Posts Tagged ‘Britain’

I Patrick a Sinner! One.

Many claims on Him?

We now know that there were several Patricks sent to Ireland to convert the pagans to Christianity, but this Patrick was different in that he did come on a mission but rather as he says a slave!

Today the many traditions each place their own claim on him in relation to nationality, but it was Patrick who said later in life, ‘We Irish!

Patrick was a British-Romano Christian and his times have nothing to do with the Britain that has been existence this last thousand years! His family perhaps felt no need to return to Italy and stayed on working their lands, but Celtic pirate raids started to become more and more widespread and eventually Patrick was captured!

He tells from his writings that he was a rebel and most youth are to their parents? But he had some faith and this came to play in his mind and heart, when faced with the west and cold conditions he was expected to work in!

His whole life from these two sets of writings reveal and ordinary man, struggling to cope with the conditions around him like so many of us today!

2 Corinthians 4:1-5,  5:1-2,  1 John 4:10-11,  19.

Mission. Part-One.

Past and Present.

We tend to think that this is not for our place, but going off to another land to share the ‘Christian Faith?’ After the events mentioned in Acts chapter two the Good News message of Jesus spread out then to the known Greek, Persian and Roman world, which in itself was quite big.

Many of those early believers paid with their lives within the Roman Empire for at least 300-years, being fed to the lions! But this message of Jesus death for the forgiveness of sins and His resurrection from the dead did not die away but continued to grow!

Africa and Britain saw the first believers arriving from 34AD to the influx by 126AD, but it is not known when the first buildings were erected for meetings came about?

Matthew 28:19-20,  Mark 16:15-16,  Luke 24:47-48,  Acts 1:8,  Romans 10:18,  Colossians 1:23.

International Terrorism.

Religious Mania.

The British will mark Guy Fawkes night tomorrow with fire works and bonfires, but how many people know who and what Guy Fawkes the centre of this tradition was all about?

Today everyone in Europe has to be politically correct and yet there remains the stigma towards, black people, travellers and the Jews?

The world faces a new religious fanatical deluded enemy lead by some very clever people, who one day perhaps might deck the halls of the United Nations at the cost of many innocent woman and children killed by their suicide soldiers in markets, schools and many other soft targets.

God will never allow evil to overcome good, that is why he sent His son Jesus to us so that we by trusting in Him could be forgiven. loved and set free from the blindness and wickedness of this dark world!

Lamentations 2:14,  Ezekiel 22:28,  Matthew 7:15,  Romans 12:21,  Philippians 3:18.

The Plague. Part-Two.

We have a Problem!

The death toll is now rising dramatically and the west is starting to wake up, but its is always money that will prevent a cure being found for Africa, but not for Britain or the United States.

This is dishonesty on a big scale and shows the lack of humanity rather than the claims of many. Where does the believer stand in all this? Financing relief, prayer and questioning the status quoa is perhaps some of the key elements.

Proverbs 11:6, Isaiah 66:24,  Hosea 13:14, Luke 12:15.

Love. Part-Two.

Application.

Today is Saint Valentines day, many will be celebrating it in the traditional sense with the special meal, red roses and the long awaited card. But in light of the recent storms and bad weather that has hit Canada and the U.S., Ireland and Britain many people will not be getting out tonight or even this weekend.

Many are either snowed in or flooded and this is a good time to share the love we have by making a hot drink, being a shoulder to cry on and providing some free accommodation. That is putting into practice what it is to be a ‘Christian.

To be a real believer in Jesus and to share His love in us, also allows us not to expect anything in return not even a thank you.

Matthew 5:40-48.

‘Field of Poppies. Part-One.

‘War and Rememberance.

The 11th of November is a very emotive day in Ireland, becuse of the long British occupation and als the various conflicts following Independance. From the establishment of Northern-Ireland in 1922, this state used ‘remebrance and many other dates for political gain and suppression of Roman Catholics,

Prior to the divison of Ireland many Irish people served the British Crown and they died in conflicts around the world, but it was not until the second world war that changes occured into the status of a common enemy ‘Nazi Germany.

There are times when we need to put aside our differences to fight evil in the form of anti-Christian forces. Today this is once more a previlant factor in Europe. The Bible is a book full of wars and strifes between Gods people Israel and pagan nations, who practiced moral filth.  Joshua – 2 Chronicles,   Ephesians 6:10-18.

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