Monday, 21 October 2013

Christian News from Around the World (21/10)

The Strange Value of the Internet Bible - What is apparent is that there are clearly more advantages than disadvantages. So, just as I have always been an advocate of translation, though my endorsements of modern translations are few, so I am an advocate of the Bible on iPhone.

China Relentless in Persecution of House Churches - Although some Christians are free to express their faith in certain regions of the country, the overall picture of Christian persecution in China is only worsening.

The War on Christians - According to the International Society for Human Rights, a secular observatory based in Frankfurt, Germany, 80 per cent of all acts of religious discrimination in the world today are directed at Christians. Statistically speaking, that makes Christians by far the most persecuted religious body on the planet.

Boldness - The third mark of the effective personal evangelist is boldness. We often struggle with a righteous straightforwardness, a loving clearness, a holy bluntness. Some parents are afraid to tell the gospel to their own children because they fear their reaction, are concerned that they might not like it and might turn from it. But what of the risk of not speaking?

9 “traces of the doctrine of the Trinity…in the Old Testament -  How Geerhardus Vos sees it, from his Reformed Dogmatics.