But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

Right With God - Apologetic Report
Monday, 17 June 2019 04:38

“Christ’s Revulsion at Lukewarmness”

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It is a strange thing that we love water and soft drinks to be ice cold, and tea or coffee to be piping hot, and that we recoil from all of these if they are neither cold nor hot, but lukewarm. As we shall see, the bible makes use of this strange phenomenon in a very powerful way to condemn...

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Friday, 07 June 2019 20:12

Youth Renewed like the Eagle’s

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As I age, I have less and less hair, but some things do not change. I still have to go to the barber’s  just as frequently as ever, and the cost is the same as if I had a full head of hair. There are four barbers in the shop, and I am happy to take the first one available; but I have to...

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Friday, 31 May 2019 19:36

“My Peace I Give unto You”

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Instinctively, most human being want to have peace, but few have it. Indeed it is difficult to have peace when the world is in such turmoil. This is especially true when our great institutions, such as our parliament, is in turmoil. Not so long ago there was a measure of respect for one another...

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Friday, 24 May 2019 18:55

General Assembly Note

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“And certain men which came down from Judaea taught the brethren, [and said], Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved. When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and disputation with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas, and certain other...

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Friday, 17 May 2019 17:57

“Darkness to Light “

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There is surely no contrast in human experience greater than that between darkness and light. It is a strange thing that it is more difficult to create total darkness than to create the brightest  light. I discovered this many years ago when I was trying to make a photographic darkroom in a...

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Friday, 10 May 2019 19:49

“Barriers Removed”

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Up until last Friday we had an eight-foot hedge bordering our front garden, considerably and progressively obscuring the view from our kitchen window. We had arranged to have two men come to take two feet off the top of the hedge, making it easier to trim. Almost as soon as the men began the job...

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Thursday, 02 May 2019 02:29

“Secrets”

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Secrets are very much in the news at this present time. Every free country must of necessity have some way that high level discussions can take place freely, with the confidence that these discussions will forever remain secret. This function is served in the UK by the National Security Council,...

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Friday, 26 April 2019 18:42

“Melody in the Heart”

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Bird song is one of many gladsome things that God has put into this fallen world. I did not have much appreciation of  bird song before I became a christian. Since then that has greatly changed. I now find the whole world of nature full of things which speak of the Creator God, but for many...

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Friday, 19 April 2019 20:37

“Spotless!”

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The Song of Solomon is not a book that we usually associate with doctrine. It normally strikes us as a book that appeals to the emotions more than the mind. There is no other song  that gladdens the heart of the christian like this one; yet there is one doctrine which is displayed throughout...

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Friday, 12 April 2019 18:20

“Lessons from the Attic”

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Most houses in the UK have an attic. This is in response to the climate. In order to cope with so much wind and rain, especially during the winter, houses are built with ‘pitched’ roofs, rather than flat ones. The simplest ‘pitched’ roof is one where the roof is like an...

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Friday, 05 April 2019 21:30

“The Lamb of God”

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One of the great privileges of living in a rural area at this time of year is that the first lambs are beginning to appear. It really is a wonderful time which speaks so clearly of the goodness of God. The potential of one lamb is enormous; yet when they are just born they look so fragile, you...

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Monday, 25 March 2019 21:43

“Perilous Times”

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I have never felt so worried about the state of our nation as I do at this present moment. On this blog I have always tried to avoid expressing any political opinions, and that has not changed. What I have to say has more to say about God’s dealings with us as a nation than politics.

In our...

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Saturday, 23 March 2019 06:25

“Growing in Grace”

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We use the expression, “Growing in Grace” quite frequently in christian fellowship, but often we do not have a clear idea of what it means. In fact it is something that is very difficult to define. We read that,”Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and...

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Saturday, 16 March 2019 01:43

“Hear, and your soul shall live”

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Sometimes, in robust discussion, one person says to another, “I hear what you are saying”. This of course does not simply mean that the other person is speaking loud enough to be heard, but that the first clearly understands the point the other is making. In life in general it is very...

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Saturday, 09 March 2019 02:11

“Home-Coming”

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Last week we stepped inside our front door after a long and complicated journey involving three flights and a four-hour drive home. For safety reasons, we had a night’s sleep before the drive home. We were still very tired and weary, but thankful to God for the moment we stepped inside our...

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Saturday, 02 March 2019 01:29

Holiday Thoughts (3)

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“Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:11)

We must meet temptation with deadness, that is with unresponsiveness. The slightest response from us is the beginning of the slippery slope.

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Saturday, 23 February 2019 11:59

Holiday Thoughts (2)

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“Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well- pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom...

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Monday, 18 February 2019 00:24

Holiday Thoughts (1)

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“And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us, And establish the work of our hands for us; Yes, establish the work of our hands.”            (Psalm 90:1 7)

The believer’s instinctive desire should be to be Holy, as God Himself is holy

 

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Friday, 08 February 2019 04:32

“Hurry!”

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Last week I met a christian brother, whom I have known for a number of years, but do not often see as we live some distance apart. It was for me a very precious moment as I hold my friend in very high esteem. In the circumstances we did not have long to talk, but the few moments given to us...

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Saturday, 02 February 2019 03:00

“The Night Cometh”

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It is good, just after the turn of the year, to see the days lengthening and the nights shortening. It is so easy for us to forget that this cycle of the seasons and of day and night will not go on forever. There is a night coming to which there will be no end, for those who have not received...

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Friday, 25 January 2019 19:10

“God’s Time is Now”

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It is a long time since I sat in a Latin class, but occasionally my interest was stimulated by a little snippet here or there, which resulted in something sticking in my mind with incredible permanence. One day the teacher introduced us to the little word ‘cras‘ meaning simply,...

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Friday, 18 January 2019 19:44

“Passing on the Great Gift”

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We have passed the time of year when we give and receive gifts. Any gifts we received, we accepted with thanks, and we held on to them, whether they were suitable or not. It would be a terrible insult to the giver, if we ‘off-loaded’ a gift we received on to someone else, for whatever...

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Friday, 11 January 2019 22:29

Christian Fellowship

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A few days ago I had reason to go into town, and was making my way through a big department store when, happily, I met a christian whom I had not seen for some time. We talked only for about fifteen minutes, but when we parted my heart rejoiced, and I thanked God for these precious fifteen minutes...

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Friday, 04 January 2019 20:47

Purifying through Trial

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One of the privileges I had in a previous employment was the opportunity I often had, of working with gold, a metal of great beauty, and easy to work with. Because gold is such an expensive material, use was made of every tiny bit. Even left-overs from other jobs were easily purified. In fact the...

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Friday, 28 December 2018 22:46

“The Exclusive Song”

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Once again, if we are spared, we will soon enter a New Year. It is a time for thankfulness that we have lived to see it. It is often an opportunity, or excuse, for freshening things up: new car, new dress, new suit, shoes, etc.  In Revelation 14:3 we read of a very strange new thing: It is a...

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