Talk marks 50 years since the Six Day War

Published on: 23 Jun 2017

NEARLY 60 locals attended a talk in Downend last month outlining the significance of the 50th anniversary of the City of Jerusalem returning to Israeli ownership, for the first time since the Roman General Titus destroyed and plundered the city in AD 70. 

This was part of a series of talks arranged by the Christadelphian’s in Hill House Road, Downend to mark a series of major anniversaries for that country this year.

The speaker for the evening was Andy Walton from Tewkesbury who outlined just how dramatic an event it was during the Six Day War in 1967, and how there was no comparable event throughout history. 

Organiser Ian Brown pointed out that for a nation to reoccupy demonstrably the same area of land (about the size of Wales) after an absence of nearly 2,000 years, with the same capital, same language, and even the same currency (the Shekel) is astounding.

The speaker Andy has been a Bible student for over 20 years and has made events concerning Israel and the return of the Lord Jesus a particular focus. Since 2003 he has run a successful website called the “weekly world watch” that compares Bible prophecy (written thousands of years ago) to current news events, showing how he believes God’s plan is reaching a remarkable conclusion, and the return of the Lord Jesus.

Emphasising that the Christadelphians are not a political organisation, the focus of the evening was how the Bible portrayed not just the history of Israel but also bringing its writings right up to date. This included the remarkable fact that Jesus himself predicted both the destruction and the re-occupation of the City of Jerusalem in his famous New Testament speech on the Mt of Olives (Luke 21 and Matt 24). 

In addition, Andy started his talk, which was the evening before the General Election, by emphasising the importance that the Bible placed on one specific principle.

You can catch up with a video of the talk at the website www.downendchristadelphians.org.uk or on the Facebook page, along with details of further events. 

You can also see more on of Andy’s talks at www.weeklyworldwatch.co.uk

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