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The Stages of Christian Persecution

Jan 16, 2020

We need to discern the times we are in – times of persecution:

That true Christians will be despised, hated, attacked and persecuted is a given. Jesus for example said this: “If the world hates you, keep in mind that

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As the State Grows the Church Shrinks

Jan 8, 2020

The growth of the state usually means the demise of the church:

A few days ago I penned yet another piece seeking to make the case for Christian social and political involvement. Unlike some believers who think that Christians should

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The Homosexualisation of Christmas

Dec 15, 2019

The activists are now out to destroy Christmas as well:

If the rainbow warriors have their way, nothing, I repeat, nothing, will be able to elude the radical homosexual juggernaut. The militants do not want anything to escape the clutches

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Here I Stand

Dec 7, 2019

Anti-Christian bigotry and persecution is rapidly rising in the West. How will you respond?

I have been writing and speaking a lot lately about the descending darkness in the West, the ramping-up of anti-Christian bigotry and persecution (and yes, being

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Warning: Do You Really Trust God?

Dec 3, 2019

The days are now upon us where we have to decide if Christ is everything, or just a religious concept we toss around:

A somewhat strange title it may seem. It is one thing to ask how we are doing

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So How Many Riots Have You Caused?

Dec 1, 2019

It was commonplace for the early believers to cause upheaval and riots – how do we compare?

Here are two things that all Christians – at least real deal Christians – should be able to agree on: One, we should

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On “Conversion” Therapy and Rainbow Big Brother

Nov 29, 2019

More coercive utopian governments pushing radical agendas and crushing our freedoms:

I did a radio interview this morning on how the dictatorial Dan Andrews’ government in Victoria is seeking to outlaw “conversion therapy,” and I said that the other Australian

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On Christians, Chicken, and Living in Caves

Nov 20, 2019

Increasingly our options are being lessened as more and more companies and businesses push ungodly agendas:

I had recently started an article on how Western Christians are to respond to the increased persecution, anti-Christian bigotry, and the ever-darkening times we

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Chick-fil-A, Christianity and Compromise

Nov 20, 2019

What are we to make of the Chick-fil-A decision on who it donates to?

Plenty of ink has already been spilled on the seeming capitulation of the Christian-owned chicken restaurant chain. While the company and some of its Christian supporters

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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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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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