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January 2016
Evangelistic

The gift of ‘now’

I recently attended a service in a local church which had, in times past, been a regular preaching house for the famous Charles Haddon Spurgeon. It was attended by only a handful of people and I could not help wondering what the mighty Spurgeon would have felt, considering that in his day it would…

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Historical

January 2016
Articles > Historical

Richard Baxter of Kidderminster (2)

Although Richard Baxter was a chaplain in Cromwell’s Model Army (Continued from ET, November 2015), he was at heart a Royalist. At Coventry he declared his allegiance to the parliamentary cause, but later said that he was sorry he had done so and wrote a 32 point apology for it! He gave as a reason…

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January 2016
Articles > World Mission

Understanding the Muslim’s struggle for identity

Throughout Western Europe, Muslim communities are facing their greatest challenge for decades. It is relevant to Europe as a whole. The issue causing turmoil within Muslim communities is, ‘What is our true identity within the European social, political, religious and cultural context?’ It has, for many, become a ‘jihad’ (struggle) experience and a personal…

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January 2016
Articles > World Mission

‘All things work together for good’

God never holds an emergency committee meeting because something’s happened that took him by surprise. He knows what he’s doing! While Christians may be more afraid of radical Islam, most of our Muslim friends are more open than ever to the gospel. Most are embarrassed by the brutality and the recent beheading of Christians…

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The privileges of belonging

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January 2016
Evangelistic

The privileges of belonging

When a forgiven sinner enters God’s house, he is welcomed through the front door — and he doesn’t stay at the entrance! He’s invited inside to enjoy all the privileges of family membership. Here are a few of the great things in store for a believer. His life in the world from now on…

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January 2016
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Sad departures

The Banner of Truth Trust has just published A sad departure — why we could not stay in the Church of Scotland, by David J. Randall (216 pages, £7.50; ISBN: 9781848716612), on recent upheavals in the Church of Scotland. Its foreword, by Sinclair B. Ferguson, is edited and used here with permission. If you…

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December 2015
Armenia

Armenians, ‘experts in the art of dying’ – and also in the art of living (1)

Christian evangelist Roger Carswell shares with ET readers an edited version of a booklet first penned by his grandfather, Rev. Sisag Manoogian, at the time of the Armenian genocide (1915-1917). Sisag was a refugee who experienced 33 miraculous escapes from the Turks. He went on to be a powerful evangelist and pastor, proclaiming the…

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December 2015
Evangelistic

From Catholicism to Christ

How can I be right with the one, true and holy God? Have you ever pondered that question? The question haunted me ever since I was a boy. I only discovered the answer when I was 23 years old. Do you know this all-holy, eternal God personally: the one who created you and continues…

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Historical

December 2015
Articles > Historical

The surprising story of Colonel James Gardiner (1688-1745)

Commemorations of the defeat of Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 have grabbed many headlines this year, as we celebrated the 200th anniversary of that historic victory by the Duke of Wellington’s forces. Hailed among the finest of all British military commanders, Wellington has often been compared with the Duke of Marlborough,…

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December 2015
Scientific (including creation)

What is DNA polymerase?

This article provides some background information on DNA polymerase to supplement the article Oxford-trained scientist acknowledges the creator DNA polymerase is an enzyme, a protein ‘machine’ that makes copies of DNA molecules. It is found in all living organisms in various levels of complexity and performs a number of important functions. For example, our bodies…

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December 2015
Articles > Biblical/theological

‘The gods do not live among humans’

‘What the king asks is too difficult. No one can reveal it to the king except the gods, and they do not live among humans’ (Daniel 2:11). King Nebuchadnezzar was an awesome and feared king, whose word and wishes had to be obeyed. Members of his court were terrified because they were unable to…

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December 2015
Evangelistic

From fear to faith

I have been very blessed in that God has put me in a Christian home — not just my immediate family, but much of my wider family as well. As I grew up I was taken to church, and mum and dad often did Bible times with us. When I was about ten years…

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