Hey-yo from North East- We are actually dealing with two separate countries here. The Presbyterian Church quoted here, as also the Anglican, Catholic and Methodist Churches are organised on an all-Ireland (two states basis), and are generally separate from England, Scotland and Wales, (I.e. the rest of the United Kingdom).
The two countries are Northern Ireland, still a part of the United Kingdom, usually ruled by a compulsory coalition of Democratic Ulster Unionists (want to continue in the U.K.), and Sinn Fein, Republicans who want to join the Republic of Ireland. When the coalition failed last year, Westminster imposed temporary direct rule, and forced abortion and âgay marriageâ on the reluctant province!! Northern Ireland has now left the EU, like the rest of the U.K., and has a sterling currency.
The Republic of Ireland is a totally separate country, has left its Catholic roots, is totally secular, is in the EU and uses the euro. However, separately it does have a sort of customs union with the UK, and at present both countries are now the same as far as abortion and âgay rightsâ are concerned.
Our British culture is very different, but until the 18th century, and in fact well into the 19th century people did carry arms. Officers actually had to purchase their commission in the army and then sold it when they left.That was abolished by the mid 19th century, in favour of normal paid armed services, as well as duelling, which was made illegal.
Bearing arms for things like personal protection at home, carried on of course, into the 20th century, though increasingly hedged about by regulation, and weapons for sporting purposes, hunting, etc was allowed under strict conditions.
In the late 20th century, we had two major shootouts, one in Hungerford in Berkshire, and later one by a corrupt and Masonic scoutmaster in a primary school in Dunblane in Scotland, (he had been allowed a gun licence by the local chief Constable, also a Mason). After this all revolvers and pistols were seized from all citizens, though large manual rifles are still permitted with strict conditions. Even our Olympic shooting teams must practice abroad!!
It is the mainstream Catholic bishops, supporters of Pope Francis and his globalist leftist ambitions, that have zealously supported the WHO / UN, the leftist politicians in the complete lockdowns and closure of churches. It is Archbishop Vigano, and some other Traditionalist Catholics like him that are actually in a very despised minority. Pope Francis and most of his supporter bishops are into the New World Order, globalism, environmentalism, interfaith and leftist causes up to their necks, It is Pope Francis who betrayed his own Chinese Catholic Church, and threw them under the bus, by recognising the Communist appointed bishops, and the state approved Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association. There used to be a humorous saying, âIs the Pope Catholic?â This one definitely is not, as he not only opposes evangelical Biblical doctrine, but actually even his Catholic doctrine!!!
I have read this on the Traditionalist Catholic websites. Archbishop Vigano was once the Papal Nuncio to the USA, (the Popeâs ambassador). He is the one who blew the cover of Pope Francis, and the liberal bishops and cardinals who covered up sexual abuse.
He also revealed and blew up the cover up over the former Cardinal Archbishop of Washington, John McCarrick, who was a multiple sexual abuser of seminarians and young priests, and who covered up for many priests, mostly homosexual, who had been involved in sexual abuse. Later on former Cardinal McCarrick was first of all expelled from the College of Cardinals, then stripped of his clerical status (laicised), sent as a lay brother to a friary, and now seems to have disappeared altogether. He had been a most influential Cardinal, and had appointed most of the heading leftist clergy in the USA, and advised Popes John Paul II and Pope Francis on the appointment of many bishops. Pope Benedict XVI did sideline him, but this was overturned. Archbishop Vigani is now in hiding, but occasionally surfaces to make hostile pronouncements regarding Pope Francis.
This almost seems like a science fiction novel, and is quite shocking!! Classrooms will have to be laid out like exam rooms with separate spaced out desks, these separate play areas in playgrounds, children constantly lectured and barracked to stay separate, one way systems inhales and buildings, probably a ban on cooked school dinners in sit down areas, ban on all p.e., school concerts, clubs, societies, organised sports. What a nightmare!! This will be accompanied by a lot of fearful propaganda. I think that given all this, many parents will prefer to continue home schooling!!
My church, which doesnât do live-streaming, (but the pastor is recording a weekly video sermon from his study each week, which is on SA), does not have choirs, vocal soloists, but only congregational singing of traditional hymns, using a hymn book, accompanied by a venerable pipe organ, and when the organist is away, a computerised piano with hymn tunes pre loaded!!
According to some of your tyrannical governors and mayors, restrictions on churches could last for a year or even 18 months, until a vaccine is produced (mandatory?, Bill Gates?), and the ban would in many cases cover all live vocal singing, all wind instruments, but also the sacraments or ordinances of baptism and communion. I believe this is clearly unacceptable, but I do think that most evangelical pastors here will simply jump to, and obey immediately.
We did run a British version of this show for a few years a couple of decades ago; I think it was in the late afternoon or early evening on ITV, the commercial rival to the state approved BBC, (the one for all television viewers have to pay a compulsory licence fee). ITV carried adverts, and was made up of separate regional companies, but now all merged into one. I think it had two successive hosts, one called Lesley Crowther, and I forgot the name of the other one. I never liked this show, it always seemed to cater to the worst consumerist aspects. There was a kind of âboobyâ prize, Dusty Bin!! It did have some brief popularity, but the British tend to actually prefer quiz shows, and âThe Price is Rightâ was discontinued here after a while, unless it is running on a cable channel.
As to the wickedness of RuPaul and his abortion donation, I guess the drag queens are fed up with not being able to brainwash little children with their perverseness in public libraries, which are now closed due to the lockdown!!
I have heard that while abortion clinics are open and doing full business, in some US states, and using up vitally needed medical supplies and equipment, and prisoners are being released early from prisons, and while churches are locked up, or forced to observe ultra strict conditions for public worship, yet some folk whose businesses have been shut down are being harassed, threatened with fines and jail time if they open up their business.
I have heard of a 77 year old barber, in Michigan,who has worked all his life, no doubt fought in wars, who has never taken any benefits, and who not having operated since the beginning of the lockdown, has now, no doubt observing cleanliness and physical distancing as far as possible, been stripped of his business and hairdressers licences, and threatened with over $1,000 fines, and 1 years jail for every single haircut!! This is ubiquitous and smacks of North Korea, USSR, Cuba, Venezuela and of course China where this virus came from!!!
No, John U.K., and dear Mr Lincoln, Christians need to be aware, yes, we need to pray, but citizens in the USA, need to stand up against this. I actually believe there was something in things in the barcode, and the EU, ((which technically we in Britain are out of, but I am still watching out for tricks by the EU to keep us in!!), but the time wasnât right, the technology wasnât quite advanced enough, and I do believe, to a great extent, that the Lord has put a restraint on a lot of things.
However, as I see the time of the Lordâs return drawing near, the enemy and his forces are getting bolder, and brasher. Sadly many Christians do not believe that these folks mean what they say, as many did not believe Adolph Hitler in the 1930âs, when he said clearly in his book âMein Kampfâ, what he intended to do with the Jews. They felt that he was exaggerating, it was all hype, and when he saw that he was not believed, he went ahead and did precisely what he said he would do. We must not make the same mistake now. May the Lord give us wisdom.
We must pray for the Northern Nigerian Christians. They face 4 challenges, alongside often being quite poor economically. The first is the total corruption and inactivity of the Federal Government there that seems to do absolutely nothing to protect them. The second is having to live in sharia law local Muslim States in their federal system. The third and fourth are the virtually unchecked murders, kidnappings, rapes, tortures and village and church burnings carried out by both the terrorist group Boko Haram, (active also in neighbouring countries), and the Muslim Fulani tribal herdsmen.
Let us also remember Leah Sharibu, kidnapped at 15, not released with others because she would not convert to Islam, and now on her 17th birthday, it has apparently according to at least one African news source, that she has now been forced to say the Shehada, and maybe pregnant by a Boko Haram commander whom she has been forced to marry, no doubt with dire threats, physical violence and repeated tape. Please pray for her.
There you have it folks. If this gets through the Congress, (I am sure that it will get through the Democrat controlled House of Representatives, but I do hope that the Senate and President Trump will refuse it), you have here a Communist China type law, that will override several clauses of your constitution, and will empower federal, state and local governments to track,trace, forcibly detain and even yank people by force out of their houses, (some horrifying grainy videos of Chinese medical and police authorities in hazmat medical suits doing this to people in Wuhan in the first week or so of the virus have appeared).
No doubt this âMark of the Beastâ type law, with its incredible Biblucal number of 6666, will be combined with other messures, to force all citizens, unless they have already passed an antibody immunity test for Coronavirus, to take the vaccine, which by the way your US military, yes military, has already been authorised to purchase, 500 million pre-filled syringes, with an option for a RFID type chip, it maybe even Bill Gates dissolvable needles with marking dye. This is not conspiracy theory, there is loads of documentation on this. Other countries are preparing to pass similar measures. We need to wake up!!!
Marie Stopes, along with the Brookes Clinics and the British Pregnacy Advice Service (BPAS), and the Family Planning Association, are the British versions of Planned Parenthood, there in the USA.
They sponsor and support abortions and contraceptions in their own clinics, and also in the state NHS (National Health Service).
Marie Stopes was around, here in Britain, I believe at the same time as Margaret Sanger in the USA. She was a committed evolutionist, Darwinian and eugenics advocate, and in the 1930âs, an admirer of Adolf Hitler, then rising in his rule of Nazi Germany. She even wrote him a letter of support and agreed with his earlier eugenics policies. Basically, she was a racist.
In the end, it is not surprising that her successors in her organisation are receiving donations from pornography barons!! Such is the evil and wickedness of abortion and pornography, a proof that the two things stand together!!
Donât forget that Professor Ferguson, who influenced our PM and British Givernment, but also influenced your Drs Fauci and Birx, was recently caught out breaking his own lockdown rules, by allowing his married lover to cross London on two occasions, to be with him, and had to resign from the two main advisory councils he was involved in, which advised the government. I am glad to see he had been sidelined, but what harm he has done, not only in Britain, but in many other countries. These elites want to lord it over everybody themselves, while they live as they like and bend the rules for themselves. However, the Lord will have them in confusion, (Psalm 2).
Though things have now improved here in Britain, and many of the food shortages here have levelled out, and even toilet rolls are now making a good appearance, I understand in the USA, where meat particularly is slaughtered and processed by only a few huge corporations, that are apparently owned by multi national globalists, and even the cattlemanâs association there has been taken over by pro-environmentalist people, who actually wish to destroy the beef industry, at the first sign of COVID19, when many of the workers contracted the disease, many of them instantly closed down. There are effectively virtually no small meat processors there, so cheap foreign meat is being imported, processed in the USA and then falsely labelled as USA meat!! Jim Schneider on his Crosstalk phone in programme on VCR America Christian radio station has done some exposes on this. You can actually find these here on SA!! Thankfully our British labelling laws are much stricter, and meat must show the true country of origin, and many supermarkets even show the actual farmerâs name and county where the meat came from.
From time to time I watch videos from the Traditionalist Catholics. These are the sort that stick by and large to the old pre-Vatican 2 Traditional Tridentine Latin Mass, and who detest the many various innovations introduced by Popes and bishops since the 1960âs. They are particularly appalled at this Pope Francis, and are very angry with him. Watching their videos, one can see that the mainstream official Roman Catholic Church is quickly going the way of the Liberal mainstream Protestant denominations. One of their recent exposes was that certain cardinals and Vatican officials were milking the Peterâs Pence, a kind of semi-voluntary tax paid by Catholics for charitable work by the Pope. These corrupt cardinals were using the funds illicitly to support causes opposed to Catholic teaching, and some of it even went to finance the latest film about the LGBT pop star Elton John!! Despite being blacked out by the official Catholic media, they have through their own organisations effectively exposed this, and many lay Catholics, also excluded by their weak leftist bishops from the Catholic sacraments during the forced closure of their churches in the pandemic, have withdrawn their financial support!!
Unfortunately, John UK, I am not making up conspiracy theories. I am not into that. However, the ID2020 programme, the strange Event201 in New York City, of all places, held in October 2019, featuring people like Bill Gates, WHO, the UN, Johns Hopkins University, and a strong Chinese delegation, combined with very clear and detailed websites of bodies like the World Economic Forum, which are easy to look up, show their agenda very clearly and what they hope to achieve.
In the 1930âs, Adolf Hitler very clearly laid out what he wanted to do with the Jews, and everyone laughed it off, and thought âno, heâs a little bit extreme, itâs just a little bit of exaggeration, he wonât really do thatâ. The other countries did nothing when discriminatory laws against Jews were passed in Germany, and by the time the war broke out, Hitler knew he had a free hand, and intensified his Holocaust against the Jews, and did exactly what he said in Mein Kampf. The globalists will do the same. They never let a crisis go to waste.
Yes, Jim, it is true that we have almost total devolution in Britain. The UK government and the Westminster Parliament is responsible for all matters in England, and for immigration, defence, foreign affairs, and some taxation issues in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and also for some court and justice issues in Wales. Everything else is devolved to the Scottish government and Parliament in Scotland, the Welsh government and Assembly in Wales, and the newly reconstituted compulsory coalition government and Assembly in Northern Ireland, (except for a year or so of disastrous direct rule by Westminster last year, when abortion and LGBTQ âmarriageâ was forced on NI when their politicians couldnât agree on a coalition).
Northern Ireland tends to follow the much stricter lockdown provisions of the Republic of Ireland, which it has a land border with, while both the Welsh and Scottish governments are also geared for a stricter stay at home message. The trouble is with all this is that economically we cannot go on for months and months and months with a strict lockdown.
Why are there so few pastors that are standing up for the right, with sensible conditions, and I repeat, sensible conditions, not extreme hysteria, and hype, to worship freely?
The reason that there may be a second spike, if there is one, is precisely because everyone has been hiding in houses. The models put forward by the now disgraced Professor Ferguson, who was caught out disobeying his own guidelines, and in the USA, Drs Fauci and Birx, have proved to be deeply flawed and deficient. The number of deaths has been way below the alarmist projections made. Some places like Sweden said we are not going to ruin our economy, not are we going to destroy everyoneâs freedom, but we will have physical distancing and avoid events with great crowds Otherwise things were fairly normal. That is how it should have been. You quarantine the sick, not mass house arrest the well. Testing should have been at the forefront, not lockdown.
Yes, John UK; but how long. These characters are spinning this out as long as possible, 18 months, 1 year. They want you to take Bill Gates vaccine with the dissolvable needles with dye that leaves a permanent scannable indelible marker, and no one can do anything or go back to ânormalâ unless you have taken this vaccine.
Yes, we should be sensible and in the meantime observe physical distancing, and good cleanliness.
But are we to not sing out praises to God, is our pastor to preach with a face mask on, is there to be a continuing ban of communion and baptisms, are house groups to be banned indefinitely, no Sunday school, childrenâs activities, or fellowship meals? Were churches suspended indefinitely in the great plagues of the past? Are disabled, elderly people to be banned for the rest of their life from church?
Do you know that if someone is run over by a bus, or has a fatal heart attack, and at the morgue, they have a positive Coronavirus test, the death is put down as COVID19. Something very fishy here!!!
Indeed this judge has clearly already decided his verdict before the case has even started, is totally biased, and should either recuse himself from the case and then another judge be chosen, or if he refuses, he should be taken off the case compulsorily and replaced.
I suspect that this would be the case under English, and I am sure Scottish law, (Scotland has its own completely separate legal system). A judge who clearly shows his bias before the case even starts is not a fit judge to try the case. Judges like that should only exist in absolute dictatorships like Communist or Nazi. Courts in those places have âshow trialsâ, and the verdict is a foregone conclusion!!
As for these three young ladies, in USA and the young lady here in Britain that is pursuing a similar sort of case, I wish them all the best, and pray that they win their case.