We live in exciting times but also worrying times. Great prosperity and materialism in Europe and the States, but grinding poverty in the Third World. Scientific break-throughs in the West, but thousands dying of preventable diseases in Africa.
Many people have questions, but where can they find the
Questions about marriage
natural disasters, such as the Tsunami, (pictured), Haiti,
Chile, the problem of Suffering, worrying World events,
such as the London
Bombings. Where can we turn?
1Thessalonians 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
The signs around us strongly resemble the " Signs of the Times " described in Matthew 24, giving us hope that the Kingdom may soon be here.
Some people try to escape from reality and rather than turn to God, they turn to fantasy, such as Starwars, the XFiles or the Matrix. But if we look closer at these things, we find that in fact, there are strong parallels with the teaching of the Bible. Perhaps we should learn from the real thing, instead of imitations!
Others want to be close to God, but on their own terms. This can be seen in the current dispute concerning gay bishops in the Anglican Church. In fact, the whole role of priests or vicars as shepherds of the flock, needs examining and comparing with what the Bible teaches.
Are you looking for peace, happiness, reassurance and tranquility? We would say that the answer is in the Bible. Why not give it a chance? If you read the chapter we have mentioned, you will see that God knows the end from the beginning and He is in control of events. It is worth looking further into God's Grace, His Love and His plan of salvation for Mankind.
Once we come to know God and believe that He is truly in control of World Events, even if we can't quite say how His plan for the world will unfold, we will feel that peace, love, reassurance and tranquility.
As it says in John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.