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THE ENSIGN MESSAGE

SAINT GEORGE – PATRON SAINT OF ENGLAND

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wHO was St George? A full account can be found in the book written by the late Mrs Isabel Hill Elder entitled “George of Lydda – Soldier, Saint and Martyr” which is published by the Covenant Publishing Company. In it she helpfully separates fact fromfiction. However, for the purposes of this article, only a brief…

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ISHMAEL AND THE ARABS

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“He will be a wild man; his hand (will be) against every man and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.” (Genesis 16:12) Turning to an Encyclopaedia, we read that “Arab” is a name loosely applied to all the Arabic-speaking peoples of the Near and Middle…

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WILLIAM TYNDALE AND THE BATTLE FOR THE ENGLISH BIBLE

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THE first English translations of the Bible were banned. The first printed copies of the New Testament in English had to be printed in Germany and smuggled into England in bales of cotton. The Bible translator responsible for this was burned at the stake for the crime of translating the Scriptures into English. We are…

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COMPETING PRIESTHOODS AND THEIR CONFLICTING THEOLOGY

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(THERE ARE CONTRASTING PRIESTHOODS WITH COMPETING LAW, RITUALS, SALVATION AND IDEALS) THERE is a great need for Christians today to have a better understanding of the two priesthoods of the Bible-Aaronic and Melchizedek including an awareness that they both originate early in Biblical history and that only one remains in force during both the present…

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HAIL TO THE CHIEF

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IT is interesting that people who reject the absolute authority of a king always end up under the authority of a dictator. The Puritans rejected – and beheaded – Charles 1st, yet ended up under the absolute dominion of Oliver Cromwell. His reign as Lord Protector was one of the few instances of a righteous…

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