Author Archive | Peter Hammond

Responding to Resistance to Reformation

Resisting the Call to Action From the very beginning, as Africa Christian Action was launched 30 years ago, there were those who resisted the call to action.  “You Cannot Legislate Morality!”  “You cannot legislate morality!” insisted many. However, all legislation enforces some version of morality. Either the state will exercise the wrath of God against […]

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Gifts and Giving

Timing Christmas is the season of giving. Why do we give and receive gifts at Christmas time? After all, it’s not our birthday! Why do some exchange their gifts on Christmas Eve, while others do so on Christmas Day? A Biblical day began at sunset. God’s day begins in darkness and ends in light. Today, […]

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Martyrs Prayer

Guest essay by Peter Hammond THE MARTYRS PRAYER “When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the Word of God and for the testimony which they held. And they cried with a loud voice, saying, ‘How long, O Lord, holy and true, until […]

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The Reformation Roots of Western Civilization

Unprecedented Western civilisation has been blessed with the greatest freedom, productivity and prosperity ever known in history. The liberty, standards of justice and creativity enjoyed in Western civilisation is a direct result of the Protestant Reformation of the 16th Century.   First Things First Our Lord Jesus Christ taught: “But seek first the Kingdom of […]

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Reformation 500 Church Council—July 15-20, 2019, Zurich

“…Contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.”— Jude 3 Zürich 500 Christian leaders and Theologians will be gathering in Zürich, Switzerland from 15-20 July for the Reformation 500 Global Church Council. In celebration of the 500th anniversary of Ulrich Zwingli launching the Swiss Reformation in Grossmunster, Zürich, with […]

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The Turkish Genocide of Armenian Christians

April marks the anniversary of the launch of the systematic extermination of the Christian Armenians by the Ottoman Turks. The Jihad began with the arrest of 250 Christian leaders in Constantinople (what is today called Istanbul), on 24 April 1915. Over 1.5 million Christians were slaughtered by Muslims in Turkey during 1915. Corruption and Cruelty […]

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Westminster Abbey to be Lit Red to Highlight Christian Persecution

Westminster Abbey and Westminster Cathedral will both be back-lit red in November to raise awareness for Christian persecution around the world. Lord Alton, an advocate of the effort, wrote: “In November, Westminster Cathedral and Westminster Abbey are to be floodlit in red to commemorate the persecuted. If every parish in the country did the same […]

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What is a Caliphate?

Boko Haram has declared North Eastern Nigeria an Islamic Caliphate. ISIS has declared a Caliphate over Northern Syria and Iraq. So what is a Caliphate? Dictatorship A Caliph is “the commander of the believers.” A Caliphate is an Islamic state led by a supreme religious and political leader known as a Caliph. The Caliph is […]

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