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Religion

Ball tampering and the existence of God

Many people in our country have grown disillusioned with religion with all its competing religious ideas, and I don’t blame them.

Maybe you consider yourself an atheist and don’t believe that God exists; or an agnostic and you believe that even if God existed, we can’t know him.

Maybe you are militantly opposed to religion, especially Christianity.

Allow me to give an argument for the existence of a good, creator God.

The evidence is the Australian Cricket team’s ball tampering.

Or more precisely, the evidence is people’s reaction to the Australian Cricket team’s ball tampering.

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Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit

The sin that leads to death

The Apostle John wrote that there is a sin that leads to death (1 John 5:16).  Jesus referred to it as an unforgivable sin (Mark 3:28-29).

Christians have for years debated what that sin is.  Some have thought it is murder or adultery; others have said suicide.

Here is the passage in 1 John 5:

If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask, and God will give him life—to those who commit sins that do not lead to death. There is sin that leads to death; I do not say that one should pray for that.  (1 John 5:16)

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Atonement

Don’t be hoodwinked this Easter

The cross was not a sad mistake, as some may think, but crucial to the mission of Jesus.

At the cross, Jesus made a once-for-all sacrifice for the sins of the world.  He made propitiation to God for all the sins of all of God’s people throughout all the ages.

Jesus’ death is central to Christianity.

The symbol for Christianity, is not an empty tomb or a dove, but a cross.

The importance of the cross may seem self-evident, but a characteristic of prosperity preachers, with their false theology and ”victorious” version of Christianity, is that they downplay the importance of the cross.  They speak about victory, anointing and breakthrough; but they seldom speak about the sin-bearing death of Jesus.

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Christian Worldview

A thought and prayer about land expropriation

Land is a sensitive and emotional issue in South Africa.  Many wrongs and sins were committed in the past.  Much land was stolen.  Many people carry deep scars from our history.

My thoughts on land expropriation: