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Yearly Archives: 2002

The primary bond of the conscience derives from special revelation and the secondary bond from providential and voluntary arrangements. God alone has the power to bind the conscienceby Geoff Thomas At the Westminster Conference in London in Westminster Chapel on 10th December 2002 Philip Craig of Dunwoody near Atlanta, Georgia, gave a paper on the […]

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Date December 30, 2002
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[The following outline of a talk on worship was presented in November to the Men’s Fellowship at Maesycwmmer in the Rhymney Valley, 12 miles north of Cardiff in South Wales. Sixty men meet each month and discuss basic truths. Last year they studied the order of salvation. After the paper was presented there was forty […]

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Date December 30, 2002
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he thought it absolutely necessary that some comfort should be administered to the multitudes of his dying fellow men; and that, as he could have no prospect in the exercise of his ministry equal in usefulness to the one which now offeredby Geoff Thomas The first paper at the Westminster Conference in Westminster Chapel on […]

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Date December 30, 2002
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"We need to also avoid using technical terms such as justification by faith because it doesn’t mean anything to them," said Attallah. "The message of the gospel is powerful, but sometimes we are an obstacle in proclaiming it to others." by John Van Dyk The quiet construction of mosques in various urban locations throughout North […]

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Date December 27, 2002
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How irrelevant the gospel message must seem to the world if the Archbishop of Canterbury thinks it is irrelevant to him. by Geoff Thomas It was an extraordinary opportunity presented to Dr Rowan Williams the newly-installed Archbishop of Canterbury. He was asked to choose a subject and give the prestigious Annual Dimbleby Lecture to the […]

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Date December 27, 2002
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According to Jones, the sleeping church is characterized by forgetfulness and lack of proper mindset – one of humbleness, of right perspective on our sin, of comprehension that we are no longer civilians, but are in God’s army. by JAN MACOR CALGARY, CANADA. Is it possible for a church to sleep in the Light? It […]

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Date December 27, 2002
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From the start MARS has enjoyed a solid core of financial supporters from the Dutch Reformed community and a steady stream of students. This basic formula for success has remained unchanged since 1981.by John P. Elliott DYER, Indiana. If Mid-America Reformed Seminary is judged by the goals of its founders, then it has "failed." MARS […]

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Date December 24, 2002
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Where in Luther’s day up to 500 young men prepared for the ordained ministry, there are only 95 now, plus some others studying to be religion teachers. by Uwe Siemon-Netto Two centuries before the Enlightenment, the Elector Frederick the Wise of Saxony made a highly enlightened move. He founded in Wittenberg a University that charged […]

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Date December 24, 2002
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For we are a mystery, even a contradiction. When science (so-called) seeks to explain us in purely humanistic, evolutionary terms, we rebel. by Ian Hamilton "Man is an enigma, whose only solution can be found in God." So wrote Herman Bavinck, the great Dutch theologian. What Bavinck wrote is immediately applicable to fallen men and […]

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Date December 24, 2002
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Truth is supposed to be stranger, stronger than fiction, for ours is the strangest of all possible worlds: Middle Earth seems morally simple by comparison, while the world beyond Harry Potter’s railway platform is childishly predictable American Calvinists are enthusiastic about The Lord of Rings’ films. Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, a Fellow of Queen Mary, University of […]

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Date December 20, 2002
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Has the Reformation misunderstood Paul? by Doug Barnes The question is central to New Testament scholarship today, particularly for the school of thought known as the "New Perspective on Paul" (NPP). And the question formed the theme of a recent lecture series by Dr. Richard B. Gaffin Jr., sponsored by Mid-America Reformed Seminary of Dyer, […]

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Date December 20, 2002
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The moment I uttered these words, my burden rolled off my back and I knew that I was free. Joy now flooded into my heart and I began to praise the Lord. He had taught me a new song. by Moshe Radcliff [On September 25th H.R. Moshe Radcliff died. His testimony appeared in the Presbyterian […]

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Date December 17, 2002
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"Is Jesus God?" asked a member of the presbytery. "No," she replied. "He was filled with the spirit of God." by Parker T. Williamson WOODSTOWN, N.J. The United Presbyterian Church, USA, Presbytery of West Jersey, by a vote of nearly 3-1, has welcomed into the ministry a candidate who would not affirm the full deity […]

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Date December 17, 2002
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Furthermore, parents of young children are taking an important step by training their sons and daughters to be still and quiet. They are taking the steps necessary for a child to participate in the worship of God.by Walter J. Chantry There certainly is no Bible verse which tells when children should begin attending worship services. […]

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Date December 17, 2002
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To sin by silence when we should protest Makes cowards of us all, The world has ris’n on protest. The Rev. Henry W. Coray died on October 21 2002 aged 98, His wife Betty is 96 years old. They were married for 71 years and had four children. Coray had studied under Machen in Princeton […]

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Date December 10, 2002
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