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The heart of the reformed faith – the heart of biblical Christianity – is God-centredness: the conviction that God himself is supremely important. We define all our doctrine in a God-centred way. Sin is horrible because it is an affront to God. Salvation is wonderful because it brings glory to God. Heaven is heaven because […]

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Date August 1, 2000
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Three unrelated items all appearing in the daily paper on the same day have been enough to sound again the warning bells about the steady slide of our society. No doubt they are all true. They present obvious concerns for parents. We are aware that the subtle war for the minds of men is more […]

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Date August 1, 2000
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By Iain Murray An edited extract from Mr Murray’s new book Evangelicalism Divided (Banner of Truth) In his book on Evangelicalism, James Davison Hunter wrote: ‘A dynamic would appear to be operating [in Evangelicalism] that strikes at the very heart of Evangelical self-identity’. What is this ‘dynamic’? I believe that all the evidence points in […]

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Date July 15, 2000
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For part of Monday, I missed two of the sessions of the SBC pastors’ conference, attending instead one sponsored by the Center for Church Reform, a ministry developed by Mark Dever’s church in Washington, DC. Dr. Roger Nicole was the main speaker, dealing with the extent of the atonement. There were also two Q&A sessions […]

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Date July 15, 2000
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I just returned from a Reformed pastors conference here in Spain. It was refreshing to take four days out of the usual routine to meet with other workers-pastors and missionaries-of like convictions. I preached the opening message at the conference, on Jacob’s dream in Genesis 28:10-22. The two main speakers were a Reformed pastor from […]

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Date July 1, 2000
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On July 23 1999 Paquito, the seven year old son of Pastor Paco and Mrs Julia Orozco of Hermosillo, Mexico, finally died after three to four years of battling with leukaemia. Jim Adams of the Cornerstone Church in Mesa, Arizona, flew to Mexico for that funeral service, an occasion never to be forgotten. Paco reminded […]

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Date July 1, 2000
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Billy Morrison spoke in our church in Aberystwyth on June 20th. I had not seen him for six or seven years when I visited the prison in Northern Ireland where he was serving twelve years for terrorist offences. His father had been a member of the loyalist para-militaries and so he was raised to consider […]

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Date June 15, 2000
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Renowned scholar learned to love the Bible at his grandmother’s knee. “I’m not really a scholar,” says J. Alec Motyer softly, “I’m just a man who loves the Word of God.” Now retired as principal of Trinity College in Bristol, England, Motyer has spent his professional career studying the Bible. However, he learned to love […]

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Date May 9, 2000
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Roman Catholic militancy does not end. Two big books have just appeared, written by leading Catholic teachers. One is titled “Not by Faith Alone – The Biblical Evidence for the Doctrine of Justification” by Robert Sungenis. It is 774 pages in length, costs 25 dollars and is published by Queenship Publishing Company of Santa Barbara, […]

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Date May 1, 2000
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Reports of the UK population crisis are finally hitting the headlines of our major newspapers, such as the Sunday Times and the Daily Mail. LIFE has been warning for some time that decreased fertility rates and delayed motherhood are amongst factors contributing to an imminent population implosion. However, figures just released by Eurostat, the European […]

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Date May 1, 2000
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A report of the Banner of Truth Conferences held in April this year: What a great privilege it is to be able to attend the Banner of Truth Youth Conference each year! Although it is a busy time it is a wonderful opportunity to see a group of young people so evidently enjoying hearing the […]

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Date May 1, 2000
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Two years ago a representative of the Slav Lands Christian Fellowship was invited to western Siberia to see the fruit of an indigenous missionary outreach that had begun seven years before in this previously unevangelised field. He went not as a tourist but to assess the possibilities of co-operating in a practical ways with our […]

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Date May 1, 2000
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Forty years ago Rousas J. Rushdoony wrote a booklet called “The Myth Of Over-Population.” It was greeted with coolnes  or even disapproval in Calvinistic circles. Everyone ‘knew’ that the population of the world was expanding out of control. Now a big cat has got out of the bag. The United Nations itself, which for decades has […]

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Date May 1, 2000
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John Newton and William Cowper lived for many years in the little town of Olney in Buckinghamshire. The town is in the middle of a triangle of larger towns with Northampton to the north-west, Bedford due east, and Milton Keyes due south. These two men both wrote hymns, some of them the most outstanding in […]

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Date May 1, 2000
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I [Geoff Thomas] first saw Dr Koop in Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia in 1961. He was an elder, and bore a striking resemblance to the pastor at that time, Mariano Di Gangi. He was a surgeon in the Children’s Hospital, Philadelphia. Then I heard of him again when his son was killed rock-climbing one […]

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Date May 1, 2000
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