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April 2017
Articles > Comment

The Reformation

The commemoration of the Reformation this year, 500 years from its start, is a welcome reminder of the precious and refreshing truths that lie at the heart of the gospel. Nothing has changed in these truths in 500 years, since they are the truths of Scripture. The Roman Catholic Church, however, has changed its…

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World mission

April 2017
Articles > World Mission > Europe

Kurdistan

The Kurds are the largest ethnic group in the world without a nation of their own with a population of around 35 to 40 million. For centuries they have lived in Central Asia and the Middle East in a ruggedly mountainous region historically known as “Kurdistan.” While empires rose and fell around them, the Kurds generally…

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World mission

April 2017
Articles > World Mission > Asia > Southern Asia > Pakistan

Pakistan

Officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a federal parliamentary republic in South Asia on crossroads of Central Asia and Western Asia. It is the sixth-most populous country with a population exceeding 200 million people. It is the 33rd largest country in the world in terms of area with an area covering 881,913 square…

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Hybrid religion

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March 2017
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Hybrid religion

‘They feared the Lord, yet served their own gods’ (2 Kings 17:33) A hybrid is something that is a mixture or combination of two different elements. For example, a mule is a hybrid union of a donkey and a horse. A hybrid car is one that combines the use of both gasoline and electric…

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March 2017
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Hindered by Satan

Paul makes an amazing statement in his first letter to the Thessalonian church: ‘We wanted to come to you — I, Paul, again and again — but Satan hindered us’ (2:18). Can Satan hinder the work of God? Let’s note some other Scriptures. Before Paul had good news from Timothy that the believers in…

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Historical

March 2017
Articles > Historical

The Surprising story of David Michell (part1)

In 1957 David Michell was appointed ‘House Chairman’ at London Bible College a position something like Head Boy at a school. To all appearances just a stable and mature Christian, able to take on this position of trust. However, what most of his peers did not know was the surprising story of what had…

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Historical

March 2017
Articles > Historical

50 years of Evangelical Times

The material below summarizes the information in the Powerpoint presentation that was given at the Thanksgiving. A recording of the whole service is available here. The very first issue of Evangelical Times was sent out in February 1967:   This first issue had been the result of a huge amount of preparatory work and…

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Historical

March 2017
Articles > Historical

Jane Haining (1897-1944)

Jane Haining was a Church of Scotland missionary to the Jews, from Dunscore, Dumfries. She worked in Budapest, where she was arrested by the Nazis in 1944. She died in the concentration camp at Auschwitz later that year. We know that everything has a beginning. The Bible tells us of the very first beginning:…

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March 2017
Articles > Biblical/theological

Children, fathers, youths (2)

Continued from Children, fathers, youths (1) ‘I write to you fathers because you have known him [God] who is from the beginning’ (1 John 2:13). Clearly, every believer knows God, even the most recent convert. Indeed, this is particularly true of ‘children’ because the kind of maturity implied by this statement stems from an…

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March 2017
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

The single Christian and romance

Stuart Burgess responds to Trevor Baker’s Evangelical Times (January 2017) Personal View of his book, God’s way for romance: getting back to biblical courtship, published by Day One (112 pages, £6.00; ISBN: 978-1-84625-497-0). I am not surprised that Trevor Baker disagrees with my book God’s way for romance, because he takes a very different…

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March 2017
Articles > World Mission

Carey Outreach Ministries

‘So, Ray, what does it mean to be born again?’ said the young man as he settled down on our settee in the living room. His question has remained a vivid memory to speaker and hearer alike for over 40 years. That conversation proved to be one of the final stages in Bob’s search…

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March 2017
Articles > Biblical/theological

Christianity stands or falls on the historical accuracy of Genesis

Thomas Huxley (1825–1895) was a prominent nineteenth century agnostic, and a friend and supporter of Charles Darwin. Regarding biblical authority, he wrote: ‘I am fairly at a loss to comprehend how anyone, for a moment, can doubt that Christian theology must stand or fall with the historical trustworthiness of the Jewish Scriptures…’ He continued: ‘If…

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