How long does the biblical Millennium last?

The biblical Millennium is mentioned in every verse of Rev 20:2-7. 'He laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent who is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, and cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him that he should deceive the nations …

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Google is catching up with Facebook

Facebook’s reputation has been tarnished with the Cambridge Analytica scandal and now Google has been caught out by still tracking devices even when location history is turned off. Google is catching up with Facebook in this unwelcome competition. However, not many people know that they are still logged in to Facebook on all devices on …

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Ambiguity and exegesis: confusing English words

My last blogpost highlighted the mistake that early Christians made between 'soon' and 'suddenly'.  It continues to the present hour, even among academia, with serious practical consequences both to the early Christian church 2Th 3:11 and to current Christianity. There are other examples of ambiguity in English words leading to confusion in exegesis.  Such an …

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The many Comings of Christ

It is common to hear debates about the Second Coming of Christ, but not many people identify His other comings. It reminds me of those charismatics who speak about the 'second blessing' as something to be sought after. If they have had only two blessings, I am sorry for them. Similarly, there are those who …

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Children’s Hearings in Scotland

BBC Newsnight on 3/8/2018 drew attention to concerns that the Child Protection Service in Norway is taking too many children into care. The same concerns are found in Scotland.  The British media has publicised 'separation anxiety' experienced by children being separated from their parents at the American-Mexico border. The same British media is behind the …

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Invoices, emails and warranties

I have a three-year warranty for my laptop computer with Hewlett-Packard. The start date of the warranty is wrong. When I emailed HP customer care to correct it, forwarding the original email response confirming my purchase, they wanted ‘a scan of the hardware invoice’, which I sent. This begs two questions: 1. what use is …

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Secular morality and sex

Secular morality is replacing Christian morality in public life. It is often said that the Christian church was and is 'hung up' on sex.  The reality is that human beings are hung up on sex, whether they are Christian or not. Fifty years ago, Christian morality was discounted as a standard for those in public …

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