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Web Witness Worldwide

Article

July 2001
General

Web Witness Worldwide

I no longer think of www as merely World Wide Web but rather Web Witness Worldwide. These initials have come to have a different meaning for me as a result of my involvement with truthzone.co.uk as part of my pastoral ministry. The equation for this new opportunity for service was simple: 30 years of…

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The gospel message

Article

July 2001
Articles > Biblical/theological

The gospel message

'For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for every one who believes, for the Jew first, and also for the Greek' (Romans 1:16)Whether proclaimed in French, Creole, Spanish, or English, there is but one gospel message that God is pleased to bless…

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Guest Column

Article

July 2001
Articles > Guest column

Guest Column

Family values or Christian values?Family values are big in the USA. Given the exploding divorce rate and the tremendous social problems caused by children born out of wedlock (about one third of all births), it is no wonder that ministers, educators and sociologists are trying to keep families together.Family values have even become a…

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The ultimate balance of the attributes of Christ

Article

July 2001
Articles > Biblical/theological

The ultimate balance of the attributes of Christ

As a boy, I used to admire the sight of cricket players like Ray Lindwall or Freddie Truman as they glided in from their long runs to produce a fast, unplayable ball, shattering stumps at the other end of the pitch. We recall the poise and movement of skaters Torvill and Dean, or the…

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From Puritanism to Methodism

Historical

July 2001
Articles > Historical

From Puritanism to Methodism

1662-1737In the May issue of Evangelical Times, Michael Haykin (A Cloud of Witnesses) dealt with the ministry of William Mitchel 1662-1705. He also referred to his cousin David Crosley 1660-1744. Providentially, that article has an important bearing on this series, since it underlines that things were better during the neglected years than have hitherto…

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A book that changed me

Article

July 2001
Book

A book that changed me

John Calvin's Institutes of the Christian ReligionIn September 1982 I set about reading the Institutes in John T. McNeill's edition. A visit to L'Abri the previous year had introduced me to Reformed theology and I began reading Dr Lloyd-Jones and Puritan paperbacks.A friend obviously decided that something more demanding was required and bought me…

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Article

July 2001
Articles > Biblical/theological

Children, fathers, youths (1)

‘I write to you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name’s sake. I write to you, fathers, because you have known him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you have overcome the wicked one. I write to you, little children, because you have known…

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A BICYCLE BUILT FOR TWO

Article

July 2001
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

A BICYCLE BUILT FOR TWO

'Christian' feminism and the acceptable of homosexuality among Christians are like a tandem bicycle. The feminist movement in Christianity is riding in front and steering the machine. In the second position are those who accept homosexuality as normal, even God-ordained. The latter are pedalling hard and may eventually take over the front position.SyncretismSyncretism is…

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Remember!

Article

July 2001
Articles > Biblical/theological

Remember!

Memory is not only a wonderful faculty; it is essential to life. Supposing your memory failed completely. You would not know who you were, where you lived, or who your relatives were. You would not know how to drive or what medication you were on.By the mercies of God, few lose their memory totally.…

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Missionary Spotlight-Hungarian mission in London

Article

July 2001
United Kingdom

Missionary Spotlight-Hungarian mission in London

A Hungarian Reformed Church was established in St Dunstan’s Road, London, about 50 years ago. It flourished for a number of years but most of the original believers passed away, leaving only a handful of elderly people supporting the church. God gives his people a missionary task to fulfil, but mission seemed almost beyond…

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Missionary Spotlight-Winter in Bohemia

Article

July 2001
Czech Republic

Missionary Spotlight-Winter in Bohemia

Visiting two schools and teaching three English lessons during a week-long Easter visit to the Czech Republic may sound like a busman’s holiday for someone who teaches for a living. But it was not really the case. I had opportunity to tell over seventy children about the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus…

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Missionary Spotlight-Slovakia – land of darkness

Article

July 2001
Slovakia

Missionary Spotlight-Slovakia – land of darkness

I was born in 1975 in Humenne in east Slovakia. When I was six we moved as a family to Presov, in search of work. My mother raised me as a Lutheran, although my father tried to persuade us to embrace Roman Catholicism. I regularly attended the local Lutheran church after being ‘confirmed’ but…

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News

July 2001
News

Bible-based lessons for schoolchildren

Through God's amazing providence, tens of thousands of children at primary schools across the UK are now using Religious Education resources produced by Reformed, Bible-believing Christians.Around 1,000 teaching and activity manuals have been bought by schools. These materials (called 'Mayflower Christian Resources') have been produced by Mayflower Christian Bookshop, the bookshop of Spring Road…

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Concerning Cults

Article

July 2001
Cults and other religions

Concerning Cults

Reflections (3)To date, our reflections on cults have been restricted mostly to the definition and usage of key terms like 'sect', 'cult' and 'new religious movement'. While all these terms are somewhat ambiguous and limited in their usefulness, yet it is the term 'cult' that is more often used in modern parlance and by…

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The Lord’s Prayer

Article

July 2001
Articles > Biblical/theological

The Lord’s Prayer

The opening petitions of the Lord's Prayer focus upon God. We are taught how to approach him and how to pray to him concerning his kingdom on earth. In this third petition, 'Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven' (Matthew 6:10; Luke 11:2), we are reminded of the priority of…

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A cloud of witnesses

Historical

July 2001
Articles > Historical

A cloud of witnesses

Benjamin Beddome Part 2   Part 3 Benjamin Beddome   Part 1 John Newton (1725-1807), evangelical leader and author of the well-known hymn Amazing Grace, had opportunity to meet and hear many of the leading Evangelicals of his day. It is intriguing, therefore, to read some remarks that he penned in his diary on 7…

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The Radical Evangelical

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July 2001
Articles > Biblical/theological

The Radical Evangelical

A few weeks ago, a friend sent me a copy of The Radical Evangelical, by Nigel Wright1. Although written five years ago, this is an important book for two reasons.Firstly, it purports to examine the nature of evangelical theology, and seeks to deal with areas of persistent disagreement and controversy (e.g. the status of…

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