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All articles by Gordon Keddie

Gordon Keddie is a Scottish pastor and theologian of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America, educated at George Heriot’s School,
the University of Aberdeen, the University of Edinburgh, Westminster Theological Seminary, and the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary.
He served long pastorates in State College, Pennsylvania and Indianapolis, Indiana. He is best known for his extensive writings including many
commentaries on books of the Bible that have been translated in multiple languages. He also contributed to the Welwyn commentary series
published by Evangelical Press

‘You must be born again!’ (1)

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February 2016
Articles > Biblical/theological

‘You must be born again!’ (1)

It may be a stretch to call Jesus’ encounter with Nicodemus (John 2:23–3:15) a conversation in any conventional sense; it was more of a master class between a professor and student. For me it recalls the early 1970s and weekly seminars in Professor Paul Woolley’s church history course at Westminster Seminary, Philadelphia. The prof’s…

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Praying for the wicked

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February 2014
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Praying for the wicked

It is easier to call down fire from heaven on notorious sinners than love them enough to plead with the Lord for their salvation. James and John knew what they wanted for the Samaritans who would not welcome Jesus: ‘Lord, do you want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume…

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The death that gives us life

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March 2005
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The death that gives us life

'Now it was about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. Then the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was torn in two. And when Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, he said, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit".…

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Heaven

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December 2002
Articles > Biblical/theological

Heaven

Time to wake up! (Romans 13:11-14) The Bible confronts us with a vital question - are we in any condition to go to heaven? Scripture offers no encouragement for us to make assumptions about heaven. Peter tells us bluntly: 'if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?' (1…

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Heaven

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November 2002
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Heaven

7. The joy of the Lord (Matthew 25:21) Jesus' parable of 'the talents' (Matthew 25: 14-30) demonstrates that the way we choose to live now, relates to where we will spend eternity. The servants that are ‘good and faithful’ are handsomely rewarded, while the ‘unprofitable servant’, who sits on his hands, loses everything he…

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Heaven

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October 2002
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Heaven

6.  Just men made perfect (Hebrews 12:22-24) W hat will we be like in heaven? The visions in the Book of Revelation characteristically portray the redeemed as a static audience of worshippers in white robes, assembled before God’s throne. These visions have generated the images so popular with cartoonists, of saints standing around on…

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Heaven

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September 2002
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Heaven

5. The experience of heaven (Revelation 21:22 - 22:5) What will heaven be like? We have already seen, in Revelation 21: 1-21, something of what we called 'the geography of glory' - what heaven will look like when this world us wound up at 'the end of the age' (Matthew 13:49; 24:3; 28:20). But…

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