Reformation Reversal: For the first time in 500 years - a Pope in the UK
No pontiff has visited since Henry VIII severed ties with the Catholic Church, and things are not entirely resolved as the Pope is to land in Scotland, not England.
Itâ€™s taken five hundred years, but later this afternoon the Pope will arrive in the UK.
The last visit by a pontiff was before Henry VIII and this visit comes after months of preparation.
Pope Benedict XVI will spend four days in Britain, but thousands of tickets to papal events remain unclaimed in an increasingly secular country even as many of the faithful express joy about his imminent arrival.
RELATED . . Antichrist in the UK 2010 / by Shaun Willcock, Christian Apologist http://www.biblebasedministries.co.uk/
Excerpt: â€śIn her welcoming speech, Elizabeth addressed Benedict as â€śYour Holinessâ€ť and said she was â€śdelightedâ€ť to welcome him to the UK. â€śI recall with great pleasure the memorable pastoral visit of the late Pope John Paul II to this country in 1982,â€ť she said. â€śI also have vivid memories of my four visits to the Vatican, and of meeting some of your predecessors on other occasions.â€ťi How disgraceful, that the woman sworn to uphold the Protestant constitution of Britain should so warmly welcome the representative of Britainâ€™s greatest enemy to the country. Not that Elizabeth is a true Christian, of course, and nor is the â€śProtestantismâ€ť of the â€śEstablished Church of Englandâ€ť biblical; but nevertheless, as queen she has betrayed her coronation oath and is helping take the country back to Rome. She also said that Benedictâ€™s presence â€śreminds us of our common Christian heritageâ€ť.ii There is no common Christian heritage between Roman Catholicism and biblical Christianity, but tragically the queenâ€™s Anglican institution is not a Christian church, and there is much in common between it and Romanism.â€ť
In 500 yrs?? My information is that no pope *ever* visited Britain until JP2. And I doubt that Adrian IV, the only English pope, visited after he was elected in 1154. They didn't get around much in those days, and the papacy was powerful enough not to need publicity stunts to overawe the ignorant masses (no pun intended).
You have inaccurately stated that "no ponitff has visited since Henry VIII severed ties with the Catholic Church..." In fact, a Pope visited the UK just 28 years ago. His name was Pope John Paul II. Benedict's trip to Old Blighty was the first state visit to the UK by a Pope in 500 yrs. JP II's visit was "private."
Is this not what the famous, or infamous Dr. Paisley said on this date? Could it be that Marty and Ian had a pact . . "I won't tell if you won't tell."
'I'll jail McGuinness any day soon', jokes Paisley (This article appeared in the May 6, 2007 edition of the Sunday Tribune.)
In less than 48 hours, they'll be running the North together but old habits die hard for the Rev Ian Paisley. "Yes, I have respect for Mr McGuinness, my deputy. I am prepared to incarcerate him any day soon!" says the DUP leader before bursting into a fit of laughter.
The First Minister in-waiting is in robust humour and can't wait to take the reins of power: "I'm not particularly looking forward to Tuesday. It will be very theatrical. What I'm looking forward to is the important bit, the challenge of the days ahead.
"I don't think I will be constantly at loggerheads with Mr McGuinness. We will have a working arrangement. There will be certain things I won't do and places I won't go, and it will be the same for him.
"There is a long hard road ahead. We're not in paradise yet. But I believe we can build a better Northern Ireland which has a place for everyone who abides by the rule of law."
â€śFor rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil.â€ť
Let each discerning Christian prayerfully consider if Martin McGuinness fits the criteria God has established in Rom. 13:3 for rulers? May God give you wisdom.
Source: NEWS LETTER / Belfast Link: http://www.newsletter.co.uk/columnists/McGuinness-daren39t-tell-the-whole.6529967.jp Excerpt: McGuinness daren't tell the whole truth about past
McGuinness has a past he can't tell the whole truth about. Complete frankness would lay him open to police investigation and possibly imprisonment. It would also damage him, and Sinn Fein, politically.
Robinson referred to the so-called republican "honour code" which McGuinness invoked to avoid answering questions about other people at the Bloody Sunday inquiry. Like the mafia's omerta code, or the "don't welch on a chap" code of English public schoolboys, this is a mutual protection measure. If McGuinness talked about someone else, then other people could talk about him.
It is part of the price he pays for leading an insurrection which failed. If the IRA had won, then McGuinness could be open about all that he did, like some old general writing his memoirs. He would get medals for long service and the leaders of the police and army would face a war crimes tribuna
looking to the past for example also past events in God`s word- Hitler formed a gvt in Germany it was destroyed by the forces for freedom ,sadam Hussein overthrew ,to suggest that the present gvt is just displays a gross lack of understanding and an evidence of dup support.We most defend the faith once delivered to the saints -i personaly do not reside in ivory towers but at one time in look out posts
***RELATED*** Source: Tribune News Ian Paisley accused of 'betraying community' September 5, 2010 / Suzanne Breen EXCERPT:
The Rev Alan Clifford has written to the former DUP leader telling him that the North would have been a far better place had he stayed with religion and not strayed into politics. Clifford, the pastor at Norwich Reformed Church urged Paisley to "repent for his sins" and said that he prayed that young ministers "will not be tempted by your example".
"Dr Paisley's ministry began with every good intention but the pursuit of power and glory â€“ rather than truth, honour, and justice â€“ became the driving force in his political life. He became ego-driven. "There is no other explanation for him adopting a political arrangement that he severely castigated so many other Northern Ireland politicians in the past for supporting. Dr Paisley is open to the charge of hypocrisy."
By mixing the roles of pastor and politician, the DUP leader had "violated the word of God", Clifford said. "When I speak to Dr Paisley's former supporters, the sadness that he has caused is written all over their faces. Had he restricted his obvious gifts and energy to the gospel and giving pastoral care, Northern Ireland would have been a better place."
June wrote: how can these church leaders go to protest against a Papal state visit, without firstly and unequivocally condemning the unscriptural and immoral circumstance of terrorist inclusive government at home. Before condemning and upbraiding the errors of Roman Catholicism, what about addressing the betrayal and sell-out of Ulster evangelical Protestants;
You mean because there is sin at home - stay at home and whine about it???
Time to move on rather than use the "expertise" of hindsight to start complaining. As has been stated already the reason why the politicians are in Stormont is because they were democratically voted in.
So what are you going to do? Sit in your ivory towers and let the nasty world go by without you? Or get involved and make a difference like some have had the fortitude to do?
The election is over and the government is in Stormont. Time to move on and get on with life.
God states..... Rom 13:5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake. 6 For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.
ehud wrote: i can assure you that our situation in northern ireland christianity has compromised with evil.BTW this is not a real gvt we have no opposition party no party can be removed this is a mandatory coalition.See Jim Alister QC website for a comprehensive analysis.
Ehud is RIGHT. For a scriptural analysis of these matters, see 'Rev. Mervyn Cotton's' blog Excerpt: Protest or Pretext Rev Ian Paisley and Rev Ron Johnstone are heading up a Free Presbyterian protest against the Popeâ€™s visit to Edinburgh; presently,the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster has printed a pamphlet examining Roman Catholicism in the light of scripture. This is what many in the Reformed faith expect of evangelical Protestants; taking every opportunity to expose error, while at the same time preaching the glorious gospel of Christ.
The problem is that there appears to be a pretext here; how can these church leaders go to protest against a Papal state visit, without firstly and unequivocally condemning the unscriptural and immoral circumstance of terrorist inclusive government at home. Before condemning and upbraiding the errors of Roman Catholicism, what about addressing the betrayal and sell-out of Ulster evangelical Protestants;
ehud wrote: i can assure you that our situation in northern ireland christianity has compromised with evil
When Jesus can say this about His Church.... "Rev 3:15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. 16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. 17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: 18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire"
Then it is no surprise that our secular institutions have sin within.
Jesus prayed; John 17:15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.
i can assure you that our situation in northern ireland christianity has compromised with evil.BTW this is not a real gvt we have no opposition party no party can be removed this is a mandatory coalition.See Jim Alister QC website for a comprehensive analysis.By no means not all agreed to this form of gvt many were deceived and DUped.What fellowship has light with darkness.
ehud wrote: This parliament was only possible when those from Northern Ireland protesting in scotland agreed to allow them into the sacred corridors of government The question is at what cost or price to honestly morality and godliness God alone knows.
Stormont, of today, was made possible by democratic voting accepted by all parts of the community.
Just like said freedom is allowed in all modern western democratic countries.
Christianity does not support tyranny!
"1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the POWERS THAT BE ARE ORDAINED OF GOD. 2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation." Romans 13.
Think it not strange the subtle ambitions the papacy has for the uk rome`s provy military wing have been murdering protestants round the border in Northern Ireland for decades.The aim to have a united Roman Catholic Ireland where the reformed faith would be extinguished.The regional parliament here has members who were active combatants. This parliament was only possible when those from Northern Ireland protesting in scotland agreed to allow them into the sacred corridors of government The question is at what cost or price to honestly morality and godliness God alone knows.
"No pontiff has visited since Henry VIII severed ties with the Catholic Church, and things are not entirely resolved as the Pope is to land in Scotland, not England."
Pope John Paul II becomes first pontiff to visit Britain. On the morning of 28 May 1982.
The antichrist has been to the UK before and there was a big shindig by his heretical followers then too.
Apparently today when Benny 16 arrived Archbishop Rowan of the Liberal C of E was there to meet him. Obviously Rowan does not know his 39 articles!!!
Rev Ian Paisley said about pope's visit.... "He told them: "We're here today on very solemn and serious matters. I've just seen the statement that has been issued by the Roman Catholic Church about this visit and we are told that if we go to this mass here today then we will have a shortened purgatory and our sins will be forgiven - ÂŁ25 and you'll get out of purgatory quicker."
Looks like the Pope &co are up to their old tricks again.
However JPPII was in England 28 years ago, so how is this the first time in 500 years? Perhaps its been that long since English Royalty officially recognized an Unholiness on British soil? No, there's a dark cloud over Britain, now, that's for certain. The Pope and the Papacy.