Posts Tagged ‘Eternity’

Remembering the Fallen?

Armistice and Bitterness!

Old wounds in Ireland take a long time to heal, we have come a long way with peace, but not so the Protestants and their loyalties to Britain!

Despite much hurt and betrayal Ireland has south to move on, but there remains much animosity in Republicans as much as in Loyalists? Despite seeing a common ground between the social classes there remains a division that may never really be healed!

Division is the continued layout of remembering in France and Belgium based on religious backgrounds!

But God wants believers not to be caught up in the idealism of national identity, but rather to remember those who went before us and to be thankful  to God for His redemptive work and promise of Salvation and Eternal Life!

Proverbs 4:22, 13:7,  Malachi 4:2,  Luke 12:51,  John 9:16,  Hebrews 9:11-12,  14,  12:1-2. 

Happy New Year?

Hope.

We all want to start off this New Year with hope for many things, family, education, work, friends, parents? There is nothing wrong with having hope like that, even in business and in religious affaires?

But it is even better to have hope in God-Jesus to know where we are with Him in relation to Eternity and our Salvation! To be free from legalistic religion and ritualism based on traditions, which have nothing to do with the Bible?

1 Thessalonian 1:9-10,  Job 35:10-12,  Romans 8:24-25.

Reconciliation. Part-Two.

Back to God.

Jesus death and resurrection is the divine reconciliation between humanity God, this is achieved by placing our faith in the Good Works of Jesus and not based on our own deeds!

It is Jesus who has taken the worlds sin upon His own body, He is the one who is Eternally marred for us. If we choose to turn from our failure and admit, God will forgive us! But we must not return again to what we were, but we must move on in personal relationship with Him.

In so doing we are reconciled back to God again and in Him will find daily strength to push on with the problems of life.

Ephesians 2:16,   Colossians 1:22,  2 Timothy 4:18.

Wickedness. Part-Two.

Avoiding the Light.

Many people today believe that they can avoid God, by not believing in Him or just ignoring Him! One day at the end of the ages, the bible tells us that we will all meet Him.

We may choose in this life a way to live, to either be good or bad?

But what ever way we choose now will determin our destiny to Eternal Damanation or Salvation.

Leviticus 19:31,  Psalm 94:8-11,  Hosea 7:2-3,   John 3:18-21.  8:12,  Romans 6:23,  Ephesians 2:1-4,  Revelation 14:13.

Wealth. Part-One.

Responsibility.

Many people today are rich and so are many Christians, but it is we who need to be responsible with how we use our wealth. Many Christians are into the prosperity gospel and with it believe they can bi-pass the poor and the weak around them.

Many people want to enjoy life and have it in this world, but they perhaps should read the bible in relation to the many accounts that Jesus told us about those kinds of people!

Job 22:6-9,  Luke 12:17-21,  16:19-31.

Celtic Saints. Part-Four.

Saint Patrick. March 17th.

Patrick probably has the place of honour in relation to being the spark that started the Celtic Church. He was the man who established Bangor Abbey in north county Down, which was to be a major center for outreach with the Gospel message to the west of Britain.

Patrick was always reluctant to be praised by men, because he knew what was their ultimate agenda. Patrick came to Ireland as a slave, but after escaping and returning he was blessed in leading the pagan Irish to Christianity in the north and west. So Ireland has been blessed in many ways over the last 1500 years because of the hard work of Patrick.

Today you can continue to share in that work, because God’s work to save the lost never ends. But one day it will at the end of the ages. So you need to know which side of eternity will you be on?   Matthew 19:17, 1 Corinthians 15:8-10, 1 Timothy 1:15-16, John 3:17, Luke 19:10.

The Fear of God. Part One.

In the past humanity was left to its own devices, to devise it’s own gods and laws to govern the people. When we look at those ancient stone structures that scatter many lands, we wonder what did the people who built those believed in? Leviticus 26:1, Romans 1:22-26, 1 Corinthians 10:20.

God did allow them to create their own ideas and they were enabled to see Him at work in the natural world around them, which if they acknowledged helped them live right lives. But now that time is over, because the Son of God Jesus, the Jewish Messiah and Savior of all men has been revealed. So no-one is without excuse to believe in Him. Acts 4:12, John 3:16-21.

Man once feared the wind, the lightning in the sky, the roaring Sea. But now we need to fear that we will not be cut off from God for eternity.

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