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Christians: No More Playing Games

Jan 4, 2021

Real persecution IS coming for believers in the West:

Those with spiritual eyes to see and ears to hear realise that so much of what passes for Christianity today in the West is merely superficial, vaporous cotton candy, lacking in

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2020: The Year in Review

Jan 2, 2021

Some political and spiritual reflections on 2020:

Well, that was different. Little did any of us realise one year ago that 2020 would turn out to be, well, so very different and unexpected. The coronavirus has certainly changed the world

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Good News: The System WILL Fall

Dec 31, 2020

Divine judgment on godless Babylon is good news:

It is the last day of the year (finally!), which means I have again read the last chapters of the book of Revelation. So it is back to Genesis tomorrow. Despite all

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God Is For Us

Dec 28, 2020

Where is your identity found?

In this piece I want to bring together two bits of commentary on two spiritual realities. The first has to do with our identity as believers, and the second has to do with our blessings

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Bible Study Helps: Galatians

Dec 27, 2020

Here are some helps to assist you as you read and study Galatians:

This letter of Paul has been called ‘the epistle of liberty’ and the like since it so strongly defends Christian freedom, and forcefully wars against those who

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Bible Study Helps: Ephesians

Dec 26, 2020

This should be of help as you read through and study Ephesians:

All up the Apostle Paul wrote 13 canonical letters, making up almost half of the New Testament. Ephesians is one of four letters of Paul that we refer

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Christmas: The Divine Rescue

Dec 23, 2020

Christmas is the story of a heavenly rescue plan:

The story of Christmas is the story of the God of the universe leaving the comforts of heaven, entering into our sin-soaked world, and performing a gallant rescue operation for those

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Justice Delayed, But Still Forthcoming

Dec 23, 2020

If your heart breaks over all the injustice in life, here is good news:

Everywhere in this fallen world we see countless cases of injustice and great evil occurring. It can be on a smaller scale, or a larger scale,

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Difficult Bible Passages: Leviticus 19:33-34

Dec 23, 2020

We must use Scripture wisely and correctly when discussing refugees and immigration:

The problem with this verse is how it is misused by some folks, usually with various political agendas in mind. Along with it being manhandled for partisan political

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Christians, Health, Love, and Sin

Dec 22, 2020

No, I am not a subpar Christian if I differ from you in dealing with corona:

Here is a truth you can count on: there are many Christians telling us that certain things are just fine, even though Scripture clearly

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Bible Study Helps: Philippians

Dec 22, 2020

This should be of some help to you as you read and study the book of Philippians:

The short book of Philippians (only four chapters) is a key book in the New Testament. It is clear that Paul wrote this

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Bible Study Helps: Colossians

Dec 21, 2020

These helps to the study of Colossians should be of use:

This is another book commonly attributed to the Apostle Paul that in more recent times has been challenged as to its authorship. Those discussions are found in the critical

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On Saint Nicholas

Dec 20, 2020

There was a real Saint Nicholas and he seemed to be a pretty neat guy:

Yes, Virginia, there is a Saint Nicholas. There was a real historical figure – although now surrounded by much legend – that existed in the

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Bible Study Helps: Ecclesiastes

Dec 18, 2020

Ecclesiastes can be a difficult book to comprehend. This might be of help:

This is one of those Old Testament books that many Christians struggle with, find too troubling, or ignore altogether. The gloomy, pessimistic message seems to run counter

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Bible Study Helps: Song of Songs

Dec 18, 2020

This should be of help as you read through the Song of Songs:

These are several poetic books, or wisdom literature books, in the Old Testament. Two of these brief books – Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs – may be

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