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World & Life News A Better Country
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This article originally appeared on my blog (Here). “But now they desire a better, that is, a heavenly country” (Hebrews 11:16) One of the issues which has dominated British politics over recent years is immigration, both legal and illegal. In terms of legal immigration, critics of Brexit...
World & Life News The Wisdom of Men
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This article originally appeared on my blog (Here). “Your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God” (1 Corinthians 2:5) The world watched as NASA’s Perseverance Rover completed its seven month journey to Mars, entering the Martian atmosphere, descending and...
Gospels & Acts Serve Others
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This article originally appeared on my blog (Here). “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45) Service is not a uniquely Christian concept. The language of service is something engrained throughout society...
Church History Twenty-nine Years
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This article originally appeared on my blog (Here). “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord…their works follow them” (Revelation 14:13) David Brainerd (1718-1747) was an 18th century American missionary to the native American Indians of New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Robert Murray...
Evangelism & Missions Holding The Rope
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This article originally appeared (Here). “I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” (Matthew 16:18) A slate engraving and a stone cairn were recently unveiled in Stornoway as the first in a series of events to commemorate the centenary of the Iolaire disaster...
Law of God The Troubled Sea
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Originally appeared on my blog, Hebridean Outpost. “The wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt. There is no peace, says my God, for the wicked.” (Isaiah 57:20-21) The Isle of Lewis is steeped in history, heritage and distinctiveness. It may...
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Originally appeared on my blog, Hebridean Outpost. “…The Lord will give grace and glory…” (Psalm 84:11) In ancient days, when larger ships were unable to get close enough to shore to dock due to stormy conditions, the ship’s anchor would be placed in a small boat called a forerunner. The...
Confessions & Creeds Why A Confession Of Faith?
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This article was posted on my blog at www.hebrideanoutpost.com “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering” (Hebrews 10:23) The Presbyterian Church in Scotland has long associated itself with a Confession of Faith as its subordinate standard, so much so that Scottish...
Theology Doctrine
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An article I wrote, with the aid of JC Ryle, on the need for doctrine in Scotland, originally posted at... http://www.hebrideanoutpost.com "That we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine…” (Ephesians 4:14) Many people today react...
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