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All articles by Jon Taylor

Jon Taylor is an evangelist/liaison officer for Messianic Testimony, an associate of the Open Air Mission and a researcher for the Reachout Trust.

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October 2019
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Five tests to evaluate Christian resources on the internet

The availability of Christian resources on the internet can be both a blessing and a hindrance. On the one hand, there is excellent and extensive material available that is edifying and God-honouring. It can be of practical use and we would be foolish not to make use of it for study, teaching, sermon preparation…

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December 2016
Evangelistic

Two views from space

The year 2011 was remembered as the 50th anniversary of the Russian Uri Gagarin’s first flight into space. Though his exact words have been disputed, and communist propaganda was undoubtedly at work, Gagarin is famously said to have quipped, ‘I see no God up here’. In 2012 the American Neil Armstrong passed away. He…

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September 2015
Articles > Biblical/theological

Lions in the Bible

Lions are mentioned 100 times in Scripture. They are portrayed positively and negatively; sometimes in a literal sense, at other times metaphorically in a variety of contexts. The Barbary or Atlas lion and the Asiatic lion were the lions of the Bible lands. Their domains originally overlapped. With an impressive dark mane, and weighing…

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July 2015
Articles > Biblical/theological

Are there apostles today?

This is a vital question, since, in our own day, extraordinary claims are sometimes made and extraordinary practices undertaken on the basis that a contemporary ministry is supposed to be ‘apostolic’. To answer the question, we must first look carefully at the teaching of Scripture, to see what the biblical qualifications of New Testament…

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May 2013
Cults and other religions

Arianism and Jehovah’s Witnesses

Athanasius became bishop of Alexandria in AD 328, three years after the Council of Nicaea. He was exiled on five occasions and spent most of his life refuting heretical doctrine taught by his contemporary, Arius, who was a presbyter in the same city.

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Knowing God

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July 2012
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Knowing God

Knowing God It is almost four decades since J. I. Packer wrote his classic Knowing God. Today this theme is as important as ever, since knowing God is essential to having eternal life. Jeremiah knew God. In his day, the Assyrian empire had collapsed and the Babylonian empire was growing. Jeremiah was ordained and…

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Knowing God

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July 2012
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Knowing God

Knowing God It is almost four decades since J. I. Packer wrote his classic Knowing God. Today this theme is as important as ever, since knowing God is essential to having eternal life. Jeremiah knew God. In his day, the Assyrian empire had collapsed and the Babylonian empire was growing. Jeremiah was ordained and…

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