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  1. Gog And Magog And The Armies Of Armageddon   Open in New Window
    Concerning the writings of Meredith G. Kline on the Book of Revelation chapter 7, "Har Magedon: The End of the Millennium." The implications of Revelation 16:16 rightly interpreted (Har Magedon is the Mount of Assembly where the final battle rages) as the after-millennial reign of the church, a spiritual Mount Zion, when Satan is loosed to attack the camp of the saints. by Danny E. Olinger

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  2. Prepping for the Impending Apocalypse   Open in New Window
    The market for doomsday bunkers has expanded beyond eccentric billionaires. Can you provide peace of mind for your family with a survival bunker? Christians should look forward to and pray for the day when Jesus will come to right all wrongs. In the meantime, focus on the certainty of today and eternity. Cultivate lives of godliness here, loving those around us, and pointing others to Jesus. by Justin Poythress

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  3. Death's Triumph   Open in New Window
    times that I stood at a deathbed, watching as a soul prepared to leave this earthly house and slip away into eternity. I have also had the opportunity of walking down the valley, as it were, with persons who had but a short time to live, until the moment when they drew away into eternity. by Rev. Cornelius Hanko

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  4. Annihilationism, ECT, and the Biblical Definition of Death   Open in New Window
    I’ve been exploring the debate between annihilationism and eternal conscious torment (ECT) in a series of blog posts. One of the disagreements between the two views is over the meaning of death. Many proponents of annihilationism understand death to mean the cessation of existence, especially conscious existence. Which definition of death is supported by the Biblical evidence? by Shawn Lazar


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  5. A Joyful Mother of Children   Open in New Window
    When we see, then, the blessings of motherhood, let us praise the Lord. And let us do that with irrepressible praise for God’s grace and goodness today. Let us hear the Word of God and let it mold us: God makes joyful mothers. The world raises its eyebrows. Another child? You are going to have another one? The joy of a mother is found in this: you understand from the Word of God the importance of the task He has given. You should never say, and we ought not allow the statement, "I’m just a mother"--as if that is drudgery. by Rev. Carl Haak


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  6. On Trial - Trump and the Rule of Law   Open in New Window
    Our system has failed in some important ways here in the United States, says Chris Edelson, an assistant professor of government at American University in Washington, DC. In a functioning, healthy liberal democracy, when Donald Trump encouraged and praised the attack on the Capitol on 6 January and was then impeached in the House of Representatives, he would have been removed from office. He was not, and so what we’re left with is prosecutions as a way to hold him accountable.

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  7. The Separation of Church and State   Open in New Window
    Let me be clear that I am not speaking of separating the state from God. The separation of church and state does not entail the separation of God and state. We to do so we need not revert to the dangerous viewpoint of the union of church and state. That view enshrined in the original Westminster Confession destroys religious liberty and a proper separation of church and state. by Sam Waldron


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  8. Angels or Messengers   Open in New Window
    Most Bible translations render the Greek word aggelous with a hard g, as angel wherever it is found. However, aggelous is just the Greek word for messenger. When the Bible mentions angels it’s talking about men or else spirit messengers from God. So when you see the word angel in other Bibles, this choice of word may just be the opinion of the translator – it’s not necessarily what the original writer meant!

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  9. God and Guns: The Bible Against American Gun Culture   Open in New Window
    The gun is a temptation to arrogant life-destroying power to the wielder and should be resisted by those who follow in allegiance to a crucified Christ. David Lincicum’s strong argument uses eight illuminating sub-theses. one especially stood out because it’s missing from most anti-gun arguments I’ve heard. In developing it he quotes Bruno Latour who writes, 'You are different with a gun in your hand.' by Mark Hiskes


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  10. Gun Culture And The End Of American Christianity   Open in New Window
    Guns and the Bible! Perhaps we need a more concise term than 'unchurched Christian nationalism' for the more specific phenomenon that we are called to confront. 'Gun Christianity' is a form of religion that makes professing Christians willing to kill for their faith, but not die for it. The church can save individuals and families from gun Christianity, house by house and neighborhood by neighborhood. The church can inform people that having guns in their homes actually puts them and their families at greater risk. by Christopher B. Hays


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  11. Christian View Of Separation Of Church And State   Open in New Window
    The issue of the separation of church and state has prompted much debate. Americans live in a constitutional republic rather than a theocracy—and for good reason. State-sanctioned churches have historically become puppets of the government. Christians are glad for the separation of church and state, as the separation is designed to protect religious liberty.

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  12. Jesus Came To Fulfilled The Law, Not Abolish It   Open in New Window
    Jesus said, 'Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets, I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. These important statements of our Lord gives us insight into His mission and the character of God’s Word. What does it mean?

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  13. Peter, Fear of Man and Lying   Open in New Window
    In a well-known passage from John 18:15-18 & 25-27 we read that Peter denies Christ three times. I’d like to look at this passage from a different angle by examining the connection between Peter’s fear of man and his lying, and then seeing how that pattern of fear leading to lying is found in other places in the Bible. by Jon English Lee


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  14. Baxter on the Tongue - Sermon 4 of 9   Open in New Window
    Continuing our way through Richard Baxter on the Tongue, thus far, we've studied his General directives for governing speech. Now we come to another problem, lying! Baxter begins with a few words of definition on what is a lie? He says it is two things. #1. Lying is the speaking of a known falsehood, with purpose to deceive. #2., Speaking falsely through culpable ignorance, error, or inconsiderateness. by Michael Phillips

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  15. Why Keep Christ In Christmas   Open in New Window
    Along with the carols, tinsel, gaudy inflatables, red kettle ringers, and frazzled faces of exhausted shoppers which appear around this time of year, another indication of Christmas arrives in the form of signs or bumper stickers reading help Keep Christ in Christmas. What does that phrase really mean? by Justin Poythress

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  16. The Scripture Cannot Be Broken, Ye Are Gods?   Open in New Window
    The scripture cannot be broken (John 10:34-35). And so according to the Son of God, the Old Testament declaration that, "Ye are gods," cannot be negated, undone, dissolved, annulled, subverted, done away with, or in any way deprived of its authority. That means trhat in some way, it has to be absolutely 100 percent true. It is true that the judges in Israel were not gods in the sense that they possessed divine attributes or were to be worshipped (cf. Ps. 82:1-8). Rather they were called gods in the sense that God gave them the office of judge to exercise His righteous judgment according to the standard of His Word (John 10:35).

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  17. Why Are Mere Men Called Gods?   Open in New Window
    The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not, but for blasphemy, and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God. Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods? If the Scripture calls mere sinful men gods, and the Scripture cannot be broken, then how can I be wrong to call Myself God?

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  18. The Queen James Gay Bible   Open in New Window
    How times have changed. In our politically correct age, texts are bowdlerized not because they contain words and expressions that cannot with propriety be understood, translated, or interpreted correctly, but rather because they offend the sensibilities of those who wish to engage in and apologize for immoral behavior. What will we see next in this line of placating bibles? Instead of trying to justify sinful behavior, the unknown editors of this queen James Version of the Bible should have spent more time reflecting on Paul’s words in 2 Corinthians 4:1-2. by Joe Carter

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  19. Predestination Is Practical   Open in New Window
    In some churches, it is a word that conjures up images of an angry and capricious God. many feel that a God who chooses is anti-American and anti democracy. It bespeaks a long-faced religion, a doctrinal novelty invented by a maniacal 16th century minister whose progeny manufactured a theological "ism" that has plunged countless souls into a godless eternity. But the fact is, Predestination Is Biblical, Beautiful, and Practical. by Jeff Robinson


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  20. Does the Bible Sanction Rahab’s Lie?   Open in New Window
    Does the Bible Sanction Rahab’s Lying? Many are confused regarding the story of Rahab the Harlot who, although she lied when she hid Israel’s spies, she was described as being “justified” (James 2:25; Hebrews 11:31). How does one harmonize this with biblical ethics? Easy, because the narrative regarding the Canaanite, whose name was Rahab, in no way sanctions her lying. Rahab’s lie is never condoned anywhere in the Bible text. The New Testament writers certainly do not claim that she was “justified” by her misrepresentation of the facts regarding the Hebrew spies. by Wayne Jackson


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