Finding The Missing Peace

Saturday, June 16, 2018

The World Cup - Playing by the Rules

The World Cup - Playing by the Rules

I wonder how many teams will be pushing the referees and pushing against the rules in this world cup tournament in Russia. We often say that rules are made to be broken! Rules actually exist for a purpose and when we live within them it is good for everyone.

Allow me to expand on a few of the rules of soccer and make a comparison with the message of the gospel.

Thursday, June 07, 2018

Pro Life or Pro Death

Why do we call the debate about abortion a debate of pro-life against abortion. Why do we not just be honest and call it: 

Pro Life versus Pro Death

For that’s what it is! It is a debate about the sanctity of life. The discussion is about the right of the mother versus the right of the unborn child. Your viewpoint in the debate will hang up on your opinion as to whether an unborn child is a human being and therefore has inherent rights to life.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Is Jesus Israel's promised Messiah?

Is Jesus Israel's Promised Messiah?

The New Testament claims that He is? The evidence stacks up to establish that He is? I believe that He is?

Jesus fulfils all the biblical predictions from Genesis 3:15 about the seed of the woman, right up to the prediction of the place of his birth in Micah chapter five. No one else has ever made and verified the claim to be the Messiah of Israel. Many have made the claim but time has proven them to be deluded or conscious imposters. The Lord Jesus Christ confirmed by his life, behaviour, miraculous powers and fulfilment of the predictions of scripture that He is.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Ramadan - Fast or Furious

Danish minister has sparked outrage after claiming Muslims fasting for Ramadan could pose a danger in the workplace. 
Integration Minister Inger Stoejberg, an immigration hardliner in Denmark's center-right government, questioned in a blog post published Monday how "commanding observance to a 1,400-year-old pillar of Islam" was compatible with modern labour markets. 1
Is it fair to critique Islam and its practices like this? I do not think that because someone's faith is based on tenants and beliefs that were established long ago then that automatically makes them invalid for today. Surely the reason for accepting or rejecting a set of beliefs or morals has to be the basis upon which they were founded. In other words the validity of their origin and the genuineness of the statements that are claiming to be truth. 
In this blog I'm not seeking to undermine other peoples faith but to establish the genuineness of faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour. I believe that the word of God, the Bible, can be verified to be a document which has been produced supernaturally. The 40 different writers were given God's word and within the pages of the Bible God has left on record evidence so that we might understand the validity and genuineness of this document. 
In summary, a book that was written over a span of 1500 years by 40 different authors who lived in different countries, in different cultures and different centuries or even millennia it's quite an outstanding feat. The majority of the writers had no contact with one another and yet they produced a document which from beginning to the end (Genesis to Revelation) has a standard of uniformity that is impossible purely by human management and organisation. 
I will leave you with a quotation from the Holy Scriptures which will demonstrate why Christians believe that salvation comes not from religious practices, or fasting, or praying and other religious rituals but by repentance and faith in Jesus Christ alone. 
But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, by (grace ye are saved;) and hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: that in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. 
The Bible - Ephesians 2:4-10

1. Evening Standard 24/5/18
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