Volume 30 No.3
Featured in this issue:
Alexander the Great
The Bible refers to the Greeks and Greek was the common language of the Eastern Roman Empire in the time of Jesus and the apostles. The rise and fall of the Greek empire, established by Alexander the Great, is the subject of a Bible prophecy, which has proved to be very accurate indeed, proving that the Bible can be trusted.
Jesus Christ was not the first to preach baptism for his followers. People went out to him from Jerusalem and all Judea and the whole region of the Jordan. Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River. Jesus himself was baptised. This gives us an indication of the importance Jesus himself placed on being baptised once we are old enough to understand the Bible.
Escape from Great Yarmouth!!
In 1999 the Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre enjoyed a brief moment of fame when one of its ‘residents’ escaped. The culprit was a shrimp, a 10cm (4 inch) peacock mantis shrimp which literally punched its way through the thick plate glass of its aquarium. It is now believed to have the strongest ‘punch’ of any known living thing. It is a superb example of specialised engineering design in the animal kingdom that God created.
The work of Jesus Christ is recorded in the Gospels, the first four books of the New Testament: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. But the foretelling of his life and his future work is spread throughout the Bible. Indeed Jesus Christ is the hub of the entire Biblical narrative, the focal point of God’s purpose with the earth and mankind.
What did Jesus mean?
“fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell”
Reading this verse seems to confirm a long held traditional Christian view that one of the destinations of life after death is ‘hell’. However, there is more to this verse than meets the eye.
Also in this issue:
From the Editor: Stress and anxiety – what the Bible says
Troubles in the Middle East and Israel – what next?
The Prophets of the Bible – their message for us today
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