Posts by Don Wright

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What’s Wrong with It?

by Don Wright

To many people there is a blurred line between right and wrong. What is right and wrong is determined by feelings and other subjective standards, making the identification of things right and things wrong nearly, if not altogether, impossible. The Bible removes any question about whether something is right or wrong. If the Bible condemns […]

Coming Out

by Don Wright

Sports Illustrated reported last Thursday that Sue Bird, a veteran WNBA allstar “comes out.” Of course, that is the terminology used to report someone famous publicly announcing to the world that he or she is gay. My question is why are these things still being reported? Out of what was Sue Bird coming? We know […]

Scriptural Giving

by Don Wright

T here is a lot of false teaching today on the subject of giving financially. In denominational churches, it is regularly taught that members must tithe. I have recently heard of a local church of Christ in Florida that is now teaching its members to tithe. What does the Bible say about giving today? We […]

Are Musical Instruments in Worship Still Wrong? I

by Don Wright

I recently had a conversation with a Christian, who I have known for many years and have a lot of respect for, who shocked me with his true feelings about musical instruments in worship. He has basically concluded that the issue of instrumental music in worship isn’t enough to cause a person to lose his […]

Speak Where The Bible Speaks

by Don Wright

Lately it seems as if many ultra-liberal thinkers in religious matters have attacked the slogan “speak where the Bible speaks and remain silent where the Bible is silent.” One man said in reference to the above statement, “Though well intentioned,this slogan has caused many to view the New Testament writings through legalistic lenses…” I might […]

Personal Accountability

by Don Wright

Not holding people accountable for their actions is a definite pattern in this country, yet it really isn’t anything new. For a long time now, we have tried to excuse murderers, rapists, thieves, etc., because of certain mitigating circumstances involved in the crimes.  Before sentencing a person too harshly for even a terribly brutal crime […]

It Decides On You

by Don Wright

Whenever I give my grandson, Tristan, a choice about something, he will sometimes say, using the language of a nine-year-old, “Pa Pa, it decides on you.” That is his way of saying I can determine what course we are going to follow. Does that not really describe life for all of us? We all choose […]

Preaching That Will Not Convert

by Don Wright

The power of God unto salvation is the gospel of Christ (Romans 1:16). Sadly, the gospel can be preached in such a way as to not allow its converting power to take effect. Just how can a preacher preach in such a way that will most likely not convert anyone? Let’s look at a few […]

Peer Pressure

by Don Wright

Our “peers” are those around us who are of equal standing with us on the basis of age, grade, or status. When it comes to lifestyles, there is a great deal of pressure on us to conform to our peers. The problem is too many times the lifestyle of our peers is not acceptable to […]