Category Archives: Church Issues

All That Generation Died

“And Joseph died, and all his brethren, and all that generation” (Exod 1.6) It was the end of an era. “That generation” finally passed away. That generation of brothers who knew a father called Jacob. A father who had seen a ladder to heaven at Bethel. A father who had seen the face of God […]

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What is British Israelism, and is it True?

William Hoste (1861-1938), author, preacher and editor of The Believer’s Magazine from 1931-38, graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge, having studied theology there under Handley Moule. Answering a question in print about what Christians are to make of “British Israelism” he answered as follows: The British-Israel hypothesis is that “Anglo-Saxons are the lineal descendants of the […]

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Tongues were Real Languages

“Speaking in tongues” has been a leading feature of the Pentecostal-Charismatic movement ever since its inception. The first supposed occurrence of “tongues speaking” in the modern era took place at 11.00pm on Jan 1st 1901 in Topeka, Kansas, USA, when Agnes Osman claimed to possess and use this gift. Aside from the historical fact that the […]

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Evangelical Feminism

Dr. A. J. Higgins M.D. (New Jersey, USA) addresses the issue of feminism from a Biblical perspective, with particular emphasis on how feministic thinking, in the form of “evangelical feminism”, is challenging the way the Bible has been interpreted for many centuries. Its Roots What should be our Scriptural worldview of the feminist movement? How […]

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The New Testament and Musical Accompaniment

This is an inquiry as to whether the New Testament’s use of the Greek word ‘psallo’ – usually rendered ‘to sing’ – can be advanced as a proof that instrumental music was employed in the gatherings of believers in apostolic days. An anonymous enquirer posed this question in writing to four respected Bible teachers in a former generation. […]

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My Reasons for not Being Free to Engage in Inter-denominational Service

This is a transcript of a powerful and persuasive message given in 1954 in Motherwell, Scotland, by the evangelist and Bible teacher William Trew (1902-1971) entitled “My reasons for not being free to engage in inter-denominational service”.  Scripture readings: Matt 28:16-20, Acts 20:17-38, 1 Cor 9:1-23 The saints who have gathered here today to hear […]

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