As the judgement of God came upon the nation of Israel for their persistent apostasy and sin, so it will come upon our world for its godlessness and immorality. In a striking passage Jesus compares “the day when the Son of man is revealed” (i.e. when he returns to the earth), to the judgements of… Read More The New Testament and Judgement
God’s judgements And I saw another sign in the heaven, great and marvellous: seven messengers having the seven last plagues,1 for the wrath of Elohim was ended in them. Footnote: 1See 21:9. And I saw like a sea of glass mixed with fire, and those overcoming the beast and his image and his mark and… Read More Kingdom Visions of God’s judgements and Marriage of the Lamb
Today’s Thought “We who have fled for refuge” (June 01) How many – or few – desire from their hearts to flee “for refuge” from the godlessness of today’s world? Hebrews 7 today has many thought-challenging points like this! But first we are in awe of Isaiah 24 and its description of God’s judgement’s on… Read More Today’s Thought “We who have fled for refuge” (June 01)
Today’s thought “… with steadfast purpose” (May 3) One of the early converts after the day of Pentecost was a man called Barnabas; we are not told all that much about him but what we are told is most interesting. At the end of Acts 4 we read of a Levite, one of the priestly… Read More Today’s thought “… with steadfast purpose” (May 3)
Today’s thought “For judgment I came into this world” (April 17) John records some of the most thought challenging sayings of Jesus – more than the other gospel writers. Consider the conversation of Jesus with the man, whose blindness he healed: (he had been born blind so what a healing that was!). The man had… Read More Today’s thought “For judgment I came into this world” (April 17)
The apostle Paul had been systematically explaining the gospel of salvation when he suddenly paused in wonderment, as though overtaken by the magnificence of God’s grace and mercy towards fallen humanity. He had glimpsed the end of God’s purpose, the salvation of all those who respond to God’s invitation and choose to be saved, when… Read More How should we worship God? #1 Appreciation for God
Declare Jehovah his glory among the nations We have started a short Bible Class series on the three objectives we have set ourselves as a church – this was the ﬁrst on 29 January. “1 Oh sing unto Jehovah a new song: Sing unto Jehovah, all the earth. 2 Sing unto Jehovah, bless his name;… Read More To Glorify God and His Son
Today’s thought “Who then is this?” (February 8) We all have probably had the experience of suddenly seeing another side of friend’s character that we did not know existed. We then wonder what kind of person they really are! Hopefully these are good things we see, but sadly, that is not always the case. Now… Read More Today’s thought “Who then is this?” (February 8)
From the (forgotten =) unpublished material In response on “Why All Roads Do Lead to God by Robin Schumacher” by lacykitkat on January 8, 2013 we would like to pose also: “How can Christians think their way is the only way, and their road is the only one that leads to God?” The one that hears… Read More Roads leading to God
Today we have the ‘simple’ lessons Jesus taught – they are lessons of life or death; of eternal existence, or oblivion, in an eternal sense – these are the only two alternatives before each of us. Matthew 7 opens out to us the simple but profound teaching of Jesus on the pathways of life that… Read More Today’s thought “The floods came, and the winds blew …” (January 5)
In our daily readings we are reading the words of God to Job, which commences in Job chapter 38, and extend towards the end of the book. The opening words are a challenge. “1 Then Jehovah answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said, 2 Who is this that darkeneth counsel By words without knowledge?… Read More Today’s thought “Who did it all” (December 29)
An excerpt from Deuteronomy for Disciples by Brother Alfred Nicholls, page 108 As Israel concludes this year’s celebration of Yom Kippur yesterday, we do well to remember that atonement comes through the Lord Jesus. Moses does not spare to underline the wickedness of the people. Their rebellion at Horeb took place while he was in… Read More The principle of atonement
Today’s Thought “You will keep … in perfect peace” (May 03) Our Isaiah and Hebrews readings provide an abundance of thoughts today. Some verses encourage peace of mind, others a sense of awe at what is coming on the world, at the judgement our godless world deserves. Isaiah 26 contains a grouping of quite contrasting… Read More Today’s Thought “You will keep … in perfect peace” (May 03)
Today’s Thought ” … the earth will be shaken” (May 23) What place is named in the first and last books of the Bible – and in many in between? Yes, it’s Babylon, yet you may not recognize that it occurs in Genesis because it is translated in its Hebrew form of Babel. The account… Read More Today’s Thought ” … the earth will be shaken” (May 23)
Today’s thought “God will bring every deed into judgment … whether good or evil” (May 03) These are the final words in Solomon’s book of Ecclesiastes. In the previous verse he had written, “Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of mankind”. At the start of this book we read,… Read More Today’s thought “God will bring every deed into judgment … whether good or evil” (May 03)
In the last article in the series “Key to the Bible” we present again some thought which can surprise several Christians. Like you could see from previous articles and Bible texts you might have seen how many Church doctrines are not in accord with Bible doctrines. Jesus taught that all evil comes from within, out… Read More Has the devil got you?
Lots of Christian who think the hell is a place of eternal torture do forget that Jesus was three days in hell and that Israel’s patriarch Jacob was convinced he would also go to hell. In this article we look at the real biblical meaning of sheol, hades or hell. According to the bible sheol or the grave is the abode or place were both righteous and wicked remain until the call of Jesus at the Last Days and the resurrection of the dead.… Read More Is Hell-fire something to fear
Human beings have always been interested in the reasons why they are here and what would happen to them after they die. In our regions the dead are not placed on a fire, but are put in a grave or in an incinerator, according to the Bible to become dust, though the majority of people… Read More Is there life beyond the grave?
There are churches which teach that people when they die go to purgatory, heaven or hell. In which way is that according bible writings, where is told that the living beings (souls) when they die shall deteriorate or decay to become dust, not feeling anything and not able to do anything?… Read More Where do we go when we die?