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September 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

The comfort of predestination

Without a due sense of predestination Christians will lose the greatest encouragement they possess to patience and dependence on God. When Christians encounter spiritual and temporal problems the Bible's teaching on predestination is a comfort in distress. In particular, the following ought to be considered. 1. There most certainly exists an almighty, all-wise and…

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September 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

Pictures of heaven (3)

The Holy City Since heaven is a city we know that there will be a lot of people there. They gather from a wide area. John saw 'a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues ... before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with…

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September 1995
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

The Christian and industrial action

Until recently, changes in the attitudes of employers and employees, backed up by a steady stream of legislation, have significantly reduced the number of damaging strikes taking place in the UK. Now, however, strikes, the threat of strikes and other forms of militant industrial action have been threatened in the health service, public transport…

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September 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

A Duel between two prophets

'The prophet who prophesies of peace, when the word of the prophet shall come to pass, then that prophet will be known as one whom the Lord has truly sent' (Jeremiah 28:9). The question arises: what are the people of the church to do when two 'prophets' or preachers of the same denomination both…

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September 1995
Reviews > Book

A book that changed me

John Calvin's Commentary of the Book of Daniel spoke to me as has no other book apart from the Bible. It was first published in Latin in 1561, and translated into English within a decade after Calvin had died. Then in 1852 the Calvin Translation Society published all of his commentaries, and in 1966…

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September 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

Arminians need the gospel, too

'But I don't believe Jesus did die for everyone,' I said. The words hung for a moment as if there was some reluctance to hear them. 'Are you a Calvinist?' my friend enquired cagily. 'Well,' I said, 'I believe a lot of things John Calvin be1ieved.' 'What about John 3:16, then?' He went on…

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Historical

September 1995
Articles > Historical

The beauties of Ralf Erskine

Wlan of Aberdeen published Ralf Erskine's writings under the above title, he was not thinking of the appearance of the man he admired but of the spiritual gems revealed in his fine sermons and poetry. Gentle James Hervey gave most of his books away but he kept Erskine's Gospel sonnets on his writing desk…

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Historical

September 1995
Articles > Historical

A timely quote…

'As God can send a newborn or people no greater blessing than to give them faithful, sincere and upright ministers, so the greatest curse that God can possibly send upon a people in this world is to give them over to blind, unregenerate, camel, lukewarm and unskillful guides. And yet, in all, ages we…

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September 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

Where will you spend eternity?

Someone once described death as 'the last thing we talk about'. With life expectancy longer than ever before, people tend to think of death as something remote, an event so distant that it is not even worth a thought. The Lord Jesus obviously thought otherwise. His teaching is recorded in Luke 16: 19-31. Here,…

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News

September 1995
News

Helping children flourish

One of the worst effects of sin is that we become people of extremes. This is true, not least in the context of our children. We may be spineless and permissive and tend to spoil them; or else, if we do have some sense of authority and discipline, we go to the other extreme…

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