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All Articles from September 2010

Missionary Spotlight God’s Word in Haiti

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September 2010
Haiti

Missionary Spotlight God’s Word in Haiti

God’s Word in Haiti   After visiting Haiti in November 2009 and February 2001, I returned in June 2010 to see how best to help gospel preachers and the literature outreach of Europresse (French EP) there after the earthquake. I found Port-au-Prince dramatically changed. Everywhere there were collapsed buildings and rubble, much of which…

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Should we litigate?

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September 2010
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

Should we litigate?

Should we litigate? New South Wales is now second only to California so far as litigation is concerned. A part-time masseuse has sued her employer because her clients' whingeing made her depressed. She was awarded $26,000 as a result.  A basketball referee sued the Mt Isa Basketball Association because she tripped over while running backwards.…

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Hardships create opportunities

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September 2010
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Hardships create opportunities

Hardships create opportunities Does God use adverse circumstances in our lives to create witnessing opportunities for Christ? Have you ever wondered why that pain was a necessity? 'And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose' (Romans 8:28).     …

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September 2010
Articles > Biblical/theological

Is it genuine revival?

Is it genuine revival? It is undeniable that there have been authentic revivals both in biblical times and often in church history (for example, the eighteenth-century awakening in England and America). But what about the frequent talk of 'revival' that has been circulating in Charismatic circles for the last 20 years? From Toronto, Brownsville, Pensacola, and…

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J. H. Newman and authority

Historical

September 2010
Articles > Historical

J. H. Newman and authority

J. H. Newman and authority   With the pope poised to canonise J. H. Newman (1801-1890) as a 'saint' this September, Rev. Dr David Phipps exposes Newman's heretical thinking concerning the authority of the church.   On 9 October 1845, John Henry Newman, Oxford don and former vicar of the University Church, was received…

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Guest Column – Blessed assurance

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September 2010
Articles > Guest column

Guest Column – Blessed assurance

Blessed assuranceGuest Column There is no more relevant subject than that of salvation. Am I an heir of eternal life or am I a lost sinner on my way to an eternity of torment in hell?  That the Scriptures promise eternal life to repentant sinners is clear. 'Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but…

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Missionary Spotlight – Mommies Doran and Coats of Ain Leuh, Morocco – a personal tribute

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September 2010
Morocco

Missionary Spotlight – Mommies Doran and Coats of Ain Leuh, Morocco – a personal tribute

Mommies Doran and Coats of Ain Leuh,Morocco’ a personal tribute   In 1951 Ellen Doran and Emmagene Coats purchased a simple Moroccan home on a mountainside near the Middle Atlas village of Ain Leuh.   Although they had come to Morocco from the USA in 1939 as missionary partners, by bringing to them unbidden…

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Singleness

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September 2010
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

Singleness

Singleness The subject of Christian singleness is often discussed among Christians. The gender imbalance in many churches (usually in favour of females) is a matter of grave concern.  As a Christian, how can one know whether singleness is the Lord's will for you? The answer is not found in human philosophy or secular psychology, but…

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The sword of the Spirit

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September 2010
Articles > Biblical/theological

The sword of the Spirit

The sword of the Spirit   Of all the armour of God mentioned in Ephesians 6, the most 'offensive' is the sword. 'Take ... the sword of the Spirit' (Ephesians 6:17b). There is this one offensive weapon in the Christian soldier's armoury, and Paul states clearly that this sword is 'the Word of God'.…

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September 2010
Evangelistic

The end of the journey

The end of the journey Now, while they were thus drawing towards the gate [of the Celestial City], behold a company of the heavenly host came out to meet them: to whom it was said by the other two shining ones, These are the men that have loved our Lord when they were in the…

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Wisdom

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September 2010
Articles > Biblical/theological

Wisdom

Wisdom Job asks a question still vitally relevant today: 'But where can wisdom be found? And where is the place of understanding?' (Job 28:12).     There is no shortage of self-styled prophets, ranging from scientific humanists to the gurus of the New Age movement, ready to provide their misleading answers. Isaiah denounced all such 'experts'…

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Who’s really in charge?

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September 2010
Cults and other religions

Who’s really in charge?

Who's really in charge? Thursday 16 to Sunday 19 September will witness the first ever papal state visit to the United Kingdom. Arriving in Scotland, Pope Benedict XVI will meet the Queen and members of the Royal family at Holyrood House before flying south to meet the Archbishop of Canterbury and delivering an address at…

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September 2010
Articles > Comment

ET Comment – Making the best of it

Making the best of it Pope Benedict's visit this September - the first ever state visit to the UK by a pontiff - is another marker of Britain's declension from vital Christianity. This declension has continued steadily for well over a century.  While we acknowledge that a pluralistic society allows free access of religious leaders…

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Missionary Spotlight – Rocks and Pebbles

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September 2010
Philippines

Missionary Spotlight – Rocks and Pebbles

Rocks and Pebbles   The writer of the book of Hebrews instructs us to consider how to ‘stimulate one another to love and good deeds’ (Hebrews 10:24). The apostle Paul encouraged churches to trust and serve God, to give generously, to be faithful and an example to other churches.      I would like, therefore,…

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God’s special day

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September 2010
Articles > Biblical/theological

God’s special day

God's special day Some people live for today; the Bible talks about those who say, 'Let's eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die'. Others live for yesterday; they look back to when things seemed better. And others live for tomorrow; they hope something better is going to turn up. But Jesus shows us…

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‘I believe in … the resurrection of the body’

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September 2010
Articles > Biblical/theological

‘I believe in … the resurrection of the body’

'I believe in … the resurrection of the body' Timothy Cross continues looking at the Apostles' Creed The last two lines of the Creed are concerned with the Christian's future hope. 'Hope', in the Bible, refers to something certain and sure - a confident expectation based on the unbreakable promises of God.      Christians have true…

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Youth Column – A change for good

News

September 2010
News > Youth Features

Youth Column – A change for good

Youth Column A change for good This autumn, 460,000 eighteen-year-olds will be leaving home for the first time and starting a new life at university or college. It's an exciting time that brings more independence, lots of friends, a new bedroom, a wealth of social activities, countless textbooks, the challenge of student cooking … the list…

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Missionary Spotlight – Encouragement in Port Harcourt

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September 2010
Nigeria

Missionary Spotlight – Encouragement in Port Harcourt

Encouragement in Port Harcourt   We are grateful to God that he had led us through the first half of 2010, although the Niger Delta is troubled by renewed kidnapping attempts.   Here, in the south of Nigeria, everything and everyone has been Christianised. One newspaper wrote this ‘Christian’ comment from ‘Mike’ about the…

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Where are you heading?

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September 2010
Articles > Biblical/theological

Where are you heading?

Where are you heading? 'A highway shall be there, and a road; and it shall be called the highway of holiness. The unclean shall not pass over it, but it shall be for others. Whoever walks the road, although a fool, shall not go astray. No lion shall be there, nor shall any ravenous beast…

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