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, 22 April 2017 15:02

Thinking About the Trinity Featured

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One of the most vital doctrines of the Christian faith, yet admittedly one of the most mysterious, is the doctrine of the Trinity. The Triune God who is one God is at the very centre of Christian teaching. Take away the Trinity and you take away biblical Christianity.

Of course there has been plenty...

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Saturday, 22 April 2017 12:45

Difficult Bible Passages: 1 Kings 22:21-24 Featured

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In this passage of Scripture we read about a deceiving spirit sent by God via false prophets to the wicked king Ahab. The major context is 1 Kings 21-22. But the more immediate context is 1 Kings 22:19-25 which reads:

Micaiah continued, “Therefore hear the word of the Lord: I saw the Lord...

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Thursday, 20 April 2017 17:07

Our Wounded God Featured

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There is only one religion in the world in which it makes sense to speak of a wounded God. And even more unique, this was a case of self-wounding. What religion would ever dare to speak this way? Just one: Christianity. The heart of the Christian faith is the suffering God who suffers with us and...

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Wednesday, 19 April 2017 19:39

William Paul Young is a Heretic, Part Two Featured

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In Part One of this review of Young’s new book, I mentioned the general theological and ideological space he is in. It is part of the broader recent trendy fad known as the emergent church movement. I have written dozens of articles detailing the very real dangers of this often aberrant...

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Wednesday, 19 April 2017 16:43

William Paul Young is a Heretic, Part One Featured

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Let me say at the outset that there are two things I quite dislike. I very much dislike having to shell out my hard-earned money on really lousy books. And I also dislike the habit of some who accuse everyone who happens to disagree with them of being a heretic.

Let me unpack that. Sometimes I have...

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Tuesday, 18 April 2017 11:37

Sharia Creep Ever On the Rise Featured

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The more creeping sharia takes place in the West, the more Western leaders and elites seem to be in denial about it all. It is as if massive dark fog has fallen over the media, our political leaders, and the intelligentsia. But it is not some external illness or virus, but internal, wilful denial...

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Monday, 17 April 2017 12:03

The Global Persecution of Christians Featured

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There is no other group on the planet subject to so much persecution, suffering and death as Christians. Primarily at the hands of Islam, Christianity is the most abused and persecuted group today, and it seems to be getting worse as we speak.

Daily we see graphic reminders of the war on...

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The debate over the eternal security of the believer has raged for centuries, and there is nothing new I can add to the debate. Those who have their mind made up theologically speaking will know where they stand on this: Calvinists for example will strenuously emphasise of the assurance of...

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Saturday, 15 April 2017 12:21

Saying No To “Safe Schools” Indoctrination Programs Featured

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The so-called Safe Schools program was never about bullying: it was always about ramming a radical sexual activist agenda down the throats of our impressionable children. I know that, you know that, and even the militants pushing this lousy program know that.

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Friday, 14 April 2017 12:06

Why the Cross? Featured

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The Easter event is the most important even in human history. Without the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ we would all be lost – forever. The love relationship God desired with his creatures was marred by sin and rebellion, and there was nothing we could do to make things right.

So he...

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Thursday, 13 April 2017 13:03

Pitfalls of a Simplistic Faith and Simplistic Theology Featured

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The gospel message is simple enough for a child to respond to, but deep and complex enough for the greatest philosophers to struggle with over many lifetimes. So we need to avoid some extremes here: we do not want to unnecessarily overcomplicate things, but neither do we want to oversimplify things....

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Wednesday, 12 April 2017 15:15

The Transgressions of the Trans-Reality Activists Featured

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Three years ago hardly anyone was talking about transgenderism. Today it is as common as the common cold – only much more dangerous. Of course for decades the homosexual agenda has everywhere been foisted upon us, but now this follow-up move against reality is being pushed everywhere as well:...

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Tuesday, 11 April 2017 18:26

Minimalist and Maximalist Christianity Featured

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Warning: this is an article about theology. Now that I have scared away around 90 percent of my readers, let me continue with the remaining ten percenters! My thesis here is simple: every Christian, whether they like it or not, or know it or not, is a theologian.

The only real issue to explore is if...

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Monday, 10 April 2017 14:32

Art and the Second Commandment Featured

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Sadly some Christians have a very low view of art, and in good measure this is due to a faulty understanding and application of the Second Commandment. The prohibition against graven images has been wrongly interpreted and as a result has led to much mischief over the centuries.

So what does the...

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Sunday, 09 April 2017 13:19

Beauty, Art, the Believer and Eternity Featured

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Our God is a God of beauty. One simply has to look at the world he created to see beauty everywhere: majestic mountains, wondrous oceans, incredible sunsets, amazing flowers, thundering waterfalls, and so on. Even in a fallen world we see all around us the beauty of creation, reflecting a Creator...

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Friday, 07 April 2017 11:06

Stockholm: Another Day, Another Jihad Attack Featured

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Stockholm, Sweden: the latest Western location to experience firsthand the religion of peace at work. This time, another truck attack, killing and wounding many. The terrorist attack has only just occurred hours ago, but now we are learning more details about it.

Thus far there are four dead and...

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Thursday, 06 April 2017 16:19

God, Evil, Suffering and Justice Featured

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The recent Syrian gas attack has again raised numerous questions. One question I will simply mention here but not deal with is whether in fact Assad was behind it. But that is not my focus here, so we will leave that debate for another time thanks!

But questions both believers and non-believers have...

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Wednesday, 05 April 2017 14:34

The Cultural Marxists’ War on Our Toddlers Featured

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OK, it has been at least a day since I last wrote about the mind-numbing insanity coming from the uber-left Dan Andrews’ Labor government in Victoria. If you blink you will miss yet another outrage. Just days ago I wrote about the diabolical targeting of toddlers by Andrews and the sexual...

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As Western culture moves from a once Christian culture though a post-Christian culture to an anti-Christian culture, there always arises the question of just how believers are to live and act in such a culture. We are called to be salt and light in all cultures, but how exactly that pans out can...

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Tuesday, 04 April 2017 12:51

The Rainbow Ringwraiths Featured

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Totalitarians and fascists have always sought to demonise their opponents, in part by marking them out from the “normal” majority. They are clearly identified one way or another as recalcitrants, and treated accordingly. Simply consider how Jews fared as the Nazi regime occupied various...

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Up until recently a sure sign of sanity was living in accordance with reality. A good indication of insanity was when a person made it clear that he somehow could transcend mere reality and create his own universe according to his own whims.

People claiming to be God or the President of the US or...

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Sunday, 02 April 2017 14:57

Hirsi Ali, Islam and the Anti-Free Speech Brigade Featured

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One of the most courageous women currently roaming the planet has had to cancel a speaking tour of Australia because of security threats. Ayaan Hirsi Ali was planning to speak at various events, as well as appear on the ABC’s Q&A program tonight, but the tolerance brigade in league with...

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Friday, 31 March 2017 21:48

The Perilous Pitfalls of an Unteachable Spirit Featured

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OK, we all can be a bit of a know-it-all at times, and we all can now and then become arrogant and averse to other points of view. So in one sense this article is for every single one of us. But I do have in mind a particular class of Christians who can be all rather unpleasant to deal with because...

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Thursday, 30 March 2017 01:43

Leaders Are Readers Featured

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Countless leaders have said on countless occasions, “Leaders are readers”. That is just as true of Christian leaders as any other. I too have often said this and written about it. Reading is vitally important, and all believers need to develop some sort of good reading habits.

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Wednesday, 29 March 2017 14:48

Trans Sanity: Perversion, Confusion and a Depraved Mind Featured

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I am told that the words “Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad” is a phrase spoken by Prometheus  in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s 1875 poem, “The Masque of Pandora”. They seem to be a pretty apt description of life in the West in the 21st Century.

The...

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