Monthly Archives: April 2013

What is idolatry?

17) What is idolatry? Idolatry is trusting in created things rather than the Creator for our hopes and happiness, significance and security. “For although they knew God, they neither glorified Him as God nor gave thanks to Him, but their … Continue reading

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Science v religion

This debate was going on when I became a Christian nearly 40 years ago (and it is an issue on which Christians have always had differing opinions), but in the last few years it has become much more heated, and … Continue reading

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What is sin?

16) What is sin? Sin is rejecting or ignoring God in the world He created, rebelling against Him by living without reference to Him, not being or doing what He requires in His law – resulting in our death and … Continue reading

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The wisdom of God in creation

Psalm 104 celebrates God’s creation: How many are your works, O LORD! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.           (verse 24) A work ‘in progress’ (verses 10-15) The universe is … Continue reading

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What is the purpose of the Law?

15) Since no-one can keep the law, what is its purpose? That we may know the holy nature and will of God, and the sinful nature and disobedience of our hearts; and thus our need of a Saviour. The law … Continue reading

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Getting our priorities right

Hosea 6:6 Through the life and words of the prophet Hosea, God had been pleading with His unfaithful people (the Israelites) to return to Him. This chapter of the book opens with words of repentance (“Come, let us return to … Continue reading

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Why do we sin?

14) Did God create us unable to keep His law? No, but because of the disobedience of our first parents, Adam and Eve, all of creation is fallen; we are all born in sin and guilt, corrupt in our nature … Continue reading

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