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All articles by Frederick Leahy

Born in Co. Donegal, Ireland in 1922, Frederick Leahy prepared for the ministry at the Free Church College, Edinburgh, and Calvin
Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids. Ordained in Finaghy Evangelical Church in 1949, he joined the Reformed Presbyterian Church in
1953 and served three of its congregations until his retirement in 1988.

In 1967 his gifts as a theological teacher were recognized by his denomination in his appointment to the chair of Systematic Theology,
Apologetics and Christian Ethics in the Reformed Theological College, Belfast. He also served as Principal of the College from 1993 to 2002.
Professor Leahy died in January 2006,

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January 2003
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The Second Coming of Christ is largely a neglected subject in many churches. But it received great prominence in the preaching of the Apostles. It is clear, for example, that the Thessalonian Christians had thought much about Christ's return, and the letters Paul wrote to them reveal a lively interest in this great theme.…

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December 2002
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Walking in freedomOne of the most influential post-war philosophers was Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980). He and Simone de Beauvoir, his chief mistress (he had many), influenced the thinking of millions - most of whom have never heard of them. De Beauvoir was the high priestess of the Feminist movement, and her writings were its 'bible'.…

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November 2002
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Physically, hiking is a healthy group recreation. When Christians walk with the Lord they need to remember that they belong to a company of walkers. The church is not a loose association of individuals. Christians are compared to stones built into a house, parts of one body and branches of one Vine. We are…

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October 2002
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Walking with GodThe New Testament likens the Christian life to a race, a boxing match, and warfare. But most commonly it describes it as a walk. Adam and Eve ‘heard the sound [voice] of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day’ (Genesis 3:8). They recognised that voice. Clearly…

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January 1999
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Christ Disowned

Peter's denial of his Lord is recorded in all four Gospels, and to have the full picture we need to take into account the details given in each account. It is remarkable that all four evangelists record this denial, because when the Gospels were written Peter was a leading apostle, one of the chief…

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August 1998
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The strong man bound

'How can one enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? And then he will spoil his house' (Matthew 12:29). The onlookers, the ordinary people, were astonished. Christ had cast out a demon from a man whom the demon had rendered blind and dumb. Now…

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