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Everything in February 2001 issue

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February 2001
Articles > Biblical/theological

Willow Creek – Worship and worldliness

Last month we considered the pragmatism that underlies the church-growth and Willow Creek movements; that is, the idea that 'if it works it is right'. We saw that the consumerism employed by these movements may 'work' in the sense that they draw crowds to church. But it became clear that is does not work…

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February 2001
Articles > Malta

A missionary in Malta

44 years ago, while teaching journalism and serving as director of the News Bureau at Whittier College in California, I was given a gospel tract entitledWhat must I do to be saved? Through reading that I came to know Jesus Christ as my own personal Lord and Saviour. Since then I have made Christ’s…

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February 2001
Articles > Biblical/theological

The throne of grace – Coming boldly

Last month we began to look at Hebrews 4:14-16. We saw that Christ exercises his high priesthood both by atoning for his people's sins and by supporting and comforting them through the power of the Spirit. The writer now draws his conclusion. 'Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we…

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February 2001
Articles > Scientific (including creation)

A sure foundation – Responding to Archbishop Carey

It is rare for a sermon to reach the front page of a national daily newspaper, but that is what happened at the end of 2000. Archbishop George Carey was speaking to a congregation on the Isle of Man, drawing attention to the culture of 'tacit atheism' now dominant in our land. The leader…

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February 2001
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Christ and his church – Marriage

In ancient Jewish wedding custom, at least a year passed between betrothal and marriage, and during this time the bride got ready in her own home for the climactic day when the bridegroom would arrive to claim her. In the same way the gospel age - the interval between the first coming of Christ,…

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February 2001
Islam

MUSLIM WORLDVIEW

Maurice.Thank you, Achmed, for agreeing to discuss your faith with me. There are many Muslims living in Europe now and it is good for the three great monotheistic faiths to understand one another. Have you heard much about my faith, Christianity? Achmed. Of course! We venerate Jesus as a prophet and honour his virgin…

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February 2001
General

Just for Catholics

I was brought up in a Catholic home and I am grateful that my parents taught me about God, his law and the judgement to come. However, they did not teach me the way of salvation. I heard the Evangelical message for the first time when I was 14 years old. Some Irish tourists…

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February 2001
Articles > Biblical/theological

Saved by a Perfect Law

It is by a perfect law that we are saved; else it would be an unholy salvation. It is by a perfect law, fulfilled in every 'jot and tittle' that we are saved; else it would be an unrighteous salvation. The Son of God has kept the law for us. He has magnified it…

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February 2001
Articles > Scientific (including creation)

‘Neanderthal’

Ever since Neanderthal bones were first discovered in Germany, the identity of Neanderthal Man has been a puzzle. Rather inconveniently for evolutionary theories, Neanderthals had average brain sizes somewhat larger than modern man. Despite this, they have been consistently represented as less than human. Early portrayals made them out to be hairy and ape-like:…

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February 2001
Articles > Malta

Malta – A shared vision

My name is Ray Hoover. I am a Baptist missionary serving in Malta. My wife and I were both saved in 1969 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. One year later we were called into the gospel ministry full time. It has been our joy to serve the Lord Jesus for thirty-one years. When we arrived…

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February 2001
Articles > Guest column

Guest column – The Sovereignty of God is a blessing

During the recent presidential election in America, I noticed among believers an unusual amount of frustration, anxiety and even despair. Many people thought the process of the election was being corrupted by dishonesty and fraud. There were many who believed the election was going to be stolen, and that someone might become president of…

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Historical

February 2001
Articles > Historical

The life and ministry of Hercules Collins (d. 1702)

When Oliver Cromwell died in 1658, a number of the puritan generals who had fought alongside him against the tyranny of the Stuarts during the Civil War (1642-1651) began to fear that anarchy was about to overtake English society. In a move that would have a profound impact down to the present day, they…

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February 2001
Articles > Malta

Melita: the island in the Bible now without the Bible!

Like most Maltese I was brought up as a Roman Catholic. The Lord was pleased to use three Pentecostal ladies from the Republic of Ireland, on vacation in Malta, to bring me to the faith. They gave me Michael Green’s book Why Bother with Jesus? On its inside cover I found written in ink,…

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February 2001
Articles > Malta

Missionary Spotlight – Malta

Area: A small group ofislands in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Sicily, with a total area of 122 square miles. The three largest islands are inhabited – Malta, Gozo, and Comino. Environment: Malta’s terrain is rocky (limestone) and quite low-lying. It enjoys a Mediterranean climate. Just over a third of the land is arable,…

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Historical

February 2001
Articles > Historical

The life of God in the soul of man

In Part One of Henry Scougal's The life of God in the soul of man the writer successfully explains the foundations upon which 'true religion' stands. In Part Two he draws the reader's attention to the 'excellency and advantage' of the Christian faith as revealed in the inerrant and inspired Word of God. In…

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February 2001
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

e-vangelism

The Internet is rapidly growing. It is estimated that it doubles in size every six months and that somebody new joins the cyber-world every 10 seconds. Current estimates put the total number of Internet users world-wide at more than 300 million, with 170 million people using the Internet in English. Christians are often shocked…

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