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“Safe Schools” poison.

Please see this excellent flyer attached re the “Safe Schools” poison. Continue Reading

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Prosperity versus Spirituality

Personal Matters Last week I was in Bandung Indonesia for an Asian Christian leadership conference. This Christ-centred event raised more sharply than ever the question of whether a spiritually mature Church can ever exist in a materially affluent culture. For… Continue Reading

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10th Sept: ‘Discussion on the Marriage Plebiscite and Other Important Social Issues’

‘DISCUSSION ON THE MARRIAGE PLEBISCITE AND OTHER IMPORTANT SOCIAL ISSUES’ You are invited to a BREAKFAST with special guest Hon. KEVIN ANDREWS MP. in support of PETER ABETZ MLA Continue Reading

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2016 election: is about choices between good and evil

SAFE SCHOOLS PROGRAM, SAME-SEX MARRIAGE. Is it “just” to encourage experimentation in losing virginity and that there are ways of losing it other than penis-in-vagina sexual intercourse – and to know your own sexual identity you should find out? Is… Continue Reading

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Transgenderism: A Pathogenic Meme

The idea that one’s sex is a feeling, not a fact, has permeated our culture and is leaving casualties in its wake. Gender dysphoria should be treated with psychotherapy, not surgery. For forty years as the University Distinguished Service Professor… Continue Reading

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Jess Walton’s book Introducing Teddy teaches kids about transgender issues

SHE’s the world’s first transgender teddy bear and she’s about to achieve worldwide domination. If only life was as beautifully simple and unprejudiced as a children’s book. Thomas-now-Tilly the teddy’s journey began five years ago when Jess Walton’s father came… Continue Reading

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From reason to radicalism: Gender fluidity

WHEN John Maynard Keynes declared “Madmen in authority, who hear voices in the air, are distilling their frenzy from some academic scribbler a few years back”, he knew what he was talking about. The craziest trend in Australian politics is… Continue Reading

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Jeff Kennett: Safe Schools funding lost if Roz Ward stays

One of the most influential backers of the Safe Schools program has threatened to withdraw future financial support, unless the founder of the program, hard-line Marxist Roz Ward, steps down over her comments denigrating the Australian flag. Beyondblue chairman Jeff… Continue Reading

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Faith and Spirit

Gen 12:1-3; Gen 15:1-6; Ps 32; Gal 3:1-9 Luke 24:44-49 Introduction Galatians 3:1-9 is a passage where Paul gets fired up against those false teachers who are trying to persuade Gentile Christians that they need to keep the Jewish law… Continue Reading

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Perplexed About Nothing

Personal Matters In our Friday prayer time last week the Lord started to speak with us from 2 Corinthians; “We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck… Continue Reading

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Gospel Light

Yesterday I was in an informal meeting of Evangelical Anglican clergy in Perth, listening to a presentation by Nick Goiran, a well known state Christian MP, on the political and legal implications of same-sex marriage (SSM). What was most disturbing… Continue Reading

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Safe Schools exposed

 This Safe School Programme is an attacks the core values of a Normal society and is not about anti bullying it’s about sexual orientation normalizing for Same sex relationships – 4cminews   Source: kidsrights.org.au

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Australia: The attacks are unprecedented

NEWS FLASH: WE ARE AT WAR! Continue Reading

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I am intolerant

Confession: I AM INTOLERANT. I really am! Like I see in some of my patients who, as they get older, become more intolerant of significant but relatively minor things like discourtesy. Yes, I hate it too but I have learnt… Continue Reading

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The Headless Woman

Destruction by evil powers always befalls the Bride of the Lord whenever she refuses his protection, Whoever knows resurrection power cannot fear, “whatever man may do”, because they are fully assured their Protector will never forsake them. The marginalisation of the power of the gospel in preaching leaves the Bride spiritually unprotected from evil powers. more… Continue Reading

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Marriage Rally, Perth, 20 Sept 2015

I am proud – as is each one of us here – to be a citizen of this great and lucky country. I am the product of families with mothers and fathers. From 1829 here on the Swan on one… Continue Reading

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Will we be a Confessing Church? The time is now.

We live in perilous times. The Body of Christ is under serious attack. Our Christian brothers and sisters in other parts of the world are in peril physically on a scale as never before. We praise God for their witness… Continue Reading

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Top Twenty Myths Pushed by the Homosexual Activists

The entire case for embracing the homosexual lifestyle is built on lies, falsehoods and deception. I have now written three books on this topic, and in them I deal with these myths in great detail. In some 600 pages with… Continue Reading

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ACT TODAY: A message to MP’s or Senators “Marriage Definition” traditional definition of marriage

A message to MP’s or Senators “Marriage Definition” ACT TODAY: Can we encourage you to print it off, (see PDF below) and call in at your Federal MP or Senator’s office and drop it in to them as soon as possible.  Just go… Continue Reading

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ACT TODAY: Write a Letter to Australian MP’s or Senators re: Proposed Marriage Definition vs. Traditional definition of marriage

 Menu Letter Argument Ideas Further Notes: Future Action:  . Letter Argument Ideas Rights of the Children Same-Sex Marriage dismisses any possible impact on children where the State deliberately intervenes and forces children to be raised either without their mother or… Continue Reading

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Poll asking: Is same sex marriage is inevitable | Make your NO vote count Today! “Closes Saturday 13 Jun”

Open Letter from Catch the Fire Ministries Fri, 12 Jun 2015 14:26:38 Dear Family and friends, Please urgently click on the link below, scroll down and vote NO, that you do not think the legalisation of same sex marriage is inevitable.… Continue Reading

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Thirty-eight of Australia’s Religious Leaders Call on PM and Parliament to Uphold True Meaning of Marriage

Thirty-eight of Australia’s religious leaders, representing major religious traditions and a broad diversity of faiths and cultures, have written a public letter to the Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, urging him to resist attempts in Federal Parliament to redefine the meaning… Continue Reading

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Turning Point: Equal marriage and the Future of the Church

Personal Matters Since the Irish referendum on same-sex marriage I have been receiving a host of messages from Christians alarmed about where our own nation is going. On one level I share their alarm about the consequences of equal-marriage for… Continue Reading

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Re-Incarnation: Faith @Work

Personal Matters Sitting in a breakfast meeting last week with a small group discussing Faith @Work I became greatly stirred up in my spirit (John 11:33; Acts 17:16). The speaker described his journeying around the world to visit a host… Continue Reading

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Bill Shorten plan to redefine marriage: Beware the red herrings!

Open Letter: From: Richard Chieng,  Friday, 29 May 2015 4:14 PM Dear friends, The Labour Party in cohort with the Greens and the Gay lobby groups are trying to tire us out by their deadly persistence to change the definition of… Continue Reading

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Open Letter: Re strategy to force same-sex “marriage” by Lachlan Dunjey

29 May 2015. Open Letter: by Lachlan Dunjey  Dear Christian, Re strategy to force same-sex “marriage”. The unseemly push for acceptance, “right now”, is fuelled (I consider) by realisation that arguments for traditional marriage are gaining ground, that the consequences to… Continue Reading

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Do you think Australia’s marriage laws should be changed to allow same-sex marriage?

at 4:44 pm today. More than 539,175 people have had their say in 9News.com.au’s poll on same-sex marriage, with the “yes” vote starting to pull ahead. Please vote on this poll regarding whether Australia should maintain its marriage law. Article: Marriage equality… Continue Reading

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Letter to Bill Shorten

From: Richard Chieng (richc49@hotmail.com) To: Bill Shorten  Hi Bill, Highly disappointed that you have caved in to the pro-homosexual marriage proponents. By saying that under the current law,  the gay relationships are not equal and that their love was less, you have… Continue Reading

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Prime Factors for the Christian

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Andrew Chan and The Meaning of Life

The Meaning of Life is the title of a privately distributed communication from Andrew Chan to the Indonesian Church a few months ago. (Excerpts below retain the original wording.) Personal Matters I have a sense of deep sadness about the… Continue Reading

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Dr David van Gend, family, and the team need urgent and ongoing prayers

Dr David van Gend, his family, and the team at australianmarriage.org  need our urgent and ongoing prayers. Please look at the link and make the need for prayer known. He has been battered by the press and this will be… Continue Reading

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Feeling the Kingdom

by Dr. John Yates Personal matters As far back as I can remember I have been an intensely emotional person. From embarrassed profuse weeping as a child to a systematic attempt to deaden all feelings, I was always trying to… Continue Reading

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An Inverted Fu

by Pastor Allen Tan (Yew Fook) Chinese put up red posters with auspicious words (Chun Lian) during Spring Festival (Chinese New Year) at their door posts. They also hang red cloth over the lintel. What they practiced resembles the practice of… Continue Reading

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What in Hell : Would you Want?

What did Jesus say would be the punishment of unrepentant sinners? Mark 9:43- 44 And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into… Continue Reading

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What is God offering to Save us from ?

  Therefore, salvation is process of us being delivered from the consequences of sin and receiving the gift of eternal life

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The consequences of Sin

     

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Who needs to be saved

  There are some very clear guidelines within the Old and New Testament. Laying out for mankind the benchmarks (base lines), which mankind should conduct their life by – they are absolutes from God, Boundaries set by God Almighty, to… Continue Reading

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What is Sin

The word “sinned” in Romans in the Greek is “hamartano” and is spoken as (ham-ar-tan’-o; perh); meaning to “miss the mark (and so not share in the prize).” Imagine if you are an archer, you shoot your arrow at the… Continue Reading

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Sex Before Marriage

  fornicators   {noun} Sexual intercourse between a man and a woman who are not married to each other. idolaters    {noun} a.One who worships idols. b.One who blindly or excessively admires or adores another. adulterers   {noun} a person who has committed… Continue Reading

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The New Gods: a Global Warning

by Dr. John Yates Introduction A few weeks back I had a terribly disturbed sleep. As I prayed into this I sensed that I was functioning as a spiritual barometer, in this case about issues of disorder in our society… Continue Reading

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The Wise Testimony

by Dr. John Yates Introduction Many Christians today are trapped in situations of needless pain and confusion because they lack an essential attribute that God promises to freely provide, wisdom. James boldly states, “v5 If any of you lacks wisdom,… Continue Reading

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Tolerance

The New Crusade by Dr. John Yates A religious war is raging all around us, but quite unlike the classic clashes of creeds, this conflict is far more subtle. Throughout the Western world traditional Christian values are under attack in… Continue Reading

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A Yielded Life

By Pastor Teresa Tay Abraham’s is one of the greatest stories of the Scripture. It is without doubt Abraham was a man who lived a life totally devoted and yielded to God. God tested Abraham Genesis 22:1-2 | – Some… Continue Reading

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You can celebrate without Alcohol!

New research from Roy Morgan released by the Salvation Army this week reveals some astonishing figures that our churches need to take seriously (is it too late for many of our Christian young people?). For many years now I have… Continue Reading

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Sanctuary/Secret Place 2015

 Downloadable PDF by Dr. John Yates Date 31 December 2014 2014 will be remembered as a year of great evils; MH 370 disappears somewhere to the west of Perth; MH 17 is shot down over Ukraine; another flight QZ8501 “goes… Continue Reading

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Happy Holiday

by Dr. John Yates Personal Matters I have never felt happier with God than at this stage of my life and the abiding presence of his goodness is growing ever stronger. The root of these feelings stands in stark contrast… Continue Reading

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The Fellowship of the Wounded

by Dr. John Yates Personal Matters Someone approached me recently saying; “The Lord said to me; ‘Speak to John, he’s a ‘wounded spirit’ too.’” This humble testimony was the foundation of our conversation and what I believe will prove to… Continue Reading

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Building on Christ

by Dr. John Yates Readings: Ex 20:1-4, Ex 20:7-9, Ex 20:12-20 Ps 19 Phil 3:4-14 Matt 21:33-46 Introduction The story goes that early in the 1700’s the dean of St Paul’s London walked into the church on Easter Day and… Continue Reading

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Grand Child

1)You may not be a grandparent, but similar things apply to being a great uncle, great aunt etc. by Dr. John Yates Personal Matters Sometimes the deepest truths come in the simplest ways. In my last teaching I shared how… Continue Reading

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Mystery of Marriage (The)

Mystery of Marriage1)This teaching series is not restricted to married people because the main biblical teachers on the marriage of Christ and the Church are celibates i.e. Paul [Eph 5:22-33] and John [John 3:29; Rev 19; 21]. Revelation 1: Equality “I and… Continue Reading

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The Joyful Father

by Dr. John Yates Personal Matters Before heading overseas last month I felt quite overwhelmed by the pressures of ministering/fathering to people. I left seeking a greater share in the relationship between the Father and the Son as a source… Continue Reading

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Cling

by Dr. John Yates Personal matters Recently I have been sensing that we are too measured in our approach to the things of God. This might seem like a reflection of my “intense” personality; but I believe such a conviction… Continue Reading

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The Greatest Inheritance

The Death was God’s Son: When your parents embraced the work he did on the cross. They were declared  “righteous” You the Children – became a benefactors by way of Gods spoken words that the “righteous Man” …. Psalm 37:25-26 King James Version (KJV) 25 I have… Continue Reading

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Different but the same

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Boundaries (love or hate)

No matter what they are what they are & have a Purpose! The Word of God establishes the necessary boundaries to keep us in God’s safety zone. It tells us what we can do, and what we better not do,… Continue Reading

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Facing the Storms of Life

   18 so that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us. 19 We have this as a sure and… Continue Reading

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The Happy Father

Personal Matters by Dr. John Yates Whilst my serious manner has led some people to think that I am not a relational person, Jesus is increasingly making this opinion untrue. Recently he has been communicating an indispensible element of relating.… Continue Reading

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Marriage Equality and the Fear of Satan

by Dr. John Yates Language Twisters Satan is a specialist in corrupting the language of intimacy. I remember when “free sex” was substituted for “promiscuity”,1)From Wikipedia Promiscuity read here and we all know what “gay”2)From Wikipedia Gay read here means. The… Continue Reading

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Both Sides

  they hear stuff from others and then make instant decisions with out doing what they would demand if a charge was laid against them ??? Circumstantial evidence does not equal guilty Folks … make sure you’re not judging others on such… Continue Reading

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Punishment of Pornography

by Dr. John Yates Personal Matters Pornography has never been a big problem for me, though to say it had never been any problem would be untrue. “Pornography” is much wider issue that sexual images. Whilst acknowledging that this sort… Continue Reading

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My Biography of Drug Abuse and Recovery Charles Slack PhD

by Charles Slack The first week in March is the anniversary of my last drink or drug. Thanks to Lord Jesus Christ, I’ve had nothing in my blood but blood since 3rd March 1976 – twenty-seven years of a clean brain.… Continue Reading

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Why am I so lonely and depressed all the time?

by Charles Slack Well, at age 83 I’m not. Since becoming a Christian (age fifty), I’ve been consistently joyous. Even while grieving, mourning for loved ones, there’s joy at the bottom of my heart. I’m usually in good health –… Continue Reading

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Ears to Listen – the solution to the drug problem

by Charles Slack John 8:34-36 (KJV) 34Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. 35 And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever. 36… Continue Reading

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Gay Rights-eousness

by Dr. John Yates Introduction Television programmes, activist organisations, celebrities, popular magazines and state parliamentary chambers have joined the crusade for the rights of homosexuals to “equal marriage”. Comparisons are drawn to the civil rights movement in America, apartheid in… Continue Reading

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Making Change

by Charles Slack You may be surprised to know the Bible is all about what we now call “addiction”. The Bible just has different words for it. “Slavery”, “idolatry”, “transgression”, “trespass” and “sin” are some of the Bible words for… Continue Reading

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Where are you?

Dr Charles Slack “Where are you now?”   The other psychologists would ask me this at conventions and conferences. They meant: where are you working, what university or research outfit?  When my career went in to decline, I resented the question, didn’t… Continue Reading

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Depression and Grief

by Charles Slack Depression and grief are not the same.  Depression is a lingering state of mind (often assumed to have a neurological basis) whereas grief is a more acute state of emotional pain caused by a specific loss.  In grief, we temporarily mourn the… Continue Reading

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As Good as Mother Teresa?

by Charles Slack Mother Teresa is still Number One on Gallup’s List of Most Widely Admired People of the 20th Century.  Back in the 1980s, early in my recovery from drugs and alcohol, it seemed that I and my cohorts, having… Continue Reading

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Real Highs: getting there

by Charles Slack I’m not the only one who prays constantly for knowledge of God’s will.  Most Christians are eager to know what He wants.  (As a recovered drug addict, I really need to know.)  Yet the Bible states God’s perfect will clearly and… Continue Reading

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Success in the Son

Introduction by Dr. John Yates In the process of reading a biography on Dietrich Bonhoeffer1)German pastor and theologian hung in 1945 for involvement in a plot to kill Hitler. I was struck by one of his statements concerning success; “God’s cause… Continue Reading

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God’s Success Rate

by Charles Slack Evaluating drug treatments “Success rates”, what do they mean?  How should treatments be evaluated?   Here are some stories about how God’s will plays out in drug rehabs and programs.  The First Case is a man unable to remain… Continue Reading

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The Ex Factor Treatment

In treating drug abuse and other behaviour disorders By Charles Slack  What stimulates people to change? On the day of Pentecost 2000 years ago (Acts 2), why did 3000 people answer a call, repent, be baptised, receive the Holy Spirit… Continue Reading

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Drug Truth: Murder Will Out

by Charles Slack My grandmother, the one we called “Mither” who baked the best cinnamon buns and who prayed fervently for our salvation, believed that “murder will out”.  Often preceded by “the Lord knows” and followed by “in His time”,… Continue Reading

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Anything Goes If Marriage Is Redefined

ABC TV show “Q & A” on Sep 19, 2011 was a disturbing display of biblical ignorance. None other than the former NSW Premier Kristina Keneally – who boasted that she had studied theology – implied that Jesus would have… Continue Reading

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Anger & Compassion

Image of a Father (Heavenly) / Father (Earthly) by Dr. John Yates Introduction On the verge of Good Friday, I would like to read two stories about a father handing his child over to a shocking death of loneliness and… Continue Reading

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The Road to Rage City

by Charles Slack A world of wrath No use denying it: we are living in an age of rage populated by hoards of hateful humans. There’s so much anger in the world that even reading about it can be disturbing… Continue Reading

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Repentance

by Charles Slack In Acts 2:38, Peter outlines what one must do to be saved. The first requirement is repent, meaning turn away from sinful self. The Bible emphasizes repentance: the ministry of John the Baptist focused on it to… Continue Reading

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Judge Not!

by Charles Slack Do you know that even if you are 99% accurate in judging a person to be a certain kind of sinner that, if only one percent of the population has that particular sin, you will be wrong… Continue Reading

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Need (Also) To Be Political

Why we (also) need to be political to change our culture. Yes, we need to change people’s hearts and minds by bringing them into the Kingdom of God. Yes, we need to educate the public – but will they read,… Continue Reading

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Melted Minds vs Solid Reality

by Charles Slack Editor: This article by Dr Charles Slack is written in response to a request from an Australian newspaper to write a piece on the resumption of LSD research in the USA. The Australian May 01, 2010 “Psychedelic drugs including… Continue Reading

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An Open Letter to Victorians

Open letter to the people of God in Victoria. June 2010. A state election is due in Victoria in November this year. Will you vote for good or for evil? Now I know some of you will be bristling already… Continue Reading

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Political Correctness Gone Too Far

by Timothy Tay A couple with 11 children have been told by the Department for Child Protection that they cannot become foster parents because they sometimes physically discipline their children. John and Pat Wieske say the family see fostering as… Continue Reading

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The Ethical Crisis in our Parliaments

Recent atrocious laws about abortion and embryonic stem cell research only passed by one or two votes. Will the same happen with euthanasia, assisted suicide and cloning?  Why wouldn’t it?  If we do not encourage people with strong Christian values… Continue Reading

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40th Anniversary of “May 13th”

 Pastor Allen Tan (Yew Fook) I was in the afternoon class. Our class teacher was enthusiast of football. We had our PE classes twice a week at the last period. He used to work “overtime” by making the boys play… Continue Reading

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Shiny Things

by Charles Slack All that glitters is not gold Mostly it’s rubbish.  The Australian bush is chock-a-block with shiny things that don’t belong: foil, broken beer bottles, coke cans, lolly papers, alcopop tinnies, milk cartons, take-away boxes, cutting-edge caps, plastic… Continue Reading

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Year of the Ox 牛

牛The Chinese would know that CNY (Chinese New Year) has a lot to do with superstition. Over the festive period the media in my country talked much about Feng Shui and the Chinese Astrology. by Pastor Allen Tan (Yew Fook)… Continue Reading

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The cove movie – TELLING THE TRUTH

This is a movie about dolphins1)http://www.thecovemovie.com/ Dolphins appeal to everyone with their gracefulness, intelligence, ability to communicate, and apparent sense of family and community. It also seems that they have a natural desire to please, an instinctive trust and, it would… Continue Reading

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God’s Word on Depression

by Charles Slack I’m writing from (independent) Samoa, a thoroughly Christian country where depression is so uncommon that the language has no word for it. The closest terms, still far from the mark, are anoanoa (sorrow) and fa’avauvau (loneliness). It’s… Continue Reading

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Oil Money and the welfare of Malaysians

On the evening of 4th June, SMS’s were flying everywhere. Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi made an announcement at 5.00 p.m. about petrol hike. With effect from 12.01 a.m. the next day petrol price will be increased by RM0.78 per litre.… Continue Reading

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Jesus Wept

On 2nd of May 2008, Myanmar was hit by the cyclone Nargis. The United Nations estimated 60,000 dead. The toll may soar to 100,000 should there be an outburst of diseases. When the world is still in a daze, on… Continue Reading

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Loss of Innocence.

LOSS OF INNOCENCE  Yes I know we live in a “crooked and depraved generation” (Phil 2:15) but it is still hard to grasp the reality and pervasiveness of evil. And when I am reminded of the consequences of the downhill… Continue Reading

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