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2017/11 HERE WE MUST STAND

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2017/11 Here We Must Stand Christianity is about living in this world, in conformity to the Word, not about shutting oneself away in some religious order, as Luther, of course, discovered. Some time ago, a colleague related details of a casual conversation he had with a young woman. She was a Christian, indeed the daughter

2017/11 THE SEED OF ABRAHAM

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2017/11 The Seed of Abraham ‘For verily He took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham’ Hebrews 2:16 Here is the love and wisdom of the Father in preparing a body for His Son, in which the fullness of the Godhead would dwell. The incarnation of

2017-09 QUIET TIME

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2017/09 How To Have a Meaningful Quiet Time Time is precious. The Christian’s quiet time before God is even more so. In an age where gadgets and apps are designed to save us time, we end up feeling as if we don’t have enough of it. As a result, the believer’s quiet time is the

2017/05 THE TRUTH ABOUT TRANSGENDER

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2017/05 The Truth About Transgender Sin is always sin, no matter how you describe it or dress it up. In modern society it is impossible to read a newspaper, or listen to the news, without meeting the acronym ‘LGBT’. It covers a range of so-called lifestyles, all of which are contrary to the nature and

2017/05 THE THRONE OF GRACE

2017/05 The Throne of Grace Whatever comes from this throne is all of grace, otherwise it is not suited to the nature of the throne. Grace is written on its every step, and from it the God of grace gives liberally. God’s throne of grace, unlike earthly thrones, is established in perfect righteousness. It is

2017/03 Thinking Right in a Wrong Thinking World

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2017/03 Thinking Right in a Wrong Thinking World Recently I read a strange story, a cross between a fable and science fiction. It told of a man who made magic glasses that would enable one to see other people and events as they really were. They were truth glasses. But it seemed that few people really

2017/03 LUTHER’S HEIDELBERG SPRING

2017/03 Luther's Heidelberg Spring One day is the reason why this year is especially significant for scholars of the Reformation: October 31st 1517. It was on that day, according to Philip Melanchthon, that Luther publicly protested against the peddling of indulgences by displaying his 95 theses at the door of the Castle Church, Wittenberg. That

2017/01 DARKNESS BEFORE THE DAWN

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2017/01 The Darkness before the Dawn How many consider the Protestant Reformation to be just an unfortunate breach in Christianity brought about by arguments over minor points of doctrine! Advocates of this view have no concept of the condition of the Roman Catholic Church in the early sixteenth century. By then, it claimed to be

2013/05 SAME-SEX ‘MARRIAGE’

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The Prime Minister, a vociferous campaigner for the change, saw a majority of Conservatives – eighteen members of government included – withhold their support.

2014/09 EVANGELICAL AND EVANGELISTIC

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2014/09 Distinctives Features of Free Presbyterianism EVANGELICAL AND EVANGELISTIC There was no one there. The lepers ventured into the Syrian camp realizing that death was likely no matter what they did. They went from tent to tent, found food and drink, silver, gold and clothing, but there was no one there!  They feasted and they