Peace and Truth is the quarterly magazine of the Sovereign Grace Union. Our current editor is Gervase Charmley, pastor of Bethel Evangelical Free Church in Hanley, who took over partway through 2015 when our previous editor John Brentnall retired. Past issues of Peace and Truth are available as PDF downloads at the bottom of this page.
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2016:4 The Sovereign Grace Union, in standing for the teachings that are popularly called Calvinism, stands against the general spirit of the age. In exalting God and putting man down, we are in complete opposition to this man-exalting age, and here we must stand, because of the Scriptures. We read that it is the Gospel, not the attractions that man can create, that is “The power of God unto salvation” (Romans 1:16). And to whom is it the power of God unto salvation? Why, “to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”...
2016: 3 Among all the complaints that men bring against the age in which they live (and it is a perennial issues), one that we certainly cannot bring against our era is that the times are dull. Challenging, indeed, but certainly not dull. All around we see signs of trouble, in state and in church, and who is to meet them? With the poet, we sometimes feel that, The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity...
2015:4 John Knox was without a doubt a towering figure among the Reformers. We were blessed to meet with the Banner of Truth paperback edition of his History of the Reformation in Scotland early in our Christian walk, and found it a very stimulating and exciting work...
2015:3 We live in an age of confusion in many ways. A philosophy known as Postmodernism, which is in fact a sort of intellectual solvent, has become dominant in the halls of academia, in the wider society, and even in the Church. This is not because people in the Churches are reading weighty philosophical tomes on Postmodernism...
In God’s dealings with mankind, He exercises what theologians
term ‘restraining grace.’ This grace prevents people from going the
full length in sinning that they would go if left to themselves. If we did but realize it, the whole world is bound by this invisible but powerful chain, for without it we would behave towards each other like the damned in hell.
There was a time in parts of Britain when the word ‘God’ was
spoken in hushed tones, and the prayer “hallowed be Thy Name”
meant much. A sense of reverence and awe surrounded it. Today,
however, all kinds of blasphemy against God and the Lord Jesus
pollute people’s conversation. So deeply ingrained is the habit that
many are unaware of their profanity....click link below to read more.
To close this centenary year of the Sovereign Grace Union, we
wish to place on record our gratitude to the God of all grace for
enabling the founder members of the Union to raise a testimony
for truth when many churches were apostatizing into theological
liberalism and ritualism, and for enabling their successors to
maintain that testimony to the present day...click link below to read more.
2014:3 We wish to place on record our appreciation of the Sovereign Grace Union’s founder members’ solid determination to publicize their adherence to the doctrines of free and sovereign grace. They themselves would acknowledge...click link below to read more.
As we continue to give thanks for God’s goodness to us as a union, in this issue we will enlist, alongside recent articles, more labours
of love from founder-members and their colleagues, friends and successors. In this connection, we wish to place on record our
appreciation of their solid...click link below to read more.