We are a congregation based in Louth, Lincolnshire dedicated to teaching about Jesus, His claims and authenticity, and the trustworthiness and authority of the Old and New Testaments.
The belief in God gives grounding for objective morality and is firmly rooted in logic and reason, not feelings or blind faith in the face of contrary evidence, as claimed by so many today.
Christian belief imbues all people with inherent dignity as creatures bearing the image of God. Compare this with secular ethics which inevitably end up regarding the worth of a person by either what they can contribute to society, or whether they are regarded as "opressors" who hinder the enjoyment of other people's lives. This inevitably leads to casual regard for the lives of the elderly, infirm and unborn.
Neither do we! Christianity is the only "religion" that isn't works-based. By this we mean that no amount of good deeds, ceremonies or incantations will get you into Heaven. Christians do of course believe in doing good works, and our echoing Christ's compassion (albeit poorly) throughout history has led to schools, universities, hospitals and hospices, soup kitchens and famine relief. Throughout the old and New Testaments the strongest condemnation was pronounced to those who went through the motions of religion but whose hearts were cold, and who regarded themselves as superior. We use the word "Pharasaical" even today to describe such people.
Every Wednesday between 10am and noon we hold a coffee morning, serving fresh filter coffee, a nice cup of tea, and cake for your mid-morning delectation. Come and join us and get to know some of the members - some of us are quite normal...
James Prescott Joule (1818-99)'s interest in science came from his tutor John Dalton, famed for his atomic theory.
He began a series of experiments on the nature of energy and published the findings that became known as Joule’s first law in 1840.
Like the overwhelming majority of pioneering scientists, Joule was a devout Christian. To him, the study of nature and its laws was “essentially a holy undertaking,” second only to worship as the rightful response to the Maker of all things.