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MaozNews News about events in Israel and the ministry in which the Maoz family is involved The Disengagement By the time our readers receive this issue of MaozNews, all or most of the Israeli settlements in Gaza and those designated for evacuation in northern Samaria will have been evacuated. It has been a heart-rending experience […]

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Date August 25, 2005
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On Friday 20th May 2005 a crowd of some 300 Muslims burned a wooden cross outside the American embassy in London. This was part of a protest against the rumoured desecration of a Qur’an by American soldiers in Guantanamo Bay, during which British and American flags were also burned. Perhaps the most remarkable aspect of […]

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Date August 22, 2005
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Extracts from WILLIAM GURNALL on Ephesians 6:14 What is here meant by loins that are to be girt with this girdle? Peter will help to interpret Paul: ‘Gird up the loins of your minds’ (1 Pet. 1:13). It is our minds that must wear this girdle of truth, and very fitly may our mind be […]

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Date August 22, 2005
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Extracts from WILLIAM GURNALL on Ephesians 6:14 What is here meant by loins that are to be girt with this girdle? Peter will help to interpret Paul: ‘Gird up the loins of your minds’ (1 Pet. 1:13). It is our minds that must wear this girdle of truth, and very fitly may our mind be […]

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Date August 22, 2005
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The structure of the Aberystwyth Conference is unique. After the prayer meetings (which begin at 9.15) are over the crowds numbering 1200 people gather in the Great Hall of the University for the 11.00 main meeting. There is just one preaching session for the whole morning and that is the conference address. Everything hangs on […]

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Date August 18, 2005
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Strange as it may sound I am not a Christian by my own choice and volition. It is generally believed that becoming a Christian is a matter of one’s own choice. A person joins a church, any church, and thereby becomes a Christian. But is the matter as simple as that? Can one join the […]

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Date August 18, 2005
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Readers of Banner books and magazines will be familiar with Walt Chantry both as an author and as the current editor of the Banner of Truth magazine. Walt has also spoken at the Banner ministers’ conferences in the UK and USA, and the Youth Conference in the UK. On July 18, Walt was diagnosed as […]

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Date August 16, 2005
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When I began my service as a U.S. Navy doctor I wanted to do something that would toughen me up and be a worthwhile experience. Little did I know what the Lord had in store for me. United States Marines undergo some of the toughest training in the world, starting with boot camp. But I […]

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Date August 16, 2005
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The Aberystwyth Conference of the Evangelical Movement of Wales always occurs in the second week of August. It is the primary preaching week for the church in Wales and daunting enough for the five men who preach each evening in the lonely centre of the stage of the Great Hall of the University to 1200 […]

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Date August 16, 2005
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We went to the Kijiji township one July morning at 8.45. Kijiji is one of the slums that are dotted across Nairobi and this is medium sized for this vast city where half a million people live; it is about a mile and a half from Trinity Baptist Church. Hannah Ebrahim the 19 year old […]

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Date August 12, 2005
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God continues to shine on us at the Grace and Truth Church with favour. A local, secular endeavour to meet the needs of the homeless in our city has invited Alex, our senior evangelist, to hold a weekly meeting on the premises in order to address the homeless with the Gospel. Surprised, we made sure […]

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Date August 11, 2005
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Despite the difficulties associated with such a task, I’ve decided to put down in writing a few thoughts on the recent Synod. There were those, during the meeting, who asked me why I didn’t say anything. I suppose the most truthful answer would be that I find it very difficult to speak on the floor […]

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Date August 11, 2005
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Part I One of the hottest theological debates in the evangelical and Reformed community today relates, surprisingly, to the doctrine of justification by faith alone. A number of contemporary theologians, including some with evangelical credentials, are suggesting that we need to revisit, correct and move beyond the formulations of the great sixteenth century Protestant Reformers […]

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Date August 11, 2005
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A brief spotlight was turned on Africa at the beginning of July. The G8 leaders (of the United States, Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, Canada and Russia) assembled in Gleneagles to discuss Africa, climate change and that sort of thing. The Live 8 concert for 200,000 in Hyde Park, intended to attract attention to poverty […]

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Date August 9, 2005
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The two sisters from Tennessee injured in the London bombings earlier this month say that the Lord carried them through the ordeal. Emily and Katie Benton, college students from Knoxville, told reporters last week that they have yet to harbour hatred for the terrorists who blew up three London underground carriages and a double-decker bus […]

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Date August 9, 2005
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We are familiar with our Lord’s teaching concerning the speck we can so readily see in our brother’s eye and the log in our own eye to which we remain oblivious. Though the word is not used in that illustrative teaching, the concept of control is clearly at the heart of our Lord’s message. Jesus […]

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Date August 4, 2005
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The Lost Message of Jesus by Steve Chalke and Alan Mann, and its significance for today. This book has featured in the evangelical world for a while now. Hardly a Christian magazine, newspaper organisation, online discussion forum, preacher or individual Christian has not had something to say about it – for, against, or on the […]

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Date August 4, 2005
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Biblical, God-fearing theologians divide sin into two branches, original and actual. These two branches are further subdivided. Original sin consists of imputed guilt and inherent pollution, while actual sin comprises sins of thought, word and deed. In a sermon based on the apostle Peter’s words to Simon Magus: “Thy money perish with thee, because thou […]

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Date August 2, 2005
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The apostle Paul writes, “Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. Therefore […]

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Date August 2, 2005
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In eighteenth century England, the market town of Olney in Buckinghamshire was noteworthy as the home of three evangelical Christian leaders, John Newton, converted slave-trader turned minister and hymn writer, who held the curacy of the parish church between 1764 and 1779, William Cowper, poet, who assisted Newton in the compilation of the Olney Hymns, […]

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Date July 30, 2005
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A letter in the Times, July18 Sir, The British Medical Association’s recent votes on assisted dying and abortion (report July 1) reflect in my view a growing contempt within the medical profession for human life, the reduction of doctors to instruments of social engineering, and an increase in moral relativism and nihilism in their ranks. […]

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Date July 30, 2005
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In 1894 a book appeared called ‘Letters and Sketches from the New Hebrides.’ It was a collection of personal letters written by Margaret, wife of Scottish missionary John Paton, to family and friends and thus never intended for publication. The book contained twenty letters written between 1865 and 1894. It has now been reprinted by […]

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Date July 28, 2005
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A Definition On the topic of Puritan meditation, James Packer writes, “Knowing themselves to be creatures of thought, affection, and will, and knowing that God’s way to the human heart (the will) is via the human head (the mind), the Puritans practiced meditation, discursive and systematic, on the whole range of biblical truth as they […]

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Date July 28, 2005
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Martin Luther was born on November 10th, 1483. He was a young man of great abilities so his poor father put him to the study of law, intending him to be a lawyer. And he might very well have been a lawyer were it not that on July 2 in the year 1505 he was […]

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Date July 22, 2005
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In the furore that has followed the London suicide bombings there have been affirmations from all our politicians and Muslim leaders that Islam is a religion of love and that the suicide bombers are aberrant misguided criminals and not true Muslims at all. However the suicide bombers would claim that they are the true Muslims […]

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Date July 22, 2005
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