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God Sees, God Knows, God Cares

Jan 18, 2020

God not only knows what we are going through; he also acts on our behalf:

That God knows everything and is aware of everything is a biblical given. He is God after all, and that includes his omniscience. He sees

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Yes, the Devil is Real

Jan 17, 2020

Contrary to the claims of some, Satan most certainly exists:

Given all that the Bible has to say about the devil, only a cultist or theological liberal could claim to understand Scripture yet state that he does not exist. The

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On Australia’s Bushfires

Jan 3, 2020

How are we to think about the horrific fires in Australia?

The attention of much of the world is now on the deadly firestorms ravaging so many parts of Australia. I was not planning on writing about this, and that

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The New Age Jesus Versus the Biblical Jesus

Dec 31, 2019

Jesus of the Bible is NOT the Jesus of the new spiritualities:

The various new spiritualities, including the New Age Movement (NAM), have sought to completely reinvent Jesus, making him into their own Eastern image. They distort and deny the

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The New Age Movement Versus Christianity

Dec 31, 2019

New Age thought and the new spiritualities have nothing in common with biblical Christianity:

The term “New Age” appeared in the 1980s, but many (including myself in my hippy days) were into this sort of stuff even much earlier. It

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Muhammad Versus Jesus

Dec 30, 2019

What are the differences between Jesus and Muhammad?

The founder of Islam is revered by millions, but when we compare his life and teachings with that of Jesus Christ, we find some very major contrasts and differences. When we examine

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World Religions Versus Christianity

Dec 29, 2019

How does Christianity differ from all the other world religions?

Although wildly ambitious and seemingly foolish to write on such a massive topic, with billions of words already having come forth on this, let me try nonetheless to offer a

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Buddha Versus Jesus

Dec 28, 2019

What are the key differences between Buddha and Jesus?

Buddhism, an offshoot of Hinduism, is a major Eastern religion which differs markedly from biblical Christianity. And Buddha differs markedly from Jesus. Let me begin with a brief overview of his

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Reincarnation Versus Resurrection

Dec 27, 2019

Is the concept of reincarnation compatible with biblical Christianity?

Here is something you can count on: those who insist that all religions are basically the same really do not know much about them. No one who actually knows something about

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The Glory of Christmas

Dec 23, 2019

Some meditations of the wonders of the Christmas story:

For two millennia Christians have celebrated the birth of Jesus. Millions of words have already been offered on this story of stories, and millions more likely will be. Of course the

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No, God is Not an Anarchist

Dec 20, 2019

Sometimes “Christian libertarians” say the dumbest things:

The only problem I had in writing this article was in deciding what title to run with. I could have run with plenty of other options, such as: “FEE’s Theological Folly” or, “‘Christian

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On the Priesthood of All Believers

Dec 5, 2019

What exactly do we mean when we stress the importance of ‘the priesthood of all believers’?

One core teaching of the Reformation in general, and of Luther in particular, has to do with the priesthood of all believers. It is

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When Sloppy Thinking Abounds

Nov 19, 2019

Believers can do a better job of thinking straight and thinking biblically:

I sometimes despair of writing any more articles – articles which are hopefully carefully crafted, thought through thoroughly, and biblically based. No matter how hard you try to

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The Dynamics of Spiritual Life

Oct 26, 2019

This older book on renewal and reformation is still well worth reading:

My title might have a nice ring to it, but believers who have been around for a while will recall seeing it elsewhere. Forty years ago a very

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Difficult Bible Passages: Colossians 2:8

Oct 21, 2019

Does this passage mean we should have nothing to do with philosophy?

As is often the case in this series, this verse is not necessarily all that difficult, but it is routinely abused and misused by many Christians. And since

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