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May 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

The brevity of life

When I was a child, I thought there were three types people in the world - the aged, the young adults and the children. Or to put it in my childish thought-pattern then - our grandparents, our parents and us. To my young mind, things were meant to remain that way for ever. But,…

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May 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

The loss of a poor soul

What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul ? No one can adequately describe the loss of the soul. No one can paint this dreadful picture in its true colours. You and I will never fully understand what it means to lose one's soul until…

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Historical

May 1995
Articles > Historical

David Brainerd: God’s Hiawatha

During my youth, two things fought for pre-eminence in my imagination: the call of the wild and my flights of fancy on the wings of poetry. I loved to follow in my mind's eye the adventures of Pathfinder and the Last of the Mohicans. Even more enrapturing were the true American backwoodsman tales of…

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A spot of family history

Historical

May 1995
Articles > Historical

A spot of family history

My paternal grandfather David Honeysett (1840 1925) had a daughter who died in infancy, and two sons John and Joseph, there being two years' difference between their ages. My father was born on 14 April 1881 and his mother was buried the following Christmas Day. I have heard him relate how after the funeral…

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Historical

May 1995
Articles > Historical

Cornelius Van Til

One hundred years ago on Friday 3 May 1895, to Ite and Klazina Van Til a sixth child, Cornelis (sic), was born. The birth took place on a forty-acre farm in Grootegast, Holland, in a solid old farmhouse with its red tile roof and attached barn. The end of the nineteenth century was a…

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The Making of many Bibles

News

May 1995
News

The Making of many Bibles

Martin Luther's 'outlaw' period, as he hid in the Wartburg castle masquerading as the mysterious 'Squire George', provided him a venue to fulfil a long-held desire: the translation of the New Testament into German. He believed (in the words of historian Owen Chadwick) that 'The ploughman ought to be able to recite the Scriptures…

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May 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

Giving thanks to the Lord

'Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! For his mercy endures forever.' According to ancient Jewish tradition, the annual celebration of the Passover included the recitation of Psalm 118. with its opening and closing refrain: 'Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! For his mercy endures forever.' In…

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May 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

Mary Magdalene

'And it came to pass afterward, that he went throughout every city and village, preaching and showing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God: and the twelve were with him, and certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils, and Joanna…

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May 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

The impeccability of Christ

'... he is our Mediator, and ... in God 's sight, he covers over with his innocence and perfect holiness the sinfulness in which I have been conceived.'  Charles Wesley has been described as 'the supreme poet of love to Jesus in a revival context', the revival in this case being the Great Awakening…

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