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Wartime, Hollywood and the Gospel

Apr 4, 2016

We have had a lot of wars, and we have had a lot of war films. Often great gospel truths can be found in times of great upheaval and suffering, and wartime certainly brings this out. One of the primary

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On Mortification

Jan 31, 2016

I would suggest that most believers today would have no clue as to what my title refers to, and if they did, they would be mortified to see me writing about it! But I better begin in the beginning. What

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No it is Not Works!

Jan 25, 2016

My thesis is simple: To urge people to love Jesus more, to obey him more fully, and seek for increasing holiness and godliness is NOT about working your way to heaven. It is NOT ‘works righteousness’. It is NOT legalism.

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No We Are Not All God’s Children

Jan 13, 2016

One of the clearest teachings of Scripture running from Genesis to Revelation is that there are two classes of humanity: those who belong to God and those who do not; those who will live with him forever and those who

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Truth and Our Eternal Destiny

Dec 24, 2015

Truth is crucially important and adhering to what is true is far more vital than what we imagine. But trying to make this case becomes a hard sell however in an age which no longer believes in truth. To even

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How Not To Think About Homosexual Marriage

Oct 20, 2015

We fully expect homosexual activists and those opposed to biblical truth to push their agendas in public. What we don’t – or shouldn’t – expect is when Christian leaders more or less do it for them. We find this happening

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Difficult Bible Passages: 2 Thessalonians 2:11

Oct 15, 2015

Whenever Scripture discusses end times scenarios we must take great care. Much of the apocalyptic genre as found in Daniel and Revelation can be laden with mysterious symbolism and so on which can be difficult to accurately interpret.

And even

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Five More Absolutely Vital Questions

Oct 11, 2015

The Bible is full of questions, and many of them are of utter significance to all of us. How we answer such questions will impact us greatly. Indeed, some of them will determine our eternal destiny. So it is imperative

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Propitiation

Sep 24, 2015

Although this term is likely not known by most folks – even most Christians – it lies at the heart of the biblical understanding of the work of Christ on the cross. It is such a rich term and such

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On Divine Grace and Judgment

Sep 23, 2015

Biblical truth is vitally important and needs to be restated, reaffirmed and re-defended on a regular basis. This is partly so because biblical truth is so very often twisted, perverted and abused. Thus we find the New Testament writers constantly

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Marriage Wars, Truth Wars, and Tolerance Wars

Aug 26, 2015

When you don’t have solid answers, arguments and facts to make your case, then simply demonising and shouting down opposing voices is always a neat way to proceed. And this is the normal operating procedure for the homosexual activists and

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Difficult Bible Passages: Matthew 5:22

Jul 7, 2015

The main difficulty about the last portion of this verse is pretty evident: Jesus tells us here not to do something which is done repeatedly in Scripture, and even often done by Jesus himself. This threefold warning found here has

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This is How Homosexual Marriage Impacts Me

Jul 1, 2015

I have lost count of the number of times homosexual activists and their supporters have asked me the question: “How does gay marriage personally impact you?” Incredibly, they really believe that this question is some sort of knock-down argument which

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Right Teaching and Right Living

Jun 22, 2015

Generally speaking, in the Christian life right teaching (orthodoxy) goes closely together with right living (orthopraxis). When one gets into error in terms of doctrine and biblical teaching, one is much more likely to go into error in terms of

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