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The Ways of Destroying the Ecclesia Are Many and Various

“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come… But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived” (2Tim 3:1, 13). Introduction There are indeed many ways of destroying the ecclesia, and unfortunately, we can truly see the prophecy of Paul coming …

A Strange Coincidence

My sorrow is continually before me Every time I read this passage in Psalm 38:17, my mind goes back many years to a still, quiet evening in Germany. I was at Bergen-Belsen, almost by accident, as I was in the area on business with a largely free evening. There, in …

Joy

“And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:10-11). Introduction When I was somewhat …

No Man Is an Island

“No man is an iland, intire of it selfe; every man is a peece of the Continent, a part of the maine; if a clod bee washed away by the Sea, Europe is the lesse, as well as if a Promontorie were, as well as if a Mannor of thy …

Communication

Introduction All too often, our modern communications are seasoned with venom, not salt. Waging war by e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, or any other of the electronic tools spawned by the internet has become routine, even, unfortunately, sometimes within our community. And this is only one of the problems we see today. …

Where Is the Wise Man?

“Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints?… If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church. I speak to your shame. Is it so, …

Fellowship

“Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much” (James 5:16). Introduction It is probable, if you read the title, that: 1)  You expect the subject of this editorial to be a further …

The Current Situation in Ontario

The Current Situation in Ontario In a previous article (Tidings, September, 2012) we described some of the back- ground to what was then a somewhat confused fellowship situation in Ontario. Over a year has now gone by, and some things have changed, but the situation is far from resolved. As …

Strong’s Concordance — Its Use and Abuse

Introduction Of all the Bible study aids, a Strong’s Concordance is the most used and the most widely available. My ecclesia keeps a dozen or so, to use particularly when we conduct our Bible Seminars, for they are used as part of its section on study tools. Its use is …

Ernest Packie Wells

Deep in Virginia One evening I was to be found hunting through a Christadelphian graveyard for a certain headstone. It was in Southern Virginia, close to the North Carolina border, and dusk was falling, so it was difficult. But I did find what I was looking for, as you can …