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 …

The Devil and his Angels

Have you ever been tempted to do something that you know you shouldn’t do? Have you ever experienced an inner desire — a silent voice within you — suggesting that you do something, and that no one will ever know? What prompts us to have these feelings, or to do things that we somehow know that we shouldn’t do? The …

Trusting the Bible

The Bible is not just another book.  It is unique in a number of ways.  A Collins dictionary defines ‘unique’ as “single in kind; having no like or equal; peerless.” The same dictionary defines ‘believe’ as “to regard as true; to trust (somebody’s word); —to have a firm persuasion, approaching to certainty; to have faith (in); to think; to suppose.” …

Questions on Sexuality

In the beginning God created sex. The very first chapter of first book of the Bible is a very brief summary of creation, yet it finds room to tell us that when God made the first man and first woman, He commanded them to “be fruitful and multiply”. The Bible views sex as a normal part of normal human life. …

Will there be a Rapture of the Church?

The ‘Rapture of the Church’ is a phrase that is commonly heard in Christian circles, and refers to a belief that there will shortly be an event of enormous significance to the Christian: namely, when Jesus Christ snatches his Church out of this world. Another view says that this is not so, and that the rapture takes place after the …

Why I Believe the Bible

Why do I believe the Bible? Why do I believe in a book that was written by 40 independent authors, living in ten countries during a period covering in excess of 1500 years? Why do I believe in a book that has a cast of over three thousand characters living in over 1500 places? Why do I believe in an …