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

Daniel's Place - Apologetic Report
Friday, 11 January 2019 19:41

Time dilation, movement and eternity

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Relativistic time dilation formula: , where tS is Stationary Time, t' is relativistic time, v = subject's velocity, c = speed of light = 3 x 108 m/s The theory of special relativity states that time is not fixed but rather relative to the speed of light. As an object moves closer to the speed of...

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Monday, 31 December 2018 23:51

Time, and the idea of the Time Stone

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... he denies, like Leibniz does, that time is any sort of substantival entity over and above the phenomena that are located in time. [Paul Horwich, Asymmetries in Time: Problems in the Philosophy of Science (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press), 47] In sci-fi/ fantasy movies, certain exotic scientific...

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Monday, 31 December 2018 23:00

Sermon: Do all for the glory of God (1 Cor. 10:14-33)

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Here is the sermon I had preached a few weeks ago on 1 Corinthians 10:14-33.

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Kuhn’s own emphasis on science as a puzzle-solving enterprise would lead one to interpret him in an instrumentalist manner. [Ernan McMullin, "Rationality and Paradigm Change in Science," in Paul Horwich, ed., World Changes: Thomas Kuhn and the Nature of Science (Pittsburg, PA: University of...

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Saturday, 15 December 2018 22:25

Wang Yi: My Declaration of Faithful Disobedience

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Pastor Wang Yi (王怡) of Early Rain Covenant Church (秋雨圣约教会), along with more than 100 of the leaders of the church, has since December 9th 2018 been apprehended by the Chinese authorities and charged with various crimes including the crime of...

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Thursday, 13 December 2018 15:52

Is Critical Race Theory anti-Christian?

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Yes, it is, according to this article.

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Friday, 16 November 2018 22:17

On religious nationalism

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[Previous: The Idolatry of Nationalism]The centennial event that had just passed was that of Armistice Day. On November 11, 1918, the European powers signed an armistice which effectively ended World War I. World War I was the bloodiest war in history, until World War II happened. It was also a...

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In light of the evasion by certain quarters of the Singapore Church to avoid taking a stand upholding S377A, I have written this article against their unbiblical stance. Here is the Christian Case for Supporting S377A, against the unbiblical and ungodly "Gospel-centered" evasions. An excerpt:...

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Here is the audio for my sermon preached on Sunday at Providence Reformed Presbyterian Church, on 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, entitled "Common Trials, Uncommon Heritage."

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[Note: S377A, or Section 377A of the Singapore Penal Code, criminalizes homosexual sex acts between men. The exact wording is as follows: Any male person who, in public or private, commits, or abets the commission of, or procures or attempts to procure the commission by any male person of, any act...

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[Note: S377A, or Section 377A of the Singapore Penal Code, criminalizes homosexual sex acts between men. The exact wording is as follows: Any male person who, in public or private, commits, or abets the commission of, or procures or attempts to procure the commission by any male person of, any act...

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In light of the furor over S377A, here are some miscellaneous questions that I would like to address about the issue, from a factual and then a Christian perspective. Factual OverviewQ1: What is S377A? A: S377A, or Section 377A of the Singapore Penal Code, criminalizes homosexual sex acts between...

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The children struggled together within her, and she said, “If it is thus, why is this happening to me?” So she went to inquire of the Lord. And the Lord said to her, “Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples from within you shall be divided; the one shall be stronger than the...

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Friday, 28 September 2018 23:56

Societal witness and the goal of evangelism

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As we bear witness about God's moral law, many people have a phobia about being painted as part of the "Religious Right." Along with this fear is a whole host of stereotypes about what standing for godly laws amount to, chief of which has to do with evangelism and reaching out to others with the...

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Friday, 28 September 2018 23:21

Natural Law, S377A, and the Christian witness

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What is the rationale for Singapore Christians to support S377A? Most assuredly, countries like Singapore are not Christian nations. While arguments from sociology and healthcare can be marshaled in support of S377A, is there any other reason for laws like S377A to not only exist but to be defended...

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Tuesday, 25 September 2018 23:55

A multi-religious society is not an atheistic society

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In a really disturbing statement, former Singapore ambassador Tommy Koh told Christians and Muslims that they have no place in the public square because of the "separation between religion and the state." According to Koh, this separation between religion and the state means that the viewpoints of...

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Tuesday, 25 September 2018 23:23

The issue of identity for a Christian

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Identity refers to what a person holds to be definitional of him/ her as a person. In ancient and modern times, one's identity is tied to one's tribe or ethnicity or nation or religion. The notion of "identity politics" stems from this primal instinct, and competing tribes fought each other in wars...

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In his second sermon in a series on the issue of "social justice," John MacArthur made a very salient point concerning historical injustices, grievances and the need for personal responsibility, in that God is the God of history. The more we call people to nurture grievances due to inequality,...

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Friday, 14 September 2018 16:22

The Statement on Social Justice is against racism

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One of the lies being spread about the Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel is that those in the antebellum South could sign the statement. Those who make and repeat the lies probably never actually read the statement, or they are willing to lie about its contents. This is what the statement...

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Tuesday, 11 September 2018 23:00

Original sin and imputed guilt

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In the book edited by Michael Allen and Scott R. Swain, Christian Dogmatics, an author Oliver D. Crisp wrote the chapter on the topic of sin. In his chapter, he defended what he took to be a "Zwinglian" model of original sin. As opposed to the federal model of the transmission of sin, Crisp took...

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Tuesday, 11 September 2018 00:59

Social Justice, Critical Theory and General Revelation

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In some quarters of American Christianity, there has been a defense of the usage of Critical Race Theory and other forms of left-liberal theories as being under the umbrella of "General Revelation." The defense is that, since the Bible does not teach these theories, therefore we can understand that...

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Tuesday, 11 September 2018 00:16

Two Kingdoms and the issue of Social Justice

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In certain segments of supposedly apolitical American Reformed Christianity, there is a push to deal with social issues under the heading of "social justice." These organizations supposedly hold to Two Kingdoms theory, which calls for the church to be apolitical. The strange thing, however, is how...

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Sunday, 09 September 2018 01:33

S377A and the challenge to Singapore Christianity

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Section S377A of the Penal Code of the Singapore Constitution, which criminalizes homosexuality, is back in the news, as various liberals have (again) renewed their call to repeal what they perceive to be an archaic and "discriminatory" law. As times changed, and society have become more liberal,...

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Thursday, 06 September 2018 19:15

Sermon: The Sacrifices of Ministry (1 Cor 9)

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Here is the sermon I had preached on 1 Corinthians 9, on Aug 19th 2018, entitled The Sacrifices of Ministry.

Authors: Daniel C...

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Thursday, 06 September 2018 18:55

The Statement on Social Justice

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The Statement on Social Justice has came out recently, and it is a great statement on the topic of "Social Justice" and racial issues, especially in its rejection of Critical Race Racism. One of the initial signers, Dr. James White, has posted on the background and exegesis behind the statement...

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