The Bible’s Gospel of Hope

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.…

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Why it matters what we believe

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…

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Why it’s certain that Jesus is alive

Yes, Jesus Christ is alive today. There is strong evidence for the fact that he was resurrected to life. For a start, no one could produce a corpse to prove otherwise, even though the religious rulers of the day would dearly have loved to do so. They tried to spread the rumour that Christ’s disciples…

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The Real Source of Temptation

The Bible is intensely realistic about human nature. It gives multiple examples of the fact that human nature has an innate tendency to follow its own desires rather than what God requires of us. It shows that human nature, without the influence of any supposed supernatural power of evil, is prone to “sin”.   There…

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Good reasons for believing in God

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…

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Bible teaching about life after death

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…

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Peace in Jerusalem – when?

Disturbing news reaches us virtually every day of fierce conflict in the Middle East that has drawn in both the Western Allies and Russia with their very opposing objectives. Indiscriminate violence and destruction have provoked refugees to flood into Europe causing huge humanitarian problems. The root cause of open warfare is enmity between Arab peoples…

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World Governments in Turmoil – God’s Solution

World governments are deeply worried. Highly dangerous situations have suddenly come to prominence in the Middle East, in the Korean peninsular, and in European nations bordering Russia. Peaceful coexistence between the major powers is under threat. United States direct intervention in Syria has brought its relationship with Russia to crisis point that could lead to…

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God’s promises can save you

God’s “great and precious” promises hold out wonderful possibilities for us. They are detailed in the Old Testament, and confirmed and commented 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. His promises to King David…

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The Bible is the Book for Today

Vast numbers of people today have little or no idea of the content of the Bible. There are some churches which claim to have the Bible as the sole authority for their beliefs. Other churches (some very large ones at that) claim that the authority of their leaders, or their claimed possession of Holy Spirit…

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