Sunday 3 October 2021

Invitation to renew connection

 We are very pleased to find you here as a reader. We are also very thankful for all those regular readers and people who had subscribed themselves for receiving updates of newly placed postings.

After more than 4000 articles had been posted on the "Our World" blogspot, it sometimes took too long for the website to be fully visible and scrollable. For this reason, we have moved the entire site to a better working platform. We hope that the site will now be easier to use for the writer as well as for the reader.

Beginning as "Christadelphian world", the site came from the MSN groups to the platform of Multiply, only to be transferred to Blogspot from Blogger in anticipation. But that temporary placement seemed to be a permanent one until now.

If you were subscribed here to be informed of new postings, we would like to ask you to subscribe again to receive new articles, but this time at the WordPress site "View on the world".

Uitnodiging tot vernieuwde aansluiting

 Na meer dan 4000 op de Blogspot "Our World" geplaatste artikelen bleek het soms wat te lang te duren eren de website helemaal zichtbaar en scrollbaar was. doordat hij ook te traag lade bij het opzoeken van "tags" mochten veel lezers hun geduld het opgeven en de site sluiten. Om die reden hebben wij de gehele site overgeplaats naar een beter werkend platform. Wij hopen dat de site nu makkelijker hanteerbaar zal zijn voor de schrijver evenals voor de lezer.

Begonnen als "Christadelphian world" kwam de site van de MSN groupen naar het platform van Multiply om dan in afwachting overgeplaatst te worden naar Blogspot van Blogger. Maar die tijdelijke plaatsing leek wel een blijvende plaatsing tot nu.

Indien u hier was ingeschreven om op de hoogte te blijven van nieuwe postings, willen wij u graag verzoeken om u opnieuw bij ons in te schrijven om nieuwe artikelen te ontvangen, maar dit maal bij de WordPress site "View on the world".

Saturday 25 September 2021

Our World on Blogger coming to its end

Since a few months, there seem to be problems with Blogger, making it not practical to open articles via tags. Also opening the home page takes on several browsers too much time. Even reducing the home page to only 5 articles did not bring a solution.


From 2021 September 25 I shall provide the articles which I would normally publish on "Our Word" on two platforms: The religious matters shall be placed mainly on Broeders in Christus or  Brethren in Christ, and the other news facts shall receive a place on From Guestwriters

As long as these WordPress websites allow the old system of publishing and do not force the block editing, that system is the best system of blogging and the easiest, giving the most facilities and offering also more viewers than many other systems.

I sincerely do hope to be able to find you there at those WordPress blogs as well as my other personal views and comments blog: Marcus Ampe's Space.

See you there!

Blogger seems too slow to be practical

For some time now the Blogger site does not want to load fast. I searched for answers and tried several things. Nothing seemed to make the site working faster.

My usual browser is Firefox. There "Our World" takes ages. In Google Chrome as well as in Edge it also goes very slow. Also for creating posts the speed of typing seems often to fast and not working.

This makes blogging on Blogger to nerve racking and time consuming. Probably I also lose readers because the pages not loading fast enough. One has to wait too long before one gets the requested tag and its articles.

If anyone know some answers, I would be pleased to hear them.

Thursday 12 August 2021

Need to inspire others

These days we could read in the Gospel of Mark how Jesus chose his twelve disciples and gave them a task.

From the gospels, we also can see how Jesus attracted people by his words and acts, like the many mriracles he did. We shall not be able to attract so many people by miracles, because we are not able to do such miracles. Also with our words, we probably shall not be able to attract so many people.

Naturally, it would be lovely if we also could bring such Good News, like our master teacher Jesus Christ brought.

We got inspired by him and we would love to inspire others also.

A person who wants to inspire others to be grateful or wants to convince others of the value and truth of gratitude to God has to be a person who others see as living a life of struggles greater than their own. Otherwise people dismiss the caller unto gratitude as speaking down to them, hypocritically, from a place of privilege and ease. 

We have to have empathy with those we are speaking to. We have to imagine what they are going through and what they are thinking about. In a certain way, we also do have to anticipate their questions or thoughts. A very important factor in our preaching is also the way of our listening. We do have to be all one ear to the ones we want to convince of the reason to follow Christ.

Some may think it is to difficult to go out and to preach to people. Or they think one has to have a special education at the university. But it is not that one has to belong to the clergy. Even when you would want to become part of elders in a church, there is not such a high need of religious education at a higher institute.

You also do not have to think preaching or witnessing would be too difficult for you, or that you would not be able to cope with it because of too many struggles.

Perhaps for this reason and also because one cannot deliberately put oneself in a bigger struggle than what God has ordained for one already,

Not every person is going to be able to inspire every other person towards gratitude and peace of heart. And perhaps this is also why much of mankind gives authority, in matters of spirit and truth, to the ascetic monk-like figure than to a person living in relative comfort and abundance. 

When just an ordinary person, living an ordinary civic life, that person can connect to the life of others, knowing exactly what they too have to undergo. Their experiences will not come across as other-worldly as they might to clergymen who often have no sense of the daily concerns of ordinary citizens.

Whether such an association between struggle and virtue (of piety and authority) is warranted remains open to debate. There is some merit to the idea that a person who is in struggle or strife themselves would be able to relate to and find authentic and convincing, someone else who knows what struggle feels like. But the association of struggle with material deprivation is a bias and judgment of a materialistic mind and hence a problematic judgment.

You do not have to be in possession of special attractive tools or books to reach people and to tell them about the times to come. A simple Bible is all you need so that you can show the Word of God.


Please find to read:

  1. When a day of darkness and of gloominess shall come
  2. When having found faith through the study of the Bible we do need to do works of faith
  3. To step up – Presenting fruitful words
  4. Matthew 10:24-31 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Do Not Fear – Preach!
  5. Today’s thought July 10 Reading 3 – Matthew 11:4-6: Good news preached to the poor
  6. Spread the word
  7. Repentance for the forgiveness of sins has to be preached to all the non-Jews in Christ his name
  8. Christians having the right heart to call others to go to God
  9. Reason to preach #5 Trained to do it God’s way
  10. How should we worship God? #6 Preachers and Teachers
  11. United helping to spread the Good News
  12. In all circumstances preaching Christ
  13. From house to house #1: Not ceasing to Preach daily in the temple and in every house
  14. Making proclamation as a herald
  15. Preach
  16. Preaching as Public Speaking
  17. Memorizing wonderfully 33 Preach the acceptable year of Jehovah God
  18. Great need of the church today is to feed the flock and get our people into the word of God
  19. Sharing your big scriptures for tough times
  20. Taking as many opportunities as possible to proclaim the Good News
  21. Evangelizing in the “Time of the End”