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Carnal Christians?

Sep 14, 2014

Is there such a thing as a carnal Christian? Many believe there is, and they effectively say that there are two sorts of Christians – those who are more or less spiritual and victorious, and those who are more or

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On ‘Lordship Salvation,’ Part Two

Feb 9, 2013

There are those who claim that a Christian is one who merely accepts Christ as Saviour, but not as Lord. In Part One of this article I examined the historical backdrop to this claim, and began a critical assessment of

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Fred Schwarz, RIP

Jan 29, 2009

Jesus once said that a prophet is without honour, except in his own country. One of the greatest Australian prophets of the past century has just passed away, and nothing that I am aware of about his passing can be

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Dismantling the Cruz Myths

Mar 30, 2016

Those who hate Ted Cruz, and those who love Donald Trump – usually one and the same person – have peddled so many porkies, falsehoods, and just plain moronic nonsense about Cruz that it seems now is the time to

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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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Apologetics and Modelling

Sep 28, 2015

OK, my title is likely to be something resulting in relatively few google search result hits. In fact, I just tried it, and this is what I got: “No results found for ‘Apologetics and Modelling’.” Of course it is not

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More Second Thoughts

Apr 30, 2015

There is no shortage of those who have had a major rethink, and quite often that is a very good thing indeed. A few days ago I wrote a piece on this, providing some examples, and then highlighted one individual

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The Curse of Relevance

Oct 21, 2014

On most occasions when you hear about a church or a pastor seeking to be relevant, you should run for the hills. That is because nine times out of ten, they are willing to abandon clear biblical teachings simply to

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On Loneliness

Apr 12, 2014

I write this for two simple reasons: One, there are plenty of lonely people out there, even Christians; and secondly, I have been reading about David’s unpleasant experiences in 2 Samuel of late. So let me tie these two together

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What is Evangelicalism?

Apr 1, 2014

I happen to be a Protestant evangelical. While most Christians at least should know what that means, surprisingly, many do not. Indeed, I have even lectured to evangelicals in various classes, only to have some of them ask me what

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More Ugly Anti-Christian Bigotry

Jan 31, 2014

The homosexual ‘tolerance’ brigade is without question the most bigoted, nasty, and hate-filled bunch of folks you will ever encounter. Their mission is simple: in the attempt to force their lifestyle on the rest of society, they are seeking to

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Some More Pretty Dumb Posters

Oct 24, 2013

This seems to now be an ongoing, albeit irregular, series. There never seems to be a shortage of rather dumb and nonsensical posters and quotes making the rounds, especially in the social media. People happily post these quotes and posters,

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Islam, Taqiyya and TV

Jul 3, 2013

Most people do not know about the Islamic doctrine of taqiyya, which gives permission to Muslims to deceive infidels in the cause of Islam. It justifies the use of deception, lies and subterfuge to advance the spread of Islam.

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Basic Christian Conversion and Repentance

Jun 2, 2013

Fifty-five years ago the very important volume Basic Christianity by John Stott was published. Since appearing in 1958 it has gone through countless reprints and sold hundreds of thousands of copies. And well it should – it is a classic

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Islam and Christianity: Major Differences

Mar 18, 2013

Those who argue that Islam and Christianity are quite similar really know very little about either religion. While there are some common features, the differences are many and substantial. To believe in one means you cannot believe in the other.

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There Is Another King

Oct 20, 2012

Christians hold two passports. We are citizens of two kingdoms: the earthly and the heavenly. We have responsibilities to both kingdoms, but one – the heavenly – must ultimately trump the other. As such there will always be tension in

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“Every Knee Shall Bow”

Aug 12, 2012

OK, as is often the case, I am a bit slow. When it comes to blockbuster movies for example I usually end up seeing them later on, for example on an airplane flight. That was the case today when I

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