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All articles & reviews tagged with scripture

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September 2019
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Hidden in the heart

We are repeatedly warned that modern technology is changing the way we think, the way we remember. Tech gurus tell us that no longer do we remember information, we remember where to find it. So, for example, rather than remembering the kings and queens of England, we remember the webpage (or kind of webpage,…

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March 2018
Articles > Scientific (including creation)

Did Jesus hold false beliefs?

It is becoming increasingly popular for theologians to accept the idea that Jesus, because of his human nature, erred in what he taught and believed about the Old Testament. Recently, well-known apologist William Lane Craig made some interesting comments on this issue, in response to a non-Christian’s question about Jesus’ belief in the historicity…

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December 2017
Articles > Evangelistic

Just an old book?

The circumstances surrounding someone’s conversion to Christ may vary widely, but it seems to me that there are five elements common to all: conviction of sin; repentance; hearing (or reading) the gospel; the exercise of faith in the finished work of Christ; and a subsequent, evident change in lifestyle. My own conversion occurred in…

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October 1999
Articles > Historical

Evangelical Spirituality Nourished in Prayer

Classical Evangelical spirituality holds that every aspect of the believer's spiritual life comes from the work of the Holy Spirit. This persuasion is ultimately rooted in Scripture. Historically speaking, however, the conviction has come down to Evangelicals via the continental Reformers of the sixteenth century, and from John Calvin (1506-1564) in particular. Calvin had…

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September 1999
Articles > Biblical/theological

The Sufficiency of Scripture

Last month, we began to look at the sufficiency of Scripture. We continue by first considering God's design in providing the written Word for his people. In doing so, it will be helpful to relate this provision to both the wisdom and the love of  God. The wisdom of God It is a basic…

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August 1999
Articles > Biblical/theological

The Sufficiency of Scripture

The phrase 'the sufficiency of Scripture' emphasises that the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the complete and sufficient revelation of God for all mankind. The term represents the truth behind the affirmation of Psalm 19:7: 'the law of the Lord is perfect'. It   is also implicit in the rejection…

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August 1998
Articles > Biblical/theological

A Healthy Heart

In the first nine chapters of Proverbs the sage is seen sitting with his son, counselling him about life. His advice is: 'Fear God, and pursue His wisdom.' This 'wisdom' is related in the 'proverbs' which begin in chapter 10. In Proverbs 4:20-27, the sage speaks of wisdom as a way of life, something…

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