Different churches have differing beliefs. Pershore Christadelphians encourage everyone to study the Bible for themselves. Explore these web pages for views on various topics.
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’?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Why believe in God in the 21st century?
Surveys show that fewer people believe in God now than in the 20th century – this is particularly the case for those aged under 25; around 75% of this age group don’t believe in God. ‘No one has seen God at any time’ Most people need to see evidence of something before believing it exists. The Bible tells us that nobody has seen God (John 1:18 & John 5:37), but for many believers there is abundant evidence for His existence. As an analogy, we can’t see the wind, but we can see its effects on the leaves in a tree.
Is being ‘good’, good enough for God?
Many people think that God will reward them just for doing ‘good works’ in their lifetime and that, if their good deeds outweigh the bad, when they die they w ill ‘go to Heaven’. But what does the Bible actually say about this? Good enough for what? Let’s start with the ‘going to Heaven’ bit … The New Testament makes numerous references to ‘the kingdom of God’. In fact , the Gospel message can be summed up as something like: ‘the things of the kingdom of God and the things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ’.
Suffering and death. Why?
A difficult subject This topic has exercised many minds, in fact it is the reason some reject any belief in God at all. Surely a ‘righteous’ God would do something about the misery in the world; all this anguish and disharmony surely calls His motives into question. Some argue that this disharmony exists because God is in combat with Lucifer/Satan: He is so busy dealing with this war that He has no time to concern Himself with the human beings caught up in it. (This is not a Biblical concept, however.
What is baptism about?
What is baptism about? Baptism is about being ‘born again’! John’s gospel records that Jesus met with Nicodemus, a Pharisee. Jesus told Nicodemus: ‘Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.’ ‘How can someone be born when they are old?’ Nicodemus asked. ‘Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!’ Jesus answered, ‘Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of WATER and the SPIRIT. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.
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