The Christian: God’s Delight – Easter 2002

Sing, O Daughter of Zion; shout aloud, O Israel! Be glad and rejoice with all your heart, O Daughter ofJerusalem! The Lord has taken away your punishment; He has turned back your enemy. The Lord, the King of Israel, is with you; never again... next...

Johan Herman Bavinck (1895-1964) The Legacy of a Missionary, Professor and Author

I have often been asked, “Why did you decide to go to the Philippines as a missionary, leaving behind your relatives, your friends, your congregation?” Obedience to the Great Commissions was the key factor. But the love for missions... next...

Teen Scene Let’s Get Ready To Rumble

Fight the good fight of the faith. I Timothy 6:12 “Let’s get ready to rumble” is a common phrase used today when sports teams are going to square off in some contest. A rumble was also once a reference to a fight between two... next...

Some Distinctive Aspects of RURAL EVANGELISM

Throughout the world men and women work with the soil. Some do not produce enough food for their own families. This is true in areas in which there is not sufficient moisture, or where there is not enough warmth. Many live in poverty and under... next...

Sound Bites Torch and Trumpet 1961

January 1961 “The whole Word is truth — not just its central message concerning salvation, not merely a core or kernel wrapped in the husks of historical forms that have no meaning today. Not one jot or one tittle of the law shall... next...

Reformed Evangelism Cornel Venema “Election and the ‘Free Offer’ of the Gospel” Part Two

In my previous article, which introduced the subject of the so-called “free offer” of the gospel, I noted that Reformed believers have often distinguished between the universal call of the gospel to all sinners and the effectual... next...

Folk Islam

"The supreme need of the Moslem world is Jesus Christ. He alone can give light to Morocco, unity to Persia, life to Arabia, re-birth to Egypt.” Samuel Zwemer [1867–1952] Since the horrific September 11 slamming of two planes into... next...

God’s People, My Parish

They looked like they were already in their seventies when I met them. The first time I visited them on the farm I was amazed by the old machinery they had. Not antique, but, like their owner, old and worn from use. But it worked. Year after... next...
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