Spectacular Dinosaur Find in Alberta, Canada

Here is a link to an article on the website of the Institute for Creation Research. It is interesting to see how for the longest time it was believed to be impossible that skin and other organic chemistry would survive the millions of years in which the evolutionists believe. However, now that dinosaurs have been…

WA Police: Ban kids from social media

“PARENTS need to wake up and realise the only way to stop their children being cyberbullied is to ban them from using social media, the WA Police Force warns.” This is what ‘PerthNow’ reported today on its website. The website is quoting acting Assistant Commissioner of State Crime Pryce Scanlan, speaking to an inquiry examining…

Survey Return Hits 77% Mark

About 12.3 million people have voted in the same-sex marriage postal survey, the ABS’ latest figures indicate. (reported by The Australian)

ALL OF BACH

the online treasury of the nederlands bach society WWW.ALLOFBACH.COM Some of the great benefits of the internet are that things distant come close, the truly beautiful and done to God’s glory can be enjoyed, and the complex is made clear. In terms of good music the Nederlands Bach Society’s website does all these things. The…

“Everyone did what was right in their own eyes”

Part 1 With this year’s 500th anniversary of the Great Reformation, the life and work of Martin Luther, John Calvin and other Reformers have our attention. We are very well served with informative and inspiring lectures and articles. Christian schools too are active in studying and sharing the significance of the Reformation. Sermons focus on…

The Facts about Persecution

(from Voice of the Martyrs) Christians in over 50 countries are persecuted because of their faith in Christ. More men and women are being persecuted today for Jesus than at any other time in human history. Literally millions of Christians face intense persecution and risk their lives for the sake of the Gospel. What is…

EGYPT: Orthodox Priest Murdered by Extremist

(from Voice of the Martyrs) A 50-year-old Coptic Orthodox priest from Upper Egypt was stabbed to death, and another was wounded, by a suspected extremist on 12 October. Father Samaan Shahata Rizkallah was chased and stabbed repeatedly in the head, neck and abdomen by a man wielding a meat cleaver, who also imprinted a cross…

SUDAN: Christian Refugee Children Denied Food in Camps

(from Voice of the Martyrs) Since early September, Christian children are being denied food in Sudan’s refugee camps unless they recite Islamic prayers. A mission aid worker at the camp reports: “The majority [of children] are left in camps, some in a very terrible situation. They are confined in those places. Thus, they are given…

NEPAL: President Signs Anti Conversion Bill into Law

(from Voice of the Martyrs) A Criminal Code Bill, which includes clauses that criminalise religious conversion and the “hurting of religious sentiment,” was signed into law on 16 October by Nepali President Bidhya Devi Bhandari. The Bill was passed by the Nepali parliament on 8 August. Human rights defenders had appealed to the president to…

MALI: Militants Attack Churches in Northern Regions

(from Voice of the Martyrs) In late September and early October, at least three churches in the Mopti region have received “visits” from jihadists. In Dobara, the militants smashed their way into a church from which they removed crosses and furnishings that were later piled up outside and burned. In Bodwal, members of the same…

Euthanasia Blocked In 27 US States This Year

(reported by ARPA Australia) The push for euthanasia may be relentless, but an encouraging story from the USA this week shows its legalisation is never inevitable. Yesterday the Washington Post reported that attempts have been made to introduce euthanasia in 27 US states this year, with the attempts failing in every state. The laws were…

City Of Sydney Allows Free Use Of Its Halls For Same-Sex Weddings

(reported by ARPA Australia) The City of Sydney has passed a motion which will allow same-sex couples free use of its halls and facilities to host weddings during the first 100 days after same-sex marriage is legalised. Heterosexual couples will still be required to pay for facility hire. The vote was not unanimous, with one…

Australian Christian Lobby’s Ad Rated MA15+

The Australian Christian Lobby’s latest ad for the marriage campaign has been hit with an MA15+ rating, meaning it cannot be screened by television stations until after 8:30pm. The 15+ age rating is ironic given that the content which prompted it (two on-screen quotes about genitalia and sexual activity) were sourced from ‘Safe Schools’ curriculum…

Participation Marriage Postal Survey At 74.5%

(reported by ARPA Australia) Participation in the Marriage Postal Survey has now grown to 74.5%. Four million votes still need to be received before polls close on Tuesday 7th November. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull used a Facebook Live broadcast this week to predict that same-sex marriage would “sail through the Parliament” by Christmas in the…

Margaret Court Dumped As Patron

(reported by ARPA Australia) Australian tennis great Margaret Court has been dumped as patron of the Specialist Tennis Program at John Forrest Secondary College in Morley because of her public opposition to same-sex marriage. A letter sent to Mrs Court by the Independent Public School acknowledged Mrs Court’s tennis expertise, but went on to explain…

Euthanasia Laws Pass Victoria’s Lower House

(Reported by ARPA Australia) Sadly, laws to legalize euthanasia passed Victoria’s Lower House last Friday, with 47 votes in favour and 37 against. Debate continued for 26 continuous hours in the lead up to the vote, and more than 140 attempts to amend the bill failed. The Bill now proceeds to the state’s Upper House,…

What Does The Bible Say?

Creation The Bible tells us that God created everything that exists. Before anything existed, God was there. He was always there. It is impossible for us to grasp that God has no beginning. We are made by Him, we should not think we know more or know it better than He Who created us. God…

Why is it important to read the Bible?

The Bible is the Word of God. Through the Bible God speaks to us. Why does God speak to us through human beings? Why does He not speak to us directly from heaven? That is because God’s own people chose this way of communication between God and us.  In Exodus 20, we can read that…

Lifelong learning – the role of learning in our lives

When have I finished learning? Has a graduating student finished learning when they graduate from high school? Have we completed our learning of the Heidelberg Catechism when we do our Profession of Faith? Or is it after we’ve graduated from college or university that we are finally finished learning? At this time of year, many…

Defeat Or Opportunity?

About Same-Sex-Marriage, Euthanasia, and the Church. We are in the last weeks of the plebiscite about the legalizing of same-sex-marriage in Australia. In about two weeks, the ABS will publish the results of the postal survey. If we may believe the media, it is very likely that the majority of the Australian people has voted…