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Bill Muehlenberg's commentary on issues of the day...

Politics and the Gospel

Jan 7, 2020

Is political and social involvement part of the gospel?

This is not the first time I have written about the two subjects that are not supposed to be mentioned in polite society: politics and religion. And it won’t be the

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The Left’s War on Scott Morrison

Jan 6, 2020

Time to get real about Morrison Derangement Syndrome:

Let’s get real here: the media-led war against the Australian Prime Minister has nothing to do with bushfires and everything to do with the left and its long-running war against Christians and

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Soleimani, Sense, and Stupidity

Jan 5, 2020

Yes it is actually a good thing that Soleimani is gone:

Since writing my first piece on the taking out of the Iranian terror leader, I have heard and read plenty of silly and senseless commentary. Such nonsense is to

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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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Karma Versus Christianity

Dec 26, 2019

Can Biblical Christianity and karma coexist?

Is the Eastern concept of karma the same as some principles found in biblical Christianity? The short answer is no: karma and grace are as profoundly different as are Eastern religions and Christianity. But

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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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Trump and Christianity Today

Dec 21, 2019

Thoughts on Trump and CT:

By now most of you would have heard how the leading evangelical magazine in America, Christianity Today, has editorialised that Christians cannot and should not support the President. Its Editor-in-Chief Mark Galli said that

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