After twenty years of conflict, the US withdrawal from Afghanistan has brought the curtain down on Nato’s military mission there. BBC News reported: “Under a deal with the militant group, the US and its Nato allies agreed to withdraw all troops in return for a commitment by the Taliban not to allow al-Qaeda or any… Read More Signs of the Times – Afghanistan: a defeat for the West?
At 11 pm on January 31 this year the United Kingdom formally left the European Union, ending an association that had lasted for almost half a century. The event was marked by an address to the nation by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, in which he expressed his hope that Britain would become “truly global in… Read More Signs of the Times – “Britain and Brexit”
This year started strangely not with real Winter weather. Normally February is the coldest month but near the end also the first month when those in the Northern Hemisphere catch the first signs of Spring. Days begin to lengthen and the shoots of early spring flowers become visible, encouraging us on to the great blessing… Read More Christadelphian 2020 February issue
Tensions between the USA and Iran escalated towards the end of 2019, culminating early this month with the killing in Iraq of Iran’s second most powerful figure, General Qasem Soleimani, in an American airstrike. President Trump justified his decision to act in this way by claiming that “Soleimani was plotting imminent and sinister attacks on… Read More Signs of the Times – “A Middle East assassination”
Happy New Year everybody. We are very much pleased to find you here as a regular reader, willing to listen to our ideas and willing to follow our activities. (For you some silent fireworks – the noise is horrible for our beloved animals.) In the year 2019 we had to do it without an external… Read More Thought on the first day of the new civil year 2020
As the United Kingdom embarks on a General Election campaign, the issue of anti-Semitism has once again come to the fore, particularly in relation to the main opposition party – Labour – under its current leadership. Recently, a front page editorial in the Jewish Chronicle appealed to the electorate not to support this party, accusing… Read More Signs of the times – “Anti-Semitism on the increase”
Today’s thought “The eyes of man are never satisfied” (April 17) Proverbs 27 How many people do not brag about what will happen tomorrow? we should know that we don’t really know what will happen then. Though about the future, we have the Book of books which tells us about signs for the latter days.… Read More Today’s thought “The eyes of man are never satisfied” (April 17)
The fulfilment of Bible prophecy can be a powerful faith builder. To witness events come to pass that were prophesied thousands of years ago in the Bible, renews our confidence in the sure Word of God. Therefore let us examine all the Bible prophecies, see which ones came to be and which ones still have to pass.… Read More Sign of the Times and the Last Days #3 Coming events revealed in the prophetic writings
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
In the Holy Scriptures or the Bible we find that the Nazarene master teacher Jeshua (Jesus Christ of Nazareth) was asked “…What will be the sign of your coming, and of the end of the age?” (Matthew 24:3) The apostles probably where thinking of having Jesus speaking about the end of the Roman Empire and… Read More Sign of the Times and the Last Days #1 The Son of man revealing
Looking back over the past seven years and the upheavals generated by the so-called “Arab Spring”, it is interesting to see how the hopes of millions of people across the Middle East and North Africa were quickly dashed. A recent article entitled, “The New Arab Order: Power and Violence in Today’s Middle East” by Marc… Read More Signs of the times – “A new order in the Middle East”
Today’s thought “The Land promised and fear of man” (April 18) Deuteronomy 1 Today we read the message Moses gave the people of Israel when they were in the desert east of the Jordan River, in the Jordan Valley near Suph, between Paran and the towns of Tophel, Laban, Hazeroth and Dizahab. In his farewell… Read More Today’s thought “The Land promised and fear of man” (April 18)
International Holocaust Remembrance Day is held every year on January 27, chosen because on that day in 1945 the Nazis’ largest concentration and death camp, Auschwitz–Birkenau, was liberated by the Red Army. This year, around that date, there were a number of articles in the press commenting on the ongoing problem of anti-Semitism today, most… Read More Signs of the times – “An object of scorn and ridicule”
As we move into the final stage of 2017 our faith continues to be strengthened by events on the world stage. Through hurricanes and storms, atrocities and disasters, perhaps the Father is sending a wake-up call before the great day of Christ’s return. One thing is certain: we need the Lord Jesus Christ back in… Read More Final stage of 2017