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The Sliding Career of Satan

The Sliding Career of Satan
We first read of Satan in Genesis chapter 2 when he appears to Adam and Eve as a serpent, who manipulates and deceives them into eating the fruit that was forbidden to them, thus causing sin and brokenness to enter the world. However, Satan's story started before then, because the great enemy of God was not always the enemy of God. In fact the career of Satan started out quite well. It could be said of him that he worked his way from the top to the bottom, which is exactly what scripture records for us.

Tried By Fire

Tried By Fire
Occasionally, I go by a site whereon a house has stood, now destroyed by fire. Pausing for a moment to look over the place, I then pass on with reflective thoughts of a time when, not houses, but lives of Christians shall be, “tried with fire.” I notice a brick chimney is left upright, standing securely on its solid stone foundation, the central figure in a picture of desolation. Strewn around are to be seen the pieces of indestructible materials “proved” by fire; not much of what once stood on the place.

An Aggressive Green Gospel

An AGGRESSIVE GREEN gospel
In these days when the world is becoming ever more fearful, how strong is our faith? Jesus said on the day before His arrest: “For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened” (Matt. 24:21-22). What did the risen Lord say to us in the last book to be written?

The Purpose of Prophecy - part 2

In the first article in this series, we were able to provide a definition of prophecy, i.e. we observed that prophecy was, in simple terms, a message emanating from God via the Holy Spirit, providing truths otherwise unknown to its hearers. We were also able to identify some of the key characteristics of prophecy; for example, that the truths being communicated might be about past or future events and also that the future events being foretold may be immutable, or may be subject to change, depending upon the response of the hearers.

Climate Change In Prophecy

Prophetic Witness - February 2020
2019 was a year in which climate change became prominent like never before. In particular, a young girl named Greta Thunberg, became an instant celebrity because she boycotted a school lesson to protest climate change. Since then, she has inspired young people in various countries to strike. In March last year, globally, over 1 million people joined a climate protest. In May that same year, there were 1600 events across 150 countries.

The Purpose Of Prophecy

Prophetic Witness - January 2020
The Bible says this about itself: ‘All Scripture is God-breathed and useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.’ 2 Timothy 3:16-17. Do we believe that all Scripture is ‘God-breathed’? Let us think through the implications of this statement for a moment. If God actively inspired each book, chapter and verse that we have in the canon of Scripture, then each passage of text has a divinely-inspired purpose, i.e. each passage carries a message that God wants us to know.

Why Does Salvation Require The Cross?

Why Does Salvation Require The Cross?
At the very heart of the Gospel message lies the Cross. The Cross is not just an important part of the Gospel message, it is the essential part of it, because the message of the Cross explains the means by which God reconciles us (sinners) to Himself and saves us from the terrible judgement that would otherwise await us. Without the Cross, there is no Gospel at all (no good news), because there is no salvation. In view of its pivotal importance, you would expect that if there was one thing that the Church understood well, it would be the necessity and work of the Cross. We as Christians should know this subject intimately. But do we?

Climate Change

Climate Change

Climate Change

Alfred Knights

As silently as dawn heralds a new day, so it seems that Climate Change has invaded Planet Earth. For centuries the snow caps and icebergs have dominated the polar regions then suddenly we hear the snow caps are receding and the icebergs disintegrating, whilst around the world unusual weather patterns are devastating towns and cities with a terrible loss of life.