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Five Keys to God's Law

In a grand but dilapidated mansion run as a Christian conference centre, a small group of people were talking in a lounge, and somehow the subject turned to the Ten Commandments. A student, speaking cautiously as if not wanting to offend, said he didn't find the Commandments very challenging

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What Satan Can and Cannot Do

With Calvary before Him, the Lord spoke these remarkable words – ‘Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.’ He was referring to His imminent suffering on Calvary’s cross, which would immediately accomplish salvation for His people, and judgement for Satan. From the time of

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Worship in the Melting Pot

Worship is truly in the melting pot. A new style of praise has swept into evangelical life, shaking to the foundations traditional concepts and attitudes. The style of worship followed throughout the entire history of Bible-believing churches has been shunted on to the sidelines – and why not? Young friends are

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The Immeasurable, Personal Love of Christ to His People

It is an astonishing concept for us that Christ Jesus the Lord of glory, the second person of the Trinity, should dearly love his people. Here is an opportunity for us just to skim the surface of that

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The Battle for Souls

Years ago we used to say that we are ‘saved to serve’, but that little maxim is out of fashion today. It is, however, biblical and right. This article is intended as a call to the tremendous work of the great commission of Christ to his disciples in every age – the gathering in of lost souls. At first sight this topic may not seem to

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Cessationism — Proving Charismatic Gifts have Ceased

Does the Bible teach definitively that the charismatic gifts have ceased? Can cessationism (the view that they have ended) be proved? Some say that the cessationism cannot be conclusively

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Mutual Debts in Marriage

The apostle Paul is responding to questions that had been asked him by the church of Corinth. We see this in his words: 'Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.' One of the questions evidently was, 'Is it best not to marry?' Perhaps another was,

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New Calvinism - The Merger of Calvinism with Worldliness

When I was a youngster and newly saved, it seemed as if the chief goal of all zealous Christians, whether Calvinistic or Arminian, was consecration. Sermons, books and conferences stressed this in the spirit of Romans 12.1-2, where the beseeching apostle calls

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The Pilgrim Concept

The Bible is full of pilgrimage. The eleventh chapter of Hebrews speaks among others of Abel, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, who are described as ‘strangers and pilgrims on the earth’. ‘Strangers’ literally means foreigners, people of a different culture and language. ‘Pilgrims’ are

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The Pattern for the Church

When we speak of the sufficiency of Scripture, we mean that the Word of God provides all that we need to know in order to be saved, to be sanctified, to worship, and to organise and operate the church of God (2 Timothy 3.16-17). Historically, Baptists, Independents, and Brethren have been notably

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The Golden Chain of Blessing

The apostle is about to unfold the great 'cycle' of spiritual experience for Christian workers, proved repeatedly in his own ministry to souls. He will teach the golden chain of - pressures: prayer: encouragement: thanksgiving - and commend it strongly

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Are there Gossips Among Us?

Gossip has been defined as idle talk or compulsive chattering and news-mongering, including the spreading of groundless rumour. It is not always hostile or malevolent. But this article focuses on the kind of gossip that complains about others behind their back, exposing

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