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CALVIN’S INSTITUTES AFFECTING SICILY TODAY That night my heart was full of love for the Lord, but also a new feeling, more specific, had filled my heart; love and pain for those souls that live in sin and away from Him by Roberto S. Torre At the end of 1992 the Lord Jesus called Roberto […]

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Date August 9, 2002
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BALANCING THE NEED TO EVANGELISE AND BUILD IN POLAND I strongly believe that in our daily work in the church we cannot forget about what we have. Most important are the people by Wieslaw Kamyszek When we read in the Book of the Acts of the Apostles, chapter 2 and verses 41 to 47 we […]

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Date August 9, 2002
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BANNER OF TRUTH MINISTERS’ CONFERENCE, LEICESTER, APRIL 2002 Some 370 men, from a variety of countries, listened to a fascinating account of the progress of this annual gathering, which began in a modest way by Frank. J. Orna-Ornstein The Rev. Iain H. Murray gave the opening address, "Forty Years on – 1962-2002", at this year’s […]

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Date August 9, 2002
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THE PLACE OF PREACHING "Has the time come for our view of the importance of preaching to be revised downward?" by Bill Smith At the opening convocation of my seminary in 1969 Dr. Ralph Turnbull addressed the topic Should Preaching Be Denigrated? One of the things that got my attention was that, to my knowledge, […]

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Date August 4, 2002
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THE PERILS AND VALUES OF READING The greatest of dangers is to play off intellectual culture against spiritual fervour – we need them both by Geraint Fielder There are two verses in the New Testament which highlight the battle for the mind of man; a battle which was going on in the days of the […]

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Date August 4, 2002
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SEVEN YEARS IN PINEDA DE MAR, SPAIN by Diego Guirao It has been seven years (though it seems like only yesterday) since my family and I arrived in Pineda de Mar, with the hope of serving the Lord in this work, together with Bernard Coster’s family and some brethren. We continue the work with that […]

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Date August 4, 2002
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THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF ARTHUR PINK "Pink taught me truths that have become a sure foundation for my life, for the absolute supremacy of God is of great practical importance"by Harold Gibson When the death of Arthur W Pink took place on the 15th July 1952 few people then could have imagined […]

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Date July 22, 2002
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SHOULDN’T WE EVANGELISE INSTEAD OF ARGUING ABOUT THEOLOGY? It is one thing for us to seek prayerfully to be faithful to the character and proper place of the Great Commission. It is quite another for us to exaggerate its place while diminishing its contentby William Harrell The cry going up increasingly in the Presbyterian Church […]

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Date July 22, 2002
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HOMOSEXUALITY – A Biblical Approach [This is the skeleton of the courageous lecture Paul Mallard gave at the Easter FIEC Conference at Pwllheli in 2002. It was heard with great profit.] I. Introduction Some would prefer not to study this subject (I) A Matter of Taste – traditional Christian reticence to deal with this subject […]

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Date July 22, 2002
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MANY SOLDIERS HEAR OF CHRIST Paul is arrested and taken to Rome and there he meets soldier after soldier. Speaking to them and writing letters becomes his major ministry by Geoff Thomas One of the most surprising stories of evangelistic success in the early church is recounted in the first chapter of Paul’s letter to […]

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Date July 11, 2002
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ATTENDANCE OF CHILDREN IN PUBLIC WORSHIP SERVICES. The church is not exempt from responsibility: we should declare with David the fear of the Lord to the children of the church, and seek to manifest the same tender regard for them, and insight into their upbringing, as Christ and his apostles by JEREMY WALKER "Come, you […]

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Date July 11, 2002
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THE UNDERLYING ASSUMPTIONS by W H Smith Have you ever had the experience of talking with someone and realizing that they have some operating assumptions that are very clear (though perhaps not articulated and acknowledged) to that person though not so clear to you.? It often happens in the life of a marriage even after […]

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Date June 26, 2002
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PRAYING FOR THE CHURCH You need mercy every day, and grace to help you on days of need. You feel your emptiness and weakness. You must pray.by Geoff Thomas Paul’s knowledge of the Philippian congregation was better than anyone else’s in the world. He was sure that God had begun a good work in them, […]

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Date June 26, 2002
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The subject before us relates to problems which we encounter in prayer. What do we really mean by prayer? The definition which we should be familiar with is that given by the Westminster Shorter Catechism. It is worth committing to memory: xPrayer is an offering up of our desires unto God, for things agreeable to […]

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Date June 26, 2002
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It should be remembered that by the Lord’s appointments, all sorts of people can legitimately marry and receive His blessing by Palmer Robertson For some cultures today marriage is a thing of past generations. Parents and grandparents may have married but people today don’t bother with marriage. Current customs and tax-breaks don’t require it, so […]

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Date June 14, 2002
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Could Winston Churchill have spoken to the English speaking world as he did during the struggle with the Nazis if he had not spoken of the realities of those times in the emotional qualities of those realities? by Geoff Thomas How emotionally Paul can write to the Philippians. He says things like “I feel this […]

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Date June 14, 2002
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DARWINISM IN A FLUTTER In this book we have an account of flawed fraudulent Darwinists cooking the books to ‘prove’ a theory right by Geoff Thomas One remembers the BBC Schools Series on Evolution in the 1970s and Miss Medawar from that illustrious family giving her best shot with all the cool confidence of a […]

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Date June 14, 2002
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TACKLING GLYN BLAIZE Is it possible to have a healthy involvement in sport, and still put Christianity first particularly when it comes to keeping the Lord’s Day? David Henderson talks to Rugby player, Glyn Blaize, in ‘Day One Magazine’ of the Lord’s Day Observance Society, May-August 2002. Glyn’s father is Pastor Achille Blaize. How did […]

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Date June 10, 2002
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THE 2002 PASSAGGIO REFORMED CONFERENCE IN ITALY The eighth annual conference of the reformed publishers ‘Passaggio’ took place at a new venue this year. Some fears had been expressed beforehand that moving the conference farther south to the town of Misano on the Adriatic coast would deter some of the participants of past years from […]

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Date June 10, 2002
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THE INSTANT TRACK TO SAINTHOOD – REGENERATION The same strategy is going to be adopted for the present pope after his days are over. He will be canonised through people claiming miracles have been done when they prayed to him and he too will be pronounced a ‘saint’ by Geoff Thomas This word ‘saint’ occurs […]

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Date May 22, 2002
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REVIVALS TRUE AND FALSE In short, a revival shows itself to be genuine by its effects upon the religious, the fraternal and the missionary life of the church. [The following fascinating piece is extracted from the chapter on Revivals of Religion in the Writings of Thomas E. Peck, (Banner of Truth Trust, 3 volumes, hbk)] […]

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Date May 22, 2002
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A Kingdom Which Cannot be Shaken Are you surprised that we have had two world wars already in this century? Are you surprised at the piling of these horrible armaments? Are you surprised at the confusion, the collapse, of so many institutions at this present time? [This sermon was preached by Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones on […]

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Date May 18, 2002
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THE PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS OF CALVINISM What, then, are the personal implications of Calvinistic thought and truth both in the life of the individual and in the ministry exercised by the individual ? by Al Martin B. B. Warfield describes Calvinism as ‘that sight of the majesty of God that pervades all of life and all […]

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Date May 18, 2002
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The hearts of all mankind are closed to the gospel, to the preaching of the word, the beseechings and invitations of the Lord. by Geoff Thomas Lydia’s home town was four hundred miles away in Thyatira a city famous for its dyes (there is an early inscription to a guild of dyers there). Lydia was […]

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Date May 18, 2002
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The death of Christ is the first fact of the Christian Gospel, and its interpretation the first work of a apostolic preaching by Samuel Chadwick The Gospel of the Cross is that ‘Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures; and that he was buried; and that He hath been raised on the third […]

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Date May 13, 2002
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