Meanwhile, Elsewhere (6/3/12)

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Hidden in the Heart - Jeremy Walker

'What of you? You have one primary offensive weapon with which to do battle against sin: "the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God" (Eph 6.17). Can you afford to have that potent blade wrapped up in the electronic cobwebs of some computer programme when you need it for the fight?' On Google, memory and Scripture.

'The separation from paedobaptists we love may be painful, but it is separation to obey Jesus. The surpassing greatness of knowing him is worth whatever it costs.' There's some helpful reading recommended at the end of the article.

Whilst on the topic of believers' baptism, how old should you be before being baptised? Here are a few different credo-baptistic answers to the question, with the reasoning behind the answers.
"Do it in Remembrance of Me" - Andy Johnston
'Please hear me correctly on this one, I love contemporary worship songs as much as anyone but I think that many of the people in our churches really do believe that they can encounter Jesus more by singing the latest Matt Redman / Tim Hughes / Simon Brading song than by being obedient to the words of Jesus to “Do this in remembrance of me.”'

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The Unity of the Godhead, and Trinity of the Persons therein.

The utter depravity of human nature, the necessity for repentance and regeneration and the eternal doom of the finally impenitent.

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