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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

Heaven

Article

August 2002
Articles > Biblical/theological

Heaven

4. The geography of glory (part 2) (Revelation 21:1-21) Last month we began to consider what I called 'the geography of glory'. Continuing this theme we now come to verses 9-21 of Revelation 21, which picture heaven as a glorious city. These verses recapitulate and expand upon 21:2 in order to show us something…

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Heaven

Article

July 2002
Articles > Biblical/theological

Heaven

What is heaven like? In cartoons and TV ads it is depicted as a cold and ethereal place. If it has any 'land', it is a bit like the North Pole -all white under a bright sky. More often there is just sky with puffy clouds supporting people in white robes playing harps and…

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Heaven

Article

June 2002
Articles > Biblical/theological

Heaven

A building from God (2 Corinthians 5:1-11) by Gordon J. Keddie One of the most searching challenges in the Bible is undoubtedly Solomon's charge to young people in Ecclesiastes 12. He first says: 'Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the difficult days come, and the years draw near when you…

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Heaven

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May 2002
Articles > Biblical/theological

Heaven

2.  Our Father is in heaven (Matthew 6:9-13; Revelation 7:9-17) In his letter to the Colossians, the apostle Paul challenges us to set our minds ‘on things above, not things on the earth’ (Colossians 3:1-4). The great motive for being truly heavenly-minded is that the believer is ‘raised with Christ’. He has a new…

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Heaven

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April 2002
Articles > Biblical/theological

Heaven

Do you think much about heaven? The Bible is full of eternity and constantly points us to the last judgement and the great divide between heaven and hell. God has 'put eternity' in our hearts (Ecclesiastes 3:11) and he calls us to think seriously about where we will spend it. He sent his only-begotten…

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Rich man, poor man

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December 2001
Evangelistic

Rich man, poor man

Jesus told a story about a rich man and a poor man, which opens a window into the after-life. Two men die. The poor man goes to be with the patriarch Abraham in heaven, but the rich man goes to 'hades'. A conversation follows between the rich man and Abraham, held across 'a great…

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Article

July 2000
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Discipline & its benefits – A meditation on Hebrews 12:5-11

Last month we saw that discipline, though often hard to bear, is the product of God’s fatherly concern for his children. In this second article, we consider the problems that arise if there is no discipline, and the benefits that accrue when there is. No discipline The writer to the Hebrews tells us: ‘If…

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