Archive for February, 2016

Ireland in Africa. Part-Two.

UN Troops.

The saddest deployment for ireland in Africa, was that of the Congo rebellion and the loss of soldiers. Wars are plenty on this very divided continent, over millenia this has been the case. Tribal, political and religious ideology, if not just gangs of criminals have plagued the peoples of many nations.

Many British colonial regiments had Irish detachments, particulary in the Boer wars in South-Africa 1899 and 1904. Irish Republican also fought with both the Boers and later the ANC, right up to the release of Nelso Mandela.

Many Christians have lost their lives in missionary work, which today is paying off with a rise and revivals after revivals across many of these distrubed lands.

God who chose Ethiopia, Cush, Libya, Sheba and Nubia is now at work all over and many lives are being changed for the better. One day black believers will be coming to Europe, Asia, Chian and the Americas to share the Gospel!

Genesis 2:13,  Psalm 68:31,  87:4,   Isaiah 45:14,   Acts 2:10-11,   8:27-29.

Ireland in Africa. Part-One.

The witness of St. Patrick.

Many men and woman have and continue to serve for jesus in Africa and they continue to have a great influence in Christian matters. Saint Patrick has more of an influence today in the African continent that he ever had in bother Ireland and the British isles.

Patrick kept his faith in Jesus simple, but he always pointed to the cross and the need of a new birth and relationship with Jesus. His emphasis was not on good works, or the keeping of religious observance but of faith in action.

We hear daily of the terrible atrocious crimes and murders comitted against Christians and poor people in the name of God. Many nuns have been raped and murdered and yet despite all this wickedness the gospel of Jesus continues to spread and grow.

Acts 4:1,  8:1,   Romans 8:35,  2 Corinthians 5:19,   Philippians 1:18,  2 Timothy 4:5,   Revelation 7:14.

Love. Part-Three.

The cost of Serving.

Believers have to serve and be served, if we refuse to do things in love we are of no profit to Jesus. Love cannot be mear words and noises from our mouths, it has to be actions expressed.

There are many oders in Christianity, of all the different kinds from Europe to the middle-east, the Americas to Russia and the far-east and they place the practice of faith in actions of love and kindness, sometimes at the cost of death.

The Apostle Paul said much to the eary Ekklesia about the need to practise love and we should take a few leaves from his fourrtenn letters of the New Testament?

1 Corinthians 14:1,  Galatians 5:22-26,  Philemon 8-10,  James 5:20,  1 John 3:1, 16.

LOVE. Part-Two.

Unification.

Love and understanding can bring two sides together eventually, even if it is just to recognise each other.

Many terms are used, such as reconciliation of a conflict but without actually caring this will not happen.

Love does not accuse, love does not hurt, because when this happens on a small or large scale love has been lost to the opposites.

1 Corinthians 13:1-8,  Galatians 5:22-23.

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