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All articles & reviews tagged with sin

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March 2000
Articles > Biblical/theological

The Fall of Man — Part Two

Last month we looked at the fall of man from the viewpoint of man’s sin and God’s grace. We now consider more closely the activity of Satan, who appears for the first time in the Bible in Genesis 3. Next we consider the consequences of the fall and, finally, return to the subject of…

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February 2000
Articles > Biblical/theological

The Fall of Man – A Picture of Grace

Here is laid the foundation upon which all gospel truth is built. If you trace all the rivers of truth back to their source, you will find that source in Genesis 3. Here begins the revelation of the great drama of redemption, which even now is being acted out on the stage of human…

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Historical

November 1999
Articles > Historical

Too Much of a Good Thing?

More are hurt more by lawful things than unlawful, just as more are killed by fat than poison. Violent sin frightens us, but how many die through excess in using legal things without limitation? Rest is lawful, work is lawful, eating and drinking are lawful, but many destroy their health with too much. Family…

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Historical

November 1999
Articles > Historical

Spirituality: John Owen on the Holy Spirit and the mortification of sin

In the providence of God, the last few decades have witnessed a massive resurgence of interest in the Puritans. Central in this resurgence have been the works of John Owen (1616-1683) who was described by some in his own day as the ‘Calvin of England’. J. I. Packer says that he was ‘England’s foremost…

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February 1999
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

The beast from the black lagoon

Have you ever been attacked by the beast from the black lagoon? No? Well, that black beast from the depths surfaced the other day and knocked me senseless with one of its slimy tentacles. It sent me reeling. By the way, it's called depravity. Not 'depravity' in the sense of degrading behaviour, but in…

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October 1998
Articles > Biblical/theological

Temptations of Jesus

We received a little box-shaped package as a seasonal gift from friends before we went out to church. We could not tell exactly what was in the package. However, our dog, with her greater sense of smell, certainly could! As an inveterate opportunist, after we had left her alone to go to the service…

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July 1998
Articles > Biblical/theological

Worried? Who, Me?

You never worry do you? We might as well ask, 'Ducks don't swim do they?' Of course we worry - all of us at some time or another. James says that if a man is never at fault in what he says, he is a perfect man (James 3:2). We could say the same…

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