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All articles by Philip Grist

Philip served for many years, as a missionary in India, with GBM.

Pie in the sky?

Article

December 2008
Evangelistic

Pie in the sky?

Pie in the sky? Heaven! Have you ever thought about it? Is there such a place? People die. This is the one fact in life that's certain. But what happens when people die?  Many mock the very idea of heaven as 'pie in the sky when you die'. The Bible, however, declares that heaven is…

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Missionary Spotlight – Fifty years of Grace Baptist Mission radio

Article

June 2008
General

Missionary Spotlight – Fifty years of Grace Baptist Mission radio

Fifty years of Grace Baptist Mission radio   Radio was anathema to some Strict Baptists of the 1950-60s. The pastor of one church I visited in 1963 told me in no uncertain terms that he hoped I wasn’t intending to speak about my radio ministry because, ‘Radio is the devil’s instrument’.   Looking back…

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No separation from God’s love

Article

June 2008
Articles > Biblical/theological

No separation from God’s love

No separation from God's love In the preface to Pilgrim Homes' new book Could it be dementia? Dr Gaius Davies writes, 'I recall hearing Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones telling us medical students that the Christian believer, however much disease of body or mind later affect him, was still “in Christ”'. That isn't 'pie in the sky'…

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Guest Column

Article

July 2005
Articles > Guest column

Guest Column

Shortly before my mother passed into glory, I took a young friend to visit her. Before he left he asked, 'What would you like me to read?' Her immediate reply was 'John 14'. Although only in her early fifties, she was ready for the home that Jesus had prepared.The Saviour spoke the words of…

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Guest Column-How can young people be pure?

Article

June 2005
Articles > Guest column

Guest Column-How can young people be pure?

[Philip Grist has served with Grace Baptist Mission (GBM) in India and as a co-ordinator of GBM's literature ministry]Psalm 119:9 gives a straightforward answer (although carrying out the instructions will be a battle!): 'How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to your word'. The New Testament equivalent is 2…

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Guest Column

Article

May 2005
Articles > Guest column

Guest Column

The New Commandmentby Philip GristPerusing John's Gospel and the letters he wrote, I am not surprised that this man was known as 'the Apostle of love'. Unlike Peter, he didn't need to be asked 'Do you love me?'He loved the Saviour dearly and was always close to Jesus. Even at the cross, when the…

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Historical

November 2000
Articles > Historical

Krishna Pal

It was Lord's Day, 28 December 1800. At the end of that memorable day William Carey's associate, William Ward, wrote in his Journal: 'Blessed Day!' Well could he write that because on that day, the first caste-Hindu convert had publicly professed his Saviour in believers' baptism. It was a great triumph for the gospel.…

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