Genesis 3:15 – the antithesis and hostile separation

The Longest Warfare The history of mankind is a history of battles; some very brief, others lengthy. The shortest recorded war—the 1896 Anglo-Zanzibar...

Jude’s epistle and us (2)

The previous article ended with a quote from a speech Brother Peter ‘t Hart held at a Women’s League Day about the...

Jude’s epistle and us (1)

Some prophets and apostles use powerful language. Take Jude. You stand amazed at such a passionate, thunderous denunciation of men “marked out”...

The injustice of Israel’s ‘justice’ in Judges 20&21

To avoid being sodomised by sexual perverts, a Levite hands them his concubine (Judges 19). She is raped and abused through the...

The horror event of Judges 19

There is this shockingly macabre event in the Bible about an Israelite who gives his concubine to a band of wicked men....

Ascension – Christ, the Head of his congregation

"And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is...

Salvation Issues?

Have you ever been involved in a disagreement over something the Bible teaches when suddenly someone exclaims, “But that’s not a salvation...

Why each Free Reformed church council’s RCNZ decision ought to be appealed

Following each synod, each church council—as the highest governing body in our churches—checks synod’s decisions and approves (ratifies) them if they are...

The wisdom of God vs the wisdom of the world

 “… but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both...

Providence: God’s fatherly care for each of us

In times of calamities, social upheavals, accidents, sickness, war, and other disruptions to our lives, we find great comfort in what we...

Two Kingdoms

Then the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “When Pharaoh says to you, ‘Prove yourselves by working a miracle,’ then you shall...

Christ rose—believe the Scriptures

 “But their eyes were restrained, so that they did not know Him … And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He...

Church Services – the new (ab)normal

Unsurprisingly our Canadian sister churches have also moved to live-streaming the church services. I pass on (below and slightly updated) a pertinent...

Lack Wisdom? Ask God.

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given...

Pastoral Encouragement

The federal government’s decision to ban gatherings of people in public buildings has meant that churches have had to resort to livestreaming...