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WHATEVER HAPPENED TO LEGITIMACY?

By Paul Merkley.

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The government of Israel was properly enraged that Ban Ki-Moon, in his farewell address as Secretary-General of the UN, chose to single out Israel’s “occupation” of “Palestine” as the fundamental cause of unhappiness among people who live in the Arab world, and, in doing so, offered justification for the campaign  of terror being conducted daily by Palestinian Arabs against citizens of Israel.  Continue Reading »

WHAT SHOULD WE DO ABOUT ISLAM?

By Paul Merkley.

 

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Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses.  How much more severely do you think a man deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of Man under foot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified him, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace? [Hebrews 10: 28-29.]

 

 

Every day, it seems, our governments and our opinion elites take another step intended to soften our negative thoughts regarding Islam and tending towards submission  (a tautology, as the very definition of “Islam” is “submission.”)

At the same time, there is nothing that we can do to fix  Islam.  Continue Reading »

THE COPTIC POPE VISITS JERUSALEM.

By Paul Merkley.

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On  November 28, 2015, Tawadros II, the 118th Coptic Pope, the leader of the worldwide body of Egyptian Orthodox Christians, travelled with a delegation of other Coptic clerics from Cairo to Jerusalem in order  to preside over the funeral for Anba Abraham, the Coptic Orthodox Metropolitan Archbishop of Jerusalem and the Near East  since 1992.

This was the first time since the end of the Six Day War in June, 1967, that the head of the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church has set foot in Jerusalem. Continue Reading »

IS CHRISTIANITY IN RETREAT?

By Paul Merkley.

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The Confrontation Between Islam and Christianity: Some Historical Perspective.

All the best documentary evidence from the 7th and 8th centuries (the brief few generations when Islam triumphed over Christianity in the Middle East) suggests that Islam triumphed so unexpectedly  because the Christians had lost vital interest in their inherited faith. Continue Reading »

Karl Marx and Frederick Engels had harsh words for business leaders. TheCommunist Manifesto (1848) was a call for all workingmen to unite against those who practiced “naked, shameless, direct, brutal exploitation.” It was time to act: “Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communist revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win.” Continue Reading »

HOW ISLAM ENVISAGES OUR FUTURE.

By Paul Merkley.

 

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I command by Allah to go and fight all the people of the world until they confess there is no god but Allah, and I am his messenger, and to pray five times a day and to give alms. And if they do that, their blood will be spared from me. [A hadith  recorded by Al-Bukhari, cited in Gabriel, Islam and Terrorism, p. 78.]

 

Muhammad taught that every believer should expect to be consigned to hell if he ever gives up on the purpose for which Allah has brought each of us into life: to bring the entire world into submission – into Islam.  Continue Reading »

The Canadian government is now Liberal. It is an exciting time for much of the media, union leaders, climate radicals, weed enthusiasts, pacifist activists, liberal Christians, anti-car planners, abortion advocates, and all economic illiterates who welcome bigger government. And the federal government promises much love including better access to abortion, more deficit spending, and the legalization of marijuana, to name only three.

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