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

Time To Stop Promoting This Deathstyle

Nov 26, 2013

You know the end of Western civilisation is near when our elites, eggheads and rulers turn virtue into vice and vice into virtue. When they actually promote that which is not only morally wrong, but just plain deadly, then it

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Our Atheist Churches

Nov 25, 2013

If God indeed exists and has made us in his image, then it should be not in the least surprising that we have an incurable longing for eternity in our hearts, that we find a search for transcendence everywhere, and

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Porn, Prostitution and Sexual Trafficking

Nov 20, 2013

Pornography is not a victimless crime. It is a social evil with very real negative social impact. Sure, it has been mainstreamed and legitimised big time the last few decades, but it remains nonetheless a soul-destroying evil. No matter how

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Objects of Extreme Hate: Ex-Homosexuals

Nov 14, 2013

That the militant homosexual lobby is expert at hatred and spewing forth venomous bile at anyone who dares to differ is of course well known, and has been amply documented here hundreds of times. But the great focus of their

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Christmas: Of Pagan Origins?

Nov 12, 2013

Well it is getting to be that time of year again, and sadly, far too many well-meaning but confused believers want to lay a guilt trip on other believers, and trap them in a new legalism by claiming that Christmas

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On the Subject of Subjectivism

Nov 10, 2013

Confession time: I really like Dr Pepper. But for some odd reason, many people do not. And some people don’t even know what it is. The American soft drink is a favourite of mine, although sometimes difficult to procure here

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Muggeridge, Marxism, Morality and Meaning

Nov 9, 2013

I have often written on and quoted from the great English journalist Malcolm Muggeridge, who died in 1990. Once a radical lefty, he later in life embraced Christianity and became a staunch anti-Communist and critic of Western liberalism.

And I

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The ENDA Faith, Family and Freedom

Nov 8, 2013

When the radicals want to destroy time-honoured institutions like marriage and family, it is not as easy to do so if they just came out and said they hate these things and want to see them forever demolished. No, that

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Gates, Giving, and Gullibility

Nov 7, 2013

There are far too many Christians who are woefully ignorant of things they really should know something about. And there are far too many believers who think that good intentions alone are sufficient to justify a particular course of action.

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The Human Trafficking Curse

Nov 4, 2013

It was overwhelmingly Christianity which worked to abolish slavery around the world. Because of the tireless efforts of abolitionists like Wilberforce, most of the world no longer has to deal with this horrific sin against humanity. However, there are still

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On Our Emasculated Churches

Nov 2, 2013

OK, so just put this down to a rant if you like. Of course many folks – certainly my many critics – think everything I write is a rant. So nothing new there. But it is something that has long

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On Strange Fire, Part One

Oct 18, 2013

Some of you would be aware that American pastor John MacArthur has been holding a three-day “Strange Fire” conference which is a criticism of the charismatic movement. Next month a book by the same title will be released. For those

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On Strange Fire, Part Two

Oct 18, 2013

In Part One of this article I began discussing John MacArthur’s Strange Fire conference being held in southern California. I offered there some background to the various debates, including the cessationist/continuationist debate. I also laid out where I stand –

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When Sexuality Goes Feral

Oct 15, 2013

The sexual revolution is in full flight, and has been so for some decades now. Voices of sanity back in the 60s warned that this would not be good – and they sure were right. The disastrous consequences of the

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Islam and the West

Oct 9, 2013

How are we to think of the influx of masses of Muslims into the Western world? From a Christian point of view, there are at least two responses. One, because it is well nigh impossible to preach the gospel in

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