What Does ‘You Are Not Your Own’ Mean?

Megan Smith

The apostle Paul wrote: “You are not your own.” What does that mean and why is that so? Paul’s statement refers to our body and soul. Let’s take a deeper look at the meaning behind Paul’s statements…There’s much more. Modern life sends message “you are your own” “My body, my …

Religion and Science Agree: Reading the Bible Can Help Traumatic Growth

Kelsey Dougie

Traumatic growth or post-traumatic growth is how we gain strength and direction after experiencing a life event causing trauma, and lessons in the Bible, especially gratitude, can help us build resilience and find meaning. What is post-traumatic growth or growth trauma? First developed by psychologists Richard Tedeschi, Ph.D., and Lawrence …

Being Willing to Follow God’s Will

Della Murphy

One of the most difficult things required of the Christian is to surrender one’s own will and commit to following God’s will. Here are some guidelines to understanding God’s will for you and using your free will. Using your free will to love God God gave all human beings free …

Faith and Current Events

Being Willing to Follow God’s Will

Being Willing to Follow God’s Will

One of the most difficult things required of the Christian is to surrender one’s own will and commit to following God’s will. Here are some guidelines to understanding God’s will for you and using your free will. Using your free will to love God God gave all human beings free …
Christians Need to Read the Old Testament, Too

Christians Need to Read the Old Testament, Too

Because the New Testament was written to bring a new covenant to the Gentiles, there are some Christians who avoid reading the Old Testament altogether, but it’s vital to understanding God’s purpose through His word. The importance of the Old Testament for Christians “In the beginning God created the heaven …

What Does ‘You Are Not Your Own’ Mean?

The apostle Paul wrote: “You are not your own.” What does that mean and why is that so? Paul’s statement refers to our body and soul. Let’s take a deeper look at the meaning behind Paul’s statements…There’s much more. Modern life sends message “you are your own” “My body, my …

Theology and Bible Study

What Does ‘You Are Not Your Own’ Mean?

What Does ‘You Are Not Your Own’ Mean?

The apostle Paul wrote: “You are not your own.” What does that mean and why is that so? Paul’s statement refers to our body and soul. Let’s take a deeper look at the meaning behind Paul’s statements…There’s much more. Modern life sends message “you are your own” “My body, my …
Christians Need to Read the Old Testament, Too

Christians Need to Read the Old Testament, Too

Because the New Testament was written to bring a new covenant to the Gentiles, there are some Christians who avoid reading the Old Testament altogether, but it’s vital to understanding God’s purpose through His word. The importance of the Old Testament for Christians “In the beginning God created the heaven …
Is Purgatory in the Bible?

Is Purgatory in the Bible?

America is predominantly Protestant, which doesn’t adhere to the concept of purgatory. Catholicism, Eastern orthodoxy, and a few others do believe in purgatory, but you might be surprised to learn that it’s a concept Jews, Jesus, and the apostles believed, too. What is purgatory? The first thing to know about …