Evangelism: “the spreading of the Christian gospel by public preaching or personal witness” – according to google’s definition.
Heaven and earth are both important in God’s plan for people- eternal life starts now!
As far as I understand it means the sharing of our hope in Christ with others, so they can know Him, and his Father, now and experience His power and Spirit in their lives immediately, as well as knowing Him in paradise for all eternity afterwards. Continue reading →
OK, I’m going to start with the past, and come to what I hope is the obvious point later. Sadly, throughout the history of (probably pretty much all) the nations, there have been huge divides and injustices based on race. Being British, I’ll focus on us: we participated in the highly racist slave trade, treating people from certain places as property. We also have a very serious history of unpleasantness directed particularly at Jews in our country, though from time to time it would seem they were highly favored (see this article). I’m not going to apologize for it, because I didn’t do it, but I do heartily condemn these acts across the history of my country, and indeed the Western world. I like to think things have got better. I like to think the world we live in now is better. However, recent events in America show us that there is still further to go. I’m not going to deal with the actual news-events of the moment, as others have done this better than I could. I am much more interested in the underlying attitude and what the Bible has to say about it. Continue reading →