From a spiritual point of view, there is a lot we don’t understand about the coronavirus pandemic. Bible-believing Christians maintain the sovereignty of God and trust they can depend on Him through any situation. However, the ‘Why is this happening?‘ question is never far from our minds and there can be a temptation to allow panic and fear to take root, especially when people near us are impacted and our 24/7 media outlets often immerse us with negativity. It is worthwhile to take a look at this situation from a heavenly dimension as this can help provide a different perspective – bear in mind, our time here on… Continue reading
We used to accept that tolerance was having different views to someone else but still being able to discuss these opinions in a respectful way. How times have changed, as tolerance now means something different, in fact the opposite thanks to a number of those on the Left.
Many on the Left have taken over this definition and now when they don’t agree with anything, they don’t attack your position, they attack you, typically with labels – homophobic, xenophobic, sexist, bigoted, racist – to name a few.
We write this at a time when many European countries are entering varying degrees of lockdown in response to the accelerating infection rates (and deaths) due to coronavirus. The fragility of our lives and the systems we rely on has been exposed in a matter of days – panic buying and the stockpiling of goods threaten our food chains, huge job losses will lead to enormous financial dependence on the state and we can expect to have our freedom heavily controlled for months to come, if not longer.
At the present time, it is difficult to see the bigger picture with this pandemic – some believe tougher government intervention is… Continue reading
Transgenderism (along with other LGBTQ+ issues) has become a complex and emotive issue in recent years. Also known as transsexualism, gender dysphoria and gender identity disorder (GID), it describes a condition where the physical or biological gender that someone is born into does not match the gender that the person identifies with or perceives themselves to be.
In an effort to accommodate this conceptually, it is now suggested that gender is simply a ‘social construct’ or that gender is fluid and changeable – this has led to the notion that we can simply identify as whichever gender we choose. Gender reassignment often involves far more than just changing name… Continue reading
As the UK prepares for a General Election, it is difficult to escape the sense of fatigue and even paralysis with politics among the electorate. In the aftermath of the Brexit Referendum with the skullduggery and sleight-of-hand from politicians before and after the vote, many people are simply shrugging their shoulders at the prospect of being asked to attend the voting booths again – others will no doubt use their vote to vent anger. Candidates are making promises which are impossible to deliver, they often concentrate more on demonising each other than articulating what they stand for and almost all ‘facts’ are taken with a pinch of salt by the… Continue reading
It is rare that the second coming of Jesus Christ is mentioned in churches so we were amazed to hear it during a BBC Breakfast TV slot!
This is thanks to the D-Day veteran Harry Billinge who directed a message to the young people today on understanding the history and the lessons learnt. Harry spoke about King George VI having a Day of Prayer but knowing its importance said we should have a Month of Prayer as we have so much to thank God for! He also spoke about love connecting it to Jesus Christ coming back…
“We’ve been stupid. We’re so clever we can blow one another up…but we… Continue reading
Steve was asked to preach at St Andrew’s Baptist Church on 3rd November. His sermon titled Psalm 143 – A Morning Prayer draws parallels from the crisis David was in to what we experience personally and see in the world around us. The Psalm provides examples of what we can do in times of distress and also includes a great morning prayer that we can use to start each day focusing on our Lord Almighty.
A Morning Prayer:
Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.… Continue reading