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

Which Gospel?

Mar 31, 2020

The contrast between the real gospel and a false gospel could not be greater:

The Apostle Paul told us what he thought about those who preach another gospel, and not the real gospel. In Galatians 1:8 he gives us a

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Corona and Statism: Which is Worse?

Mar 30, 2020

We have a health crisis, and a political and economic crisis. Both need to be treated carefully:

Many are asking how long the COVID-19 crisis will last. And many are asking how much further governments will go in attempts to

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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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Crisis, Corona and Christophobia

Mar 28, 2020

Christophobia is alive and well in times of crisis:

It never takes much for the Christophobes to come out of the woodwork. Any excuse will do actually. And it is not just today’s progressives who carefully follow the maxim, ‘Never

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Crisis, Christianity, and Compassion

Mar 27, 2020

Mass crises have struck us before, and we need to learn from history how Christians have responded:

In dark times, the light of Christ is meant to shine the most. In this present corona crisis it is hoped that individual

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Corona, Crisis, and Health Care

Mar 26, 2020

It is too easy to let mere utilitarian concerns determine how people get medical treatment in a time of crisis:

We live in a finite world with finite resources, so often there may need to be some rationing or prioritising

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Occupy Till He Comes

Mar 25, 2020

In a sense we Christians carry on as normal, even in a time of crisis:

The other day I wrote a piece about no more business as usual. In it I mainly had in mind two broad concerns: One, that

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Faith in a Time of Crisis

Mar 23, 2020

The corona crisis is revealing what sort of faith we have – if any:

There is nothing like a major crisis to show us what we are made of. And for the Christian, there is nothing like a major crisis

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No More Business As Usual?

Mar 21, 2020

The most important thing is to let God change us during this time of crisis:

It seems we have heard these words before: “The world is now forever changed.” “There can be no more business as usual.” “There is no

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Plagues, Panic and Providence

Mar 20, 2020

Both biblical and secular history can be of great help in times of crisis:

As always, having an understanding of history can be extremely helpful, especially in dark times. Understanding that our current situation is not all that unique, and

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China, Communism, Racism, and Viruses

Mar 19, 2020

We need some realism on the Chinese Communists and their role in this virus:

Let me make a few things quite clear. One, Communists have never cared about people. Communists are only concerned about power. And the Chinese communist rulers

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‘Will He Find Faith?’

Mar 17, 2020

Do God’s people really have faith, especially in times of crisis?

In the Parable of the Persistent Widow in Luke 18:1-8 Jesus finishes with these words: “When the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”. In the

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Coronavirus, Christianity, History and Faith

Mar 14, 2020

Here are some spiritual and historical considerations to keep in mind during these turbulent times:

With Coronavirus occupying everyone’s attention (and you know it is serious when most folk’s favourite sporting events are being cancelled), the Christian has a unique

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Crises, Liberty and the State

Mar 12, 2020

The powers of the state can expand exponentially during times of crisis:

I just got back from our local shopping mall. It may just be me, but it seemed that there were fewer people there than usual. Staying away for

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Difficult Bible Passages: Psalm 91:10

Mar 10, 2020

Does this verse mean Christians are exempt from Coronavirus?

With everyone talking about the Coronavirus, many Christians have been appealing to this particular passage. In some translations it says that ‘no plague will come near you’. Are they right to

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The Lunatic Left On Full Display

Feb 2, 2020

The loony left can’t get any worse – can it?

Sometimes you just gotta ask: have secular leftists gone completely mad, or are they just plain evil? Sadly, it seems that far too many of them are both. How else

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