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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The Seven C’s of Christian action

A Happy New Year to one and all!  Let us begin 2018 by considering the 7 C's of Christian action. It will be good to incorporate them into New Year Resolutions. There have been many books written on Christian doctrine, many biographies of Christians which motivate to Christian action, but not as much about the …

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Lies still matter and always will

It seems that in our ungodly society some lies are more tolerable than others.  The resignation of Damian Green is a case in point. Damian Green resigned as First Secretary of State after he was found to have made "inaccurate and misleading" statements about his knowledge that pornography was found on his House of Commons office …

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10 years of Street Pastors in Scotland

The tenth anniversary of Street Pastors in Scotland was celebrated by a debate and reception in the Scottish Parliament on 19/12/2017. The debate was secured by Murdo Fraser, MSP, and can be viewed here. Inverness was the first place in Scotland to invite the Street Pastors initiative and pioneered its introduction to the Highlands ten …

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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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The fear of shame is stronger than the fear of death

Shame is the most powerful motivator of human behaviour. There are many examples of the power of shame overcoming the fear of death. Shame made Roman soldiers commit suicide rather than suffer the humiliation of defeat. Shame makes teenagers commit suicide rather than face shame in front of their friends. Shame makes the voluntary euthanasia …

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Every idle word that men shall speak…

The language battle is heating up. Redefining marriage is the most spectacular and far-reaching milestone on the secular journey to destroy Christian values in western society, but the language battle began a long time ago with tolerating swearing and blasphemy.  Christian terms such as Jesus, Christ, God, Lord, heavens above, hell and damn are all …

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Peer group pressure is changing you

Cambridge Analytica, a company which specialises in behaviour change, is credited, along with Facebook, with Donald Trump’s victory in the US Presidential election victory on 8/11/2016. The homepage of Cambridge Analytica's website says “Data drives all that we do.  Cambridge Analytica uses data to change audience behavior [sic].’ This is an acknowledgement that peer group …

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We all speak many languages

Most people think that they speak one language, but this is not so. There are more languages than ethnic languages – there are professional languages, the language of hobbies, sport, etc. The average person would not understand a medical conversation, nor a discussion between lawyers, but the same would be true of a football coaching …

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