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May 1998
Articles > Biblical/theological

Saved by a cup of water

A condemned captive was once brought before an Asiatic prince for execution. The executioner already had the sword of execution raised over his head, when, impressed by intolerable thirst, the prisoner asked for water. A cup was handed him. He held it, apprehensively, lest the executioner would strike while he was in the act…

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May 1998
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

So why don’t we pray?

If God has indeed 'shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God', it is only 'in the face of Jesus Christ' that this knowledge may be found (2 Corinthians 4:6). A constant stream of books and sermons encourages the church to pray. Exhortation to pray is…

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October 1997
Articles > Biblical/theological

True assurance

Many people are uninterested in the gospel because they have a false assurance. For a variety of reasons they think they are already bound for heaven. What need do they have, then, for more? They believe that ‘a God of love’ could never send anyone to hell. They know nothing of his holiness, righteousness,…

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October 1997
Articles > Biblical/theological

When God disappoints us

This title may raise a few eyebrows, but it does express a common feeling among Christians when we are confronted with difficult and unexpected experiences. There is an interesting example of this in John 11, when Martha and Mary, sisters of Lazarus, confront the Lord Jesus with the words, ‘Lord, if you had been…

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August 1997
Articles > Biblical/theological

True Faith

Most people have faith of one kind or another, and there are many who profess faith in Christ. But it is evident that the 'faith' produced by much modern-day evangelism is not true saving faith, because it does not produce the same characteristics as the faith which is taught and exemplified in the Word…

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May 1997
Articles > Biblical/theological

Helps in hearing – James 1:18-22

The importance of hearing the Word of God is summed up by Paul in Romans 10:17, ‘Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God.’ first he mentions faith. There is no salvation apart from faith and faith comes to us through hearing. What we hear is the word of God! James…

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May 1997
Articles > Biblical/theological

Saved by a cup of water

A condemned captive was once brought before an Asiatic prince for execution. The executioner already had the sword of execution raised over his head, when, impressed by intolerable thirst, the prisoner asked for water. A cup was handed him. He held it, apprehensively, lest the executioner would strike while he was in the act…

Read more