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Darrell DeLaine

About Darrell DeLaine

Over 30 years of spiritual experiences, including as an ordained pastor. Many work experiences and traveled throughout Australia extensively. Co-founder of Resurrection Word Ministries.
16 05, 2024

Theodicy 2

By |2024-05-16T13:24:00+10:0016th May, 2024|Categories: Nuggets|0 Comments

Does God then allow ‘too much’ or the ‘wrong kinds’ of evil?  This is not a question about absolutes, but is relative to our own preferences and prejudices.  It asks God to fit in with our own standards.  If God allows us free-will, can we then expect Him to [...]

10 05, 2024

Theodicy 1

By |2024-05-10T16:20:53+10:0010th May, 2024|Categories: Nuggets|0 Comments

Theodicy or, What’s the problem with Evil? In recent times we have heard much about the blessings and goodness of God.  But let’s be honest, there is much in the world, indeed probably in our own lives, that is not good.  We have aches and pains, there are cancers [...]

3 05, 2024

Faithfulness, Honesty, Truth

By |2024-05-03T15:33:31+10:003rd May, 2024|Categories: Nuggets|0 Comments

Hebrews 10:23 and 11:11 declare that “He who promised is faithful”, and that is one of the major themes of the New Testament writers.  How do we know that God is faithful, and what does it reveal?   We know that God is faithful to fulfill His promises from the [...]

26 04, 2024

No Condemnation 2

By |2024-04-26T15:31:47+10:0026th April, 2024|Categories: No Condemnation|0 Comments

Yes, we sing with great joy that God no longer condemns us, but let’s keep in mind the Lord’s message to us from Matthew 18:21-35.  We have been forgiven, why do we then go out of our way to condemn others?  How many times did our Lord say that [...]

19 04, 2024

No Condemnation 1

By |2024-04-19T15:15:35+10:0019th April, 2024|Categories: No Condemnation|0 Comments

Romans 8:1a, “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus”, and it truly is a wonderful phrase that gives to those who have felt guilt and condemnation something they can rejoice in, knowing that our Father God does not, has not, nor ever will [...]

5 04, 2024

Heritage 3

By |2024-04-05T15:58:24+11:005th April, 2024|Categories: Heritage|0 Comments

So, we have looked at God’s hand on Australia during the First World War, but sadly it wasn’t the ‘war to end all wars’.  Australians have had to serve in many conflicts since, and have always been held in the highest esteem by friend and foe alike, being relentless, [...]

29 03, 2024

Heritage 2

By |2024-03-29T09:03:15+11:0029th March, 2024|Categories: Heritage|0 Comments

Now one for the ladies, though still connected to the First world war, but surrounded by controversy.  Throughout history Infantile Paralysis (or poliomyelitis) has been a particularly painful and crippling disease, but God raised up a young Australian lass, ignorant of ‘traditional’ treatments, who found a successful method for [...]

15 03, 2024

Heritage 1

By |2024-03-15T15:23:43+11:0015th March, 2024|Categories: Heritage|0 Comments

Heritage It is now more than 100 years after the first landing of Australian troops at Gallipoli on 25th April 1915.  Much has been said about that campaign and its effects on the Australian psyche.  But Gallipoli was not Australia’s only involvement in the ‘war to end all wars’.  [...]

9 02, 2024

Committment

By |2024-02-09T15:15:25+11:009th February, 2024|Categories: Nuggets|0 Comments

Luke 14:25-26, “Now great multitudes went with Him. And He turned and said to them, “If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple”.” This has always seemed [...]

2 02, 2024

Ian?

By |2024-02-02T15:13:13+11:002nd February, 2024|Categories: Nuggets|0 Comments

Acts 11:26b.  “And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.” Note that they “were called”.  That is, others, not themselves, called them Christians.  Why?  Because they were followers of the teachings of Jesus?  Yes, but not just that.  Those that followed the teachings of Jesus and worshipped in [...]

26 01, 2024

Courage

By |2024-01-26T16:06:08+11:0026th January, 2024|Categories: Nuggets|0 Comments

We often consider courage as something relating to soldiers, in Australia that would be the ANZACs.  That courage of a soldier to ‘go over the top’ and face almost certain death in the face of enemy fire.  To those who did so in past conflicts, and also to our [...]

19 01, 2024

Christos Victor

By |2024-01-19T15:49:31+11:0019th January, 2024|Categories: Nuggets|0 Comments

As part of our faith, at least within Western Christendom for the past 500 years, we at least to some measure, adhere to what is termed the 5 solas.  These are the 5, though originally only 3, supposedly foundational set of principles of our Protestant faith.  They are: Sola [...]

13 01, 2024

Speeka da English – tree

By |2024-01-13T09:20:13+11:0013th January, 2024|Categories: Nuggets|0 Comments

So we accept the Christian Bible as the authority.  If we accept the finish line as being in God’s Presence, then we need to ask, “where are we now?”, and, “How do we get to the correct finish?”  In developing a strategic business plan it is often helpful to [...]

5 01, 2024

Speeka da English – too

By |2024-01-05T16:11:48+11:005th January, 2024|Categories: Nuggets|0 Comments

In order to bring some form of understanding to the mass of conflicting, and often apparently irrelevant, data invading our senses each day, it is necessary to filter it.  We do this by passing it over our own pre-formed concepts of a ‘truth model’, which is a bit like [...]

29 12, 2023

Speeka da English – wun

By |2023-12-29T15:12:29+11:0029th December, 2023|Categories: Nuggets|0 Comments

The Gospel - the Good News of our faith - consists of only 4 major points; God is God; Jesus is LORD;  evil is defeated; and the new creation has begun. (A deeper study of this elsewhere.) This is good news! And it is usually the case when we [...]

15 12, 2023

Spiritual Death

By |2023-12-15T15:13:15+11:0015th December, 2023|Categories: Death|0 Comments

At the Fall, humanity shut its eyes to the realm of the spirit.  Denied its true identity with God and only accepted its earthly physical existence.  Its godly spirit was always there, but was denied.  The Cross proved to us that we were blind and that we are now [...]

8 12, 2023

Life Eternal

By |2023-12-08T15:40:47+11:008th December, 2023|Categories: Death|0 Comments

Life eternal or eternal life, is there a difference? Often we use these terms  interchangeably, but are they? Are they one and the same thing?  Eternal life traditionally refers to continued 'life after death' according to wikipedia. In the apostles creed, eternal life commences after the second coming of [...]

4 12, 2023

Life After Death

By |2023-12-04T09:58:18+11:004th December, 2023|Categories: Death|0 Comments

Luke 20:37-38,“But as for the fact that the dead are raised, even Moses revealed this in the passage about the burning bush, where he calls the Lord the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.  Now He is not the God of the dead, [...]

25 11, 2023

Dying

By |2023-11-25T16:16:49+11:0025th November, 2023|Categories: Death|0 Comments

There is a dying that leads to life, to God who is the God of the living and not the dead. This death is the dying that occurs IN THE LORD from this moment on (Steve Farrar). YLT Gen 2:17, “and of the tree of knowledge of good and [...]

20 11, 2023

Coping With Death

By |2023-11-20T10:19:48+11:0020th November, 2023|Categories: Death|0 Comments

It has been said that the best soldier is one that has already died in his own mind. Matthew 16:25, “For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.” So I can be dead and alive at [...]

10 11, 2023

Life Before Death

By |2023-11-10T21:07:44+11:0010th November, 2023|Categories: Death|0 Comments

It has been said that the best soldier is one that has already died in his own mind. Matthew 16:25, “For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.” So I can be dead and alive at [...]

3 11, 2023

Death 1

By |2023-11-03T13:06:29+11:003rd November, 2023|Categories: Death|0 Comments

Someone once said that life is a sexually transmitted disease that has a 100% death rate. Romans 6:23a, “For the wages of Sin is Death”.  But can we not also consider that ‘death is the cause for sin’?  We sing ‘O Death where is your sting, O Hades where [...]

22 09, 2023

Forgiveness

By |2023-09-22T18:04:37+10:0022nd September, 2023|Categories: Nuggets|0 Comments

Psychologists generally define forgiveness as a conscious, deliberate decision to release feelings of resentment or vengeance toward a person or group who have harmed you, or that you perceive to have harmed you, regardless of whether they actually deserve your forgiveness.  God’s Forgiveness The vast majority of the original [...]

25 07, 2023

Creation vs Evolution

By |2023-07-25T10:13:20+10:0025th July, 2023|Categories: Nuggets|0 Comments

Which is true, Scripture or science?  Which can be disproved?  Science has provided much in terms of modern accomplishments because of its system of being able to replicate observable experiments.  However, when discussing origins, science cannot replicate those observable experiments.  An honest investigation of the science of beginnings shows [...]

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