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The Dead Atheist

Atheism has gotten a lot more press recently helped along by the likes of the media savvy Richard Dawkins whose website has such quotes as “The hypothesis of God offers no worthwhile explanation for anything.” At first glance this is a kind of funny shot at religious types and suits the “poke fun at the establishment” thinking of our age. Of course to actually back up such a sweeping statement is a lot more complicated, in fact it’s quite impossible to do.

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So You Want to Marry My Daughter?

So You Want to Marry My Daughter?

 

This is for all those parents who’ve got someone dating their daughter and talk is turning towards marriage. That means her current boyfriend could soon be the one raising your grandchildren!

It is important for parents to be able to accept and bless a marriage relationship and sometimes to be the voice of reason about whether they should get married at all, especially when the happy couple are so in love they’re not necessarily thinking things through. Part of this is determining the long term compatibility of the prospective partners including assessing their life values and behaviours. Assuming you know your daughter reasonably well it is probably the prospective suitor you’re wanting to get to know.

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Enlightened Self Interest

Windows on Finance Part 11

Did you know God has channels of blessing? They are like pipelines from heaven to earth through which He sends his abundance. An example of this is in Genesis 12:1-3 where God says to Abraham, “I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”

Here God is promising that all the families of the earth shall be blessed through Abraham and his offspring. Christians usually think of this in terms of God’s Son Jesus, born of the line of Abraham who made a way for mankind to be reconciled back to God, and this is the greatest spiritual blessing outworking from the Abrahamic covenant. But have you ever thought there could be other ways God uses Abraham’s descendants to bless all the families of the earth?

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God's Commands to the Ends of the Earth

Ends of the Earth Part 2

In my last article we looked at the Biblical phrase “the ends of the earth.” We saw this encompasses all the island nations from Japan through to New Zealand, in fact all the countries on the immediate western side of the international dateline. We also saw that New Zealand is the “End of the Earth” or the “Uttermost part of the Earth”. But the Bible doesn’t just mention where these nations are, it commands them to do certain things. Let’s take a look (they’re mostly self explanatory):

Isaiah 45:22.
“Look to Me, and be saved, all you ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other.”

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23rd Psalm for TV

23rd Psalm for TV

 

 

The TV set is my shepherd,

My spiritual growth shall want.

It maketh me to sit down and do nothing for His name’s sake,

Because it requireth all my spare time.

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