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Avoiding two extremes

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April 2012
Articles > Comment

Avoiding two extremes

ET COMMENT Avoiding two extremes Maximalism is a trend in the arts that finds its counterpart in some Reformed preaching today. The word can be used to describe the erroneous belief that every time any portion of Scripture is expounded, the gospel is being proclaimed.    Such a belief is incorrect, since texts like Galatians…

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Guarding the gospel

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March 2012
Articles > Biblical/theological

Guarding the gospel

Guarding the gospel Gospel preachers need to be keenly aware of popular gospel perversions in order to safeguard the message they preach. For example, an awareness of past gospel perversions alerts us to similar dangers today. In New Testament times, these were already at work. Paul was keenly aware of antinomian tendencies when he…

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Gospel hearing

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February 2012
Articles > Biblical/theological

Gospel hearing

Gospel hearing Preachers have a responsibility to ensure that the gospel gets a hearing. Paul says, ‘For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe’ (1 Corinthians 1:21). It is by hearing the…

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Gospel preaching

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January 2012
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Gospel preaching

Gospel preaching Preaching the gospel faithfully should be the number one concern of all serious Christians and churches, and especially of those set apart as ministers of the gospel. I want to call on all such to proclaim a full-blooded gospel message and to use a biblical methodology in outreach. That way our efforts…

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March 1999
Articles > World Mission > Asia > South Eastern Asia > Malaysia

Christianity in Malaysia

Malaysia is a young nation, still struggling to establish itself politically, economically and socially. Over half its population is Malay, while Chinese account for a quarter. Religion is divided along ethnic lines: Malays are Muslims; Chinese are followers of an amalgam of Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism, and Indians are Hindu. The indigenous communities in…

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