Two liberating anniversaries today

Liberty is the theme for Reformation Day 2017. There are two liberating anniversaries today - 500 and 100 years ago respectively - and the message from each of them is being forgotten. 500 years ago today Martin Luther sparked the European Protestant Reformation and 100 years ago today the Balfour Declaration was finalised by the …

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America’s total solar eclipse today

A total solar eclipse will bisect the USA today for the first time in 99 years. It could be the most viewed total solar eclipse in history.  Millions will experience it for the first time, but another one will cross America in another direction seven years later on 8th April 2024. The midday Moon, usually …

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American Independence Day

Today, American Independence Day, reminds us of 'no taxation without representation'.  This was the principle on which the American War of Independence was fought. It was not simply a desire for independence, but a revolt against undemocratic control. Another blow for freedom was struck exactly 200 years later on 4/7/1976, when the Israel Defence Forces …

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Signs of the Times

We are living in interesting and significant times, with a number of notable anniversaries co-inciding. 31st October 2017 is the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation and the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration. Martin Luther unwittingly commenced the Protestant Reformation when he posted his 95 Theses for discussion on the door of the Castle …

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The majority of mankind will be saved

The majority of mankind will be saved – will you be among them? It is not uncommon to hear the depressing and unbiblical doctrine that only a minority of the human family will arrive in heaven. Various biblical texts are wrongly used to support this unbiblical idea. Jesus was asked: "Are there few that be …

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Denial and post-truth – the real problem with faith

The film Denial has been recently released in British cinemas after its premier at the Toronto film festival on '9/11' last year and its UK premier on Holocaust Memorial Day 27th January 2017.  It gives the outline of the libel trial brought by notorious Holocaust denier David Irving against the American historian Deborah Lipstadt for …

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