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‘David sent messengers and took her . . . he lay with her.’ – 2 Samuel 11:4. When Israel clamored for a king, Yahweh relented and gave them Saul, but after Saul’s disobedience, God promised another king after His own heart (1 Samuel 13:14). When Paul the apostle was addressing the Jews at Pisidian Antioch, reviewing […]

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Date September 29, 2016
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The occasion of this book of David Randall’s on A Sad Departure is the recent departure from the Church of Scotland of forty or so ministers and an (unspecified) number of other office-bearers and members. The book provides a rationale for this departure. The author was one of the ministers who separated from the Kirk […]

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Date September 3, 2016
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‘. . . he was jealous for his God and made atonement for the sins of Israel.’ -Numbers 25:13 ‘Beginning in 1776, adultery was illegal in America. That ended in 2003 with the Supreme Court decision in Lawrence v. Texas. That took two hundred and twenty-seven years. From 2003, homosexual marriage continued to be illegal […]

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Date July 4, 2016
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‘Do you suppose that these Galileans were greater sinners than all other Galileans because they suffered this fate?’ -Luke 13:2 In light of the senseless, hate filled, jihadist motivated, Muslim terrorist, cold-blooded murders of forty-nine people last Sunday morning at the homosexual night club in Orlando, it is very possible that believers may ask a […]

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Date July 1, 2016
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‘For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.‘ 2 Corinthians 5:10 Can there be anything more fearful than the prospect of standing before the Lord Jesus Christ and giving a […]

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Date June 14, 2016
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‘For the land has become defiled’ – Leviticus 18:24. In Leviticus 18, after Yahweh has given specific instructions through Moses to His covenant people on the various offerings for the atonement of their sins, He switches gears, as it were, and gives a long list of commands concerning sexual conduct. He begins by telling His people […]

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Date June 7, 2016
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‘Their feet run to evil, and they hasten to shed innocent blood.’ (Isaiah 59:7) On the evening of April 6, 1994, Rwandan President Habyarimana, a Hutu, was flying into the airport in Kigali when his plane was struck by two rockets, killing him and all on board, including the President of nearby Burundi, Cyprien Ntariyamira. […]

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Date February 26, 2016
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“. . . He has now reconciled you in His fleshly body through death,” (Colossians 1:21) Ideas matter. Ideas have consequences. Secularism is a political and moral philosophy devoid of any faith or worship. Last week I noted the lead up to the French Revolution, showing how three combustible ingredients-corruption in government, oppression of the […]

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Date February 18, 2016
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‘. . . He has now reconciled you in His fleshly body through death, in order to present you before Him holy, blameless, and beyond reproach.’ (Colossians 1:21) A good working definition of secularism is this-secularism is a political and social philosophy devoid of any faith or worship. In other words, the secularist (from the […]

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Date February 9, 2016
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In this is love, not that we loved God but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins (1 John 4:10). What follows is a very basic introduction to Islam where I will lay out a few important terms, the basic tenets of the Muslim religion, and how Christianity […]

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Date January 25, 2016
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Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 5:1) Over the next four weeks I plan to take a brief look at the four major religions in today’s world, and then seek to show how various aspects of Christ’s atoning work satisfies the craving each of […]

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Date January 18, 2016
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A man had two sons (Luke 15:11). Some of our leading preachers today regularly equate the ‘middle America church’ with Pharisees and the elder brother in Luke 15. They say that we in conservative, traditional churches are self-righteous, legalistic, and consequently unwelcoming to the younger brother types -atheists, agnostics, homosexuals, the ‘broken people’ in our […]

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Date January 11, 2016
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God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not proper (Romans 1:28). Atheist Julian Huxley once wrote, Evolutionary man can no longer take refuge from his loneliness in the arms of a divinized father figure whom he himself created, nor escape from the responsibility of making decisions by sheltering […]

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Date November 30, 2015
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By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him (1 John 4:9). Theologians speak of both the humiliation and exaltation of Christ. I wish, briefly, to take up the issue of our Lord’s humiliation. He emptied […]

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Date November 16, 2015
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… in order to present you before Him, holy, blameless, and beyond reproach (Colossians 1:22). Paul the apostle commands us to do all things without grumbling or disputing (Phil. 2:14). James instructs us not to complain against one another (James 5:9). Paul told us to have no anxiety about anything (Phil. 4:6). And Jesus told […]

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Date October 9, 2015
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