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Treason!

When Christianity first appeared in the Roman Empire it aroused considerable suspicion, and sometimes alarm. Those irritating Christians refused to show allegiance to the emperor in the approved manner, by burning incense in front of his statue – even though … Continue reading

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The slavery of religion

The popular (atheist) theory of the origins of religion states that early man, in terror of natural forces (such as storms, drought, disease, and death), felt the need to appease the unseen, supernatural beings that he believed must have the … Continue reading

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In search of the unknown God

When the apostle Paul visited Athens, sometime around 50AD, he found that “the city was full of idols.” (Acts 17:16) Not only was the city dominated by the massive temples of the Parthenon, but the streets were invaded by a … Continue reading

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The Pilgrims’ Guidebook

I Peter 1:1,2 Peter’s first letter has been described as ‘a travellers guide for Christian pilgrims.’ It is addressed to those who have been chosen by God to be His people, and it is a handbook for Christian living in … Continue reading

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Paradox

The idea that religion and science are incompatible seems to have taken root fairly firmly – amongst the non-religious, that is. But I suspect that the main problem that modern minds have with Christianity is not any supposed contradiction between … Continue reading

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“Love your neighbour”

If an unbeliever is asked to sum up Christianity in a sentence, this is probably what they will come out with. And it isn’t exactly wrong; but it isn’t totally right either. Firstly, it’s incomplete. The full quotation  (from Jesus’ … Continue reading

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No easy ride

Is ‘religion’ a crutch? It certainly can be, for some people. I did once meet a lady who used Christianity in that way: she loved to come to church and share her problems with everybody, and get help and sympathy. … Continue reading

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