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Our Saviour also witnessed ‘the good confession’ by his avowal that there is such a thing as positive truth: – ‘To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth.’ There is need of just such witness as that today. ‘Now be […]

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Date October 18, 2004
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There are other people who are prejudiced against public worship. You see, I am starting at the very beginning, those matters with regard to religion which are elementary. Of course, we are told that we shut ourselves up on a Sunday in these dreary buildings of ours, and here we sit, in a horrible state […]

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Date October 18, 2004
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by Pastor Earl M. Blackburn, Trinity Reformed Baptist Church, La Mirada, California[From an article on the Trinity Baptist Church website www.reformedbaptist.net, used by permission.] The visible church is central to all of God’s redemptive purposes. As Paul the apostle says in Ephesians 3:21, "unto Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all […]

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Date October 18, 2004
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CHANGWON SHU [Changwon Shu studied at the Free Church College in Edinburgh in the 1980s] I am delighted to be able to give you a brief account of the work of God in Korea, the land of my birth. THE HISTORY Missionary outreach to Korea may be said to have begun when two Scottish missionaries, […]

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Date September 24, 2004
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It does not take a rocket scientist to know that the way we worship God after Jesus came is drastically altered from the way Israel worshipped God before Jesus came. In other words, NT worship is very different from OT worship. Jesus describes this change by the phrase "in spirit and truth". John 4:23 says, […]

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Date September 24, 2004
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Peter Barnes (Revesby Presbyterian Church, Australia) As Timothy prepared to leave Ephesus in order to meet Paul in prison at Rome, the great apostle asked him to bring the cloak that he had left in Troas and also the books, especially (or perhaps "that is") the parchments (2 Tim.4:13). Almost fifteen hundred years later, William […]

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Date September 24, 2004
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CORA AND ANDREW KING In the largest event the town had ever seen, 90 people crowded expectantly into the Auditorium of the Cultural Centre of Petrolândia, Pernambuco state, North East Brazil. It was 8 o’clock in the evening on Wednesday, the 9th of June, 2004, and the First Congress of Reformed Baptists in Brazil was […]

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Date September 3, 2004
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The Reformers’ Bookshop (Sydney, Australia) has recently celebrated 20 years of God’s sustaining grace. The bookshop is a church based ministry of Stanmore Baptist Church and was established to promote and supply faithful, God honoring and Christ centered literature. The church at Stanmore, an inner western suburb of Sydney, had begun to be impacted by […]

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Date September 3, 2004
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The Christian has been redeemed and regenerated not only to commune with Christ, but also to communicate Christ to others. Such communion with and communication of the Lord are two things that God has joined together and that no man should tear asunder. The one issues from the other. If we do not have vital […]

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Date September 3, 2004
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Think of David on the roof of his palace looking down and seeing beautiful Bathsheba washing. What was he to do? What was God’s will for him? Surely the Bible makes it plain. The Seventh Commandment states clearly: "Thou shalt not commit adultery". God’s revealed will tells him what God wants him to do. God […]

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Date September 3, 2004
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John Elias (1774-1841) was one of the eminent preachers of Wales, greatly used by God. Amazing are some of the accounts of his ministry. This fine biography of Edward Morgan first appeared in 1844 and was first reprinted by the Banner of Truth Trust in 1973, and has recently been reprinted. Nothing but good can […]

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Date August 18, 2004
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Almost everywhere you look in contemporary culture you are likely to run into the prefix alt. “Alt” is short for “alternative.” For instance, there are “alt” music styles, such as “alt rock” and “alt country.” “Alt” serves to distinguish the group or the pursuit from the mainstream. Well, to “alt” rock and country you can […]

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Date August 18, 2004
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David Fountain passed away on July 4 at his home in Southampton aged 74. Members of Spring Road Evangelical Church in Sholing mourned the death of their long-serving pastor. He had led the church for 37 years until his retirement in 1992. His books were much appreciated. He wrote a biography of the famous son […]

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Date August 10, 2004
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In mid-May, 2004, the second International Jewish Evangelical Fellowship conference was held in Fredericksburg, VA, USA. The IJEF conference was hosted by the New Life in Christ Church (PCA). IJEF was formed: 1. to promote a clear presentation of the Gospel, unencumbered with rabbinic religious authority, to Jewish people; 2. to encourage Jewish Christians to […]

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Date August 10, 2004
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“I am 39 years old. I have been leading nine churches in nearby villages for more than ten years. The number of believers in these churches ranges from 20 to 120. I have only ten co-workers. None have received any systematic Bible teaching training. Their sermons are disorganised and dull. Even the co-workers seldom meet […]

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Date August 10, 2004
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Like almost all of South America, Columbia is Roman Catholic. I was born in a typical middle class Roman Catholic Colombian family. My parents were born in Chiquinquira, a small town two hours by bus from the capital of Colombia. This town has a special particularity in our country, in that it is a very […]

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Date July 19, 2004
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In the “Protestant Truth” magazine for July-August 2004 (www.protestant-truth.org) Peter Kinley of East Anglia writes a report of his visit to the FIEC Family Conference in Pwllheli a couple of months ago. After reporting the quiet time they had had at the Protestant Truth Society exhibition he wrote about the meetings as follows: I only […]

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Date July 19, 2004
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Christians all over the world are following with fascination the final completing of the building of the first Protestant church in Israel for a century. On the morning of June 22 2004 Baruch Maoz composed the following report: "We are excited and thankful. By the time you receive this letter, the dome of our building […]

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Date July 16, 2004
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G. Chewter [These are notes of an address at a meeting for ministers and printed in the splendid Gospel Tidings edited by P.M. Rowell, Chapel House, Forest Fold, Crowborough, TN16 1TD.] 1. PRAYER MEETINGS CAN EASILY DEGENERATE. Some of the reasons for this are: 1. Wrong attitude – Many may be happy to come and […]

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Date July 16, 2004
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Diego Guirao The Lord in his providence and mercy continues to feed us, giving meaning and content to our life and existence (Psalm 90:14; 36:7-9; 63:3-5). That is why we keep on with this privilege of serving him and his people with confidence and joy. What a wonderful thing the truth of God is as […]

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Date July 16, 2004
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In the first edition of the excellent six monthly journal, Reformed Baptist Theological Review, Robert P. Martin, the author of Accuracy of Translation (Banner of Truth), writes the following review of The Word of God in English: Criteria for Excellence in Bible Translation by Leland Ryken (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 2002): This book is the […]

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Date July 13, 2004
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At the December 2003 Westminster Conference held at Westminster Chapel Ian Hamilton of Cambridge Presbyterian Church gave a stimulating paper on the life and work of Charles Hodge. The following are his opening words. The remainder of this paper and the five others are now published in “Knowing the Mind of God” and can be […]

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Date July 13, 2004
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Iain H. Murray Last week I had an e-mail from this dear friend in which he quoted the words of an old preacher, ‘I am yet in the land of the dying, but am bound for the land of the living.’ At 7:30 AM on Monday morning, May 31, Ernest Reisinger, at the age of […]

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Date July 3, 2004
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[Extracts from a moving tribute by John G. Reisinger] Yesterday I attended my older brother’s funeral. This is the second of my two brothers that have gone home to be with the Lord. At the time of refreshments following the funeral there was an opportunity for personal testimonies and nearly everyone who spoke had come […]

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Date July 3, 2004
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The age of Edwards, Whitefield and the Wesleys By Mark A. Noll (IVP. 316 pages. £16.99 ISBN 1 844740013) This, the first of a series of five projected volumes entitled A History of Evangelicalism, covers the period from the 1730s to the 179Os. Two centuries earlier an ‘evangelical’ was the equivalent of ‘a gospeller’. But […]

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Date July 3, 2004
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