The Core Values of Our Faith

One of the things that really impressed me when I was introduced to the Christadelphians over 30 years ago, was the fact that this group of men and women had been held together for over 150 years, not by a institutionalized type of religion, but by a common bond as …

Scriptural Discipline: (6) Restoration!

The motivation that we must all share is to restore In our last article, we looked at the power of our Lord, as manifested in how he works with those who are unwilling to repent of sins unto death. We do not simply “throw the problem over the wall” when …

Life of Timothy, (3)“Behold, a certain disciple was there”

God’s help to Lystra Paul went to Lystra, Timothy’s hometown, during his first missionary journey. As he prepared to leave, Paul told the members of Timothy’s ecclesia: “We must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God” (Acts 14:22). Paul’s message is quite different from the “prosperity gospel” preached …

The Way of Cain, (9) Lamech

Seventy-seven times When Lamech says, “If Cain is avenged seven times…” he is not referring to the number of times Cain was avenged, since one can only be avenged once, but rather the generation in which Cain was avenged. That generation was the seventh generation, for it is the generation …

What is in a name?

Names The Social Security Administration website has a section where the popularity of baby names is ranked by year, going back to 1879. For 2012, the top two boy names were Jacob and Mason, while girl names were Sophia and Emma. Much to our sadness, Kenneth and Joyce have never …

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 …

Let your Light Shine

Rick Warren in his book “The Purpose Driven Life” wrote: “Live in such a way that those who know you but don’t know God, will come to know God because they know you.” What a wonderful way to live, what a lofty goal, is to live a godly life and …

Life of Timothy, (2) “Thou hast fully known”

Paul initially went to Timothy’s hometown of Lystra during his first missionary journey. Barnabas accompanied him. The two arrived in approximately AD 48, which was about two years into the Journey. Although it is not possible to tell exactly how old Timothy was at the time, it is reasonable to …