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July 1998
Articles > Scientific (including creation)

Faith-healing

The reader's interest in 'faith-healing' may have been revived after the revelation that England manager Glenn Hoddle recently asked Robbie Fowler to visit his faith-healer in an attempt to restore his form. Robbie apparently told reporters, 'I'm a Catholic lad and if I want help I'll go to see the local priest, not a…

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July 1998
Articles > Biblical/theological

Proclaiming the Lord’s death

'For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death till he comes' (1 Corinthians 11:26). The idea of having memorials for the dead is to keep their memories alive. In USA where I live, Arlington National Cemetery, the Vietnam Memorial, Valley Forge and Mount Rushmore are…

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July 1998
Cults and other religions

Concerning Cults – Two-by-Twos: the Nameless Cult

If you want to understand the 'Two-by-Two' or nameless group, you need to be aware of the following four things. First, several divisions have taken place during their one hundred years history, which we reviewed in the previous article. One splinter-group can be identified as the 'Cooneyites' who followed Edward Cooney when he left…

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July 1998
Articles > Biblical/theological

A challenge from an obscure place

At the close of the Book of Joshua (19:49-50), we read how this remarkable servant of God finally receives his inheritance. The passage that deals with this event is brief and apparently insignificant. But it speaks powerfully to our day and situation. Magnificent humility It is a very simple and human account. The Israelites…

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July 1998
Articles > World Mission > Europe > Eastern Europe > Romania

Report from Timisoara

The gospel came to our area, for the first time, shortly before the Second World War, and the Lord blessed the spread of it greatly. Since then there has been an evangelical witness in many towns, although villages have still to be reached with the gospel. The main religion here is Eastern Orthodox, but…

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July 1998
Articles > Biblical/theological

Living to God’s glory

'Ye are not your own … For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit' (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). There must be few verses of Scripture which link such a profound statement with such a stark challenge. Who would be so bold as to claim continual success…

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July 1998
Articles > Biblical/theological

Worried? Who, Me?

You never worry do you? We might as well ask, 'Ducks don't swim do they?' Of course we worry - all of us at some time or another. James says that if a man is never at fault in what he says, he is a perfect man (James 3:2). We could say the same…

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July 1998
Articles > Guest column

Quietness of Soul

There is such a thing as quietness of soul. We don't hear much about it today. This is because many Christians don't experience it. It is not part and parcel of their daily lives. This being so, it is little wonder that so many of the Lord's people, particularly pastors and full-time Christians workers,…

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July 1998
Articles > Biblical/theological

The gospel – a perfect diamond

A child can be saved by the gospel (Mark 10:14), yet the gospel that saves that child is anything but simple. It is a harmonious system of biblical truths, all centring upon the person and work of Jesus Christ. It is a coherent message from God, 'the glorious gospel of the blessed God' (1…

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Historical

July 1998
Articles > Historical

A Reformed Opponent of Early Arminianism

The marvellous story of the French Calvinists after the time of John Calvin, those men and women known to history as the Huguenots, is barely known today. They include such strong Reformed believers as Admiral Gaspard de Coligny (1519-1572), Jean-Baptiste Morelli, Jean Claude (1619-1687), and Claude Brousson (1647-1698). Their names are rarely heard in…

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July 1998
Articles > World Mission > Europe > Eastern Europe > Romania

What is happening in Romania?

Romania’s central position in Europe has exposed it through the centuries to countless invasions from east and west. The Carpathian Alps divide the country into two unequal portions. The western section, known as Transylvania, was once part of the Austrian Hungarian Empire and was influenced by the Protestant Reformation. It now contains 85% of…

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July 1998
Articles > World Mission > Europe > Eastern Europe > Romania

Profile of Romania

Size: Oval-shaped country; maximum distances: east west 460 miles, north south 300 miles. Neighbours: Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary, Ukraine and Moldova. The eastern border is the Black Sea. Environment: The Carpathian Alps run through the centre of Romania. They are home to many wild animals, including wolves, wild boar and bears. To the west lies…

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Historical

July 1998
Articles > Historical

The faith of George Müller

If you have ever watched the BBC's Casualty series, you have seen George Müller's orphan houses on Ashley Down in Bristol, where the series was filmed. They are impressive buildings, especially as no fund-raising for them was ever undertaken. During the course of his life, George Müller raised around £1,400,000 without ever asking anybody…

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