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Difficult Bible Passages: 1 John 2:27

Jan 28, 2019

This is another passage that is so often abused and misused. That is the main reason it can be so difficult or problematic. A subtitle to this article might be: “This Is How Cults Arise”. That is because those who

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‘Holy Spirit Only’ Christians

Jan 26, 2019

Sometimes Christians who seek to pass themselves off as the most spiritual and the most godly are often the most carnal and the most arrogant. That is, in an effort to impress others with just how spiritual they are, they

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Bible Study Helps: Leviticus

Jan 26, 2019

The third book of the Pentateuch is one often ignored and overlooked by Christians, but it is an important part of God’s revelation to us. Jesus for example directly quotes from it (Mark 12:31 – Lev. 19:18), and various New

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Male, Female Electrical Plugs Banned

Jan 23, 2019

In an effort to end appalling sexism, bigotry and inequality, two peak global electrical bodies have announced that they are putting an end to discriminatory male and female electrical connections. This courageous and long overdue move has just been announced

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Gaga, Pence, and Christianity

Jan 22, 2019

We live in dark times. There is just no getting around that fact. Truth no longer means anything, feelings trump everything, and confusion abounds as to even the basics in life. Now we can’t even tell if someone is a

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No, Halal and Kosher Are Not the Same

Jan 21, 2019

In an age where truth matters little, where image trumps substance, and where widespread ignorance in so many areas reigns supreme, it is not surprising to find people totally clueless about Islam and its agenda in general, and the issue

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Halal Foods and Creeping Sharia

Jan 19, 2019

Is the ready availability of halal food and halal products in the West just a harmless aspect of multiculturalism, or is it an indication of something much more sinister? That various groups in Australia and elsewhere might want to avail

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Security, Walls and Common Sense

Jan 13, 2019

“Walls are immoral.” “Walls don’t work.” “Walls are unjust.” How often have you heard these and similar statements made by those on the left? Like so many moral platitudes, they may give warm fuzzy feelings to the ones making such

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The Bible, and More or Less of Moore

Jan 12, 2019

OK, a few quick confessions: I know very little about American Bible teacher Beth Moore, and up till this point I have not had a desire to learn more. Thus when a little storm erupted recently on the social media

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Ocasio-Cortez, Truth and Morality

Jan 10, 2019

The darling of the left in America, and a quite likely presidential candidate there in the near future, is Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The self-described “Democratic socialist” is competing with the likes of Bernie Sanders for the title

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The Crises We Face in 2019

Jan 8, 2019

With a new year upon us, what can we expect? I refer here to the bigger picture – not whether you might get a new job, get married, or move house. Will things get better politically, socially, culturally, morally and

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