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United Nations entrance Geneva, Switzerland

In recent times, the UN has sunk to new depths in their demonization of Israel by passing two new resolutions – they are both so absurd, it’s difficult to know how to comment.

Two months ago, Israel was singled at for women’s rights violations. Surrounded by countries that have discriminatory laws that marginalize women and where ‘honour-killings’ are common, the UN singled out Israel as top women’s rights violator – no mention at all was made of the many other countries that have a deplorable record when it comes to women’s rights.

If that wasn’t enough, another UN resolution was passed last week that singled Israel out as the… Continue reading

Who is the god of this world?

The most common objection to the loving God of the Bible is the existence of evil and suffering in all its forms – in fact, this is often a major problem for Christians too. This is why it’s important to understand who is the ‘god’ of this world.

We believe this issue can largely be resolved when understanding who is presently controlling the world. Due to the rebellion of mankind, God withdrew from the world as He cannot be in the presence of evil due to His purity and justice. This does nothing to diminish God’s sovereignty – God can (and often does) reach into the world to intervene for… Continue reading

How can an atheist make sense of the Paris atrocities?As the atrocities that recently happened in Paris still very fresh in our minds it causes us to question why something like this can happen. Everyone’s worldview has to reason with this reality as there is no denying that evil was clearly present in Paris. However, this poses a particular problem for atheists whose worldview doesn’t have an objective moral standard!

Former French atheist, Guillaume Bignon, points this out in a Premier Christianity blog – French ex-atheist: only God can make sense of the evil in Paris. Guillaume makes many good points that we believe society, in general, is ignoring as we continue to shut the door to God.… Continue reading

The Migrant Crisis - boat on a map

Our TV screens have been deluged this last week with graphic reports and heartbreaking images of families attempting make European countries their home whilst leaving their homelands which are often places of conflict. This has left many trying to answer hard questions of how best to respond from a Christian perspective. Whilst attempting to avoid some of the emotional sensationalism that pervades much of the media we attempt to offer some observations:

  1. The Bible is absolutely clear that it is every Christian’s responsibility to welcome the homeless, poor and destitute. However, almost every instance where Jesus teaches this, it is to have a personal practical application – what we usually… Continue reading

As the turmoil in Syria continues there are sickening details emerging of targeted massacres of Christian communities. As we covered here with Egypt, it’s very rare that this context in provided by the media – Christian communities are literally being exterminated for no other reason than that they are Christian – Largest Massacre of Christians in Syria Ignored – Voice of the persecuted website.

One of the more disturbing angles of this is the largely apathetic reaction by Western Christian’s to this reality. Christians in many of these persecuted areas of the world are enduring an all-out assault, and Western Christianity is largely unaware. This is obviously partly due… Continue reading