Archive for February, 2010

The Hunter Gospel Hour will be on broadcasting furlough from Sunday 28th February to April 11th. We are looking forward to the birth of our first child early in March and DV, the family being well, the Gospel Hour will return to air on 2CHR-FM in the broadcasting schedule on 18th April. During the break, preaching and teaching appointment requests for Rob can be sent to contact@gospelhour.info

This furlough coincides with the 3rd anniversary of the Gospel Hour’s commencement on Central Hunter Community Radio in 2007. We wish to express sincere heartfelt appreciation for our listener’s prayers, comments and encouragement over the last 3 years; Noting also the friendship, advice and support from our fellow presenters, office staff, and 2CHR committee. We thank the LORD for His great kindness and the gracious privilege of serving our fellow ‘strangers and pilgrims on the earth’.

Warm regards in Christ,

Rob, Edwina, Baby, and Spooky the Wonderdog.


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“Therefore I pray and beseech you, in the name of Christ, Show yourselves to be men; “quit yourselves like men!” It doth not infer any reproach if you do show yourselves men: Christian men — which alone will make you “quit yourselves.” I do not think that, to this work you have in hand, a neutral spirit will do! That is, a Laodicean spirit; and we know what God said of that Church: it was “lukewarm,” and therefore He would “spew it out of His mouth!” It is not a neutral spirit that is incumbent upon you. And if not a neutral spirit, it is much less a stupified spirit, inclining you, in the least disposition, the wrong way! Men are, in their private consciences, every day making shipwreck; and it’s no wonder if these can shake hands with persons of reprobate interests–such, give me leave to think, are the popish interests. It is not such a spirit that will carry this work on! It is men in a Christian state; who have works with faith; who know how to lay hold on Christ for remission of sins, till a man be brought to glory in hope. Such a hope kindled in men’s spirits will actuate them to such ends as you are tending to do. If men, through scruple, be opposite, you cannot take them by the hand to carry them ‘along with you’ — it were absurd: if a man be scrupling the plain truth before him, it is vain to meddle with him! He hath placed another business in his mind. Doubting, hesitating men are not fit for your work. You must not expect that men of hesitating spirits under the bondage of scruples, will be able to carry on this work, much less such as are merely carnal, natural; such as, having an outward profession of godliness, whom the apostle speaks of so often “are enemies to the cross of Christ; whose God is their belly; whose glory is their shame; who mind earthly things.”,,, No! I do not look the work should be done by these. But by men of honest hearts, engaged to God; strengthened by His Providence; enlightened in their words, to know His Word–to which He hath set His seal by the blood of His Son, and with the blood of His servants; that is such a spirit as will carry on this work!” If I have any peculiar interest which is personal to myself, which is not subservient to this public end–it were not an extravagant thing for me to curse myself: because I know God will curse me if I have. I have learned too much of God to dally with Him.”
Oliver Cromwell, 17th September 1656, Speech to Parliament.
Carlyle, Thomas. Oliver Cromwell’s Letters and Speeches, Vol III, p120-1
George Routledge and Sons, London, 1888.

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“The authority of Scripture is a key issue for the Christian church in this and every age. Those who profess faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior are called to show the reality of their discipleship by humbly and faithfully obeying God’s written Word. To stray from Scripture in faith or conduct is disloyalty to our Master. Recognition of the total truth and trustworthiness of Holy Scripture is essential to a full grasp and adequate confession of its authority.”

The Chicago Statement
http://gospelhour.info/pdf/The Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy.pdf

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“Unwarranted confidence in human ability is a product of fallen human nature … God’s grace in Christ is not merely necessary but is the sole efficient cause of salvation. We confess that human beings are born spiritually dead and are incapable even of cooperating with regenerating grace. We reaffirm that in salvation we are rescued from God’s wrath by his grace alone. It is the supernatural work of the Holy Spirit that brings us to Christ by releasing us from our bondage to sin and raising us from spiritual death to spiritual life. We deny that salvation is in any sense a human work. Human methods, techniques or strategies by themselves cannot accomplish this transformation. Faith is not produced by our unregenerated human nature.”

The Cambridge Declaration
http://gospelhour.info/pdf/The Cambridge Declaration.pdf

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“Unless with all your hearts you abandon the Papacy, you cannot save your souls. The reign of the Pope is so opposed to the law of Christ and the life of the Christian, that it will be safer to roam the desert and never see the face of man, than abide under the rule of Antichrist. I warn every man to look to his soul’s welfare, lest by submitting to the Pope he deny Christ. The time is come when Christians must choose between death here and death hereafter. For my own part, I choose death here. I cannot lay such a burden upon my soul as to hold my peace in this matter: I must look to the great reckoning. I abominate the Babylonian pest. As long as I live I will proclaim the truth. If the wholesale destruction of souls throughout Christendom cannot be prevented, at least I shall labour to the utmost of my power to rescue my own countrymen from the bottomless pit of perdition.”
Martin Luther, December 11, 1520, Sermon at Wittenberg.
Wylie, James. History of Protestantism, Book 6, ch 2, p296
Cassell & Company, Limited. London

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