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When the Word of God is Silenced

Aug 23, 2020

We are in a bad place when we can no longer hear from God:

Spiritually speaking, there are some things that are just as bad, if not worse, than physical tragedies and calamities. For example, a physical famine is of

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Hope in Times of Darkness

Aug 21, 2020

The darker the times, the more we need hope – but hope in a faithful God:

The author of the book of Hebrews tells us that “hope is the anchor of the soul” (Heb. 6:19). We all need hope, especially

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On Morrison’s Mandatory Vaccines

Aug 20, 2020

What should we make of Morrison’s push for compulsory vaccines?

Let me begin with some words of encouragement. The rather reckless talk of mandatory vaccines that Scott Morrison was pushing Wednesday morning received such a huge public backlash that by

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Reflections On Resisting Tyranny

Aug 19, 2020

How far can we go in opposing evil governments?

One might think with all the corona crisis we are now engulfed in that I am again speaking to this matter, and referring to the new tyrants who are taking away

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Let’s Make This a Police State Forever!

Aug 18, 2020

Dan Andrews now wants to have Victoria locked down indefinitely!

Wow. No sooner had I finished my article on the “Perfect Tyranny Storm,” which included a warning about Victorian Premier Dan Andrews talking about making our tyrannical state of lockdown

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The Perfect Tyranny Storm

Aug 18, 2020

We must learn from history how tyranny arises:

The more I study the past, the more the present alarms me. For example, I have long wondered how tyranny would come to the West. What form will it take? How will

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Please, Do Not Waste Your Life

Aug 17, 2020

Christian, are you wasting your life on that which does not matter?

It is extremely easy to focus exclusively on the here and now. But it is hard to think about, and live for, eternity. We will all live forever,

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Dopey Posters and Memes, Again

Aug 16, 2020

Some of the nonsense Christians post online is utterly dreadful – and unbiblical!

All believers will one day give an account of how they spent their lives for Christ. There will be many things looked at, but I suspect one

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The Tender Heart of God

Aug 15, 2020

The tender heart of God for his people is wonderful news:

In 1983 an American movie directed by Australian Bruce Beresford was released called Tender Mercies. I am not sure if I have actually seen the whole

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Final Judgment Is Good News

Aug 14, 2020

Knowing that a divine reckoning is coming should encourage all believers:

Anyone who loves God and his holiness and righteousness is heartbroken, grieved, and shattered by the evil, wickedness, sin and rebellion they see all around them. They long for

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On Kamala Harris

Aug 13, 2020

Do not rely on the MSM to learn what Harris is really all about:

As you all should know by now, Joe Biden has picked California Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate. But there is plenty of stuff you

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Just Do It

Aug 12, 2020

Do what God wants you to do – even if it is never popular:

No I am not plugging running shoes. I am plugging running with whatever God tells you to do – regardless of the cost, regardless of the

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Disease, Disaster, Evil and Worldviews

Aug 10, 2020

One’s worldview determines how we approach things like the corona crisis:

Two nights ago on television there was a replay of the 1996 film Independence Day. You know the story: a bunch of nasty aliens come to earth levelling

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Is God Just a Comforter?

Aug 8, 2020

Is Christianity simply a warm quilt for a cold night?

So what do you get when you have 2 or 3 non-theists having a discussion about theism? The answer is: nothing much of any real value. What you end up

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And What Is Your Idol?

Aug 7, 2020

Have you been involved in any idolatry lately?

It was John Calvin who so very rightly said that the human heart is “a perpetual factory of idols.” As such, C. S. Lewis was also perfectly right when

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On Christian Compromise – and Treason

Aug 5, 2020

What happens when Christians renounce their faith in order to please the state?

My title may sound a bit ominous, but this piece is actually an exercise in theology and church history – with some contemporary application. The main issue

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Yes, Seek Justice and Vindication

Aug 4, 2020

Christians should pray the imprecatory psalms:

While divine justice will fully and finally be meted out in the next life, Christians can and should seek to see justice carried out in the here and now. Indeed, that is what I

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