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Hope in Hopeless Times

Sep 17, 2020

Hope and trust are needed in these difficult days:

Millions of people the world over have been wondering how long things will keep going the way they have been. It is not just a global virus, but various government responses

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Two Views of the State

Sep 13, 2020

We need a realistic and holistic view of civil government:

Christians are always to run with the total biblical message, and to proclaim the full counsel of God. They are not to pick and choose those bits of the Bible

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Yes We Should Hate Evil

Sep 12, 2020

Real love always discriminates between right and wrong, good and evil:

Plenty of Christians love to talk about love – and rightly so. It is a major attribute of God and is a major fruit of the Spirit, to be

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You’ve Been Chopped

Sep 11, 2020

There is a place for weeding out fake friends:

If you are into American cooking shows you will be familiar with my title. But no, I am not here going to talk about food or cooking contests. I am however

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A Faith That Makes a Difference

Sep 9, 2020

Real Christianity has always been about transforming our world – not just individual souls:

Christianity is a very practical faith. It of course offers eternal dividends for those who embrace it, but it also has very real implications for life

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Faith and Politics – Again

Sep 7, 2020

As always, some clear thinking on the matter of faith and politics is needed:

Discussions and debates about Christian political involvement will always be with us, and I will need to keep writing about this, as there always seems to

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For God’s Own Glory

Sep 4, 2020

Thoughts on the glory of God:

If we had to pick a major theme of biblical theology, it would be the glory of God. While we have all heard the Westminster Shorter Catechism on this so many times, it is

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Watchmen Missing In Action

Sep 3, 2020

Why are so few speaking out and standing up for what is right?

On the social media recently I suggested that concerned individuals write to the three MPs who had helped to pass a terrible bill in Victoria. I urged

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The End of History

Sep 1, 2020

Be comforted; human history is something God is in control of:

History is going somewhere. For the Christian, we believe God is not aloof or out of touch with the affairs of men but is actively involved in them. And

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Arrogant Leaders Will Be Dealt With

Aug 30, 2020

All proud and evil rulers will soon enough have to give an account:

In a recent article I looked at Daniel chapter 4, and the story of the most powerful ruler of the day, Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar. Because of his

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Radical Reconstruction Or Worthless Whitewash?

Aug 26, 2020

How many folks simply seek to whitewash major issues that demand proper attention?

There are various ways one can deal with much-needed home repairs, especially when major structural damage and the like needs urgent attention. One way is to do

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Just say it

Aug 25, 2020

We need to fear God, sharing his truth, and not fear man:

Recently I wrote a piece entitled “Just Do It”. It was inspired by my reading of the book of Jeremiah. The prophet was told that the people would

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When the Word of God is Silenced

Aug 23, 2020

We are in a bad place when we can no longer hear from God:

Spiritually speaking, there are some things that are just as bad, if not worse, than physical tragedies and calamities. For example, a physical famine is of

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Hope in Times of Darkness

Aug 21, 2020

The darker the times, the more we need hope – but hope in a faithful God:

The author of the book of Hebrews tells us that “hope is the anchor of the soul” (Heb. 6:19). We all need hope, especially

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Reflections On Resisting Tyranny

Aug 19, 2020

How far can we go in opposing evil governments?

One might think with all the corona crisis we are now engulfed in that I am again speaking to this matter, and referring to the new tyrants who are taking away

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The Perfect Tyranny Storm

Aug 18, 2020

We must learn from history how tyranny arises:

The more I study the past, the more the present alarms me. For example, I have long wondered how tyranny would come to the West. What form will it take? How will

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Please, Do Not Waste Your Life

Aug 17, 2020

Christian, are you wasting your life on that which does not matter?

It is extremely easy to focus exclusively on the here and now. But it is hard to think about, and live for, eternity. We will all live forever,

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Dopey Posters and Memes, Again

Aug 16, 2020

Some of the nonsense Christians post online is utterly dreadful – and unbiblical!

All believers will one day give an account of how they spent their lives for Christ. There will be many things looked at, but I suspect one

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