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All Articles from October 2007

The book of life

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October 2007
Articles > Biblical/theological

The book of life

 The book of life by Timothy Cross An envelope arrived on my mat recently containing a form for me to sign. If I hadn't signed it my name would have been omitted from the electoral roll and I would not have been eligible to vote.  Of course, if you don't vote you can't complain! So, without further…

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October 2007
Articles > Comment

Comment – Grace works

 Comment Grace works Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble and to keep oneself unspotted from the world (James 1:27). Some reformed Christians have problems with verses such as this. They either ignore them or accuse of legalism anyone who dares to refer to them.…

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Carnal Christians; do they exist?

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October 2007
Articles > Biblical/theological

Carnal Christians; do they exist?

  Carnal Christians; do they exist?by Mok Chee Cheong  The term 'carnal Christian' was popularised by Bill Bright in the 1970s and is a familiar concept specially emphasised by certain well-known ministries. But what does it signify? The essence of the 'carnal Christian' theory is that after you become a Christian you have another choice. You can…

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Missionary Spotlight – Macedonia; land of paradox and dreams

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October 2007
Macedonia

Missionary Spotlight – Macedonia; land of paradox and dreams

  Macedonia; land of paradox and dreams   The present Republic of Macedonia occupies one third of the Bible’s Macedonia (much of the latter lies in present-day Greece).   It is indeed paradoxical that the nation of Alexander the Great, king of Macedonia from 336-323 BC, should now have to endure being called the…

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Count it all joy

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October 2007
Articles > Biblical/theological

Count it all joy

 Count it all joy by Edgar Andrews  'My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the test of your faith produces patience' (James 1:2-3) As James launches his epistle he immediately brings us face to face with harsh reality - the Christian life is not  easy. The word 'trial' can also…

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The substance of all riches; the life of Hannah More

Historical

October 2007
Articles > Historical

The substance of all riches; the life of Hannah More

The substance of all riches; the life of Hannah More by Nigel T. Faithfull Hannah More (1745-1833) was a remarkable woman and the friend of both John Newton and William Wilberforce. In March 2007 the Royal Mail issued a 72p stamp to acknowledge her contribution to the abolition of slavery. More published eleven volumes…

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Sins of emission

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October 2007
Scientific (including creation)

Sins of emission

Sins of emission 'Try this experiment: go up to an environmental activist and say, “Hey, how about that ozone layer closing” or “Wow! The global warming peaked in 1998 and it's been getting cooler for almost a decade. Isn't that great?” And then look at the faces. As with all millenarian doomsday cults, good…

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October 2007
Articles > Biblical/theological

Thankfulness

Thankfulness'Come ye thankful people, come ...' So runs the traditional harvest hymn and this is the time of year when many churches hold 'harvest thanksgiving' services. But whether we follow this practice or not we would all agree that Christians should be thankful people. After all, unthankfulness is a prime characteristic of  unbelief (Romans…

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Missionary Spotlight – Macedonia today

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October 2007
Macedonia

Missionary Spotlight – Macedonia today

  Macedonia today   The ancient province of Macedonia existed during the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. In 1913, after the Balkan wars, the Bucharest Treaty divided Macedonia between Greece, Serbia and Bulgaria. Eventually, after World War II, the part of Macedonia ruled by Serbia emerged as one of the six Republics of Yugoslavia.…

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Guest Column – Spirituality: up or down?

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October 2007
Articles > Guest column

Guest Column – Spirituality: up or down?

 Guest Column Spirituality: up or down? David F. Wells Today we have a choice between two kinds of spirituality. One starts from 'below' and the other starts from 'above'. One sees saving spirituality as natural to the self. The other sees it as given to the self. One starts with human experience, the other with divine revelation.…

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Missionary Spotlight – Personal work in Macedonia

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October 2007
Macedonia

Missionary Spotlight – Personal work in Macedonia

    Personal work in Macedonia   Macedonia is the most southern of the Balkan countries, sharing borders with Albania, Greece, Bulgaria and Serbia. Its long history reaches back to New Testament days. I walked the old Roman road that led to it  – probably the very road travelled by the Apostle Paul.  …

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A line in the sun

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October 2007
Cults and other religions

A line in the sun

  A line in the sunRichard Bennett & Michael de Semlyen On 10 July 2007, Pope Benedict XVI released a new decree1 in which he restates his conviction that the Roman Catholic Church is the one Church founded by Jesus Christ, and that other churches are either defective or not churches at all. What is…

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