Norfolk vicar launches End Times campaign

TonyPatriciaHigton350A high-profile West Norfolk clergyman has launched a web campaign urging Christians to take more notice of what Jesus said about the signs of His return.

Rev Tony Higton, Associate Priest at Holy Trinity, Marham and Officiating Chaplain for RAF Marham in West Norfolk, has been an Anglican Clergyman in Newark, Cheltenham, Essex, Jerusalem and now near King’s Lynn for over 40 years. 

For 14 years Tony took a stand for Biblical doctrine and morality in the Church of England General Synod and was frequently on TV, radio and in the press.  He later served as General Director of the Church’s Ministry amongst Jewish People (CMJ), and also Rector of Christ Church, Jerusalem.

Now Tony has launched a web campaign calling Christians to take Eschatology (the doctrine of the End Times) seriously. 

Rev Tony Higton explained: “There are almost three whole chapters in the Gospels where Jesus urges his followers to look for the signs of his return.  Why is it, then, that many Christians ignore this instruction from their Lord? To watch and pray about these signs is just as much a command of Jesus as, say, the teaching of the Sermon on the Mount. Taking notice of the early signs is meant to keep us aware that Jesus will return and he clearly intends us to do this."

In his campaign Tony intends to provide Christian comment on current events and trends, with particular reference to anything relevant to New Testament teaching about the End Times via his blog site http://www.christianteaching.org.uk/blog/

“The subject is currently neglected because of embarrassment about extremists.  However, the fact that some people treat these passages unhelpfully, does not let the rest of us off the hook. We are called to take them seriously, avoiding naivety, paranoia and alarmism on the one hand but also short-sightedness, apathy and cynicism on the other.”

In addition to Tony's blog the clergyman will also be making use of Twitter @TonyHigton and Facebook www.facebook.com/tony.higton.1. to spread the word and keep people informed. 

Pictured above are Tony with his wife Patricia Higton.

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