A merry heart is a good medicine

Not many people know that this is a quotation from the Bible. ‘A merry heart does good like a medicine’ Pro 17:22. Some Christians are too morose for their own good and for the good of Christianity. Some people think that serious Christians should be morose; rather morose Christians need to learn their Christian behaviour …

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Scotland needs a Reformer

The main message from the 500th anniversary of the European Reformation is that Scotland needs a Reformer.  We have plenty of theologians and preachers, but no reformer. Scotland's Reformer was John Knox but we have fallen upon such backsliding times that we need a new one, but at present Scotland has no reformer.  A reformer …

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Martin Luther – Europe’s Reformer

Today we remember the 500th anniversary of the trigger that began the European Protestant Reformation, when Professor Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses for discussion to the door of the castle church in Wittenberg, Germany. There are many theologians but few reformers.  We commonly speak of the first and second generation Reformers, but without the …

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Why we need Israeli technology

Water out of thin air in the desert.  Food where you need it.  These are being solved by Israel. Three Israeli companies have developed technologies that will help the world.  By 2025, the United Nations has predicted that two thirds of the world's population will have difficulty finding clean drinking water. The solution is at …

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Becoming dependent upon God

Human beings are dependent upon God, whether they like it or not, and slowly the human family is moving in the direction of acknowledging it. The more it speeds up, the better. As society has become more integrated, we have become dependent upon each other. It began in the family and developed with education. Now …

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American Independence Day

Today, American Independence Day, reminds us of 'no taxation without representation'.  This was the principle on which the American War of Independence was fought. It was not simply a desire for independence, but a revolt against undemocratic control. Another blow for freedom was struck exactly 200 years later on 4/7/1976, when the Israel Defence Forces …

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The majority of mankind will be saved

The majority of mankind will be saved – will you be among them? It is not uncommon to hear the depressing and unbiblical doctrine that only a minority of the human family will arrive in heaven. Various biblical texts are wrongly used to support this unbiblical idea. Jesus was asked: "Are there few that be …

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New pope of Rome answers questions

I used to say that the pope of Rome never answers questions, and is not accountable to others. At least, he now answers questions. During the resignation of Ratzinger from the Roman papacy, the discussion on BBC Scotland asked the question whether the job was too much for one man. A papal advisor, Professor John …

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