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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Monday, 15 January 2018 08:20

Bible Study Helps: Exodus Featured

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Christians should be reading their Bibles every single day. But they should be doing more than just reading – they should be doing careful study as well. Admittedly this can be a difficult task, so plenty of Bible study helps exist to assist the diligent reader and student.

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Sunday, 14 January 2018 10:59

Great Leaders, Unhappy Childhoods Featured

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My readers by now should be used to somewhat odd articles with somewhat odd titles. But there is a reason – or two – for a piece such as this. The first simply deals with my recent reading habits, and that has included a lot of reading on the life of Winston Churchill.

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Saturday, 13 January 2018 09:44

Danger: The Many Problems with Surrogacy Featured

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Recent news reports coming out of Western Australia about a proposal to legalise surrogacy for homosexuals has again brought to the public attention this contentious issue. These various new technologies are certainly opening up a brave new world which has many experts worried.

As to the WA...

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Thursday, 11 January 2018 12:07

Churchill, Leadership and Divine Providence Featured

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I have said it before: I strongly believe God can and does providentially raise up leaders in times of great darkness and crisis to avert what looks like an utterly terrible outcome. I often cite the heroic trio of Reagan, Thatcher and Pope John Paul II who stood strong against godless communism...

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Thursday, 11 January 2018 08:57

Gender Insanity vs Gender Reality Featured

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The best way to destroy a culture is to turn everyone into brainless zombies. And that is exactly where the militant homosexual and transgender agendas are taking us. Every day we see new horror examples of idiocy running amok, and common sense being thrown out the window.

The activists and their...

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Tuesday, 09 January 2018 10:25

More on Oprah – and Truth Featured

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Yesterday I wrote about how America’s left and the Hollywood jet set are all agog with the prospect that Oprah Winfrey might make for a great Democratic presidential candidate. As I pointed out, she is everything liberals and Hollyweirdians would love to see in the White House.

You can see my...

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Monday, 08 January 2018 11:15

Oprah for POTUS, and Other Scary Thoughts Featured

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OK, the next US Presidential election is not scheduled for another few years, but the Party that lost the unlosable election in 2016 is already sniffing out possible candidates. And a speech at a Golden Globes ceremony may have given them what they are after: a leftwing celebrity messiah.

The...

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Sunday, 07 January 2018 17:54

Wright and the New Perspective Featured

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N. T. Wright is arguably one of the most important New Testament scholars of our day. Whether you agree with everything he writes or not, you cannot ignore him. Theology, biblical studies, New Testament studies, and Pauline studies are all being given new vigour, discussion and debate because of...

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Saturday, 06 January 2018 14:17

Christianity, Sexual Morality and the Public Square Featured

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There is a lot of confusion about issues of sexuality and ethics. Plenty of atheists and secularists seek to argue that things like chastity, abstinence, faithfulness in marriage, and so on, are just things Christians are into, and there is no other basis for supporting such things.

And clueless...

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Friday, 05 January 2018 08:56

Bible Study Helps: Genesis Featured

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As you know, every year around this time I strongly urge Christians to (perhaps for the very first time) read through the entire Bible. As I keep saying, if you read a bit over three chapters a day, you can get through the entire Bible in a year.

Thus some of you began reading Genesis on January 1....

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Thursday, 04 January 2018 09:51

Biblical Gospel vs Fake Gospel Featured

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The world is awash with fake news, and sadly this is just as true in so many of our churches. Instead of hearing biblical truth, we are getting fake news preached from too many of our pulpits. Indeed, the biggest churches in the West are often guilty of this.

We get feel-good pop sermons about how...

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Wednesday, 03 January 2018 16:39

Faith, Freedom and the Power of One Featured

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Often great achievements in history are accomplished by individuals, not by groups. Sometimes the solitary figure does more to turn the course of history than an entire nation. Examples of this are many. In the early centuries of the Christian church one man stood strong for biblical orthodoxy...

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Tuesday, 02 January 2018 11:26

Spiritual Formation: Sanctification as Deconstructionism Featured

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Becoming a Christian and growing as a Christian has absolutely nothing to do with picking yourself up by your own bootstraps, attempting self-reformation, trying harder, or seeking to turn over a new leaf. What it is really all about is the total deconstruction of the old, and the reconstruction of...

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Monday, 01 January 2018 13:20

Basic Bible Study Tools Featured

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Some of you have taken up my challenge to use the New Year to begin serious reading of the Bible. Because many of you have never read the whole Bible through, I have urged you to give it a try, with just over three chapters a day resulting in all of it being read in a year.

I urged you to jump into...

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Sunday, 31 December 2017 13:26

Difficult Bible Passages: Genesis 4:2-5 Featured

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This passage has to do with the two different offerings brought to God – one by Abel and one by Cain. We are told that one of the offerings was accepted by God and one was not. Just why is that? Before attempting an explanation, let me first offer the actual text:

Now Abel kept flocks, and...

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Saturday, 30 December 2017 10:50

Read Your Bible: A Worthwhile New Year’s Resolution Featured

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Here is the bad news: millions and millions of folks who claim to be Christians in the West just do not read their Bibles. Or if they do, it is about as sporadic as church attendance for many. They may pop open the Psalms during a time of crisis, or at least read some of the New Testament, but that...

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Life and death. Sex. Just a few of the massively contentious issues of our time. Whether speaking of abortion, eugenics, assisted suicide, pornography, homosexuality or transgenderism, these are the hard-core topics occupying the attention of so many today – both in theory as well as in...

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Thursday, 28 December 2017 11:17

Which Jesus Will You Face? Featured

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Here is a truth you can take to the grave – and beyond. Every person on this planet will have to deal with Jesus Christ. And to put it at its most basic, we will have only two ways to do this. He will either be our Lord and Saviour, or he will be our judge and opponent.

To put it another way,...

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Wednesday, 27 December 2017 08:28

Will He Find Faith? A Tough Gospel for Tough Times Featured

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One very startling verse found in the gospels is Luke 18:8: “When the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?” Good question! Let me offer some quick context to it. Luke 18:1-8 is the parable of the persistent widow. It deals with perseverance in prayer as we await...

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Tuesday, 26 December 2017 08:58

Responding to the Islamisation of the West Featured

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Throughout much of the West major cities have large concrete blocks placed around high-traffic pedestrian areas. So what is that all about? Works of modern art? Not quite – they are security bollards. Security from what? Well, sadly, from basically one thing: jihadists who wish to mow down...

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Monday, 25 December 2017 09:01

Jesus Was Not a Refugee Featured

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It has become routine at this time of the year for activists, social justice warriors, religious leftists and others to seek to politicise the Christmas story. Instead of simply rejoicing in the Incarnation and the arrival of the Messiah, many want to tie this in to current political agendas.

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Friday, 22 December 2017 13:41

Why Did Jesus Come? The Reason for Christmas Featured

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What is Christmas all about? Obviously it has to do with the arrival of Jesus Christ on planet earth. But why did he actually come? Just why was he born? What led him to leave the comforts of heaven to appear in the flesh on this dark and dreary earth?

If you are a church pastor, minister, priest or...

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Friday, 22 December 2017 08:56

Islam and Western Dhimmitude: This is How Revolutions Begin Featured

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The formula is now down pat and fully predictable: another terror attack; usually by an Islamic refugee; Western leaders strenuously deny it is terror- or Islam-related; ‘It was a lone wolf attack by someone with mental problems’; soon enough the blood is cleaned from our streets; we...

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Thursday, 21 December 2017 07:53

Melbourne Terrorism and Truth Denial Featured

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As I said at the end of my article yesterday about the latest terror attack in Melbourne, it is interesting how it always seems to boil down to one common factor: no, not Islam, but mental illness! This is the new catch-all cause for all terror attacks it seems.

It does not matter in the least if...

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Wednesday, 20 December 2017 17:45

Terrorism in Melbourne, Once Again Featured

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Another day, another terror attack, this time yet again on the busy streets of Melbourne. So far at least 14 people have been taken to hospital for treatment after a speeding SUV ploughed down crowds of pedestrians in one of the busiest intersections in the city.

Here we go again. Sounds vaguely...

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