Mark Johnston
Fides sola est quae justificat; fides quae justificat non est sola. Latinisms can have a wonderful way of crystallising issues in theological reflection - so with this one: 'It is faith alone that justifies; but faith that justifies is never alone!' This isn't just a statement about...Continue reading.
Mark Johnston
When the Banner of Truth Trust published the second volume of his Collected Writings in 1977, John Murray's views on effectual calling sparked off animated debate in Reformed circles at that time. He challenged the formulation found in the Westminster Shorter Catechism that defines effectual...Continue reading.
Mark Johnston
There are few places in Scripture where we are given deeper insight into the anatomy of a life of prayer than in the book of Daniel. The well-known words of the old children's chorus, 'Daniel was a man of prayer' could not be more apt! This great man who was so greatly used for such...Continue reading.
Mark Johnston
It's the kind of question a child so often asks, but also the question that adults find so hard to answer; then again, it's the question that pastors most dread facing. When someone has died and there is no indication they were ever converted, where do they go when they leave this world...Continue reading.
Mark Johnston
They are the unsung heroes of the 21st Century - an entire army of family members, friends and neighbours who just want to help. They are the 'Carers'. Some care for disabled children and adults, others for those whose lives have been shattered through accident, war or addiction, for...Continue reading.
Mark Johnston
Life and relationships have become all too superficial in our present age. It is the easiest thing in the world to say we know someone and yet really have nothing more than a nodding acquaintance. Indeed with the influence of the media - television in particular - it is possible to see some famous...Continue reading.
Mark Johnston
There is, however, another crucial strand in this whole discussion: it is the way the New Testament handles material from the Old Testament when it comes to Adam and the role he played, not just in the history of the human race, but also in the history of redemption.Continue reading.
Mark Johnston
Having made comment about the limits of science, it is only appropriate that we acknowledge that the Bible also has its limits. That may come as a surprise to some sensitive Christian ears, but it is actually self-evident: the Bible does not pretend to say everything that can be said about...Continue reading.
Mark Johnston
There is nothing new about the question of how science relates to the Bible - it is as old as the Copernican Revolution of the 16th Century and older. There is, however, real urgency to the question in our present age when science is being increasingly exalted to an almost supreme status as the...Continue reading.

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