You're on the - ROCK!

A message on the rock by the main highway to Rotorua at the top of Mamaku hill. Today the big rock stands like a sentinel silently speaking to all who pass by.

(Mamaku - New Zealand)

Hi!  I'm Christian Gedge.  'Rock' is my place for sharing some interesting things which God has shown me over many years of studying the Bible. 'Rock' is not a systematic theology. Rather, it is a basket of special subjects, messages, visuals and teaching aids.

Anything on the this site may be printed and used, although copyright should be acknowledged. Some subjects here are published and available for sale.

Over time I hope our selection will grow for you. In the meantime, please enjoy.


THE ATONEMENT CLOCK

Jubilee system discovered. Beneath the surface of the Bible lies a timeline of incredible precision.

Jubilee timeline

CHRONOLOGY OF THE CROSS

We say that the cross of Christ was the apex of human history. So it was. Why is it then that there isn't unanimous agreement about the date?

Chronology

WAS JESUS CRUCIFIED ON FRIDAY?

For centuries Christians have celebrated 'Good Friday' as the day Jesus died. In recent years a debate has arisen questioning it. Is the traditional view right?

Wednesday, Thursday or Friday crucifixion?

TEMPLE CLEANSING CONTRADICTION

Contradiction hunters may have done Bible-believers a favour when it comes to their old favourite, "when did Jesus cleanse the temple?"

Jesus clearing the temple

THE JUDGES AGREE

Some say the Judges of Israel do not agree with known historical and archaeological data? At best the stories are only of approximate historical value. Think again!

Samson

WAS THE JUBILEE YEAR AN ANCIENT CALENDAR FORMULA?

A curious ‘fiftieth year’ was declared with great awe; but it did not start when the other years did, and it finishes at the wrong end of the calendar. What was it? (6 minutes - speakers on please)

Jubilee Year

ANCIENT HEBREW CALENDAR

The following reconstruction describes an old Hebrew luni-solar calendar distinguished by a sabbatical 'stamp' that made it unique from every other national calendar.

Ancient Calendar

THE TIMES OF THE SIGN

Did we miss an important sign or was it a coincidence? What do you make of it?

The Times

LET THE READER UNDERSTAND

Despite Jesus' admonition, this subject has been abused more than it has been understood. A re-appraisal of the Abomination of Desolation.

Abomination of Desolation

PROBLEMS IN THE CHURCH

A series of expositional studies from 1st Corinthians.  Appropriate, pointed, practical.  You would be tempted to wonder, "did St. Paul know something about our Church today?"

1st Corinthians

THE OLD TESTAMENT'S SECRET

Were the Sabbath years going somewhere, and if so, where? Video podcast by Christian Gedge. (14 minutes - speakers on please)

Podcast

PLACE ORDER

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Evangelism resources

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