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Folau, Hell, and Biblical Truth

Apr 11, 2018

Liberal Christians and political liberals are as one in so many areas. They both refuse to believe certain vital truths. For example, clear biblical teachings on such things as the uniqueness of Christ and the reality of hell are usually

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David, Sin, Grace and Judgment

Apr 5, 2018

God said of the famous Old Testament character David that he was “a man after my own heart”. But he was also a very human and a very fallible man. That is the same with God’s people everywhere: they can

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Bible Study Helps: 1 & 2 Kings

Apr 2, 2018

Those who are reading through the Bible in a year will soon find themselves in the books of Kings. These are a continuation of the historical narrative of Israel which began in the books of Samuel. The four-hundred-year period covered

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“He Descended Into Hell”

Mar 27, 2018

Many believers would at least vaguely recognise this phrase. It of course comes from the Apostle’s Creed. But it has been the subject of much debate, and differing interpretations of it have been forthcoming over the centuries. Many believe it

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Bible Study Helps: 1 & 2 Samuel

Mar 19, 2018

In these historical books we learn about how the monarchy in Israel was established. Samuel first anointed Saul as king, and then David. Four main characters are featured in these two books, and a rough outline of the book, at

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The Oldest Liberal Theology Trick in the Book

Mar 13, 2018

Theological liberalism is the fake news version of Christianity. It uses God words but strips them of their biblical content. Thus they deny all the key doctrines of the faith or radically reinterpret them. They reject the miraculous and the

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On Heresy Hunters, Again

Mar 12, 2018

Here is a truth you can count on: it does not matter which great Christian leaders you admire, there will always be a host of heresy hunters who will have declared them to be heretics, apostates and now burning in

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Bible Study Helps: Judges and Ruth

Mar 10, 2018

The events of these books take place between the death of Joshua and the rise of Samuel and Saul and covers a period of some several hundred years. Ruth seems to take place at the same time as the book

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Bible Study Helps: Joshua

Mar 5, 2018

If you have been faithfully reading your three and a bit chapters of Scripture a day to get through the Bible in a year, beginning with Genesis 1 on January 1, then you should be up to the book of

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Transgenderism and Scripture Twisting

Mar 2, 2018

The homosexual activists have long sought to rewrite the Bible in order to make their lifestyle appear to be scripturally acceptable. They have failed big time in this, but the latest case of sexual and social militancy, transgenderism, is seeking

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“I Hope I am Good Enough”

Feb 28, 2018

When it comes to our eternal destiny, we want to try to make sure we have things right. We want to have some assurance that we are right with God in this life so we can live together with him

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Transgenderism and Scripture

Feb 26, 2018

Perhaps 40 or 50 years ago I could have gotten away with writing a few articles on homosexuality from a biblical point of view. But as the militant movement spread, and its tentacles reached everywhere, including in the churches and

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More Lessons From the Life of Whitefield

Feb 23, 2018

The other day I penned a piece about the life and ministry of the great evangelist George Whitefield. It was largely based on the two-volume, 1200-page biography by Arnold Dallimore. There are so many lessons for us today that we

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Suffering as Divine Discipline

Feb 18, 2018

Suffering is a universal phenomenon. We all suffer in various ways, and we all have questions as to why we do. Like Job of old, we may have plenty of questions about suffering, but we may not always get the

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Jeremiah and the Suffering of God

Feb 14, 2018

The true prophet identifies with and represents the people of God before God, but he also identifies with and represents God before the people of God. Jeremiah is a classic example of this. Here I want to highlight both of

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