But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Sunday, 21 May 2017 14:27

Maybe It’s Time For Some Reverse Creeping Sharia Featured

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Indulge me please with this little thought experiment. If Christians wanted to take over the Middle East and turn all Muslim nations there and elsewhere into Christian nations, how might they go about it? What could they do to radically transform the Muslim world and turn it into a Christian one?

It...

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Saturday, 20 May 2017 13:15

Lessons from Hachi Featured

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Lessons from who? OK, I never heard of Hachi either until last night when I watched a few minutes of a movie on television. Hachi: A Dog’s Tale is a 2009 film starring Richard Gere. It is based on a true story of a dog whose loyalty to his master, even long after he died, has amazed so many.

I...

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Saturday, 20 May 2017 10:55

Genesis and ANE Accounts of Creation Featured

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Atheists, sceptics and other critics of Christianity like to make the claim that the biblical account of creation is simply stolen from earlier pagan myths found in the Ancient Near East. For example, they claim that the Babylonian creation account Enuma Elish serves as a basis for the Genesis...

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Friday, 19 May 2017 17:36

Are You Wasting Your Life? Featured

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This may be one of the most important questions any Christian can ask of himself or herself. Of course we don’t usually think in those terms. We assume that God is fully pleased with all that we do, and that the life we live – so very much like everyone else around us – is just...

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Thursday, 18 May 2017 12:05

Crime and Not Much Punishment in Victoria Featured

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One could be forgiven for thinking that we live in war-torn Syria or lawless Somalia. After all, we live in a land where crime and criminality seem to be getting out of control, with no relief in sight. But I refer to the state of Victoria and its lefty Labor leader Dan Andrews.

One cannot turn on...

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Wednesday, 17 May 2017 15:48

More Marriage Myths from the Militants Featured

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Activists who push for things like homosexual “marriage” routinely rely on falsehoods, sloppy thinking, emotionalism, and the endless promotion of myths. And one of the most common myths perpetuated by the activists is that it is only religious folks who oppose their agendas, and they...

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Tuesday, 16 May 2017 14:01

Where Are All the Reinforcements? Featured

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In the Christian life we are not on a holiday but in a war. I realise that most Western believers do not think in these terms, but that is because carnality, compromise and cowardliness have so very much ravaged our churches today. So most contemporary Christians are on a cruise ship when they...

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Monday, 15 May 2017 17:10

Islam, Apostasy and the Death Penalty Featured

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I have known of folks who were once adherents of Christianity but who have since turned their backs on the faith, renouncing it altogether. This is referred to as “apostasy.” It has been defined as “the abandonment or renunciation of a religious or political belief or...

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Monday, 15 May 2017 12:28

12 Great Christians Who Died Quite Young Featured

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Why is it that some great men and women of God live to a ripe old age while others seem to be struck down far too early? A number of great saints who were so mightily used of God died – or were killed – at a rather young age. Their incredible stories deserve a wide hearing.

Thankfully of...

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Saturday, 13 May 2017 17:54

Lessons from 2 Chronicles Featured

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Last night I was reading in Spurgeon’s Mornings and Evenings devotional. As would be expected from Spurgeon, every page seems to be loaded with spiritual gems and theological nuggets. It is amazing how much Spurgeon was able to glean from the Word of God.

In one of his devotions (June 9,...

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Saturday, 13 May 2017 17:50

More Lessons from 2 Chronicles Featured

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As stated in my first article on this topic, there are heaps of spiritual truths that can be found in the accounts of the kings of Judah. Vital spiritual lessons can be gleaned from these stories, and we dare not miss all that can be learned from there.

In the past few days as I have read through...

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Friday, 12 May 2017 10:33

The Collapsing Christian Worldview Featured

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On a regular basis, sadly, I find myself in debates with fellow believers who seem woefully clueless as to the biblical worldview. They seem to just regurgitate pagan thinking, beliefs and practice, yet still somehow think they are being good Christians.

imageToo many Christians simply think and act like...

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Thursday, 11 May 2017 17:26

Thinking Biblically About Sin and Sinners Featured

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A passage I read in my daily reading this morning got me thinking – again. It is one of those passages that a Christophobe – or a not very cluey Christian – would throw at you and claim the Bible is full of contradictions. No, the Bible is not full of contradictions, but it does...

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The rule of Dan Andrews and Labor in Victoria has made it the most hard-core left-wing government in the country. The militant social engineers here have pushed just about every uber-radical agenda item there is, including the gender bender madness and the toxic Safe Schools program.

These radicals...

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Tuesday, 09 May 2017 13:11

A Time To Fight, A Time To Love Featured

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There is a time for everything, as Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 informs us. And in verse 8 we read that there is “a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace”. No, I am not talking about just war theory versus pacifism here. I am talking about how Christians sometimes...

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Monday, 08 May 2017 18:27

The Case for Christ Featured

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It was a key principle of Plato’s Socrates that one should follow the evidence wherever it leads. He also said that the ‘unexamined life is not worth living’. Thus those who claim to be seekers after truth need to carefully investigate the evidence, and be willing to change course...

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Sunday, 07 May 2017 14:19

Crushing Differences, Imposing Stifling Uniformity Featured

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We have all heard, and perhaps used, the French phrase “vive la difference,” meaning “long live the difference”. As one online dictionary says, “(often humorous) Used to express appreciation of diversity, especially between the sexes.”

One hallmark of a free and...

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Saturday, 06 May 2017 12:34

“Why Are You So Negative?” Featured

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The Old Testament prophets were well known as bearers of bad news. Their hard words, especially about judgment to come and the need for repentance, did not exactly make them the life of the party. They certainly were not on very many ‘Most fun people to be around with’ lists!

They were...

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Thursday, 04 May 2017 16:49

Scripture, Inspiration and Dual Authorship Featured

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Briefly stated, the biblical doctrine of inspiration states that God inspired the biblical writers in such a way that his true, infallible word is found in the original manuscripts of Scripture. This understanding is based on passages such as these:

-2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is God-breathed and...

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Thursday, 04 May 2017 00:54

Dead Baby Jewellery Featured

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Yes you read that right. And you are likely as incredulous as when you read the title of an article I penned five years ago: “Pepsi and Dead Babies” (see link below). It seems an Australian company is actually taking leftover baby embryos from the in vitro fertilisation process and...

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Wednesday, 03 May 2017 14:56

This Is What Is Wrong With the World Featured

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Those who think there is far too much to read in the world – including on this site – would be greatly relieved if I simply followed in the footsteps of G. K. Chesterton. When an English newspaper asked him to write on the question of “What’s wrong with the world...

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Monday, 01 May 2017 17:02

Major Theological Reference Works Featured

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The Apostle Paul commanded all disciples of Christ to “study to show yourself approved” (2 Timothy 2:15). That of course means careful and concentrated study of the Bible. And any Christian who wants to get a serious grasp of the Word of God and what it teaches needs to avail himself of...

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Here in the West there has been a sad history of Muslims coming to our lands, committing crimes, and then getting a slap on the wrist for these crimes. Western judges are failing to do their jobs properly and are making every excuse in the book for these criminals, simply because they are Muslims.

Th...

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Sunday, 30 April 2017 13:55

Scripture, Authority, Inspiration and Culture Featured

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Some recent articles I did on the role of women in leadership (in the church and at home), and on head coverings, not surprisingly unleashed a torrent of heated debate. While such issues are certainly important, they are, in a sense, secondary matters, not matters of salvation.

I tried to argue that...

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Saturday, 29 April 2017 14:09

Women, Leadership and Scripture: A Brief Bibliography Featured

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I just penned a piece on women and head coverings, and mentioned that this was part of a much larger debate over the role of women in leadership positions. I mentioned that I had not yet written any direct articles on this topic because it is such a big and complex debate.

One or two articles can...

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