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Yearly Archives: 2004

Dr. Bill Frist is an evangelical Presbyterian, the Senate Majority leader in Washington, an elder in a gospel church and an internationally acclaimed surgeon. He made the following speech in the United States Senate debate on the issue of banning partial-birth abortion. The speech was so powerful that the Senate voted 64 votes to 43 […]

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Date November 24, 2004
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The first Psalm declares to us that the way of blessing is found by a person’s delighting in the law of the Lord (Ps. 1:2). In the long Psalm, the writer declares: “O, how I love Thy law! It is my meditation all the day.” (Ps. 119:97). Yet, an increasing number of pastors in our […]

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Date November 23, 2004
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About a dozen young men stood by a bus stop. A spirit of excitement was very evident. Where were they going? To a football match perhaps? Not at all. They were on their way to listen to preaching. The young men were students at the Baptist College, and this evening’s business was a tremendous event […]

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Date November 19, 2004
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A letter in the Times (7/10/04) From Ms Alison Davis Sir; Mr Tim Beresford (letter, October 2) says that those who argue against euthanasia believe that doctors will not be able to resist killing their patients, and that there is “nothing worse than being dead”. I have several severe disabilities and use a wheelchair full […]

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Date November 19, 2004
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“Preaching & Preachers” is a new 12 page magazine launched by its editors Martin Holdt and Johann Odenhaal and Dereck Stone in South Africa (Address PO Box 33335, Glenstantia 0010, South Africa). The following is a brief interview with Brian Edwards: P&P: Brian, for how many years have you been preaching and how have your […]

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Date November 19, 2004
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That was just one of the comments about the recent “God’s Glory – Our Joy” conference, held this year at Calvary Church Liverpool on the weekend of 16th and 17th October. To be a grown up Christian though, does not depend on how old you are. But it has a lot to do with your […]

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Date November 12, 2004
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I was sitting in the pulpit of a little hall in County Antrim, and the fresh-faced, smiling young man who was convening the service had just risen to his feet. “Now somebody must have a favourite!” I cringed, and hoped that nobody in the congregation noticed my discomfort, as the lady at the back shouted […]

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Date November 8, 2004
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A public debate organised by the Evangelical Alliance took place on 7 October in Emmanuel Centre, London following strong criticism from Christians of Steve Chalke’s book, “The Lost Message of Jesus” (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003). 600 people attended, indicating the strength of feeling that the book’s message had aroused. Steve Chalke’s supporters laughed at his […]

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Date November 8, 2004
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Often church officers will make inquiries as to what kind of questions they should ask prospective pastors who are ‘candidating’ in their congregations. It is an important matter. As in all things, we don’t have because we don’t ask. When they meet with the man the officers should be gentle and kindly above everything else. […]

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Date November 8, 2004
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There are approximately 40 million people living in South Africa. There are nine official languages, which makes communication somewhat difficult, but the use of English is on the ascendancy. MY MINISTRY AT CONSTANTIA PARK BAPTIST CHURCH, PRETORIA We have six elders and six deacons. There are three Sunday services, two of which are in the […]

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Date November 8, 2004
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Two and a half weeks in June were spent visiting the Pastors and Missionaries whom we are supporting in Tiumen, Onokino, Tobolsk and Nyagan. Social conditions appeared to have changed little since last year. Unemployment rates and inflation are high, drug and alcohol abuse continue to take their deadly toll among young people and in […]

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Date November 2, 2004
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In these pages I have returned to the Life of Arthur W Pink which I wrote nearly a quarter of a century ago. My reasons for the present revision and enlargement are threefold. First, there is some more information on Pink available to me than there was in 1981. A number of Pink’s own notebooks […]

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Date November 2, 2004
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The Reformation was, at its most foundational level, a recovery of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Medieval Roman Catholic dogma had buried the Scripture’s doctrine of the salvation of sinners under a load of man-centered and church-centered refuse, so much so that faith was turned from Christ to the Church, and the people were urged […]

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Date November 2, 2004
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It is interesting that Charles Spurgeon, the “Prince of Preachers,” was not afraid to use the term “Soul Winner” when referring to a person who is purposefully aggressive in witnessing the Gospel with an eye to seeing sinners converted. Spurgeon had not been affected by something akin to American fundamentalism as many Reformed Baptists have […]

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Date October 27, 2004
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Aurelius Augustine was born of mixed heathen and Christian parentage November 13, 354 A.D. in Roman North Africa. He has been rightly described as the greatest man the Christian church possessed between the apostle Paul and Martin Luther. What are some of the significant features of his life? 1. His Voluminous Writings. It was at […]

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Date October 27, 2004
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