Greetings, and welcome to the web page of the Elim Christian Centre, Glossop, Derbyshire, U.K. I bring you greetings from members of the congregation here at Elim, please be assured of a warm welcome should you visit us in the days ahead.
The media here in the U.K. is currently being dominated by the forthcoming E.U. Referendum which is scheduled for Thursday 23rd of June. The nation is being asked to make a simple choice; ‘Do we want to remain in the E.U., or do we want to leave’? There will be far reaching consequences for Britain whatever the outcome of the vote. We are being bombarded by facts and figures both from those who are urging us to remain in the E.U. and those who are campaigning for Britain to leave. Many feel that there is much by way of ‘Scaremongering’ going on in an effort to persuade people in their choice, but ultimately the decision is down to the people; ‘In or Out’!
We cannot deny that this is a vitally Important decision for Britain as a nation, but then life is all about making vitally important decisions; marriage, career, where to live, major purchases etc.! From the Christian viewpoint, there is one major decision that we all are called upon to make, a decision that will determine our eternal destiny. The decision has to do with our relationship with Jesus Christ, and our response to His great act of love and mercy shown by His death on the cross. Do we acknowledge Him as Lord and Saviour, or do we reject Him? In the midst of life’s major decisions, this is of the upmost importance and will determine our standing before God our maker.
My prayer is, that if you have not already made this great choice, that you will discover the grace, love, and forgiveness of Jesus who gave Himself for all mankind on the cross. In the midst of an uncertain world, Jesus is the only One who can give real peace and hope.
REV ALISTAIR L. COLE:
Senior Minister: Elim Christian Centre, Glossop, Derbyshire, U.K.