Racism and Nationalism

Nationalism and racism are evident everywhere. Cultural, tribal, or family identity is becoming important to more and more people. In South Africa apartheid has been dismantled and in USA African Americans now have equal rights with their European counterparts. Yet in both countries tensions simmer not far from the surface. Racial hatred brings misery throughout the world. There is animosity …

Who was Jesus Christ?

For almost twenty centuries the name of Jesus Christ has been in the minds of a countless number of people. Some of these have even been tortured or put to death, for their conviction and belief that Jesus Christ was a person of tremendous importance to them. And while these people have been so confident in Jesus, there have been …

Keeping the 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 …

Is Heaven for You?

“There is a blessed home, Beyond this land of woe, Where trials never come, nor tears of sorrow flow, Where faith is lost in sight,  and patient hope is crowned, And everlasting light Its glory throws around.” Hymns Ancient and Modern, # 230 This verse expresses a hope and expectation of countless millions of people who live in the world …

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.  …

Jesus is Coming!

Why should the claim be made that “Jesus is coming”? Where is the evidence? Isn’t the world exactly the same today as it was yesterday? Last year? Last decade? Last century? Let me quote from a translation of a letter written over 1900 years ago. The author was one Simon Peter, who referred to himself as a servant and a …