Yes Jim, you are correct. The SNP has got quite a stranglehold politically on Scotland and we have become a one party nation which is dangerous as Russia and China show. The SNP gained many of its voters recently from the socialists - the Labour party - Which is quite strange since back in the 1950's/60's they were called the Tartan Tories for obvious reasons.
SNP if it gets its way will destroy Scotland there is only 5 million people here with half of them paying taxes because the other half are too old, too young etc, we could become a non-entity with not much part to play in the world, and very little funds to build the nation with. Especially now the oil industry has died.
"voted to amend its teaching on marriage so as to remove the understanding that marriage is between "one man and one woman"."
It is NOT *ITS* teaching. The Episcopalian church is just another branch of the satanic Anglican communion club and just as worldly in their ideology as the CofE et al.
Western establishment churches are showing their UNbiblical and UNchristian politically correct Liberal evil ideologies coming from the fallen world.
"Christians" do not go to these organisations.
PS: The Church of Scotland is not far behind in the decline of Biblical doctrines of these nominal Christians. There is about a 85 per cent dominance of Liberal ideals in the CofS. Therefore it cannot be called a Christian or Biblical church.
2Timothy 3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
"The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has voted to allow its ministers to be in same-sex marriages. The gathering, which opened in Edinburgh today, voted in favour of extending a law passed last May that permits ministers to be in same-sex civil partnerships. The outcome follows years of deliberation on the issue within the Church."" http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-3602157/Church-Scotland-decide-gay-marriage-ministers.html#ixzz49JTMBIry
The Kirk is no longer Christian. The Kirk is no longer Biblical. Sodom and Gomorrah is now in the pulpit of the Kirk.
Romans 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. 26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections:"
What we have to accept in Scotland is that Bureaucrats are superior people completely without flaw and in total charge of our lives.
We poor uneducated peasants must accept the superior bureaucrats can create a better society in the next generation, than we parents ever could.
Or: Quote; "The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from the oligarchies of the past in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites. The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just around the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal. We are not like that." (George Orwell. 1984)
The leader of Scotlandâs Labour party, Kezia Dugdale, has become the fifth key political figure and fourth party leader in Scottish politics to come out as gay. Ruth Davidson, the leader of the Scottish Conservative party; Patrick Harvie, the leader of the Scottish Green party; and David Coburn, the leader of Ukip Scotland, have also come out as gay or bisexual, along with Scotland's only Conservative MP, David Mundell, the secretary of state for Scotland.
Thus Scotland is led by Sodom and Gomorrah. Satan is leading Scotland politically as well as socially. This really is the United Kingdom of Sodom and Gomorrah. Perverted, depraved and degenerate.
Has the Lord deserted Scotland??
Come Lord Jesus, come soon.
Revelation 13:7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. 8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. 9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.
Scotland and the UK are becoming more and more LIBERAL, which is the road to corruption and evil. On the pretext of protection of children the bureaucrats are interfering with family and parenting. Meanwhile they murder the unborn infant and homosexuals run their moral standards for them.
Liberalism is Satan's substitute for morals, authority and justice. By this way he is confounding the gullible sinners in their darkness and ignorance. By the means of Liberalism Satan is corrupting the mind of the people and removing the Bible from the church. The Church of Scotland being a case in point, they have already put the abomination in the pulpit.
Mark 4:15 And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts.
"A 77,000-strong Scottish Government consultation found that almost two-thirds of people are against the change, but Ms Sturgeon insisted it was still the âright thing to doâ."
Obviously Sturgeon is so morally distorted and depraved that she has absolutely no idea what is "right."
That goes for the SNP too Clearly the 'scottish numpty party.'
To suggest this abomination, perversion, deviancy is quote "right" - is so far from nature and reality that these politicians are puerile to say the least. Depravity is definitely 'total' in British politicians.
"What has maintained the Act of Settlement on the Statute book to date is not the fact that there was widespread support for it amongst our governors, but rather that our forebears made the Protestant Constitution so watertight that it would be very difficult to undo it!
The Bill of Rights of 1689, The Coronation Oath of 1689, The Act of Settlement of 1701 and The Act of Union of 1707 all uphold the Protestant Constitution and Throne. In short, no less than nine Acts would need to be repealed. On top of this, fifteen Commonwealth Countries of which the Queen is Head of State would also have to enact similar legislation. Even with minimal or no opposition the parliamentary time involved would be colossal. Repeal would also touch on the establishment of the National Church which could lead to other problems for the Government." (Chris Richards) (FPC Scot Mag)
Article quotes wrote: The Church of Scotland hinted strongly it could find room to compromise, carefully stating that its opposition was based on the issue "as matters currently stand". It implied that it could shift its stance if far more detailed research was taken on redefining marriage.
In other words they are willing to compromise with the Word of God and even renounce, cast off and discard God's Holy Writ, Law and statute.
The Church of Scotland belongs to the UK and the UK is the United Kingdom of Sodom and Gomorrah.
The poisonous and vile Liberalism which has already destroyed the CofS and its witness is a leaven which will leaven the whole lump. Those who share in the witness of this so called "church(?)" share in the work of Satan and iniquity.
Romans 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness 26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another;"
May God save Scotland from this false witness. IAW 9th Cmmdt.
Elise wrote: Talk about locking the stable door after the horse has bolted !!
The Church of Scotland has already declared its open hostility to Scripture by putting women in the pulpit and by putting the abomination into one of its Aberdeen pulpits; Queens Cross church I believe.
This declares to the world that it is NOT a Christian church, NOT a Biblical church; - It is a Liberal church and Liberals are satanic anti-Bible and an evil poison in society.
As with the CofE the CofS the national churches are unBiblical and morally corrupt.
Whereas GOD states: Lev 20:13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
"The history of Scotlandâs sufferings during the following 26 years (1661f) is that of men, women, and even children hunted and killed by a brutal soldiery, like wild beasts on the mountains and in the valleys of this land. They were hanged as traitors, burned at the stake, drowned in the sea, slain with the sword, shot dead in the presence of their wives and children, banished out of the kingdom; they wandered in caves and dens of the earth clothed in sheepskins and goatskins. Why was all this inhuman cruelty? Was it because our fathers refused to obey lawful authority? No, but because they held the privileges of the freedom, wherewith the truth made them free, more precious than to surrender them at the caprice of a profligate and perjured king and his sycophants. These were the men and women that made the history of Scotland ever since the repository out of which men have been drawing examples of heroism, patriotism, and genuine piety. What the poor presbyterians suffered during twenty-eight years of horrid cruelty surpasses any manâs power of description. It ought to serve as a sufficient WARNING TO THE BRITISH NATION, in all time coming of the great danger of allowing a PAPIST to occupy our throne, or of allowing the barriers still left us, to prevent such a calamity" (FPC)
"Scotland had been for centuries sunk in ignorance, superstition, physical degradation, and spiritual slavery (a state of things which always obtains in nations under the baneful yoke of the Papacy), till set free from that galling bondage by the First Reformation. Efforts were made from time to time by one person or another who had become more enlightened than his neighbours, to spread rays of Gospel light among the people, but the Papists, who had supreme power in civil and religious matters, cut off, by the most cruel death, every one who had the courage to speak a word against the idolatrous faith and worship of the Church of Rome. This absolute power which she possessed was used with a vengeance to keep the light of Godâs truth from the people. When John Knox appeared and declared that the Papacy was not the Church of Christ but the antichrist depicted in the Word of God, he had to contend against the powers of the Royal House of Stuart and the Papacy combined. His preservation, the readiness with which the peopleâ high and lowâreceived the light of the truth, and the wonderful reformation wrought by it upon the hearts and conduct of men, must be attributed to the presence and power of the Holy Ghost." (FPC Mag)
Article states wrote: "A spokesman for the Church of Scotland said: "The Church has set up a theological commission to examine whether persons in a civil partnership are eligible for admission, ordination and induction as ministers ... ....We stress that no final decisions have been taken."
Why would any REAL Bible Christian require to "examine" whether a sodomite should be allowed in the pew - never mind the pulpit???
These discussions took place in two assemblies over two years now AND REMAIN UNRESOLVED. The question left open to the True Bible Christian is; "Can none of you Kirk ministers and elders READ THE BIBLE???"
God states "If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them." Lev 20:13
Christ states that none shall change one jot or tittle of Scripture! Matt 5:18.
Yet the so called Christians in the Church of Scotland want to ditch the Bible - TO KEEP THE LUST!!!
"And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life" Rev 22:19
Obviously the Church of Scotland can no longer READ THE BIBLE!
Yes I must agree with you Jim, the Kirk's first big unBiblical error was to dress women up as men and put them in the pulpits, 1960's. Now that the Kirk is Liberal and no longer Biblical or Christian anything goes. Which begats the question if there is any "Biblical" Christians left in the C of S (or the C of E for that matter) what on earth are they doing there?
By remaining in the CofS/CofE they give credence to an organisation which teaches unBiblical Liberalism and worship of culture. This means that new converts will be deluded into thinking they are Christian churches and join them.
The national churches of the UK, CofS/CofE, are more suited to the United Kingdom of Sodom and Gomorrah, which of course is an accurate description of the UK today.
HCA wrote: The vast majority are not nor were they ever Christian because they were either Anglican or Roman Catholic heretics. The UK has always been a pagan nation.
As per usual this kind of statement relates to England alone.
It is certainly not true of Scotland the home of presbyterianism, Ulster or even Wales with its history of Methodism.
As for England to suggest that she was quote "Roman Catholic heretics" does not adequately reflect english history. The papists have only made a come back relatively recently. --- The article says: quote; "These figures must come as a shock to the BBC and the political class. It is about time that this reality, that people want to be identified as Christian, was reflected not only in the output of our major broadcasters but also in the policies of the Government."
Clearly these 'stats' are being used as a political manoeuvre to try and shift the politicians and other politically correct institutions such as the BBC, and maybe even the politically correct Liberal national church, CofE/CofS. However these Liberal non-Christian institutions are unlikely to change and the current mind set of the UK public which is of apathy will mean very little useful response.