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The Ultimate Authority

“And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so. And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.” The significant words being “after his kind.” Of course these words are found in the Book of Genesis from the King James Version of the Holy Bible. Genesis, of course, being the Book of Beginnings. It is always good to get ‘back to the beginning’, to the original.

I don’t know how ‘au fait’ you are with current events, but it would be very difficult to miss the debates that took place, in Parliament, this week. Significantly the embryo & hybrid debate, where human eggs will be mixed with animal. Of course I’m using the most simplistic of terms, but this is the bottom line! As for debate, there shouldn’t be one – God said to bring forth “after his kind.” That is the law God put in place, that is what is in every living thing, to bring forth “after his kind.” However man seems to think he knows better than God. What a dangerous path to walk. God is Sovereign and it is He that has the final say. In the days of Noah we read, again in Genesis, “And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.”

Is this not a similar picture of man today. “And it repented the Lord that He had made man on the earth, and it grieved Him at His heart.” How sad, the pinnacle of God’s creation was now so far removed from the laws and mercy of God. But I am afraid that this generation is almost in the same position. And yet we are without excuse! As man’s knowledge to do evil has increased, so has the ability to spread the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. And Christians have used modern means to spread this Good News. This generation is without excuse.

In Noah’s day God sent the flood, and only Noah and his family were saved. God said: “ … neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.” ”And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between Me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between Me and the earth.” So that is God’s promise, that He will not send a flood over the whole earth, like in the time of Noah. However, there is a consequence to all the evil that man is continually doing. Man may think he is ‘getting away’ with completely disregarding the laws God has put in place, but it is only because God is merciful and not willing that any should perish, that gives this impression.

Just in the time of Noah God will one day say ‘enough is enough’!

As Christians we should be encouraged to know that God knows His business and He will not do anything without first revealing it to His prophets. As for me I will continue to serve the Lord, because I know that one day He will return for His people and however long the Lord gives me on this earth, it will not compare with eternity or the wonderful things God has in store for me when I reach my Heavenly home.

For any of you who read this ‘blog’ and know Jesus as your personal Saviour and Friend, keep looking up, for your Redemption draws nigh, and soon “The Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together, with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air; and so shall be ever be with the Lord; Wherefore comfort one another with these words.” And I say “even so come quickly Lord Jesus”!

What’s new!

Well they say ‘a week is a long time in politics’! How true, since writing my last ‘blog’ we have a new mayor installed in London and throughout the country the mood has changed regarding the popularity of our current government. I’m not here to discuss politics, even though what happens in Parliament affects every person in the UK. Of course the ideal situation would be for the righteous to be in authority, this means in Parliament, our Judicial system in the Police Force, Education, Local Government etc. etc. even the church! We seem to have drifted away from ‘holiness’ and many of our churches have so embraced the world that you cannot tell the difference between God’s own people and the world. Yet God’s Word encourages to “come out from among them and be ye separate, touch not the unclean thing”.  

This is the message Dr Albert Chambers has been encouraging the members of Paragon Chapel, our Hackney Assembly. We are in the world, but not of the world. Try to join us. You will enjoy the worship time, the fellowship time, but especially the Word of God, which truly is a lamp unto our feet and a light to our path. This is a critical time in the history of the church and it’s God’s Holy Word that will sustain us in all the troublesome times.  

On Friday 25th April, 2008 part of the World Vision for Christ Team went to Rev Jim Patterson’s Church in Kilburn, praise the Lord we had a very blessed time, with new faces coming into the church. We look forward to being invited back!  

Also I would like to remind you again of the new stock in at our Bible Book Store in Manor Park, East London. If you can drop in, we are open until 8pm Monday thro Thursday, 9pm on Friday and 6pm on Saturday. So even if you work late you can still make time to come along.

So what’s new!

Well we are told in Ecclesiates that there is no new thing under the sun. How true. Man presumes he has come up with something new, but it’s been there all the time. God is the Creator, He alone can make something out of nothing. It is very reasurring to know that there is Someone, outside of us, the One who sits on the circle of the earth; the One who is all knowing, all seeing, all wisdom and knowledge. We can rest in the knowledge that our God will judge all things perfectly. God is a good God, He is generously disposed toward His children, praise the Lord.Children at Paragon Chapel

Over the past few weeks Dr Albert Chambers has been speaking on ‘Ye must be born again’. Emphasising the fact that as we are born into this natural world and learn to correspond with our natural environment, so being ‘born again’ enables us to enter into a spiritual realm where we can correspond with the Kingdom of God. Of course it goes much deeper than the few words I have written, and it would be good if you could join us at Paragon Chapel, Glyn Road in Hackney, East London. Actually I have posted a photo of some of the children singing ‘Rolled Away, Rolled Away, and the burden of my heart rolled away’. They look happy in their singing don’t they?

Kilburn outreach 25.04.2008Something else of interest. The World Vision for Christ open-air team will be singing and tesifying at Kilburn Christian Church on Friday 25th April the meeting starts at 7.30pm. The singing will be lively and the testimonies challenging. If you are nearby, then join us. The address is: 2 Aldershot Road, Kilburn London NW6 7LG (Aldershot Road is off Willesden Lane)

Bookshop shelfSomething else of interest. We have just received a new consignment of Bibles and books, into our Bible Book Store in Manor Park, East London, E12 6BT. If you are near to us then drop in, you will be thrilled with our stock. There is also a beautiful gift department and truly there are items that would suit all tastes.NIV Bible

Bible Conference ’08

Canterbury University logoThe 2008 World Vision for Christ Bible Conference will be held at the University of Kent, in Caterbury.

From Monday 11th August until Saturday 16th August with Dr Albert Chmbers international preacher and Bible scholar. Interested? Contact Ann Trory 020 8514 1820 or email us.