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

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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Husic, Parliament and Creeping Sharia

Jul 4, 2013

By now all of you would have heard about the first Australian front bencher being sworn in, using a Koran instead of the Bible. Ed Husic, a Labor MP from western Sydney was appointed a Parliamentary Secretary this week, and

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We Just Sit Back and Let It Happen

Jun 17, 2013

Ronald Reagan once said, “History will record with the greatest astonishment that those who had the most to lose did the least to prevent its happening.” That happens far too often, and it is an indictment on us all. We

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Sanger, Obama and Evil

Apr 24, 2013

One of the most evil and despicable persons on the planet was Margaret Sanger, the American eugenicist (1879-1966). She of course is the founder of Planned Parenthood International, the world’s largest provider of abortion. While she may not be a

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The Church and Nazi Germany Revisited

Nov 12, 2012

The Spanish philosopher Santayana once said that those who ignore history are doomed to repeat its mistakes. This is tragically true, and it is one reason why so much of contemporary education offers little by way of history – or

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