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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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On the Fear of God

Jul 23, 2014

I have of course written often on the subject of the fear of God, but important biblical themes can never be discussed too often, or from too many angles. This is especially the case when so much of the contemporary

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A God Who Cares, and Gets Involved

Mar 14, 2014

No day passes without some tragedy or horrific case of suffering. And when these things happen, inevitably the questions arise: Why? Where was God? How could God allow this to happen? At the moment much of the world is still

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Yahweh and Interfaith Dialogue

Jan 14, 2014

“I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God.” So says Yahweh in Exodus 20:5. The true and living God brooks no rivals, and he will not allow his people to wallow in any false god. We see these themes

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Biblical Intolerance

Jan 7, 2014

Christians should of course have as a primary goal to be more godly, to be more like our Lord. We should seek to emulate, imitate, resemble, and come closer into conformity to who our God is. We do this by

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Worthy is the Lamb

Dec 26, 2013

There are many reasons to get excited about eschatology, the study of the future, and biblical books such as the book of Revelation. But perhaps the one really important reason is to simply see the glorious portrait of the King

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On Biblical Love

Dec 5, 2013

Yes I know, it is silly to even try. Write on the love of God in 1200 words, when entire libraries have barely even broached the subject? Indeed, even before beginning this, I was reminded of the third verse of

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Love, Fear, and God

Nov 19, 2013

It is quite common for believers today to play down concepts such as the fear of God, or at least to ignore it, minimise it, or seek to explain it away. “Oh it does not really mean fear” we are

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God, Nations and Individuals

Sep 9, 2013

With another election concluded in Australia, it is worth reflecting some more on how our Christian faith relates to such things as politics, elections, leaders, and the nations. While zillions of man hours were spent by many on this election,

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