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A God Who Cares, and Gets Involved

Mar 14, 2014

No day passes without some tragedy or horrific case of suffering. And when these things happen, inevitably the questions arise: Why? Where was God? How could God allow this to happen? At the moment much of the world is still

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Against Universalism

Mar 12, 2011

There are two quite wrong ways to come to terms with the biblical teaching on the eternal punishment of the lost. One is annihilationism, which says the lost will simply cease to exist after this life. The other is universalism,

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On Divine Jealousy

Jan 18, 2011

A sad reality is that many people who call themselves Christians really believe and act little differently than atheists. Both share a common trait. Both don’t want God meddling in their lives. Both live and act as if they are

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God and the Nations

Jun 26, 2010

Life is complex, but it becomes even more complex when God is thrown into the mix. At the best of times, the old theological conundrum is always going to be raised: how do a sovereign God and morally-accountable human beings

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The God With Whom We Have To Do

Feb 24, 2001

Since the creation of man, God has been busy as the great iconoclast. That is, ever since Adam and Eve, God has had to constantly shatter our icons, our idols, our false pictures and concepts about himself. Joseph, Moses, Peter

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Christianity and Suicide

Apr 19, 2016

With the push for the legalisation of euthanasia being made throughout the West, Christians need to think carefully and biblically about this issue. My forthcoming book, The Challenge of Euthanasia, will certainly offer plenty of detailed argumentation – both

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Notable Christians: Jerry Bridges

Mar 7, 2016

To millions of earnest Christians around the world, Jerry Bridges would be a household name. The author, speaker and champion of Christian discipleship has had a huge impact, and it is with great sadness that we learned of his death

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God’s Omnipresence

Jan 14, 2016

The omnipresence, or immensity, of God is another amazing divine attribute worth considering. On the one hand it can be rather straightforward to understand. Simply put, God is unlimited in relation to space. He is present everywhere and in all

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Rebutting the Vines’ Deception

Jul 4, 2015

I don’t usually like to draw undue attention to apostates, to wolves in sheep’s clothing, to false teachers, or to those who are clearly demonically deceived. But let me do so here, since some of this deception gets a wide

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Another Brave Female Champion

Mar 27, 2015

It seems that as I write about great culture warriors and real heroes who are making a difference, increasingly I am writing about women. Nothing wrong with that at all of course, although it does raise the question: where are

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Against Annihilationism, Part One

Dec 4, 2014

It is fully to be expected that non-Christians will vehemently reject what is clearly taught in the Word of God. Happens all the time. Sadly however there are a growing number of people who claim to be Christian who also

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The Grievous Sin of Autonomy

Apr 10, 2014

Normally it is a good thing to not have to rely on and depend upon others. Usually it is good to have a fair degree of autonomy. We expect of every baby and toddler that they will eventually grow up

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True Biblical Conversion

Feb 24, 2014

There are some vital biblical truths which are so utterly essential and important, that there is no problem in repeating them over and over again. Even though I have written on this topic often, and shared these passages often, I

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Our Heavenly Undercover Boss

Jan 27, 2014

OK, so this post is only for Christians. That is because only Christians have made the deliberate decision to make God the boss of their life. They have agreed with God that they are not the centre of the universe,

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