Easter and its Customs

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!

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 …

Prophecies of Daniel

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

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 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 …

Burial or Cremation?

As one grows older in age the relevance of death becomes a greater issue. Death is inevitable for all who die before the Coming of our Lord Jesus. Is one’s wish to be buried as per normal custom, or would one’s preference be for cremation? Is the latter option one that might upset other family members, or close relatives, and …