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The intrinsic nature of Islam by former Muslim, Magdi Allam

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On Monday 12th March 2007 I gave a talk to an assembled meeting of Presbyterian Ruling Elders from various congregations in Co Antrim in Northern Ireland. I chose to speak to them on the subject of ‘Islam’ as of course the Islamic presence in Northern Ireland is growing steadily. In November of this year (2008) I was once more in the company of one of the elders who had organised the invitation for me to speak and he told me that in the wake of my talk he had received a phone call from a female ‘ruling elder’ that had been in attendance at the meeting. She wanted to express her concern at the approach I had taken in my talk and felt that I was suffering from and promoting Islamophobia.

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EVOLUTION: Rejected by God’s Word

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My finalisation of this article is very timely in the light of a programme being broadcast on BBC 2 television this very evening. It is going out at 9.00 pm and is titled ‘The Day the Dinosaurs Died’.

In the listing for it we read ‘Documentary examining the asteroid strike 66 million years ago’.

In a separate write-up promoting it we read ‘’What really caused dinosaurs to disappear from the face of the earth, 66 million years ago? In this documentary, Alice Roberts and Ben Garrod catch up with an international scientific expedition that is revealing startling new evidence about one of the most mysterious vanishing acts in our planet’s history’.

The BBC are of course the consummate cheer-leaders for ‘Big-Bang’, ‘Old-Earth’ and ‘Evolution’ (annoyingly at our expense) so don’t be expecting any support for the truth of God’s wonderful 6-day creation as revealed to us in His Word, the Bible.

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A Total Eclipse of the Sun

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On Sunday 7th March 2010 a new series began on BBC 2 Television called ‘Wonders of the Solar System’ (repeated again the following Tuesday). This was how this new series was described in the Daily Mail TV guide –

‘New Series: The galaxy’s role in creating some of Earth’s most spectacular landscapes. It seems the BBC is in educational mode; no sooner has ‘How Earth Made Us’ come to an end, than a majestic new, five-part series slots into the science section of the curriculum. Pop star turned physicist Professor Brian Cox explains how the laws of nature have shaped the worlds beyond our planet, starting with the sun’.

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Bahaism

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One of the ‘gaps’ to date on the ‘Take Heed’ ministry web site has been any meaningful reference to the subject of ‘BAHA’ISM’ so with this article I hope to rectify that situation. The format of the article will be firstly to give a link to an informative documentary dating back to 1985.

There are two aspects of the documentary that I have specifically identified. There is ‘Persecution’ and that highlights the terrible persecution that Baha’is had to endure in the aftermath of the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran that deposed the Shah and saw the return to the country and to power of Ayatollah Khomeini. There are helpful details concerning these events on this link –

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iranian_Revolution

and under a section headed ‘Politics and government’ – we read this –

‘The members of the Bahá’í Faith have been declared heretical and subversive. While persecution occurred before the Revolution since then more than 200 Bahá’ís have been executed or presumed killed, and many more have been imprisoned, deprived of jobs, pensions, businesses, and educational opportunities. Bahá’í holy places have been confiscated, vandalized, or destroyed. More recently, Bahá’ís in Iran have been deprived of education and work. Several thousand young Bahá’ís between the ages of 17 and 24 have been expelled from universities’.

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Today’s Psychic Fare

TODAY’S PSYCHIC FAYRE

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In recent weeks, posters were displayed along a route that I quite often drive along. These posters were advertising an event to be held in a hotel located along that same route. This is a photo of one of the posters –

This link gives details of what those attending might have expected to see

http://www.wherevent.com/detail/Eventbrite-MICHAEL-HENRY-PSYCHIC-MEDIUM-Balmoral-HotelBelfast

It goes without saying that there is great interest in such matters and people in attendance often view it as ‘fantastic’ and ‘unbelievable’.

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‘EUCHARISTIC MIRACLE’ in Amsterdam?

‘EUCHARISTIC MIRACLE’ in Amsterdam?

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Many years ago, friends and fellow-contenders living in The Netherlands sent me videos of a large 1998 gathering held by Rome in Holland to celebrate ‘Mary: Lady of all Nations’. This is just one of the many baseless and unscriptural titles ascribed by the Roman Catholic religion to Mary. In this article, I want to focus upon a claimed ‘Eucharistic Miracle’ that is detailed in the opening portion of the first video and so to begin with here is a link to enable you to watch that portion of the video –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROWr2lpEysc

Having watched the video, you perhaps now understand why I included the phrase ‘Hard to stomach!’ as a subtitle to this article. This supposed ‘miracle’ centres totally around the claim that a sick man, who had received a Roman Catholic ‘consecrated wafer’, later vomited it up and, despite having been thrown in the fire, it refused to be destroyed but instead was ‘reconstituted’ and ‘danced’ above the flames of the fire next morning.

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TIM KELLER and CHRISTIANITY

TIM KELLER and CHRISTIANITY

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Those familiar with the ministry of ‘Take Heed’ will know that I have already shared many concerns about the teachings of TIM KELLER – one of my previous articles concerning him is located on

http://www.takeheed.info/pdf/2015/March/Tim-Keller-fleshing-out-concerns.pdf

On 25 December 2016, the current principal of Union Theological College, where those being prepared for ministry in the Presbyterian Church in Ireland are trained, posted the following to his Facebook Timeline –

Stafford Carson

25 December at 08:51

Great article for all who have doubts about Christianity.

Am I a Christian, Pastor Timothy Keller?

A prominent evangelical considers a skeptical journalist’s doubts. NYTIMES.COM|BY NICHOLAS KRISTOF

This post then linked to the following

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/23/opinion/sunday/pastor-am-i-achristian.html?mwrsm=Facebook

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Annual Review Letter December 2016

Ministry Update Letter : July 2016 – December 2016

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Dear praying friends and supporters of ‘Take Heed’,

in recent years when issuing my Annual Review Letter, I have normally deferred quoting from encouraging feedback until quite late in the letter. However, this year I want to begin by quoting extracts from a very encouraging email I received because it will also serve as a lead into quoting in full a short article that I penned on what has become I believe a very ‘hot topic’ for Christians to consider. First the email extracts –

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NORMAN VINCENT PEALE: Power to Deceive

NORMAN VINCENT PEALE: Power to Deceive

NORMAN VINCENT PEALE: Power to Deceive

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“But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse deceiving and being deceived” 2nd Timothy 3:13

The expressions ‘good’ and ‘evil’ tend in our human thinking to focus on the direct and obvious consequences of actions carried out by people. ‘Good’ actions are those that are viewed as bringing blessing, benefit and joy to people whereas ‘evil’ actions are viewed as bringing misery, loss and hurt to people. In such human circumstances those terms are I believe perfectly apt.

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