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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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True Repentance for Believers

What are the Old Testament sacrifices about? Are they similar to the cultic practices of the pagans? No, they are not. They speak volumes, being performed in the light of a coming Saviour. That, at least, is how it should have been for sincere and thoughtful Israelites.

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Seven Voices of Calvary

Friends and foes, enlightened and ignorant, human and divine, all authenticate and attest the Messianic office and glory of Christ Jesus our Lord. In most of these verses John is tracking the statements of seven different parties about Christ.

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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 mighty, unspeakable love.

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God's Parallel Covenants

The Bible shows that all God’s dealings with men and women are conducted on the basis of two underlying covenants, either that of works or that of grace.These two covenants, in a way, run parallel with each other through history.

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The Value of Covenants

Here are some of the personal spiritual benefits of understanding God’s covenants: First, they provide a clear view of how God deals with mankind, so as to preserve his own holiness, and to explain the Secondly, they show that any relationship with God is entirely his initiative and

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The 'Evangelical Covenant' of Moses

This article will sweep through Deuteronomy 29 – 30 to demonstrate that it records how Moses presented an ‘evangelical covenant’ which was set beside and distinct from the covenant of Sinai, the latter being a ‘works’ covenant that could only condemn.

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Beware of the Counsel of Gamaliel

Gamaliel is often preferred above Paul. If the apostle clearly condemns something, his word is pushed aside in favour of Gamaliel’s. But Paul is not alone in this. Gamaliel is even wiser than the Lord Jesus Christ, in the estimation of some.

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Remedies for Problems in Prayer

Let us take a family of problems, such as lack of assurance, coldness in prayer, little sense of God, and small desire to pray. For a solution we may go to that most famous of texts for troubled minds – Isaiah 50.10.

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Regeneration and Gospel Persuasion

We have sufficient information in the Scriptures to have a fairly good idea of the ordo salutis (order of salvation), but we dare not be too precise and dogmatic because the Lord’s words to Nicodemus warn us we are on mysterious ground.

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The Garden of Eden

It is often claimed by those cynical toward the Bible that Genesis 1 is contradicted by Genesis 2. But is clear that these claims are not by people who read Genesis with any degree of care, because their claims are so obviously mistaken and easily refuted. Genesis is amazingly precise and consistent.

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Long-Term Praying

We constantly need the help of God in different situations, and we continually pray for individuals, but why does the Lord cause us to have to pray for some things repeatedly, often over a long period of time?

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