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All articles by Palmer Robertson

Palmer Robertson was born in 1937 and is a graduate of Belhaven College and Westminster Theological Seminary. He gained his ThD at Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia, has pastored congregations in Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Missouri and Maryland, and has taught in Westminster, Reformed, Covenant, and Knox Seminaries in the U.S.A. He is now Principal and Director of African Bible University in Kampala, Uganda.

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March 2014
Articles > World Mission > Africa

The ministry of African Bible University

As the old saying goes, ‘The proof of the pudding is in the eating!’ In our case, the proof of the Lord’s graciously using our teaching finds manifestation in the fruitful ministries of our graduates. A sample will give you some idea of this. One graduate serves as language programme coordinator for SIL; another…

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March 2014
Uganda

The gospel in Africa – the African Bible University of Uganda

According to a statement by Dr Kisamba Mugerwa, chairperson of the National Planning Authority of Uganda, to the United Nations in 2012, ‘The population of Uganda is … estimated to be 33 million. About 57 per cent of the Ugandan population is between 0 and 18 years and 78 per cent is under 30…

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December 1999
Articles > Biblical/theological

Have you been baptised in the Holy Spirit?

Much of the Christian church in the last half of the twentieth century has stressed the matter of the ‘baptism in the Holy Spirit’. Some of the fastest-growing churches worldwide put great stress on the necessity of being baptised in the Spirit. This ‘baptism’ is often described as something that occurs after conversion and…

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November 1999
Articles > Biblical/theological

Have you been baptised in the Holy Spirit?

Last month we asked what the New Testament means by the phrase 'baptised in the Holy Spirit'. We saw that six out of seven uses of this expression refer to the inauguration of the new covenant age on the day on Pentecost. We also saw that while believers experienced the ministry of the the…

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October 1999
Articles > Biblical/theological

Have you been baptised in the Holy Spirit?

Much of the Christian church in the last half of the twentieth century has stressed the matter of the 'baptism in the Holy Spirit'. Some of the fastest-growing churches worldwide put great stress on the necessity of being baptised in the Spirit. This 'baptism' is often described as something that occurs after conversion and…

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August 1999
Articles > Biblical/theological

Eschatology – The Future of the Jews

Questions about eschatology eventually must deal with the matter of the future of the Jews. Obviously, in the time of the Old Testament, the Jews were identified as the chosen people of God. Of course, it must not be forgotten that they were not chosen simply to enjoy the blessings of God by themselves.…

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July 1999
Articles > Biblical/theological

Eschatology: The Millennium

The issue regarding the millennium centres on one particular passage in the Bible - Revelation 20. Five times in this chapter reference is made to a 'thousand years', which is the meaning of the word 'millennium'. According to the first seven verses of Revelation 20, several things are said to happen in relation to…

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