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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Saturday, 26 May 2018 14:29

Our Apathy Really is Damnable Featured

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The older word “damnable” is still used today as an adjective. The word itself can mean many things, but in a biblical context it has the idea of ‘liable to or deserving damnation’. We do not hear about damnation much nowadays, not even in the churches.

This too can mean...

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Friday, 25 May 2018 14:42

Stop Pretending You Are a Christian Featured

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Here is my in-your-face thesis: When folks vote against things God so very highly regards such as the sanctity of life and heterosexual marriage and family, they forfeit the right to call themselves Christians, and they very likely are not Christians.

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Thursday, 24 May 2018 14:34

The Islamic Republic of Sweden Featured

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How many articles have I written on Sweden and its Islamic takeover? Far too many, and it looks like I will keep having to do so. (OK, I just looked it up: I have 100 articles on Sweden on my site – and around half of them have to do with Islam.)

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Thursday, 24 May 2018 12:22

Bible Study Helps: Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs Featured

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These are the last two poetic books, or wisdom literature books, in the Old Testament. It next moves on to the prophetic books, the last main section of the OT in our English Bibles. These two brief books may be among the least read and the least understood OT books by Christians today.

Both have...

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Wednesday, 23 May 2018 16:09

Bible Study Helps: Proverbs Featured

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The book of Proverbs contains 31 chapters, the first nine of which clearly make up a self-contained unit, serving as an introduction to the rest of the book, which is mainly a collection of various sayings, proverbs and maxims. In the introduction the reader is strongly urged to pursue wisdom above...

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Tuesday, 22 May 2018 14:35

Bible Study Helps: The Psalms Featured

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The 150 psalms found in the book of Psalms may be among the more well-known parts of the Old Testament by most Christians today. While many believers, sadly, have never read all of the OT, many have read many or at least some of the psalms, including much-loved psalms such as Ps 23.

The psalms are...

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Tuesday, 22 May 2018 03:18

Bible Study Helps: Job Featured

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The first of five books which make up the poetic books, or the wisdom literature portion of the Old Testament, is the book of Job. Before discussing it, let me say a few words about this type of literature. While there is of course poetry found throughout the Old Testament, and most OT books have...

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Monday, 21 May 2018 12:56

Bible Study Helps: Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther Featured

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Those faithfully reading through the Old Testament should be in the final three historical books, which appear just before the Wisdom literature (Job, Psalms, etc). Ezra and Nehemiah tell the story of the return from exile, the restoration of Jerusalem, and the rebuilding of the temple, while...

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Monday, 21 May 2018 11:35

Bible Study Helps: 1 2 Chronicles Featured

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In the Hebrew Bible 1 &2 Samuel are one book, 1 & 2 Kings are one book, and 1 &2 Chronicles are one book. Together they cover the period of the life of Samuel to the destruction of Judah, and the Persian defeat of the Babylonians. All up then these books cover over 550 years, from...

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The activists and their supporters are always telling us to relax and ease up – they insist that what they want will have no impact on anyone else. They tell us that what they do in the privacy of their own bedrooms is not the business of anyone else.

They say nothing will change when things...

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Saturday, 19 May 2018 16:38

On Weddings, Theological Liberalism, and Discernment Featured

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OK, this is now my third article on the royal wedding, and hopefully the last – but you never know! My first piece offered a look at the real royal wedding at the end of the ages that all Christians so much look forward to. My second piece examined the message delivered by the head of the...

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Saturday, 19 May 2018 01:45

On Michael Curry and the Power of Love Featured

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Michael who? you ask. You know, the Black American preacher who spoke at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding. One thing that did get the attention of many people – for good or ill – was the somewhat lengthy sermon preached by the Most Rev. Michael B Curry. It has caused...

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Friday, 18 May 2018 23:18

On the Royal Wedding Featured

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Millions and millions of people have just watched the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, held at Windsor Castle and televised to the watching world. I notice that here in Australia channels 7, 9, ABC and SBS were all covering it – that’s four out of the five main channels.

I...

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Friday, 18 May 2018 14:18

Why It Is OK To Work With Others, Sometimes Featured

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It seems certain topics keep arising which warrant further discussion and elucidation. That is often because a fair amount of fuzzy or wayward thinking exists on certain issues. People just can’t seem to get it, so you have to keep explaining it to them, hoping a light might go on eventually.

I...

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Thursday, 17 May 2018 14:37

This is What Revival Looks Like Featured

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I have been reading a whole lot of books on revival of late. Absolutely inspiring stuff. In these dark days in this ungodly world I would think that all true followers of Christ would be desirous of and praying for heaven-sent revival. They would know this is the need of the hour, and without it we...

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Tuesday, 15 May 2018 14:32

Do Your Homework First – Then Speak Featured

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In many areas of life people will do a lot of careful research and undertake detailed investigations before they launch into something. Certainly if they are planning to spend a lot of money on something (a new house or a new car, eg.) they will do their homework first.

Even when going on a brief...

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Monday, 14 May 2018 14:07

Surrogacy: A Legal and Moral Minefield Featured

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I have written plenty of articles now on the many problems and risks associated with surrogacy. On a regular basis we hear of new horror stories about the dangers and downsides of the surrogacy business. I have enough material on this to turn it all into a book – and that I will, so stay...

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Sunday, 13 May 2018 15:50

On Being Faithful Featured

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The Bible throughout speaks of the importance of faithfulness. While the faithfulness of God is of course key here, with his unwavering commitment to, and concern for, his people and his purposes, it is our faithfulness that I want to address here.

Scripture often reminds us of the need to be...

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Friday, 11 May 2018 12:36

One Bible, Two Testaments Featured

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The Bible the Christian reads contains two Testaments and 66 books. The Old Testament contains 39 books while the New Testament has 27 books. That is our Bible, and basically only false teachers and cultists will try to tell you we do not need the entire Bible.

But this has happened throughout...

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Thursday, 10 May 2018 13:05

Our Mental and Moral Freefall Featured

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When the moral state of a nation heads downwards, so does its mental state. The two seem to be closely linked: as we become more and more immoral as a culture, we seem to become more and more stupid as well. Moral myopia and mental moonbattery seem to go hand in hand.

Of course this becomes a...

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Tuesday, 08 May 2018 16:53

Dealing With Critics Featured

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You might be wondering: hasn’t Bill written on that topic before? Well yes, you are right: I have actually written on this issue quite often. But since the critics and the criticism seem to be never-ending, I have to keep addressing this matter.

Getting a constant barrage of criticism, even...

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Wilberforce Publications, 2018.

What is new is not always normal, and some rather abnormal things are now being forced into attempted normalcy by activists and militants. The transgender agenda is a clear case in point. Up until a few years ago almost no one thought it normal for someone born male...

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Sunday, 06 May 2018 00:42

The King James Only Controversy, Part 4 Featured

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I have covered quite a bit of territory in the first three parts of this article. Now I seek to wrap things up, and offer some further reading to those who are interested if they want to learn much more about this from some helpful, reputable and reliable sources.

Concluding points

-The KJV is a...

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Sunday, 06 May 2018 00:40

The King James Only Controversy, Part 3 Featured

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In this third of a four-part article I look further at issues of textual criticism, translation theory, pros and cons about manuscript types and translations, and so on.

Objections raised against the Alexandrian texts and translators

Some critics claim that the Cambridge textual scholars Westcott and...

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Sunday, 06 May 2018 00:39

The King James Only Controversy, Part 2 Featured

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Various introductory matters were laid out in Part 1 of this article. If you have not yet read it, I urge you to do so before proceeding any further. Here I will offer a somewhat brief and outline-ish look at some of the nuts and bolts of what this debate is all about.

Manuscript assessment

At the...

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