Dr. Peter Trumper
Holding forth the word of life;
that I may rejoice in the day of Christ,
that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.
Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life,
whereunto thou art also called,
and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.
1 Timothy 6:12
Dr. Peter Trumper is the Founder of The Vocal Protestants’ International Fellowship (Founded in January 1987) and Editor of The 1521 Paper. Recently, he announced the closure of the VPIF on 1 January 2004. His announcement is as follows:
THE SWORD LAID DOWN!
1 January 1987 – 1 January 2004
The will of the Lord has been made known: The VPIF is to close its doors on the first day of next year, its seventeenth birthday. We end on an encouraging note, physical and not economical reasons being the factor that have caused the decision.
I praise God for what He has accomplished in Britain and around the world through the VPIF, and for the numerous helpers and supporters who have made it all possible.
In the meantime, please pray for the influence of the final issue of 1521 [No. 33] being distributed, and also for the open Gospel gatherings this summer, and for the preachers involved. Thank you very much for your prayer support.
The VPIF 1521 Paper is read in over two dozen countries. Dr. Trumper has graciously consented to have the 1521 stuff put on this website.
Dr. Peter Trumper is suffering from M. Sclerosis and is wheelchair bound. Please remember this dear saint in your prayers.
THE VOCAL PROTESTANTS’ INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP
We are VOCAL. We aim to publicly uphold Christ’s Deity and fully sufficient atoning sacrifice, in a world increasingly hostile to these essential Christian truths.
We are PROTESTANTS. We aim to advance the Reformation Cause and oppose all attempts to denigrate Christ’s Lordship to heathen levels and the undermining of His saving work by counterfeit “christianity”.
We are INTERNATIONAL. We aim to call upon Christians everywhere to awake from their slumbers, and be vocally loyal to the doctrines and practices of Christ and His apostles.
We are a FELLOWSHIP. We aim to encourage other Christians of like-mind, across the linguistic and national boundaries, to countinue in their public testimony for biblical truth, in an age when Christians are sliding away from the old well-worn pathways.
THE VPIF EXAMPLE
Jesus’ COMPASSION for burdened sinners:
“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden…” (Matthew 11:18)
Jesus’ STERNNESS at careless and ignorant disciples:
“O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken…” (Luke 24:25)
Jesus’ RIGHTEOUS ANGER at apostate priests:
“Hypocrites…Ye serpents, Ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?” (Matthew 23)
Jesus’ OUTSPOKENNESS when referring to the enemies of the Gospel:
“Go…tell that fox” (Herod)… (Luke 13:32)
…How ironic, that those today seeking to emulate the Lord’s example, are labelled by fellow Christians as “bigots”, “unloving”, “extreme” and “intemperate”!…
THE NATURE OF CHRISTIAN PROTEST
Because, vocal protestantism is rooted in the example of the prophets, the apostles, and particularly of Jesus Christ himself, who despite what most Christians today refuse to acknowledge, was controversial (Matt. 21:12,13), outspoken (Luke 13:31-33), and dare I say it, ‘intolerant’. (John 14:6) Matthew 23 still produces shudders.
Five underlying factors were prominent in his ministry on the ‘battlefield’:-
1. A concern for the glory of God. (Mark 11:15-17)
2. A passion for revealed truth. (Luke 11:28)
3. A compassionate love for seduced sinners. (Matt. 11:28-30)
4. A fearful anger against ‘blind guides’. (Matt. 15:13,24)
5. A lack of self-interest. (john 5:31)
We also note how his battles were fought:-
1. Against the backcloth of biblical truth, and the moral principles arising from it. (John 8:39,40)
2. But NEVER descending to unnecessary and superficial ‘point-scoring’ over his opponents. (So obvious no reference is required)
3. In having no regard for himself, his reputation and what people thought of him (Luke 14:28), and for the victims of the priests (Mark 6:34) who had kept them from knowing both. (Matt. 23:4)
|Articles From VPIF 1521 Paper|