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[1] Evidence of Jesus Christ – Non-Christian

Portrait of Jesus Christ historical figure.

Jeremy Bowen, BBC′s former Middle East correspondent, said about evidence of Jesus:- “I thought you couldn’t corroborate anything that was in the Gospels .. To start with I didn’t know there was a historical character called Jesus – I thought that you had to believe in Jesus the same way as you have to believe in God.
I discovered that in fact there is a lot of historical corroboration for the existence of this man…

[1] What charity should I donate to?

A £5 note and two credit cards

How does anyone choose? What charity should I donate to? We want to give money to the poor and the needy and not get lost in paying for massive CEO and other Executive charity salaries….

[1] What is Communion, is it the Passover Meal?

Little fingers in the food mixing bowl!

Jesus knew that He was going to finish the meal in a different way, but He did want to eat the Passover with his disciples.
In initiating the Passover Meal, God wanted certain things in this meal to point to the Jews leaving Egypt, but also, and more importantly, to point directly to Jesus…

Church leadership problems and choosing a leader

Two students dressed up for their Graduation day.

From my own personal viewpoint on Church leadership problems I have seen many good Christian leaders and unfortunately many ones that just should not have been chosen for a church leadership position in the first place…

Adolf Hitler’s warning from God not to start a war

Mountains in Austria.

Adolf Hitler’s warning: It would appear that God did draw a line in the sand and Hitler made a conscious decision to proceed with his plans. The facts come from a documentary “The Nazis: A Warning From History – Hitler’s Path To War”…

Looking for revival

Seed germinating in the ground and sprouting through the ground

Why do so many people look down on anything old these days? When looking for revival it is Biblical to look back. But we are constantly told that everything is ‘improved’ and ‘new’. Why is that, because these things couldn’t have been perfect to start with! But God’s work is perfect.
He can’t be improved, neither can His works.
We can be such an arrogant generation!…

Are dragons real creatures?

Golden yellow dragon with wings spread

There are a lot of references to dragons throughout history, but are dragons real? These creatures are probably based on real, living dinosaurs that are described correctly, or they have been described with the combined features of several dinosaurs, or they may be based on a real dinosaur with additional exaggerations. Written evidence from Europe and China…

Baptism meaning – Problematic in practice

Baptism methods, river, font and baptistry

Baptism meaning: There are different ways of getting baptised and this subject has caused a lot of conflict between different Christian groups. This post looks at this dilemma. I had to learn a lesson many years ago involving water baptism and I want to pass this on to you…


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Life is a journey, do you know where you are going?
Man walking on a dirt track

Whether we like it or not, our life is a journey. Even if we haven’t got a destination in view, we are still walking along a spiritual pathway. And the pathway of our life can be rough at times – it can be difficult to keep on the best track…

Who to trust?

As we go about our daily lives we get showered with other people’s opinions, which includes good and bad advice. But who to trust? ‘Experts’ tell us: what we should do, what we must avoid, and what is wrong and right. By sifting through all these things, we formulate our own opinions, and we give these different sources a certain amount of authority…

A testing situation
A Kayak in heavy seas.

A gale was blowing, the sea was wild and it was a really testing situation. All the waves had ‘white horses’ on them and that made my slalom canoe terribly difficult to control and keep upright. We had decided to keep together as a pack of canoes, then, if one of us got into trouble the others could help. But one person decided to…

Does Genesis fail scientific study? Day 1 Part 1
A planet showing light and dark on it's surface.

Let’s take a look at the sequence of events in the Biblical account of the creation of the world and ask “Does Genesis fail scientific study?” Is there is any science behind it. God made the earth, firstly without any vegetation, or inhabitants. It was a sphere consisting of one huge ocean, presumably, spinning on its axis, in dark, empty space…

[6] The Holy Spirit and living a godly life
Snow on branches representing a pure life.

The older, more technical term for living a godly life is sanctification.
The baptism of the Holy Spirit does help to promote a godly life, but it is not ‘sanctification’ itself.
The church at Corinth…