March/April 2007

The Gospel

A look at the essentials of the Christian faith


This issue escorts you through the essential doctrines of sin, the holiness of God, salvation, and the unfathomable depths of God’s loving grace. Also, Israeli pastor Meno Kalisher defends the doctrine of the Trinity via the Hebrew Scriptures in part one of “One God, Three Entities.”

Features

‘People Just Want Nice.’ Oh, Really?

When will we learn that some people don’t care about “nice” and that annihilating Israel is merely the warm-up to something far more nefarious?

God’s Glorious Grace

God’s grace comes to us in many forms. Each has a special purpose, and each provides a particular blessing.

So Near and Yet So Far

Can a person grow up in a Christian home, hear the gospel every week, and still not be a Christian? Absolutely, as Marshall’s fascinating story will reveal.

Saved by Amazing Grace: The Story of John Newton

Most people know him as the godly writer of “Amazing Grace.” But Newton’s life was far from godly before the Lord saved him and changed him forever.

Road to Righteousness

Why can’t good deeds and the Law get you to heaven? If you think you don’t need Jesus, this article is especially for you.


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So Much for the Divine Spark

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They Cry in Silence Mar/Apr 2007

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Solving the Sin Problem

So reads The Friends of Israel’s doctrinal statement. Although sin entered the world through Adam and Eve, the knowledge of sin came through the Mosaic Law given to the Jewish...

‘There Is a Fountain Filled With Blood’

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Pulled into Heaven

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‘O Worship the King’

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The Price of Faith

In Pakistan, death awaits everyone who opposes Islam. Mujahid el Masih knows. In 1997 thousands of Muslims attacked his Christian village, setting fire to 1,500 homes, plus cars and medical clinics...

A Better Sacrifice

When I was a boy, my grandmother would take me downtown to a butcher who sold live chickens. This was an important trip for her. She took great pains...

The Disobedient Prophet

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God Is Moral Part Ten

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One God, Three Entities Part Two

In his 13 basic principles, renowned Rabbi Moshe Ben Maimon (1135–1205), also known as Maimonides and the great Rambam, replaced the Hebrew word ehad (“one”) with yahid (“only one”) to describe...

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American rifles supplied to the Palestinian Authority (PA) may be used against Israel if PA President Mahmoud Abbas has his way. WorldNetDaily’s Aaron Klein reported that Abbas has called on Arab...

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