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10th July 2020
Rules are essential. They show us what’s right and what’s wrong, they show us the boundaries of good behaviour, they make it possible for us to live together. Imagine roads without rules—nobody would be safe. Without rules, society could not function. There are rules in the Bible, as you’d expect. For example ‘You shall not murder’ and ‘You shall not steal’. These are two of the Ten Commandments, the fundamental rules which God gave to His people Israel as a basis for their society (you can read them all in Exodus 20). They’re part of the system of laws called the Law of Moses.
22nd June 2020
God’s Answer to Environmental Extinction
A lot of recent election promises showed concern for the planet. This is possibly a first in the history of UK elections. Politicians are addressing a problem that is uppermost in many people’s minds. Below we identify just some of the problems covered by the threat of ‘environmental extinction’. Later, we will look at God’s perspective on the subject. Biodiversity in danger There is an enormous ‘biodiversity web’ that means that harm done to even the smallest component of that web affects the efficient running of the entire system.
30th May 2020
All God’s Words Prove True
People say history repeats itself. And there is no better example of that than the wars that have afflicted God’s people over many centuries. 722 BC: the power of the Assyrian empire; 587 BC: the mighty Babylonians; AD 70 and AD 132: the unstoppable Roman legions. God allowed them all to overthrow His people’s cities and take the inhabitants into captivity when they dismissed Him from their lives. Yet God’s people continually failed to learn the lesson, and it was never long after each reestablishment that they again turned from Him and the cycle repeated.
18th Apr 2020
What on earth is going on?
What is going on in the world today? Is this really all in God’s plan? Is there a hope? Yes, there is a hope! Please forgive the length of this article but we hope you find time to read it because the hope we have in the promises God has made to us are of great comfort in difficult times like these. The Bible teaches that after his crucifixion and resurrection, Jesus ascended into heaven to be with God.
29th Mar 2020
Coronavirus: a Biblical point of view
The coronavirus is a concern for almost everyone on the planet: considered the most serious crisis since the Second World War it affects the world not only health-wise but economically, politically and socially. It is concentrating minds everywhere. Some say the coronavirus has been sent by God as ‘a punishment’, or that it heralds the ‘End of the World’, quoting Bible passages in proof. So what does the Bible say about ‘pestilences’ like this and the ‘time of the end’
5th Mar 2020
Seeing From a Different Perspective
Have you ever had a moment in your life when your perspective suddenly changed? I’m an ex- fireman, and it happened to me when I was stretching to reach a fourth-floor window. The wind was strong, rain lashed my back, and, strictly speaking, my ladder was too far to the left. But I was a maverick, and there was no time to move it; I reckoned I could still grab the windowsill and swing myself across. Suddenly, at full stretch and with fingertips barely reaching the wet sill, I looked at the concrete below and realised how my wife and our newly born son would be affected if I fell.
9th Feb 2020
What the Devil is all about
What is the common understanding of the Devil? Over the years it is has come to mean a being who tempts good people to do bad things, as opposed to tempting bad people to do bad things. That is probably why there are so many ways in which the word Devil crops up in everyday speech: Devil’s advocate, dare Devil, handsome Devil, Devil in disguise, better the Devil you know etc. So, this pervasive concept of a Devil/supernatural being has made its way into our language and thought. Encyclopaedia Britannica describes the Devil as an ‘anti-angel’ pitted against the archangel Gabriel.
11th Jan 2020
How Israel Fulfils Bible Prophecy
The Bible is full of prophecies about Israel and God’s people, the Jews. These prophecies are significant not just for the Jews, but for every one of us. It is important to start by saying that Christadelphians have no political stance, since we believe that “ the Most High rules in the kingdom of men ” (Daniel 4:17); our view on Israel is not what we think, but what we believe God’s word, the Bible, says about it.
16th Sept 2019
Why read the Old Testament?
by Jo on September 16, 2019 at 12:05PM Some are of the opinion that when Jesus died, the Old Testament became obsolete. However, for a full understanding of God and His purpose, the Old Testament and the New cannot be separated. In fact, some of the New simply cannot be understood without the Old. The Old gives a fuller picture of the Kingdom of God and enables us to more fully understand God’s character. The Old Testament’s chronology takes its readers from Creation (circa 4,000BC) to 350 BC, a period of 3,650 years. After a gap we then have the New Testament that covers around 95 years.
11th Aug 2019
The Future of the World, what the Bible tells us
by Jo on August 11, 2019 at 09:40PM A world of trouble Every day we see the trouble this world is in: TV news and newspapers are full of reports about the state of the world, the environment, the climate and our health, to name a few of the issues we face. It would seem the situation is growing worse. We are using up the planet’s resources at an alarming rate so that some vital elements are becoming scarce. We know the effects of pollution and have seen pictures of some of the world’s cities shrouded in dense clouds of smog.