One Saturday afternoon in March 1891, two sisters, Bridget, aged nine and Mary, six were sent on an errand by their parents to collect butter from a Walloon homestead, only 500m from their home. Their father, who worked for the railway, Patrick Broderick, was well known locally.
Upon arrival at the homestead the girls found no one present, so they headed for home. On their way, they came to a local waterhole where attractive water lilies grew. Tragically, Bridget and Mary never arrived home.
With the unfolding of events in recent years in New York, Bali, Madrid and London the word ‘terror’ has taken on new meaning.
As each of these terrorist attacks brought death, physical pain, emotional trauma and real chaos to civilised societies, many are asking the questions: Why? Why so many deaths? Why so much pain and suffering?
In early April 1789 Captain Bligh left Tahiti in the Pacific and sailed to England with his crew. However on the 28th April he woke on the HMS Bounty to face a mutiny.
As the events unfolded, the ship’s officers were set adrift in a boat, while the rest of the crew under Fletcher Christian, sailed back to Tahiti. Upon their return some of the men persuaded the native women to come with them and a group set off for one of the islands, eventually coming to the island of Pitcairn.
‘What is a Biblical Christian?’ In other words, when does a man or woman, a boy or girl, have the right to take to himself or herself the name Christian, according to the Scriptures?
We do not want to make the assumption lightly that you are true Christians. I want to set before you four strands of the Bible’s answer to that question.
A genuine Christian is far more concerned about his duty to God than events around him. He cares more about what God thinks of him, than what he shall get from God in this life. He looks more to his responsibility to God than God’s care for him. He knows that he is the one who is likely to fail; God will never fail in the least of His promises.
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