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The Deadly Fruit of Apostasy

Aug 7, 2018

Most folks don’t believe in apostasy anymore. That is because they no longer believe in sin, and they no longer believe in truth. If moral absolutes do not exist, then there can be no such thing as sin. And if

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Let’s Hear It For Controversy

Aug 7, 2018

We live in an age in which a major ‘virtue’ being promoted is to just get along, to not rock the boat, and to stay away from controversy. This mindset has infected much of the Christian church as well. Too

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Just Who Is Being Provocative?

Aug 6, 2018

We hear a lot nowadays about certain sorts of people being labelled “provocative”. Almost always it is heard on the leftist mainstream media, and almost always it refers to conservatives, be they religious or non-religious conservatives.

Anyone daring to open

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Machen, Education and the State

Aug 5, 2018

Home-schooling continues to rise and rise for millions of parents throughout the West as the state school system continues to erode. Far too often our schools are turning out moral miscreants and intellectual zombies who know everything about radical political

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Hungary and Orban: Hope for the West

Aug 4, 2018

More than once when I have been with a group of concerned Christians and conservatives we have talked – only half in jest – about where we might go, given how bad things are getting. As Australia and so much

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Spurgeon and Suffering

Aug 3, 2018

Did you know that one of the greatest, most loved, and most influential preachers of all times not only suffered greatly in the flesh, but in spirit as well? His physical ailments were outdone by mental and emotional ailments such

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The Trans Assault on Everything

Aug 2, 2018

The trans madness is an attack on everyone and everything. By pretending that reality and biology do not exist, everyone is impacted by this lunacy and everything is thrown up in the air. And as activist groups and leftist governments

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More Cheap Excuses For Sin

Aug 1, 2018

Yesterday I wrote a piece in which I looked at six common sayings which in effect can become nothing but cheap excuses for sin. The article got a bit of attention, and some folks offered a few more such excuses.

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Stop Making Cheap Excuses For Sin

Jul 31, 2018

There are plenty of popular sayings and expressions tossed about by believers which may sound good at first, but when they are more carefully considered, they often turn out to be little more than cheap excuses for living a life

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On National Reprieves

Jul 29, 2018

Just as individuals might get a second chance at life, so too nations. Sometimes a nation may seem to be on the edge of a precipice, just about to head over, but a reprieve of sorts will come along. To

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The Laughable and Lamentable Loony Left

Jul 27, 2018

The loons on the left are certifiable. They are unhinged, they are militant, and they are hate-filled. They are getting increasingly nutty, and increasingly militant and thuggish, with violence more and more replacing debate and reason. Just the other day

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“But We Can’t Judge Unbelievers!”

Jul 25, 2018

I have lost count of the number of times I have heard some Christians say that believers should not seek to impose their morality on non-believers; that we should not expect pagans and/or leaders to adhere to basic biblical morality;

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What Gets You Passionate?

Jul 24, 2018

There are all sorts of things that get people excited and passionate – some good, and some not so good. It might be a new car, or the next sexual conquest, or making lots of money, or one’s favourite sports

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Southern, the Media, the Left, and Orwell

Jul 21, 2018

The lamestream media coverage of the Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux tour down under is as good an example of how the truth-benders operate as you will get. Between what the radical ferals said (and did), and how the media

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This Is How Free Speech Is Destroyed

Jul 20, 2018

Many enemies of the West and its values have sought to smash free speech and prevent differing points of view from being heard. This is typical of the radical left, and the examples of it are now endless. But of

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Bible Study Helps: Ezekiel and Daniel

Jul 19, 2018

The last two of the four so-called major prophets are quite important books, and both deserve careful study. While Daniel may get a lot of attention, especially from prophecy buffs and eschatology fans, Ezekiel may not get as much attention

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Bible Study Helps: Jeremiah and Lamentations

Jul 18, 2018

Jeremiah is one of the most well-known and most-read prophets, and for good reason. His persistence in proclaiming the whole counsel of God, even in the face of dogged and determined opposition is amazing to behold. For over forty years

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