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All articles by John Keddie

John is a minister in the Free Church of Scotland (Continuing). He was ordained and inducted to Burghead in 1987. He also ministered at Bracadale and retired in 2011.

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February 2018
Articles > Biblical/theological

The ministry of angels

In one of his poems, John Milton said: ‘Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth, unseen both when they wake and when they sleep’. The teaching about angels is one of the intriguing things of biblical faith. It is mysterious. Yet it is clear from the Bible that there are a finite number of…

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October 2017
Articles > Historical

The Scottish Reformation — a work of God’s grace

The Reformation in Scotland in the sixteenth century was essentially a rediscovery of grace and a notable work of the Holy Spirit in the nation. Invaluable in providing a clear understanding of the ideals of the Reformers in doctrine, church order and practice are documents associated with the Scottish Reformation, especially The Scots Confession…

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October 2014
Articles > Historical

John Knox: Reformer and trumpeter for God (2)

During Knox’s three years’ absence from Scotland (see ET, September 2014) he had been in constant correspondence with the Scottish nobility. He arrived in Perth in May 1559, but then the Queen Regent reneged on her promise of liberty of worship and tried to suppress the Reformation by force. However, her death in June…

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September 2014
Articles > Historical

John Knox Reformer and trumpeter for God

Over recent years, there has been a growing ignorance in Scotland of the facts about and significance of Reformation thought and practice, and their continuing implications. Notably, there has been a growing antipathy to John Knox, not least in his native land. This can be gauged by some subtle — and less subtle —…

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March 2013
Articles > Historical

Robert Murray M’Cheyne — a bright light and an enduring influence

Robert Murray M’Cheyne — a bright light and an enduring influence From time to time, the Lord has raised up preachers with remarkable gifts, to exercise an uncommon impact in their own generation and afterwards. One such was Robert Murray M’Cheyne. His case is all the more remarkable given the very short period of…

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Select practical writings of John Knox

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April 2012
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Select practical writings of John Knox

Select practical writings of John Knox Banner of Truth 295 pages, £16.00 ISBN: 978-1-84871-102-0 Apart from his History of the Reformation in Scotland, John Knox published very little. He is one of those sixteenth century reformers more spoken and written about, and misunderstood, than read. It is good, therefore, that some of his writings…

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The sword of the Spirit

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September 2010
Articles > Biblical/theological

The sword of the Spirit

The sword of the Spirit   Of all the armour of God mentioned in Ephesians 6, the most 'offensive' is the sword. 'Take ... the sword of the Spirit' (Ephesians 6:17b). There is this one offensive weapon in the Christian soldier's armoury, and Paul states clearly that this sword is 'the Word of God'.…

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