I found a fascinating scripture from Zephaniah chapter 3 and verse 9, part of a prophecy of the spiritual restoration of literal Israel and the Jewish people, and something that defies this liberal Jewish professor of Hebrew, that he cannot succeed in perverting the Hebrew language, and that God will have His way, with the Jewish people.
It says, â€śFor then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve Him with one consentâ€ť, and in verses 12 and 13 it says, â€ś12. I will also leave in the midst of thee an afflicted and poor people, and they shall trust in the name of the LORD. 13. The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, nor speak lies; neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth: for they shall feed and lie down, and none shall make them afraid.â€ť
In the same chapter, the prophet Zephaniah, inspired by the Holy Spirit, commands Israel to sing and shout and rejoice in the LORD their God, that God has taken away the evil from them, that the King (their true Messiah, Yeshua Haâ€™Maschiach - the Lord Jesus Christ), is in the midst of them, and that the LORD will rejoice over them with singing.
I have found a set of three sermons by Jeff Riddle of Christ Reformed Church (Reformed Baptist), in Virginia, which uses the KJV, on the ending of Markâ€™s Gospel here on SA, and I shall listen with great interest to see what he makes of this subject, in light of those who espouse the modern versions and deny the canonicity of this passage.
To revert to the original and proper subject of this thread, one must remember that as well as the Orthodox, Ultra-Orthodox, Conservative (US), and Reform (UK), Jews, and also the atheistical secular Jews, there is a smaller (in UK), and rather larger (in USA), movement of semi-religious Jews, known as Reform (USA), and Liberal Progressive (UK), who like modern liberal mainstream Protestant denominations, deny the Bible, Christian biblical morality, and I suspect this Jewish professor in Colorado is probably one of these.
I have listened to and watched some programmes from a Traditionalist Catholic organisation called Church Militant, which actually has exposed a lot of what is going on, and it does indeed go right up to the top, including cardinals, archbishops, bishops, senior clergy, monastics, as well as the normal parish clergy.
In one diocese, the bishop is still protecting one priest who is still in charge of a large parish, and at one point was in charge of priestly vocations in the diocese, though he did reluctantly resign, that responsibility, when some things came to light.
In this case, the man apparently molested adults, rather than children, and had an alcohol problem, as well as being LGBT.
I believe little has changed in this area of morality, since the days of Martin Luther and the great Protestant Reformers who exposed this kind of wickedness, as well as the abuse of indulgences, and the sale of church offices, etc.
Traditional Catholics are deserting the official Roman Catholic Church of Pope Francis in droves. Right there in Kansas, the breakaway Tridentine Society of St Pius X, which has a large church and school, is constructing a huge basilica, which I read about recently to accommodate the thousands of Traditional Catholics in the region who are fed up with Pope Francis and his globalist, interfaith, environmentalist, social gospel (social justice), pro-LGBT shenanigans.
It is tragic that they are not being converted by the gospel of grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, actually coming into gospel evangelical churches, but sadly, unfortunately many professing evangelical churches, are getting into the same irreverence, pro-LGBT, environmentalist, social justice and globalist nonsense of Pope Francis that they are fleeing from, to go into their breakaway SSPX Traditionalist Catholic Church.
This judge needs to examine carefully what she said. What about the â€śongoing and imminent irreparable harmâ€ť to the unborn child in the womb, all because he / she has Downâ€™s Syndrome, he / she is otherwise disabled, otherwise he / she is the wrong sex, or simply because he / she is inconvenient and might affect the motherâ€™s career or having fun.
Truly the ultimate in Canaanite worship of Baal, Astarte, Chemosh, Molech and so on. In those days little infants were sacrificed to those devilish gods to get fertility for the crops, combined with ritual prostitution, now it is on the altar of convenience. What about the human rights of the little children? The wicked liberal judge seems to have forgotten that completely, contrary to your US Constitution and Bill of Rights, the will of the people of Arkansas State, as well as the Word of God.
Tragically, I have seen this terrible ignorance first hand. I was present when a church elder of a really good evangelistic church, which had a very good statement of faith, but regrettably used the old version of the NIV, that you canâ€™t get now, complained that they now had to order the newer â€śgender neutralâ€ť version of the NIV, to replace their older worn bibles, as they could no longer get the out of print older version!!
Things are not helped by even very solid godly teachers and preachers. One whose newsletter and blog I get, and who generally I really respect, sadly in his latest blog, took the â€śnew modern Bibleâ€ť position that the last verses of Markâ€™s gospel are not in the â€śmost reliable and ancient manuscriptsâ€ť and are therefore not really therefore part of the Bible.! This is most sad.
I guess this suited his cessationist view on spiritual gifts, but actually one of my own previous pastors, who is also a cessationist, has actually written a booklet, defending the KJV text of these last verses of Markâ€™s Gospel.
By the way Westcott and Hortâ€™s / Nestle Aland liberal Bible text also cuts out the great evangelistic passage in Johnâ€™s Gospel of the woman caught in adultery. Why are Bible evangelicals defending liberal Bible positions?
Apparently, there are, I think just 3 show churches in the capital, Pyongyang, which are very occasionally and rarely visited by tourists for propaganda purposes, and probably donâ€™t even have regular services. I think that there is 1Protestant church, 1 Roman Catholic, and I have definitely read of an interesting Russian Orthodox Church, partly under protection from the Russians, but staffed entirely by Korean priests and using a Korean liturgy!!
Otherwise, as far as I understand, every expression of religion, other than the state commanded one of virtual worship of the Leader, and his late father and grandfather, is totally banned, and subject to severe punishment.
We must pray for this dear brother in Colorado, and for his family. The Leftists and LGBT activists are determined to put him out of business and punish him, no matter what the Supreme Court of the US says.
In Britain we will soon have a similar situation as our British Supreme Court ruled in favour of the McArthur family of the Ashers Bakery in Northern Ireland facing a similar problem there over a â€śgayâ€ť cake.
However, if a new coalition power sharing devolved government for Northern Ireland is not formed by November 21st, because of the iniquitous vote in the British Parliament recently, abortion and â€śgay marriageâ€ť will be unilaterally forced on N Ireland, with no religious liberty provisions. This is even worse than England and Wales and even Scotland, which also has such provisions, albeit limited, I believe. Please pray.
It is always better to keep away from anything political on your church sign, but to only quote scripture. Whatever is on the church sign, should be able to reach unsaved passers by with the Word of God.
Though we need to know something about the events of the day to see how prophecy is being fulfilled and as we move to the time of our Lordâ€™s second coming, and also for purposes of prayer, it may well be better for a Christian site like Sermon Audio news to avoid the more lurid stories like this.
Young people hopefully examine this site, and while not unaware of what is going on in this wicked world, do not need to be unnecessarily exposed to the most obvious wicked things, particularly on a Christian site. There are tragically enough professing evangelical churches doing this.
In Philippians 4 v 8, we are told â€śFinally Brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these thingsâ€ť. Amen.
The problem is if you do not vote, or turn in what we call in UK a spoiled ballot paper, you will elect a Democratic President automatically, by default, who will fully implement all of the Leftist and globalist policies that we all oppose!
USA hangs in the balance, as does my country of Great Britain.
We donâ€™t have any really good candidates, in either country and tragically we may be forced to go for someone less than perfect, to avoid somebody who will be absolutely ghastly!
We must indeed pray for our brothers and sisters in North Korea.
There are those in Nazi-style concentration forced labour or re-education camps, with meagre rations, disease, sadistic guards, terrible conditions, daily torture, medical experiments, crying out to God, and maybe surreptitiously witnessing to other prisoners, many of whom are violent criminals, and their lives are in danger from guards, the other prisoners, and disease. Most of them are serving life or indeterminate sentences.
Our other brothers and sisters are â€śat libertyâ€ť, but what liberty. Working long hours, very low pay in state enterprises, or illegal precarious private work, or others disabled, sick, unable to work, with starvation rations in little towns and villages, with street corner spies everywhere, and faithfully meeting in basements, or out in forests, or secret places, fearfully reading hand written pages of bible verses or hymns, that they canâ€™t even really sing too loudly, and maybe even separate from their children, because the little ones might accidentally say too much to the teachers at the state school, and bring down a violent police raid on them and their whole family.
I am surprised that in the Canadian Anglican Church it was the Bishops, that held up the â€śgay marriageâ€ť, rather than the clergy, or more particularly the laity. In England, (Wales and Scotland are separate in the Anglican Church, and follow the Leftist route, and are not part of the state established Anglican Church which only applies to England), the Bishops are the leading pro-LGBT force, the clergy are not far behind, and the laity are the ones who are generally resisting â€śgay marriageâ€ť. At present â€śgay marriagesâ€ť are illegal to take place in Anglican churches, but our government, no doubt, will soon reverse that.
As for Canada, I suspect that all this will be academic anyway, as I am sure the Leftist government of Justin Trudeau will soon take the decision out of their hands, and force all churches to conduct â€śgay marriagesâ€ť, ordain homosexual clergy, censor â€śunhelpfulâ€ť and â€ścontroversialâ€ť Bible passages and preaching and be fully â€śgender inclusiveâ€ť, or face prosecution and persecution.
Well, shame he was a Jesuit, and therefore an ardent follower of the Jesuit Pope, Pope Francis, and also of his own Jesuit superior, known as the â€śBlack Popeâ€ť.
The actual prayer is a good one, if it had been uttered by an Evangelical Protestant born again and regenerated chaplain.
There are indeed darker forces operating freely in the House of Representatives, and we must hope that the US electorate sees through the terrible deception, and gets many of the Communistic Socialist folks out of office in 2020.
However, with many of the professed evangelicals buckling, the US only needs to lose the House once again, the Senate, and maybe the President and his deputy, or even if Trump and Pence scrape through but are hamstrung, then I fear your US is finished for good!!
Lord Shinkwin is himself disabled, and I think he is a wheelchair user. Other peers also generally are older people and have a variety of disabilities.
Lord Shinkwin and other disabled peers, in the House of Lords, but also some elected members of the House of Commons that successfully fought against a controversial euthanasia bill, a couple of years ago which was defeated.
Yes, ideally abortionists, doctors, nurses and administrators ideally should face the death penalty, if we indeed lived in a Christian theocracy . A complete ban on abortion for any reason is indeed what should be pressed for.
As to subjecting mothers who have abortions automatically to the death penalty or prison, I do have some mixed feelings on that.
Obviously women who boast about it, or do it to have a career, or because they donâ€™t want a disabled child, or want a child of the other sex, should be prosecuted in an ideal society.
However, there are some scenarios where a women is forced, or raped, and then placed under tremendous pressure. A case could be where also a lady from certain religious communities where rape is actually treated as a disgrace by the community who would be killed by her family or community in an â€śhonourâ€ť kiling, if she fell pregnant as a result, as they actually accuse the woman of adultery, while the male rapist mysteriously goes off totally free, because 2 male witnesses were not available to testify on her behalf.
Other women may have mental incapacity, or may have learning difficulties, or may be forced by a violent boyfriend, scheming parents or a pimp to have an abortion, or may now be driven to the clinic, as an underage girl by t
One can only pray for this deluded and deceived doctor that has just been terminated as President of that wicked organisation, the ironically and wrongly so-called Planned Parenthood.
The fact is, I think, that this medical person has seemingly never read a full unbiased biography of the infamous Hitlerian and racist founder of the PP organisation, Margaret Sanger, the great eugenicist.
No doubt, being a true secularist, Dr Wen obviously never read the Old Testament accounts of what happened when the pagan Canaanites worshiped their false gods, like Baal, Astarte, Chemosh, Molech and others, who demanded infant sacrifice and ritual prostitution, and how the disobedient Israelites were judged when they abandoned the true God of their fathers, and worshipped these gods, with all the practices that went with it.
Thieves often fall out, and obviously due to the reverses that PP has had at the federal level, the powers that be could no longer hold that it was a medical healthcare issue, but a quasi-religious one, and they would have to go down that route to survive!!!