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January 1998
Articles > World Mission > Asia > Southern Asia > Bangladesh

Missionary Spotlight – Bangladesh – Features

Area: 55.6 thousand square miles. Bounded by India, Myanmar (Burma) and the Bay of Bengal. Physical: Bangladesh occupies the delta and floodplains of the rivers Ganges and Brahmaputra. With three-quarters of the land less than ten feet above sea level, violent monsoons and high annual rainfall (100 inches) cause frequent, serious flooding. Increased salinity…

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January 1998
Articles > Biblical/theological

The Way of Holiness

The apostle Paul wrote, 'Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God' (2 Corinthians 7:1). This is a clear call to holiness to all who belong to God. In the previous chapter Paul outlined several wonderful promises that…

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January 1998
Articles > World Mission > Asia > Southern Asia > Bangladesh

Missionary Spotlight on Bangladesh

 From 200 B.C. until A.D. 1200 this area was ruled variously by Buddhist or Hindu dynasties. Muslim domination came when the Delhi Sultanate was established in 1206. After that, Afghan and then Mogul rulers governed the territory for 600 years. During the time of the Moguls, different European traders began to visit Bengal. Eventually,…

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January 1998
Articles > General

Luther and the Internet

If Luther were alive today, I believe he would be embracing the ‘Internet’ with characteristic zeal. The Internet is a sophisticated network of computers that enables its users to exchange files, images and even music via the world’s telephone network. It provides the means to communicate effectively with millions of people all over the…

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January 1998
Articles > Biblical/theological

Teaching angels

There are several passages of Scripture in the New Testament that give me the understanding that my congregation is much larger than I can imagine when I am in the process of teaching and preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ to the church. When I use the word 'church' I do not mean a…

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January 1998
Articles > Scientific (including creation)

The Flood of Noah

'I am fairly at a loss to comprehend how anyone for a moment can doubt that Christian theology must stand or fall with the historical trustworthiness of the Jewish Scriptures. The very conception of the Messiah, or Christ, is inextricably interwoven with Jewish history; the identification of Jesus of Nazareth with that Messiah rests…

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January 1998
Articles > Biblical/theological

The greatness of Christ’s redemption

'He gave his life a ransom for many.' We are often told that we limit the atonement of Christ, because we say that Christ has not made a satisfaction for all men, or all men would be saved. Now, our reply to this is, that, on the other hand, our opponents limit it; we…

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January 1998
Articles > Biblical/theological

Christ our wisdom

'Of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God - and righteousness, and sanctification and redemption' (1 Corinthians 1:30) Is there anything more noble than wisdom? Solomon did not think so. 'Get wisdom! Get understanding!' he cries. 'Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom' (Proverbs 4:5,7). Such advice…

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News

January 1998
News > International > United States of America

Letter from America: Religion as a consumer product

In a recent Sunday edition of the Atlanta Journal (religion section) my interest was drawn to an entire article titled ‘A Growing Movement: Full-service churches offer programs and activities geared to America’s consumer culture’. The article went on to give an example, namely the First Baptist Church, Woodstock, Georgia. It described the church as…

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Historical

January 1998
Articles > Historical

The sermon of the plough

450 years ago, on 18 January 1548, Hugh Latimer preached a notable sermon. It was a clarion call for action from England's bishops and clergy. Standing in the shelter of 'the Shrouds' at St Paul's in London, he uttered an impassioned plea to the nation's prelates to devote themselves to the true work of…

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January 1998
Articles > Biblical/theological

Benefit from your Bible: More Bible notes by Theophilus

Our passage this time is James 1:19-21. Once again we are not only examining the text, but displaying simple Bible notes that any readers might write for themselves after personal Bible study. To produce such notes increases understanding and aids meditation. James is pithy and concise in his writing, and at times even cryptic.…

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January 1998
Articles > World Mission > Asia > Southern Asia > Bangladesh

Bangladesh – A correspondent writes

Some days ago, I returned from a three-week visit to Bangladesh; my first time back for five years. There have been some dramatic changes. The population in Dhaka has increased to 10 million and is due to rise further to mega-city levels early next century. Even village roads seemed crowded with people. Paradoxically, prosperity…

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