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

On Christian Forgiveness

Jan 22, 2018

Here is a truth you can bank on. The devil loves to stir up nonbelievers to hate on you, abuse you, misuse you, mistreat you, lie about you, and attack you. But – and this is the really worrying bit

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“But I am Not Eloquent”

Jan 17, 2018

I often have Christians tell me that they are not able to do what I and some others do. They cannot get up and speak to a crowd, or write books and articles, or do public lobby work. And of

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Biblical Gospel vs Fake Gospel

Jan 5, 2018

The world is awash with fake news, and sadly this is just as true in so many of our churches. Instead of hearing biblical truth, we are getting fake news preached from too many of our pulpits. Indeed, the biggest

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Gems from the Apostle Paul

Nov 24, 2017

That we can all learn heaps from the Apostle Paul of course goes without saying. He wrote a quarter of the New testament and was under divine inspiration as he did so. Thus all his writings are a constant source

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The Budapest Declaration

Nov 22, 2017

One of the most pressing issues of our day is the wholesale persecution of Christians. As has often been pointed out, more Christians have died for their faith over the past century than throughout two millennia of church history. And

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Are You Among the Troublemakers?

Nov 20, 2017

If you are a Christian, you should be causing trouble. It is that simple. If you are not causing trouble, you may need to ask if you are really a Christian. “What?” you ask. Yes it is true. Simply read

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Socialism, Social Justice and the Church

Nov 12, 2017

There is nothing wrong with being concerned about the wellbeing of your neighbour. But there is plenty wrong in thinking that more Big Government is the answer. Plenty of the social justice warriors (SJWs) on the Left never lift a

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Luther, the Cross, and Divine Love

Nov 4, 2017

With it being just a few days past the 500th anniversary of Luther’s posting of the 95 theses, it is worth looking at a particular aspect of Luther’s theology. Just six months after his famous theses were posted, he took

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Megachurch Leader Fudges Vital Social Question

Nov 3, 2017

Place: London
Date: October 30, 1817
Occasion: Interview with the London Times
Subject: Should the church take a stand on slavery?

Here is how the newspaper began with this story:

“Hill Christian Church is seen as this hip, progressive church

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Christians, Sin and Repentance

Oct 26, 2017

It must always be the case that core Christian truths and basic biblical beliefs must be restated and reaffirmed on a regular basis. Even though they may be basic or elementary biblical truths, that does not mean we can just

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On Theological Education

Oct 24, 2017

As with so many areas in the Christian life, certain issues can result in rather polarising views. Believers can be of two minds when it comes to theological education. Some think going to a Bible college or seminary can be

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Ministry Tips from John the Baptist

Oct 21, 2017

I take it that all genuine Christians will want to effectively serve their Lord and fully do his will. There would be many ways that we can help ourselves along the way in doing this, but one would be to

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