Subscribe now

Everything in July 1995 issue

Article

July 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

Faith that sees Christ

With a weak faith and fearful heart, many a sinner stands before the Lord. It is not the strength of our faith, but the perfection of Christ's sacrifice that saves. No feebleness of faith, no dimness of eye, no trembling of hand can change the efficacy of his blood. The strength of our faith…

Read more

Article

July 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

Picture of heaven – a new heaven and a new earth

What sort of place is heaven? If we are going there then surely we want to know what it is like. It is not just seventy years we are to speed there but eternity. Many of us know a believer in the Lord who has died, perhaps a parent or a friend. A question…

Read more

Article

July 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

‘How do you know?’

Every parent knows that children have a way of exposing the real issues of life in an innocent yet unsympathetic manner. 'Where did God come from? Where did I come from? Where will I go when I die?' are questions which raise ultimate philosophical concerns. The most important of questions, however,is 'How do you…

Read more

Article

July 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

The Dying words of Jesus

'Father, forgive them for they know not what they do' (Luke 23:33-34) Dying words hold a strange fascination for us. Army general and Christian Stonewall Jackson's last words were: 'Let us pass over the river and rest under the shade of the trees.' The last words of the historian Edward Gibbon were: 'All is…

Read more

Article

July 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

Search the Scriptures

The Greek word here rendered search signifies a strict, close, diligent, curious search, such as men make when they are seeking gold, or hunters when they are in earnest after game. We must not rest content with having given a superficial reading to a chapter or two, but with the candle of the Spirit…

Read more

Article

July 1995
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Danger of independency

Judges 18 tells us of the unsettled tribe of Danites seeking a place in Palestine to occupy. For that purpose they sent warriors into the hill country of Ephraim to find a territory to raid, capture and make their own. The Danites selected the town of Laish as their victim, partly because this region…

Read more

Article

July 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

War

Conflicts have raged between nations down through the centuries. In spite of efforts to bring about world peace, men continue to fight old battles and new ones begin. Somewhere, conflict rages in the world every moment. People continue to die when nearly everyone wants to have peace. Why are there wars? Fighting starts when…

Read more

Article

July 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

The celebration of the Christian mind

A biblical world-view is attained by means of a Christian mind. But few themes can produce such yawns as those two words. Back in 1963 the Anglo-Catholic clergyman Harry Blamires wrote a book of that title in which he said, 'There is no longer a Christian mind' (p.3). In the past thirty years it…

Read more

Historical

July 1995
Articles > Historical

Spurgeon’s battle with hyper-Calvinism

On 19 May Iain Murray was asked to address the annual Grace baptist assembly on the subject of C.H.Spurgeon and his battle with hyper-Calvinism'. It is not that this group of 1689 Confessionalists are drifting in that direction, indeed a better grasp of experiential Calvinism would lift us all - pulpits and churches. But,…

Read more

Article

July 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

Christ the prophet in Deuteronomy 18

The word of the witch doctor still rules in much of Africa. Along a dirt road a white flag waves at the top of a tall pole. Come inside this hut and the shaman will curse your enemies or tell you to sacrifice one of your children so you may be assured of good…

Read more

Historical

July 1995
Articles > Historical

Hannah More

Covent Garden theatre was viewed by eighteenth-century evangelicals as the greatest corrupter of morals in the kingdom. Playwrights spent their lives dreaming of putting on plays there as the crown of their life's work. One popular dramatist Hannah More, though very young, succeeded in having her plays run for weeks on end at Covent…

Read more

Article

July 1995
Reviews > Book

A book that changed me

I was soundly instructed by fellow members of the university Christian Union to make good use of my vacations. So, one Christmas, I went home with a small pile of good books to read. All proved to be edifying, but the one which made the guest lasting impression was a biography of James Hudson…

Read more