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All articles by William Scott

Rev. William B. Scott, of the Free Church (Continuing), regularly visited Eastern Europe from 1971 until 1998, preaching in many different churches. He had a break from these visits when he and his wife served as missionaries in Peru.

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November 2017
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Why the mediaeval church needed reforming (2)

In mediaeval Europe, various ‘nonconformist’ groups emerged, such as the Bogomils, Cathars, Albigenses and Waldensians. There were also individuals who tried to make a difference from within the Catholic church. Marsilius of Padua (1270-1342) was one. He held almost pure Protestant teaching. Such teaching was spreading like wildfire among students in the universities, among…

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October 2017
Articles > Historical

Why the mediaeval church needed reforming (1)

In the early years of the New Testament church, the pattern for doctrine and worship was laid down in a clear, unambiguous way. It was laid down in the Old Testament and made clear in the New. But gradually this pattern of clear teaching in the Bible was challenged and altered by an erring…

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May 2017
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‘The Lord hath done great things for us, whereof we are glad’ (Psalm 126:3).

The Iron Curtain came down during 1989-1990. Returning then from Romania, as shots were still being fired, killing mourners at burials, we had come through Hungary and were on our way home via Czechoslovakia. A few of the Czech believers insisted I visit the Old Town Square in Praha, the capital. In all my…

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March 2017
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Jane Haining (1897-1944)

Jane Haining was a Church of Scotland missionary to the Jews, from Dunscore, Dumfries. She worked in Budapest, where she was arrested by the Nazis in 1944. She died in the concentration camp at Auschwitz later that year. We know that everything has a beginning. The Bible tells us of the very first beginning:…

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