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December 1998
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Disaster

Imagine living in a quiet mountain valley in Nicaragua, at the foot of the Casita volcano. Hurricane Mitch sweeps across the mountains, depositing inches of rain. The mountainside collapses in a river of mud. Your village is buried, its homes destroyed, and 1500 people die. Imagine living near a quiet beach in Papua New…

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December 1998
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A closed door in boom-town Bethlehem

'And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn' (Luke 2:7). Bethlehem was experiencing boom times. Caesar Augustus had decreed that a census be carried out, and the city was overflowing with those involved…

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December 1998
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A startling discovery

My parents were Jewish, and my earliest memories of childhood in our pleasant North-East London home were quite happy ones. My father and mother did not strictly follow the Jewish faith, but I can recall observing the festivals and going to synagogue with them from time to time. The reason we did that was…

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December 1998
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Peace at last

Until I reached fifty-seven, my visits to church had been few and far between. I always said I believed in God and thought I was a Christian, trying to lead a good life, but in fact I never really had time for God - I was always too busy. My life was wrapped up…

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December 1998
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Death sentence at 50

1989 and 1990 were very significant years in world history. This period saw the virtual collapse of communism in Europe, and apartheid in South Africa. The infamous Berlin Wall was demolished, and Nelson Mandela was released from prison. For me personally, 1990 brought the shattering news that I had a primary brain tumour. A…

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December 1998
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Can prophecy be true?

Most attempts to prophesy the future end in failure. Those who claim to be prophets are usually charlatans. But the writers of the Old Testament were different. They forecast the future with uncanny accuracy. The Old Testament is a library of thirty-nine books, which makes up more than three-quarters of the Bible. It was…

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December 1998
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Angry with God

I grew up in North-West London with my parents and brother. As a child I was sent to a Methodist Sunday school although my parents were not churchgoers. At the age of fifteen, I left school and started work, and all contact with anything religious ceased. My father died at a very early age,…

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December 1998
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Now I am trusting Christ

I have godly parents who have taught me the Scriptures from an early age, sent me to Sunday school, and taken me to two services in the local chapel at Stanton Lees every Sunday. I am fourteen years old and enjoy life to the full. But, until recently, I never really thought about my…

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September 1998
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Becoming a Christian (2): Seeking God

In last month’s article (Part I) we looked at the common but mistaken idea that becoming a Christian is an easy process which anyone can accomplish if he is so minded. This month we shall turn to some biblical illustrations in order to be positive and give better guidance in this matter. These illustrations…

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May 1998
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A matter of death and life

Death is commonplace on television. We see it portrayed in many different ways in fiction, and we also see it in fact. Some of the more harrowing pictures have left impressions we are unlikely to forget, such as the images of Nazi concentration camps with countless emaciated corpses piled high in silent condemnation of…

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December 1997
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The message of Christmas – Light in our darkness

'This is the condemnation, that light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil' (John 3:19) Nothing is more welcome than to see a light in the darkness. Darkness brings confinement to the elderly, fear to children, danger to travellers, frustration to those who have…

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December 1996
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Hark to the herald angels

Angels are real, good and helpful: 'ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation' (Hebrews 1:14). Scripture speaks in terms of myriads upon myriads of them - and a myriad is strictly ten thousand. With so many evil spirits abroad in the world, a whole kingdom of fallen angels under their leader…

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