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All articles by Mark Johnston

The author has ministered in Ireland, Camberwell and Philadelphia, USA, and is currently Minister of Bethel Presbyterian Church, Cardiff.
He is also a trustee of the Banner of Truth Trust.

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July 2015
Articles > Guest column

The Lord’s Day and the day of the Lord

We have been exploring the Bible’s teaching on the Sabbath as the special day of rest God has given his people. We have seen how the church has largely forgotten it, in our day, but also why it needs to be rediscovered.  One of the reasons many Christians have abandoned the idea of such…

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June 2015
Articles > Guest column

Rest and restoration

A recurring error of evangelical Christianity is to dislocate itself from the evangel, the gospel. That is, despite its claim to be gospel- and grace-centred, it slips all too easily into being law-centred, and grace becomes the casualty.  To say this is in no way to imply that God’s law is not important or…

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May 2015
Articles > Guest column

The day the church forgot

The past 30 years have witnessed huge moral and spiritual changes, not just in the life of our nation but also of the church. Much of that change is a reflection of the cultural revolution that started to sweep through the Western world when the so-called Baby Boomers of the late 1940s and 1950s…

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Jesus Christ: risen, ascended and enthroned

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August 2011
Articles > Biblical/theological

Jesus Christ: risen, ascended and enthroned

Jesus Christ: risen, ascended and enthroned There is nothing more central to the gospel than the cross of Christ. But the cross does not stand in isolation. It only has saving significance in conjunction with three other events. The crucifixion is inextricably bound up with the resurrection, ascension and enthronement of Christ in his…

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A Saviour from another world

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December 2009
Evangelistic

A Saviour from another world

A Saviour from another world  It may seem perplexing that Christians get so excited over two issues, especially - the incarnation and resurrection of Jesus. Why do these matter so much? Why don't Christians just concentrate on making the world a better place to live in? We only understand why when we grasp that the central…

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Feeling the pinch?

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December 2008
Evangelistic

Feeling the pinch?

Feeling the pinch?   We'll all have to tighten our belts this Christmas as the credit crunch takes its toll on the festive season. Despite the grumblings of recent years about cash shortages and low sales on the high street, the current economic crisis has taken things to a different level.   It's not…

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Battling over the Bible

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October 2008
Articles > Biblical/theological

Battling over the Bible

Battling over the Bible   It is more than thirty years since Harold Lindsell coined the phrase 'Battle for the Bible' in the title of a book about the inerrancy of Scripture. Leaving aside what he said for the moment, his choice of title captured the real sense of conflict within the evangelical community…

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