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On the Apocryphal Books

Aug 18, 2019

Why do some Bibles differ in terms of the number of books they include?

Just today I had this comment sent in to my website (obviously by a Catholic): “According to the Bible I read, it has 46 books in

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This Is Why We Continue To Lose

Aug 6, 2019

What is the main reason that we keep losing in the culture wars?

Why is the world going to hell in a handbasket? There would be many obvious answers that we can give. Satan is alive and well on planet

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Hearing From the Adultery Community

Jul 29, 2019

We Christians want to be known as people of compassion and care, so we need to learn to listen to all those folks that say we have hurt them. As but one example, there is no question that countless adulterers

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The Church of Thyatira Is Alive and Well

Jul 26, 2019

In the book of Revelation Jesus had some strong messages to offer seven churches in Asia Minor. While we may tend to think this was something relevant only for these churches two millennia ago, the ongoing relevance for us today

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Why is Fornication Wrong?

Jul 25, 2019

That the church in the West is going down the tubes at an alarming rate should be evident from the fact that I even have to pen a piece like this. Of course every Christian knows that fornication is wrong

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Fake Churches Arrogantly Defying the Living God

Jul 5, 2019

When it comes to God’s intentions for human sexuality, the biblical material is pretty clear. Yet that has not stopped plenty of apostate religious leaders and fake churches from pushing the world’s anti-God agendas. Sadly, so many of them have

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The God of Israel

Jul 1, 2019

“I the Lord do not change.” We find that statement in the Old Testament – in Malachi 3:6. The New Testament affirms the same truth. For example James 1:17 says this: “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming

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Folau: The Never Ending Story

Jun 26, 2019

Lest people think I might be obsessed with Folau, they need to understand that it is not me who is obsessed, but his many enemies who will just NOT stop their ongoing persecution of him. The folks at GoFundMe thought

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Folau, Faith, Freedom, and Fake Friends

Jun 25, 2019

The Israel Folau story seems to be never ending. But that is because it deals with some of the most important things there are, including the place of religious liberty in an increasingly secular and hostile society. This is NOT

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On Christian Political Involvement

Jun 21, 2019

I have written dozens of pieces explaining why it is fully biblical and fully Christian for believers to be involved in politics. Yet I still keep getting folks trying to tell me that this is just not on, or that

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On Iconoclasm, Part One

Apr 28, 2019

Let me briefly define things here, then offer a few prefatory remarks. Simply put, iconoclasm – in a religious context – literally means “image-breaking”. It has to do with destroying or removing religious images. Related terms include:
-Iconodulism = the

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On Restoring Notre Dame

Apr 20, 2019

Plenty of money has already been raised for the reconstruction and restoration of the damaged Notre Dame cathedral. And plenty of discussion and debate has already ensued about all this. Should it be rebuilt? Are we moderns even capable of

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On Being a Cultural Missionary

Apr 20, 2019

After the Apostle Paul had a radical conversion, he began to fearlessly proclaim the gospel, first to his fellow Jews. He then of course made a move into a rather different culture: that of the Greek-speaking Gentile world. Although his

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When Believers Turn On Their Own

Apr 19, 2019

One of the clearest teachings of Jesus has to do with our public witness: how nonbelievers will know that Christ has sent us. He said our unity and love for one another will be what convinces the world that we

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