The King’s Marine

December 31, 2007 by  
Filed under Kingdom of God, Personal Development

A Promise in the Parade Ground Many of us are familiar with the Hollywood plot line common to military movies which involve a recruit, the drill sergeant, and a special mission thereafter. Several war movies made after the Second World War were of this genre. One such example was the Sands of Iwo Jima (released […]

A New Conception in Christ

April 1, 2007 by  
Filed under Personal Development, Poems, Repentance

For years I had dined at the table of deceit Fulfilling my own desires and lusts. Habitual sin once a daily routine As I fellowshipped with the unjust. Readily I followed the multitude of despair, The blind leading the blind into the ditch. Laying my treasures on things of this world; Plotting schemes of how […]

Is ‘Paradise’ Where We Go When We Die?

April 1, 2007 by  
Filed under Kingdom of God, Q&A

Question: Is ‘paradise’ where we go when we die? Does our spirit go to ‘paradise’? Answer: The word ‘paradise,’ translated from the Greek word paradeisos, is mentioned only 3 times in the Bible: Luke 23:43; 1 Corinthians 12:4; Revelations 2:7. ‘Paradise’ is of Persian origin, and means a garden, particularly a garden of pleasure, filled […]

Letter to Polycrates

April 1, 2007 by  
Filed under Biblical History, Is it Christian?

Controversy was brewing again, not a bit unusual in the Second Century, since the departure of the highly respected and last living apostle ‘Saint’ John. It was near the close of the Second Century in Ephesus, Asia Minor, an area where great men of God such as the apostles Paul and John, had trod the […]

Working for God Inc.

April 1, 2007 by  
Filed under God, Kingdom of God, Personal Development

 “The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few” (Matthew 9:37, RSV). “They are to do good, to be rich in good deeds, liberal and generous, thus laying up for themselves a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of the life which is life indeed” (1 Timothy 6:18-19, RSV). How […]

Repent or Perish

Life is merely a ritual, albeit a challenging one. We’re born, live out our appointed time, and die; and after a while, “…the memory of them is forgotten” (Ecclesiastes 9:5). Life is like “vapour,” says the book of James, “that appears for a little time, and then vanishes away” (James 4:14). If life is so […]

God’s Master Plan

December 1, 2006 by  
Filed under God, Holy Days, Is it Christian?, Kingdom of God

In every country, we find that people devotedly celebrate their national holidays. These special days are reminders of important events in a country and/or culture’s history. They provide permanence between a nation’s past and present. Most often, citizens can understand and explain at least some of the significance of these national celebrations. Yet, in contradiction, […]

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