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    EU Referendum Result

    The Council of the PTS gives heartfelt thanks to God that the British people have voted to leave the European Union. We urge all our supporters and friends to thank God and to pray that our country would return to the Protestant Christian faith upon which our constitution is founded. Soli Deo Gloria.   On behalf of all at the Protestant Truth ...

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    Left to right: Andrew Price, Duncan Boyd, Ruth Price, Regan King

    PTS Stand at Christian Resources Exhibition

    The Protestant Truth Society ran a stand at the Christian Resources Exhibition from May 17 to 20 at the ExCeL Centre in east London. The stand had a wide selection of PTS literature, including a number of copies of booklets from the Time Travellers’ Club and Garry Williams’ latest pamphlet ‘Why Protestant Truth Still Matters’. Many people took copies and spoke ...

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    The European Union – A Protestant View

    It is clear that campaigning on the forthcoming referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union has got off to a bad start, with both sides more concerned with criticizing their opponents, and prophesying disaster if they do not win, than with putting a positive case for remaining or withdrawing. Such has been the tone of these exchanges that it ...

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    EU Citizens express 'wrong' opinions

    The European Union has established a system, the European Citizens Initiative, under which members of the public are able to put forward proposals for new EU laws. If a million signatures are obtained, the European Commission is obliged to consider the proposal. But now the Initiative is being reviewed, because EU citizens are not expressing the right opinions. Ideas to pass ...

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    Understanding the Times

    We live in perilous times, when many of the Christian foundations of our society and nation are being knocked away. Indeed, to those of us who are of riper years, the world today is a strange place, scarcely recognizable from the world of our childhood. Consequently we preach the gospel to a generation with new and unfamiliar preconceptions. In 1 Chronicles ...

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    ‘Triggers’—a new threat to the preaching of the gospel

    In a fascinating and alarming essay in a national newspaper, Professor Frank Furedi, (author of Power of Reading: From Socrates to Twitter, published by Bloomsbury) sets out a rising threat to academic freedom in British and American universities—a threat which may have strong implications for the preaching of gospel. Professor Furedi draws attention to two particular areas of academic life where ...

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  • What’s New

    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 ...

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    King under the Law

    The year 2015 was the year of Magna Carta, celebrating 800 years since the famous charter was sealed. There have been numerous books and at least two exhibitions commemorating the anniversary, some of which are reviewed in this issue. The great struggle of the barons who forced the charter on King John, and of many other rebels down through the ...

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    Luther at Diet of Worms: "My conscience is captive to the Word of God"

    What Price Freedom of Conscience?

    A lecture by a distinguished retired High Court judge in which he criticizes the present-day advance of secularism, and praises ‘Jesuits and puritans’ equally, has to be considered a truly extraordinary event. Just such a lecture was given by Sir Michael Tugendhat last May. In recent years, the decisions of the courts have always favoured ‘equality’ at the expense of freedom ...

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    The Importance of Protestantism Today

    What is Protestantism? 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 ...

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  • Recent Books

    To all the Saints of God: Addresses to the Church

    Jonathan Edwards   pp401   hardcover   £14.99   Soli Deo Gloria Publications - This collection of twelve sermons explains the role of the church and its relationship to God. Edwards considers the issues of ecclesiology and membership from a practical standpoint. He also focuses on personal duties in the church. Table of Contents: 1. The True Excellency of a Gospel Minister 2. The Warning ...

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    Reforming or Conforming?

    Edited by Gary L. W. Johnson & Ronald N. Gleason pp304  paperback  £7.99  Crossway - Subtitled 'Post-Conservative Evangelicals and the Emerging Church', thirteen Reformed scholars take on postmodern evangelicals and provide a solid, biblical critique of their ideas. While self-described 'post-conservative evangelicals' enjoy increasing influence in the evangelical world, they represent a significant challenge to biblical faith. Popularizers like Brian McLaren ...

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    Growing up in Grace

    Murray G. Brett    pp178  Paperback   £9.99   Reformation Heritage Books - Christianity as possession is not simply an experience of salvation in the past, nor simply a status once for all bestowed. It is a high and holy vocation to be fulfilled in all who name Christ’s name. We dare not rest until we attain to the prize of the ...

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    Puritan Classics

    Puritan Classics from Christian Focus Publications. Titles by Stephen Charnock, Thomas Boston, John Bunyan, John Flavel, Henry Scougal, John Owen, Matthew Henry, priced £5.00 - 7.00.     For details of how to order, please click here.

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    Something must be Known & Felt

    Stuart Olyott  150pp paperback £7.99 Bryntirion Press - In true Christianity God’s revealed truth is believed, it is lived out, and it is felt. It impacts the soul. If we forget this we will eventually lose biblical religion altogether. But what are we to make of our emotions? What does the Bible say? And does it tell us how to know which ...

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    Light From Old Times

    J.C. Ryle   pp432   cloth   £15   Banner of Truth - The nineteenth century was an age that witnessed great progress in many areas of exploration and learning. However, according to J.C. Ryle, it was an age of great ignorance too. ‘With all the stir made about education’, he wryly observed, ‘the ignorance of our own country’s history is something lamentable and ...

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    Sermons on Titus

    John Calvin  pp312   cloth   £15   Banner of Truth - Calvin’s expository sermons to the great congregation of St Peter’s, Geneva, taken down in shorthand and then published across Europe, were among the most sought-after volumes of the sixteenth century. In the late 1570s, translated from the French, these bulky volumes flowed through London’s bookshops and none was more popular than the ...

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    A Sad Departure

    David J. Randall   pp216   paperback   £7.50   Banner of Truth - Subtitled 'Why we could not stay in the Church of Scotland'. If you care at all about the Christian church you must brace yourself for a roller coaster of emotions as you read A Sad Departure. The title contains a double entendre. On the one hand it alludes to the departure from ...

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    Serving with Calvin

    Terry L. Johnson 400pp paperback £13.99 Evangelical Press - Terry Johnson’s 2014 Worshipping with Calvin (EP Books) promised a follow-up work that would focus on implementation. Serving with Calvin is that work. Whereas Worshipping with Calvin argued for the revival of historic Reformed ministry and worship by focusing on its biblical, theological, and historical foundations, Serving with Calvin focusses on ...

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    Scottish Theology in Relation to Church History

    John Macleod   396pp  £16  Cloth  Banner of Truth -  Scotland has made a unique contribution in the field of theology, and the influence of its theologians has been and continues to be felt across the world. Indeed it was an American audience for whom John Macleod prepared this narrative of Scottish Theology, which was originally delivered as lectures to students at ...

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    Verse of the day

    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)