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August 2016
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Pray for Poland

Imagine a door that has incredible powers. It has the ability to cleanse you from every sin that you have committed. All you need to do is walk through it. But, it is a door that only opens once every 25 years. You would need to travel to Rome and walk through the doors of the biggest basilicas in Rome, that were opened only on that occasion (see http://thecripplegate.com/walking-through-a-graceless-door/#more-69939). According to the Roman Catholic Church, it is the year of Jubilee. In October 2015, however, Pope Francis broke with tradition by having each Roman Catholic (RC) diocese throughout the world designate one or more local...

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August 2015
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Creation ministry in Poland 2015

Since Biblical Creation Ministries (BCM) was established in 2002, I’ve had the privilege to visit Poland on many occasions. These have given me the opportunity to speak alongside many other creationists, including Drs John Peet, Geoff Barnard, Sylvia Baker and Werner Gitt. I’ve just returned from my latest trip, where I was speaking alongside Professors Andy McIntosh (Leeds) and Steve Taylor (Liverpool). We flew into Gdańsk on Tuesday 26 May, where our first meeting was organised by the Polish Biblical Creation Society and held in a scientific institute whose name translates roughly as the Chief Technical Organisation. Andy spoke first on the extraordinary design of human...

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December 2011
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World Mission – Ania

Hello, my name is Ania. I am an English teacher and mother of Tomek 11, Joanna 10, and Samuel 8. We live in southern Poland.

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December 2011
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World Mission – Wioletta

'Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands' (Isaiah 49:15-16).

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October 2011
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Irena’s story

Irena’s story I was facing eviction from our tiny council flat on the huge high-rise estate in Poland. What would happen to my three daughters? I managed to get in touch with our local MP. His solution was heartbreaking. ‘If you cannot pay your rent, we can take your children into a children’s home. One phone call is all it takes. You can always get them back through the courts’.    How was I supposed to bring up three girls on my own? Wages were low, prices rising rapidly; I could do nothing else. Many women had already left for the West, working as nannies or...

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Missionary Spotlight-Poland: devil’s playground
February 2002
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Missionary Spotlight-Poland: devil’s playground

The history of Evangelicalism in Poland since the decline of Communism has been one of dramatic change and widespread satanic influence. Under Communism, until the 1980s, most Bible-believing Christians belonged to the United Evangelical Church (UEC). Only a small number of Christian books in Polish were available; Western visitors were few. The biggest outside influence came from Trans World Radio, and numbers were converted to Christ through its programmes. Solidarity By the 1980s, Solidarity, in close alliance with the Vatican, had gained the upper hand and everything began to change. (Billy Graham’s visit to Poland in 1978 had been the precursor of wider ecumenical developments.)...

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Missionary Spotlight-Poland
February 2002
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Missionary Spotlight-Poland

In 1966, while England was winning the World Cup football tournament, Poland was marking its millennium as a Christian nation. Poland has a historical pedigree that pre-dates many contemporary European countries. It has had its great moments but these have been more than matched by dark phases, sometimes as victim, sometimes as oppressor. Today it is on the brink of joining the European Community, having gone through traumatic changes to meet the EC standards. Identity Today, at the beginning of the 21st century, Poland nestles between Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania and the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad. Its northern border has a...

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Missionary Spotlight-Overcoming obstacles in Poland
February 2002
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Missionary Spotlight-Overcoming obstacles in Poland

In 966, under Prince Mieszko I, the Polish people were baptised into the Roman Catholic Church. In the sixteenth century, the Reformation made rapid progress in Poland (hence the Lutheran and Reformed Churches of today). But Poland’s ethos is strongly Roman Catholic. There is tremendous confusion in people’s minds about what true Christianity is. This is why gospel proclamation in Poland meets with many difficulties. Arminian The number of people in Poland today who are genuinely converted is very small – perhaps 10,000 or so in all. Generally, Polish Evangelicals are Arminian in theology. There are several reasons: the influence of Brethren teaching; misunderstandings about...

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