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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Thursday, 22 June 2017 14:36

On Not Suffering Fools Gladly Featured

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I must begin this piece by making a confession. I have long thought about this phrase, and have long thought about writing something on it. But I figured it was more or less a worldly phrase, and maybe not one I could get too much mileage out of as a Christian.

I do not mind using secular thoughts...

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Thursday, 22 June 2017 11:17

The Bible and Copyright Law Featured

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This may seem like an odd issue to write about, but some of you may have had a few questions about all this now and then. The main reason I have for writing this is the fact that just moments ago I was glancing at the opening pages of one of my Bibles and had a quick read of what it says about...

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017 15:06

Ten Theses on Theology Featured

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I wish to make a few basic points about theology here. Theology is important, but like anything, we can get way off base with it. As is so often the case, avoiding unbiblical extremes is imperative. People can go in all sorts of directions when it comes to theology, and not all of them are helpful.

W...

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017 11:38

Terrorism: When Truth Disappears Featured

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Note: I do not favour any acts of terror, or any violence against innocent civilians.

With yet more European terrorism – this time in Brussels, Paris and London – we have to once again restate basic truths. Never mind that I have made these points many dozens of times now – they...

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Monday, 19 June 2017 17:11

The 5 Solas Series Featured

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With this year being the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation (October 17, 1517 was when Martin Luther posted his 95 theses), plenty of new books have recently appeared to commemorate the event. One such work is a very helpful five-volume series on the five solas.

imageThe five solas refer to...

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I had a bittersweet moment this morning as I happened upon an online newspaper article dealing with one of our resident Marxists and sexual radicals. It contained some good news, but also some more worrying news. The piece was about the woefully misnamed ‘Safe Schools’ program, and its...

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Saturday, 17 June 2017 16:23

More Mindless Misotheists Mangling Scripture Featured

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Having debated atheists, homosexual activists, and hard-core lefties for many decades now, I find that there is nothing new under the sun coming from these guys. We just get the same old tired objections which have been answered multiple times, but they keep dragging these things up, thinking they...

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I am an evangelical Protestant, and I make no apologies for that. I feel that the full range of biblical truth is best found in evangelical Protestantism. Sure, no one church or denomination (or Christian for that matter) has all the truth. We all see through a glass darkly. We all are on a...

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Thursday, 15 June 2017 17:52

Three Easy Steps to Become a Cultist or Heretic Featured

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I am always ready to be of assistance, so I am happy to come to your aid if you are looking to become a cultist, or slip into rank heresy. Thanks, you can pay me later. But I also write for those who are not specifically seeking to move in these directions, but will find themselves heading there...

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Thursday, 15 June 2017 12:33

Truth From Stones – Non-Christians Getting it Right Featured

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If you are even semi-biblically literate you will know where my title comes from. It is from the story of the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. Luke 19:35-40 puts it this way:

They brought it to Jesus, threw their cloaks on the colt and put Jesus on it. As he went along, people spread their...

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Wednesday, 14 June 2017 14:41

Targeting Conservatives – Literally Featured

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In a genuine act of political terrorism and an actual despicable hate crime, a leftwing Trump-hater has just recently gone on a shooting spree, targeting Republican politicians practicing for a bi-partisan baseball game. As you know, five people have been injured, including House Majority Whip...

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Tuesday, 13 June 2017 14:08

Recommended Reading on the New Age Movement Featured

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Let me begin with a confession: I was involved in the New Age Movement (NAM) back in my wild youth. And that was before it was even referred to as the NAM. My involvement was in the late 60s, early 70s, while the term itself came around a decade or more later. You can read about my involvement...

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Monday, 12 June 2017 13:39

Christians and Yoga Featured

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A really lousy piece that appeared in today’s Herald Sun entitled “Yoga classes banned for ridiculous reason” deserves some attention. The reporter must have had too much spare time on his hands, and the subeditor too much empty space to fill in his paper. It begins this way:

Yoga...

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Sunday, 11 June 2017 16:38

Predestination and Election: The New Testament Data Featured

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The biblical and theological issues of predestination and election are a stumbling block to some folks. I have had various Christians, including not a few Catholics, say that they just cannot believe in these things. Sadly, this is normally because they do not understand what Scripture actually...

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There is nothing much new under the sun, as Solomon reminded us some 3000 years ago. And for much of the last 2000 years Christians have been wrestling with how they should relate to the surrounding culture. Differing views have been held, and the discussion continues today.

There are many hundreds...

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Friday, 09 June 2017 17:19

Two Questions about God and Evil Featured

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God, and evil, are two of the biggest issues one can possibly discuss. And when they are brought together this is not something any short article can do proper justice to – not when entire libraries are filled with books seeking to deal with such mega-themes. And even they only scratch the...

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Thursday, 08 June 2017 16:20

On the UK General Election Featured

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Theresa May’s April 18 gamble to call a snap election looks to have been a very bad call indeed. She wanted to enhance the small majority that David Cameron had won in the 2015 election, and she especially campaigned on the Brexit vote. But the Conservative Party will be in with a reduced...

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Tuesday, 06 June 2017 18:12

Two Humanities, Two Destinies Featured

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I remember some years ago a very liberal Christian attacked me for suggesting that there are actually two classes of humanity: the people of God, and those who are not God’s people. He thought that this was an unloving, judgmental and divisive thing to believe and say.

He believed that we are...

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Seven dead and fifty injured in London. One man dead and three police injured in Melbourne. In both cases we had Islamic terror attacks carried out, and in both cases IS has proudly claimed responsibility. And in both cases the useless leaders there have said in effect, “Tough beans,...

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Sunday, 04 June 2017 14:41

Evil, and Humanity Without God Featured

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The latest Islamic terror attack – this time at London Bridge – has in one sense sort of dampened what I was going to say here. But I will say it anyway. In the face of such blatant evil, it may seem that this is not the time to speak about the evils of the West.

So let me first preface...

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Friday, 02 June 2017 15:20

More Bible Twisting and Theological Revisionism Featured

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When I first saw this hit piece I yawned and returned to my bowl of Corn Flakes. Ho-hum, yet another tired, lame case of theological rubbish from yet another leftist activist. I am so tired of these revisionist writers and their revisionist articles.

I have answered them dozens of times now in my...

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Friday, 02 June 2017 11:50

Hate and Rage from the Demonised Left Featured

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Open a newspaper, surf the Web, or turn on the television news, and you will be inundated with ugly examples of the frenzied Left in action: their horrific rage and hatred of anyone who differs from them is on full display. It is frightening to behold, but it does have the salutary effect of...

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Thursday, 01 June 2017 12:06

Relativism and Totalitarianism Featured

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Ideas have consequences. And bad ideas have bad consequences. One bad idea is that of moral relativism: the idea that there are no objective moral absolutes, and morality is ultimately a matter of personal preference. If there are no objective moral standards which we all can appeal to, then those...

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Tuesday, 30 May 2017 11:55

Yet Still More Goofy and Unhelpful Posters Featured

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In this irregular series I offer for your inspection a few silly posters and memes making the rounds, especially on the social media, and present some commentary about them. There is never a shortage of such items to discuss and assess. So here then are some more dopey memes and sayings worth...

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Monday, 29 May 2017 12:50

Understanding Cultural Marxism Featured

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Throughout the West we see leftist activists ever at work. They seem relentless in their drive to destroy everything that has made the West great. They are ever agitating against all that we hold near and dear, and seem hell-bent on forever attacking the core values of faith, family and freedom.

How...

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