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I am happy to offer answers to anyone with a question that refers to the Christian Faith in its widest possible sense. I believe that the Bible is the living Word of God, and seek to base all of my life on its teaching. I also have some knowledge of some of the cults, and of Islam and Judaism. Of course, my answers are just one man's thoughts, and I would always advise a questioner to check with others, and with the Word of God.

Experience in the area

Served as a full-time parish minister in Scotland for about six years, and then spent the last thirty as a teacher (now 'retired') of Religious Education in Secondary Comprehensive schools (ages 11-17) while continuing my own preaching and teaching ministry. I have spent three years as a voluntary Chaplain with Strathclyde Police Force. I also believe that learning is a life-time process, and have recently completed a Master's degree in Divinity. I now spend most of my time in France, ministering mainly to English-speaking groups.


Former Presenter on Revival FM - a local Christian, community radio station, broadcasting in west central Scotland, and online at Involved with a number of organisations that support Christians who are currently suffering persecution in some 70 countries around the world. Until the formation of the new Police Scotland Force, I was a Chaplain with Strathclyde Police Force, deployed within 'Q' and 'N' Divisions, and also responsible for the Force Training and Recruitment Centre.


Various articles in Christian magazines. I also maintain a blog - My first book, Great Words of the Faith, is available as a Kindle e-book at My second book, Foundations of the Faith, is available as a Kindle e-book at*Version*=1&*entries*=0


Diploma of The Bible Training Institute, Glasgow; Licentiate in Theology of the University of Glasgow; Associateship of The Philosophical Society of England; Bachelor of Arts Degree (Hons) in History from The Open University; Post-grad Certificate of Education - Religious Education and History; Post-grad Certificate in Learning and Teaching; Post-grad Diploma in Management and Learning in Education; Master of Science Degree from the University of Strathclyde; Master of Divinity Degree (with Distinction) from Trinity College and Seminary (accredited by the University of Liverpool)

What do you like about this subject?

The Word of God is so simple as far as its basic message is concerned, that even a child can understand it; yet it is so profound that even much cleverer folk than I could never fully plumb the depths of its wisdom and practicality.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I am currently working on vol.2 of my book series. This one will be titled, Foundations of the Faith, and will deal with The Apostles' Creed, and The Ten Words (Commandments).

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

If you open a standard Bible in the middle, you will find yourself in the book of the prophet Isaiah. That book has 66 chapters - the same as the number of books in the Bible. It is clearly in two sections - chapters 1-39, and 40-66. This corresponds exactly with the division of the Bible into its two Testaments, with 39 books in the Old Testament, and 27 in the New Testament.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

That, ultimately, mankind is NOT the decider of its own destiny.

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Recent Answers from Rev C.Brian Ross

2015-11-04 # of ancient N.T. manuscripts:

Hello Pete    Thank you for an unusual question that doesn't really lie within my area of "expertise"!  However, for what it is worth, I will share my own thoughts!    First of all, do not forget that

2015-10-30 Christmas Celebration.:

Hello Prashant    This question is actually not one of Biblical Studies!  However, I will respond anyway, and hope that my answer is helpful.    First of all, it is generally accepted, for a number of

2015-10-30 Zechariah 11 & Judas:

Hello Pete!    Thank you for your interesting question.  The connection between this section of the chapter (not, necessarily, the whole chapter - don't forget that chapters and verses were introduced

2015-07-19 sanctuary service:

Hello, Abraham    Thank you for two most unusual questions!  The simple answer to the first of them is "No!".  The answer to the second is that there is no such instruction anywhere in the Bible.  There

2015-06-06 judah:

Hi, again, Pete    What I am saying is that Judah actually acted worse than Israel, because they should have learned Israel's lesson.  However, we are now moving into two additional areas - grace, and


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