From Article; ""Unfortunately, the voice of the people in the rule-making process has been cut out and replaced by unelected government bureaucrats who think they know better than the farmer or the scientist or the entrepreneur,""
That's a very good point.
Here in the UK its even worse what with the E.U. full of unelected foreigners who keep telling the UK folks what to say, think and do.
Why do the UK people allow a bunch of foreign national bureaucrats take over the government and running of our country???
Quote #1 "The future of religion in Britain is in black majority churches and Islam, according to a leading expert in religious trends." = The future whether church or otherwise for the UK is in the hands of God. = Islam, Satan's cult, is part of the problem not part of the solution since British people have allowed this idolatry to settle in the UK.
Quote #2 "For white British people, it is particularly bleak. Leaders who can inspire and build congregations are few and far between." = People do not inspire and build the true church - God does. = God does not increase His church in the UK because it is an evil place which kills the innocent child and establishes Sodom and Gomorrah. = The CofE and the CofS have established the religion of Liberalism which is Satanic and anti-Bible. Thus God does not use these false witnesses, nor does the Holy Spirit attend them. = However the Lord still has His witness in the UK otherwise the UK would not continue to exist.
John UK wrote: Break up of the UK? Oh, perhaps you didn't realise that the kingdom is only "united" because of enforcement
"The Acts of Union were two Acts of Parliament: the Union with Scotland Act 1706 passed by the Parliament of England, and the Union with England Act passed in 1707 by the Parliament of Scotland. They put into effect the terms of the Treaty of Union that had been agreed on 22 July 1706, following negotiation between commissioners representing the parliaments of the two countries. The Acts joined the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotland (previously separate states with separate legislatures, but with the same monarch) into a single, united kingdom named "Great Britain"
"The two countries had shared a monarch since the Union of the Crowns in 1603, when King James VI of Scotland inherited the English throne from his double first cousin twice removed, Queen Elizabeth I. Although described as a Union of Crowns, until 1707 there were in fact two separate Crowns resting on the same head (as opposed to the implied creation of a single Crown and a single Kingdom, exemplified by the later Kingdom of Great Britain)." (Wiki)
"Steve Chalke shocked British evangelicals by coming out in favor of same-sex relationships last year."
Real Christians have known for years that Chalke is not a true Christian anyway. He rejects the atonement so how could he even be accepted by the EA in the first place unless they were compromising. Chalke is definitely a salvation by works advocate.
""The gay marriage initiative has infuriated rank-and-file party activists and a protest letter signed by 25 past and present chairmen of local Conservative associations warned that members were starting to resign over the issue.""
The "Abomination marriage" initiative has destroyed the Conservative party. You don't take on God and continue in iniquity and sin and get away with it.
Isaiah 3:9 The shew of their countenance doth witness against them; and THEY DECLARE THEIR SIN AS SODOM, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves. 11 Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him."
5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter 23 WHICH JUSTIFY THE WICKED for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him! 24 Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because THEY HAVE CAST AWAY THE LAW OF THE LORD of hosts, AND DESPISED THE WORD of the Holy One of Israel."
The vote to introduce "same-sex marriage" into british legislation is being carried out tonight at 1900GMT by the reprobate parliament of Westminster in London.
Culture Secretary Maria Miller has said. "Mrs Miller told MPs: "What marriage offers us all is a lifelong partner to share our journey; a loving stable relationship to strengthen us and a mutual support throughout our lives.
"I believe this is something that should be embraced by more couples. The depth of feeling, love and commitment is no different between same-sex couples than opposite-sex couples."
Mrs Miller argued that marriage had evolved over time and rejected the claim that there was no need for same-sex marriages because same-sex couples can already have a civil partnership"
Please pray for the Lord's intervention to prevent this abomination in the UK.
Lady_Virtue wrote: While the President may not represent America, he does reflect it and its moral character--or the lack thereof. I am black, but I did not vote for Obama in 2008, and will not vote for him this year, either. Nor will I be voting for Mitt Romney. The blind allegiance many black people and professing Christians have to Obama is sad to behold. One should never elevate a politician--or anyone else-- above the Lord. Indeed, the occasions on which I do vote are likely to become fewer and farther between. I cannot subscribe to the "lesser of two evils" argument, as either choice is still evil.
Good call L.V.
We have the same problem over here in UK. Nobody worth voting for! Not even the national churches CofE/CofS are worth a vote.
Britain is long past the point of tolerating true Biblical Christians. Britain murders babies in the womb, has accepted the abomination and rejected God,His Word, law and doctrines.
The worst offender in all this is the national church, whether C of E or C of S who also have rejected the Bible to embrace the abomination.
The religion of the national church is of course Liberalism which deletes the verses and statutes of Scripture to validate sin.
Today the politicians seek to "legalise" sodomite marriage and the churches are complaining when in fact they have justified it by accepting sodomy already.
The last Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed by fire and brimstone as an example to all. God's justice being righteous and consistent calls for the same punishment today.
The question then is "Can God tolerate Britain?"
Gen 19:24 Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven; 25 And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.
I have thought about nothing else having spent a great deal of my life abroad. But as an old man I am stuck in this horrible Godless nation with hopefully only a few years left before I return to God for judgment. We as Christians are strangers in the UK and like Paul wish we were with Christ - not here! Persecution of Christians is growing in the UK especially now that Satan's sodomites run the countries "moral(?)" standards. Like the gentleman in this article has found, the bureaucrats and their PC Liberal stance are diametrically opposed to Bible doctrines and Christian moral standards. Perhaps God will send fire and brimstone down upon this nation soon that it may be an example to the world of how He deals with reprobates sodomites and Satans minions who run this country. In the meantime the Christian can only expect growing persecution and things seem to be getting worse and worse.
2Peter 2:7 And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: 8 (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds)
Bureaucracy runs Britain, not democracy, and Bureaucracy in Britain has no morals. Politicians and bureaucrats in Britain are predominantly Liberal, and serve the modern British mind set of moral corruption.
But then the national church CofE and CofS are just as Liberal and anti-Bible as these bureaucrats. This article proves how depraved and deviant Britain has become - The United Kingdom of Sodom and Gomorrah!!
Ro 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. 24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
Sadly Britain has been informed of this invasion before and years ago. The Government and bureaucratic officials of this country are blind to the facts. Political Correctness has become an impotence in politicians and institutions in the UK.
Quote; "Almost every week, more examples surface of the way in which British culture is giving way to Islamic Âpractices. As a recent BBC Panorama programme demonstrated, some Muslim schools are teaching their pupils to hate â€˜unbelieversâ€™ - all under the nose of Ofsted. And a growing number of education authorities serve halal meat to all pupils - without even informing the public of this minority faith practice. London hosts three Muslim TV channels â€” all with ties to fanatical Islamic organisations or regimes. In short, Britain is being steadily Islamiscised - and the establishment appears paralysed like a rabbit caught in the headlights. Four years ago in my book, I Âdelivered a warning. A country that canâ€™t even bring itself to name the nature of the enemy it faces will be defeated by that enemy." Melanie Phillips
"In seeking to re-define marriage David Cameron may have kept the coalition happy, but may also have signalled the end of conservatism."
The disease and poison of Liberalism is endemic in the politicians of the world. Cameron like Obama wants votes and does not care about morals or for that matter conservatism. Its almost as if they think they are doing the nation and society a big favour in justifying homosexual perversion.
These politicians are no friend or ally to the cause of Christ, they are no follower of the Word of God. Their enmity towards God is stark and glaringly obvious today.
Nations which are so evil that they murder the unborn infant cannot be in touch with the reality of God and Christ. Satan is the real leader of the Conservative party and his politics are always going to be the opposite of Scripture. In the UK today we are becoming more obviously a Remnant, when even the national church chooses lust over the Bible.
May God have mercy upon these islands and revive His church or we are destined for the pit.
Dan 9:5 We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing from thy precepts and from thy judgments: 6 Neither have we hearkened unto thy servants the prophets"
Europe and UK were panicing a bit this morning waiting for ther US job figures. This is the latest from this side of the pond...
"European markets have again fallen sharply amid a crisis of confidence in the ability of eurozone leaders to deal with debt problems. In volatile trading, the main indexes, including the UK's FTSE 100 and Germany's Dax, fell by up to 4%.
European Commissioner Olli Rehn said he thought the movements were "unjustified" and "incomprehensible". However, markets began to stabilise following better-than-expected jobs data in the United States." (BBC)
Your Catholic Friend wrote: First, your king, Henry VIII, rebelled against the Catholic Church (Circa 16th Century) to become his own pope
The Roman Pope rebelled against God centuries before Henry's misdemeanours. I notice you've left GOD out of the equation again!
The Reformation was ordained of God to return the church back to Bible law, precepts and doctrines.
The simple fact that the Roman Catholics break the commandments and worship graven images demonstrates that they are misguided, antiScripture and led by the antichrist.
Idolatry, maryolatry, the evil mass, relics and worship of dead sinners shows that the Roman Catholic 'church' is satanic and abominable.
WCF 25.6. "There is no other Head of the Church but the Lord Jesus Christ:a nor can the Pope of Rome, in any sense be head thereof; but is that Antichrist, that man of sin and son of perdition, that exalteth himself in the Church against Christ, and all that is called God.b"
a. Eph 1:22; Col 1:18. b. Mat 23:8-10; 2 Thes 2:3-4, 8-9; Rev 13:6.
The best advice anyone can give you is leave the Roman heresy and go to a real church.
"British influence in the world, in contrast, has gone off a cliff over the past century. I would argue that the new, militant atheism that is becoming characteristic of Britain is a key reason."
The "militant atheism" is effect NOT cause.
The UK "church" over this last 5/6 decades has become more and more Liberal. Basically that translates as more and more unBiblical. Sodomy is a case in point where it has become a matter of "ditch the Bible and keep the Lust." Now we have become the United Kingdom of Sodom and Gomorrah, God's wrath is upon this nation.
But God must have allowed these events and changes to take place for a reason, what reason could that be?
Britain is a small country in terms of land mass relatively speaking, yet it has a history of unusual power and influence in the world over the last few centuries. Oh how the mighty have fallen.
By rejection of God, His Law and doctrines the UK has lost all power and authority in the world.
What will happen to the UK?
Romans chapter 1 from verse 18 onwards shows that signs such as sodomy illustrate the demise of a people into chaos under the wrath of God. Britain is demonstrated as a Godless nation who having rejected truth and Christianity is being punished for its foolishness.(Psalm 14:1)