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He ascended into heaven

Article

May 2005
Articles > Biblical/theological

He ascended into heaven

How important is the doctrine of the ascension? Most Christians would not rank it with doctrines like the death and resurrection of Christ, which are 'of first importance'. But is this the right way to think about this doctrine?The Scottish missionary Andrew Murray thought not. He said the ascension was ‘the most wonderful, the…

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Missionary Spotlight-We love a fight

Article

August 2001
Netherlands

Missionary Spotlight-We love a fight

A few years ago I was privileged to visit the Reformed Churches of the Netherlands (Liberated). After hearing the history of the Reformed Churches in Holland, I said that it was a history of division. An elder agreed saying, ‘in the Netherlands we love a fight’! There is truth and error in his reply.…

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