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We Need More Jeremiahs

Aug 20, 2018

How should the Christian relate to the world around him? What should our attitude and mindset be? It seems we can get some solid answers to these questions by looking at the life of Jeremiah. He of course was called

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Sexual Abuse in the Churches

Aug 19, 2018

At the moment the public spotlight is on the Catholic Church, with revelations of what has transpired in Pennsylvania. In this latest case some 300 priests are said to have abused some 1,000 children over many decades. Before looking at

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Transgender and Trans-Truth

Aug 18, 2018

The prefix “trans” means to go beyond, or over, or across. Today the transgender movement is having a great run at going well beyond the truth. And this is primarily being done by not allowing any debate on the issue.

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There Goes Another One: Rainbow Capitulation

Aug 16, 2018

They are falling like flies. For various reasons, Christians, Christian leaders, Christian schools, Christian churches and Christian denominations are abandoning the biblical witness found throughout Scripture concerning human sexuality and running with the world’s godless and immoral agenda. Go figure.

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Actually No, Jesus Was Not a Socialist

Aug 14, 2018

As biblical illiteracy and radical leftism both increase throughout the West, we are finding more and more people who say they are Christians making the silly claims that Jesus was a socialist, that socialism is somehow biblical, and that all

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Scandinavia, Socialism, and the Welfare State

Aug 13, 2018

There is plenty of fuzzy thinking about what is variously called Scandinavian socialism, the Nordic model, democratic socialism, and so on. And now that most leftists have finally realised that their socialist utopia – Venezuela – is actually just another

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Venezuela: Socialism Kills

Aug 12, 2018

Long ago Winston Churchill rightly warned, “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.” We have now had a century of socialism and we

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23 More Recent Theological Titles

Aug 11, 2018

New theology titles keep pouring from the presses, and it is hard to keep up with everything that is out there. A few months ago I offered a list of 23 newish books on theology that I was reading. That

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In Praise of the Puritans

Aug 9, 2018

When I consider some of my all-time favourite Christians of relatively recent times (men such as J. C. Ryle, Charles Spurgeon, Martyn Lloyd-Jones, and J. I. Packer) I have to immediately think of the Puritans, since these four – and

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The Deadly Fruit of Apostasy

Aug 7, 2018

Most folks don’t believe in apostasy anymore. That is because they no longer believe in sin, and they no longer believe in truth. If moral absolutes do not exist, then there can be no such thing as sin. And if

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Let’s Hear It For Controversy

Aug 7, 2018

We live in an age in which a major ‘virtue’ being promoted is to just get along, to not rock the boat, and to stay away from controversy. This mindset has infected much of the Christian church as well. Too

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Just Who Is Being Provocative?

Aug 6, 2018

We hear a lot nowadays about certain sorts of people being labelled “provocative”. Almost always it is heard on the leftist mainstream media, and almost always it refers to conservatives, be they religious or non-religious conservatives.

Anyone daring to open

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Machen, Education and the State

Aug 5, 2018

Home-schooling continues to rise and rise for millions of parents throughout the West as the state school system continues to erode. Far too often our schools are turning out moral miscreants and intellectual zombies who know everything about radical political

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Hungary and Orban: Hope for the West

Aug 4, 2018

More than once when I have been with a group of concerned Christians and conservatives we have talked – only half in jest – about where we might go, given how bad things are getting. As Australia and so much

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Spurgeon and Suffering

Aug 3, 2018

Did you know that one of the greatest, most loved, and most influential preachers of all times not only suffered greatly in the flesh, but in spirit as well? His physical ailments were outdone by mental and emotional ailments such

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The Trans Assault on Everything

Aug 2, 2018

The trans madness is an attack on everyone and everything. By pretending that reality and biology do not exist, everyone is impacted by this lunacy and everything is thrown up in the air. And as activist groups and leftist governments

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More Cheap Excuses For Sin

Aug 1, 2018

Yesterday I wrote a piece in which I looked at six common sayings which in effect can become nothing but cheap excuses for sin. The article got a bit of attention, and some folks offered a few more such excuses.

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Stop Making Cheap Excuses For Sin

Jul 31, 2018

There are plenty of popular sayings and expressions tossed about by believers which may sound good at first, but when they are more carefully considered, they often turn out to be little more than cheap excuses for living a life

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