Monthly Archives: February 2015

Glimpses of the Gospel: Universal sin

Job is a very good man – as good as a man can possibly be – and yet he suffers as much as any man can possibly suffer (short of dying)… The burning question in Job’s mind, as one might … Continue reading

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The Pilgrims’ Guidebook: Christian witness

I Peter 3:13-17 “Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good?” (verse 13) As a general rule, Christians who are living genuinely holy lives can expect most unbelievers to respect them (Proverbs 16:7). But that … Continue reading

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Glimpses of the Gospel in Job

The book of Job is a somewhat under-explored part of the Bible, and definitely heavy going. The first and last sections are straightforward enough, but in between are around forty chapters of indigestible argument that goes round and round in … Continue reading

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Do our pets go to heaven?

Part 2 (read part 1 here) The new creation Eternal life, then, is unlikely to be the privilege of humans only. In fact, the apostle Paul states quite plainly that, just as the creation as a whole was damaged by … Continue reading

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Do our pets go to heaven?

Part 1 This is not a trivial question. Millions of people, all over the world, have domesticated animals whom they love and cherish. When our pets die, we grieve – sometimes more than we grieve over the death of a … Continue reading

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The Pilgrims’ Guidebook: Christian living

I Peter 3:8-12 The Christian life is not about following a particular set of rules, but about being a particular type of person. As members of one family, Christians should live together in harmony. We don’t have to agree on … Continue reading

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Ruler of all

Psalm 8 We were meant to be kings – but something, somewhere, went wrong, and we have failed to achieve our intended destiny. Under God’s authority, we were meant to maintain and control the natural world, restraining its wilder tendencies … Continue reading

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