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Yes, We Are All Messed Up

Jan 25, 2021

We are all struggling with various issues and burdens:

Getting the biblical balance right on so many issues is crucial if we want to be faithful followers of Christ. With the issue under consideration in this piece, there are two

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Silencing the Churches

Jan 23, 2021

Increasingly the churches will either become tools of the State, or will be targeted by it:

Church and state exist in uneasy tension. Both institutions were created by God, and both have their rightful place. And history testifies to the

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Christians: No More Playing Games

Jan 4, 2021

Real persecution IS coming for believers in the West:

Those with spiritual eyes to see and ears to hear realise that so much of what passes for Christianity today in the West is merely superficial, vaporous cotton candy, lacking in

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God Is For Us

Dec 28, 2020

Where is your identity found?

In this piece I want to bring together two bits of commentary on two spiritual realities. The first has to do with our identity as believers, and the second has to do with our blessings

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On Sin Lists

Nov 24, 2020

The Bible gives us many lists of things to avoid like the plague:

Yes you read that right. No, I do not mean “shopping lists” or “to-do lists” or something like that. I will explain in a moment what exactly

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Dealing with Praise and Criticism

Nov 13, 2020

How we deal with criticism and with praise is quite important:

Given that it seems I get much more criticism than praise, perhaps I should only claim expertise on just half of this article! But some general thoughts – along

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Apostates Promoting Diabolical Agendas

Oct 30, 2020

The apostates are becoming ever bolder – and dangerous:

Here’s the scoop: Apostasy is a real thing. So are apostates. They exist, they are dangerous, and they are deadly. There is also a predictable track they will follow: first they

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‘There Is Another King’

Oct 28, 2020

The choice is always between the real King and false kings:

The reasons why people hate Christ, Christians and Christianity are many, but a major factor in this hatred is the fact that Christ sets himself up as a king

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Elections and Christian Responsibility

Oct 11, 2020

It is vital for believers to vote wisely in these four upcoming elections:

I hope that most folks – especially most Christians – are aware that there are four quite important elections coming up real soon. At the very least,

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The Niagara Declaration

Oct 5, 2020

This new statement on religious liberty is well-worth being aware of:

Throughout the West the war on Christianity in particular and religious freedom in general is ramping up. Increasingly our liberties are being whittled down or taken away altogether as

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Speaking Truth To Power

Sep 25, 2020

Yes Christians are called to speak truth to power:

I realise that those who use the phrase found in my title are often those of the left – including the religious left and the social justice warriors. But it should

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Fake Christians, Fake Compassion

Sep 24, 2020

We must avoid like the plague fake Christians pushing fake gospels:

When Donald Trump popularised the notion of “fake news” he was certainly onto something. Without question there is plenty of fake news out there. But there is no end

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Worthless Religious Leadership

Sep 21, 2020

It is time to distinguish good from bad religious leaders:

Sadly, in our churches today there are plenty of worthless religious leaders. They are not just worthless – they are evil. They are false shepherds who are leading the people

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A Faith That Makes a Difference

Sep 9, 2020

Real Christianity has always been about transforming our world – not just individual souls:

Christianity is a very practical faith. It of course offers eternal dividends for those who embrace it, but it also has very real implications for life

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Faith and Politics – Again

Sep 7, 2020

As always, some clear thinking on the matter of faith and politics is needed:

Discussions and debates about Christian political involvement will always be with us, and I will need to keep writing about this, as there always seems to

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Please, Do Not Waste Your Life

Aug 17, 2020

Christian, are you wasting your life on that which does not matter?

It is extremely easy to focus exclusively on the here and now. But it is hard to think about, and live for, eternity. We will all live forever,

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