Rev. Mark H. Creech

Christian Post Columnist

Is the Pope Right About the Death Penalty?

Times have changed, and the church must change with them, is essentially the argument. The modern conclusion is that "more effective systems of detention have been developed" that can sufficiently protect citizens from murderers. Moreover, the guilty must never be deprived the possibility of redemption. With the deepest respect for Pope Francis and my Catholic friends, the change is too much!

As Goes the Church, So Goes the Country

Today it's much like the situation described in Hosea chapter 4, where the prophet said that God had "a case against" Israel. He said there was "no truth, no faithful love, and no knowledge of God in the land!" Cursing, lying, murder, stealing, and sexual immorality were rampant; one act of bloodshed followed another.

NC State Senator Gives Extraordinary Farewell Speech

The day before the North Carolina General Assembly adjourned last month, lawmakers who had either decided not to run again or had failed to win re-election were formally saying goodbye to their colleagues on their respective chamber's floor. Among the many speeches given, one stood out and proved extraoridnary.

A Deficit in Honesty Equals a Deficit in Peace

Proverbs 11:3 tells us how critical integrity is. It says, "The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them." Lying seems to be the modus operandi of our politics. Some would argue it's always been that way, but it seems worse than ever nowadays.

What Would You Say to Someone on the Ledge?

Suicide has certainly been in the headlines lately. First was the death of American fashion designer and businesswoman, Kate Spade. Quickly on the heels of her death came that of Anthony Bourdain, the celebrity chef, author and travel documentarian, who took his own life.

The Child Playing in the High Window

These are dark days we are living in and are seemingly getting darker by the minute. Lives are at great risk. This is no time for Christians to be silent in word or good deeds. People desperately need to know Christ.

Karl Marx, the Devil, and a Socialist America

Socialistic and Communistic principles are the doctrines of devils masquerading as hope and help for the proletariat – the marginalized or working class people. It is an evil system to be feared, deeply rooted in deception, promising a "people's government," but delivering despotism.

Judging, Discrimination, and Intolerance

The notion that God judges no one is both popular and comforting. The problem, however, is that this soothing and morally indiscriminate thought is patently false. Moreover, it's often the basis for the false assertion that we should never judge.

The Pope Says There Is No Hell?

Is it true? Did the Pope actually say that there is no hell? The Bible, which is the Word of God, should be the sole authority on the subject of hell. Its claims on the subject are abundantly clear.