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All articles by Peter Meney

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September 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

Arminians need the gospel, too

'But I don't believe Jesus did die for everyone,' I said. The words hung for a moment as if there was some reluctance to hear them. 'Are you a Calvinist?' my friend enquired cagily. 'Well,' I said, 'I believe a lot of things John Calvin be1ieved.' 'What about John 3:16, then?' He went on…

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June 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

Jesus paid it all

King Herod enjoyed playing to an audience, though the part he played was brutal and murderous. He executed James, brother of the apostle John. This pleased the Jews, so Herod went after Peter too. But God had said, 'Touch not mine anointed' (Psalm 105:15). The Lord Jesus warned that whoever offended one of these…

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March 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

The cutting edge of a hard saying

Some people believe that the gospel of sovereign grace is a hard message. By this they do not mean that it is hard to understand. Often they have understood it perfectly and that is the problem. When the biblical gospel is faithfully preached, many people do not like what they hear. This is true…

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February 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

Do you believe in predestination?

A number of years ago when the Calvinist / Arminian controversy was being actively discussed in Scotland, one man stood up in a prayer meeting end preyed, 'I thank you, Lord, that there is no such word as predestination in the Bible'. It perhaps reflected, sadly, that in coming to conclusions upon matters of…

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