"Ye are the light of the world"
(MATTHEW 5:14)

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Church Secretary's Address

Dear friends,

Dear friends, Many of us from our school days probably remember what seemed an unusual conundrum to us. Is light a wave or is it a particle? Soundwaves are waves and ripples in water are waves; grains of sands are particles and specks of dust are particles. But light? When viewed with one piece of equipment it appears to be a wave but viewed with another it appears to be a particle Which is it? The simple answer is that it must be both, or more accurately it must have both wave and particle properties. How it appears depends on how we are looking at it. A similar apparent conundrum we come across in the Bible. As we read its pages we cannot help but notice that God is in control of all things, as the apostle Paul summarised it: ...him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will (Ephesians 1:11). Yet at the same time we read those very same pages and we are confronted with the reality that people do what they like and are responsible and must give an account for those actions, as Jesus summarised it: But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment (Matthew12:36). So again we could ask, which is it? Is God absolutely sovereign over the affairs of people or are people free agents. And again the answer is both, it depends how you look at it. With the nature of light it is conceivable that we will be able to learn more and state mathematically (perhaps) how it can have both wave and particle properties. With the nature of God's sovereignty over Man's free actions, we may never know because, unlike the created universe, he is not subject to our scrutiny (if he were, he would hardly be God). It should be sufficient for us to know that it is so and to use our time in following his ways as it says in Deuteronomy 29:29: The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.

-Church Secretary.