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We hope to be at the 2015 Protestant Reformation Society conference. In recent years this has been a really excellent conference. The subject is “The Priority of Preaching” and it is over 3 days in Oxford from 1st to 3rd September. The cost of full board is only £125 and half price for full-time students. Day visitors are welcome but must pre-book. Booking needs to be done by 7th August through reformationsociety@hotmail.co.uk

It is very interesting to search through old copies of English Churchman and see the battle that was fought by our godly forefathers (some of whom are still with us!). It is not hard to see how the excuses that were made by the modernisers and liberalisers were indeed hoaxes and lies as our old friends said at the time. “Be sure your sin will find you out” Numbers 32:23.

We’d like to make old copies of EC available online. Please contact the Editor if you have any copies from the 19th or 20th Century.

We have started to write an index of book reviews. It includes book reviews published in English Churchman over the last couple of years. We’ll try to extend it as time permits.

It can be seen HERE

We have been reported in the Dutch daily newspaper the Reformatorish Dagblad (reformed daily – so names as it is owned by Christians and reports on all news but has a Christian ethos.)

The article quoted from EC 7849 and is the one by RG Bartle regarding the Olympics being pagan.

This is not the first time we have been quoted in the Dagblad. The following two links are both in Dutch but you can translate them if you click on the right thing, especially easy if you are using Google Chrome as it offers the translate option automatically:

Remember Jeffrey John see here.

And way back in the 1970s we are talked about in a most fascinating way HERE.

 

Here is a tract that appeared as an article in English Churchman. We are hoping to get a high resolution version printed to distribute. If you would like a high res image to use then please call or email the Editor.

London 2012 Olympics tract

 

Completed tract with minor corrections and contact details:

Olympictract-2

 

This should be self explanatory.

What a ridiculous and perverse state of depravity the people of our nation have reached when they cannot even tell the differnce between men and women!

Some friends are wondering what to do for Lent apart from rapidly eating pancakes then just as rapidly stopping eating chocolate.

The whole pooint of the Bible is that we give up sin all year round and love God through Jesus Christ all the time with our heart sould and mind. We can never do better than that. In fact we fail so much. However our determination should be 24/7 and we cannot think that we can be slack all year and somehow make up for it during Lent.

To see how Lent has been so downgraded today, consider the old 1662 Book of Common Prayer service “A Commination” and it should at least cause you to think soberly of yourself and to repent and glory in the Lord Jesus Christ rather than in your own failing will power. See THIS LINK. to read the text of the service. Especially read aloud the main exhortation given by the minister. It really is one of the most wonderful compilations of Bible verses to express not only the holiness and wrath of God but also His amazing grace.

http://www.eskimo.com/~lhowell/bcp1662/occasion/commination.html

If you have believed in Jesus Christ to save you from your sins, you have more going for you than you may sometimes think. Read on from St Paul to the Corinthians and you will be able to pray for others rather than worry about yourself:

1 Corinthians 1

18For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

19For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.

20Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? 21For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. 22For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: 23But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; 24But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. 25Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

26For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: 27But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; 28And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: 29That no flesh should glory in his presence. 30But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: 31That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

FROM OUR IRISH CORRESPONDENT –

support a Biblical Witness in Edinburgh

Dear friends throughout the  UK,
Christian Institute have intimated  that they will engage in
‘a non-religious’ event outside the Scottish Parliament
this
Wednesday 30th November in support
of Marriage being between one man and one woman. We agree
with such but isn’t it strange that until a couple of weeks ago they opposed any
public Open Air event and when it
was suggested at their meeting in Troon, Ayrshire
that a bus should be organised to Edinburgh for the united Christian witness,
this suggestion
got no support from them.
Now it appears that this  ‘non-religious event’ will include on a platform,
the Roman Cardinal and  possibly Muslims ? It has been suggested that this
is a sure way to loose the battle.
We must  agree because there are many instances of this in Holy
Scripture. 
See the examples of :
Jehoshaphat in 2 Chronicles 20 and Amaziah in 2 Chronicles 25
We encourage Christians throughout  the UK to unite behind the exclusively
Christian Witness planned for the  Scottish Parliament next
Thursday 8th December commencing at 9.30am. Please announce the
event too this coming Lord’s Day,  DV.

NEW TESCO MADNESS

Tesco, the supermarket giant have annouced that they are sponsoring the Sodomite Parade in London next year. The vile display of fornication and obscenity encouarges this dangerous lifestyle but Tesco are quite happy. We are very happy to shop at supermarkets other than Tesco and maybe you are too. IF you live in Sussex you can even find a Christian supermarket that is not open on Sundays and encourage Lord’s Day observance. They have been replying to complaints saying that they support sodomites as much as anybody else. It is therfore important to state that you are not objecting to Tesco employing sodomites but to the fact that they are sponsoring “London Pride 2012” which is a vile display of perversity.

1. Pray for the Iranian pastor who is being threatened with the death penalty for supposedly converting from Islam.

2. Sign the e-Petition to preserve our Protestant Constitution at:

http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/21216

And write to your MP about this.

3. Continue to pray for the Lord’s blessing the preaching of the Word unto the salvation of souls.

Our next edition is due out , if the Lord wills on Friday 18th November

There are some important articles including:

  • Dr Patrick Sookhdeo responds to criticism in the Guardian
  • Recognising the True Church – by Rev John J Harding
  • Editorial – Judgment at St Paul’s
  • Reading Romans to be blessed and to be a blessing
  • Marriage – the unalterable status – by Peter Murcott

Be sure to get your copy!

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING

We don’t know how long we have got! The photograph above is of the Editor with his 95 year old grandmother Caroline and his 3 year old daughter Hannah. No one would have guessed that Caroline would outlive Hannah but that is exactly what happened. Caroline is still driving her car while Hannah has been in heaven in the presence of the Lord since April 2011. Such things one has to live with and yet we believe that God makes no mistakes. Having the reality of eternity brought to us in such a shocking manner means that as Editor my greatest desire is that our readers are saved. In Christ there is a bright and glorious future beyond death but without him there is only hell.

NEW INDEX OF OUR ARCHIVES

We have done some work on the website now and hope you find it helpful.

We have started an index of articles and subjects that have been published in the paper recently. This is not comprehensive (yet) but is a selective index designed to help those wanting to access articles for reference or research. Obviously some of the news comes and goes and most people will not need to turn to it again unless doing research. However many of the articles in the English Churchman are going to be useful to turn to again and we hope that this will be of use to the Church and to Christians in general as well as others.