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Be sure and catch up on the latest news from China. ANSWERS FROM THE BLACK BOX In the wake of my expulsion from China, my wife and I have been overwhelmed with the outpouring of prayers and kindness on our behalf. Believers and churches from all over the world have contacted us to let us...
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On any given Sunday in today’s preaching pantheon, one can observe a diverse group of devotees, some paying homage to the chapel of “creativity,” others sitting at the feet of the “culturally relevant.” Some are transfixed at the nave marked “narrative,” whereas others have their hearts strangely warmed at the chassé of “pop-psychology.” There is...
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By what hubris do we think we could possibly have anything more important to say than what God Himself has said through Scripture? It is the height of arrogance to substitute the words of men for the words of God. So much modern-day preaching is horizontal in dimension rather than vertical; that is, it is...
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It’s not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or when the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and...
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The following comes from the blog of Ben Johnson, a missionary to China out of Vision Baptist Church! It is blog that you should subscribe to. I hope you will consider taking him on and supporting him as one of your missionaries. In 1888, Hudson Taylor spent time in North America seeking to raise laborers...
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Wisdom begins with the fear of God. And, as we have seen, the fear of God is to hate evil (Proverbs 8:13). In his epic poems, Homer talked about the island where sirens—beautiful women with beautiful voices—sang. So melodic and haunting were their voices that sailors would head toward their island only to dash their...
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As his numerous references to the matter affirm, Hubmaier denies that baptism is necessary to salvation. He insists, however, that it is essential to the life of the church. Where baptism in water does not exist, there is no Church, no brother, no sister, no fraternal discipline, exclusion or restoration. I speak here of the...
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When God called me to testify to His Word, and I read Paul, I considered the unchristian and dangerous estate in which I had been, in view of the pomp, pride, usury, and great fornication of the monks and priests. I therefore obeyed and took a wife according to the command of God. Paul was...
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The humblest believer is able to understand the Scriptures, so much at any rate as is necessary to salvation, and it is his duty to learn this by his own study of the word, not to take it at second-hand from anybody. The possibility of error in thus interpreting the divine word is admitted, but...
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The following story sounds like it could have been part of the book Eternity in their hearts! I really suggest you take the time to read the book. For us the interesting point to notice is that in some of their religious beliefs these Unyamwezi people resembled the Israelites. Like the Israelites they believed in...
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