Great Advances Sown by the Reformation

Dr. Nick Needham

Since no historian is neutral in his or her beliefs and values, but always works from within a particular worldview, I will be speaking here from within my own understanding of what constitutes the best kind of Christian thought and…
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A Musician’s Perspective on Contemporary Christian Music

Neil McGovern

‘I gat me men singers and women singers, and the delights of the sons of men, as musical  instruments, and that of all sorts. So I was great, and increased more than all that were before me... Then I looked…
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Seeds of the Reformation

Dr. Nick Needham

Some people like to see the Protestant Reformation as a celestial ‘bolt from the blue’, a miraculous restoration of apostolic Christianity which God (so to speak) dropped into history straight down from Heaven. That view once held sway in the…
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A Dressing-Down on Dressing Down

Mark Chen

Do believers need a dressing-down on their dressing? 'Surely not!' the hopeful would say, 'we are after all a people who have been taught the Word, and are careful to apply it.' But the realist is compelled to be cautious.…
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Anger is a Tender Virtue

John Trapp

'Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath' ­(Ephesians 4.26). He who would be angry without sin must not be angry at anything except sin. Our Saviour was angry with Peter, and angry…
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Priorities in Presenting the Faith

Dr John Whitcomb

The Gospel message was graciously presented, and after several months of such teaching, I surrendered to the claims and the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ. As far as I could tell there were no other Christians in the student…
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Does Everyone Have a Guardian Angel?

William Gouge

Argument 1. Jacob said of his angel: 'The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads,' Genesis 48.16. Answer 1. How could this angel be Jacob's personal angel, when Jacob prays that he would bless his grandchildren? By…
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The Necessity and Justification for the Free Offer of the Gospel

Malcolm Watts

Rowland Hill once visited Bristol to preach the Gospel, commencing his series of sermons on the eve of Bristol Fair. His text was Isaiah 55.1 – ‘Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath…
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Ye are the Salt of the Earth – Keeping the church separate from the world

Dr John Gresham Machen

‘Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men’ (Matthew 5.13).…
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Tabernacle Conversions in 1860

Metropolitan Tabernacle

There are over twenty ­volumes of beautifully handwritten testimonies of those converted during Spurgeon’s pastorate. These are the elders’ reports of each applicant for baptism and church membership throughout his ministry, including the revival year of 1861. Many glorious themes…
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The Significance of Karl Barth

Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones

The passing of Dr Karl Barth at the age of 82 is an event that calls for comment. As a man, there is only one adjective to apply to him and that is ‘great’. Everything about him was big. He…
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Abandoning Separation from Biblical Error

R E Palgrave

For many years independent evangelicals kept apart from churches in denominations affiliated to the apostate World Council of Churches, such as Anglican, Baptist Union and Methodist churches. The British Evangelical Council (whose members included the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches…
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