'Faith' is not believing something despite the facts – on the contrary – Biblical faith is a matter of believing the facts.

"It's not that Christianity has been tried and found wanting, it's that it's been tried and found difficult!"G.K. Chesterton

DISAGREEING WELL

Andrew Corbett teaching God's WordWhat do you call someone who chooses to be civil even with those they don’t agree with? An adult. Conversely, what do you call someone who will be only be friendly and civil with those who agree with them? Childish.

One of the facets of being an adult is learning how to get along with those you don’t always agree with. Many of my ministry friends have different perspectives on Scripture, politics, and church. For the most part, I have found that I do not need to ‘de-friend’ these colleagues over these sorts of issues. This doesn’t mean that I don’t have strong opinions about these matters – opinions which I am happy to share where appropriate, even with those who disagree.

One of the most common areas I find myself disagreeing with others about regards how Scripture should be interpretted – particularly Bible Prophecy. I recently heard a Bible teacher claim that the election of Donald Trump as President was prophesied in the Book of Daniel. I disagree. Strongly. I get frustrated that believers could even entertain such poor hermeneutics (Bible interpretation). But alas, it seems that Biblical speculation, especially Bible Prophecy speculation, is highly prized by most Christians. [Sigh] Yet, even with my friends who cherish such speculation I have learned to be civil and remain friends.

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Is Israel God’s Unfinished Business?

Is Israel God's Unfinished Business? It's become a multi-billion dollar industry. There's a lot at stake! God help anyone who dares challenge this belief. It is a belief that is promoted by powerful Washington lobbyists, very prominent journalists, the most powerful TV preachers. Anyone who even questions this program is labelled as an Anti-Semitist or worst still- a...
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When Terrorism Is Not Nice

The truck-driving terrorist attack in Nice, France, raises some critical questions about how the West responds to such attacks.
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My Third Biggest Pastoral Paradigm Shift

Now these things happened to them as an example, but they were written down for our instruction, on whom the end of the ages has come. First Corinthians 10:11 . As I reflect on my recent 20th pastoral anniversary of Legana Christian Church, I've had cause to reflect on three of my most significant pastoral paradigm shifts. I think I was about 17 years of age when I...
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The New Heavens And Earth

What Does The New Heaven and Earth Mean? The Bible's Prophetic Program Culminates With "A New Heaven and A New Earth". What might this mean? What are the implications of this? Does it have bearing on how we live today? The Bible culminates its pages with the announcement that there will one day be a "new heaven and a new earth". ¶  Then I saw a new heaven and a new...
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Could we be in the ‘End Times’?

Wars, earthquakes, floods, and famines have long been considered the traits of what many believe to be the Biblical description of the "end times". Added to this is what many understand to be the predictions of increased apostasy, the rise in persecution, the deterioration of society's morals, and the increased compromise and lukewarmness of the Church. And surely, if...
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Is The U.S.A. In The Book of Revelation?

The Book of Revelation has variously been described as so mysterious that it simply cannot be understood. But this has not stopped some from speculating about what its symbolims means. Such speculation is based on the assumption that the Book of Revelation is uniquely symbolic. But what are the implications of the idea that Revelation is written with consistent Biblical...
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Growing As A Pastor

Being a pastor is the highest privilege someone could ever receive because they have devoted their life to fellowship with Christ, the Source of Life, their hearts to love God, the Source of Love, their minds to understand the Bible, the Source of Wisdom, and their efforts to preaching, the means of Grace for everlasting salvation of a soul. What a privilege!
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Climate Change And End Times

A Christian Response To Climate Change - Is Climate Change A Sign of the End Times?  Written by Dr Andrew Corbett,  President of ICI Theological College Australia [April 7th, 2009] It seems that the Christian response to the claim of rapid climate change is polarised between the extremes of outright denial on the one hand and apocalyptic alarm on the other. And these...
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