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Author Archives: Revd. Anthony Martlew, L. Th.

CHAPLAIN’S PAGE: ‘SET IN A SILVER SEA’

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England One  of  the  profoundest  statements ever made was by Sir Arthur Bryant, author of ‘Set in a Silver Sea’. He said, ‘A nation which forgets its past, has no future’. Sadly this has been our national trait throughout history. Those of us who are blessed with the knowledge of our identity,  (and  denigrated  by…

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CHAPLAIN’S PAGE – “TOMORROW NEVER COMES”

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How many times have we heard this saying? Whilst it is true in the sense that tomorrow is always just out of reach, nevertheless it is a general excuse to delay jobs which should be done today. Those of us who are about our Father’s business may sometimes be slack in the urgency of what…

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CHAPLAIN’S PAGE – “CONFUSION”

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Paul made a simple but  profound  statement in  1 Corinthians 14: 33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. Everything he wrote was carefully worded. This is not to say that it is always easy to understand! Some of his statements appear convoluted, rather…

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CHAPLAIN’S PAGE: “ISRAEL THE STUBBORN SERVANT”

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Many ask ‘what’s gone wrong with our nation? It is always the older folk who ask for we can remember better times. Many of the present generation are unaware of world events. The current Middle East situation is of no concern to them, unless one of their relatives or friends is killed or wounded. So…

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CHAPLAIN’S PAGE – “STAND FIRM”

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The previous Archbishop of Canterbury,  now Lord Oystermouth, was  reported to have said  in 2009, ‘It would  not be the end  of the world  if the Church  of England was disestablished.’ As we have previously pointed  out in the  Ensign  Message,  this matter has been  ongoing  for many  years.   There  is little doubt that the…

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