Dan Delzell

Special to CP

Why a Believer Shouldn't Marry an Unbeliever

If you are a believer and you are already married to someone who is an unbeliever, God's Word tells you to stay married to your spouse (see 1 Cor. 7:12,13). If on the other hand, you are a single Christian who is considering getting married to an unbeliever, don't do it. God's Word says, "Do not be unequally yoked." (2 Cor. 6:14)

Your Blood Glucose and Your Spiritual Health

Many of us have faced challenges over the years with our weight. After years of failed attempts at weight loss, I was given a bit of a wake-up call last November during a routine physical. They checked my A1C which reveals your average blood glucose level over the previous 3 months. It should be at 6 or lower, and mine was at 10.2. This placed me in the diabetic range.

Christian Illusionists Have a Spirit Within Them

In a recent column about the magician Dynamo and his levitation in London, I wrote that "some magicians engage in illusion." Certainly Christian illusionists would fit into this category, or "Christian magicians" as some of these illusionists refer to themselves. They are attempting to do what other Christians attempt to do through puppets, or art, or drama, or rap music. They are attempting to entertain people through illusions and tricks as they also present the Gospel message of salvation.

Can Someone Fear God and Love Him?

It would be natural to ask the question, "Should I be afraid of God?" Well that all depends on what you mean by "fear," and who you mean by "God." If you are talking about the God of the Bible, then you are asking about the one true God. In that case, "Yes." There is a proper way to understand "the fear of the Lord." In fact, it is an essential quality of anyone who truly knows God.

The Lawyer's Red Corvette License Plate 'IDEFNDU'

Across the highway from our church is the county jail where I lead a weekly Bible study. As I was leaving yesterday, I noticed a red Corvette convertible parked near the courthouse with the license plate, "IDEFNDU." The attorney who drives it is probably very skilled in that line of work.

Andy Murray's Kingdom Rose Out of Darkness

The United Kingdom is abuzz now that Andy Murray has become the first British man to win Wimbledon in 77 years. He defeated Novak Djokovic ("The Joker") on Sunday, after having lost in last year's final against Roger Federer. Andy is now on top of the tennis world, and on top of the U.K. even to the point of being mentioned for knighthood by the Prime minister.

The Illusion That Seduces and Bewitches Magicians

I had never heard of the magician, Dynamo, until I read about how he floated alongside a double-decker bus in London recently. I watched the video. Personally, I think it was legit. I believe this was a paranormal event and an authentic example of levitation. But it's not like this sort of thing is completely unheard of today.

What About Those Who Have Never Heard?

A perplexing predicament posed to Christians goes like this: "What about all those people in various lands who have never heard the Gospel message? Are you telling me they are lost and on the road to hell?"

Turning to the Lord Lifts the Veil

Why is it that so many people do not see Jesus the way Christians see Him? Christ is clear to Christians, but fuzzy to unbelievers. They simply do not see Him as their Savior. But why?

Warren Buffett's Partner Ponders Death and Wealth

Warren Buffett has publicly referred to Charlie Munger as his partner at Berkshire Hathaway. Like Buffett, Munger is busy giving away much of his fortune to help various institutions and organizations do the work they do. In a recent discussion with the local newspaper here in Omaha, Munger said something incredibly profound. In fact, his comment is right in line with a principle we find throughout the Bible.

A Seared Conscience No Longer Accuses You

When God made you, He gave you a built-in "firewall" to protect you from making destructive decisions. Without this firewall, man is prone to destroy his life and the lives of others by choices that go against God's will. This firewall is known as the human conscience.

The Science Behind the Assurance of Salvation

Some Christians know they are going to heaven. Other Christians are pretty sure they are going there. Many unbelievers, meanwhile, assume they are going to heaven, or they simply don't believe that heaven is even a real place. Try asking 20 Christians and 20 unbelievers about their hope for the afterlife. You will start to see the science behind the assurance of salvation. In other words, there is knowledge to be gained through the systematic study of their responses.

Episcopal Bishop Completes Circle of Religious Inclusion

The philosophy of religious inclusion flows in a circle. It was crafted at a point in time by an extremely intelligent being, and it always circles back around to its founder. The logical progression of this worldview must ultimately flow back around to the one who dreamt it up.

Would You Leave Everything to Follow Jesus?

When the first disciples were called by Christ to follow Him, they left everything behind. It was a drastic decision, but one that was necessary if they were going to follow the Messiah. What about you? Would you leave everything and go with Christ if He came to your door today and called you to join Him?

The Three Categories of People on Earth

Do you realize that everyone in your community falls into one of three categories? By using the Old Testament as a way to think about people today, we see that everyone is somewhere between an "Egyptian" and an "Israelite."

The Only Way to Truly Appreciate Jesus

By now I am sure you have recognized that some people appreciate Jesus, and some people don't. Some people fall at His feet to worship Him, while others tend to view the Savior with curiosity or even contempt. Where do you fall on that spectrum of attitudes toward the Messiah?

The Mathematical Proof for Christianity Is Irrefutable

It is impossible that Christianity is not God's revelation of truth to man. Simply impossible. The math proves it beyond question. It doesn't take faith to believe that one plus one equals two, and it doesn't take faith to identify the religion which has mathematical certainty in its corner.

Idol Worship Spawned the Same-Sex Revolution

Whenever addressing a topic as misunderstood as this one, it is helpful at the outset to reaffirm the fact that God loves everyone. He loves those who struggle with this or that temptation, as well as those who feel unlovable. "God is love." (1 John 4:8)

How Self-Esteem Keeps People From God

It sounds so positive and affirming. After all, everyone deserves to have a ton of self-esteem, right? With all the bullying and other belittling behavior which takes place these days, doesn't it just make sense that we should want all people to hold themselves in high esteem?

Sleeping In on Sunday Sedates the Soul

Who wouldn't want to sleep in on Sunday morning rather than getting up to go to a church service? Especially after a long and tiring week of work. It makes a lot of sense to sleep in. There would have to be plenty of motivation for someone to get out of bed on the weekend.