Thailand’s treatment of its vulnerable foreigners is a stain upon its good character
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Thailand’s treatment of its vulnerable foreigners is a stain upon its good character

In these turbulent times, the issue of immigration is never far from the top of the political agenda in many countries.  In Thailand, the same holds true.  However, unlike many countries who seek to provide humane solutions to the plight of refugees, especially those fleeing persecution and threats to life, …


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Religions and States - Graham Ford - Blog Jesus for Muslims
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Religions and States

Any Google search on religion and state will bring up many references to the separation of church and state, a very contentious topic in the United States of America.  The argument in that country seems to be that that the atheists object to Christians holding office and bringing Christian ideas …


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The Clock is Ticking - where are we in the timeline of Biblical prophecy
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The Clock is Ticking – where are we in the timeline of Biblical prophecy?

Let me start with a health warning – understanding our position within Biblical prophecy can be very difficult, not because of the inaccuracy of scripture, but because of the very strong bias that we all have to favour our own prior beliefs and a tendency to only look at the …


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Understanding Chapter 13 of the Book of Revelation - Graham Ford
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Understanding Chapter 13 of the Book of Revelation

For many the Book of Revelation at the end of the Bible is a mysterious and scary book.  It was given so that mankind would know what would happen after Jesus was ascended.  Many people believe that it was written about events happening at the time it was written and …


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Is violence ever justified - A deeper examination of the Biblical position
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Is violence ever justified? A deeper examination of the Biblical position

Recently, JCM published an article on the subject of violence, in which the teacher, whom I respect, asserted that the Christian approach was never to return violence with violence, for Christ did not in his life, even when he was going to unjustly arrested and convicted. I said to JCM’s …


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Is there a godly strategy for the Church to endure the challenge of Islam
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Is there a godly strategy for the Church to endure the challenge of Islam?

Apart from its internal fractures and stresses, the Church, or the Christian world, faces two major ideological challenges, Islam and secularism.  When seen from a global, rather than a Western perspective, the most potent of these is Islam. To understand why Islam is such a challenge, it must be understood …


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Nigeria - The valley of decision for the global Church - Graham Ford
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Nigeria – The valley of decision for the global Church

The church worldwide has two critical issues to deal with at the same time: the challenge of militant Islam and the challenge of secularist atheism.  These issues are critical because both militant Islam and secularist atheism are operating in a coordinated attack not only on Christians but also on the …


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The Abuse of Egypt's Coptic Christians - Christian Persecution Egypt
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The Abuse of Egypt’s Coptic Christians

The violence, and incitement to violence, directed by Egyptian Muslims against the Copts — especially those organized sectarian campaigns by the Muslim Brotherhood and related groups — are crimes against humanity and should be treated as such by the international community. We know that a few drops of lemon will …


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What did Jesus mean by loving enemies, compromise, betrayal and defeat
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What did Jesus mean by loving enemies; compromise, betrayal and defeat?

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus said the following remarkable thing: ‘Love your enemies’. It is no secret that down the centuries Christians and their Church leaders have struggled with this verse. What does it mean and how far do you take it? Does it mean, for example, that …


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The Great State Secret - Liege Shooting Belgium - Islamic Terrorism Europe
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The Great State Secret

At the end of May in Belgium, a knife wielding man killed three people, two of whom were police officers. A number of eye witnesses reported the man was shouting ‘Allah Akbar’. This was later denied by the police. This kind of denial is all too common in the West, …


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