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On False Prophets

Sep 10, 2015

One has to speak about false prophets so often because there are so many of them around. Scripture throughout warns against false prophets, and we must take this matter quite seriously indeed. Jesus spoke often about false prophets and the

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More Christian Atheists

Mar 25, 2015

Yep, you read that right: Christian atheists. Believe it or not, there are folks out there who claim to be Christians – even Christian leaders – who also proudly inform us that they don’t believe in God. Yep, makes perfect

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The Rotten Fruit of the Emergents

Sep 26, 2012

Jesus taught us quite clearly that we would know someone based on their fruit. Indeed, he commanded us to judge, to discern, to assess, to see where people are at. We are not to be gullible and undiscerning, but we

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Apostasy and Atheist Pastors

Jun 14, 2012

The Bible is full of warnings about apostasy. The term means to deliberately renounce or reject one’s faith commitment. It is an act of defiance and rebellion, which is taken very seriously indeed in Scripture. Consider just a few of

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Churches Selling Out

Mar 13, 2012

There is only one thing worse than the militant homosexual activism which is destroying everything in its path. And that is those gullible and naive Christians who actually support this radical agenda. Sadly there are many who have succumbed to

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World Religion Day

Jan 14, 2012

You may not have known it, but tomorrow is World Religion Day. The aim seems to be for everyone to get along in one big happy religious family, since at bottom religions have so much common ground. For those who

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False Prophets and the End of the World

May 22, 2011

The Bible has a lot to say about false prophets, false teachers, false Christs, and false doctrine. Both Testaments speak much to this. Yet for all the warnings, it seems that gullible people – even gullible, undiscerning and unbiblical Christians

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The Desperate Need for Biblical Discernment

Nov 10, 2010

One of the greatest things crippling the church of Jesus Christ today is the almost complete absence of any biblical discernment. It seems that anything goes today, and very few believers are willing to stand up and say, ‘Yes but,

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Twisted Clergy, Deception and Abortion

May 2, 2009

A ‘wolf in sheep’s clothing’ is a very common expression, used to denote someone who comes into the flock to destroy it; that is, it describes an enemy who uses deception and cunning to feign friendship, when the real purpose

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Thou Shalt Judge

Oct 8, 2008

No, I didn’t get it wrong: I did not mistakenly leave a word out of my title. While I certainly have Matt. 7:1 in mind, my thesis here is that believers are commanded to judge. When Jesus told us not

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On Other Worldviews

Jul 30, 2007

We live in a pluralistic world, with a plurality of ideas, philosophies, beliefs and religions. How are we to treat these various belief systems and worldviews? Just how should the believer interact with those of differing faiths, or no faith

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