It is now time to vote.

This is election day for the UK.

We live in a world where we can not take it for granted that we will have the preservation of our freedoms. The continued right to preach the gospel, (our main responsibility). We, (Christians), have always had to fight for the right to freely live and practice our Christian faith.

Paul says, “Art thou called being a servant? care not for it: but if thou mayest be made free, use it rather.” (1 Corinthians 7:21). If you have to live as a slave, make the best of it, but if you can be free, “use it.”

We should be doing what we can to maintain our freedom to live for, worship and serve, our God.

Voting is an opportunity to promote, protect, and preserve godly government. Passing up that opportunity means letting those who would denigrate the name of Christ have their way in our lives. The leaders we elect—or do nothing to remove—have great influence on our freedoms.

Jesus said for us to “Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.” (Matthew 22:21). Our government has called on us to vote for the government that we feel is the best government to serve our country. We have a responsibility to God to do this to the best of our ability.

“[God] removeth kings, and setteth up kings: He giveth wisdom unto the wise, And knowledge to them that know understanding: (Daniel 2:21)

Today, we have been given the opportunity to use our vote, in His service to bring about the best government possible at this time.

I will not tell you who to vote for, but I suggest you get on your knees before God and seek his wisdom, then exercise your opportunity to vote.

Don’t blame Cadbury’s, blame the Church!

One of The Sun newspapers headlines yesterday was, “EASTER WHITEWASH Cadbury’s and Nestle slammed by shoppers for removing word Easter from their chocolate eggs!”

TheSun.co.uk,10th April 2017

[Just for now, let’s leave aside the fact that, Easter, eggs, bunnies etc. are all to do with pagan fertility beliefs and nothing to do with The death or resurrection of Jesus Christ.]

Where is the shock in this? Pagan or atheist run businesses have little or no loyalty to the Christian foundations of the holidays that they seek to make money from. Do we not see this throughout history from, the moneychangers in the temple, up to modern-day Greedmass, that the shops celebrate from around October to December every year.

BBC Resurrection Story Survey.

ComRes, (Communicate Research Ltd), surveyed 2,010 British adults by telephone, between 2 and 12 February 2017. The research was commissioned by BBC local radio for Palm Sunday.

The survey suggested:

Of all people surveyed:

  • 50% did not believe in the resurrection at all.
  • 46% believe in some form of life after death
  • 46% do not believe in life after death
  • 17% of all people believe the Bible version or the resurrection of Jesus, word-for-word.

Of those who are non-religious:

  • 20% believe in some form of life after death.
  • 9% believe in the Resurrection of Jesus.
  • 1% of whom say they believe the resurrection of Jesus literally.

Of the Christians:

  • 31% believe word-for-word the Bible version of the resurrection of Jesus.
  • 57% among “active” Christians (those who go to a religious service at least once a month), believe word-for-word the Bible version of the resurrection of Jesus.
  • 25% do not believe in the resurrection of Jesus
  • 31% said they did not believe in life after death.

The non-believers… what more could you have expected.

But the church has a big problem. We have so poorly misrepresented what a Christian is that only one-third of the people who think they are Christians believe the Bible. That is, believe that it is the inerrant word of God, otherwise, they would believe the resurrection account word-for-word.

Two-thirds of the population that think they are Christians do not believe in life after death. So what are they hoping for?

If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. (1 Corinthians 15:19)

They would be better living by “… Let us eat and drink; for tomorrow we shall die.” (Isaiah 22:13), if they truly believe that there is not life hereafter.

How did Britain get this way?

I can not answer this with any degree of certainty, but there is probably a combination of factors.

It appears that a GREAT section of the church in England, if not the majority of the church, have lost direction. (And that is about as polite as I can put it.)

Much of the church is taken up with; being relevant, not being judgmental, seeking the best in everyone, etc. We are no longer, or rather some of the church is no longer salt and light, no longer prepared to proclaim the whole Bible truth, the nice and the hard to hear, but rather they are blind guides.

“Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.” (Matthew 15:14)

If you add to this the liberal media’s portrayal of Christianity and the removal of any form of real Christian teaching from school… leave to brew for around 50 years and you have a nation that has no understanding of what a true Christians is or what the Bible actually teaches.

Home Schooling

If you are not yet Home Schooling…

In some ways, this is a subject that we should be looking at on the Bible Matters website. Sertanly in teams of the theological reasons for home schooling, or home education as we prefer to think of it. However, I will at times bring up news items that should give you to seriously to seek the Lord as to whether you can still leave your children in a state school.

The Government intends to introduce a new statutory subject of ‘Relationships Education’ to all primary schools in England.

This new subject may well impose some level of sex education on children as young as four. Parents will have no right to withdraw their children from this teaching.

The Government is claiming that “intimate relationships” would still only be covered at secondary level, but the legislation is alarmingly wide in scope, and we regularly see legislation being used to promote a liberal agenda.

According to the Christian Institute, the Government says the new subject is likely to focus on “respect” and “tolerance” for “different types of relationships”. The terminology is so vague that this could include teaching on homosexual and bisexual relationships, as well as same-sex parenting and same-sex marriage. There is a real danger of confusing a right and appropriate respect for people with a wrong respect for all types of relationship.

It is my belief that our schools are becoming a danger to the morals of our children, and as parents, we should be taking up the responsibility to bring up our/God’s children.

We have home educated all our children, some through to University, if you want any help of advice on this matter, do please contact me.

Bible Illegal 53

Quoting the King James Bible is “abusive and a criminal matter”.

Michael Overd and Michael Stockwell were convicted yestoday (28 Feburary 2017) at Bristol Magistrates’ Court, of public order offences, for preaching the Bible in England.

A public prosecutor claimed that quoting parts of the King James Bible in the context of modern British society “must be considered to be abusive and is a criminal matter”.

The prosecutor argued that free speech must yield to multicultural reality in modern Britain and that there was a clear threat to violence due to the words of the preachers and the criticism of Islam.

There is an interview with Michael on The Red Pill Report No. 9

The men were found guilty under Section 31 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, for using “threatening or abusive words or behaviour or disorderly behaviour within the hearing or sight of a person likely to be caused harassment, alarm or distress, thereby, and that the offence was religiously aggravated.”

During the four-day trial, prosecutor Ian Jackson, claimed: “To say to someone that Jesus is the only God is not a matter of truth. To the extent that they are saying that the only way to God is through Jesus, that cannot be a truth.”

Mr Stockwell had quoted a Bible verse in which Jesus said “I am the way, the truth and the life” and that he is the only way to heaven. Mr Stockwell said: “Men should be able to proclaim the truth and have diverse differences in the public forum, agreeing to disagree without harm or repercussions. Truth today is the new hate.”

He continued: “I am an American and there is no free speech in England. You criticise Islam; and a group of individuals don’t like what you say and threaten violence to silence speech they disapprove of. The Police and Court shut down the ‘free speech’ to avoid public disorder. It is a green light to the Islamists and any other radical groups to silence speech. The Police should be protecting us.”

Mr Overd said: “You can’t have the threat of violence and public disorder to stop us criticising Islam and other lifestyles. Where is our freedom? If you don’t like what I said, just move on and let others hear the message, but they want to end the free speech.”

The court has awarded legal costs of £2016 against both Mr Overd and Mr Stockwell. A Criminal Behaviour Order is being pursued against Mr Overd, with the hearing delayed until May 2017.

Andrea Williams, chief executive of the Christian Legal Centre, which is supporting the preachers says that, “People will be shocked that a court now considers the Bible itself to be a form of hate speech.”

You can read more at the Christian Concern website.

Freemasonry

Has the Church of England sold out?

On top of the slide that is happening in the Church of Englands morals with regard to sexuality in the church, apparently on the 18th February, Canterbury Cathedral will be hosting a service to “celebrate” 300 years of Freemasonry.

The Duke of Kent, First Grand Principal

The Duke of Kent, First Grand Principal

The Duke of Kent, who as well as being a patron of the Canterbury Cathedral Trust is also a Grand Master of the Freemasons, (or First Grand Principal, the Holy Royal Arch equivalent of the Grand Master in Craft Freemasonry). He will be the guest of Very Revd Dr Robert Willis, the Dean of Canterbury, who will be taking the three-hour service. In attendance also will be the heads of Freemasonry in Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

Freemasons in Kent, Sussex and Surrey raised £300,000 in an appeal for the restoration of the North-West Transept of the Cathedral.

Asked whether the service was linked to the donation, a spokesperson for the Cathedral apparently said: “Indeed.”

The Cathedral made the connection between the gift and the service in an “invitation on behalf of the Masonic Province of East Kent”, which states:

“Freemasonry has been pleased to support Canterbury Cathedral for many years, helping to fund essential repairs to the building, and the training of a number of apprentice stonemasons. To mark this three hundred year celebration, a major donation of £300, 000 has been made jointly by the Freemasons of Sussex, Surrey and Kent, to support the restoration of the Cathedral’s North West Transept. Three hundred thousand, to mark three hundred years.”

Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury Cathedral

A spokesperson for the Archbishop of Canterbury declined to comment and referred queries to the Cathedral.

Well might he, decline to comment? What can he say about such an utter disgrace? One could say they might as well invite people from many other faiths to desecrate our churches… o they have already done this.

It appears that Masonic cash buys a lot of influence in the Church of England. Only a little while ago I was heating of a donation made by the Freemasons, for a costly, Savile Row clock, for conduction funerals.

“And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.” (Ephesians 5:11)

Proud to be gay

Not yet proud to be a Christian?

Today, members of the Church of England’s ruling body have voted not to “take note” of a controversial report on homosexuality and same-sex marriage, which I hope to look at later, but I was shocked by a poster held by a protestor. The poster read:

“Proud to be Gay, Now make me proud to be Christian”.

So you, whoever you are, (sorry I do not know your name), are proud of your chosen sexual practice. But not proud to be a Christian?

Just for now, I am not going to enter into the debate about pride and the challenges of should or should we not, take pride in things. Nor going to take on such verses as Ephesians 2:8-9 and us having no reason to boast, because the nature of the poster assumes it is ok to be proud and that it would also be possible to take pride in being a Christian. Well, we could if the Church of England was not so nasty.

If you, poster holder, are saved:

  • God loves you.
  • God has chosen you.
  • Jesus has laid down his life in ransom for you.
  • Suffered in the Garden for you weeping over his suffering versus your eternal salvation.
  • He bled on the cross out of love for you.
  • Through the Holy Spirit, you are regenerated, having new life in you
  • You are now in Christ, part of the body of Christ.
  • Jesus is preparing a place for you.

And you are proud of your sexual acts and not if the love and grace that Jesus has poured out on you. That seems to me somewhat ungrateful at the very least.

If you are truly born again, how can you despise you birthright, being brought by Christ, by publicly saying you can not be proud to be a Christian, bought at a price by the blood of Christ, unlet the Church of England legitimises you going against the bible?

“… thus Esau despised his birthright.” (Genesis 25:34)

Could one of these be Behemoth?

No dinosaurs in the Bible?

Today someone tried to persuade me that the bible was not true.

He posted this on my facebook page.

“The Bible is lies you can tell from page 1, it says God made earth and then God made people, saying absolutely zero about dinosaurs”

I thought I might share my answer here.

“It is strange, Genesis one does not specifically mention flamingos either, but I have never considered it a clinching proof of the non-existence of God.

However, I find the fact that the very first verse of the very first chapter of the Bible does mention Time, Space and Matter, not to mention force and energy, and that by verse three we have the electromagnetic spectrum pretty amazing. Especially considering that many people try to convince me that it was written by, ignorant, bronze age superstitious people.

“IN the beginning [time] God [force] created [energy] the heaven [space] and the earth [matter]. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light, [electromagnetic spectrum], and there was light.’ (Genesis 1:1–3).

Not bad for the first three verses.. ok it takes until v20, 24 to get to dinosaurs, but hay… God had put a whole chapter down to record the creation. As for dinosaurs in the Bible… the are all over the place but for now try the Behemoth Job 40:15-19. Tail like a cedar, bones like brass or iron… not an elephant. Hmmm sounds a bit like a dinosaur. The name dinosaur is not used, partly because it is written in Hebrew not English, but also because the word dinosaur was not used before 1842 when it was used by Richard Owen.

Nice try… but I will stick with the bible for now.

Old City Walls

Are wall builders evil?

Many, many people are condemning Donald Trump for his plan to build a wall on America’s southern border. Even members of my family are tweeting about how wrong this is…

I thought I might step back and give some thought about walls and wall builders. What are walls for? Why do people build walls?  Are walls and people who build walls good or bad, right or wrong.

I was going to start with the Bible as this is, and must be, our foundation, but I thought first I would just have a think about walls in our everyday life.

My home.

Door LockAt home I have walls. My house has walls around it that keep us warm and safe and keep our goods safe. These walls have windows and doors in them, and these windows and doors have locks on them. These walls keep out the cold, wind and rain. The windows and doors let in the things I want in the house, light, fresh air, and friends. Generally speaking, most of us would consider that we have the right to have walls in our homes. And that we should have the right to let in those we things want in, and to keep out those we do not want within our homes.

I do not have a historical right to the land our house is on, I do not even own the house, we rent the house. However, most ordinary people would not consider us to be evil for locking the door to our house to keep people out when we go out for the day. Nor do I lock my house to keep out good law abiding people, there is no need to keep them locked out. I lock my house against the criminal and unlawful.

People who call for a borderless world.

Very few people who are, ‘anti-wall’ would leave their home unlocked when they were away. Most of the prominent individuals who call for a borderless world, or who use rhetoric like “build bridges not walls,” have walls around their own property.

vatican city walls

Vatican City Walls

The Daily Mail, “When Francis visited the border during a trip to Mexico in February, he said that politicians who propose to build walls instead of bridges are ‘not Christian.’ The Vatican, however, is protected by 40 ft. tall walls. Has anyone noticed the Pope building any bridges over these walls?

Michelle Obama, addressing the class of 2016 at the City College of New York, said, “Here in America we don’t let our differences tear us apart. Here in America, we don’t give in to our fears; we don’t build walls to keep people out.” However, the Obama’s new house has a fresh new wall and fence barrier around it with a Secret Service booth. So if people in America do not build walls to keep people out, is this wall to keep the Obama children in?

No, despite the many protestations of we want an open world, when it comes down to it, we each want to have the comfort of at least a small secure area. People have the right to security, so do nations.

If you demand the right to enter and live in the Vatican or the Obama’s new home, you will soon find yourself being shown in a very clear way that you do not have the right to live in either or those places.

I can invite people in, and have even invited homeless people into my home and given them food, and a warm place to live. However, that is at my invitation, not at their forcing their way into my house.

So, what about the Bible?

Adam and Eve lived in a beautiful garden. No wall there! Having said that, there were no clothes or death, and initially no sin either.

flaming swordsHowever, before we get to the end of the third chapter, Adam and Eve have been put out of the garden, and there are Cherubim, with flaming swords keeping Adam and his wife from re-entering the Garden of Eden. No mention of a wall, but the is, as it were a wall of fire. If there were still no sin, we would have no need of walls.

The wall of fire around the Garden of Eden was to keep Adam and Eve out, for their own good, and for our good too. But some walls are to keep the people inside safe. If we look into the story of the return of the Jews from exile in Babilon, we might find Nehemiah upset at the lack of a wall to keep the inhabitants of Jerusalem safe.

The message got to Nehemiah that, “… The remnant that are left of the captivity there in the province are in great affliction and reproach: the wall of Jerusalem also is broken down, and the gates thereof are burned with fire. And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days, and fasted, and prayed before the God of heaven.” (Nehemiah 1:3–4)

Nehemiah knows that it is a sad thing for a people to be left vulnerable to evil people.

Even in the New Jerusalem, there will be walls and gates. “[New Jerusalem] had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel.” (Revelation 21:12)

Now you may be boiling, and saying, “You are as bad as Trump and are calling all Mexicans evil!” No! I do not lock my home because everyone in England is evil. I lock my door because some people in England are bad, and I do not know when they will try to enter my house and burgle it.

Trump is not proposing to build a wall to keep the good Mexicans, who would only enter America legally out. The wall is to keep out the bad Mexicans who not only enter America illegally but also traffic guns, drugs and slaves across the border.

On top of the few ‘bad Mexicans’ who might need to be kept from entering America illegally, there are the other people, other than Mexicans, that cross Mexico to reach America, who may be deterred from being in Mexico on the way to America.

Trump is being painted as a racist because he wants to provide safety and security to the country that elected him to be the President. Maybe we should give it a little time and see if he acts like a racist or a president. If he starts deporting legal, law abiding Hispanics or other minorities, then maybe we should brand him a racist. However, if he, on the whole, only deports murderers, thieves, violent gang members, drug suppliers and other illegals, them maybe we should stop using such emotive and unwarranted language.

UK on a collision course

The Guardian Newspaper states that, the UK role in brokering the UN’s resolution condemning Israel re its policy of building settlements on occupied Palestinian territory has left, ‘the UK on a collision course not just with Israel, but at odds with Donald Trump.’

There are at least three much more important issues that arise from the UK involvement in this disastrous resolution.

First, and here I will not go into all the biblical and historical evidence surrounding the facts of this situation, You can find out much for the background from John McTernan on the H&H report here.

But the facts is that it is not just Israel and Donald Trump that the UK is on a collision course with, But God. God is building the nation of Israel and will protect the nation of Israel and Jerusalem will be where Jesus returns at his second coming.

And before you get all huffy with me and go off about all the evils of Israel as a nation, give the time to watch John McTernan on the H&H report, and get a little of the UN/media/leftist propaganda out of your mind.

Second, we open the UK up to punishment for standing against the Lord’s anointed nation. Time is short and maybe another time I will look at the biblical support and the historic evidence for the punishment that God meters out to nations that stand against Israel.

Third, we are partakers in the events that are setting up the middle east for a major war. From the time of George W Bush and then accelerating through Barack Husain Obama, the middle east has been ripped apart. In some ways, it might be heard to see how things can get and worse, but they can.

The Muslim nations surrounding Israel have all sworn at times in the past that they will destroy Israel. If Israel is forced to return to what are sometimes referred to as pre-1967 borders, Israel will be left with an area of land that is indefensible against attack from it enemies.

Pushing Israel up against the wall like this will give them little or no alternative but to fight back, either against the coalition of 70 countries, that are trying to cripple the state of Israel or against the local nations, should they attack.

Be very, very careful, if they can, the media will persuade you that it is always Israel that is in the wrong and the Palestinians who are seeking peace. This is very far from the truth.

I can not say more now, time is running out and I want to post this today, but one last thing. PRAY, Pray for Israel and for God’s hand of protection on Israel, but also on us, if or when we move against Israel.