THE LORD of the NATIONS

The prophets of Israel whose writings we have in the Bible are not always easy to understand, but once we put them in their historical background they have immense lessons to teach us about God and the way he deals with nations. For that reason the prophets are especially important for us today as we […]

“HERE I STAND” – MARTIN LUTHER’S ANNIVERSARY

In 1517, exactly five hundred years ago the Protestant Reformation broke out in earnest and radically changed the shape of the Christian church in Europe. For some considerable time up to that point there had been rumblings of protest and numerous attempts at reforming the corruption in the Mediaeval church, but with Martin Luther the […]

“HE GAVE THEM OVER ……”

In his letter to the Romans Paul makes some incisive and disturbing observations about the pagan and Gentile world in which he found himself preaching as an apostle of the gospel of Jesus. They are increasingly appropriate for today’s world in the West. He noted that “the wrath of God was being revealed against all […]

NORTH KOREA – A WARNING BELL?

The last blog featured the apocalyptic horsemen of Revelation.  Apocalyptic though it may have been, it spoke clearly about the world we live in!  This week’s blog features a real life illustration of the warning behind one of those apocalyptic horsemen.  I have in mind the current North Korean threat which seems only too well […]

HEAVEN’S THRONE-ROOM and EARTH’S PLIGHT

Chapters 4, 5 and 6 of the Book of Revelation give us an unparalleled and clear vista of the glory of God’s heaven and the contrasting devastations of the earth on which we live. They give us immense hope for the future and a sober warning for the present. The prophetic symbolism (unlike much of […]