Who was Sargon? And does it matter?

The name Sargon is mentioned in Isaiah chapter 20, verse 1 : “In the year that Tartan came unto Ashdod, (when Sargon the king of Assyria sent him,) and fought against Ashdod, and took it;” This was not only the sole reference to Sargon in the Bible, but the only reference to him anywhere! Critics […]

Where The Waters Run… There is Life

“But understand this, that in the last days there will set in perilous times: of great stress and trouble – hard to deal with and hard to bear.” 2 Timothy 3:1 (Amplified Bible) The explorer, Coulthard, who perished of thirst in the Australian desert, left behind at his last encampment, a few feebly scrawled lines: […]

When You’re On A Sure Thing

In the Bible (1 Timothy 6:17) we are told not to trust in “uncertain riches” or as another translation puts it: “do not put your hope in the uncertain chances of wealth”. That is, we should not GAMBLE with our future. The Encyclopedia Britannica defines GAMBLING as: “The betting or staking of something of value, […]

The Eyes Have It

The trilobite is a creature that has long been extinct, but gives marvellous testimony to the creative power of God, and demonstrates the foolishness of belief in evolution. According to the World Book Encyclopedia, the trilobite was a prehistoric sea animal that lived between 600 million and 225 million years ago in all parts of […]

The Birth of Christ

December 25th is not the birthday of Jesus the true Christ! The apostles and the early true Church never celebrated Christ’s birthday at any time. There is no command or instruction in the Bible to celebrate it. Indeed, Christmas is a pagan, rather than Christian custom. Shepard attending sheep in the Holy LandWhen Jesus was […]

Risky Business!

“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion” Genesis 1:26 What an incredible risk to create such a creature as man and to place him here on earth with authority over the rest of creation and with the liberty to make his own decisions, morally […]

It is finished

One of the significant achievements in the history of USA was the completion of the East West railway running from the Atlantic to the Pacific. It was completed in 1869 after considerable difficulty and personal sacrifice. A great ceremony was planned on the border of Colorado and New Mexico and a special golden spike was […]

Go, Stand Speak

In the book of Acts, chapter 5, we read of the apostles being thrust into prison because of their commitment to the gospel. “And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; (and they were all with one accord in Solomon’s porch … And believers were the more […]

Excuses, excuses…

It seems to be a basic part of human nature to come up with all sorts of excuses to explain our inadequate and inappropriate behaviour. We are very quick to blame someone or something else for our mistakes. The following are some of the unbelievable excuses given by drivers filling in their accident insurance claims: […]

Don’t Worry

In the words of Jesus, as quoted in Matthew 6:25 (Amplified Bible): Stop being perpetually uneasy (anxious and worried) about your life… A neurotic is a person who worries about something that didn’t happen in the past, instead of worrying about something that won’t happen in the future…like normal people!