Before or from the foundation of the world?

There are many misquotations of Scripture that need to be corrected.  I will gather over time a list of them here and put them into biblical order for easy consultation, but beginning with the one in the title of this blogpost. I will also supply mnemonics or the rationale which will help people to remember …

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Hebrew or Aramaic?

Bible commentators and academics are in the habit of describing the native language spoken by Jesus and His contemporaries as Aramaic or Syro-Chaldaic.  Those who wish to show their academic credentials will do the same.  This is servile copying of academia. The New Testament repeatedly calls it Hebrew Lk 23:38, Jn 5:2, Jn 19:13,17,20, Act …

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BBC shows My Scientology Movie

BBC 2 showed Louis Theroux's 2015 documentary My Scientology Movie last night. It demonstrates yet another example of the cynical manipulation of mankind's religious conscience.  It is but one of many examples.  Theroux could not understand how intelligent, apparently normal, kind, well-meaning people, and Tom Cruise is one of the most high-profile scientologists, could be …

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Christian scribes

The scribes and Pharisees were opposed to Jesus and His teaching. Jesus accused them of hypocrisy: 'Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because you close the kingdom of heaven against mankind: for you neither go in yourselves, neither do you allow those entering to have entered’ Mat 23:13. He also exposed the inadequacy of …

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President Trump’s poor theology and use of language

President Donald Trump believes in hell and he thinks it can be found in mentally-ill gunmen who shoot school children. He wants to arm trained school teachers to shoot "the hell out of" gunmen running amock.  The world's media has drawn attention to his colourful language, but the media is unlikely to address his wrong …

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Secularism is losing the battle against Islam

Media reports highlighting the brutality between man and man expose the false doctrine of the innate goodness of man.  This false doctrine is serving us ill. Atheists point out the dangers of false religion, but are dogmatically and existentially unable to distinguish false from true religion.  They throw the baby out with the bathwater.  This …

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Why did God create viruses?

Older people will remember the accusation, when they were young, against the existence of God – Why did God create viruses?  It was intended to be a rhetorical question.  Viruses are bad, full stop, so there is no good God.  These shrill voices have been mute for some time, but why? The development of gene …

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Secular religion imitating Christianity

There are a number of Christian concepts being imitated by secular religion. Secularism is the most dominant false religion in the UK and it needs to be called out for what it is.  It is growing quickly in many countries and so it is worth listing the features of this false religion, with links to …

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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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