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All articles by David Fountain

David was pastor of Spring Road Evangelical Church, Southampton for 37 years, then he retired in 1992. He passed away in 2004.

From Puritanism to Methodism

Historical

July 2001
Articles > Historical

From Puritanism to Methodism

1662-1737In the May issue of Evangelical Times, Michael Haykin (A Cloud of Witnesses) dealt with the ministry of William Mitchel 1662-1705. He also referred to his cousin David Crosley 1660-1744. Providentially, that article has an important bearing on this series, since it underlines that things were better during the neglected years than have hitherto…

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From Puritanism to Methodism

Historical

June 2001
Articles > Historical

From Puritanism to Methodism

Decay and Prosperity1662-1737It cannot be denied that there was a dreadful spiritual decline among the churches during the period between the Puritans and Methodists. Attention has been drawn to this by many historians. But it needs to be emphasised that this was not untilafter the death of Queen Anne in 1714 and occurred only…

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From Puritanism to Methodism

Historical

May 2001
Articles > Historical

From Puritanism to Methodism

1.  The neglected years 1662-1737It is fifty years since the first Puritan Conference was held at Westminster Chapel. Since that time Christians throughout the world have had the benefit of many Puritan reprints. We have been able to enter into the great inheritance left by the Puritans.Special attention has also been paid to the…

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January 1999
Articles > Biblical/theological

Goats among the sheep

We are all very much aware of the troubles that beset the churches on every hand. Has there ever been a time like it for difficulties within the local gospel church? Are there Scriptures we can look to that help us here? Two of Paul's letters are devoted to a church that was full…

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September 1998
Articles > Evangelistic

Becoming a Christian (2): Seeking God

In last month’s article (Part I) we looked at the common but mistaken idea that becoming a Christian is an easy process which anyone can accomplish if he is so minded. This month we shall turn to some biblical illustrations in order to be positive and give better guidance in this matter. These illustrations…

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Historical

March 1998
Articles > Historical

Isaac Watts

Two hundred and fifty years ago, in November 1748, Isaac Watts was called to his eternal rest. He left behind some 600 hymns, many of them paraphrases of the Psalms and other portions of Scripture, but all written in the language of the new covenant and explicitly bringing the person and work of Christ…

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November 1996
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

Should we care

If this question had been asked thirty years ago and had in mind the subject of ‘social responsibility’, evangelicals would answer very largely that our task was simply to ‘preach the gospel’. But the situation has changed radically and large sections of the evangelical world are devoting enormous energy to addressing the evils of…

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