• Service times

    Services times are:

    Saturday night 7:30 pm for our Chinese/English service [except for the second Saturday of every month when the service starts at 6:30 pm and is followed by a shared meal]. (Pastor Daniel Choi.)

    Sunday 10 am for our English language service (Pastor Jeff Whittaker).

    Sunday 11:30 am for our Chinese (Mandarin) language service. (Pastor Daniel Choi.)

  • Contact details…

    Physical and postal address:
    4 Inverary Avenue,
    Epsom,
    Auckland 1023,
    NEW ZEALAND.

    Email:
    epsombaptist@clear.net.nz

    Telephone:
    (0064 9) 6306010

    Contacts:
    Rev. Jeff Whittaker
    Pastor Daniel Choi

  • Church Officers…

    Church Treasurer: Ann Guan

    Church Secretary: Margaret Whittaker

    Church Deacons: Anne Bartley, Ian de Stigter, Kristy Choi, Helen Evans, Willa Hui, and Alfred Zhou.

End of the world?

Last Wednesday, May 18th, our Bible Study Group met as usual. I was asked the question: What do you think of the predictions that the end of the world is going to occur this coming Saturday? I said to the people there, “I can confidently predict that we will all be around on Sunday morning for our worship service.” We spent a bit of time talking about the tendency in some parts of the Christian Church to engage in speculative prophesying about the end of the world. I mentioned that ever since the Christian Church began, there have been doom sayers making such predictions. Since becoming a Christian myself in the early 1970s, I remember numerous predictions having been made about the end of the world. They have all been wrong.

I think that this behaviour, predicting the end of the world, is based, ultimately, on reading the Bible wrongly. And the two books of the Bible that are typically mis-read are Genesis and Revelation. And it’s not that there are not good resources out there to help people read these biblical books rightly. Anyway, I had already decided – before hearing about Camping’s prediction –  that it’s a good time to preach through the book of Revelation. NB: I won’t be using the Left Behind series as a resource. I will be enlisting the aid of some good commentaries. It’s a pity Camping didn’t do the same in his reading of Genesis.

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