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The beginning of the birth pangs

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April 2013
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The beginning of the birth pangs

  Heavy clouds hang over many Muslim-majority countries around the world. The devastating war in Syria has seen over 60,000 lives lost at the time of writing and, by the time you are reading this, there may well be 4 million people displaced internally and over 1 million externally.      The Syrian economy has…

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Resisting Satan

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March 2013
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Resisting Satan

Resisting Satan Christians live in constant danger from their spiritual adversary. In order to resist the devil successfully, it is vital that we are aware of his strategies. These include: Discouragement: This can defeat even the strongest saint. But David is our example, for he ‘encouraged himself in the Lord his God’ (1 Samuel 30:6)…

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We’re on the winning side!

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February 2013
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We’re on the winning side!

We’re on the winning side! In Genesis 12, Abram was told that a great nation would descend from him and that the world would be blessed through him. Those promises have been fulfilled in the Lord Jesus Christ.     All believers are grafted into the spiritual Israel (Romans 11:16-18). We’re part of God’s family…

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Facing the future

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January 2013
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Facing the future

Facing the future The term ‘fear not’ is found many times in the Bible. There are almost as many ‘fear not’ statements as there are days in the year. I feel that each of these statements is there for me, because I am not a brave person. I am intimidated by others, terrified to…

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November 2012
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Is it really too far to go to church?

Is it really too far to go to church? Travelling in various countries, I have heard some complaints that folk have to travel too great a distance to get to church on the Lord’s Day or that the journey takes too long. Hence, the person says, they are often irregular at worship services. I…

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Knowledge

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October 2012
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Knowledge

Knowledge One of the benefits of living here in Britain, AD 2012, is the sheer volume of information most of us are privileged to have access to. Our age may be defined by two things — information and global commerce.    This observation was foretold in the book of Daniel 12:4, some 500 years before…

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October 2012
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The ministry of Evangelical Times

The ministry of Evangelical Times The July 2012 edition of ET set out in full a credal statement called The Cambridge Declaration, as drawn up in 1996 by the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals (ACE), in Cambridge, Massachusetts.     This statement, along with those commonly held doctrines in the major Reformed confessions, expresses this newspaper’s…

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Letter to Paul the apostle

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August 2012
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Letter to Paul the apostle

ET COMMENT Letter to Paul the apostle My dear Paul, The Consolidated Liberal Churches of Asia Minor (CLAMs) have recently had passed to them a copy of your letter to the Galatians, along with a number of other letters written by you to churches in our area.     The Committee on Missions (COM) has directed…

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Putting unity first

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July 2012
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Putting unity first

Putting unity first Unity is a common theme in the New Testament. Paul spoke of it in 1 Corinthians 1:10: ‘I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same…

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June 2012
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Why read church history?

ET COMMENT Why read church history? Why should we be interested in history? The humanist studies it to celebrate human accomplishment. His is a revisionist mindset, writing God out of the frame and so manipulating the evidence to suit his agenda. But the honest student of history focuses on the facts wherever they lead…

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May 2012
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Sound an alarm!

ET COMMENT Sound an alarm! As the Anglican Church prepares for an even more uncertain future, with the resignation of Archbishop Rowan Williams from Canterbury at the end of the year, nonconformist evangelicals cannot afford to be complacent. There is an elephant roaming within their own camp — it is called unbiblical ecumenism.   …

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Avoiding two extremes

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April 2012
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Avoiding two extremes

ET COMMENT Avoiding two extremes Maximalism is a trend in the arts that finds its counterpart in some Reformed preaching today. The word can be used to describe the erroneous belief that every time any portion of Scripture is expounded, the gospel is being proclaimed.    Such a belief is incorrect, since texts like Galatians…

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