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WRF Member Dr. Thomas Johnson Addresses "The Scars on the Face of Christendom"

WRF Member Dr. Thomas Johnson Addresses "The Scars on the Face of Christendom"

 Addressing the Scars on the Face of Christendom: World Mission and Global Persecution in an Age of Changing Intra-Church Relations

We have at least two ugly bleeding scars across the face of Christendom that we urgently need to address if we wish to see a Renaissance of Evangelical Christianity in our time. Both have to do with perceptions that may be at odds with the best research of our historians, but these perceptions, whether or not fully based on careful history, make us appear to some people as if we are monstrous Frankensteins, not representatives of the Suffering Servant, Good Shepherd, and Prince of Peace.

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WRF Member John Musser Describes "The Holy Ghost Puzzle"

WRF Member John Musser Describes "The Holy Ghost Puzzle"

My daughter loves puzzles and, for that matter, what three-year-old wouldn’t? Puzzles capture her attention and she loves to try to put the pieces together. But if the puzzle is too hard, or she has reached her limit to where she wants to go, she will pick a few pieces and play with them, leaving the rest of the puzzle unfinished. Later, she can become angry when some of the pieces don’t fit together. The Holy Spirit, you could say, has distributed to every believer a unique piece/pieces of the puzzle of his transforming grace.

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WRF International Director Flip Buys Preaches on the Subject: "The Bride of Christ Puts On Her Wedding Gown of Good Works"

WRF International Director Flip Buys Preaches on the Subject: "The Bride of Christ Puts On Her Wedding Gown of Good Works"

National Women's Day is a South African public holiday celebrated annually on 9 August. The day commemorates the 1956 march of approximately 20,000 women to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to petition against the country's pass laws that required South Africans defined as "black" under The Population Registration Act to carry an internal passport, known as a pass, that served to maintain population segregation, control urbanisation, and manage migrant labour during the apartheid era. The first National Women's Day was celebrated on 9 August 1994. In 2006, a re-enactment of the march was staged for its 50th anniversary, with many of the 1956 march veterans.

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WRF Member Diane Langberg on "When the Church Becomes Complicit in Sin"

WRF Member Diane Langberg on "When the Church Becomes Complicit in Sin"

When The Church Becomes Complicit In Sin: Lessons On Preventing and Combating Sexual Abuse

God wants those institutions that bear His name to be holy in the secret places. Only then are they truly His.  

Just a month ago Elie Wiesel, survivor of Auschwitz and a voice for justice, died. His words remain: “Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”

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A Letter Showing Martin Luther's Compassionate Pastoral Heart

A Letter Showing Martin Luther's Compassionate Pastoral Heart

After 500 years pastors can learn a lot from an interesting pastoral letter that Luther wrote in 1531 to Barbara Lisskirchen, a lady from Freiberg who expressed her deep spiritual depression with her struggles to accept the doctrine of election. – Translation from Dutch by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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WRF Member and Civil Rights Attorney Leah Farish Discusses "Racial Rage and Law Enforcement in the USA"

WRF Member and Civil Rights Attorney Leah Farish Discusses "Racial Rage and Law Enforcement in the USA"

As a civil rights attorney, member of the International Network Promoting the Rule of Law, and professor of police and criminal law, I have some thoughts on race relations and the violence against police. First, some facts.

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WRF Member Dr. Richard Mouw on "Reformed Assessments of Arminianism: Praise from Unexpected Quarters"

WRF Member Dr. Richard Mouw on "Reformed Assessments of Arminianism: Praise from Unexpected Quarters"

In a recent article in the CHRISTIAN CENTURY, Sarah Hinlicky Wilson and Thomas Albert Howard discussed the appropriate ways for Protestants to celebrate the forthcoming quincentennial of Luther’s issuing of the 95 Theses. They proposed that this commemoration should include some Protestant repentance for sins we have committed in our break with Rome.

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Thomas Johnson on "Learning to Love the Persecuted Church"

Thomas Johnson on "Learning to Love the Persecuted Church"

Dr. Thomas Johnson is an individual member of the World Reformed Fellowship and he was recently appointed Religious Freedom Ambassador to the Vatican, representing the World Evangelical Alliance and its 600 million members.His paper on "Learning to Love the Persecuted Church" is posted as a pdf right below.

The WRF highly commends this material to its members.

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WRF Member Clair Davis Affirms Than "It's Simple - God is Really God!"

WRF Member Clair Davis Affirms Than "It's Simple - God is Really God!"

"But how insensible and unmoved are most men, about the great things of another world! How dull are their affections! How heavy and hard their hearts in these matters! Here their love is cold, their desires languid, their zeal low, and their gratitude small.

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WRF Member Dr. Peter Jensen, General Secretary of GAFCON, Takes Us "Back to the Basics," Part VI, "Will You Stand With Us?"

WRF Member Dr. Peter Jensen, General Secretary of GAFCON, Takes Us "Back to the Basics," Part VI, "Will You Stand With Us?"

I invite you to support GAFCON. If you are already a supporter, please ask others to join also. Here are my reasons.

The need for the prophetic voice

No one wants to see an end to the Anglican Communion. That is why the Primates went to Canterbury.

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WRF Member Dr. Peter Jensen, General Secretary of GAFCON, Takes Us "Back to the Basics," Part V, "The Power of the Gospel"

WRF Member Dr. Peter Jensen, General Secretary of GAFCON, Takes Us "Back to the Basics," Part V, "The Power of the Gospel"

Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. That is what the Bible tells us.

We are commanded to enter the kingdom of God by entrusting ourselves to Christ as our Lord and Saviour. That is, we enter and continue through repentance and faith.

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WRF Member Rev, David Robertson, Moderator of the Free Church of Scotland, Discusses "The Two Faces of the Church of Scotland"

WRF Member Rev, David Robertson, Moderator of the Free Church of Scotland, Discusses "The Two Faces of the Church of Scotland"

No sooner do I begin my new series of the state of the Church in Scotland than the Scottish Social Attitudes survey is published, resulting in headlines along the lines of ‘Atheists now the majority in Scotland’.  

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