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Theology and God’s Sovereignty

Jan 18, 2017

A topic that has been the stuff of thousands of years of discussion is not going to get very far in a short article from me. So let me narrow things down right away: here I want to just look

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Can God Do Anything?

Jan 15, 2017

When discussing any topic about God we are of course greatly limited in our understanding. He is infinite and we are not. He is perfect and we are not. The good news is that God has revealed himself to us

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Are You Trembling Yet?

Dec 17, 2016

We should all be trembling, and if we are not, we should be asking “Why not?” But trembling at what? And why? Let me tell you: trembling before the God who is there – the God who made us and

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Divine Love and Hate, Part One

Nov 23, 2016

It never ceases to amaze me when I hear Christians giving God advice: telling him what he is allowed to do or say. They have put God in the dock and want him to fall in line with their fallen

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Divine Love and Hate, Part Two

Nov 23, 2016

In Part One of this article I offered around a hundred Bible passages which speak about God hating certain things and certain people, and how his people can also follow him in this. The biblical material on this is pretty

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“I Am Against You”

Sep 12, 2016

Go to any well-attended church today in the West and chances are good you will hear a constant, continuing message which is entirely positive with nothing negative. You will hear good words, nice words, pleasing words, feel-good words and soothing

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On the Discriminating Love of God

Jun 30, 2016

This will do the heads in of the progressives – both secular and religious. Discrimination and love in the same phrase? You betcha. Despite what the secularists and the trendy lefty Christians will tell you, God certainly loves, but his

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Against Christian Fatalism

May 6, 2016

There are many vital Christian doctrines which are so grand and so majestic that entire libraries are filled with large tomes discussing them, and even all that is not fully sufficient to do these themes justice. Thus it may be

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God’s Omnipresence

Jan 14, 2016

The omnipresence, or immensity, of God is another amazing divine attribute worth considering. On the one hand it can be rather straightforward to understand. Simply put, God is unlimited in relation to space. He is present everywhere and in all

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The Omnipotence of God

Jan 5, 2016

This is another instalment in my irregular series on the attributes of God. I can think of no grander topic to write about than God and what he is like. Indeed, as a 20-year-old Spurgeon put it in a sermon,

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God and Gender

Oct 29, 2015

Is God male or female? This question is often asked in recent times, and it is especially raised by feminists – both religious and secular. However the question had actually been discussed early on in Christian history. But it

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Watson and the Attributes of God

Sep 27, 2015

There is no greater subject that can be studied than God himself. Theology is, as the word means, simply the study of God, and nothing about this majestic topic can ever be exhausted. The infinite God will never be fully

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On Divine Grace and Judgment

Sep 23, 2015

Biblical truth is vitally important and needs to be restated, reaffirmed and re-defended on a regular basis. This is partly so because biblical truth is so very often twisted, perverted and abused. Thus we find the New Testament writers constantly

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On the Book of Daniel

Sep 11, 2015

I am reading the book of Daniel once again and have been so impressed with the fact that it is such an utterly remarkable book in so many ways. The short book is divided into two main parts: chapters 1-6

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God’s Judgment: Nowhere to Hide

Jul 14, 2015

The themes of the wrath of God and the judgment of God may not be popular nowadays, even in most Christian circles, but they are found everywhere in Holy Scripture. Thus anyone claiming to represent our Lord must dwell on

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Reflecting God’s Broken Heart

Aug 6, 2014

Tragically many Christians never actually read their Bibles. Or if they do, they stick to the New Testament. But that means they are ignoring a full three quarters of God’s word. To ignore most of Scripture is a real loss.

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God’s Covenant Love

Jul 29, 2014

One can never say too much about the love of God. I have written many articles dealing with this tremendous attribute of God, but there can always be plenty more. That is because the love of God is always to

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