Common sense from the Supreme Court

For the second time in recent years, the Supreme Court has brought common sense to bear upon the ill-thought decisions of British governments and inferior courts. Just as the Supreme Court struck down the SNP Government's Named Person legislation, it has now struck down the commonly held view that homosexual activists should not be offended …

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What is the Establishment Principle?

The Establishment Principle is that biblical principle which states that God is sovereign over secular and ecclesiastical affairs, and that He has established a relationship between these two sovereign spheres in which the state and the church are to acknowledge each other as divinely-appointed institutions, to mutually support and encourage each other, but not to …

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How long does the biblical Millennium last?

The biblical Millennium is mentioned in every verse of Rev 20:2-7. 'He laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent who is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, and cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him that he should deceive the nations …

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Ambiguity and exegesis: confusing English words

My last blogpost highlighted the mistake that early Christians made between 'soon' and 'suddenly'.  It continues to the present hour, even among academia, with serious practical consequences both to the early Christian church 2Th 3:11 and to current Christianity. There are other examples of ambiguity in English words leading to confusion in exegesis.  Such an …

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The many Comings of Christ

It is common to hear debates about the Second Coming of Christ, but not many people identify His other comings. It reminds me of those charismatics who speak about the 'second blessing' as something to be sought after. If they have had only two blessings, I encourage them to seek some more. Similarly, there are …

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Redefining racism and antisemitism

The current antisemitism furore in the Labour Party is about redefining antisemitism and what people misappropriately call racism. We live in an era that is redefining the most basic terms, redefining marriage and gender by self-declaration, supported by the Prime Minister Theresa May. It is a feature of current society that words are defined and …

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Identity politics and perceived racism

Identity politics and perceived racism are combining into an explosive mix. Racism does not exist because there is only one human race.  This is one example of the poor use of language in our poorly educated society.  Rather, the issue is different ethnicities and how much emphasis one puts upon these. Kenhinde Andrews, the author …

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Hebrew or Aramaic?

Bible commentators and academics are in the habit of describing the native language spoken by Jesus and His contemporaries as Aramaic or Syro-Chaldaic.  Those who wish to show their academic credentials will do the same.  This is servile copying of academia. The New Testament repeatedly calls it Hebrew Lk 23:38, Jn 5:2, Jn 19:13,17,20, Act …

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