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Where There Are No Lukewarm Christians

Feb 13, 2020

We need to learn about genuine Christianity:

There are two main types of Christianity. There is the version found in the West in which many (most?) people who call themselves Christians are basically indistinguishable from their non-Christian neighbours. They live,

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On Religious Sectarianism, Once Again

Jan 28, 2020

I need to keep saying why I believe what I believe:

While there are different forms of sectarianism out there, I am here focusing on that found in the Christian camp. One definition of sectarianism is this: “excessive attachment to

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God Sees, God Knows, God Cares

Jan 18, 2020

God not only knows what we are going through; he also acts on our behalf:

That God knows everything and is aware of everything is a biblical given. He is God after all, and that includes his omniscience. He sees

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The World Leads, the Church Follows

Jan 13, 2020

One of the biggest problems we have today is worldliness in our churches:

Given all that Scripture has to say about the ungodly world around us, and how we must persistently and strenuously resist its siren calls, one has to

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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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Are You a Pharisee?

Dec 4, 2019

Jesus denounced the Pharisees, but there are many Christian Pharisees with us today:

If you are a good Bible-believing Christian, you would know that the Pharisees who are so often mentioned in the Bible were basically the bad guys. They

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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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Don’t Feed the Trolls

Dec 2, 2019

Yes there are folks who love to argue and pick fights. This is how we should deal with them:

Consider this article to be sort of a public service announcement, a bit of free advice, and/or some hopefully wise counsel.

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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 Cats, Relationships, and Divine Love

Nov 27, 2019

Loving relationships always involve some risk:

One can always count on some rather oddly titled articles on this site. But there is in fact a rather useful message to be found here – a gospel message. So let me begin

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‘You Are Being Too Divisive’

Nov 15, 2019

Sometimes it is a very good thing to be divisive:

In more sensible times it used to be the case that if you stood up in the public arena arguing for truth and for what is right you were thought

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Are You Amazing?

Nov 14, 2019

People were constantly amazed by what Jesus and the disciples said and did. Is the world amazed by us as well?

OK, I am not pandering to your pride here. I am not stroking what might already be too large

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Christianity, Christ and Caesar

Nov 12, 2019

To whom will we give our supreme allegiance and loyalty?

It should be obvious where the loyalty of the Christian lies. We should be devoted to Christ and Christ alone. Sure, we live in the world and have relations with

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Dressed for Battle

Nov 6, 2019

This new book on the whole armour of God is well worth reading:

Thirty years ago the Berlin Wall came crashing down, as did the menace of Soviet Communism. It involved a monumental struggle of ideas and of nations, but

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No One Believes In Me Anymore

Nov 3, 2019

I learned afresh about the reality of spiritual war while in Ghana, and the need for believers to fully engage on that level:

If you are up on your Christian music, and/or you are an old guy – like me

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On Having an Influence

Nov 1, 2019

Are you having a godly influence?

We all have some sort of influence on others – for good or for ill. Since I am talking about Christians in this piece, it is hoped that ours is an influence for good

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