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“Long live the Queen” has been answered

"God save our gracious Queen!Long live our noble Queen!God save the Queen!"The British National Anthem "We have resolved, by the favour and blessing of almighty God, to celebrate the solemnity of our royal coronation upon Tuesday, the second day of June, in the year of grace 1953."Proclamation of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation celebration “I don’t …

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The Resurrection and the Last Day

Many books have been written about the future of the world and of the Christian Church. The global panic about climate change, pandemics, famine, warfare and international migration is the secular equivalent of a similar panic among religious people. This panic is not surprising to those who know the Christian Bible. One form of religious …

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A Christian funeral and burial

Yesterday my wife and I attended a funeral in a small community on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands. The usual practice there is to conduct family worship and then the minister gives a short address at the local cemetery after the burial. The hearty singing of the praises of God from the Scottish …

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Disestablishment and the Church of England

This video at the New Culture Forum's spring conference 2022 shows some of the current problems in the Church of England. Some of us have known a much longer list for a much longer time. However, one proposed 'solution' was to disestablish the Church of England, which was compared to privatising a national institution. The …

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The usefulness of Bible exegesis

This is the second blogpost in my current series on Bible exegesis for beginners. You may want to begin at the beginning. The first blogpost was to help you load an essential Bible tool on to your computer, which you can consult at anytime even when you are not on the internet. I plan to …

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Bible Exegesis for Beginners

A Happy New Year to all my readers. Last New Year I posted Do you know the Doorman? This is a very important question and your answer is even more important. January is the door to the New Year and Jesus Christ is the Door to heaven and a new life. We learn from Him …

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Religion on display

Religious symbols have been on display in public for many years, whereas secularists are trying to remove them. However, religious speech is not so common in UK public affairs unless a muslim refers to Muhammad. So-called Christian comment is almost always wide of the biblical and Christian mark. How often do you hear Jesus Christ …

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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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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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