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Maintaining a Christian world-view
April 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

Maintaining a Christian world-view

Every Christian should be a non-conformist: 'Be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind' (Romans 12:2). The transformation which the New Testament envisages is so radical that the Christian continually strives to bring every thought into captivity to the Lord Jesus. His world-view is sustained by…

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The Best News Ever
April 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

The Best News Ever

There Is one true GodIn the first place, it proves that there is a God and that the God of the Bible is the true God. Reuben A. Torrey, who often spoke and wrote well on these themes, put it this way: 'Every effect must have an adequate cause ... and the only cause…

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Indispensable signs of the Spirit
April 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

Indispensable signs of the Spirit

A friend phoned from England to ask if I knew where his vicar could stay in Toronto while he experienced the 'Toronto Blessing' at the Airport Vineyard. The interest in what is happening here is extraordinary. But instead of urging you to come to Toronto, let me suggest we return to Pentecost where we…

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THE CROSS OF CHRIST
April 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

THE CROSS OF CHRIST

The Roman cross was a cruel apparatus of execution. Crucifixion, as a means of death, was devised to inflict great pain and drawn out suffering for the victim. While Christians ought not to give undue emphasis to the physical cross by way of ornament or relic, yet there is a symbolism and significance of…

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The Ancient Church
April 1995
Articles > Historical

The Ancient Church

We do not know who the first church member was. It may have been Adam, or perhaps Eve. Scripture does not say explicitly. But at the very least, God had called out a people for himself by the second generation of mankind. Abel is identified by Christ as 'righteous', and the author of Hebrews…

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April 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

Who does God choose?

Christ's ministry had nothing to do with his physical attributes. We incorrectly project positive - even attractive - attributes on Jesus because we assume anyone who can draw that kind of crowd must have had decent looks. (Have you ever seen a painting of Christ that made him look ugly?) Yet look at what…

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The Empty TOMB
April 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

The Empty TOMB

He who was both human and divine, God manifest in flesh (1 Timothy 3:16), and had lain for two full days in 'the dust death' (Psalm 22:15) now in a brief moment was adorned with a 'glorious body' (Philippians 3:21). Jerusalem slumbered in the final hour or so before the dawn. The bright yellow…

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THE CALVARY ROAD
April 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

THE CALVARY ROAD

The Calvary road was long and hard, The Calvary road was lonely; Christ trod this road, bruised, battle-scarred, And he could tread it only. He turned not back when fierce the fight, Nor thought he of surrender; He scoffing bore and cruel spite, For love of the offender. On to the bitter cross he…

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