We believe that the Bible is God’s word, given to us as the key to real happiness, not just now, but for ever. It is the Word of Life: an invitation to everlasting life and citizenship of God’s future Kingdom on this earth.
To understand the Bible’s message and enjoy the benefits, we have to read it for ourselves, so the entire King James Version is built into this website, with a reading plan that works through the Bible in three short portions each day, completing the Old Testament once, and the New Testament twice, each year.
Do you realise how many modern pandemics have originated with animals?
About 3500 years ago guidance was given which, had it been followed closely, would have prevented these terrible outbreaks of disease.
The Law of Moses, given by God at Sinai, defined two distinct classes of animal – clean and unclean. The clean mammals were those which chewed the cud and had cloven hooves – cattle, sheep, goats, deer: all the rest were unclean, to be avoided completely as food, and treated with caution if domesticated as working beasts [like horses, asses and camels]. The preferred draught animals in peacetime were oxen. Only fish with scales and fins were clean. Only herbivorous birds were clean – such as doves. These food and contact restrictions, if followed closely, minimised the risk of sickness arising from animal-borne diseases. All recent pandemics have come into humans by way of animals that the Law classed as unclean, and which a faithful Israelite would have avoided completely. (Read Leviticus 11:1-23)
These are grim times in which we live. We may not know how long they will last, but of one thing we are assured: they will not last forever, and they will eventually be replaced with peace, safety and good health.
When God created the earth, He had a purpose with it. Three times that purpose is proclaimed in the Bible in slightly different terms, the third passage bringing together the features of the other two.
But as truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD. (Numbers 14:21)
They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea. (Isaiah 11:9)
For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea. (Habakkuk 2:14)