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The following three scriptures together remind all of the balance of responsibility which is necessary between those who teach in the Church and those who hear or read what is taught.
James 3:1-2: My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgement. For we all stumble in many things. If anyone does not stumble in word, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body.
1 Thess. 5:21-22: Test all things; hold fast what is good. Abstain from every thing bad.
Heb. 5:14: But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and bad.
Dates provided in square brackets [ ] indicate the year each article was written.
Sexual harassment - what did Jesus teach? When a number of different women began to accuse movie maker Harvey Weinstein of sexually harassing them, it started a world-wide tsunami of similar allegations against prominent people. This article considers the historical background to sexual harassment and the way that “free love” seems to have seduced many people into thinking that sexual self-discipline is unnecessary. It also highlights how directly Jesus challenged men in particular to face up to their true character. 
Could Israel withdraw from the United Nations? Written following the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334, passed on 23 Dec. 2016, which sought to blame Israel for the lack of peace in the Middle East. In it I look at the historic background of this conflict and where the Bible says it is leading. 
The Creator you know – what is He like? A series of short articles on this important theme. The initial four have the subtitles: The Godhead and light; The Creator who does not change; A Creator without choice? and A God of disease and death? 
In the Spirit and Power of Habakkuk As Britain and other Western societies are increasingly engulfed by secularism, what is The LORD’s word to His people in those nations? Will they repent and return, or are they being led blind, dumb and deaf into increasing judgement? Are Christians correctly reading the signs of the times in which we live, or are they being as undiscerning as Israel in the Old Testament? Which of Israel's prophets speaks most directly to what God is doing in this nation today? This essay seeks to answer these and similar questions. 
Who Rules – Man, Allah or Christ? During the British General Election campaign in 2015, the Daily Mail reported on posters put up in parts of Cardiff urging Muslims not to vote. Behind their message was the conviction that the Qur’an states that Allah does not share his authority with anyone. This article considers if the views of those who distributed these and similar posters in other cities are a genuine expression of historic Islam and how its teachings contrast with those of the Bible, especially the New Testament. 
Receive the Love of the Truth The New Testament explains why many will be deceived by one described as the Antichrist before Jesus returns. This article considers how this warning also carries important insights for those who believe in Jesus Christ. 
On which day of the week did Jesus die? The traditional day for the death of Jesus Christ is Friday, with him remaining in the tomb on Saturday before rising from the dead on Sunday morning. Does this match Jesus' own words, "For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth"? These notes consider the criteria which need to be considered when trying to resolve this issue. 
Redefining Marriage – What Did Jesus Do? Written in in the week the Report Stage of the Same Sex Marriage Bill was debated in the House of Commons (May 20 & 21). This short comment considers our responses to when Jesus spoke out against the redefinition of marriage. 
The Question Christians are not Asking In early 2013 there is a rush by Western governments, including the UK, to legalise same sex marriage. This is nothing more than the latest step in the secularisation of once Christian societies. Many Christians seem bemused by the failure of The LORD to stop the rot. This article looks at a New Testament passage which explains what He is doing today. 
Facing the Facts A half length summary of “The Questions Christians are not Asking” prompted by a request for a shorter version to be included in “The Watchman” magazine (May 2013). 
A Straightforward Guide to Matthew 24 & 25 There are some passages of Scripture which are considered difficult to understand and consequently have become controversial in many people's minds. High in this list are those books and chapters which deal with events closely associated with the return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth, which are commonly referred to as apocalyptic. These two chapters are one such, but do they need to be? 
11th September 2001 - A Clash of Two Post-Christian Cultures? Written one month after the day which truly shook the world, this article seeks to examine some of the underlying issues of events which continue to dominate international politics. 
Fix Your Minds On Things Above Is our objective as the Church to salvage sons and daughters for The LORD or to reform society so as to enable His return? The importance of keeping eternity in the forefront of our thinking. 
The Fear of the Lord Study Notes which collate most of the occurrences of this phrase in the Scriptures. Passages are arranged around themes found in the Book of Proverbs where many of them are to be found. 
Environmental Crisis? This study resulted from the different teachings observed in the Church whilst dealing with the (failed) Manchester Earth Summit. Is there any Biblical basis for environmental concern? 
Environmental Crisis are there any relevant scriptures? A shorter version of the paper on the above theme written for the Biblical Creation Society. 
Geological Instability In The Post-Flood Biblical Record An introductory study of the environmental instability which followed the Flood. This paper also considers the relevance of these events to today's generations and the Biblical promises that we are bring further calamity upon ourselves. 
How can we have unity with... The problem of being in fellowship with those from whom we differ. 
Spiritual Warfare A practice that has gained prominence and popularity in the last few years, but is it Biblical? 
Beloved... Test the Spirits During the summer of 1994 much of the Church in Britain was taken up with "new" phenomena - this is an encouragement to examine all things carefully and to hold onto the good but reject the bad. 
A Different Spirit From The One You Received? A closer examination of the teaching that has prepared the way for the so called "Toronto Blessing". Looks at a key passage, Luke 11:11-13, to see if it is appropriate to this experience. Also seeks to identify from Scripture what THE LORD is doing through these events. 
Times Seasons and Special Occasions A consideration of festivals in both Old and New Testaments and their relevance to Biblical discipleship. Explains why Hardy family choose not to celebrate the so-called Christian festivals. 
What Scripture says about Scripture Study Notes: which collect together all the references which refer to the Scriptures, their benefits and restrictions. Considers the implications. 
A guide to good order when Christians pray together A study of the practical principles involved in corporate prayer. 
Notes on The New “Panorama” Bible Study Course This popular booklet by Alfred T. Eade has been in circulation for many years. Most people do not realise that it teaches dispensationalism and the "Gap Theory". These brief notes introduces these two popular teaching which are also found in the Scofield Reference Bible and explains some of their key mistakes. 
Evangelical rejection of Spirit witness Two quotations which look at historical attitudes to the Holy Spirit amongst Evangelical Christians. 
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Articles written for the Creation Research UK Update between 2005 and 2012
Why didn’t Adam die on the day that he sinned? The need for Christ to die as the Redeemer is linked directly in the New Testament to the sin of the first man Adam. In Romans 5 and 1 Corinthians 15 the apostle Paul makes a direct connection between the death introduced by Adam and the need for Jesus Christ to make life available to all. In Rom. 5:19 he put it this way, “For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous.” It is astonishing therefore that today many who call themselves Evangelicals question the historical existence of that first man. This article considers the importance of the act of atonement which not only prevented Adam’s physical death, but also enabled him not to be spiritually isolated from his Creator. 
The European Union and the Book of Genesis In December 2011 David Cameron broke ranks with the European Union and as a result was cheered by many people in Britain. Others were not so pleased, accusing him of having weakened the nation's influence on the continent. Amongst Bible-believing Christians, some almost certainly criticised him, but perhaps more would see the potential demise of the EU as something to be welcomed, the majority citing passages from the Book of Revelation as the justification for their Euro-scepticism. This article considers why Christians need to grasp the relevance of the early chapters of Genesis to the EU and similar organisations, in order to have a good understanding of global political trends. 
If God is all powerful, why doesn’t He just forgive people? In 2011, on Revelation TV, Richard Dawkins described the death of Christ as “hideous and demeaning”. A few weeks later on BBC 1 he referred to the same event in this way, “Is that not the most disgusting idea you have ever heard?” This article answers Dawkins’ arrogance, pointing out that atheism has no means of supplying justice for those who have been wronged. 
What type of God would choose to use evolution? The media very much made 2009 'Darwin's year' with its double celebration of his birthday and the publication of his book. Evangelicals who seek to shape the Bible to fit Darwin's theory were also hard at work publishing books and speaking at events. this article asks important questions of those who insist the God of the Bible did not create the universe in six days through The Word, but used millions of years of death, sickness and violence. 
Hallmarks of the Creator Atheists regularly claim that there is no evidence for God. However, do they know what criteria evidence for God would have to meet to satisfy them? This article looks at what the design of the universe tells us, not so much about the absolute necessity for a designer, but about their nature and power. It also considers the consequences of their creation being handed over to people who wanted to run the world their way not God's! 
The Media, Intelligent Design and Biblical Creation From 2005 onwards there has been much attention in the media concerning Intelligent Design (ID). This article reviews some of the attacks made on ID and examines the differences between Biblical creation, ID and alternative creation accounts. 
From Creation to Calvary Following John Mackay's debate with John Polkinghorne at Liverpool Cathedral on March 8th 2005 this paper, included in Creation Research's next UK Update, looks at the effect the acceptance of theistic evolution is having on the Gospel of Jesus Christ amongst British Evangelicals. 
Articles written for Creation Research’s Ask John Mackay website in 2012
Had Jesus forgotten how the universe was created? A Bible college student asked, “I have been told that the New Testament states that Christ emptied Himself when he came to earth. Does this mean that as a man he forgot all He knew when He was in heaven? If so could He have been wrong when He spoke about the beginning of Genesis being a true record of history?” What is the answer to this question? 
How many ‘greats’ go before ‘grandfather’ between Adam and me? I was first asked this by my youngest son a few years ago. Since then it has come up several times. the answer may be very surprising to many people. 
Between 2001 & 2003 I wrote for the
They can be read individually, but are best treated as a series and read in order.
Darwin and Social Change This articles asks if Charles Darwin responsible for the moral and social changes in the West since he published his work? Many readers may find the conclusion of this article surprising. 
Standards We Cannot Keep Many Christians have argued over the years for godly laws in Britain but have failed to understand why any nation would benefit from adopting such standards. This article argues that Christians have mistaken the by-products of having Biblical thinking as the driving force behind national legislation for its objective. 
Religion and Politics For a long time it has been accepted that there are two subjects which should not be raised in polite conversation - religion and politics. In September 2001 events in New York and Washington provoked wide interest in the connection between religion and politics, especially the Islamic religion and Middle-Eastern politics. This article investigates if there should be a similar bond between religion and politics in Biblical Christianity. 
Spare the Rod and Bless the Child? This articles asks why is there an international campaign to criminalise parents who smack their children. Is it fulfilment in part of Psalm 2, which describes world rulers taking counsel together, "Against the LORD and against His Anointed, saying, 'Let us break Their bonds in pieces And cast away Their cords from us'"? 
Paxman, Blair & Bush - Religion & Politics revisited This article was written for, but never published in The Christian Standard. It draws attention to the problems which have arisen in Britain, and other western nations, from the Church's involvement with political power. Why is it expedient for today's Prime Minister not "to do God" when leading politicians in the past were prepared to die for their faith? 
The following articles appeared in
successive editions of Prophecy Today magazine in 2000 &
They can be read individually, but are best treated as a series and read in order.
The Creator: The God who was and who is! The first of two articles which consider the importance of recognising involvement of the Lord Jesus Christ in history. In this one His work from the beginning through to the present is considered. 
The Creator: The God who is to come! The follow on article to the one above encourages everyone to be prepared for the future by learning from The LORD's dealings with men and women in the past. 
Remember Your Creator - before it's too late! What are the signs of the times today? This article encourages Christians to consider global trends both in thinking and morality, and to recognise the implications for today and tomorrow. 
Reversing Babel? As the world moves more and more towards a global community, this article looks at the reasons behind the collapse of the previous one and the implications of taking this step back in time. 
There is no knowledge of God in the land. In 2001 the UK experienced its worse outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease for some years. This articles considers the reasons why most people in the country didn't bother to ask if God was behind it. 
In the late 1990's I participated in
discussions about the ministry of intercessory prayer as part of a
group put together by the
British Isles Prayer Network Leaders Annual Conference. These meetings were facilitated by the Evangelical Alliance. This paper concerns one of the topics covered in them.
Identificational Repentance. This paper was originally prepared as a response to “Identificational Repentance: A Valid Christian Ministry?” (a paper by David Sladden - 22 June 1999) prepared for discussion within the Theological Reflection Group (TRG) which had been formed out of the British Isles Prayer Network Leaders Annual Conference. It questions this modern practice which, along with several others, is based upon the un-Biblical expectation that the Church is called to disciple every nation (or people group) on the earth. (The TRG meetings were also co-ordinated by the Evangelical Alliance.)
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