Nuclear-War Risk Minimized in Rare Statement by Weapon States

January 2, 2022 The world’s leading nuclear-weapons states — China, France, Russia, the U.S. and U.K. — banded together on Monday to issue a rare joint statement pledging to dial down the risk that an unwinnable nuclear war might ever break out. “We affirm that a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be… Read More Nuclear-War Risk Minimized in Rare Statement by Weapon States

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Today’s thought “Do not harm … until” (December 24)

Our readings in the book of Revelation lead to a description of the ultimate climax of human history – we read of visions, largely, but not entirely, in symbol, picturing God’s judgements. It is a time for opening “the book of life” (3:5; 13:8; 17:8; 20:12,15; 21:27). The seventh and only other reference to “the… Read More Today’s thought “Do not harm … until” (December 24)

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Today’s thought “For you created all things” (December 22)

Today we completed reading in Revelation the letters to the seven ecclesias: they are quite diverse from one another, but we see them as being representative of the spirituality within different communities of believers down through all ages. We cannot help put sense that the last named (Laodicea) is representative of all too many of… Read More Today’s thought “For you created all things” (December 22)

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Today’s thought “Standing up for the faith” (December 20)

In this world where more people are interested in worldly matters, mostly material matters, having not much fertile ground for spiritual matters, it is not always easy for a follower of Christ to stand firm in the faith. The apostle Jude felt he had to write to his fellow brethren to ask them to stand… Read More Today’s thought “Standing up for the faith” (December 20)

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Today’s thought “Who is able to … and to present you” (December 20)

Today we read the 25 verses of the epistle of Jude. He describes himself as the brother of James. It is reasonable to conclude this James is the one who is the chief spokesman of the believers in Jerusalem (Acts 15:13) and are both sons of Mary, the mother of Jesus. Judging by the urgency… Read More Today’s thought “Who is able to … and to present you” (December 20)

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Today’s thought “Be strong and courageous, and do the work” (December 18)

Today’s 2nd Bible reading describes the coming glory of God’s House, but the people are defiled. Nevertheless, God promises a future blessing with Zerubbabel chosen like God’s signet ring. Zerubbabel being picked out by the God of armies as His servant, who will be like a ring that has God His royal mark on it.… Read More Today’s thought “Be strong and courageous, and do the work” (December 18)

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Today’s thought “What sort of people ought you to be …” (December 15)

As Peter completes his second letter he asks a question “Since all these things are thus to be dissolved what sort of people ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of the Lord …” (3:11,12). What is to be dissolved? He writes that… Read More Today’s thought “What sort of people ought you to be …” (December 15)

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Today’s thought “Inspired to a sincere and pure way of thinking” (December 15)

In his second letter the apostle Peter writes to those that have obtained a like precious faith with him and his fellow apostles in the righteousness of their God and the Saviour Jesus Christ. (2 Peter 3:1) He writes that in both of his letters he tried to inspire his brethren and sisters to a… Read More Today’s thought “Inspired to a sincere and pure way of thinking” (December 15)

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Today’s thought “About our attitude opposite others” (December 12)

In this world there may be lots of unkind speech, gossip, slander, but we as followers of Christ should get rid of all such evil behaviour. Be done with all deceit, hypocrisy, jealousy, and all wrong and insulting language. (1 Peter 2:1) When we are Christadelphians or when we say we are a Christian, we should… Read More Today’s thought “About our attitude opposite others” (December 12)

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Today’s thought “So we can confidently say …” (December 6)

How many can speak with confidence these days? Certainly politicians can’t, although they often try to sound that way! We read the last chapter of Hebrews today where Paul is emphasising to them the need to be positive in their attitude to the spiritual aspects of life. His first four words are, “Let brotherly love… Read More Today’s thought “So we can confidently say …” (December 6)

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Today’s thought “All the people were attentive” (November 20)

We have three interesting and challenging readings today. Nehemiah describes how “all the people were attentive” (8:3) when the books of Moses were read to them. They answered, “‘Amen, Amen,’ lifting up their hands. And they bowed their heads and worshiped the LORD” (verse 6). They were told, “this day is holy to our Lord.… Read More Today’s thought “All the people were attentive” (November 20)

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Today’s thought “To this end we always pray” (November 19)

Today’s thought “To this end we always pray” (November 19) Paul’s second letter to the Thessalonians portrays details of some of the dramas that will occur at the return of Christ. He stresses how the enemies of God will be destroyed “when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with his mighty angels in flaming… Read More Today’s thought “To this end we always pray” (November 19)

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Today’s thought “The breastplate of faith” (November 18)

Today’s thought “The breastplate of faith” (November 18) Some of the verses in the final chapter of Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians are really appropriate for conditions we live in today. The chapters in Nehemiah are also full of lessons, showing his dedicated effort, despite all kinds of distraction and opposition. He led the… Read More Today’s thought “The breastplate of faith” (November 18)

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Towards a Third World War or not

Global Climate Change issues, political polarisation like pandemic issues and vaccine inequity globally are things which make The Shambling Apocalypse wonder where we are in a time going up to a Third World War. The author Michael Kane looks at the intensifiers which create opportunities for times to come. They exacerbate the problems that already… Read More Towards a Third World War or not

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Today’s thought “The people had a mind to work” (November 17)

Today’s thought “The people had a mind to work” (November 17) Yesterday we started reading the inspiring book of Nehemiah. It is inspiring because it shows there is no limit to what can be achieved in serving the LORD when there is genuine dedication. We read, “the people had a mind to work” (4:6) to… Read More Today’s thought “The people had a mind to work” (November 17)

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Today’s thought “… who delivers us from the wrath to come” (November 16)

Today’s thought “… who delivers us from the wrath to come” (November 16) Nehemiah 3 is a wonderful illustration of the team work Nehemiah inspired – for the rebuilding of the broken down walls of Jerusalem. But what of the broken down walls of this world – that has allowed godlessness to come flooding in!… Read More Today’s thought “… who delivers us from the wrath to come” (November 16)

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Today’s thought “Rooted and built up in him” (November 14)

Today’s thought “Rooted and built up in him” (November 14) Colossians 2 contains some inspiringly positive points from Paul – we need to fully absorb these to spur us on – into becoming more and more like Christ. Paul tells them that although he is not with them physically, “I am with you in spirit,… Read More Today’s thought “Rooted and built up in him” (November 14)

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Today’s thought “Showing the Gospel, teaching publicly and from house to house,” (November 07)

Today’s thought “Showing the Gospel, teaching publicly and from house to house,” (November 07) In the 3rd reading of today we listen to the apostle Paul who from the first day that he set foot in Asia, served the Lord Most High God and His sent one, in all humility of mind, and with many… Read More Today’s thought “Showing the Gospel, teaching publicly and from house to house,” (November 07)

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Today’s thought “His goodness in the latter days” (November 6)

Yesterday we saw that we all need to be fully conscious in our minds that, as Paul told the Athenians, God “has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed” (Acts 17:31). It is becoming clear that that “day” is getting very close. Are… Read More Today’s thought “His goodness in the latter days” (November 6)

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Today’s thought “The times of ignorance” (November 5)

Today’s thought “The times of ignorance” (November 5) Some people, and today it seems many people, prefer to remain ignorant of what matters most – that is, ignorant of the meaning of life, of its cause and destiny: they live for the day, the month, and at most the next year or two. We read… Read More Today’s thought “The times of ignorance” (November 5)

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