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A Summary of the Old Testament in the Christian Bible

Today is the 50th anniversary of my completing the reading of the Christian Bible for the first time as a 16 year old. I have re-read it daily ever since. Wondering how best to commemorate this day, I decided about a month ago to complete my brief online summary of the Bible. It is fitting …

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Narcissism and colour in modern debate

Identity debate goes beyond identity politics. It begins with the bathroom mirror. Each morning young teenagers look at themselves in the mirror and grimace that they are not as beautiful as the celebrities they follow on social media. Mental health This narcissism is leading to mental health issues that cost the tax payer as well …

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Don’t preach to me

Very many people object to being preached at. Indeed! Good training should teach preachers not to preach at people, nor beyond people, nor above people's heads, nor beating around the bush, but to people in a manner designed to engage their attention. However, many people do not want even this. So they cannot complain if …

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Latin coming to the rescue of English discussion

Seven-year-old Winston Churchill was amazed in his first Latin lesson to hear his Latin teacher expecting him to speak to a table! It reminds me of the folly of the much older Dean of Windsor speaking to a dead body, at the funeral of the aged Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip. Churchill's experience was popularised …

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Christian blessings, with more to come

"Godliness with contentment is great gain."1Tim 6:6 Many people are missing out on these three blessings – 1. godliness, 2. contentment and 3. great gain. The world is full of discontentment. The noisy expression of their discontent does not make people happy and it even intimidates others, contravening the Golden Rule: "Do unto others as …

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Some people are untouchable – Jesus is not

Some people are unapproachable. They keep their distance. Some people are untouchable – Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom wears gloves for handshakes. Jesus was not like that – and He is still not like that. He is as close as the air you breathe. You can pray to Him at any time and …

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Impoverished conversation and free speech

Misunderstanding is common in conversation, but what really impoverishes speech nowadays is the subjects that are off-limits. Political correctness has made everyone aware that some topics are off-limits and even particular words have now been banned. Free speech is under attack but let us notice that it began long ago with the supposed rule for …

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95 years – Happy Birthday, Your Majesty

Today is the 95th birthday of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, only days after the death and burial of her husband of 73 years. She has served her country well and overseen a period of tremendous change in the life of Britain and the British …

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Critique of the Church of England ‘at its best’

One may assume that the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh was the Church of England putting on its best display. The splendour and pageantry of the day, organised by the Duke while alive, easily eclipsed the offerings from the official ecclesiastics. Since I have often said that the national churches are failing the UK …

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Failings in the Christian church

Thankfully, the Christian church acts as salt and light throughout the world but it could be more effective. The primary failure is in its leadership Eph 4:11-16, which fails primarily because of the lack of exegetical preaching. Nationally: the failure to witness to the nation Isa 56:10. The national churches have failed the UK nations. …

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The end of a Royal Chapter

His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, died this morning at Windsor Castle, a few months short of his 100th birthday. As Consort to Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain, he was the longest-serving Royal Consort in British history. The Scottish Christian Party "Proclaiming Christ's Lordship" expresses its Christian condolences …

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Why truth and lies matter in Government

Lies will ruin any Government. Let me illustrate. It is well-known that liars need to have a good memory to recall all the lies they have made. Eventually they are caught out by their lies. Similarly, when Government proceeds on promises that are not or cannot be fulfilled or are plain lies, eventually the chickens …

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Foolish government according to wise king Solomon

Wise king Solomon's book of Ecclesiastes gives much wisdom for daily life, just as his book of Proverbs gives wise advice particularly to the young. A summary of Ecclesiastes chapter 10 runs as follows: Working conditions The damaging effect of a little folly upon one's reputation v1, and the more so when it becomes endemic …

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Alex Salmond and his new political party

Alex Salmond always was astute. He has done it again and launched a new political party called Alba to supercharge the separatist vote. His new Alba Party will stand only on Regional Lists to capitalise on the SNP's inability to gain further List seats where the SNP wins first-past-the-post constituency seats. The idea is not …

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Some significant SNP misjudgments

The Court of Session has judged that the SNP Scottish administration did not have the authority to close churches for public worship in Scotland during the coronavirus pandemic. The judgment has been published on the last day of the current Scottish Parliamentary session but it is as significant as any of the other judgments in …

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Whither the First Minister?

James Hamilton's commissioned report on whether the Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon broke the ministerial code was published this afternoon. It clears the First Minister of four charges of breaching the ministerial code but states that she had given MSPs an "incomplete narrative of events" by failing to tell them about a key meeting. This …

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Controlling the population

There are many subtle ways of controlling people. One of the most powerful is through money. This is seen in various ways. Employment The most obvious way is one's employment. People are being controlled through fear of losing their job. Diversity training is used to produce a secular conformity among the working population. Finance Another …

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Build Back Better and what is behind it

When I first heard it, I thought 'Build Back Better' was terrible English. My opinion has not changed. It is a terrible slogan. However, it has been adopted by Joe Biden and Boris Johnson. Why? Michael Gove used it at the Scottish Tory Conference yesterday in Glasgow, opposing it to the SNP agenda, and he …

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Searching for Jesus Christ

Some people find Jesus Christ easily and others have a more circuitous route involving a lot of difficulty. Professor Jordan Peterson seems to fall into the latter category. In truth, Jesus Christ finds us, as the Good Shepherd looking for His lost sheep, but our experience is that we find Christ. We do so because …

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Time to replace the SNP Scottish Administration

The Scottish Christian Party is supporting the aims of All For Unity in the Holyrood Election on 6 May 2021. The SNP is trying to use this Scottish Parliament election to justify a second Referendum for Scotland to leave the UK. This threatens the Christian constitution of Scotland because any new constitution of a separate …

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Law is necessary but it needs reform

The 16th-century European Reformation of religion points to the need for a 21st-century global Reformation of the law and legal processes. Law is necessary but it needs reform. Secularism has allowed law to run out of control and Reformation is long overdue. Secularism is 500 years out of date, far behind the curve of Christian …

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The truth and “the whole truth”

Last week, the former First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond drew attention to "the whole truth" in the oath normally administered in sworn testimony. The Committee on the Scottish Government Handling of Harassment Complaints (Committee of Inquiry) had invited him to speak to the Inquiry as he had been the victim of a miscarriage of …

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A summary of Christian action

A Christian friend has raise the important point where Christians can find answers to pressing questions in public life. In testimony to him and his acknowledgment of this concern I have decided to gather together some former blogposts for reference. There are lobby groups in England and Australia but Scotland needs a reformer and Christian …

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False doctrine and the need to expose it

The concept of false doctrine has been lost in this age when everyone is allowed to have their own opinion as if each opinion is equally valid. This so-called liberal position is, however, simply a transitional phase during which our society moves into a new paradigm where secular opinion will impose its false doctrines upon …

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Identity politics, identity media and identity debate

People are becoming familiar with identity politics but its faulty principles goes very much further than politics. It has demeaned debate itself. Identity politics, identity media and identity debate is interfering with critical thinking and reasoned debate. Identity debate amounts to identifying an opinion or position with an obnoxious person and thereby concluding that the …

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SNP personnel under the spotlight

The Alex Salmond inquiry in the Scottish Parliament shines a much-needed spotlight on SNP personnel, although the trial itself will keep certain evidence under wraps, which Salmond claims is necessary to publish in order for him to tell the 'whole truth' under oath. It has focussed attention on the husband and wife teaming running the …

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Repurposed medicines

Repurposed medicines are well-known medicines being used for a new purpose. Sometimes a new medication's side effects prove more useful than its original purpose. Amiodarone was originally developed to treat thyroid disease, but its 'side effect' on the heart proved so useful that it is now a heart medicine with side effects on the thyroid! …

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Infallibility back on the agenda

Three mistakes within five minutes on the BBC lunchtime news today. An EU spokesman excused the EU Commission's mistake in triggering Article 16 of the Northern Ireland Protocol last Friday by saying that "only the pope is infallible". This is the first mistake. He is not infallible. The BBC newsreader carried on the theme and …

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Exposure and censorship

Exposure is more effective than bombing. Today is the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp by the Russian Red Army on 27 Jan 1945, which has given rise to the annual International Holocaust Memorial Day. It is worth noting that Heinrich Himmler ordered the SS to halt mass murders by gas in …

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Losers but why?

Many people are reporting the loss of multiple followers on Twitter. Following the permanent suspension of US President Trump's twitter account, it now appears that Twitter is suspending or removing many other Twitter accounts. This manifests itself in people losing followers. Twitter had earlier permanently suspended Steve Bannon for inciting violence, but people report having …

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