Dear Frank, mask mandates have absolutely nothing to do with health, but are grabs for power using fear to get us ready for the coming to be made mandatory Covid 19 vaccine, with aborted baby tissue, DNA changing agents, and identity marking of some kind, through an injectable chip, or using dissolvable needles that release a permanent scannable dye called âLuciferaseâ, that proves you have received the vaccine. Most of these mask mandates have not been properly discussed in parliament or congress or the legislative body, and are subject to the whim of a governor, mayor, prime minister or president, advised by an unelected unaccountable health officer. In Britain I am shocked at how people have been brainwashed by the main media, tv, radio, newspapers and social internet media that screech on about âcases, cases, casesâ, and âdonât be selfish, protect your neighbourâ. Here people are wearing masks outside (not required yet by British law), putting masks on little children, (not required yet in England or Wales under 11 years old, Scotland unfortunately it is 4 years old and up), and dear old folk, brainwashed with fear, who used to enjoy their outside walk, now bowed down on the outside with a mask!!! Even many churches brought in mask wearing before it was made compulsory, com
I wish some English churches would have singing like this outside, and inside that we should sing like this. This ridiculous COVID 19 ban on singing is outrageous!! It was also lovely there was none of this vacuous CCM 7/11 repetitive no doctrine and vague words nonsense. May the Lord bless this church, and I pray that the citizens of Moscow, Idaho, will cone to the Lord in large numbers. Psalm 9 vv 2, 11 - I will be glad and rejoice in Thee: I will sing praise to Thy Name, O Thou most High... Sing praises to the LORD, which dwelleth in Zion: declare among the people His doings. Psalm 47 v 6,7 - Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King, sing praises. For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding.
I actually saw the video of the psalm and hymn singing, and the arrest of 3 of the couple of hundred present, a young married couple, and another man. The local mayor had just extended to the New Year, an indoors and outdoors mask mandate, and yet this is a rural county and fairly small town where no one had been hospitalised since March for coronavirus, and there have been zero deaths from it. This church is a traditional Reformed church, I believe and they were singing hymns and psalms outside the town hall. There had been hypocrisy by the mayor, as he had presided at an outdoor wedding, without a mask, and one of his councilmen too, somewhat earlier. Yet a BLM protest had taken place somewhat previously, (though no looting at this one, without any arrests). These COVID 19 decrees are certainly one sided. The 3 people were released later on, but this is the shape of things to come. By the way, what superb singing!!! It was wonderful!
Thankfully, as I explained under another thread on SA, there is now some muted protest from some church leaders, (sadly not evangelical ones, who are deathly silent at the moment). The Archbishops of Canterbury and York, who in March were very quick to order the total closure of Anglican churches, exceeding the government regulations at the time,(though these caught up within a couple of weeks), have now released a letter to the government protesting at the idea of a second national lockdown, and admitting cautiously that they were wrong to close down the churches in March so readily accord with the government edicts. I think that there is a great concern with things like alcoholism, drug addiction, loneliness, suicidal, domestic and child abuse, and inconsistencies and arbitrariness about some of the regulations. There was also a hint, very veiled, of disapproval at the the government interfering with worship and access to the churches. The âRule of Sixâ has already been criticised by the two Archbishops. Unfortunately, as yet, not a word from any major evangelical leaders, at present.
Except that Paul does mention about effeminacy being totally wrong and it is very clear that there are biblical standards for how men and women behave. Praise God that this âself declarationâ for transgenderism has been defeated for now, but it will rear its ugly head again. Also the leftist devolved governments in Scotland and Wakes may well go ahead with this, and the compulsory coalition in Northern Ireland has a leftist party that may also push for this. If the âconservativesâ fall out of power in the UK government that regulates England, both main opposition parties of Labour and Liberal Democratâs are committed to the transgender cause, and will resurrect this proposal.
a soloist behind a screen!! This interference by government in how a church worships and celebrates the sacraments is disgraceful!! Praise God, there is now a small amount of muffled opposition to this. Even the Anglican Archbishops of Canterbury and York have now sent a letter condemning any possibility of a second national lockdown and cautiously admitting that they were probably wrong to close the churches down in March in obedience to the government restrictions, though actually they exceeded them. Sadly, total silence from evangelical leaders as of yet, we will wait and see.
To return to the Thai mass baptism. Praise God for that. What a wonderful ceremony in a country that isnât even remotely Christian, but is a Buddhist country with animist and Muslim minorities. Here in Britain at the moment this mass baptism would be totally illegal. Baptism by immersion is at present prohibited, baptisms by sprinkling are allowed, (mainly infant âbaptismsâ), but only 6 people including the baby or adult baptismal candidate can be present. The minister is not counted as one of the six, and can be extra! This bans baptisms taking place during a Sunday service. 15 are allowed at weddings, and 30 at funerals!!! Communion is hedged about by all kinds of restrictions, most Protestant Evangelical churches have suspended communion indefinitely as a result. The common cup is totally banned, but even little cups are a problem, as they should be completely disposable and taken away by the communicant after the service. Most Anglican churches only give the communion in one kind, bread only by a masked minister into the hand if people one by one as they come up, remove their masks, consume the bread, replace their mask and return (one way system), to their seat. No congregational singing at any of these services, but music can be played, and either recorded singing, or a so
Here public and private schools are now operating. The law does exempt primary school children from wearing masks, (under 11 in England, Scotland however, only up to 4 years old), but secondary school children must wear them in the main corridors and on public transport, although not generally required in the classroom. Some school heads are more severe than even the government guidelines, and some are completely authoritarian over COVID 19 measures.. In most schools, one way systems, closed areas, social bubble rules, staggered arrival, departure and lunchtimes separating different years, and so on are usually enforced. Parents are not allowed to enter schools at all, children are supposed to travel in special school buses, or in normal bus routes, with other passengers discouraged from using that bus, and things like concerts, sports events, etc, will be banned totally, or modified, apparently Christmas performances might be permitted under strict regulations, without a live audience,(parents watching at home on their computers). Any child exhibiting even a common cold or flu symptoms, let alone COVID 19, and usually the whole class and teacher will be sent home, and have to self isolate, (family as well) for 14 days!! What terrible fear!!!
As the countries in the Northern hemisphere head for winter, and as the globalists are determined to keep the COVID 19 restrictions in place well into next year, outdoor services are not going to be a viable option. Here, in Britain, we can now have indoor services, but with very severe restrictions, including a total ban on congregational singing, compulsory mask wearing, and interference with or even a virtual ban in the Lordâs Supper, holy communion, baptism by immersion, (infant baptisms by sprinkling can take place, but only with 6 people present including the baby, but excluding the minister!!), and of course, no social fellowship at all is permitted. At least we are better off than California and Nrw York City, where I think all inside services are banned, and Melbourne Australia which is now a complete police state, and no church services are allowed at all.
The position officially is that barring any major illegality it totally atrocious conduct, Prince Harry cannot be stripped of his HRH title; but he and his wife have basically been told that they should not use it, and to that they have agreed. They do keep the title Duke and Duchess if Sussex, which they can use for official purposes, but it does not voter any particularly official status. It also means that they can use their own income, and are not so much under the restraints that for example, Prince Charles or Prince William would be under. Besides, now Prince Charles is next in line to the throne, then Prince William, then there are 3 children, so Harry, Meghan and little Archie are pushed right out.
Sadly, this Royal marriage was bad news from day one. Harry fell head over heals with his leftist Hollywood starlet wife. He cannot vote in this forthcoming US election, but his wife, who of course is now a dual US / UK citizen, will vote for the wicked pro-abortion, pro-LGBTQI+, pro-environmentalist, pro-UN, pro-globalist, pro-persecution of Christians, Harris-Biden ticket, (Harris being the real President, Biden merely being the bumbling mouthpiece, the figurehead). Ahab and Jezebel come to mind here in this Presidential duo!! Harry resigned his position as a member of the British Royal Family, and does everything his wife Meghan tells him to. Son Archie will be brought up as a leftist clone in this set up. Sadly, though estranged from them, Harry picked up a lot of nonsense, not only from his wife to whom he is totally devoted, but tragically to his own father, Prince Charles, a dedicated interfaith environmentalist, and even his own dutiful brother, Prince William, who is following a more traditional royal course, as well as his late mother, Princess Diana.Their guest preacher at the wedding was the ultra liberal US lead Episcopalian Bishop Curry. When the present Queen Elizabeth II dies, that is the end of our Royal family as we know it!!
The whole âProject Fearâ , I believe, is being geared up to force us all to take the globalists Bill Gates vaccine, which will no doubt be made mandatory; we will not be allowed to travel, or even go into a store without it. These vaccines contain 2, and very likely 3, objectionable things. There are aborted baby tissues, and also the most popular vaccines have a DNA changing agent. It is also very likely that the globalists will use this as an opportunity to insert some kind of an ID chip, or permanent scannable internal dye, (one they have been working on with dissolvable needles is called âLuciferaseâ).
With developments in the Middle East, the USA elections, the Marxist lawlessness, the environmentalist Agenda 2030 with the UN, and all these things, the church is virtually forbidden to meet, or if it is allowed to meet, it has to do so under very strict restrictions. We must seek the Lord and pray and cry out in repentance.
In Britain, it is not malice, but bad information and propaganda hyped up by the media that keeps churches closed or masked and not singing, and also the complete inability of the churches themselves to question these arbitrary restrictions. In places like California and New York, (both city and state), it is malice, when so many pllaces are allowed to reopen, or are deemed essential like marijuana shops and abortion clinics it is malice. The Democrats there hate and despise faith, and particularly churches which preach the real gospel.
Back here in Britain, new restrictions are coming on Thursday, with a 10 pm closing on pubs and restaurants, further bans on households meeting, and an extension of mask wearing to staff in retail, hospitality and taxis. Local lockdowns are also threatened, and theses restrictions may be for up to 6 months. Only 15 can go to a wedding, but 30 are allowed at a funeral. Otherwise, for churches things are the same, socially distanced services, mask wearing, no fellowship, no singing.
By the way, one of the leading leftist Cardinals, who pushes environmentalism, unlimited immigration, interfaith, COVID 19 regulations and mandates, support for groups like BLM, support for the UN and EU, permissiveness to the LGBTQI+ and Transgender crowd, and is soft in abortion, as well as modern methods and liturgy in churches, is the former leader of the German Catholic bishops, and guess what, his name (no joke)!! is actually Cardinal Marx. He is a great friend and supporter of Pope Francis and his whole agenda. No, you canât make this stuff up!!
This really is ridiculous. In Britain, congregational singing is still banned. After a little bit of an outcry, (very muted), the advice was changed to, a single singer inside can sing before a plexiglas screen, and a socially distanced choir outside. Now a few singers inside are allowed, socially distanced and behind a screen. Few churches are actually doing this, but most having said services, or like mine, (my church is in the strand that only allows congregational singing), still uses recorded hymns played over a (in the case of my church) tinny loudspeaker with people silently reading a paper, or in our case, hymn books, (evening service is online only, so hymn books can be âquarantinedâ until next Sunday morning!!). The quality of the recordings is better at the great Met Tab services, and thankfully cameras there do not show the masked, yes, masked congregation. What is the purpose of marking the congregation, yet forbidding then to sing!! That is the insult of the leftist globalists to the church!! You wear a compulsory mask, but you still cannot sing!! No, the psalms and the Bible commands otherwise!!!
In Britain, (and maybe the USA), we used to have a joke, before the reign of the infamous Pope Francis started, âIs the Pope Catholic?â Now, we have to seriously ask this? Is Pope Francis Catholic? The man even denies Catholic doctrine, let alone anything Biblical or Evangelical!! He, and his complicit Left wing Marxist cardinals, bishops and clergy, as well as feminist nuns, are turning the Catholic Church into a clerical slightly ritualised version of the Protestant mainstream liberal denominations. The Traditionalist clergy and lay people are being silenced and set aside. There are now effectively two Catholic Churches, the traditional one that we have to introduce to the Gospel using the 5 solas of the Reformation, and the liberal one that we treat just like the liberal mainline Protestant denominations!!
Worse he sacked his loyalist underground bishops, and instructed the Catholics in China to cooperate with the Communist Party government, and the officially state sanctioned âCatholic Patriotic Associationâ. Since then, the persecution of both Catholics and Protestants, as well as the Uighyer Muslims, and some Buddhist dissenters, has got much worse, and the officially sanctioned Catholic (as well as Protestant churches), can only exist under the severest of restrictions. These churches are now being stripped of any meaningful Christian appearance, and if not forcibly closed, are now being turned into Communist propaganda centres, with an ultra thin âChristianâ veneer. Any dissent or disobedience is severely dealt with. As for the corrupt Vatican, traditionalist Catholic websites have uncovered money that the CCP of China has been siphoning to the Vatican!!!
Sorry, Dave from Oz, I have just seen a news item about your Premier, Daniel Andrews , (I assume from your previous entry that you live in Victoria, and obviously agree totally with his policies), that he is trying now to push through your local Parliament, that authorised indefinite detention, presumably without trial, and that any designated official, as well as the police, can arrest anyone, and authorise this indefinite detention. His night curfew has already been proclaimed unlawful, as it was not done under medical advice. This, Dave, is a Communist state. I assume, of course that in person church services are totally illegal there under this second lockdown, which by the way, was caused by the governmentâs own mishandling of the âhotel quarantineâ system, so the Premier took it out on his own people. Your Federal Government has been absolutely spineless, and this unconstitutional behaviour had but been effectively challenged.
I have been following the news reports from Australia, and the level of heartlessness and cruelty exhibited by the state Premiers there, particularly Daniel Andrews of Victoria and Annastasia Palaszczuk of Queensland have been terrible. I am so surprised dear Dave from Oz, and Watcher from the USA, that you have accepted without question the narrative of this globalist plot that was being hatched from many years, but finally proclaimed at a coronavirus conference in New York in October 2019, attended by many leading globalists, which is well documented. The pregnant woman who was arrested, the elderly ladies on benches, the leading doctors who have pleaded in vain for the disastrous lockdowns to end, and the Swedish epidemiologist who saved his country from this policy are not idiots, Dave. Nor are godly pastors like Dr John MacArthur and Dr Jack Trieber.