From Birth to Death

What is life all about?

J.E. Bradburn

Everything in human life and history moves towards an end. By reason of man’s subjection to nature and finiteness this “end” is a point where that which exists ceases to be. It is finis. By reason of man’s rational freedom [to choose] the “end” it has another meaning. It is the purpose of and goal of his life and work. It is telos (A telos from the Greek τέλος for "end", "purpose", or "goal") it is an end or purpose.

This double connotation of end (The meaning that a word suggests or implies) as both finis and telos expresses in a sense, the whole character of human history and reveals the fundamental [underlying] problem of human existence   All things in history move towards both fulfillment and dissolution, towards the fuller embodiment of their essential character and towards death.



When we are born into this flesh-age, we are unaware of our parents, whether we were of a rich, well off, or a poor family. We had no clue either as to where we were going to be born, what sex, or colour, as well as siblings, also how many. We were fed and watered taking in our surroundings, while relying on our parents for everything. As time went by we grew and started experimenting with most things when they came our way, some by accident, and some as gifts. We then went to nursery school and were given the basic instruments to make things, like plastic scissors to prevent us cutting ourselves, play blocks and the like. The years passed and we were soon attending junior school where we had more stringent learning measures to worry some of us. However we got through these tests and entered into a secondary school. Mine was Roscommon Street Secondary Modern School, Liverpool below. The surroundings have changed since I went to the school; all of the terraced houses have been demolished where now we see only grass. However, Roscommon Street can still be seen where the car is, and at the back of the school which is now grass was a street called Rose Vale leading to Great Homer Street.

Image result for Roscommon st School 1958The school was split into two and sexes where segregated, the boys on the left of the picture, girls to the right. It was right here that my educaion and discipline became entrenched into my Psyche (Psyché in French) is the Greek term for "soul" or "spirit" (ψυχή).

I have been conscious of it since I was born, but it was not to be until much later that I became aware of my true destiny, and who I was being guided by living my life accordingly studying continuously while adding to my website, for those who are seeking the Truth may be left in no doubt.                                                            

I left Liverpool when I was sixteen to join the Royal Navy; my father; who was vigorously set against inoculations died of lung cancer just before I went. I knew I was going to join the Royal Navy, despite being in a city of many merchant ships and offices; I visited the recruiting office regularly only to be told by the recruiting officer to come back when I was old enough to sign up. Unaffected by this set back I continued about my normal life until one day my older brother Tommy bought an electric record player from the market, and used nails to leapfrog the fire-place, the wire leading from the plug to the record player, he then nailed in place through years of wallpaper and paint; the wire to prevent it falling down into the fire. That was his idea, but needless to say, about 3 a.m. the house downstairs burst into flame. My mum raised the alarm and I; being looked after, slept in the only room where the window opened outward, similar to a door. I climbed out of the window swung to the adjacent window sill, moving hand over hand until I reached a wall about five feet below, and ten inches wide, I swung myself onto the wall and down into the lane. The rest of the family were using Tommy as a human rope ladder to reach the yard. I then ran up to Netherfield Road where I dialled 999 and soon I was picked up by the fire engine, and shew them the way to the fire. (Was I being looked after?)

We stayed in the house for a short time while the council found us a house; we finally got one in Huyton. It was during this time that I was coming home from the Cavern by bus, after alighting I walked behind the bus to the central reservation and was hit by a van on my right leg. He did not stop; I suffered a broken leg and ended up in Norris Green Hospital for eighteen months with plaster of Paris on my leg. My first thought was that the Royal Navy had now gone and I resigned myself to staying in Liverpool. When I came home I was on crutches and had to visit the hospital periodically to receive my bout of physiotherapy starting with the smallest of sand bags to gradually loosen my knee, which I thought then would take forever. While this was going on my friend who lived not far away loaned me an air rifle, so I whiled away the time by shooting out of the window until I ran out of pellets. Boredom made me make a decision (or was it) to go and get some pellets from the shop. It was winter, and there was ice on the sidewalk which I had to navigate carefully, however; my left crutch suddenly went sideways and I put my bad leg forward to stop my fall, which in turn bent my knee causing excruciating pain. I lay on the floor with my pet dog that was with me, passing cars and other motorists tried to rescue me but Monty my dog would not let them near me. Gradually they helped me, and to my surprise my leg had become a lot looser, I was soon walking as near normal as possible. (Was this an accident or what?) 

I became well over the following months and it was time to visit the Naval Recruitment Office for my exams. After two hours I passed the exam; with one other out of about twenty seven, only my medical to go. Everything went well at the medical until the examining doctor noticed quite a large scar on my right leg, “What is that”, he asked while pointing at it. I told him the story and he made me stand on one leg, the right one, until he thought I had had enough. However; I stood there waveringly for about twenty minutes with tears coming out of my eyes, when he said to me, “O.K. If you wish to get into the Navy as bad as that, who am I to stop you.”

When I got home and told my mum I had passed she stopped cooking and cried, she did not think I had any chance of passing the exams, I had to go a long way to Plymouth to join HMS Raleigh. (Meant to be.)


I joined Raleigh in 26 Feb 1963 for basic training at the age of sixteen and then to HMS Pembroke Near Chatham Kent to learn my trade 8th Apr—6th July 1963.

From 27th July 1963—1st Jan 1964.

Then from 2nd Jan 64—to 13th Feb 64

14th Feb—26thApr 64 to Osprey near Portland.

Then I joined HMS Eagle from 16th June 64—7th Nov 65 where I met my wife at a dance in the Rooftop Dance Hall. I am with the same woman today and we have been married 53 years. This is why I knew I was going to join the Royal Navy. When I saw my wife at the dance, I also knew she was going to be my wife. (Too many coincidences to be a coincidence). Because I was going steady with a girl in Liverpool at the time.

I saw my future wife dancing with another girl around their handbags; it was love at first sight for me. I quickly said to my friends, “Watch my back, there may be trouble.” I asked her politely for a dance which she agreed, and after a few dances I asked her if I could take her home. She replied, “I have already said I would go with another person.” “Where is he?” I replied, to which she replied courteously, “Over there” pointing to a group of blokes sat boozing. I walked over to them, checking first with my shipmates and brusquely asked, “Who is the one taking that girl home?” I got the reply “Me”, in response I retorted, “Well you are not now, I am.” To which came unexpectedly, the reply, “O K”. I was prepared to fight them all for her. No more was said or actioned. (I was 19 years of age at that time; I found my future wife.).


1 Corinthians 1:23-30 (KJV)

23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;

24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.

25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.


26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:


27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;

28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:

29 That no flesh should glory in His presence.


30 But of Him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:


2 Corinthians 5:14 (KJV) But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the Old Testament; which vail is done away in Christ.


When I was on HMS Sirius in 1979 we visited Jersey in the Scilly Isles for a few days. I was a Petty Officer then and went ashore that evening. We were anchored off Jersey and had to use liberty boats to get ashore, and the last liberty boat was at midnight. There were quite a few people waiting for the 2359 liberty sea-boat, which arrived on time. While waiting my turn to embark I saw a red flare light up the sky coming from the entrance to Jersey harbour. Believe it or not I was the only person there who saw it, but I instantly knew what a red flare signified.. I cleared the liberty boat of people back to shore explaining my reasons, then jumped into the liberty boat explained what I had seen, and what direction it had come from. The Boson put the boat in gear and off we went. In the bow of the boat was the boson’s mate directing a light ahead of us. What we saw next was quite unbelievable, there was a lady with a very young child in her arms, wearing only a nightdress, and up to her knees in water on the bows of a sunken yacht which had struck rocks when entering Jersey. We went alongside and I held out my hand to the woman and helped her down into the sea boat. When she was sat safely in the boat I asked her if there was anyone else, she just stared at me. I realised she could not speak English and so I shouted, and two men appeared from below decks of the yacht presumably attempting damage control. I soon discovered they were of German origin; and in my limited knowledge of German I asked their names and particulars for the Captains log book, then made for Jersey towing the yacht. After one or two hundred yards the yacht began to sink completely; I had to cut the tow line with the boson’s knife. We went back to the harbour and unloaded the rescued people into a taxi which took them to the local hospital. We then loaded the boat with the rest of the Ships Company and arrived back on-board the Sirius (Life is all about how we see things).


There were many interventions to go into here, but one in particular ending my naval career. Here came the Falklands war when I was on HMS Broadsword. Very few of us did not even know where the Falkland Isles were; some supposed North of Scotland, others South America, and still others off Australia. However a task force was put together back in the UK by Margaret Thatcher and her Tory Party, while we were in Gibraltar on exercise sky train.

We sailed for what seemed an age before we got to the Falkland Islands also known as the Malvinas by the Argentinians. The Falklands were quite explosive and there were many escapades but one I wish to tell you about.

1 Bomb Damage                                  2 Cannon Shell Holes                                       3 The Sinking of HMS Coventry                                 4 HMS Broadsword strafed                          5 HMS Broadsword & two Harriers                 6 Bomb Alley

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It was during this conflict that I was given a search and rescue crew stationed in the after citadel. We heard a piped message that we were going to an incoming point we knew enemy attacks would be made and the two ships of the task force with capable hardware to tackle this were HMS Coventry with her Sea Dart Missiles with a twenty four mile range, and HMS Broadsword with her Sea Wolf missiles with her closer range of 3 miles. We were attacked by two aging American A4s which had been bought by the Argentinians. They were detected coming in at low altitude, HMS Broadsword was going to take them out using Sea Wolf when they got closer; however; soon after that order was given there was a message from HMS Coventry “Will take with Bird” meaning they would take them out with Rapier missile but to no effect. The sad photo of number 3 indicates the sad picture we saw.

This was just one of the many incidents during this war, I prayed to God before it started and handed over my life to Him. Knowing that He would afford, through faith, the protection I was seeking to do my duty, and see my wife and children again. (God answered my prayers), but not HMS Coventry’s unfortunately.

The bomb came through the starboard side at the stern of the ship two meters above the plimsoll line; I was the other side of that hole, but the bomb, although doing a lot of damage did not explode but the momentum carried it through the fire main and electric cable, it ruptured the Otto fuel tank, setting off the NBCD alarm, ricocheted up through the flight deck making a large hole, taking the nose off the helicopter, and disappearing over the Port side. Was I lucky to be alive? (Well God did not want me just yet, and gave me the protection I needed). I had also sent my crew to the fire and emergency part of ship telling them there was no point in all of us being killed.




2 Timothy 2:1-3 (KJV)

1 Thou therefore my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.

2 And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.

3 Thou therefore enjoy hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.


The heading says it all, and to be a soldier in God’s army does not mean the application of destructive weapons as made by man, nay; but a whole lot of new weapons which the soldier of Christ has to learn first, before he can put them to good use, not for his own gratification also, but for God’s, and Christ’s. This is a spiritual, immortal war we fight; and not a mortal one.

The discipline originates from Greek and means disciple the follower. In Christianity, the disciples were the students of Jesus during His ministry. While Jesus attracted a large following, the term disciple is commonly used to refer specifically to "the Twelve", an inner circle of men whose number represented the twelve tribes of Israel. In addition to the Twelve, the canonical gospels, and the Book of Acts, refer to varying numbers of disciples that range between 70 and 120 to a "growing multitude".


Attrition may refer to: (Physical wear, and warfare, the military strategy of wearing down the enemy by continual losses in personnel).

This implies the tactics of Satan and his followers and they are used even more so as we approach the end days known as the “falling away” which has already begun.

You must be advised that we are now, and have been for some time under attrition by the enemy known as Satan, the devil, and many other alias’s, who has; since the world that then was (2 Peter 3:6) to now, has consistently warred against God’s Plan, and the reason being; he does not want man, or any man, to inherit the earth. Jehovah’ Son Jesus Christ, as well as God’s children both Jew and Christian are Satan’s arch enemy, and he has consistently tried to eradicate the whole of mankind since the Garden of Eden, and is still trying even today, using subtle distractions, drugs, contraception, pregnancy termination, also known as Abortions, wars, etc. Our forefathers have done all they can by supplying all the tools with which to defend our faith, yea; even unto death.

Man’s law cheats and lies, we know that, even so we must help the innocent, and the poor, while defending the faith. The innocent and the poor accept their fate which makes the plunder easier. It can be understood to a degree to want to follow a call to arms, in recompense (make restitution or requital for), to avenge those who would accept such a life.


We as “Soldiers of Christ” must not fall, for one moment; into the traps and snares laid for us by Satan and his followers, lest we give them cause to accuse us of imitating them. That is why we have the weapons to hand, and to protect ourselves by wearing the armour of God.


2 Timothy 2:6-7 (KJV)

6 The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits.

7 Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.


The husbandman who is busy looking after the welfare of God’s people, and is also a Soldier of Christ, labours until the day arrives for him to enter the millennium for the 1000 years. To serve and help God as priests in our spiritual bodies, and to teach and educate those who need Spiritual guidance.


Timothy requests, consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things. That is something to be in awe of to be given understanding in all things. There are a great many men who would love to gain the understanding that is given to the elect. It is also a wonderful honour to know that possessing a strong love and faith, also a belief in God our Father, and His Son Jesus Christ our Lord; will help us all in every way, to fight the good fight against the enemy Satan to the end.


Ephesians 6:10 - 20 (KJV)

10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might.

11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

13 Wherefore (why) take unto you the whole armour of God, (so) that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all to stand.

14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace.

16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints,

19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,

20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds; that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.




Jesus was crucified, dead and buried, and three days later he arose from the dead; just as the two witnesses will do in the end days. Here are two events which guide us to the following of Christ, not in word only; but in shedding our mortal body, and receiving our spiritual body in readiness for integration to the millennium, and the service of God and Christ. Until then the sword of truth must be applied to the full.


2 Timothy 2:8 (KJV) Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David, was raised from the dead according to My gospel:


Understanding that first, most Christians have other distractions which keep them from devoting as much time as they would like to the study of God’s Word. A number of commitments surface, such as;


·        Work.

·        Family.

·        Maintenance of home. (Repairs)

·        Upkeep of garden.

·        Television.

·        Pursuit of hobbies.

·        IPhones, IPods, IPads etc

·        Computer games.

·        Internet


 2 Peter 3: 11—12 (KJV)

11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,

12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?


Here is a scenario for today:

·        What if there was nothing of the above list left for you, what would you do then?

·        If you had none of these available to you now, what would you do?

·        Then; if you had nothing to do when this age is destroyed, what would you do?


If the answer to all three is an atheistic reply:




Ask most people today if they believe in God, Jesus Christ, or the Holy Spirit; and the answer is emphatically NO! and a host of reasons are proposed to substantiate their belief quite aggressively. But why would this be so? Do these Atheists know something we God fearing people do not? The answer is a resounding No.  Do not be bullied or intimidated by these type of people physically, or mentally, just maintain your belief in the creator while wearing His armour. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour Of God, that ye may be able to withstand, In the evil day, and having done all; stand.




An atheist believes Nothing made everything. (A scientific impossibility.) They say, " and time both started at the Big Bang and therefore there was nothing before it." They try their hardest to sell that idea to us, and unfortunately most people will buy it;


 Darwinian evolution and the Biblical Genesis account of creation are incompatible. Either God made man in His own image as morally accountable beings, male and female, reproducing after their own kind, or He didn’t. If the theory of evolution is a scientific fact, then the Bible should be discarded as mere mythology. But if the Bible is right, Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution single-handedly propagated a fantasy that has hoodwinked millions. Promoted and presented by Godless people to undermine the Christian faith.


Determining which is true could impact your eternity. Take time to examine the evidence to make sure your beliefs—and your future—are based on something solid.


Read what eminent men have said


"In view of such harmony in the cosmos which I, with my limited human mind, am able to recognize, there are yet people who say there is no God. But what really makes me angry is that they quote me for the support of such views. " Albert Einstein.


"Atheism is so senseless. When I look at the solar system, I see the earth at the right distance from the sun to receive the proper amounts of heat and light. This did not happen by chance." Sir Isaac Newton


Time is really short now, and the time for deliberating what is the TRUTH, and what is not; is almost over. If you have any thought for your loved ones you really should lead them into the light, to safety, where we will all stand at the judgement to come.  


Daniel 12:2 (KJV) And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.


Ecclesiastes 12:7 (KJV) Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave It.  


The Messianic age is almost upon us and it is now time to make that fateful decision Jehovah or Satan. The time for talking and proving to people that the world we live on is almost over, no more can be said, so the choice is yours and yours alone. Look around you, open your eyes to what is happening, and do something for you and your family; what have you got to lose? Think about this one question, and think hard and long.


·        Paradise Lost


·        Paradise regained


To help you all I can then go here to gain the armour you will need.


The daily news is filled with ever increasing concern about Iran's nuclear ambitions. Will Iran build a nuclear bomb? Will they use it? Will the Israelis pre-emptively attack in an attempt to stop them? The major western powers (the U.S. and Europe) are currently working to pressure Iran to cease nuclear fuel production through economic sanctions. The Russians and China, who derive wealth and commerce resources from doing business with Iran, are resisting such economic sanctions. Meanwhile, the rulers of the Iranian government, a hard line Islamic regime that has publically declared it is hell-bent on destroying the nation of Israel, will not stop their march towards development of nuclear weapons. Diplomatic efforts will eventually fail. There is a nuclear showdown approaching between Middle Eastern and Western civilizations.

In closing, consider this: In the book of Revelation, just after John hears the "trumpet" and is caught up to heaven. (see Revelation 4:1), we read this passage:


Revelation 4:1 (KJV) After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.


Revelation 6:1 (KJV)  "And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see."


John describes hearing something that sounded similar to thunder just before the opening events of the Great Tribulation begin to unfold on the Earth. Could it be that what John heard was a Nuclear Explosion?




It is my prayer that you will search the Scriptures, and rightly-divide them, to see what things are true and honest. TRUST YOUR Companion Bible! and get it (KJV)