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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.

What Jesus did and why it matters

What Jesus Did and Why It Matters The final three years of Jesus’ mortal life were totally focussed on talking to people, and his teachings and actions have had a remarkable effect on our world ever since. As the apostle Peter later said, Jesus was “a man attested by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs which God did through him” (Acts 2:22). In other words, God performed many miracles through Jesus in order to demonstrate to mankind that Jesus was God’s son.

Is there really a life after death?

An Unhappy Beginning The early chapters of The Bible provide details of how the first man and woman came into existence: after the man’s physical body was created, we are told God ‘breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being’ (Genesis 2:7). God gave man and woman just one rule: they could freely eat of any of the fruit in the garden, except for that borne by one particular tree, which was forbidden. We later read how the woman succumbed to the temptation to eat that fruit, and how she also gave some of it to Adam.

What it means to be a follower of Jesus

What it means to be a follower of Jesus A Serious Commitment There’s an amazing sense of urgency in the first chapter of Mark’s account of Jesus. Repeatedly we read the phase “and immediately....” Jesus called selected men to follow him and they responded straight away without hesitation. He calls to some fishermen, they HEAR and they RESPOND. They leave their family business and straightaway follow Jesus to hear his teachings and then to start to tell others about Jesus and his message. But what does it mean to our lives today to want to be a follower—a disciple—of Jesus

Introducing the Christadelphians

A Roman emperor intent on using religion to unify a collapsing empire, church leaders preventing people from reading the Bible, the humble printing press, and a lot of man facing bitter persecution because of their determination to seek Bible truth... they all played a part in making Christianity what it is today. But are today’s church teachings the same as they were when Christianity began

God’s Promises to YOU

Throughout our lives we are probably all guilty of promising something and then failing to deliver. Most parents will have heard their children say: “But you promised!” at some point. One of the biggest promises people can make is the marriage vow: “until death do us part…” and yet the national divorce rate is estimated at 42%. But when God makes a promise it is different - here’s an example of what the Bible says: “God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfil it

The Resurrection of Jesus Christ

Facts about Jesus More evidence exists for Jesus’ life and execution than for Alexander the Great. For instance, non-Christian historians such as Josephus, Tacitus and Pliny all provide records of the man. The Jewish Talmud describes Jesus as a false prophet who was executed for blasphemy, and Thallus in AD52 recorded the events that occurred at Jesus’ death. But did Jesus subsequently rise from the dead? Circumstantial evidence for his resurrection seems overwhelming.

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