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

God, Man and Corona

Apr 15, 2020

The New York Governor needs to reconsider his anti-God rhetoric:

A recent arrogant outburst by an American political leader reminds me of the words of Jesus to another political leader. In John 19:10-11 we find this exchange between Pontius Pilate

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The Death of Death: An Antidote to Atheism

Mar 29, 2020

Christianity offers us everything during this time of crisis – atheism offers us nothing:

While I was out for a walk this morning, I prayed about what I might next write on, and various ideas converged. The weather itself was

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Yes, the Devil is Real

Jan 17, 2020

Contrary to the claims of some, Satan most certainly exists:

Given all that the Bible has to say about the devil, only a cultist or theological liberal could claim to understand Scripture yet state that he does not exist. The

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On Australia’s Bushfires

Jan 3, 2020

How are we to think about the horrific fires in Australia?

The attention of much of the world is now on the deadly firestorms ravaging so many parts of Australia. I was not planning on writing about this, and that

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The New Age Jesus Versus the Biblical Jesus

Dec 31, 2019

Jesus of the Bible is NOT the Jesus of the new spiritualities:

The various new spiritualities, including the New Age Movement (NAM), have sought to completely reinvent Jesus, making him into their own Eastern image. They distort and deny the

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The New Age Movement Versus Christianity

Dec 31, 2019

New Age thought and the new spiritualities have nothing in common with biblical Christianity:

The term “New Age” appeared in the 1980s, but many (including myself in my hippy days) were into this sort of stuff even much earlier. It

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Muhammad Versus Jesus

Dec 30, 2019

What are the differences between Jesus and Muhammad?

The founder of Islam is revered by millions, but when we compare his life and teachings with that of Jesus Christ, we find some very major contrasts and differences. When we examine

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World Religions Versus Christianity

Dec 29, 2019

How does Christianity differ from all the other world religions?

Although wildly ambitious and seemingly foolish to write on such a massive topic, with billions of words already having come forth on this, let me try nonetheless to offer a

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Buddha Versus Jesus

Dec 28, 2019

What are the key differences between Buddha and Jesus?

Buddhism, an offshoot of Hinduism, is a major Eastern religion which differs markedly from biblical Christianity. And Buddha differs markedly from Jesus. Let me begin with a brief overview of his

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Reincarnation Versus Resurrection

Dec 27, 2019

Is the concept of reincarnation compatible with biblical Christianity?

Here is something you can count on: those who insist that all religions are basically the same really do not know much about them. No one who actually knows something about

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Karma Versus Christianity

Dec 26, 2019

Can Biblical Christianity and karma coexist?

Is the Eastern concept of karma the same as some principles found in biblical Christianity? The short answer is no: karma and grace are as profoundly different as are Eastern religions and Christianity. But

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On Cats, Relationships, and Divine Love

Nov 27, 2019

Loving relationships always involve some risk:

One can always count on some rather oddly titled articles on this site. But there is in fact a rather useful message to be found here – a gospel message. So let me begin

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When Sloppy Thinking Abounds

Nov 19, 2019

Believers can do a better job of thinking straight and thinking biblically:

I sometimes despair of writing any more articles – articles which are hopefully carefully crafted, thought through thoroughly, and biblically based. No matter how hard you try to

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