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November 1997
Articles > Guest column

Guest Column – Jim Cromarty on Commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ

We live in a world where people dream dreams and many are totally committed to causes, which if achieved make their dreams a reality. They give their allegiance to a person or cause devoting a lifetime of energy to achieve their goals. Often in Australia on the TV news, extremists in the ‘Green movement’…

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November 1997
Articles > Biblical/theological

Christ the eternal Son

Dr John MacArthur answers questions on the eternal Sonship of Christ. The following is a transcript of Question Time at the FIEC Conference at Caister in April 1997. Jonathan Stephen was the interviewer. Jonathan Stephen: John, a lot of people think that you are a bit of a heretic, quietly! And what I really…

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November 1997
Articles > World Mission > Asia > Southern Asia > Pakistan

Missionary Spotlight – Pakistan – Features

The Islamic Republic of Pakistan stretches from the Himalayas to the Arabian Sea, covering an area of 300,000 square miles. It is bounded by Iran and Afghanistan in the west and India in the east. One third of Kashmir is under Pakistani control. Physical: There are five main geographical areas — alluvial plains in…

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November 1997
Articles > Biblical/theological

The Good Shepherd

Jesus Christ declares in John 10:11: ‘I am the good shepherd.’ Throughout this tenth chapter of John’s Gospel, Jesus Christ expounds upon his relationship with those persons whom he identifies as ‘my sheep’. Sheep and goats are the two categories into which God divides all mankind (e.g. Matthew 25:31-46). Jesus Christ identifies the goats…

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November 1997
Articles > Biblical/theological

Only a secretary

Tertius is only mentioned on one occasion in the whole of Scripture. We find his name at the end of Paul's epistle to the Romans where he sends his greetings to the saints in Rome, introducing himself as the one who 'wrote this epistle' (Romans 16:22). This does not mean, of course, that the…

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June 2019
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Pray for your pastor

Preaching is the chief means of advancing the kingdom of God: 'God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe' (1 Corinthians 1:21). It is through the preaching of God's Word also that Christians grow in grace. That being so, those involved in this vital business will be…

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November 1997
Articles > World Mission > Asia > Southern Asia > Pakistan

Missionary Spotlight – Pakistan – The Marwari Bhils of Pakistan

In 1965 a slightly built, rather unassuming-looking man by the name of Dom Ji from the small town of Ghotki in the northern Sindh district of Pakistan came to saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. In the year that followed, this man endured initial opposition and then led about ten others of his…

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November 1997
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

The rebirth of a church – faithful ministry

In 1945 the Church of Scotland in Gilcomston was largely a social church, with plenty of organizations and clubs, but with little spiritual life. Indeed, presbytery twice tried to close the church. When he took charge Mr William Still said that he would not be their minister unless there was a weekly meeting for…

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November 1997
Pakistan

Missionary Spotlight – Pakistan – Feature Article

The area occupied by Pakistan was once the home of the Indus Valley civilization, the earliest known culture in the Indian subcontinent. It was successively invaded by Aryans, Persians, Greeks led by Alexander the Great, Seleucids, Parthians, Arabs, Turks, Persians and Afghans. Eventually it was brought under British control as part of British north-west…

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News

November 1997
News

EMW English Conference

In the second week of August each year some 1300 Christians of all ages, often in family and church groups, from all parts of the British Isles including the Republic of Ireland, descend upon Aberystwyth for the annual English Conference of the Evangelical Movement of Wales. This is followed by the Welsh Conference in…

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Historical

November 1997
Articles > Historical

Of whom the world was not worthy – Ezekiel Rogers – God’s poor exile

Rowley Manor in Yorkshire is an idyllic venue for a wedding reception. Approached along a tree-lined glade, its spacious rooms and sweeping lawns, surrounded by peaceful pastureland, convey an air of tranquility. But it was not always so. If we were to travel back in time some three hundred and fifty years, a picture…

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