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Given by Ian Hamilton, of the Cambridge Presbyterian Church, during the Aberystwyth Conference I am no expert on Rutherford, and I have been selective in what I have chosen to speak on him. How are we to glory in a man who viewed himself as a ‘sad piece of clay’? If we are to understand […]

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Date October 30, 2003
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The sons of Korah tell us that God is our refuge and strength, and an abundant help to us in trouble (Ps. 46:1). Likewise, Solomon tells us that the name of the Lord is a strong tower into which the righteous run to find safety (Pr. 18:10). The Apostle Paul takes these conceptions further when […]

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Date October 30, 2003
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EVAN SPARKS One year ago, April 29, 2002, I was diagnosed with Hodgkins Disease. I immediately thereafter began intensive chemotherapy and radiation regimens, and was declared cancer-free on October 31, 2002. What follows is my testimony about what God has taught me and done in my life since then. I hope you will enjoy reading […]

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Date October 30, 2003
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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 have a single tool […]

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Date October 26, 2003
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[After his wife was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, Columbia International University President Robertson McQuilkin increasingly cared for her. These were his ruminations in the year 1990 on what he had learned from his years of ministering to her, and being ministered to in return. The following testimony was published in Christianity Today in 1990 and […]

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Date October 26, 2003
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It has been said that the only way to be prayed for in many evangelical churches is to become sick or be made redundant. Often we do seem to pray for other believers only at times of personal crisis, such as sickness, an operation, redundancy, divorce, severe temptation or the like. It is right and […]

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Date October 26, 2003
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Robert Trail is the author of: Justification Vindicated (Banner of Truth, £3.75, $6.99 ISBN: 851518184, Paperback, 96pp.) He asks can sinners really be justified before God by faith alone? If so, can they go on to live as they please? Robert Traill suffered persecution, exile and prison for faithfulness to the gospel. Here is an […]

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Date October 26, 2003
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BRIAN ROBINSON Pastor of the Reformed Baptist Church in Pickering, Ontario, Canada I am certain that every evangelical Christian was stunned to wake up in Ontarioand learn that the Supreme Court of Ontario ruled in favour of same sexmarriages – immediately. This was a seismic tremor of ten on the Richter scalethat has shaken our […]

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Date October 19, 2003
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Opposing the decadent agenda of aggressive liberals, orthodox Bible-believingChristians appeal to the authority of the Scriptures in the belief that thereare ‘absolutes’.  Indeed, the Biblecontinues to provide infallible guidance to be applied in today’scircumstances.  The Scriptures of theOld and New Testaments do not simply provide documentary examples of the valuesof a bygone age for merely […]

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Date October 19, 2003
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  Francis Turretin 1.      We argue that the atonement wasdefinite, from the fact that Christ was destined to die for none but those whowere given him by the Father. All men universally were not given to Christ buta limited number only. Since, in the council of the Father which regulatedChrist’s death and defined its object, […]

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Date October 19, 2003
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  We are going to consider the Lord Jesus Christ as a model child. We Christians,who are conservative evangelicals, and that takes in just about all of us, maybe hesitant to do that for two reasons. First, it requires us to consider the realhuman nature of Jesus, and we know that liberals old and new, […]

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Date October 19, 2003
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Names, and sects, and parties fall; Thou, O Christ, art All in All. It was such a sentiment as this that made A. W. Tozer write: ‘Christians do not tell lies: they sing them.’ In Christian circles we know of no truth more consistently denied than this: that ‘the Lord Jesus Christ is all things […]

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Date October 16, 2003
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by William Wileman   A calm and impartial view of this sad subject has been reserved for thisplace, and for a chapter of its own. The immense advantage of having been ableto consult and to weigh the evidence of the principal writers certainly notfewer than forty – about the case of Servetus, besides several biographies […]

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Date October 14, 2003
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by Priya Abraham   Conrad Mbewe slices the air with his hands. His booming baritone soarsto a frenzied pitch. "I ask, what is your attitude to authority in yourhome?" he says. "What is your at-ti-tude? If that’s whatcharacterizes your life, stop cheating yourself that you’re a Christian."The congregation’s eyes follow every jab of his finger, […]

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Date October 14, 2003
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JOHN REES-EVANS (Wolverhampton)   A person’s life may be looked at from an almostinfinite number of different angles. But when I look at Latimer’s life, what Isee ahead of anything else is a life-story that seems to have been written toprove, beyond question, that God is sovereign over all affairs of men; thatnothing can resist […]

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Date October 14, 2003
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