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God, Glory, and Ungodly Rulers

Oct 25, 2020

Arrogant and evil rulers will always be judged:

God does not change. So what we find God to be like and to be doing in the Old Testament we also find in the New. Sure, Christians believe in progressive revelation,

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Evangelicals and Trump

Oct 24, 2020

Some thoughts on John Piper’s views on the US election:

Those who have followed me over the years know that I wrote quite a lot about Trump during the 2016 presidential cycle. Back then I and millions of other Christian

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Difficult Bible Passages: Acts 1:26

Oct 21, 2020

What are we to make of the apostles casting lots?

Trying to understand what this verse is saying is not difficult. The main issue that arises here is how contemporary Christians might apply what we find occurring here. The verse

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Who is King: Christ or Caesar?

Oct 20, 2020

Most folks prefer to worship Caesar rather than God:

The dangers of idolatry ever confront us – even the believer in God. And one key area of idolatry is to put the state ahead of God. This can happen in

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Divine Judicial Blindness

Oct 19, 2020

Scripture speaks about those who ‘would not’ and ‘could not’ believe:

My title may be a bit much for some folks to get their head around, so let me break it down a bit. It is about the biblical truth

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Never Forget: Every Text Has a Context

Oct 18, 2020

None of us is immune from being misquoted and mispresented:

Oh dear. Is nothing sacred – or safe? The ability to attack someone by misrepresenting what they are saying has always been with us. But in the internet and social

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Was Judas the First Socialist?

Oct 17, 2020

We find some interesting parallels between socialists and Judas:

As I was reading through the gospel of John I was struck by what I read in John 12:6. I of course have read it often before, and perhaps others have

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The Scandal of the Cross

Oct 14, 2020

Just what is the scandal of the cross, and why is it so offensive?

The cross of Christ is scandalous. The Apostle Paul made that clear in 1 Corinthians 1:22-25 where we read: “For Jews demand signs and Greeks

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On Getting What We Deserve

Oct 13, 2020

We should not want what we deserve – what we want and need is grace:

For some reason the word “merit” popped into my mind early this morning, so I reflected on it briefly, before moving on to other matters.

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End the Lockdown Madness Now

Oct 12, 2020

The experts are now nearly unanimous: lockdowns are counterproductive and must be stopped:

As more and more experts tell us that draconian lockdown measures are causing far more harm than good, we still have various political leaders digging in even

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Elections and Christian Responsibility

Oct 11, 2020

It is vital for believers to vote wisely in these four upcoming elections:

I hope that most folks – especially most Christians – are aware that there are four quite important elections coming up real soon. At the very least,

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The Great Barrington Declaration

Oct 10, 2020

20,000 medical experts say NO to draconian lockdown measures:

In just a few days 20,000 medical health experts have signed it, as have 180,000 members of the general public. I refer to an important new Declaration which gives lie to

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Persistence in Praying For God’s Justice

Oct 8, 2020

Christians delight in God’s mercy, grace and patience – but never at the expense of God’s justice, holiness and righteousness. All these things the Christian celebrates. And when evil and injustice are running riot, it is fully appropriate that believers

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Miracles and the Messianic Secret

Oct 6, 2020

Why did Jesus often tell those he healed to remain silent?

It is interesting that on a number of occasions after Jesus performed a mighty deed, he commanded those who benefited to not tell anyone. This is especially the case

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