“The days of our years are seventy, or even by reason of strength eighty years; yet their pride is but labor and sorrow, for it passes quickly, and we fly away.” (Ps 90:10 NHEB)“The voice of one saying, “Cry!” One said, “What shall I cry?” “All flesh is like grass, and all its glory… Read More Bible fragments by Time for this and that
Today’s thought “Rise and have no fear” (July 16) What must it have been like to be one of the disciples of Jesus! The unexpected was always happening – and sometimes it was way beyond human experience. The end of yesterday’s chapter 16 in Matthew has a strange statement by Jesus, “Truly, I say unto… Read More Today’s thought “Rise and have no fear” (July 16)
Today’s thought “Peace, peace, when there is no peace” (July 18) As we continue reading Jeremiah we see how uncertain the way of life surrounding him had become – just like today. God says to him, “You shall say to them … they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in… Read More Today’s thought “Peace, peace, when there is no peace” (July 18)
Today’s thought “To proclaim … the day of vengeance” (July 5) Our first reading today of 1 Samuel 17 saw “the day of vengeance” of Israel upon the Philistines due to the wonderful faith of a youthful David. His faith and commitment to serving the Lord gave him the strength of mind to go forth… Read More Today’s thought “To proclaim … the day of vengeance” (July 5)
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?
Having come into a time of many natural disasters (tsunamis, floods, earthquakes, cyclones, storms), famines and wars we should be aware that it can well be that we are now living in a special period and a time of many signs, which should awaken us or make us alert for times to come.
“42 “Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming. 43 But be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what time of the night the thief was coming, he would have been on the alert and would not have allowed his house to be broken into. 44 For this reason you also must be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will.” (Matthew 24:42-44, NASB)… Read More Sign of the Times and the Last Days #2 Wars, natural disasters, famine and false Messiahs
We live in an uncertain world. We can never be sure what will happen tomorrow – to us, or to the world. In this world of uncertainty, one thing seems sure. It is that people will continue to fight each other. All history seems to point to the conclusion that war is inevitable. Yet there… Read More Will There Ever be Peace on Earth?
As the Jewish political organization tottered towards its end, the call of the Gospel was dramatically widened: for the first time, Gentiles were invited to share in the privilege of knowing the eternal God. Paul was the foremost and most energetic leader of this preaching to the Gentiles. “It was necessary that the word of… Read More The Return of Israel
The Christadelphians The Christadelphians or “Brethren in Christ” are a small religious body who believe that the Bible contains God’s message to mankind. We meet in homes and halls and operate as a lay community as was the custom in the time of the Apostles. Though united in faith and practice, each congregation is autonomous… Read More The Christadelphians or “Brethren in Christ”
The earth presents many sad sights to those who have eyes to see. Where truth should be exalted for the hope and salvation of perishing man, we see contradictory creeds and bitter conflict. Instead of a generous distribution of the earth’s bounties amongst her children, we see millions toiling in hunger; instead of peace and… Read More Bible Teaching and Vital Doctrines to Discover
## ——JOEL 3:14 -15 -16-17 SEE I Thessalonians 4:16 14 Multitudes, Multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of ~ YAHWEH ~ is near in the valley of decision. 15 The Sun and the Moon shall be darkened, and the Stars shall withdraw their shining. 16 ~ YAHWEH ~ also shall ROAR… Read More Memorizing wonderfully 24 the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father
Lessons for us today from the songs of the Lamb: Revelation is a very difficult book for us to understand. It is a visual and a cartoon which looks at events that are going to lead up to the return of Christ and the Kingdom of God. It emphasises that Christ is worthy and is… Read More The Song of The Lamb #8 Revelation 15 Lessons for us today
“There is a good chance that the main way a lot of leaders of the church will respond to the election of a Mormon to the presidency will be to stay as quiet and uninvolved in politics as possible and put as much daylight as possible between that president and the institutional church,” said Russell… Read More Mormons again gaining some attention
All over the world there are political problems, whether the civil war looming in Sudan with its ramifications involving Germany, the UN and China or the Egyptian elections which will again effect Israel. We have really neglected the ecological global catastrophe, but the internet is full of examples where in many parts of our world… Read More Ecclesiastic scene undergoing rapid upheaval
We can look back on an interesting study weekend. On Saturday Brother Rudolf Rijkeboer in the first study wondered if it was really so that we could be facing the end times. He brought some hypothetical posings and compared the different theorem. He also questioned how we could know if the return of Christ was… Read More The day is near studyweekend
DaanSpeak writes about the dark side of our earthly existence all the time. The previous years we heard many times that this world was going to go under. The end was near said more than one prophet. The British futuristic action thriller Doomsday, written and directed by Neil Marshall, saw the light in 2008. In it… Read More The dark side of our earthly existence