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Two Thousand Years of Christianity

Historical

October 2000
Articles > Historical

Two Thousand Years of Christianity

6.  Modern timesWe return to Martin Luther’s country, Germany. Three hundred years have passed since the great Reformer registered his protest at Wittenberg. It is 1817, and Germany is celebrating the tercentenary of the Reformation by starting the process of uniting the Lutheran and Reformed Churches within its borders.The Lutheran Church looked back to…

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Glasgow outreach

News

October 2000
News

Glasgow outreach

The opening year of the new millennium is nearly over. The celebrations, festivals and political agendas that declared the dawn of a new age are all but fogotten. But what is the reality for biblical Evangelical churches entering the uncharted territory of the 2000s?The present generation of believers has been destined to live in…

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Guest column

Article

October 2000
Articles > Guest column

Guest column

In Tombstone, Arizona, there is a cemetery dating from cowboy days called Boot Hill. On one of the grave-markers is scrawled the following inscription: Here lies Les More. He took three slugsFrom a fourty-four.No less, no more.Have you ever thought about what you would like carved or inscribed on your tombstone? How about what…

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Article

October 2000
Peru

Missionary Spotlight – Fact File – Peru

Fact File – Peru Area: 496,225 square miles. Neighbouring countries: Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia and Chile. Environment: An arid coastal plain extends down Peru. Most industries are concentrated in this plain. Parallel and to the east of it is the upland sierra, which includes the rugged Andes Mountains. Further east is the western part…

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Revive us again

Article

October 2000
Articles > Biblical/theological

Revive us again

One of the greatest benefits of reading church history is the illumination of the present that it provides. Many of the tensions that are crippling conservative Protestants today can be directly traced to the ‘fundamentalist controversy’ in the early part of the twentieth century.The early twentieth century was a period of godless optimism. Politicians…

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Concerning Cults

Article

October 2000
Cults and other religions

Concerning Cults

Universal Pentecostal Church (3)Private revelations. That is what we concentrate on in this third article on the Universal Pentecostal Church (UPC). Having outlined the history and theology of this cult, we now need to discuss some of their distinctive but erroneous teachings. And their claim concerning private revelations is given prominence within the UPC.Visions‘Revelations’…

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MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT- The Evangelical Church in Peru

Article

October 2000
Peru

MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT- The Evangelical Church in Peru

Peru is the third largest country in South America, with a population of 26 million. In the distant past, most Peruvians lived in mountainous areas, but during the twentieth century many migrated to the coast or colonised the jungle regions. Peru’s main language is Spanish, although many still speak Quechua. Until the sixteenth century…

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Havelock of Lucknow

Historical

October 2000
Articles > Historical

Havelock of Lucknow

2.   The friendship of Christ Havelock’s first four years after returning to India in 1851 were unremarkable until, unexpectedly, he was appointed Adjutant General of the British Army in India. He was now responsible for the efficiency of all regiments in India and their readiness for war. In 1855 war looked somewhat remote but,…

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The forgotten revival

Historical

October 2000
Articles > Historical

The forgotten revival

3.   The Cornish revivals of 1814 - 1835Seven years after ‘The Great Revival’ of Redruth in 1814, which so extensively and profoundly affected the Methodist societies in that whole area of Cornwall, a further powerful quickening occurred in October 1821 at Camborne and Tuckingmill, just three miles from Redruth.The remarkable conversion of two young…

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Belief and morals among the Taylorites- A personal reflection (2)

Article

October 2000
Cults and other religions

Belief and morals among the Taylorites- A personal reflection (2)

Last month, I wrote of my experiences among the Taylorite Exclusive Brethren and began to consider their teachings.  These teachings had their origin with J. N. Darby, a former Church of Ireland clergyman whose rejection of that church's authority led to the formation of the Brethren movement.Darby was preoccupied with purity of doctrine as…

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The Beatitudes

Article

October 2000
Articles > Biblical/theological

The Beatitudes

8.   Peacemakingeace, like purity, is scarce. The world is full of trouble, disputes and conflicts. That is also often true in families and in the lives of individuals. The Evil One seeks to ensure a constant preoccupation with things that cause disharmony. We live, of course, in a fallen world. A consequence of this…

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Done in a Corner

News

October 2000
News

Done in a Corner

Corners can be dark places, requiring artificial light, and with only one way out. Christians are not usually found inhabiting them, for they are journeying along the narrow way, heading for a brilliant destination. Yet there may be occasion for Christians to pause and pay attention to the activities of some who frequent such…

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A biblical relationship with parents

Article

October 2000
Articles > Biblical/theological

A biblical relationship with parents

Remember we have only one set of parents and we must treat them well. God’s commands expect this of us. The way we treat our parents, who are our loved ones now, will determine how we will treat our future spouses, who will be our loved ones later. We may acquire another set of…

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MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT- Church planting in Arequipa

Article

October 2000
Peru

MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT- Church planting in Arequipa

Arequipa is a city situated in the south of Peru. With its surrounding provinces, its population numbers over one million. It was founded in 1540 by the Spanish conquistador, Francisco Pizarro.   Arequipa has been called ‘the second Rome’, since for centuries it has been dominated by Spanish culture and Roman Catholicism. It is…

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MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT

Article

October 2000
Peru

MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT

Saturday afternoon It’s Saturday afternoon. The minibus is loaded up and we set off into the country south of Arequipa to take a children’s meeting in the Pueblo Joven(new township) of San Pedro de Tiabaya. But this was not to be a normal Saturday afternoon children’s meeting.   Arriving at the community hall, we…

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Nicholas Ridley

Historical

October 2000
Articles > Historical

Nicholas Ridley

2.   The cause of truth Now began the greatest part of Ridley’s witness to the cause of the Reformation in England and to biblical truth. Last month, we traced his life up to the time he was imprisoned by the newly-enthroned Mary Tudor. From the early days of his imprisonment he did all that…

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