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All articles & reviews tagged with gods-sovereignty

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October 2018
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

The ‘problem’ of unanswered prayer

‘Prayer is an offering up of our desires unto God, for things agreeable to his will, in the name of Christ, with confession of our sins, and thankful acknowledgement of his mercies’. So states the Shorter Catechism, Q. 98. Its answer to the question ‘What is prayer?’ here is hard to better. Prayer is…

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August 2018
Articles > Biblical/theological

Three true things said by Jesus’ enemies

Throughout his ministry the Lord Jesus Christ was subjected to intense scrutiny and criticism from his enemies. They made all sorts of false accusations against him. Yet some of these accusations were gloriously true, in spite of their wicked intention. In this article we look at three occasions when Jesus’ enemies said, in hostility,…

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Review

July 2018
Reviews > Book

Determined to Believe: The Sovereignty of God, Freedom, Faith, and Human Responsibility

Lennox is a professor of mathematics at Oxford University and has become well known in evangelical circles for his books and debates with atheists. One tribute honours him as ‘one of today’s finest evangelical minds’. Lennox states that his objective in writing is ‘to challenge deterministic arguments that claim to be based on something…

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January 1999
Articles > Biblical/theological

Hard questions: predestination and the gospel

From time to time the Editors receive letters which pose difficult questions. The correspondents often disagree sincerely with the position taken by Evangelical Times on important issues of doctrine or concern. In this occasional series, we intend to air these matters and seek to provide some biblical answers to 'hard questions'. The problem of…

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December 1998
Articles > Evangelistic

Disaster

Imagine living in a quiet mountain valley in Nicaragua, at the foot of the Casita volcano. Hurricane Mitch sweeps across the mountains, depositing inches of rain. The mountainside collapses in a river of mud. Your village is buried, its homes destroyed, and 1500 people die. Imagine living near a quiet beach in Papua New…

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December 1998
Articles > World Mission > Asia > Southern Asia > Sri Lanka

God’s grace in an island of graves

Sri Lanka has a multi-ethnic society, comprised of Sinhalese, Tamils, Burghers and Malays. Protestant evangelical Christians amount to less than 1% of the total population. Serious ethnic conflict between the (mainly Buddhist) Sinhalese and (mainly Hindu) Tamil communities has continued for the past fifteen years. It has affected all areas of life. The continuing…

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August 1995
Reviews > Book

A BOOK THAT CHANGED ME (US!)

The book that changed the following three men is Iain Murray's The forgotten Spurgeon (Banner of Truth) I first read this book over twenty years ago on the bus as I travelled to work at a solicitor's office in Stockton-on-Tees. Its first benefit was to create within me a love for church history. It…

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