Monthly Archives: March 2018

Hell

What are the first thoughts that come into your mind when you hear or read the word ‘hell’? Do you conjure up a macabre scene like that depicted in a painting of hell by *Hieronymus Bosch? Do you believe such … Continue reading

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Heaven

‘Heaven’, ‘heavens’ and ‘heavenly’ are words that crop up in the Bible hundreds of times, and according to my New King James Exhaustive Concordance, the actual word ‘heaven’ is altogether mentioned in 49 of 66 books of the Bible. Ask … Continue reading

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Debt

‘Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law (Romans 13:8)’. Do not love money: ‘For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some … Continue reading

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Lending

How many of us have lent something to somebody and we never received it back? Most of us, I suspect! If we got it back, was it in the same condition as when we lent it? Were we grieved because … Continue reading

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The Organic Church

Back in November of last year I published an article with the title, ‘Who are the Church?’* My purpose was to emphasise that the church is not a ‘physical’ building of bricks or stones, but a ‘spiritual’ building of God’s … Continue reading

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Email to a Christian Friend

Theologies separate, denominations separate, but the Bible through the Spirit unites Christians in Christ (Ephesians 4:1-6; Colossians 3:11). I have Christian brothers and sisters who are disposed to different theologies, but we worship together in harmony. We worship together in … Continue reading

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The Baptist Affirmation of Faith 1966

If you are a regular follower of this blog you will know of my conviction that concerning the Christian faith there is only one authority, namely the Bible. It is the infallible Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter … Continue reading

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Self-control

When we were children we questioned our parents asking them why we couldn’t do this or that. They had experience of life and wished to prepare us for it. They knew what we didn’t know or appreciate; therefore they disciplined … Continue reading

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Gentleness

We know when someone is being gentle with us, and we can see gentleness where a person cares for another. This could well be a nurse who has empathy and tenderness for the sick under her care. A mother is … Continue reading

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Faithfulness (Truth and Sin)

Faithfulness, loyalty and allegiance – Today these are almost obsolete, antiquated words that the younger generation would not include in their vocabulary. They certainly would not entertain them as having the possibility of being the basis for principles of living … Continue reading

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