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We are in the process of moving to a new hosting account. It will take a while to figure out all that needs to be done so we apologise in advance. Thanks Ian Thomas

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An important message to everyone!

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Certainly today there is a wealth of religions and non-religions vying for our attention all with its various claims for happiness, enjoyment, fun and life.  There is, no doubt, a reason for this…we are all looking for something beyond ourselves, something more.  There just has to be, doesn’t there?  And this yearning is not easy

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Good Friday

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Philippians 2:5–11 (NKJV) — 5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, 7 but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men.

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Hymns, Prayers and Encouragements 1/1/14

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Another year is dawning, Dear Father, let it be, in working or in waiting another year with Thee; another year of progress, another year of praise, another year of proving Thy presence all the days. Another year of mercies, of faithfulness and grace; another year of gladness in the shining of Thy face; another year of

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Homosexuality is a sin, really? Phil Robertson, A&E, and the Duck Dynasty

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Of course, it doesn’t surprise us that in our wonderful world there are those who taint and oppress others. Some just don’t like those who are different to them. The plain bigotry of some people who hate and lack tolerance towards those whose lifestyles are not the same is deplorable. There is so much evidence about these fascists

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San Francisco False Prophecies Oct 3rd

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False Prophecies Oct 3rd San Francisco My friends, nearly every day I hear of some prophecy of some sort…maybe because I am interested in matching every day events with the prophecies of Scripture…and whilst this seems to be quite exciting it is a hobby that has very little value!  Some people, however, seem to make

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Eschatology ES01 An Introduction

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Eschatology: ES01 An Introduction Eschatology (Greek: G2274 ἔσχατος eschatos = last – The word appears about 50 times in the New Testament) is the study of the last times.  Whilst most studies look at last times only, our studies will include all prophecy that has been fulfilled and all prophecy that has yet to be

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Why is the Bible so important? Part 1

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Why is the Bible so important? Part 1 Interesting question as it actually has many answers. I suppose it has to do with authority. By authority I mean, what is it that informs what we believe and why we believe it? Some rely upon tradition, others on feelings, others on what someone has told them,

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Are Christians lacking faith if they do not prosper or are sick or have trouble?

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Today’s subject will be an eye opener.  It goes against the grain of those prosperity gospeller’s who ply their trade on God TV and elsewhere. We are told by them that only good is in store for those who are Christians.  We are told that problems simply go away because we belong to God.  We are told that

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Hymns, Prayers and Encouragements 29/3/13 Good Friday

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Good Friday Perhaps one, or perhaps THE greatest hymn of all time was written by Isaac Watts (1674-1748), a hymn that Charles Wesley apparently said he would have happily given up all the hymns he had written if he could have penned this one! When I survey the wondrous cross On which the Prince of glory died,

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Hell and everlasting punishment

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Click here for recording of Ian Thomas preaching on Hell and Everlasting Punishment Today’s subject is a solemn one, the most solemn that you will ever hear from me but for us to have revival we need to wake up out of our slumber and focus our energies upon the most important things of life. 

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Hymns, Prayers and Encouragements 17/03/13

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In God we can trust all our lives. Day by day and with each passing moment, strength I find to meet my trials here; trusting in my Father’s wise bestowment, I’ve no cause for worry or for fear. He whose heart is kind beyond all measure gives unto each day what He deems best—lovingly, its

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Pope Francis – we welcome you! (Right?)

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Pope Francis – should he be welcomed? I am alarmed at how quick evangelical Christians have been to welcome Pope Francis.  Does the fact we have a new one change the organisation?  Or does it change the message it brings?  I think not. It might seem like a good thing to do (to welcome Pope Francis)

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Hymns, Prayers and Encouragements 10/3/13

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Prayer is not just a time for making requests to God though it includes this – but it is about our relationship to God.  The following hymn is as a result of a prayer meeting that had been attended by the author: 1. Teach me to pray, Lord, teach me to pray; this is my

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Revival – Can we have it again?

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Revival – Is it possible in the UK (and elsewhere)? Matthew 17:14–21 (NKJV) 14 And when they had come to the multitude, a man came to Him, kneeling down to Him and saying, 15 “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and suffers severely; for he often falls into the fire

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Hymns, Prayers and Encouragements 3/3/13

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O God, our help in ages past, our hope for years to come, our shelter from the stormy blast, and our eternal home. Under the shadow of Thy throne still may we dwell secure; sufficient is Thine arm alone, and our defense is sure. Before the hills in order stood or earth received her frame,

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Hymns, Prayers and Encouragements 24/2/13

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The following hymn is our response to God’s promise to us to forever with us… O Jesus, I have promised to serve Thee to the end; be Thou forever near me, my Master and my Friend: I shall not fear the battle if Thou art by my side, nor wander from the pathway if Thou

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Critical

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I am curious as to why so many of the Reformed Tradition in their Systematic Theologies are so critical of others (I’ve decided not to name and shame) who also take God’s Word as the ultimate source of authority (Sola Scriptura) and drag down such who are also seeking to know God, His will and

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Redeeming the Time

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When in Ephesians 5.16 the Bible speaks about redeeming the time what do we understand by this?  How do we buy time? I think one way is to be aware of what we are doing with our time.  Just how aware are we of the time we use? If we had to record what we

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Hymns, Prayers and Encouragements 18/2/13

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Hymns Yesterday I was having a discussion with Christian friends after I mentioned that great encouragement that one day we will see Jesus face to face and thinking about what hymns and songs there were.  So, I thought, why not?  Why not have one posted today!  So here you are and I hope you will

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Hymns, Prayers and Encouragements 9/2/13

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Hymns breathe the praise of the saints, The vision of the prophets, The prayers of the penitent and the spirit of the martyrs. They bring solace to the sad, assurance to the perplexed, Faith to the doubter and comfort to the oppressed. They span the centuries of history and bridge the barriers of denominations. Study

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Why study theology if God does not exist?

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There is no point in studying theology if God does not exist! This is one of many posts that will eventually come together in a coherent way in the study of theology.  In the mean-time enjoy the bite-size pieces that will arrive here on this blog!  Most of these will also be imageless – sorry!

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Minefield or a Mind-field? An Introduction to an introduction to Theology

Minefield or a Mind-field? An Introduction to an Introduction to Theology The line above is surely a trick question… surely it isn’t minefield OR a mind-field but a minefield AND a mind-field!  That’s why this is one of the few subjects that could have an introduction to an Introduction about theology! Before we even start on a subject like this there are so many

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Work – Is it Christian?

A Theology of Work – (which is also a work in progress!) Is it hard to get up on a Monday morning?  Actually, is it hard to get up ANY morning!?  Is it just time to hit that snooze button over and over again?! What is our usual response to going to work?  Or to College?  Or even working

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Faith in Jesus comes first

Faith in Jesus   Don’t forget WHO it is about!   This site is all about theology and sound doctrine, hence the title of this blog – but first and foremost it is about faith in Jesus. All theology, all doctrine, of the Christian sort, needs to not only be based upon the Bible (and I will argue

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About SoundDoctrine.co.uk

So, what’s all this about? There are various reasons for blogging: As Pastor I have wanted my own church (Ely Baptist Church, Cardiff) to geta good grounding in Scripture.  We have used Acts 2.42 (NKJV) ‘And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.’  as our motto.  I believe that this should also be the motto of every Christian, so… I am aware that there are millions of Christians that do not have a solid foundation other than the

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Homosexuality

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Hot Topic – Homosexuality Homosexuality is a subject that, unless you are in support of it, is one that is most avoided by Christians in the public sphere.  However there comes a time when the voices within Christianity are sounding with an unclear sound.  This results in confusion.  This happens especially when big name ‘Evangelicals’ such as

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Hmmm – Site got corrupted!

Sorry folks – the site got corrupted – I will restore the original posts but they will have different links…coming back real soon!

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