Posts in Evangelism
God takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked

what do the lager louts of the UK, the idol worshippers of the Far East, the savage, fear-ridden tribal members of PNG, the callous, unscrupulous business leaders of the West, our anti-God politicians, the promiscuous university student, the wealthy abortionists, the prodigal son or daughter, the unbelieving spouse, the cynical media celebrities, the warmongers, the fundamentalist atheists and the masses of people with whom we rub shoulders, have in common?  

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Struck off

Missioning recently in Oxford, I paused at the spot on Broad Street where Hugh Ridley, Bishop Latimer and Archbishop Cramner were burned at the stake in 1555.  Just a few yards away Martyrs Memorial, which towers imposingly over the shoppers, silently testifies as a permanent reminder of their courageous stand for truth.  They refused to be intimidated by the powers that be, or their employers in the ecclesiastical system. 

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The men who would not bow, budge or burn.

‘To be right with God has often meant to be in trouble.’ - A. W. Tozer

Nebuchadnezzar was a mighty monarch, a successful general who never lost a battle, who reigned in Babylon for 40 years.  God had spoken to him in the past, and he had even appointed God’s people to high positions in the land.  But he over-stepped the mark when he sought to create a unified, universal religion, building a lavish god for all to worship.
(image Wikimedia Commons)

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