The cost of abandoning sin

There is a literal cost when society abandons the concept of sin.  Many people will find that it reduces their bank balance. The state fines people when they break its laws.  On the other hand, God calls the breaking of His law 'sin' and He gives sinners a verbal warning.  Fines reduce one's bank balance; …

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Revisiting the 1967 Abortion Act

The 50th anniversary of the 1967 Abortion Act made the BBC revisit the debate about abortion in The Moral Maze.  Confusion, obfuscation and biblical illiteracy are still the order of the day. The debate proceeded along the usual lines to little effect, so it is worth recording here a list of the topics which are …

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Becoming dependent upon God

Human beings are dependent upon God, whether they like it or not, and slowly the human family is moving in the direction of acknowledging it. The more it speeds up, the better. As society has become more integrated, we have become dependent upon each other. It began in the family and developed with education. Now …

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The fear of shame is stronger than the fear of death

Shame is the most powerful motivator of human behaviour. There are many examples of the power of shame overcoming the fear of death. Shame made Roman soldiers commit suicide rather than suffer the humiliation of defeat. Shame makes teenagers commit suicide rather than face shame in front of their friends. Shame makes the voluntary euthanasia …

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The risk in disposing of electronic devices

When you buy a new electronic device, do you consider how you will dispose of it? When your computer dies there are implications for identity theft if you do not dispose of it properly.  You may have heard about hard drives from disposed computers being examined in distant countries to discover the identity of the …

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Academic exegesis

Academic exegesis is that form of interpretation which copies academics or authority figures.  The Lord Jesus Christ cut through this in His teaching. Academic exegesis is seen in the translation of several biblical passages.  Bible versions are the product of teams of academic translators pooling their collective knowledge to produce a final decision on the …

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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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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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