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Gospel

7 Truths about the Gospel we proclaim

“Fake news” is a newish term that’s in circulation today.

Fake news is a type of journalism that consists of deliberate misinformation or hoaxes.

Fake news is written and published with the intent to mislead in order to gain financially or politically. Often with sensationalist, exaggerated, or patently false statements.

Many people think that the gospel about Jesus is fake news.

Those who believe the gospel are considered at best naïve, or at worst: extremists. The gospel about Jesus is considered to be a fabrication intended to deceive.

Are Christians propagators of fake news?

The New Testament book of 2 Thessalonians says, “no”.

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Gospel

Is God immoral?

judgeAt the heart of the Gospel is a huge dilemma that may seem insurmountable, a major quandary that could appear insoluble, and it is this: How can a righteous God declare the guilty innocent?

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Christian Worldview

Jesus is a Saviour, not a social worker

mirrorIn the Matrix movies the inscription over the Oracle’s door is, “Temet Nosce”, which is Latin for “KNOW YOURSELF”.  This is a fundamental truth just as important as knowing God.  Have you thought about this basic question: What is a human being? Who are you?

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Gospel

He did evil in the eyes of the Lord

kingKing Manasseh is a conundrum.  He was the most evil king Judah ever had and yet he was the longest reigning king. (cf. 2 Chronicles 33)  In the Old Testament books of Kings and Chronicles every king’s life is summed up either by, “he did what was evil in the sight of the Lord” or “he did what was right in the eyes of the Lord.”  No matter what the king’s military gains, political accomplishments, feats of bravery or economic successes, in the end it boiled down to this one thing.

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Doctrine Eschatology

What will our resurrection bodies be like?

body2We love superheroes.   When I was 7 years-old I just about gave my mother a heart-attack by dressing up as Batman and climbing onto a high, narrow wall and casually strolling along it.  Thankfully, she managed to cajole me down.  We especially like it when superheroes are “normal” first, then something odd happens and they discover that they have superhuman strengths and abilities.  I think we like these “superhero” movies and TV series because God has placed in all our hearts a desire for a better body.  It seems we all have a built-in dissatisfaction with our present bodies.