Religious leaders discuss the word of God in this weekly feature. Published on Fridays, Church Talk discusses themes from the Bible as well as looking at current events in a Christian context.
The Bible is full of promises concerning the return of our Lord Jesus Christ.
These promises have long been a topic of debate and much speculation.
“Everyone who asks the question, “What is Christianity?” often wonders what the truth is behind something that has been turned difficult to understand by man.
“For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh…No reira oki e akaruke ei te tangata nei I tona metua tane e tona metua vaine, ka piri atu ei ki tana vaine, e ka riro oki raua ei kopapa okotai” – Ephesians 5: 31.
On February 20, 2017, I entered the Christchurch Public Hospital with a very sore throat after having taken medication here in Rarotonga for over a month with little result. I presumed it was a severe case of tonsillitis.
“I am crucified with Christ; nevertheless I live, yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me” – Galatians 2: 20
“Set me as a seal upon thine heart; as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave; the coals thereof are coals of fire which hath a most vehement flame…many waters cannot quench love neither can the floods drown it: If a man would give all the substance of his house for love it would utterly be contemned” – Song of Solomon 9: 6 & 7.