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All articles & reviews tagged with salvation

Review

November 2009
Reviews > Book

From the Garden of Eden to the Glory of Heaven: God’s Unfolding Plan & How It Relates to Christians Today

As a pastor it is not uncommon for me to be asked, ‘How does the Bible fit together?’ From home study groups, I am sometimes sent questions about the ‘big picture’ of salvation; individuals ask me, ‘What book can I read to help me understand how Scripture works?’ I was therefore intrigued and delighted…

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June 2009
Reviews > Book

Salvation Is More Complicated Than You Think

Alan Stanley lectures in Old and New Testament at Mueller College of Ministries, Brisbane, Australia, and is an associate pastor of Buderim Gospel Chapel, Sunshine Coast. His doctoral thesis at Dallas Theological Seminary (2003) was published as a scholarly monograph entitled: ‘Did Jesus teach salvation by works? The role of works in salvation in…

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Article

December 2000
Articles > Evangelistic

Saved in a shipyard

I was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1926 but not into a Christian family. When I was not quite three years old my mother died. My father remarried and I went to live with my grandmother, who was an old-time Methodist. She taught me many things about the Lord and about the Bible. She used…

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Article

December 1998
Articles > Evangelistic

God with us

The wonder of the Incarnation Sometimes we say a thing 'seems too good to be true', though we are not really doubting its truth. Sometimes we say that 'fact is stranger than fiction', because that is just how it can seem. Sometimes a thing is so unexpected, so unbelievable, that we say it cannot…

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Article

September 1998
Articles > Evangelistic

Becoming a Christian (2): Seeking God

In last month’s article (Part I) we looked at the common but mistaken idea that becoming a Christian is an easy process which anyone can accomplish if he is so minded. This month we shall turn to some biblical illustrations in order to be positive and give better guidance in this matter. These illustrations…

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August 1997
Articles > Biblical/theological

Rejecting good news

Christ and the apostles travelled widely preaching good news, yet their message was rejected and most of them ended their lives in martyrdom. They were despised and rejected wherever they went. This was not because they lived immoral lives, failed to do good or were covetous or proud men. They were persecuted because the…

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July 1997
Articles > Biblical/theological

True Repentance

When scientists tell you something that involves cells that you cannot see with the naked eye, unless you have sufficient scientific knowledge and a microscope powerful enough you cannot verify their claims. The same is true in spiritual matters. 'Except a man is born again, He cannot see [understand] the kingdom of God' (John…

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