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We must indeed pray for our brothers and sisters in North Korea.
There are those in Nazi-style concentration forced labour or re-education camps, with meagre rations, disease, sadistic guards, terrible conditions, daily torture, medical experiments, crying out to God, and maybe surreptitiously witnessing to other prisoners, many of whom are violent criminals, and their lives are in danger from guards, the other prisoners, and disease. Most of them are serving life or indeterminate sentences.
Our other brothers and sisters are â€śat libertyâ€ť, but what liberty. Working long hours, very low pay in state enterprises, or illegal precarious private work, or others disabled, sick, unable to work, with starvation rations in little towns and villages, with street corner spies everywhere, and faithfully meeting in basements, or out in forests, or secret places, fearfully reading hand written pages of bible verses or hymns, that they canâ€™t even really sing too loudly, and maybe even separate from their children, because the little ones might accidentally say too much to the teachers at the state school, and bring down a violent police raid on them and their whole family.
I am surprised that in the Canadian Anglican Church it was the Bishops, that held up the â€śgay marriageâ€ť, rather than the clergy, or more particularly the laity. In England, (Wales and Scotland are separate in the Anglican Church, and follow the Leftist route, and are not part of the state established Anglican Church which only applies to England), the Bishops are the leading pro-LGBT force, the clergy are not far behind, and the laity are the ones who are generally resisting â€śgay marriageâ€ť. At present â€śgay marriagesâ€ť are illegal to take place in Anglican churches, but our government, no doubt, will soon reverse that.
As for Canada, I suspect that all this will be academic anyway, as I am sure the Leftist government of Justin Trudeau will soon take the decision out of their hands, and force all churches to conduct â€śgay marriagesâ€ť, ordain homosexual clergy, censor â€śunhelpfulâ€ť and â€ścontroversialâ€ť Bible passages and preaching and be fully â€śgender inclusiveâ€ť, or face prosecution and persecution.
Well, shame he was a Jesuit, and therefore an ardent follower of the Jesuit Pope, Pope Francis, and also of his own Jesuit superior, known as the â€śBlack Popeâ€ť.
The actual prayer is a good one, if it had been uttered by an Evangelical Protestant born again and regenerated chaplain.
There are indeed darker forces operating freely in the House of Representatives, and we must hope that the US electorate sees through the terrible deception, and gets many of the Communistic Socialist folks out of office in 2020.
However, with many of the professed evangelicals buckling, the US only needs to lose the House once again, the Senate, and maybe the President and his deputy, or even if Trump and Pence scrape through but are hamstrung, then I fear your US is finished for good!!
Lord Shinkwin is himself disabled, and I think he is a wheelchair user. Other peers also generally are older people and have a variety of disabilities.
Lord Shinkwin and other disabled peers, in the House of Lords, but also some elected members of the House of Commons that successfully fought against a controversial euthanasia bill, a couple of years ago which was defeated.
Yes, ideally abortionists, doctors, nurses and administrators ideally should face the death penalty, if we indeed lived in a Christian theocracy . A complete ban on abortion for any reason is indeed what should be pressed for.
As to subjecting mothers who have abortions automatically to the death penalty or prison, I do have some mixed feelings on that.
Obviously women who boast about it, or do it to have a career, or because they donâ€™t want a disabled child, or want a child of the other sex, should be prosecuted in an ideal society.
However, there are some scenarios where a women is forced, or raped, and then placed under tremendous pressure. A case could be where also a lady from certain religious communities where rape is actually treated as a disgrace by the community who would be killed by her family or community in an â€śhonourâ€ť kiling, if she fell pregnant as a result, as they actually accuse the woman of adultery, while the male rapist mysteriously goes off totally free, because 2 male witnesses were not available to testify on her behalf.
Other women may have mental incapacity, or may have learning difficulties, or may be forced by a violent boyfriend, scheming parents or a pimp to have an abortion, or may now be driven to the clinic, as an underage girl by t
One can only pray for this deluded and deceived doctor that has just been terminated as President of that wicked organisation, the ironically and wrongly so-called Planned Parenthood.
The fact is, I think, that this medical person has seemingly never read a full unbiased biography of the infamous Hitlerian and racist founder of the PP organisation, Margaret Sanger, the great eugenicist.
No doubt, being a true secularist, Dr Wen obviously never read the Old Testament accounts of what happened when the pagan Canaanites worshiped their false gods, like Baal, Astarte, Chemosh, Molech and others, who demanded infant sacrifice and ritual prostitution, and how the disobedient Israelites were judged when they abandoned the true God of their fathers, and worshipped these gods, with all the practices that went with it.
Thieves often fall out, and obviously due to the reverses that PP has had at the federal level, the powers that be could no longer hold that it was a medical healthcare issue, but a quasi-religious one, and they would have to go down that route to survive!!!
1 interesting note:- In the original referendum by the Scottish Nationalists for â€śindependenceâ€ť from Britain, but within the EU, which they lost some years ago, one of the main sticking points was that Scotland didnâ€™t actually want to join the failed Euro single currency, which new members of the EU are supposed to do, but to continue with the British pound, knowing they could never have their own exclusive currency!! Three private Scottish banks (Royal Bank of Scotland, Bank of Scotland and Clydesdale Bank), at the moment do have a statutory right to print sterling notes, which are valid tender in Scotland as well as the normal Bank of England ones, though the coins are the same.
There are multitudes of â€śliberalâ€ť pro-EU anti-Brexit Conservatives, all the Liberal Democratâ€™s, most of the Labour Party, all the Greens, all the Scottish and Welsh Nationalists, and some pro-EU anti-Brexit Independents, who are teaming up with the globalists, environmentalists and big international business and the mainly leftist media to keep us in the EU, or if not, cobble a â€śdealâ€ť to keep us tied to EU, in a kind of â€śassociateâ€ť membership, with elements of a Customs Union, and / or Single Market, and subservience of some sort, however limited, to Brussels and its courts and laws, but without sears in the rubber stamp EU Parliament.
I am somewhat sceptical as to whether we will actually leave on 31st October 2019!!!
Since then, despite statements to the contrary, many political powers in Britain, backed by the EU, have connived to get rid of Northern Ireland, and butter it up for ultimate reabsorption into the Republic of Ireland, the EU and of course the Eurozone.
The Republic of Ireland has thrown off much of its Catholic identity, due to paedophile scandals, and the abuse of girls and women in the terrible Magdalena Laundries run by nuns, and is now an aggressively secular country, having overthrown its own Constitution and adopted â€śgayâ€ť marriage, and virtually unlimited abortion.
The evangelicals in Northern Ireland are shortly about to be betrayed and handed over to this, I believe.
It was in Ireland that the Catholic King James II was finally defeated in 1690, having been deposed in 1688 after having a Catholic male heir, and seeking to turn England into a Catholic country, in favour of his Protestant daughter Mary II and her Dutch husband William III.
Many devoutly Protestant settlers from England and Scotland had gone to Ireland, particularly in what is now Northern Ireland, and that area became majority Protestant. The rest was majority Catholic.
After the disastrous Potato Famine in the early 19th century, and whole scale Catholic emigration to US, there was a movement of rebellion and independence for Ireland. This culminated in the main part of Ireland receiving independence after the 1st World War.
The Protestant majority in the North refused to become a minority in a Catholic country, and stayed part of Britain.
The Catholic Republican Irish did not accept this, and through political pressure and terrorism have always stood against this, hence the terrible troubles of the 1970â€™s.
No John UK, it is not as simple as that. Northern Ireland is still part of the U.K., not part of the Republic of Ireland.
We must not forget that it was actually the Pope in the time of king Henry II, I believe, who granted previously independent Ireland, which was not at the time Roman Catholic, but had its own Celtic Church, to the English. That put an end to the independence of the Irish Church, as well as the state.
England lost its Celtic Church to the Roman Catholic Church some centuries earlier, in the Saxon days, in the Synod of Whitby in 664 AD, when the Northumbrian King, a Celtic Christian, King Oswy, had narried a Catholic princess from Kent, and the Synod decided for Rome. The Celtic bishops, missionaries, monks and priests either accepted Rome, or went back to Scotland or Ireland. The Celtic Church died out soon after.
Later on, in the 16th and 17th centuries, fired up by the Protestant Reformation and Puritan zeal many settlers from Scotland and England went over to Ireland, particularly to what us now Northern Ireland, and settled there.
In Britain, it is now totally illegal to do any kind of formal work with children, without obtaining a fully enhanced up to date DBS Certificate, which is basically an elaborated police check into criminal records, which must be requested by the sponsoring or employing organisation, with a signed statement, personal photographic and household identity documents produced, and the last 5 years addresses. An organisation ought always to take out serious references, and check them, including if a Christian organisation, church and employment references.
Certificates should be updated about every 2 or 3 years.
What a tragic story!! I guess it was things like this that caused this school to give up its boarding houses and become a day school.
Paedophiles are often crafty people, and will get into any situation where there are children, even if it means pretending to be born again and take church office, a missionary, or missionary school teacher.
It is not just the Roman Catholic Church that has problems like this, but Protestant and even Evangelical churches.
Besides, it would be better if missionary children were not educated separately from Christian locals, exclusively in English, but should get at least some exposure to the language, food and those aspects of local culture that are not unbiblical. Perhaps, local churches should set up genuinely Christian schools in the local language, or encourage homeschooling. This would avoid a lot of these problems!!
I am sad and shocked that many evangelical Christians are ardent devotees of the Roman Catholic theology of St Augustine, who launched the Replacement Theology, that emphasised perpetually punished and stripped Israel, and the great triumphant Church.
I am also appalled that evangelical Christians support, along with the theological and political liberals, the so called 2 state solution, which really is a 1 state solution, leading to a sharia Islamic Jew-free Arabic state of Palestine, and some ardently have embraced so called â€śChristian Palestinianismâ€ť. This is an utter disgrace.
The great Reformed Anglican Bishop, J C Ryle, who opposed Catholicism and wrote about the Puritans and Reformers, was
1). The Sabbath for Christians. No, we do not celebrate the Sabbath, which is Friday sundown to Saturday sundown. I do wish my Reformed friends would stop calling Sunday the Sabbath. (I am Reformed in theology, too). It is not, it is the Lordâ€™s Day, given to the Church in the New Covenant, to celebrate the Lordâ€™s Resurrection, but also a day of rest, and yes, I believe the 4th Commandment still applies, and has not been abrogated. We Christians should joyfully celebrate the Lordâ€™s Day. I do remember as a boy, when most shops were closed on Sunday, now in Britain, large shops have restricted hours, and everything else, including small shops, opens when they like. A pity in many ways.
2). Though I am Reformed, I do not subscribe to Replacement Theology, as God has not forgotten His promises to the Jews or to Israel, but they will be fully restored to faith in Yeshua, the Lord Jesus Christ, as their true Messiah, having been double crossed in their 3rd Temple, by the wicked Antichrist, the False Messiah, when he declares himself to be god in the middle of the tribulation.
I agree with Dr Tim on this one, and we Christians should remember if God does not keep His promises to the Jews or Israel, He may not keep His promises to the Church. â€śLet God be true, a
Without delay, all truly born again and biblical Christian evangelical parents in California should with immediate effect withdraw all their school age children from public schools, and either send them to genuinely and totally independent Christian evangelical schools, or homeschool them.
Unfortunately this is a tenderising of Northern Ireland for eventual reunion with the Republic of Ireland, and of course the EU and the eurozone. The Republic of Ireland recently overthrew their own Constitution and accepted â€śgayâ€ť marriage and abortion.
The British Government in Westminster, of whatever political colour, is never going to allow a normal free election in Northern Ireland, but insists that there must be a coalition of the two opposite parties of the principally and generally anti-EU right wing Protestant Democratic Unionist Party (wishes N Ireland to remain part of Britain) and the mainly nominally Catholic and pro-EU left wing Republican Sinn Fein (wishes N Ireland to be absorbed by the Republic of Ireland).
To force â€śgayâ€ť marriage and abortion on N Ireland in the absence of a properly devolved Assembly or Parliament and Government and without the agreement of the people of the province is absolutely disgraceful and undemocratic.
In Britain we may or may not crash out of the EU, or may end up as a kind of lesser or â€śassociateâ€ť member of it, but we may well lose N Ireland, and maybe even Scotland over it. Perhaps a judgment from the Lord!!!