70 years of recognition

Today is the 70th anniversary of the international recognition of the right of the state of Israel to exist. This continues to be challenged by many Palestinians. On 29/11/1947 the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 181 (also known as the Partition Resolution) that gave international legitimacy to divide Great Britain’s former Palestinian mandate into …

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The future of space exploration

There is a difference between astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology, space exploration and space colonisation. The Universe is God’s laboratory where He has done the experiments and mankind needs only to study the results. The Large Hadron Collider at CERN is getting bigger but there are limits to what experiments we can do on Earth. The question …

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A merry heart is a good medicine

Not many people know that this is a quotation from the Bible. ‘A merry heart does good like a medicine’ Pro 17:22. Some Christians are too morose for their own good and for the good of Christianity. Some people think that serious Christians should be morose; rather morose Christians need to learn their Christian behaviour …

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The Protestant reversal

The Protestant Reformation was a revival of biblical scholarship which led to the recovery of the Gospel.  Nowadays things are not so clear. There are many documented examples of Roman Catholic clerics being ignorant of the Bible at the time of the 16th century European Reformation, and in such an environment it was relatively easy …

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Your Christian identity

Are you a Jewish Christian or a Christian Jew or both? Are you a Friend of Israel, a Conservative Friend of Israel or a Christian Friend of Israel? The International Development Secretary Priti Patel was formally reprimanded by Prime Minister Theresa May for a series of meetings with Israeli officials while there on holiday. These …

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Homosexual Christians – an oxymoron?

There are real oxymorons – Unitarian Christians and Arian Christians – and there are what ought to be oxymorons but are only too real – flawed Christians and sinful Christians. Is it any surprise?  Biblical students and students of human nature should not be surprised.  So why is it a great surprise that there are …

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Correcting the miscalling of Demas

It is time to rehabilitate Demas, the companion of the apostle Paul, from the slander than judges him a turncoat or even worse an apostate. The King James Version translates 2Tim 4:10: 'For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia' 2Tim 4:10 …

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