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Outside The Camp

He called me out, the Man with garments dyed,
I knew His voice—my Lord, the crucified;
He showed Himself, and oh, I could not stay,
I had to follow Him—had to obey.

Biula, Angola

We first began visiting Angola almost 12 years ago, not long after we were commended to the work of God and lived and served at Chavuma Mission Hospital, Zambia.  The nearby border with Angola opened up at that time and I began regular bike trips into the country, helping local Zambian brethren with preaching the gospel, teaching in small village assemblies, and holding monthly mobile clinics.  It was not until April 2014 that the Lord opened the way for us to move into Angola to live.  A few months later we made Biula our home.

Ignorance...and Baptism

Ignorance is dangerous. I am sorry to say that some contemporary and hugely popular Christian writers hold and teach false doctrine. It may not be obvious in their books or videos, but it is there – generally implicit and surreptitious. According to some (I’m naming no names!), separation from the world is now outdated. Christians are not bound by any law and have liberty to live as they please. Ask them about charismatic sign gifts, a future for Israel or the place and value of the Old Testament. On second thoughts, don’t. Let us not be ignorant of the truth of God’s word, lest we be subverted by error and led into immorality.

Hiddenness: Hidden In The Ark

“And when she could no longer hide him, she took for him an ark of reeds, and plastered it with resin and with pitch, and put the child in it, and laid it in the sedge on the bank of the river.” Exodus 2.3 (Darby)

As we saw in the previous article, although Moses was just a mass of worthless molecules to Pharaoh, to God he was a “a mass of shining gold.” A load to be carried surely, but upheld by faith it became bearable.

I will Not Go Out Free–Part 2

Today we continue with our consideration of the Hebrew servant of Exodus 21 as a picture of Christ. We saw that the phrase 'I love my master,' typified the relationship between the Son and the Father. The Son subjected Himself to the Father's will. He did not promote Himself, or grasp after the rights that came with 'being in the form of God' (Php. 2:6). But instead, was 'obedient unto death, even the death of the cross' (Php. 2:8).

Fake News

Today I'm continuing a theme I've been addressing over the past months–the uneasy relationship we have with the truth. It started with the term, the Post-truth era, and continued with alternative facts. Now we have fake news. The chart below demonstrates the pace at which it has become popular. 

C. H. Spurgeon on the Contemplation Of Divinity

The proper study of a Christian is the Godhead–The highest science, the loftiest speculation, the mightiest philosophy, which can ever engage the attention of a child of God, is the name, the nature, the person, the work, the doings, and the existence of the great God whom he calls his Father.