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"Do you have a question about God, Jesus, the Bible, or theology? Do you need help understanding a Bible verse or passage? Are there any spiritual issues in your life for which you need advice or counsel? ... With over 6,800 answers to frequently asked Bible questions published online, approximately 85% of the questions we are asked already have answers available to you instantly. Got Questions? The Bible has answers. We'll help you find them."
"Christian Answers is a worldwide evangelism, education and discipleship ministry of Films for Christ. Our primary goal is to provide accurate, biblical answers ion a wide variety of questions asked by Christians and non-Christians ... We also provide a great deal of other valuable information and resources related to Christianity, Christian education, discipleship, media, and more ... We freely provide answers to tough and important questions, on such subjects as Creation, Bible archaeology, theology, parenting, sex, abortion, social issues and much more..."
"Apologetics is the branch of Christianity that deals with the defense and establishment of the Christian faith. Christian Apologetics is something very true believer should be involved in even if it is only a little ... CARM is a ... Christian ministry dedicated to the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ and the promotion and defense of the Christian Gospel. To do this, CARM analyses religious and non-religious movements and compares them to the Bible ... along with Christian preachers and teachers. In all our analyses we use the Bible as the final standard of truth in order to defend and promote Christianity."
"The King James Bible Online website is the online version of the King James Bible - the most printed and widely distributed work in history. The website features the standard King James Version (Cambridge edition), along with the original 1611 edition in early modern English. The King James Version is widely regarded as the most accurate English translation of the Bible. It's translators performed a painstakingly meticulous, precise and accurate job in the translation - a project that took seven years ... This website allows users to share comments about their King James Bible readings and interact with other readers. Learning and research is encouraged by allowing users to click on individual verses to compare to a dozen alternate Bible translations. It also contains references such as commentaries, a concordance, and Bible dictionary. This site features one of the largest collections of Bible trivia on the internet with questions after every chapter to test the reader's comprehension..."
"I am now 81 - so way past my threescore years and ten. Everything seems to slow down as you get older but my enthusiasm and love for the Lord and His truth, by His grace, are as fresh now as they were when He saved me fifty four years ago. Though not physically able to do all the things I used to so, I sincerely thank the Lord for giving me the opportunity vis this Blog to reach out to Christians, but also to unbelievers who may happen to drop by..."
"My name is Jill. I became the 'Piper's Wife' years ago when [my husband] began bagpipe performances ... Everyone remembers the Piper but no one knows who I am. When I say 'I am the Piper's Wife' there is immediate recognition and I become a celebrity! Thus my popularity and my title is owed to the Piper. I am a supporting partner of The Watchman Ministry, my primary focus being teaching and encouraging women in discernment and discipleship. I currently co-lead a ladies' Bible study group. Although not as prolific as my husband in writing, every once in a while I will come out with something..."
"At Eden.co.uk we believe that Jesus Christ is the hope of the world. As individuals and communities grow in their relationship with Him, understand and apply His teaching to their lives, they will be transformed. For centuries, followers of Jesus - teachers, writers, musicians and artists - have used their God given talents to create works of literature, music and art to inspire their generation, to help them grasp the relevance and meaning of Christ."
"We assert that 'There is something for everyone from Day One', with books and booklets dealing with subjects as diverse as creation/evolution, bioethics, children's topics, church history, travel guides, evangelistic literature, daily devotionals and principles for Christian business people. Day One's publishing mission statement is defined as follows: 'To publish and promote exciting and unique, high quality, Bible-based media, including books, digital products, and travel, to a worldwide market'."
"The principle purpose of this society is to promote the Glory of God and the salvation of men, by circulating, both at home and abroad, in dependence on the Divine blessing, the Holy Scriptures, which are given by inspiration of God, and are able to make men wise unto salvation, through faith which is in Christ Jesus. This emphasis is clearly shown in our aims: (1) To publish and distribute the Holy Scriptures throughout the world in many languages; (2) To promote Bible translations which are accurate and trustworthy, conforming to the Hebrew Masoretic Text of the Old Testament, wand the Greek Textus Receptus of the New Testament, upon which the English Authorised Version is based; (3) To be instrumental in bringing light and life, through the Gospel of Christ, to those who are lost in sin and in the darkness of false religion and unbelief; (4) To uphold the doctrines of reformed Christianity, bearing witness to the equal and eternal deity of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, One God in three Persons; (5) To uphold the Bible as the inspired, inerrant Word of God; (6) For the Glory of God and the Increase of His Kingdom through the circulation of Protestant or uncorrupted versions of the Word of God."
Churches and Fellowships
"Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him" (Psalm 62:5 [NIV]) / "My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him" (Psalm 62:5 [KJV])
"As with the rest of the world, FBC is closely monitoring the evolving situation around the global pandemic of COVID-19. It is with sadness that following UK Government guidelines to increase social distancing and to avoid large gatherings of people, we have taken the decision to close the Church for Sunday services until further notice. We are however, still a living Church in our community! Contact us using the site and we will get right back to you."
"The Adventure Begins Here! Part of the world's oldest uniformed youth organisation, 2nd Strood was established in 1960 and is part of the work of Frindsbury Baptist Church [see above] in Cooling Road, Strood."
"The Cedars Foundation was established in 1969 to run a Christian school in Rochester: The Cedars School. Since the school closed in November 2015 the purpose of the charity has widened to promote Christian education for adults as well as children. The renewed charity runs a Christian Learning Centre in Medway where people can be equipped to love God and their neighbour as Jesus taught in the Bible. There are also opportunities to gain life skill for the benefit of the individual and society. The Learning Centre at The Cedars Foundation supports: (1) Learning with family; (2) Learning for Life; (3) Learning through Bible study and prayer. The Foundation encourages discipleship and wellbeing as we work, learn and live together with resources for study and facilities to develop practical skills or be refreshed through meeting others or a time of quiet retreat."
Creation and Evolution
"Founded in 1932 as 'The Evolution Protest Movement' by a small group of Christians concerned by the propaganda that was promoting the theory of evolution as if scientifically proven, it has grown in strength over the years and is now known as the 'Creation Science Movement' abbreviated as CSM."
"CMI is a group of non-profit ministries in several countries ... Our role is to support the church in proclaiming the truth of the Bible and thus its Gospel message. We provide real-world answers to the most-asked questions in the vital area of creation/evolution, where the Bible is most under attack today - Genesis. Our Motto: Proclaiming the truth and authority of the Bible; Our Vision: To see the Lord Jesus Christ honoured as Creator and Saviour of the world; Our Mission: To support the effective proclamation of the Gospel by providing credible answers that affirm the reliability of the Bible, in particular its Genesis history."
"AiG is an apologetics (i.e., Christianity-defending) ministry, dedicated to enabling Christians to defend their faith and to proclaim the gospel if Jesus Christ. We focus particularly on providing answers to questions surrounding the book of Genesis, as it is the most-attacked book of the Bible. We also desire to train others to develop a biblical worldview, and seek to expose the bankruptcy of evolutionary ideas, and its bedfellow, a 'millions of years old' earth (and even older universe). AiG teaches that 'facts' don't speak for themselves, but must be interpreted. That is, there aren't separate sets of 'evidences' for evolution and creation - we all deal with the same evidence ... The difference lies in how we interpret what we study. The Bible - the 'history book of the universe' - provides a reliable, eye-witness account of the beginning of all things, and can be trusted to tell the truth in all areas it touches on. Therefore. we are able to use it to help us make sense of this present world. When properly understood, the 'evidence' confirms the biblical account."
Discernment, Watchman, Prayer Ministries
IFB encourages "people to observe the news and bring those concerns before the Lord in prayer. We take note of bills and debates in Parliament as well as government policies and various issues. The moral and spiritual declines within our nation are obvious concerns as well as areas of opposition to the Christian faith. The proclamation of the gospel is obviously important in this whole area and also the spiritual wellbeing of the Church. What is an intercessor? Intercession is simply praying on behalf of another or others. Every Christian ought to be an intercessor because we all ought to pray for other people. While some people may not be so concerned about national issues, 1 Timothy 2:1-5 shows us again that every Christian ought to pray for those in authority which includes the Government, the police, the judiciary and even local councils. Perhaps you would feel that is right to join the ranks of intercessors and in a spiritual sense join the battle for Britain."
"Prophecy Today UK is published with the intention of conveying the word of God for our times to the people of God and through them to the nations of the world. We define prophecy as the forthtelling of the word of God. This was the task of the prophets in ancient Israel. It is the task of the Church today. The Church is the prophet to the world. Christ wants his Church to be a prophetic people proclaiming his word to the world. It was for this reason that the Holy Spirit was given to the New Testament community of believers. We believe the nature of God is unchanging and that the God who communicated with his people in biblical times still communicates with his people today through the Holy Spirit. The ministry of the Holy Spirit enables us to understand the word of God that is set forth in Scripture. We believe that the Bible contains all that is necessary for our salvation and that it is the full and final revelation of God that can neither be added to nor taken away from ... The most urgent need for the nations is not to hear the opinions of me, but to hear the word of God. It is as a contribution towards this prophetic task that Prophecy Today UK is published."
"The past few decades have brought immense and confusing changes to the Church. We are tossed on a sea of contradictory teachings. Finding out what's false and what's real is not easy but this website seeks to help, with explanatory articles and comparisons from Scripture: (1) Building Up Your Faith; (2) Examining Sound Doctrine; (3) Warning About Error; (4) Offering Media ... The new website for Banner Ministries has been revamped and made much more accessible. All the articles are in categories and are easier to find. The new material is placed alongside the old, but the archives are still available from their own section. This website replaces the earlier Cross+Word website and incorporates relevant new material from the Birthpangs website, which contains devotional and prophetic topics."
"The crossroad - the way of the cross - may be rocky and narrow, and it will never merge with the crowded superhighway nudging the masses toward a global village. But no other way leads to genuine love, peace, and lasting security. The destination is well worth the struggle. We hope to provide vital facts and Biblical encouragement that will help you prepare for a global union that shows little tolerance for Christian faith. You will find resources that demonstrate and document: (1) The cultural shift from a Christian to a global paradigm; (2) The classroom shift from fact and logic to feeling and imagination; (3) The growing acceptance of a code of ethics that bans biblical truth; (4) How movies, television and classrooms promote a global spirituality; (5) Why the 'consensus process' turn young and old against absolute truth; (6) Why many Christians are conforming to this transformational process."
"As a response to learning that a mystical-type spirituality had entered the Christian church through many avenues, we began Lighthouse Trails. This spirituality, called contemplative spirituality or spiritual formation, was infiltrating youth groups, churches, seminaries, and Bible studies at an alarming rate through the Spiritual Formation movement, the emerging church, the Purpose Driven movement and so forth. In the Spring of 2002, we began Lighthouse Trails Publishing with the hope of exposing this dangerous and pervasive mystical paradigm ... Because the premise of this spirituality is both pantheistic (God is all things) and panentheistic (God is in all things), thus refuting the Gospel message of the Cross, we are compelled to address this issue ... We are dedicated to bringing clarity and light to matters affecting our society and the church today and to preserving the integrity of the Gospel."
Family / Children
"No Greater Joy is the ministry of Michael and Debi Pearl ... Michael has been a pastor, missionary, and evangelist for ever 40 years. The Pearls have 5 children, all homeschooled. They have grown up to become missionaries and church leaders. Though holding a degree from the Mid-South Bible College, when Michael is asked for his credentials on child training he points to his five children. As goes the child so goes the future adult - and the future parent. At every moment, parents holding little children are holding the future. Parenting, the most important and demanding job in the world comes on us by default. Ready or not, prepared or ill-equipped, all parents produce fruit that lasts throughout eternity ... Through books and tapes, the Pearls are training parents to break the bad habits passed down from former generations and to recognize and emulate the wisdom of those who have gone before. The Bible and common sense are the foundations for effective parenting..."
"In times like this, we need a Shepherd! We don't know all the hazards ahead but He does! ... In the Sermon on the Mount - one of the Bible's best loved messages - Jesus compares two kinds of foundations: unyielding rock verses shifting sand. The first leads to unshakable peace and certainty, the other leads to disillusionment and destruction. As the storms around us grow increasingly fierce, our foundations will surely be tested. But those who follow the Shepherd and stand on His Word will be safe with Him - both now and forever!"
Missions and Missionaries
Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me' (Matthew 25:40). "Barnabas Fund is an aid agency for the persecuted Church. We work in over 60 countries around the world where Christians are marginalised because of their faith. We Give: The main ministry of Barnabas Fund is to send financial support to projects which help Christians where they suffer discrimination, oppression and persecution as a consequence of their faith. The projects aim to strengthen Christian individuals, churches and their communities by providing material and spiritual support in response to needs identified by local Christian leaders. Encourage Prayer: We seek to encourage and facilitate prayer by providing prayer information, prayer requests and resources in many different forms and formats. Raise Awareness: This ministry makes known the plight of the persecuted Church, particularly in the Muslim world, by a wide variety of means, in order to educate Christians and others about the current situation and needs as well as the background and causal factors. Contest Injustice: When requested by Christians in the contexts concerned, we engage in speaking on their behalf. This can be by public petitions and letter-writing campaigns or discreet contacts behind the scenes."
"The Leprosy Mission is an international Christian charity with 141 years of experience. Through The Leprosy Mission's global family we serve a population of 305 million people in around 30 leprosy-affected countries ... We are an international Christian development organisation that diagnoses, treats and offers specialist care, including reconstructive surgery, to leprosy patients. Our aim is to transform and empower the lives of people affected by leprosy ... As a global charity, The Leprosy Mission works in around 30 leprosy-endemic countries."
This is the website for the "vocal trio, featuring Simon Elman, Chrissy Rodgers and Helen Shapiro. The present their Biblical Messianic songs in a variety of styles, including Folk, Jazz, Blues, Bluegrass, and Hebraic. With close vocal harmonies and acoustic instruments (bass, guitars, ukuleles and banjo), Hebron's music has broad appeal. In their concerts of testimony and songs, most of them original, Hebron endeavours to declare a simple and clear Gospel message so needed today ... Their burden is to lead people in worship, to edify believers, to minister the Gospel according to Romans 1:16 and to remind people of the soon return of Jesus."
"I am a singer/songwriter from the South of England. From a young age I have played the violin and piano and later picked up the guitar as a teenager. Although I grew up in a Christian home I didn't have a deep understanding of what it meant to be a follower of Christ and that I am saved by God's grace through faith in Jesus. I came to this realisation at the age of 16 ... As I would learn more about the Lord I would express through song what God was revealing to me ... In recent years ... the Lord once again began to give me new songs as I meditated on scriptures. In the last 3 years I have written over 20 songs. While I did not know the purpose of these songs, the Lord has brought wonderful friends along the way to encourage me to share them. Ruth Hill has been a great source of encouragement and has worked tirelessly to produce beautiful videos for my songs on youtube. In recent months I have felt the prompting of the Lord to continue this walk of faith by having my songs re-mastered and put into a format available for people to buy. It is my prayer that these songs may minister to you...."
"Kaoma Chende sings all four parts of the a cappella hymns on his youtube channel: "I am so thankful for the gift of music! Not really sure how our world would be without it. And so, as you visit my channel, I hope you will find a song or two that will be a blessing to you. I have a lot of fun putting these videos together. Thankful I can share my love for music with everyone that comes across it. All praise belongs to the Most High."
YOUTUBE: I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
This is in memory of my Mum who was called home by the Lord on 8th March 2020...
YOUTUBE: Stricken, Smitten, and Afflicted
A hauntingly beautiful version of this hymn played on piano and viola.
"Peace, be still, lay all your worries down. Be still oh my soul, for our GOD is in control..."
YOUTUBE: G.F. Handel: Messiah
Viewers' comments: "That is surely the most joyous, even riotous, performances I have ever heard or seen! The tenor is magnificent; he is not just singing words but rejoicing in the story of the Messiah" / "Every now and then, I bump into something so unimaginably wonderful I forget the dark side of humanity and lose myself in awe, beauty, and inspiration" / "This has to be the most beautiful presentation of the most beautiful, faith-filled, Oratorio by Georg Handel ever" / "It is the glorification of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world and how He is felt in this. My soul is overwhelmed by His Majesty and the wonders of the prophecies of the scriptures that have come together to announce Him in this grand masterpiece by Handel" / "...the exquisite melodies and the pure 'sola scriptura' which gives this Oratorio its power to touch the hearts of believers as well as those who have chosen to disbelieve" / "Truly a wonderful performance" / "All honour and praise and worship to our Messiah Jesus" / "Herein is love, not that we loved, but that God loved us" / "Magnifico. Glory to God. Worthy, worthy, worthy, is the Lamb" / "And He shall reign for ever and ever"
YOUTUBE: J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio
"The Christmas Oratorio BMV 248 is an oratorio by Johann Sebastian Bach intended for performance in church during the Christmas season ... The Oratorio is in six parts, each part being intended for performance on one of the major feast days of the Christmas period ... The first part (for Christmas Day) describes the Birth of Jesus, the second (for December 26) the annunciation to the shepherds, the third (for December 27) the adoration of the shepherds, the fourth (for New Year's Day) the circumcision and naming of Jesus, the fourth (for the first Sunday after New Year) the journey of the Magi, and the sixth (for Epiphany) the adoration of the Magi" / Viewers' comments: "A soul stirring passage into beauty" / "The music that begins at 40:45 is among the most sublime I have ever heard" / "Beautiful performance" / "This performance is magnificent" / "32:48 is just wonderful" / "Wonderful!"
YOUTUBE: La Campanella
I have no words! Alice Sara Ott is sublime!
YOUTUBE: Bei Mir Bist Du Schon
This is fabulous! One day I hope to play this piece like Monty Suffern does here - but, I must master 'Lavender's Blue, Dilly Dilly' first!
News and Commentary
"Breitbart was conceived in 2007, when two Jewish-American best friends - Andrew Breitbart and Larry Solov - took a trip to Israel together. There, they decided to partner and create Breitbart News with the idea that truthful reporting and the free and open exchange of ideas is essential to maintain a robust democracy. With that foundation and the unwavering belief in the greatness of America, Breitbart News has grown into an international news company with bureaus in Washington DC, Los Angeles, London, Jerusalem and Rome. It has been lauded by the New York Times for having one of the most diverse newsrooms in the industry, and it has become a powerhouse on social media and radio... all due to the overarching premise that freedom flourishes with more voices, not fewer."
"The UK Column story began with local residents in Devonport ... Fighting against corruption within Plymouth City Council, and motivated by the increasing interference in their community by government backed 'Quangos', as well as the political charity Common Purpose, local people were unable to get their concerns published by the local press. Research suggested a collaboration between Plymouth City Council, South West of England Regional Development Agency, the Government Office of the South West, Common Purpose and local newspapers. The simply objective appeared to be to hide the truth. In response, a small Devonport group decided to print the truth themselves ... As our readership grew, the Devonport Column was renamed, first to the Plymouth & Devonport Column, and then the UK column ... Alongside the hard copy papers, our website, ebooks, research groups and forums, we have also given hundreds of public talks across UK and overseas and produced thousands of hours of internet presentations, documentaries and live weekday news programmes..."
"We launched The Conservative Woman in 2014 as a counter-cultural offensive against the forces of Leftism, feminism and modernism - against the left-liberal cultural zeitgeist, to counter its anti-family, authoritarian identity politics and 'equality and diversity' ideology which had swept through the country's institutions ... We'd already come to see the Conservative party as the enemy within, one that could no more be relied on to protect the private sphere - our individual liberty, marriage and family autonomy - than our nationhood or borders. Any hope of releasing the State's stranglehold over the key social institutions of health and education, or indeed the economy, seemed equally slim ... Conserving, not trashing, that which best sustains you is fundamental. It's a lesson the modern Conservative Party has yet to relearn. We exist to remind them: to press for a new politics that responds to this renewed expression of our fundamental values and Judeao-Christian culture..."
Print and online newspaper: "Our vision is to see local Christians unified and strengthened, sharing information ad building trust across churches by providing a meeting place, a marketplace and forum for the local Christian community. To inform and stimulate concern about local and national issues relevant to our society. HEART celebrates local Christians' achievements; readers have often often testified to feeling encouraged at knowing what is happening to other local believers and non-churchgoers who are given HEART can read of Christians' successes and testimonies..."
"From bespoke rings with meaningful coordinates, to rustic hidden message bracelets, Streten's hand-crafted jewellery has struck a chord with customers all over the world. Created in the heart of Hampshire, England, we create affordable luxury for all occasions. Each piece of our bespoke jewellery can become an exclusive decorative expression, accentuating a special memory, name, date or message. For those unsure of the gift they are looking for, we offer unique inspiration and ideas to reflect your story..."