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 should we expect from preachers?

Most people watch television, so public speakers including preachers should thereby learn some presentational skills. This being so, preachers who cannot read the Scripture clearly and intelligibly are without excuse.  It is sometimes evident from the wrong emphasis they use in their reading of Scripture that they do not understand what they are reading. What …

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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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Wisdom’s role in the Scheme of Redemption

‘By His knowledge shall My righteous Servant justify many, for He shall bear their iniquities’ Isa 53:11. This text shows that whereas God the Father initiates redemption, yet the scheme or manner of redemption is the prerogative of God the Son. In a past eternity, God the Father gave an innumerable number of sinners to …

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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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Christian scribes

The scribes and Pharisees were opposed to Jesus and His teaching. Jesus accused them of hypocrisy: 'Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because you close the kingdom of heaven against mankind: for you neither go in yourselves, neither do you allow those entering to have entered’ Mat 23:13. He also exposed the inadequacy of …

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