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Forty years of evangelicalism in America

Historical

February 2007
Articles > Historical

Forty years of evangelicalism in America

I congratulate Evangelical Times for its 40 years of publication, and commend the Editors for holding firm the true Christian faith in challenging times. I have been asked to review some general trends in evangelicalism in America during this period. The last forty years in the USA have witnessed departure, compromise and apostasy in…

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From evolution to faith in Christ

Article

February 2007
Scientific (including creation)

From evolution to faith in Christ

I was raised in a Christian home by loving parents, who insisted that my older sister and I attend church and Sunday school every week unless we were deathly ill! I have to confess that I looked forward to going away to college so that I would not have to attend church on Sundays!…

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Four decades of good things

Historical

February 2007
Articles > Historical

Four decades of good things

ChurchesChurches have been planted or transformed beyond recognition. In such churches one can be sure of many things - being taught the meaning of a passage of Scripture; having one's affections stirred by the preaching of Christ crucified and living; enjoying worship characterised by reverence and godly fear; knowing that the great solas of…

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Article

February 2007
Articles > Comment

A fight on our hands

The year 2007 unfolds amid the noise of battle. Not the strife in Iraq and Afghanistan (though these countries certainly need our prayers) but the intense spiritual battle raging in the UK, in which far more is at stake than political ideals. The advocates of secular humanism and evolutionism are determined to eliminate the…

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Forty years at Spurgeon’s Tabernacle

Historical

February 2007
Articles > Historical

Forty years at Spurgeon’s Tabernacle

The editors have kindly asked me to sketch the Lord's work at the Metropolitan Tabernacle (or Spurgeon's Tabernacle) over the decades during which Evangelical Times has exercised its ministry. It is a privilege to respond with these details of the Lord's work here.The question is often asked - 'What has brought the Tabernacle from…

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Standing against the tide

Article

February 2007
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

Standing against the tide

In 1967, the same year that Evangelical Times was founded, Parliament passed the Abortion Act. It was argued that the legislation was needed to help a small number of 'hard cases' where back-street abortions might lead to deaths. Since then the lives of over 6 million unborn babies have been snuffed out - the…

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Can science get rid of God?

Article

February 2007
Scientific (including creation)

Can science get rid of God?

During the past 40 years this question has permeated Western thinking. It is persistently raised by thoughtful unbelievers - most recently by the broadcaster John Humphrys. Conversely, Bill Bryson researching his popular-science book A short history of nearly everything, found that science and belief in God are inherently harmonious. There is just as much…

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The China miracle

Historical

February 2007
Articles > Historical

The China miracle

Forty years ago, in 1966, Chairman Mao's rampaging Red Guards closed down the last few city churches in China and Madame Mao boasted that Christianity had been put into a museum. When I first visited China in 1973 there was no sign of Christian activity. Church buildings were derelict or turned into factories or schools.…

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Evangelicalism in the UK

Historical

February 2007
Articles > Historical

Evangelicalism in the UK

One advantage of age is that experience and recollection provide a measure of perspective. The latest fad or fashion is not as novel as many think. Old practices and ideas are frequently trotted out as being modern, when in fact they are nothing of the sort. This is particularly evident in religious matters. Fresh…

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Life without God

Article

February 2007
Articles > Biblical/theological

Life without God

Condensed from an unpublished sermon by Dr D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones'Thus says the Lord, what iniquities have your fathers found in me that they are gone far from me and have walked after vanity and are become vain?' (Jeremiah 2:5) Israel had plumbed the lowest depths of religious and moral declension. And now the Chaldean army…

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God’s blessing over 40 years in Cardiff

Historical

February 2007
Articles > Historical

God’s blessing over 40 years in Cardiff

I well remember when the first copy of Evangelical Times arrived. It came at a time in my life which coincided with many events affecting our family. We had recently moved from a Welsh language church to our first English language church in Cardiff, although both were in the Calvinistic Methodist Church of Wales.…

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Have confidence in the Word

Article

February 2007
Articles > Biblical/theological

Have confidence in the Word

While evangelicalism in America appears outwardly robust and healthy, all is not well beneath the surface. American evangelicalism is losing confidence in the sufficiency of the Word of God. The Scriptures are under attack. Of course, this is nothing new; we can trace such attacks to the Garden of Eden. What is new in…

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Historical

February 2007
Articles > Historical

A QUIET REVIVAL

The 9000-strong congregation listened in rapt silence as, for a full hour, the preacher expounded Psalm 51. No punches were pulled as the sermon exposed the sinfulness of the human heart so graphically typified by David's sin. Yet, equally, the gospel of God's sovereign grace in Jesus Christ was declared as the only remedy…

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Australian Evangelicalism

Historical

February 2007
Articles > Historical > Australia

Australian Evangelicalism

Snapshots of history have their charms and their dangers. The last forty years or so of Australian evangelicalism have seen hopes rise and fall, as they invariably do. The mid-1960s were nothing short of catastrophic — despite the 1959 Billy Graham crusades. These crusades were considered so successful that many thought Australia came close…

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A question of authority

Article

February 2007
Articles > Biblical/theological

A question of authority

First editions are often sought after. I do not have a copy of Evangelical Times for February 1967 when it first appeared, but I value the memory of it - because its front page reported a serious development in southeast London where I then ministered. Woolwich became notorious for the book Honest to God…

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Changed lives in Brazil

Article

February 2007
Brazil

Changed lives in Brazil

Over the past 54 years it has been our privilege as missionaries to be involved in the growth of the evangelical church in Brazil. In the early days of our ministry in the Amazon interior it was impressed on us that we had no power to bring life to a spiritually dead person. A miracle of God’s…

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Evangelicalism in India – the past 40 years

Historical

February 2007
Articles > Historical

Evangelicalism in India – the past 40 years

After China, India has the largest population in the world (1,080,264,388 in 2005) and 16 million are added every year. India is a vast country, so that even indigenous missionary work within its own borders often has to be cross-cultural.  North and Central India are mainly inhabited by Indo-Aryans (75% of the total population,…

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Forty years in Europe

Historical

February 2007
Articles > Historical

Forty years in Europe

The defining moment in European history during the last forty years was the fall of the Berlin Wall and the so-called Iron Curtain in 1989. It promised a new era of freedom and prosperity to those who had suffered under the tyranny of Communism. Hopes were high as people thronged the streets of their…

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