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

On Aggressive Christianity

Jan 7, 2017

Should believers be engaged in aggressive Christianity? That is, should they be determined, fearless, strong in the Lord, and empowered from on high with Holy Ghost boldness? Should they be boldly proclaiming the gospel and taking a strong stand for

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On Bored Believers

Jan 6, 2017

You all know what an oxymoron is right? In part it involves a contradiction in terms – or what seems to be. Examples are many: A married bachelor. A round square. Homosexual marriage. Arab unity. Here is one I would

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On Teaching (and Being a Teacher)

Dec 29, 2016

I refer here to the biblical gift of teaching. I am not discussing secular school teachers and the like, but those who have been called of God and gifted to teach the Body of Christ. I do this in part

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Stop Trying To Please Everyone

Dec 9, 2016

Here is a basic lesson in life: when you try to please everyone, you will likely end up pleasing no one. Indeed, you just end up flip-flopping and vacillating, trying to keep everyone happy, without taking a clear and principled

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Christianity Without Christ

Dec 4, 2016

We have gotten to a pretty bizarre place when you have Christians effectively disowning Christ. Yet increasingly we find some folks who seek to do just that: run with a Christianity without Christ. One might as well speak about Marxism

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Yes We Must Judge

Dec 2, 2016

The church of Jesus Christ is supposed to have a very real influence on the surrounding culture, but sadly the opposite seems to occur more often. Usually the spirit of the age is impacting the church big time, making it

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Why Churches Are Growing – And Declining

Nov 18, 2016

We have long known what should be fairly obvious: those churches which trash the gospel, disbelieve Scripture, and grieve the Holy Spirit are in decline, while those churches which believe and proclaim the gospel, have a high view of Scripture,

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A Review of We Cannot Be Silent. By Albert Mohler.

Nov 4, 2016

Thomas Nelson, 2015.

The West is undergoing a monumental moral revolution which is decisively undermining – indeed, destroying – millennia of accumulated cultural, religious and ethical tradition. This is especially found in the sexual revolution which is sweeping everything before

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The City of Man vs the City of God

Oct 20, 2016

Allow me to engage in rather broad-brush strokes here as I look at current events through the eyes of history, especially church history. I have written often about the values of Western civilisation in general, and the appalling election choices

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Another Church Sells Out

Oct 19, 2016

Jesus and the disciples clearly warned us about how things would pan out as Satan gets the upper hand and Christians fall heavily into deception and apostasy. They warned us about the way the faith would be undermined by wolves

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CINOs and RINOs are Both Selling Us Out

Oct 18, 2016

In my books they are pretty much the same: Christians In Name Only and Republicans In Name Only. While there are many genuine Christians who reluctantly and unenthusiastically will vote for Trump because Clinton is so bad, there are plenty

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Real Faith vs Fantasy Faith

Oct 17, 2016

What does your faith consist of? More to the point, what sort of gospel do you put your faith in? If our understanding of the gospel is defective, we will have a defective faith. If we embrace worldly or fleshly

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What Would Jesus Tell Them?

Oct 6, 2016

Suppose you are a pastor or Christian leader, and you are discipling a small group of folks (say 10 or 12) who had recently come to the faith, and you are eager to send them out to evangelise and share

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