The Justice of Festus

Roman Jurisprudence “The children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light” (Luke 16:8). by Carl Hagensick Roman law is considered the foundation for today’s judicial system. The Roman legal system slowly evolved from the law of the “twelve tables” in 449 BC to its final codification in the Justinian Code (circa 530 AD).1 At the time of Jesus and the apostles, it had developed into a full-blown legal system administered by appointed judges, or praetors. Felix []

In the Beginning

Overcoming The proud person is usually the last one to know that he is proud. Pride’s first victim was Lucifer. Overcoming Pride offers practical advice on how to see ourselves as others see us, and how to change our entire self. Overcoming Immorality tells us how the various forms of immorality originate in the heart and gives practical advice on how to turn one’s life around. Overcoming Depression identifies several kinds of irrational thinking that lead to depression. But truth is essential []

Overcoming Pride

We can swallow our pride; it is non-fattening. “The pride of life … is not of the Father, but is of the world” (1 John 2:16 NIV). Austin Williams It has been said that temper gets us into trouble … pride keeps us there. Listen to audio:  Pride is different from the other emotions (with the possible exception of anger) because we do not feel that anything is wrong with self. When overwhelmed with other emotions, we know for sure that something []

Overcoming Immorality

His bond-servants ye are whom ye serve. Neither fornicators. nor idolaters, nor adulterers … shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you (1 Corinthians 6:9-11). Bernard Hicks Immorality is the state or quality of being immoral; wickedness, sinfulness, evilness, especially: unchastity. God creating man in his image and likeness, giving man his law, and man falling into sin and death due to disobedience to God’s law, identifies sin as the main culprit of immorality (Genesis 2:17, 3:17-19). Types []