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Bill Muehlenberg's commentary on issues of the day...

On Michael Curry and the Power of Love

May 20, 2018

Michael who? you ask. You know, the Black American preacher who spoke at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding. One thing that did get the attention of many people – for good or ill – was the somewhat lengthy

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On the Royal Wedding

May 19, 2018

Millions and millions of people have just watched the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, held at Windsor Castle and televised to the watching world. I notice that here in Australia channels 7, 9, ABC and SBS were

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Why It Is OK To Work With Others, Sometimes

May 19, 2018

It seems certain topics keep arising which warrant further discussion and elucidation. That is often because a fair amount of fuzzy or wayward thinking exists on certain issues. People just can’t seem to get it, so you have to keep

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This is What Revival Looks Like

May 18, 2018

I have been reading a whole lot of books on revival of late. Absolutely inspiring stuff. In these dark days in this ungodly world I would think that all true followers of Christ would be desirous of and praying for

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Do Your Homework First – Then Speak

May 16, 2018

In many areas of life people will do a lot of careful research and undertake detailed investigations before they launch into something. Certainly if they are planning to spend a lot of money on something (a new house or a

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Surrogacy: A Legal and Moral Minefield

May 15, 2018

I have written plenty of articles now on the many problems and risks associated with surrogacy. On a regular basis we hear of new horror stories about the dangers and downsides of the surrogacy business. I have enough material on

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On Being Faithful

May 14, 2018

The Bible throughout speaks of the importance of faithfulness. While the faithfulness of God is of course key here, with his unwavering commitment to, and concern for, his people and his purposes, it is our faithfulness that I want to

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One Bible, Two Testaments

May 12, 2018

The Bible the Christian reads contains two Testaments and 66 books. The Old Testament contains 39 books while the New Testament has 27 books. That is our Bible, and basically only false teachers and cultists will try to tell you

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Our Mental and Moral Freefall

May 11, 2018

When the moral state of a nation heads downwards, so does its mental state. The two seem to be closely linked: as we become more and more immoral as a culture, we seem to become more and more stupid as

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Dealing With Critics

May 9, 2018

You might be wondering: hasn’t Bill written on that topic before? Well yes, you are right: I have actually written on this issue quite often. But since the critics and the criticism seem to be never-ending, I have to keep

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The King James Only Controversy, Part 3

May 7, 2018

In this third of a four-part article I look further at issues of textual criticism, translation theory, pros and cons about manuscript types and translations, and so on.

Objections raised against the Alexandrian texts and translators

Some critics claim that

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Wisdom, Biblical Truth and Apostasy

May 5, 2018

Although this piece is mainly about a famous Christian theologian, let me begin with a bit of an autobiographical intro. I just read again the request of Solomon when he had established his kingdom and God asked him what he

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The Sin of an Unteachable Spirit

May 3, 2018

It is a sad reality that many churches today do not even talk about sin. But hopefully the more evangelical and Bible-based ones still do. And then you will hear about sins “without” like abortion or homosexuality, or sins “within,”

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