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    John Wycliffe film gears up to shoot

    Trinity Digital, producers of the acclaimed documentary on John Knox, are embarking on a new major film. “Morningstar” looks at the life and legacy of John Wycliffe, the man behind the first translation of the whole Bible into English. Living 150 years before Martin Luther, John Wycliffe has been called the Morning Star of the Reformation. He and his followers foreshadowed both the religious revolution that was to come, and the spiritual revival that accompanied it. It was Wycliffe’s focus on the Bible that formed …

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    Fear Not!

    There is a struggle that we all face as we seek to live truly faithful Christian lives – and that is to conquer our fear. Because the existence of Satan requires us frequently to check out how we are managing (are we truly God-honouring, and in what ways do we need to reform ourselves, or redouble our efforts to be Christ-like?), for we are, as the BCP describes it, in a constant battle with the world, the flesh, and the devil.It is all too easy …

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    Letter to the Prime Minister

    Letter to the Prime Minister

    From the Chairman on behalf of the PTS Council. Extracts: This letter is a request from the Council of the Protestant Truth Society to end the lockdown on Christian churches…Britain is, constitutionally and historically, a Christian country. Our churches have played a vital part in our national story…Our country has a long and vital tradition of civil and religious liberty. Those liberties are precious. They should not be curtailed unnecessarily…This nation’s welfare ultimately depends on God. Our country desperately needs the public prayers of …

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    Lockdown: Count the Cost!

    A message from the Chairman of PTS Council, Dominic Stockford: In one of his many examples, in which Jesus primarily explains how we should approach the cost of following Christ, Jesus also gives us a salutary tale as to how we should approach many other challenging situations: “What king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand? Or else, while the other is …

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    The Protestant Constitution after Brexit

    The audio of the PTS Annual Cambridge Lecture 2019 by Mr Duncan Boyd on the subject of ‘The Protestant Constitution after Brexit’ is now available for download at this site.

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    ‘Saint’ John the Deceiver

    On October 13, 2019 the Roman Catholic Church canonized the Englishman John Henry Cardinal Newman (1801 – 90) as a Romanist saint. This brief introduction looks at what this means, and sets out something of the life of Newman.The Roman doctrine of sainthood rests on a number of errors including the doctrine of Purgatory, the veneration of the saints and their relics, the intercession of the saints, counterfeit miracles, Papal authority, and Papal infallibility. In the Roman system saints on account of special merit bypass …

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    General Election Result

    Chairman of PTS Council, Dominic Stockford writes, In the aftermath of a General Election there are a number of ways to view the results. We could look to our local result, and concentrate on that – in my case that picture is very sad. We now have a local MP who claims to be Christian, and yet supports both abortion and the variety of so-called ‘re-assigning of gender’, as well as same-sex ‘marriage’. This from a person who attends what claims to be an evangelical …

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    New Scotland Yard Gospel Witness

    On March 27, 2019 a number of Christians gathered outside New Scotland Yard in a witness organized by The Protestant Truth Society.The witness highlighted the case of a recent abuse of police authority in the unlawful arrest of an elderly Nigerian man, Oluwole Ilesanmi, for preaching on the street near Southgate Underground Station. While challenging the authorities concerning free speech, organizers desired to preach the gospel to the police who were present and to passersby. Peter Simpson, Mike Overd (himself acquainted with attacks from the …

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    False religionist ‘most welcome’ to preach at Holy Eucharist service

    On October 17 the PTS Chairman, The Rt Rev. Dominic Stockford, wrote as shown below to the Bishop of Oxford, The Rt Rev. Dr Steven Croft, with concern over the invitation to a Muslim imam to preach at a service of Holy Eucharist.
    Dear Bishop Croft,

    I am sure that you are aware that Canon Law B18.2 states that “the sermon in Anglican worship shall be preached by a minister, deaconess, reader or lay worker duly authorized in accordance with Canon Law. At the invitation of …

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    Ashers – Supreme Court Victory

    Earlier this year the UK Supreme Court heard the case of Ashers Baking Company, who were appealing against a ruling which stated that it broke the law by declining to fulfil an order to decorate a cake with a campaign slogan promoting ‘marriage’ between homosexuals, which was deeply offensive to the management who are sincere Christians. The ruling, handed down on 10 October 2018, saw the judges unanimously vindicate the bakery.

    The Rt Rev. Dominic Stockford, Chairman of the PTS Council remarked:
    It is a victory for …

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  • What’s New

    PTS Resolution on church closures

    The Council of the Protestant Truth Society expresses its wholehearted support for its Wickliffe Preacher Regan King in opening his church in Islington. It is the duty of the government of a free country to defend and uphold the freedom of worship. It calls upon Her Majesty’s Government to end any further lockdown of churches. God commands Christians to meet together, and ‘We must obey God rather than men’ (Acts 5:29).

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    William Tyndale: A Dialogue on the Lord’s Prayer

     Tyndale wrote this treatise to “fill up the leaf of the paternoster [Latin: ‘Our Father’]”. The treatise is, he says, “very necessary and profitable, wherein—if you mark it—you shall perceive what prayer is and all that belongs to prayer.” The importance of the tone of God’s language to the dialogue is explained in Tyndale’s preface:“The sinner prays the petitions of the paternoster, and God answers by the law, as though He would put him from his desire. The sinner acknowledges that he is worthy to be …

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    Britain’s Hope for the Future

    “Let us return unto the LORD”.The Protestant Truth Society sent a leaflet to every Member of the House of Lords and the House of Commons on January 31, 2020, which read as follows: “Britain’s departure from the European Union is an epochal moment in our nation’s history. The Christian faith has been, for centuries, the backbone of the United Kingdom. This brief pamphlet is a plea for a return to that faith. It has sustained us in moments of national crisis and is vital to …

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    A Protestant Primer on the European Union

    Every nation has a duty to acknowledge the true God. Every nation has a duty to shape its laws in accordance with God’s laws. Because the God who made us knows what is best for us, laws that are shaped in accordance with his moral law will benefit men and women as well as bringing the blessing of God. … …In the United Kingdom we should be deeply grateful that providence has given us a Christian constitution that acknowledges the true God and the authority …

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    Cardinal Newman’s Counterfeit Miracles

    In the Church of Rome, the practice of the invocation of the saints is still very much in vogue. Every decade there are dozens of new saints created, and for each them the Vatican requires miracles to demonstrate that they have a beatific vision of God,[1] and so are able to make intercession for their devotees. To sustain this cult of saints, appeals are continually made to the laity to send in accounts of their being ‘the recipients of divine favour’ after praying to each …

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    Recordings of Spring 2019 and all 2018 Study Days now available

    Audio recordings of the 2019 PTS Spring Study Day (Bunyan, Pilgrim’s Progress – Roland Burrows), and 2018 PTS Winter Study Day (‘Living in the Holy Spirit’ – Geoff Thomas), Summer Study Day (‘The Renewed Mind’ – Dr Jim Winter) and Spring Study Day (‘Behold the Lamb of God’ – Keith Ferdinando) can now be downloaded   

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    A review of ‘The Forging of Codex Sinaiticus’ – Updated

    A critical review of Dr W.R. Cooper’s thesis in his book ‘The Forging of Codex Sinaiticus’

    The review demonstrates that Dr Cooper’s thesis that Codex Sinaiticus was produced in the nineteenth century is a classic conspiracy theory, and without foundation. It also demonstrates that the man who claimed to have written the Codex in 1840, Constantine Simonides, was a notorious persecutor of the Protestant Church, who told ‘the most outrageous lies that human or diabolical ingenuity ever invented’.

    The review also establishes how the Russian scholar …

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    Wonderful Providences

    In the early years of the fifteenth century an announcement was made to the scholarly world that a sought-after title would become available on a particular date. What made the announcement so spectacular was the quantity of books—one hundred copies at once! Such a thing was unheard of. At that time all books were hand written, and it required the skill of a handwriting master, with access to sufficient prepared vellum, to make just one copy. The genius of this action was that around two …

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    The Importance of Protestantism Today

    What is Protestantism? What is its importance?
    If Protestantism is important, it is clearly important to know what Protestantism is. The churches we today call ‘Protestant’ arose in Western Europe in the wake of the Reformation. Because these churches all emphasized to some degree the right of private judgment, Protestantism soon divided into a number of groups, which themselves divided into separate churches, whether national or independent. In the early years there were three broad streams of development, which we may characterize as the Lutheran, the …

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    Our beloved brother Paul

    Almost every one of Paul’s Epistles begins with much the same form of wording—‘Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ’. Exceptions are those epistles which came not only from him but also from his fellow labourers, as that to the Philippians, or the Epistle to Philemon, where he calls himself ‘a prisoner’. Why did Paul draw so much attention to his apostleship? Did he have a justifiable reason for so doing?

    It is worth noting that there is a considerable and important distinction between Paul defending his …

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  • Recent Books

    My Pocket Companion Diary 2021

     This popular Christian Diary is now in its 106th year of publication.It includes a text for each day (AV) as well as devotional pages.Contains 120 pages, with a ‘Week to View’ layout.Engagements pages extend to March 2022.Laminated cover with choice of two pictorial designs.Please order by post or email us .  

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    New Covenant Theology: Weighed and Found Wanting

    pp248   hardcover   £20.00 including postage   The Gospel Magazine Trust

    From the time of the apostles, the church has been fre­quently assailed by false teachers, making it necessary for pas­tors to contend for the faith once for all delivered to the saints, being men of sound doctrine, able to refute those who contradict it (Jude 3; Titus 1:9).

    Since the 1970s, the church has been troubled by false doctrine known as ‘New Covenant Theology’, in which we encounter a clus­ter of fundamental errors, previously propounded by …

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    Saving the Reformation: The Pastoral Theology of the Canons of Dort

    W. Robert Godfrey  pp265 hardback  £13.99 Reformation Trust –There has been renewed interest in the five points of Calvinism among many Christians today. But these doctrines are not a product of the twenty-first century. So where did they come from, and why are they so important? Dr W. Robert Godfrey takes us back to 1618-19 when the Canons of Dort were written in response to a mounting theological assault on Reformed Christianity. Now, for its four-hundredth anniversary, he offers a new translation and pastoral commentary …

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    In the Year of Our Lord: Reflections on Twenty Centuries of Church History

    Sinclair B. Ferguson  pp229  Hardcover  £13.50  Reformation Trust –The story of the church is important for Christians to know, for it contains rich and uplifting stories of God’s dealings with His people. Dr Sinclair B. Ferguson takes the reader on a tour of the Christian history, featuring stories and songs to give believers a sense of their place in God’s kingdom and to encourage them in their walk.For details of how to order, please click here

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    The Missionary Fellowship of William Carey

    Michael A. G. Haykin  pp161   Hardcover  £11.99 Reformation Trust –The eighteenth century was a time of remarkable missionary activity. As the British Empire expanded around the world, Christian missionaries followed in the wake of merchants and explorers to bring the gospel to places where Christ had never been named.At the heart of this global missionary movement was William Carey. From humble beginnings in England, Carey journeyed halfway around the world to preach the gospel on the Indian subcontinent. Known as the founder of modern missions, Carey …

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    Family Worship Bible Guide

    pp768 hardcover £14.99 Reformation Heritage Books – Family worship thoughts from the Reformation Heritage Study Bible. Leading and nurturing your family as you seek to glorify God and encourage spiritual growth in your home is both God’s command and your privilege. One of the best and most effective ways to do this is through intentional, worshipful, daily family devotions where the truths of God’s life-changing Word are openly discussed chapter by chapter. Hand in hand with your Bible, this Family Worship Bible Guide presents rich devotional thoughts …

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    Reformation Anglicanism: A Vision for Today’s Global Communion

    pp224   hardcover   £29.99   Crossway Books

    A Clear Vision for What It Means to Be Anglican Today.
    With contributions from Michael Jensen, Ben Kwashi, Michael Nazir-Ali, Ashley Null, and John W. Yates III, the first volume in the Reformation Anglicanism Essential Library examines the rich heritage of the Anglican Communion, introducing its foundational doctrines rooted in the solas of the Reformation and drawing out the implications of this tradition for life and ministry in the twenty-first century.

    Conceived under the conviction that the future of the global Anglican Communion hinges …

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    Reformation Theology: A Systematic Summary

    pp784   hardcover   £39.99   Crossway Books

    Five hundred years ago, the Reformers were defending doctrines such as justification by faith alone, the authority of Scripture, and God’s grace in salvation—some to the point of death. Many of these same essential doctrines are still being challenged today, and there has never been a more crucial time to hold fast to the enduring truth of Scripture.

    In Reformation Theology, Matthew Barrett has brought together a team of expert theologians and historians writing on key doctrines taught and defended by the …

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    2000 Years of Christ’s Power

    Vol. 4 The Age of Religious Conflict
    Nick Needham  pp688 hardcover £19.99 Christian Focus.

    Volumes 1 -3 also available, all £19.99.

    The Renaissance and Reformation were exciting times of learning and discovery – they pushed the boundaries of accepted thought. The repercussions of this, however, were that they left in their wake a period of universal uncertainty. The centuries-old status quo had been turned on its head. Nothing was stable anymore. Conflict ensued. The fourth volume of 2,000 Years of Christ’s Power spans from the 16th to …

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And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

Revelation 12:10