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

Evil, and Humanity Without God

Jun 5, 2017

The latest Islamic terror attack – this time at London Bridge – has in one sense sort of dampened what I was going to say here. But I will say it anyway. In the face of such blatant evil, it

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God, Evil, Suffering and Justice

Apr 7, 2017

The recent Syrian gas attack has again raised numerous questions. One question I will simply mention here but not deal with is whether in fact Assad was behind it. But that is not my focus here, so we will leave

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Habakkuk, Trust, God and the Nations

Sep 18, 2016

The book of Habakkuk is as amazing as it is brief. Three short chapters totaling just 56 verses contain so much theological, pastoral and apologetic richness. In many ways it is a lament (Habakkuk taking his complaints to God) as

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Wheaton, Islam, Christianity and Truth

Dec 19, 2015

The ongoing saga of the hijab-wearing Wheaton College professor is not likely to go away anytime soon. Indeed, it seems to be escalating, with various sides becoming polarised on all this. The prof has now been suspended by the Christian

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Islam, Reform, and Traitors in Our Midst

Dec 9, 2015

Since the infamous 9/11 of 14 years ago there have been 27,401 Islamic terrorist attacks. Did you get that? These deadly attacks were not carried out by frustrated Baptists or disgruntled Buddhists. These attacks were carried out by devout Muslims

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Time To Stand Against the Baby Killers

Aug 6, 2015

The newest video about the activities of Planned Parenthood has been released, so how does the mainstream media respond? With more stories about Cecil the lion of course. Since the MSM refuses to do its job on one of the

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Auschwitz, War and Justice

Jan 30, 2015

Right now we are commemorating the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. The network of concentration camps set up by the Nazis in occupied Poland saw the death of over one million prisoners – most of them Jewish –

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God, Judgment and the Nations

Sep 3, 2014

Is God interested in the nations? Yes. Does God judge nations? Yes. Can God even use pagan nations as instruments of his judgment and justice? Yes. All this is certainly clear when we read the Old Testament. But the big

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On Pacifism and the Islamic State

Sep 1, 2014

I am not a pacifist. Never have been, never will be. This is because it unsettles the biblical balance between love and justice. Both must be affirmed, or we are not being biblical. Pacifism of course emphasises love – especially

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Standing Firm Amidst Opposition

Jul 29, 2014

The New Testament warns repeatedly that God’s people will face opposition, ridicule, attack and insult. It also provides plenty of help on how to withstand all this, and remain firm in our loyalty to Christ and the Kingdom. We are

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Euthanasia, the Nazis, and Child Killing

Feb 22, 2014

The Spanish philosopher Santayana said that those who fail to learn from history will end up repeating its mistakes. This has certainly been the case in secular Europe. It seems we have learned nothing from the horrors of the twentieth

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Statism and Homeschooling Horrors

Jan 12, 2014

Statists exalt in raw power, and delight in stripping away anything which stands between big government and the naked individual. Thus things like the church, or voluntary societies, or the family – often referred to as mediating structures – are

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