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Everything is Not What it Seems

Everything is Not What it Seems

Have you ever come across any of the following? The sister who repeatedly tells you to correct her when she is wrong but when you do correct her, gets angry and defensive. The “holiness preacher” who lives a life of immorality. The teacher who is adamant that he is not this or that, yet his statement of faith and his preaching reveals him to be what he denies. The brother who tells you how much he loves and appreciates you,…

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Australia 2018 Itinerary

Australia 2018 Itinerary

Below is my itinerary for February and March, 2018 February 16       Fri       7pm Canberra – Capital Bible Church – PJ Stringfellow “How then Shall we live?” 17       Sat       10a, 11:30a, 4;30p, 7p Canberra – Capital Bible Church – “How then Shall we live?” 18       Sun     10am Canberra – Capital Bible Church “How Then Shall we Live?” 23       Fri      Sydney Conference – Vincent Lyons – Bushman Motor Inn, Lithgow – The Mysteries of the…

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The Kings and the Great Harlot

The Kings and the Great Harlot

There are three main players on earth during the last days – Satan, the Antichrist and the False Prophet. Even though they appear on the scene near the end, the principles that they represent have always been with us. Satan has done his dastardly work since before the Garden of Eden and there has always been those who oppose and seek to take the place of Christ: “And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was…

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When God Makes a Missionary

When God Makes a Missionary

After a year of work we have finally republished Br Willie Burton’s book “When God Makes a Missionary”. When God Makes a Missionary is the life story of a missionary (Edgar Mahon), written by one of the greatest missionaries of the last century – William F P Burton. This book tells of how God changed Edgar Mahon from a rough-living transport rider, during the South African diamond and gold rush, into a missionary, who would reach thousands with the Gospel…

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Who was Arminius?

Who was Arminius?

The article below is different to my usual articles in that it is more technical and a bit longer (7 pages). Most Christians’ (Calvinist and non-Calvinist) understanding of who Arminius was, and specifically what he believed, is shaped by a 400 year-old propaganda campaign which grossly distorts the truth. So, I humbly submit this to those who may be interested in the truth about Arminius. To my one or two Reformed friends; this is not a personal attack on you,…

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Christ our Passover

Christ our Passover

Most Christians probably know that Jesus is our Passover Lamb and that he fulfilled the type of Himself as shown in the Passover lamb. Yet, when I started looking for a list of the aspects that were fulfilled in the crucifixion, I could not find a complete list. Therefore, this is an attempt to compile a fuller list: Jesus is called  “the Lamb of God”: “The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of…

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Doctrine Does Not Divide

Doctrine Does Not Divide

After writing the last article (Who’s the Heretic?[1]), I gave more thought to the question of dividing on the Non-essentials: If we ought not to divide on the non-essentials, why then is there so much division amongst Christians and leaders, often on non-essentials? The common misnomer is that it is doctrine that divides. This misleads many to avoid doctrine since it appears to be such a divisive issue. (A search of the internet will deliver a plethora of articles that…

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Who is the Heretic?

Who is the Heretic?

As I was preparing to teach a course on Apologetics (the defense of the faith) recently, I realized that I did not have a good definition of “heresy”. A search of the internet also produced nothing that seemed to be exactly right. The terms heresy and heretic are very much abused and mean many different things to different people. Some people label anything that doesn’t agree with their narrow doctrinal position as heresy, while others are reluctant to apply the…

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I am Not Sola Scriptura

I am Not Sola Scriptura

Sola Scriptura is Latin for “Scripture alone” and is one of the five foundational principles that came out of the Reformation, 500 years ago this year. It is supposed to mean that the Christian Scriptures are the sole infallible rule of faith, doctrine, and practice. Well, in theory. In practice however, it does not mean that at all. The Church of Rome, Anglicanism and Eastern orthodoxy all openly deny Sola Scriptura and place church traditions, the authority of the church…

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When Fools Become Kings

When Fools Become Kings

“There is an evil I have seen under the sun, As an error proceeding from the ruler: Folly is set in great dignity, while the rich sit in a lowly place. I have seen servants on horses, While princes walk on the ground like servants.” (Ecclesiastes 10:5-7). “For three things the earth is perturbed…For a servant when he reigns…” (Proverbs 30:22). “Luxury is not fitting for a fool, Much less for a servant to rule over princes.”  (Proverbs 19:10). The…

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