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Castle Hill

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:

Christian discipleship

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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Brexit, America and Israel

The great event which would free the United Kingdom of Great Britain, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland from the European Union has not yet happened, even though the great count down was to finish on March 29th . This was the day the people of the United Kingdom were told, that, with or without a deal, they would be leaving the European Union. Only the Government has now voted to go against what it had promised.brexit-puslespil-690x400

 

However, from our interpretation of Bible Prophecy it is evident that sooner or later, God will make Brexit happen and Britain will leave Europe. This is because the Almighty God of Israel has a different purpose and destiny for the British Isles.

And although it is not on the minds of most of those involved in the Brexit debate, Britain has always been a thorn in the flesh of Europe and separation is at the historical heart of the conflict. Britain is historically a Protestant nation, the Protestant nation. Protestantism was almost eradicated from much of Europe through the horrific events of the 16th and 17th centuries. But in Britain, a protesting spirit developed which was never conquered.

A Clash between two conflicting world views

Melanie Philips writing in the Jerusalem Post describes the division in Britain today over Brexit:

"Tragically, these passions have split families and sundered friendships. The reason is that this is not merely a political argument. It is a titanic civilizational clash between two fundamental world views."

One world view seeks to defend Britain's long history of language, religion, culture, and the ethical values drawn from the Hebrew Bible and Christianity. While the second ....

"The second wants to destroy all that and replace it by a new world order under which the Western nation is superseded by trans-national laws and institutions, national borders are erased and biblical morality replaced by ideology – specifically, identity politics, moral relativism, and multiculturalism.

This nation-denying universalism is intimately connected to hatred of Israel, Judaism, and the Jewish people."

These two fundamentally opposed world views are not just at war in Britain – the fight is the same wherever you go in the Western World where countries were built on the principals and morals of the Hebrew Bible. Certainly, the fight is also being carried out in the U.S.A and Canada

Melanie Phillips makes the connection between those trying to erase the influence of the Bible and hatred of Israel. For despising the principles of Scripture leads you to equally despise the people of the Bible and to ignore that their return to the land of their forefathers -as the prophecies said they would - is clear living proof that the Bible is God's true and living word.

Read more: Brexit, America and Israel

What God has Done for Us

ALMOST every week we hear about someone who has run up huge bills on their credit cards or borrowed from loan sharks. As a result, they find themselves in great difficulties. Sadly, some of them take extreme measures, even suicide, to find a way out. Its inconceivable that anyone would be willing to cancel their debts.money worries_2

Our Debt to God

However, The Bible describes our sin, which is our wrongdoing in God's eyes, as a debt that God is willing to wipe out. And this is despite the fact that it's our own fault that we've got into that mess in the first place. It's no use saying we aren't sinners, when what we mean is that we don't commit robbery or murder. Human opinions about what is a 'real sin' may alter, but God's doesn't. We all disobey God to some extent, which makes us sinners!– and therefore deserve the same sentence as the first people, Adam and Eve.God gave them one rule and stated the punishment for breaking that rule. Because they did what they wanted instead, God confirmed what would happen: 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 3:19). The result is that we have their same physical nature and so we too will die. But we don't die just because we are mortal. Like our first parents, we sin and therefore deserve to die. 'Therefore, just as through one man (Adam) sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned' (Romans 5:12). But there is something we can do about it, although it is more accurate to say that God has done something about it, by offering us a way out.

Read more: Our Debt to God

Is there death after life?


It may seem a silly way round to ask this question but this is deliberate. For it is very important to establish the Bible answer, as there are various views about what happens after life ends. Attend a few funeral services and you will get very confused indeed.

Poems of Comfort

There was not a dry eye in the room. Adam's widow had just read a poem at his funeral service. It started:

"Don't cry for me now I have died, For I'm still here: I'm by your side, My body's gone but my soul is here, Please don't shed another tear"

and it ended with these words: "While I'm still there, I can't be dead." There are several such poems from which people derive great comfort. They express ideas like the deceased person being in the 'soft stars' rather than in the grave; that their 'loving arms will hold you, when we meet again' and that they 'comfort and stay with us, through each of our days'. In fact, many people, whether religious or not, believe that something of us lives on after the end of this life.

Bible Teaching

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The Bible, a message from God, the Creator of all life, presents
a radically different picture.: 'The living know that they will die; but the dead know nothing' (Ecclesiastes 9:5) 'For in death there is no remembrance of You; in the grave who will give You thanks?' (Psalm 6:5); 'The dead do not praise the Lord, nor any who go down into silence' (Psalm 115:17); 'For Sheol cannot thank You, death cannot praise You; those who go down to the pit cannot hope for Your truth'(Isaiah 38:18).

Read more: Death after life

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