point is that at some time in the future, God will take a leader that turns out to be the leader of a northern group of nations (but will also include nations south of Israel (like Ethiopia) and around Israel and God will use this leader for His...
by Study-Grow-Know on Mar 14, 2016

Bible Warns of Apostasy and Persecution: Birth Pang 2B

Today, there are unfortunately many Christians who believe in something called Replacement Theology. This view espouses that God ultimately rejected Israel because they rejected their Messiah. Therefore all remaining blessings that were to be bestowe...
by Study-Grow-Know on Mar 10, 2016

Bible Warns of Apostasy and Persecution: Birth Pang 2

This is actually Birth Pang #2 because this began occurring officially in 1948. What about the rest of the text, you would do well to ask? It hasn't happened yet! This is a process that God is doing with Israel to get them ready for the final remnant...
by Study-Grow-Know on Mar 9, 2016

Expect Even Less Discernment as the End of the Age Approaches

It is the same with our relationship with Jesus. You know what I always think as being a bit strange? During worship services, you'll see people wiping their eyes, getting out their handkerchiefs, and crying. I'm assuming it's because of how much the...
by Study-Grow-Know on Mar 8, 2016


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