Articles

  1. Why A Confession Of Faith?

    This article was posted on my blog at [URL="http://www.hebrideanoutpost.com"]www.hebrideanoutpost.com[/URL] “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering” (Hebrews 10:23) The Presbyterian Church in Scotland has long associated itself with a Confession of Faith as its subordinate standard, so much so that Scottish Presbyterianism and Confessionalism have gone hand in hand. The Scots Confession of 1560 (co-authored by...
  2. From Non-reformed To Reformed: Opening Perspectives

    Article series on the issues involving moving from a non-reformed view to a reformed view as well as all of the 'stuff' that pops up in-between (including when to leave a church).
  3. Twenty-nine Years

    This article originally appeared on my blog (Here). “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord…their works follow them” (Revelation 14:13) David Brainerd (1718-1747) was an 18th century American missionary to the native American Indians of New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Robert Murray M’Cheyne (1813-1843) was a 19th century Scottish minister in Dundee. These two men lived in different...
  4. The Development Of The Traditional Form Of The Westminster Standards

    First published, “Antiquary: The Development of the “Traditional Form of The Westminster Standards, The Confessional Presbyterian 1 (2005): 168–177. Appendix C omitted (but see the old PBTJ here). The Westminster Confession of Faith was approved and adopted by the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland on August 27, 1647. Subsequently, the Confession was published for the first time with...
  5. Minced Oaths (tdiph)

    This Day in Presbyterian History Daily devotional readings in Scripture, the Westminster Standards, & Presbyterian history. [URL]http://www.thisday.pcahistory.org/2017/03/march-18-4/[/URL] A visiting minister was asked to lead in prayer in Sunday school, and when he had finished, a teacher heard one of her girls whisper, “Gosh, what a prayer!” Such an exclamation seems incongruous in expressing one’s...
  6. Robert Traill: Profess Our Faith By Deeds

    This was originally posted on my site. I would rather put this under the general title "The Christian Walk". "The profession of our faith is made by deed. A man that cannot speak may make a profession of his faith. He cannot make it by words, but he may make it otherwise; I acknowledge not so easy, for the tongue is man’s glory. 1. The outward attending on the means of grace is a profession...
  7. Holding The Rope

    This article originally appeared (Here). “I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” (Matthew 16:18) A slate engraving and a stone cairn were recently unveiled in Stornoway as the first in a series of events to commemorate the centenary of the Iolaire disaster (Here). Before being used by the navy in anti-submarine and patrol work, the Iolaire had been a...
  8. The Forerunner Of Glory

    Originally appeared on my blog, Hebridean Outpost. “…The Lord will give grace and glory…” (Psalm 84:11) In ancient days, when larger ships were unable to get close enough to shore to dock due to stormy conditions, the ship’s anchor would be placed in a small boat called a forerunner. The forerunner carried the anchor through the breakers and dropped it at the harbour securing the larger...
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