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Lessons from Hachi

May 21, 2017

Lessons from who? OK, I never heard of Hachi either until last night when I watched a few minutes of a movie on television. Hachi: A Dog’s Tale is a 2009 film starring Richard Gere. It is based on a

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Genesis and ANE Accounts of Creation

May 21, 2017

Atheists, sceptics and other critics of Christianity like to make the claim that the biblical account of creation is simply stolen from earlier pagan myths found in the Ancient Near East. For example, they claim that the Babylonian creation account

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Are You Wasting Your Life?

May 20, 2017

This may be one of the most important questions any Christian can ask of himself or herself. Of course we don’t usually think in those terms. We assume that God is fully pleased with all that we do, and that

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More Marriage Myths from the Militants

May 18, 2017

Activists who push for things like homosexual “marriage” routinely rely on falsehoods, sloppy thinking, emotionalism, and the endless promotion of myths. And one of the most common myths perpetuated by the activists is that it is only religious folks who

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Where Are All the Reinforcements?

May 17, 2017

In the Christian life we are not on a holiday but in a war. I realise that most Western believers do not think in these terms, but that is because carnality, compromise and cowardliness have so very much ravaged our

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Islam, Apostasy and the Death Penalty

May 16, 2017

I have known of folks who were once adherents of Christianity but who have since turned their backs on the faith, renouncing it altogether. This is referred to as “apostasy.” It has been defined as “the abandonment or renunciation of

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Lessons from 2 Chronicles

May 14, 2017

Last night I was reading in Spurgeon’s Mornings and Evenings devotional. As would be expected from Spurgeon, every page seems to be loaded with spiritual gems and theological nuggets. It is amazing how much Spurgeon was able to glean from

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More Lessons from 2 Chronicles

May 14, 2017

As stated in my first article on this topic, there are heaps of spiritual truths that can be found in the accounts of the kings of Judah. Vital spiritual lessons can be gleaned from these stories, and we dare not

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The Collapsing Christian Worldview

May 13, 2017

On a regular basis, sadly, I find myself in debates with fellow believers who seem woefully clueless as to the biblical worldview. They seem to just regurgitate pagan thinking, beliefs and practice, yet still somehow think they are being good

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A Time To Fight, A Time To Love

May 10, 2017

There is a time for everything, as Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 informs us. And in verse 8 we read that there is “a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace”. No, I

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The Case for Christ

May 9, 2017

It was a key principle of Plato’s Socrates that one should follow the evidence wherever it leads. He also said that the ‘unexamined life is not worth living’. Thus those who claim to be seekers after truth need to carefully

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Crushing Differences, Imposing Stifling Uniformity

May 8, 2017

We have all heard, and perhaps used, the French phrase “vive la difference,” meaning “long live the difference”. As one online dictionary says, “(often humorous) Used to express appreciation of diversity, especially between the sexes.”

One hallmark of a free

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