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May 30th, 2011

Preparing for Spiritual Warfare

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After leaving Egypt, but before arriving at Sinai to confirm their covenant with God, the Isrealites were faced with a major battle and an opportunity to engage in spiritual warfare on behalf of Christ, the Rock, the Lord of Hosts. Jeff Patton provides the Christian “Minority Report” on the millennia old struggle in the Middle-East, and its implications for Christians who are called to engage in spiritual battle with the weapons provided by God.

May 28th, 2011

Scripture or Social Proof

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“Social proof” is a very powerful motivating force in society. It is just so natural for us to get our cues for behaviour from those in our social group. We do not want to be out of step with those around us. But relying on “social proof” can be very detrimental to our spiritual welfare. Jeff Patton looks into the scriptures to ascertain God’s perspective and discover whether God is putting us to the test, or are we testing God? You need to know!

May 24th, 2011

God’s Providence

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God’s Providence.
How does God work in our lives? Many people are currently facing severe difficulties this spring due to the flooding in Manitoba and along the Mississippi River. Yet, when we who believe in God’s providence face such challenges, we can have confidence that God will work for our good. Jeff Patton reflects on God’s personal interest in us and our welfare and how he works in our lives for our good.

May 21st, 2011

Harold Camping and other Apocalyptic Imposters

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As amazing as this lovely sunny Victoria Day weekend may seem, the American radio evangelist, Harold Camping and his followers, who are mostly evangelical Protestants, are adamantly expecting and vociferously announcing to the world that there will be a massive earthquake rolling around the planet through its various time zones on May 21st…

May 13th, 2011

God Our Healer 2: Rules for living

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God’s wish for all of us is that it “may be well with us” and that we should prosper and be in good health. From modern science we have learned much in the past century about the mind-body connection. But really, what science offers is perhaps only a confirmation of insights that our Creator provided thousands of years ago in His instruction manual for living. Jeff Patton delves deeper into the biblical instructions that God provides for our mental and physical well-being.

May 12th, 2011

Replacing Brute Force with the Rule of Law

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Was the killing of Osama Bin Laden by the Navy SEALs, who were acting under the orders of President Barak Obama, justifiable? Or, as decorated WWII war veteran and sole surviving prosecutor at the Nuremberg genocide trials, Benjamin B. Ferencz, asks, was it a pre-meditated illegal assassination?

Ferencz, now 92, would like our world to be more humane and secure. His hope for a better future has led him to be a strong supporter of the work being carried out by today’s International Criminal Court. Ferencz wants to see the world’s present political ethos favouring the “rule of force” replaced by “the rule of law.” Consequently, the former Nuremburg prosecutor would have greatly preferred seeing Osama Bin Laden put on trial for mass murder rather than summarily dispatched with a couple of bullets to the head. He notes…