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Yearly Archives: 2006

Genesis 3:22-24 “And the LORD God said, ‘The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live for ever.’ So the LORD God banished him from the Garden of Eden […]

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Date October 26, 2006
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“I do not, by nature, thrive on confrontation,” declares Richard Dawkins, the Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University and one of the world’s leading sceptics concerning Christianity and belief in God. Dawkins is well known as an intellectual adversary to all forms of religious belief – and of Christianity […]

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Date October 26, 2006
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The wise woman builds her house, but the foolish tears it down with her own hands. Proverbs 14:1The mainline Protestant denominations (Episcopal, Methodist, Presbyterian) are discussing homosexuality with a view to transforming their bodies into more tolerant, more diverse, and more inclusive organizations. This, any way, is how the advocates of the ‘gay” agenda present […]

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Date October 26, 2006
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How long will it be before Christianity becomes illegal in Britain? This is no longer the utterly absurd and offensive question that on first blush it would appear to be. An evangelical Christian campaigner, Stephen Green was arrested and charged last weekend with using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour. So what was this […]

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Date October 19, 2006
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This was my first visit to the Salisbury Conference on 7th October which was held at the city’s Emmanuel Church which is pastored by Malcolm Watts. Two hundred people turned up, the largest number so far. It was the tenth conference and thus a kind of milestone. Next year it will be held in July […]

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Date October 19, 2006
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Scripture reveals to us all that is necessary to make us wise unto salvation. The Word of God opens the eyes of our hearts, not so much to matters that can be apprehended by the right use of man’s reason (though Scripture is supremely reasonable), but to matters that are beyond the grasp of reason […]

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Date October 19, 2006
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Genesis 3:20&21 “Adam named his wife Eve, because she would become the mother of all the living. The LORD God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them†Genesis chapter 3 is a crucially important part of the word of God; it answers the greatest of all questions which is this; […]

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Date October 14, 2006
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Six times in 1 Corinthians 6 Paul writes, “Do you not know …?†He is reminding God’s people of basic, very basic, Christian truths that they are in danger of forgetting. One of these “Do you not knows†states, “Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not […]

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Date October 14, 2006
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The Trust has great pleasure in announcing the forthcoming publication of Frederick S. Leahy’s last book, The Hand of God: The Comfort of Having a Sovereign God. The manuscript of this book was posted to the Trust earlier on the day that Fred ‘fell asleep in Jesus’ and entered into the joy of his Lord. […]

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Date October 3, 2006
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Many think that Jesus was a “great teacher,” but they don’t know what He taught Jesus Christ said that He was the Messiah the Jews had awaited for over 700 years. John 4:25-26 The woman said to Him, ‘I know that Messiah is coming.’ Jesus said to her, ‘I who speak to you am He.’ […]

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Date September 28, 2006
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On 8th May this year, seventy or so people crowded into a small church hall in north Oxford to attend a local meeting organized by the ‘Christians in Science’ group. The speaker was Alister McGrath, Professor of Historical Theology at Oxford University, and author of Dawkins’ God Genes, Memes, and the Meaning of Life (Blackwell, […]

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Date September 26, 2006
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Introduction 1. It shows them what Christ did and suffered. The moral law is of special use to regenerate persons, or true believers, both as a covenant of works and as a rule of duty. In its covenant form, it serves to show them what Christ, the second Adam, did and suffered in their stead. […]

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Date September 21, 2006
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Joseph Alleine was an altogether remarkable man in an age of remarkable godliness. Born in Devizes in 1633, he was just 10 when his diligence in private prayer was noticed; from then on he lived an exceptionally godly life. At Oxford University, he gave himself with characteristic earnestness to his studies; indeed it would seem […]

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Date September 21, 2006
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The pastor of a large evangelical church once remarked: My church is so well organized and efficiently run that the Holy Spirit could depart today and ten years would pass before anyone missed Him. The pastor declared this not as a boast, but as a lamentation. There is something quite wrong with a people who […]

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Date September 21, 2006
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The book with the above title was first written in 1970 by Marcus L. Loane and now it has been reprinted by the Banner of Truth. ‘I often pray, Lord, make me as holy as a pardoned sinner can be made.’ These words of Robert Murray M’Cheyne really summarise the lives of the four pilgrims […]

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Date September 21, 2006
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We have just visited Rendille in north Kenya and returned home at 5 p.m. September 8 just before the rush hour. It is difficult to be stuck in traffic having started at 6.30 a.m. Our faith was tested, particularly in relation to the arrangements for the wedding, and in the times we got stuck in […]

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Date September 20, 2006
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“I don’t need God.”Job 34:14-15 – If He should determine to do so, if He should gather to Himself His spirit and His breath, all flesh would perish together, and man would return to dust. “I’m a good person.”Luke 18:19 – No one is good except God alone. “I’ve always tried to live a good […]

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Date September 19, 2006
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The previous article focused on the awakening under Edwards in Northampton in 1735. Notwithstanding the work of the Spirit in Northampton and elsewhere in New England in 1735, Samuel Blair of New Londonderry was not alone in bemoaning the dismal state of religion in early 1740: it ‘lay as it were a-dying and ready to […]

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Date September 19, 2006
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The longer I am a Christian, the more my heart and mind are gladdened by the truth of God’s unassailable sovereignty. Far from being a forbidding doctrine that fills me with a sense of dread, it is a doctrine that breathes security and sweetness to my soul. It is nothing less than tragic, however, that […]

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Date September 14, 2006
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This year’s Zambian Reformed Family Conference and School of Theology were held in Lusaka from the 21st to the 25th of August. The keynote address was given by Choolwe Mwetwa, pastor of Central Baptist Church in Chingola, Zambia. He showed from Romans 8 how true spiritual assurance can only be attained as we reflect upon […]

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Date September 14, 2006
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We are informed that Philip told the Ethiopian “the good news about Jesus” (Acts 8:35). It is His gospel; it is all about Him. He is its source and theme. The good news is Jesus Christ, in the glory of His person and the perfection of His finished work. And He is for every sinner. […]

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Date September 14, 2006
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248 Women responded to adverts which LIFE placed in six women’s -magazines (including Woman’s Own, Chat and Pick Me Up) between April and early July 2006 inviting people to tell us about their abortion experiences, Of these, 111 were interviewed on the telephone and answered a prepared questionnaire. Fifteen sent emails. 134 texted us – […]

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Date September 12, 2006
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A Scottish Christian Heritage is the title of Iain Murray’s latest book (Banner of Truth Trust, 2006, Hb, 403 pages). This may not be Iain Murray’s most important book, but it could be his most inspiring and enjoyable one. The title could lead one to think initially that this book is a record of Scottish […]

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Date September 12, 2006
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In sixth form, my friends and I discovered the nineteenth century writer JS Mill, and in particular his famous slogan; “over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign”. How wise, insightful and civilized, we thought. In the last few years, however, I have become rather less keen on Mr. Mill and […]

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Date September 8, 2006
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The best man at my parents’ wedding on June 25 1935 was Harold J. Ockenga. Carl McIntire officiated. They and my father, Robert S. Marsden (1905-1960), had left Princeton Theological Seminary with J. Gresham Machen in 1929 to be in the first class at Westminster Theological Seminary. Machen himself had been asked to officiate, but […]

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Date September 8, 2006
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