The people of Israel are described in the Old Testament as “God’s witnesses” (Isaiah 43 vv10&12). God, we’re told, chose Israel not because of their importance but because He loved them. The Old and New Testaments contain an amazingly candid record of their history, with their flaws and failings plainly revealed – a consistent record…Details
God’s Answer to Current World Chaos
Responsible world governments are deeply worried. Multiple tense and dangerous situations continue to be prominent worldwide, and especially in the Middle East, in the Korean peninsular, and in European nations bordering Russia. Peaceful coexistence between the major powers is under threat. Furthermore, extremist Islamic terrorism can strike anywhere – even in Australia, as already experienced in an increasing number of nations. Apparently insoluble Shia-versus-Sunni enmity prevents the accomplishment of peace in the Middle East.
United States and Russian intervention in the Syria civil war with their opposing aims have brought their relationship to a point that could lead to an all-out war between them that would also involve their associated client states. The movement of NATO troops into nations bordering Russia further heightens tension between the western powers and Russia. These two situations have revived the dangerous “cold war” situation of former decades. In addition, there is the potential threat posed by North Korea flexing its nuclear muscles and possibly goading the United States into taking actions which could have catastrophic consequences. Lack of trust in North Korea adhering to treaty agreements overshadows potential negotiations. These and other threats to world peace are leading to the curtailment of principles that have governed western democracies for decades. They have led to the election of “nationalistic” leaders and governments. These ominous developments have the potential to lead to more widespread ruinous warfare and the use of nuclear weaponry.
Apart from the foregoing “headline” tensions there are so many areas of conflict and unrest in the world today. There can be no solution to these growing threats to world peace without the supremacy of Almighty God and His righteousness. God’s inspired word, the Bible, predicts that God will intervene and the world will emerge from insoluble crisis to become a glorified and peaceful place. The Bible tells us repeatedly that Christ the Son of God will return to earth at a time of unprecedentedly perplexing crisis to establish God’s Kingdom. He will reign over the entire world, vanquish evil and achieve peace on earth. God’s word summarises beautifully the outcome of His intervention in world affairs:
“The work of righteousness will be peace, and the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever.” (Isaiah 32:17)
We warmly invite you to a free Bible presentation enlarging on this crucial topic. It’s titled God’s answer to current world chaos. This will be on Sunday evening the 27th of May at 7.00pm. The venue is the Christadelphian Hall, 489 Mt Gravatt-Capalaba Road, corner of Boyanda Street, opposite Ham Road, Wishart. That date and time again: Sunday evening the 27th of May at 7 o’clock.
Booklets titled Hope for a hopeless world and (the second one) The Kingdom of God on earth. God’s plan for the world can be downloaded or read online by going to either of the links below:
- thisisyourbible.com (Library→Doctrine→booklet titles) or
- bibleed.com (Bible Education→Bible Booklets Online →The Future→booklet titles).
Previous Bible Talks
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Responsible world governments are deeply worried. Highly dangerous situations continue to be prominent in the Middle East, in the Korean peninsular, and in European nations bordering Russia. Peaceful coexistence between the major powers is under threat. Furthermore, extremist Islamic terrorism can strike anywhere – even in Australia, as already experienced in an increasing number of…Details
God’s “great and precious” promises hold out wonderful possibilities for us. They are detailed in the Old Testament, and confirmed and elaborated on in the New Testament. For instance, God’s promises to Abraham are described in the New Testament as “the gospel” and important comment stresses their relevance to us today. His promises to King…Details
It’s usually bad news that makes headlines in our news media. However, the word “gospel” means, literally, “good news” – and that was what our Lord Jesus Christ and his apostles preached. The gospel message of hope we read about in the Bible concerns the Kingdom of God and the saving work of Jesus Christ.…Details
If you attend a church, or perhaps intend to do so, it’s probable that you believe that there is a God and that Jesus Christ is His Son. If that is so, then it’s really important to understand what God has revealed about Himself and His purpose in His inspired word, the Bible. God’s word…Details
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Many people are confused and indifferent about belief in God. In our secular society many have abandoned altogether the notion of a supreme God who commands our respect and obedience. A lot of ideas about God are based on the opinions and feelings of those who are at least prepared to acknowledge His existence. Such…Details
The issue of what happens to us when we die is one that grips the attention of most of us at some time or other. And the older we get the more we find it demanding our serious consideration. Is it to be the same eventual outcome for everyone, or not? Is it heavenly bliss…Details