Undeserved grace

Gardening and home improvement programs on TV are very popular. There is the established variety: reality garden and home makeovers.  The program makers search for a very lousy garden and an unfortunate looking home, offer the owner the opportunity to get a new garden and home, and the quick-and-easy job is done in about half…… Continue reading Undeserved grace

What kind of knowledge?

© D Rudi Schwartz Solomon declared: “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” In other words, to fear the Lord and to have knowledge of Him is the basis on which all other wisdom and knowledge are built. The simple fact that we live…… Continue reading What kind of knowledge?

Supreme irony

In a supreme irony, the bulk of the imported maize being supplied to starving Zimbabweans from Zambia is coming from the white commercial farmers who were evicted from their lands during Mugabe’s chaotic land invasions. Some of the dispossessed farmers moved to Zambia where they developed new farms. It is now being found that most…… Continue reading Supreme irony

Tell of Christ

“If you love Christ, never be ashamed to let others see it and know it. Speak for Him. Witness for Him. Live for Him.” J.C. Ryle

Prenatal surgery at 17 weeks saves Miami girl’s life

In May 2010, fetal surgeon Ruben Quintero and Dr. Eftichia Kontopoulos operated on Tammy’s baby in utero. Using an endoscope guided by ultrasound they performed a first of its kind surgery and removed the tumor from the fetus’ mouth. The surgery was performed in the 17th week of the pregnancy and Tammy, who was under…… Continue reading Prenatal surgery at 17 weeks saves Miami girl’s life

God’s spiritual building displaying his glory

(Sermon preached by Rev Rudi Schwartz on Sunday 24 June 2012) Christian Living Scripture Readings: Exodus 19:1-19 1 Peter 2:4-12 Hymns/Songs: “Consider Christ” “There is a redeemer” “Thou Wilt keep him in perfect peace” “The power of the cross” Introduction In a TV show about homes and architecture they showed a home built in the…… Continue reading God’s spiritual building displaying his glory

Hell does matter

Recent research published by PLoS makes for very interesting reading.  The “outdated” believe in hell actually does have positive results for society! In the study “Divergent Effects of Beliefs in Heaven and Hell on National Crime Rates” concludes: “It is quite possible that the present findings, which tie belief in hell to lower levels of…… Continue reading Hell does matter