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On March 31, at Bryn-y-Groes Conference Centre, Bala in North Wales, the Associating Evangelical Churches of North Wales held a Day Conference on medical ethics. The speaker was Dr John Ling, a lecturer in the faculty of Biological Sciences at the University in Aberystwyth. He is the author of a new book entitled, Responding to […]

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Date April 1, 2001
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This is the first of a five part series originally published in the Banner of Truth magazine under the title ‘Thomas Hooker and the Doctrine of God.’ This portion was in Issue 195, December 1979, pp. 19-29 * * * Among the multitude of Puritan books which have survived the 17th Century The Pilgrim’s Progress […]

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Date April 1, 2001
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When the town-crier comes through the street he opens his mouth and he’s a free man. He’s free in the sense that he’s not biting his nails nervously wondering ‘Oh, how will this news fall upon the ears of Mrs So-and-So in the light of what I happen to know about her through my second […]

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Date April 1, 2001
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You will appreciate that much of my time is devoted to the endeavor of applying the Word of God to individuals, as well as to the gathered congregation. The public ministry of the Word is accomplished through preaching. The private application of the Word to individuals, or couples, or families is done through counseling. I […]

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Date April 1, 2001
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Henry Ford famously, and fatuously, stated ‘History is bunk.’ Far from being ‘bunk’ however history is the unfolding of God’s redemptive purposes, it bears the imprint of his grace and judgements, and is intended, at least in measure, to awaken us to eternal realities. This conviction confronts us every time we open God’s Word. Again […]

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Date April 1, 2001
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May 3, 1895 – April 17, 1987 The Early Years In the northern part of Holland in the province of Groningen is a small town called Grootegast. In the town lived the Reinder Van Til family. The grandfather was an owner and manager of an inn. Reinder also considered himself a theologian. He and his […]

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Date March 1, 2001
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In order for a Christian to live a life of God-glorifying worship, he or she must grow in the knowledge of God’s word. In other words, he or she must study doctrine. Let’s look at three reasons why sound doctrine is essential to true worship. Doctrine provides a right understanding of God’s person and character. […]

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Date March 1, 2001
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There is no question that nothing will encourage a change in the condition of any congregation except it be achieved by true preaching. In this article John R. de Witt speaks of the link between revival and preaching. * * * The word revival sometimes has unfortunate connotations. When it is used, people frequently think […]

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Date March 1, 2001
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Maybe you have no idea what daily worship involves. Maybe it’s never been part of your life, and no one has ever explained it to you or modeled it for you. Let me describe my own involvement in daily worship. When I was growing up, my parents led us in daily family worship. Before breakfast […]

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Date March 1, 2001
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Christian Renewal¬†(January 29, 2001), listed the position of some of the Reformed and Presbyterian seminaries in North America on the length of the days of Genesis 1. Calvin Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan, allows for a diversity of views, limited only by reports and decisions adopted by the 1991 Synod of the Christian Reformed Church, […]

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Date March 1, 2001
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J. C. Ryle was fighting on two fronts. He saw not only the dangers that arose from the prospect of the Romanising of the Church of England, but also those which threatened from the growing liberalism and skepticism of the age. He warned not only of the doctrine of the Pharisees, i.e., formalism, tradition worship, […]

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Date March 1, 2001
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Dr Ralph Davis is the Professor of Old Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi, USA. He is to give three addresses at the annual Banner of Truth ministers’ conference in Leicester at the beginning of April. His coming is eagerly awaited. His commentaries on the OT historical books Joshua, Judges and I & […]

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Date March 1, 2001
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On a rare Saturday visit to Swansea, which is the second largest city in Wales with a population of 150,000, I had another opportunity to visit Des Roberts at his workplace. Forty years ago he began his lifetime vocation of distributing tracts once a week in the main street. At first he stood outside a […]

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Date March 1, 2001
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When I reflect on my spiritual pilgrimage, Reformed thinkers come to mind who became my mentors. The Dutch theologian Dr Herman Bavinck heads the list. I was introduced to his theology through his magisterial work, the four-volume Gereformeerde Dogmatiek¬†(1906-1911) [Reformed Dogmatics], a gift from a generous host at whose place I stayed for a weekend […]

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Date March 1, 2001
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‘I need not tell you of this who knew him, that it was his great Design to promote Holiness in the Life and Exercise of it among you: But it was his great Complaint, that its Power declined among Professors. It was his Care and Endeavor to prevent or cure spiritual Decays in his own […]

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Date February 1, 2001
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