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Ipswich Christadelphians

"Prove all things, hold fast what is good" 1Th 5:21

Welcome

Welcome to our website. We believe the Bible communicates to mankind God's plan and purpose with His creation and how our response to God's offer of salvation provides purpose in our day-to-day lives and hope for eternity. On our website you can find details of free regular Bible talks, discussion groups and courses held in Ipswich; booklets and articles; and how to contact us.

On Sundays we hold Bible Hour at 10 a.m. and at 11:30 we remember the death and resurrection of Jesus by sharing bread and wine in the way Jesus told his disciples to do.

You are warmly invited to join us for our next Bible Hour on Sunday. If you are able to join us then please just turn up.

The theme for our next Bible Hour will be:

'The disciple and human rights'

You are also warmly invited to join one of our regular informal Bible discussions groups that are held on Thursdays at 2.30 p.m. and 7.30 p.m.. Just turn up.

All events are totally free. They happen at Castle Hill Community Centre, Highfield Road, Ipswich. The Bible Hour will be in the main hall. Thursday discussion groups will be in Room 4.

 

If you would like further information about us, our beliefs or our events please email us by selecting the 'Contact Us' button below, or call us on 01473714555.

 

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Do I Have to grow old?

Aging

To make me look younger I can buy numerous anti-ageing products – face creams, hair dyes and toning creams – to name but a few.

If I want a really youthful look, and am prepared to pay, I can have a ‘chin tuck’, a ‘nose job’ or even improve my failing eyesight with laser treatment. But all this doesn’t stop me growing older. So, I ask, why do we all have to grow old?

No Escape

Old age happens to us until finally we die. No one escapes death, not one; you never meet somebody who fought against Napoleon, or heard a speech by George Washington do you?

That’s because everybody dies - but do I have to physically grow old? Can’t I get to 21 and stay like that until I fade away at 75, 85 or whatever? Why does my body have to degenerate?

Well, one thing that ageing makes us do – if we stop to think about it – is to face up to the issue of death. If you always looked 21 you might be tempted to think you were going to live on for ever. But every wrinkle and every grey hair is God’s wake-up call to us. It reminds us that we won’t last forever in our present state.

What God Intended

Death is not the end; it can be just the beginning. When God created the earth and placed man on it, he didn’t design it so that we would die after a mere 70 or so years in which we could enjoy his wonderful creation. No. Death came into the world as a punishment, not as the gateway to heaven, as some people wrongly think. God said to Adam:

“Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it’: “Cursed is the ground for your sake; in toil you shall eat of it all the days of your life. Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you, and you shall eat the herb of the field. In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for dust you are, and to dust you shall return” (Genesis 3:17-19).

Death was a punishment for disobedience and death is there defined as a return to dust. That’s what happens when we die – we cease to exist – unless we do something about it.

“Man who is in honour, yet does not understand, is like the beasts that perish” (Psalm 49:20);

Read more: Do I Have to grow old?

Tomb With A View

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 Stand on the Mount of Olives and you can gaze down across the Old City of Jerusalem and see the place where once the Temple existed.

That site is now occupied instead by the Muslim Dome of the Rock and its golden dome is likely to capture your attention. But lower your gaze and you will see tomb after Jewish tomb, for the chances are that you are standing in, or next to, a huge Jewish cemetery. For Bible-believing Jews this is a highly sought after burial place, not just for the view, but for what the Bible says is destined to happen at this very site.

A King in Jerusalem

Jews first occupied Jerusalem at the time of King David – about 1000 years before Christ. It was the very place that God had chosen to have a temple erected which would symbolises His permanent dwelling in the midst of His people. And it was here, where David placed his throne, where God promised that his greatest descendant would rule when He established His kingdom on earth. This is what God promised King David:

Read more: Tomb With A View

Hurricane harvey

Hurricane Harvey

In late August Hurricane Harvey hit the United States causing much structural damage and devastating floods.

At least 47 people died and about 43,000 are currently housed in shelters. An estimated 20 trillion gallons of rain fell on the Houston area alone. Later, although downgraded to a tropical storm, it  continued to deluge Texas and parts of Louisiana.

 

Read more: Hurricane Harvey Damage

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