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Historical

October 1997
Articles > Historical

Of whom the world was not worthy …… Elizabeth Bunyan

When John Bunyan asked Elizabeth to marry him he was inviting her to share not only his life but also his sufferings. A heavy burden would rest on Elizabeth’s young shoulders. First there was the care of John’s four motherless children. Mary Bunyan had died the previous year leaving behind a frail blind child…

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October 1997
Articles > Scientific (including creation)

Should christians be green?

In August, the oil giant BP withdrew its £1.4 million court action against Greenpeace Ltd, the British arm of the worldwide environmental crusade, lifting the threat of bankruptcy from the UK organization. Almost certainly, however, we have not heard the last of the matter. Activists from Greenpeace had invaded a BP drilling platform in…

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October 1997
Articles > World Mission > Americas > South America > Brazil

The Gospel of Brazil

There are local ministries in Brazil that are becoming increasingly acquainted with the doctrines of grace through the publication in Portuguese of Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones’ works. The book Preaching and Preachers immediately and completely revolutionized the ministry of one of our acquaintances who is a local pastor. The writer can certainly testify that sitting…

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October 1997
Articles > Biblical/theological

True assurance

Many people are uninterested in the gospel because they have a false assurance. For a variety of reasons they think they are already bound for heaven. What need do they have, then, for more? They believe that ‘a God of love’ could never send anyone to hell. They know nothing of his holiness, righteousness,…

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October 1997
Articles > Biblical/theological

Benefit from your Bible

Bible study notes are popular, but have you ever thought of writing your own? Why should I do so, you may ask; what would be the benefit of such extra effort? The idea behind the suggestion is that note-making will encourage us to dig deeper into the Scriptures. The finest spiritual gemstones and the…

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October 1997
Articles > Biblical/theological

When God disappoints us

This title may raise a few eyebrows, but it does express a common feeling among Christians when we are confronted with difficult and unexpected experiences. There is an interesting example of this in John 11, when Martha and Mary, sisters of Lazarus, confront the Lord Jesus with the words, ‘Lord, if you had been…

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October 1997
Articles > Biblical/theological

Seasoned with salt

‘Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that we may know how ye ought to answer every man.’ (Colossians 4:6). When Paul wrote those words, he was not just urging us to talk about the grace of God (this we will do), he is telling us that our speech and general…

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October 1997
Articles > Scientific (including creation)

Haeckel’s humbug

One hundred and twenty years after the event, the popular press has admitted that the widely quoted work of Ernst Haeckel on the ‘evolution’ of the embryo was a fraud. Writing in The Times on 11 August, science editor Nigel Hawkes reports how recent work by Dr Michael Richardson of St George’s Hospital Medical…

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Historical

October 1997
Articles > Historical

Medieval mistakes

Although provoked by the indulgences peddled by Johannes Tetzel, the very first proposition which Luther offered for public debate in his Ninety-Five Theses put the axe to the root of the tree of medieval theology: ‘When our Lord and Master, Jesus Christ, said "Repent," he meant that the entire life of believers should be…

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October 1997
Articles > World Mission > Americas > South America > Brazil

Brazil – An ethnic, political and religious ‘melting pot’

Features The Federal Republic of Brazil is the largest country in South America (over 3.25 million square miles) and the fifth largest in the world. Neighbouring countries are Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam and French Guiana. Brazil is rich and diverse in natural resources. It has potential for hydroelectric power…

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October 1997
Articles > Biblical/theological

Christ – The Message of God

God’s message Most writers unfold their dramas gradually, holding in reserve their highest themes. Not so the writer to the Hebrews, as he pens his great epistle. The full brilliance of his subject bursts upon us at the outset. Spurning all introductions, and with a devastating economy of words, he sets before us the…

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