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

Christians, Climate and Catastrophism

Oct 19, 2019

Christians must not succumb to emotive climate catastrophism:

C. S. Lewis once warned about “Christianity and…” That is, the dangerous tendency to supplement or add to the Christian faith some cause or some ideology or some trend. ‘Christianity and socialism’

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The Escalating War on Religious Freedom

Oct 17, 2019

This important speech defending religious liberty is a must read:

All over the West there is a major assault on religious freedom. It takes many forms, and it is being driven by an aggressive secularism and leftism which will not

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Finally, a Brave and Biblical Church Leader

Oct 16, 2019

Thank God for one bold and biblical churchman, Glenn Davies:

Today in far too many churches – including supposedly Bible-based evangelical churches – we find this mindset in action: ‘Hey, Jesus was a friend of sinners, and we should be

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Difficult Bible Passages: Jude 1:9

Oct 14, 2019

This is without question a rather perplexing text!

There are various biblical texts which can be rather difficult to interpret and understand. This verse would certainly be one of them. The verse in question says this: “But even the archangel

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Abortion, the Media, and the War on Truth

Oct 12, 2019

Another peaceful pro-life march, and another handful of demonised haters:

We have two things constantly going on in the West: we have reality and the truth on the one hand, and we have the mainstream media’s spin on things on

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Difficult Bible Passages: 2 Peter 1:4

Oct 11, 2019

Is Peter offering us a type of pantheism, or New Age teaching in this passage?

Peter uses a phrase in this passage that is not found elsewhere in the New Testament. While similar sorts of thoughts are found elsewhere, the

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On National Prayer

Oct 11, 2019

On the importance of national prayer and fasting:

It is not just individuals who pray. Entire nations can be involved in times of corporate prayer as well. Ancient Israel had such times of national prayer, as have other nations. Often

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It’s Time To Ban the “H” Word

Oct 10, 2019

On the near-heretical abuse of the word “heretical”!

Hamburger? Hockey? Hollywood? Helicopter? Hatchet? Hotdogs? Hound dogs? No, the word I have in mind is “Heresy”. “Oh that word,” you say. “Haven’t you written on that often before Bill?” Yes, sadly

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Are You Really a Christian?

Oct 5, 2019

This is a shocking case of a believer’s walk not matching their talk:

Often a divinely-appointed confluence of events will lead to a new article. Last night two things occurred at roughly the same time, and the result is this

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Difficult Bible Passages: Matthew 6:1-18

Oct 4, 2019

What did Jesus mean when he warned about praying in public?

There can be at least two difficulties with this portion of Scripture. One, I have seen people misuse and abuse this text, missing the actual point that Jesus is

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On Depression

Oct 2, 2019

A few thoughts on Christians and depression:

Christians and depression. Some think the two can never go together, but I beg to differ. Let me say at the outset that I am not speaking as a psychiatrist or psychologist or

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Difficult Bible Passages: Jeremiah 10:3-4

Sep 29, 2019

This is often one of the most abused and misused texts around:

It seems that mangling, misappropriating, misusing and manhandling Scripture is a regular pastime for far too many believers. Twisting and distorting what the Bible says is certainly a

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Are You Being Persecuted Yet? Part 1

Sep 22, 2019

The true Christian WILL face persecution for sharing the gospel. Consider these three amazing examples.

Scripture offers us various ways to help us know if we really are God’s blood-bought children. There are various tests, if you will, or things

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Are You Being Persecuted Yet? Part 2

Sep 22, 2019

The true Christian WILL face persecution for sharing the gospel. Consider these three amazing examples.

In Part 1 of this article I said that persecution is a good indication of whether you are a committed Christian or not. It is

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