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“How God operates in the world”
Does God intervene in the world? Does prayer make a difference? How does God work out his purposes in the world? How does God bless people? How does God judge people? This paper addresses these issues.
“How does the Genesis account of the Fall of man relate to Evolution?”
Does the Bible teach there was no suffering and death in the whole of creation before the Fall of man (to temptation)? Was creation perfect before the Fall? How can millions of years of “Nature red in tooth and claw” be squared with the Genesis account? Were human beings immortal before the Fall? This paper addresses these issues.
This is a neglected subject because of embarrassment about extremist, crazy and paranoid teaching about how the signs are being fulfilled today. And yet Jesus clearly expects us to be watching out for signs of the End and to be teaching about them in the church. This paper is a constructively critical, extensively researched and full-documented study of how the signs are being fulfilled today.
This paper deals with the following subjects:
- How should we interpret Revelation?
- Will there be a “Great Tribulation” in the future?
- Is there a secret “rapture” of the believers before the “Great Tribulation”?
- Will there be an Antichrist?
- Will there be a Battle of Armageddon?
- Will there be a literal Millennium on earth?
- Will there literally be a New Heavens and a New Earth?
- What about the wrath of God in Revelation?
- Is there a chronological order in Revelation?
- Are the numbers in Revelation literal?
- A brief outline of the Book of Revelation
- An outline diagram of the Book of Revelation
- Appendix: A brief outline of Old Testament eschatology
Apologetics Resources Defence of Christianity, arguments for belief in God etc.
Biblical Resources Exposition of biblical passages, defence and explanation of basic beliefs.
Church Development Resources Many resources to encourage growth in depth and numerically, including:
Our “Called to Serve Course”. This sold some 100,000 copies but we want to make it freely available.
Our TIME Ministries Church Development Materials (TIME stands for Together for Intercession, Ministry and Evangelism).
Tony’s first book “That the World may Believe” an account of how God led us and greatly blessed us in our previous parish.
Church Issues Doctrinal and moral controversies in the church, including:
a) Issues taken up through Action for Biblical Witness to our Nation (ABWON) & General Synod;
- Upholding belief in the Virgin Birth and Bodily Resurrection of Jesus
- Upholding traditional views on sexuality issues.
- Combating interfaith compromise
b) Tony’s book “Prophesy!” on his experiences in prophetic witness over 14 years nationally in the Church of England including the General Synod and offering advice to people wishing to carry out such ministry.
Devotional Resources Helpful booklets and leaflets on life issues.
Eschatology Resources The doctrine of the End Times.
Including Patricia's book “Life After Life”.
Evangelistic Resources Booklets and leaflets to help those enquiring about the Christian Faith.
Pastoral Resources Material to help with pastoral needs including suffering, facing death and bereavement.
The Uniqueness of Christ Teaching on issues raised by contact with other Faiths
Including our workbook “Jesus the only Saviour”.
Sermons and Guided Meditations.
Tony & Patricia Higton
Tony Higton: Tony has been an Anglican Clergyman in Newark, Cheltenham, Essex, Jerusalem and near King’s Lynn. God has blessed the ministry with remarkable growth in numbers and depth. The church development strategies and resources on this site issued from this experience and have been shared by Tony and Patricia at conferences around the world.
For 14 years Tony took a stand for biblical doctrine and morality in the General Synod and frequently witnessed on TV, radio and in the press. He has also written several books, as has his wife Patricia.
Later he became General Director of the Church’s Ministry amongst Jewish People (CMJ), and also Rector of Christ Church, Jerusalem. In addition to evangelism, he emphasised reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians. His Paradox email newsletter (firstname.lastname@example.org) informs Christians to pray, taking the need, pain and fears of both sides seriously.
Patricia Higton: Patricia is a theological graduate and author and was an RE teacher. She has fulfilled many parochial roles including parish prayer co-ordinator and evangelism co-ordinator. She became mission co-ordinator developing what became Time Ministries International – a church development ministry. She ministered directly to 1000 churches and produced resources for hundreds more, organising and co-leading with Tony conferences for clergy and lay leaders on church development, in 14 countries in addition to the UK.
She became a Reader in the Church of England and has ministered in three parishes, leading a congregation in two of them. In Jerusalem she was Prayer Coordinator for the Church’s Ministry among Jewish people, edited their publications and she managed Christ Church Centre.
Tony and Patricia have now retired from stipendiary ministry but assist in rural parishes in the Diocese of Ely and created this website, employing the Church Website Design Project as webmaster.
There are a large number of Bible quotations on this site. Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version® NIV®. Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by Biblica, Inc.™ . Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide. [It is permitted to quote up to 500 NIV verses without written permission, providing they don’t form more than 25% of the total text of the work in which they are quoted. An appropriate copyright acknowledgment is required].