christian ethics

I think my family is addicted to their smartphones. How should I address this problem?

I think my family is addicted to their smartphones. How should I address this problem?   Electronic devices are addictive and damaging to people when their use becomes a way of avoiding people; you hold them in one hand and drive with the other;  their use means that you are often inattentive to others; you […]

Does God care what we put in our mouths? Aren’t the unclean laws old covenant?

I can’t believe God really cares about what we put in our mouths. Aren’t the unclean meat laws so old covenant?   The Bible is a big book with many pieces of truth. As we study to fit its various pieces dealing with food into a harmonious whole, we avoid over emphasizing one truth-piece while […]

What do we say to those who think we can do anything we want with our bodies

What do we say to those who think we can do anything we want with our bodies because it’s what we are on the inside — the soul — that really matters? Isn’t the body important to God, too?   Yes, the whole person is important to God — inside and out. Paul prayed that […]

What is God’s stand on women using trousers, earrings, dressing of hair, and makeup?

What is God’s stand on women using trousers, earrings, dressing of hair, and makeup? I have seen CoG7 women displaying these in the maga­zine. It is regarded as sin in our churches here in Nigeria. A close reading of the primary texts on this subject, then comparing Scripture with Scripture, leads us to these conclusions: […]

Is it wrong to smoke?

Where does the Church stand on smoking? I have read many opinions ranging from it being a blatant sin to it being a form of God-given pleasure when done in moderation.   Thanks for your question, not often asked anymore. With anti-smoking efforts now in vogue, the Church says less about tobacco than it once did. […]

Is it wrong to celebrate birthdays?

I’m interested in your stance on birthdays. Since celebrating them has pagan origins like Easter and Christmas, I think we should not. The Church does not have a doctrine on birthdays, for or against. We are aware of the claim that celebrat­ing them has pagan roots but not aware of proof for that claim. It […]