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25 August 2014
There are so many conflicts and potential wars taking place currently in the earth that it is increasingly difficult to find areas of comparative peace.
For example, it has been well said that the shape of many Middle East countries, Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan will never return to the borders we have grown used to since the second World war. Even now fresh outbreaks of fighting of a particularly barbaric kind are taking place.
Again the armed build up and threats to the Ukraine are gradually increasing with potentially grave humanitarian results. A Russian army remains on the border of the country and convoys of so called ‘aid lorries’ are raising doubts as to what is the true purpose of these military movements.
Looking a little farther to the East we observe the tensions and bloodshed, which still pervades the position in Israel and Gaza.
Any one of these conflicts could easily escalate out of control and threaten world peace. Jesus Christ himself predicts a position of warfare just before his second coming — are we in that time now?
"And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity,… men's hearts failing them from fear …for the powers of heaven will be shaken.”
8 pm on Wednesday,
7 May 2014
Writing in 1849 a Medical Doctor, John Thomas says,
movements of Russia are notable signs of the times because they
are predicted in the Scriptures of Truth. The Russian Autocracy
in its plenitude, and on the verge of dissolution, is the Image
of Nebuchadnezzar (Daniel 2) standing upon the Mountains of
Israel, ready to be smitten by the Stone. When Russia makes
its grand move for the building-up of its Image-empire then
let the reader know that the end of all things, as at present
constituted, is at hand.”
(Author's Preface. In Thomas, J. (1849). Elpis Israel. Birmingham: The Christadelphian)
Such words written at any time are likely to cause the reader to pause and consider. Given that they were penned over 160 years ago and that a great Russian army is today gathered menacingly on the borders of the Ukraine, the words are of signal importance to all.
A special video presentation has been prepared to explain the meaning of these words and to put them in context in the Bible. We showed “Russia’s Bid for the Conquest of Europe Foretold in the Bible” in our hall in Sandon Road on 7 May 2014. If you missed it or want to see it again you can find the video in our gallery.
3 March 2014
Unexpected world news sometimes wakes us up with a jolt! Things happen in far off lands, which don’t appear to affect us but we find in the longer term do cause us perhaps great difficulties. Will the latest invasion into Crimea cause gas prices to increase or lead to shortages of flour? These sorts of events do seem to be happening with increasing frequency often in a threatening and haphazard way. How we all would like to see some ‘light at the end of the tunnel’! Well perhaps there is hope - if we look in the right place.
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