Living in Today’s World

Life

Living in today’s world is not an easy, no-hassle, experience. When I was viewing, some years ago, a famous painting done in the sixteenth century, I was taken by the serenity of the scene being conveyed. It was a view of a cottage alongside a stream, and although there were one or two walking tracks, there were no hard-seal paths …

Easter and its Customs

Easter

Easter is a celebration that is observed by almost every sector of Christianity, and is a remembrance of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is one of the two most celebrated occasions in the Christian calendar – the other being Christmas. A great number of people attend their church on “Good Friday” in remembrance of the Crucifixion, and …

Antichrist, 666, and You!

666

The Bible quite clearly speaks of an Antichrist, and the New Testament writer John, uses the term five times. John is the only writer that actually uses the term, but other writers refer to people who would, in the period of time classed as ‘the last days’, be actively opposed to the Lord Jesus Christ. Connected with this concept of …

Keeping the Sabbath

Sabbath

There are a number of religious groups that assert that the Christian believer must keep the Sabbath Day, and that this day is Saturday – ‘the Lord’s Day’ – and not Sunday. It is generally claimed that the sabbath was given to mankind to observe, ‘more than two thousand years before the existence of a Jew’. What validity do these …

Was Jesus God?

Was Jesus God

Jesus is popularly represented as God the Son, and as such, part of a three-fold Trinity—God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost.  It is a firmly held concept that is accepted by many to be a fact, although they would probably be at a loss to understand or explain exactly what is involved in the concept.  …

Should We Pay Tithes?

Tithing

Tithing is a system by which people are required to donate, usually one tenth, of their gross or net income to the church. By doing this many suffer real hardship for themselves and their families, sometimes they are unable to pay the bills which come in, or feed and clothe their family properly. Is this really what God wants from …

The Reason for Suffering

Suffering

Pain and sorrow are everywhere. A child is born deformed. The future of another is only hunger, disease and death. A worthy citizen is cut off in his prime, while another battles on through years of pain. The list is endless. Every day the media brings us more scenes of disaster and tragedy. Who has not asked “Why me?… Why …

Prophecies of Daniel

Study

Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to predict the future! There have probably always been people who have claimed the power of clairvoyance and ability to foretell future events. A well-known example would be Michael de Notredame (1503-66) who wrote under the assumed name of Nostradamus. His predictions were characteristic of such writings, having a vagueness or generality that …

What I Believe the Bible Teaches

whyibelieve

Let’s look at Creation “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display their knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out unto all the earth, their words to the ends of the …

Is Christmas Christian?

Christmas

Christmas is traditionally a time of festivity, gift-giving and family get-togethers. In the southern hemisphere it is a time for holidaying, taking a break from work and getting refreshed at the beach. It is a time when businesses close, and very few remain open on Christmas Day. Around the world there are many that make Christmas day one of their …