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Jesus Saves

The words, “Jesus Saves” are prolific. This phrase would have more meaning for me if it was used in an advertising campaign for a bank. I cannot believe that every time I sin that Jesus will save me – and everyone else who is sinning. What would be the point... Read More

God’s Creation

For most people, the idea of God begins with the story of Adam and Eve – oh, and the rib, but that is another story. Did life as we know it start in the Garden of Eden? When Eve surrendered to temptation was that really the downfall of the human... Read More

Where is God?

When someone says they are praising and worshipping God, where exactly is this God at the time? Sometimes it seems to me that people are escaping themselves when they defer to a higher being outside themselves. It takes the pressure off, but it doesn’t deal with what caused the pressure.... Read More

Do we really know ourselves?

One of the reasons the Bible doesn’t make sense in places is because we don’t really know ourselves. We think that we are a body and we hear people say that we have a soul but we don’t know where it is or what it does. I have written a... Read More

The true nature of peace

There is a word exchanged between us at Christmas which we rarely use in the way for the rest of the year. It is the word ‘peace’. Of course, this word is heavily used throughout the year in connection with war.The strangest thing about peace is that we always expect... Read More

Angels

Today the major Australian newspapers report the results of a survey about what people believe in http://www.theage.com.au/national/god-is-still-tops-but-angels-rate-well-20091218-l5v9.html In this survey (which of course is never representative) it says “51 per cent of respondents say they believe in angels”. I would like to ask those 501 people what exactly they think... Read More

And what is sin?

Sin is one of the most misunderstood concepts we have today.  Sin is not about adhering to what other people tell us is right or wrong. The Greek word sin, hamartia, literally means ‘to miss the mark’. So we need to work out what the mark is. What is the... Read More

When is the Judge the Killer?

While we are on the topic of God it would be good to have a look at the word judgment which is so often linked with him. The image of the man with the long beard sitting on a throne watching and judging everything we do is a bizarre concept.... Read More