The London Evening Standard, the main free weekday Monday -Friday) newspaper in London, (which also does national and international news), and is very pro-EU and anti-Brexit, also pro-LGBT, is featuring special articles at the moment on recreational marijuana / cannabis and the desire to see it legalised in Britain.
Medical marijuana is now legal in Britain, after the nominally Muslim Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, overruled the PM Mrs Teresa May, after a court case in the British Supreme Court, in favour of the mother of an autistic boy, whose supplies of medical marijuana for her son had been confiscated at the airport.
Already US entrepreneurs and multi million businessmen of the cannabis industry have already had a top level meeting in London, to see how they could promote a future legalised fully licenced recreational marijuana industry, and are very confident, with support from many politicians and police chiefs, that they will see the law changed. â€śPharmakiaâ€ť or sorcery as it is translated in the AV / KJV is certainly big in these last days!!!
Do pray for the true believers in London next weekend. There is the â€śLGBTQ+ and so on Pride Marchâ€ť all the way through Central London next Saturday. It is fully advertised on Transport for London Tube and bus stations, (some stations even have specially coloured London Underground roundels to celebrate it, instead of the usual red and blue roundels).
Many businesses have their rainbow flags (missing one course oddly - 6 colours instead of all 7 colours of the rainbow), and I understand at least one of the famous churches of London will â€śfly the flagâ€ť.
Pray for any no doubt small groups of truly evangelical Christians who will be attempting any kind of witness at the event, and also families and children of unsuspecting tourists from all over the world, who may not know of it and may get caught up with it as they go into central London.
The Muslim Mayor of Greater London, Sadiq Khan, (not to be confused with the fully ceremonial Lord Mayor of the City of London), who canâ€™t even with his police force control all the stabbing and knifings in the capital, is in full support.
What is also so shocking about this series of events is that they are taking place over a whole weekend when the â€śLGBTQI etc Prideâ€ť parade in Newcastle is taking place, I understand, and as well as this panel discussion with these LGBTQI etc panellists as advertised, and one or two other events on the other days, the events on the main Pride Day, are refreshments, coffee, etc., offered from a liberal Anglican parish church in the city for participants before the march, and then after the march, most sacrilegiously, a â€śHolyâ€ť Communion service at the Cathedral, celebrated by the â€śnon-binary (canâ€™t decide whether he / she is actually male or female) genderqueer transgenderâ€ť curate, who rejoices in the first name of Bingo!!!
Such blasphemous wickedness should not be tolerated as these citizens of Sodom, profane the commemoration of the death of our Lord Jesus Christ for our sins, and His holy Body and Blood given for us on the Criss of Calvary.
We are indeed in the last days, and Romans 1 is being played out before our very eyes. Why is not every single evangelical in Newcastle out in the streets, opposing this? The Muslims would be, but then they are unofficially exempt from many of the laws that are passed promoting this wickedness, and nobody would dare to inflict this kind
In Britain we had 2 infamous shows, like this, one now long finished, which also had a US version, called Big Brother, where the young people (and some older ones), lived in a large sealed house, under camera for 24 hours a day, and one was voted out for eviction each week.
The other one is Love Island, of young people put on an island in a romantic setting, and again voted out every week I think. I wonâ€™t ever watch such things, and always regret whenever I have allowed myself in times past to watch such dreadful time-wasting and sensual things, which as a Christian we should never seek to be entertained by worldly things like this.
I do understand that sadly, after the last series of â€śLove Islandâ€ť, 2 of the contestants, a young man, and separately a young woman committed suicide.
Another infamous show, a psychology advice type show with a studio audience, the Jeremy Kyle Show, has been immediately permanently scrapped by ITV after the suicide of one of one of the participants. As for the young lady â€śBacheloretteâ€ť, need we say more? I fear this lady is on the broad road, and she needs to get out of that fast, repent, go through the strait gate and proceed along the narrow way.
I was indeed saddened to come across a rather Open Brethren assembly that in its website stated that it was a member of â€śChurches Togetherâ€ť in its location. That automatically means that like it or not, and maybe it doesnâ€™t realise it, that it is directly or indirectly linked up with both the National Churches Together, (formerly British Council of Churches), and thereby of the World Council of Churches.
These elders (Brethren Assemblies do not have full-time pastors), have indeed compromised, which thankfully is not typical of most Brethren Assemblies.. Even being in involved in the local â€śChurches Togetherâ€ť means having occasional joint meetings with Roman Catholics, and liberal local Anglican, Methodist and United Reformed Churches, which is indeed very questionable, and sadly compromising with heretical movements!
Who says the Makane Yesus Church is apostate. I think despite the African name, it is actually a branch of the Protestant Lutheran Church.
It dies not matter whether it is Lutheran, Anglican, Pentecostal, Reformed or Baptist, it has a perfect right to be there.
I believe this ludicrous decision has 2 motivations. The local government is concerned that the Ethiopian Orthodox Church is being challenged, and this is the favoured church of the state in Ethiopia, and I think there is also a fear of offending the rather large Muslim minority.
I have seen a short video of a very lively Ethiopian Orthodox service, which sounded fairly noisy, and 5 times a day, the muezzin will call loudly and amplified over the mosque minaret, calling Muslims to prayer. Perhaps the local government there in Ethiopia might investigate these for nuisance nuisance as well!!
I have learnt from another Christian website, that the grandmother of the baby in question and her lawyers stated that she could look after the baby, and they have appealed the decision, and three judges of the Court of Appeal held a very quick hearing, and ruled in her favour, and that of the grandchild in the womb. They overturned the biased judgeâ€™s ruling, and will give their reasons later.
This is good news, praise the Lord. The pregnancy was already quite far advanced.
This public Court of Protection deals with vulnerable adults who are incapable of looking after themselves, and do not have a recognised advocate or guardian, or where public authorities like doctors, social workers or other professionals have taken it into their heads to interfere, and challenge the guardian or advocate.
This court is notoriously secretive, has a great deal of power and no details can be revealed of names, location, etc, and the cases are usually held in secret and there is very limited right of appeal.
In this case according to the CNA reporting it, this particular judge is biased, as she previously acted as a counsel for British Pregnancy Advice Service, one of the three leading abortion providers in Britain, along with Brooks Advisory Centres and Marie Stopes Clinics.
No problem. The Bible is very clear that there will be at some stage, and we can actually see this happening now, an alliance between Iran (the leader of Shia Islam), Turkey (a non-Arab Sunni state that wants to regain its lost Caliphate, that before the 1st World War, ruled Israel, what is now Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states, and was not popular in the region), and Russia, (a â€śChristianâ€ť Eastern Orthodox country, though with a powerful Muslim minority and all the â€śStanâ€ť Muslim nations which branched off from it, which needs natural gas and warm ports), as well as the chaotic states of Libya and what is now North Sudan, that will invade Israel, primarily for booty and the spoils of war, but also of course in the case of the Muslims for religious reasons, while Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf states stand on the sidelines, and protest, (though donâ€™t actually come to help Israel). God will supernaturally destroy these armies and utterly confound them. This is in Ezekiel 38 and 39, and will be literally, not allegorically fulfilled.
It is shocking that an 85 year old grandmother with some health issues, should have been thrown out of her housing, simply for having Bible Studies and being a Christian.
It seems there was a commercial agenda by the landlord, as well as a religious one, as he wanted to change the senior citizen complex, into housing for â€śyoung professionalâ€ť types, as no doubt this was more profitable for him.
Had he tried this eviction on a devout Muslim, or a militant atheist activist, or someone from the LGBT / Transgender community, I suspect he probably would have been facing criminal charges, as well as being sued for millions of dollars! The activists would not have rested until he was put out of business!!
I do notice two very bad trends, which we also have here in Britain. The first is the increasing persecution of Christians and to a certain extent as well, anti-Semitic attacks against Jewish people.
Secondly, there is an increasing discrimination against the elderly and severely disabled people, (despite equal opportunity laws supposed to ban this), whether it be pressure for euthanasia, contemptuous treastment of the elderly in the health service, rudeness and crimes against older people, and the BBC withdrawing free tv licences for over 75â€™s from next year.
Actually the Trinitarian Bible Society do not just print English Authorised Version King James Bibles. Yes, that is the only version they produce in English, but they actually print foreign language Bibles. The Old Testament is translated exclusively from the Hebrew and Aramaic Masoretic Text, and the New Testament is translated exclusively from the Greek Textus Receptus.
The liberal texts of Westcott and Hort / Nestle Aland are not used, or Codex Vaticanus or Sinaiticus, that they come from.
There are many projects going forward for Bible translations for many languages that exclusively use the Masoretic OT and the Textus Receptus NT, and no these Bibles are definitely not printed in China!!
Here we have an individual thrown out of two public professions because of â€śpolitical correctnessâ€ť. Of course, if he had been a Muslim, no action would have been taken against him for exactly the same views, that children do better with a mother and a father.
Magistrates in Britain, with the exception of some qualified solicitors and lawyers who act as paid district judges, are generally specially trained but honorary unpaid officials who preside over the lowest courts, usually for minor crimes, and for certain legal procedures. Alcohol licensing was taken away from them, and given to local authorities, and major crimes appear briefly before them, and are automatically referred to the higher courts.
The Lord Chancellor used to be the top judge, and acted as Speaker of the House of Lords, but is now an MP in the House of Commons after a recent reform and a political official who is usually always the Minister of Justice. The Lord Chief Justice is now the top judge, but usually chosen with political considerations.
The NHS (National Health Service) is also a highly politicised healthcare service, and also rejoices in political correctness.
The government is determined to punish anyone who holds to the conservative view of marriage, and opposed to the LGBT / Transgende
Wayfarer Pilgrim, I fear you are quite right. This wicked LGBT / Transgender / Abortion / Euthanasia / Marijuana / Environmentalist Immoral Revolution is in full gear, as described in Romans 1, and in 1 and 2 Timothy, amongst other passages in the Bible, and will not rest until it has corrupted all the children and young people of the Western nations, and neutralised every godly voice opposed to such wickedness.
It is tragic that President Trump, who is indeed on every globalists hitlist to kill, impeach, or simply just hound out of office and replace with one of the ghastly Democrat Socialist Marxist secular humanist candidates, that has lined up to try to take over in 2020 to succeed where the dreadful Hilary Clinton failed in 2016, has such ghastly spiritual advisers such as â€śPastorâ€ť Paula White.
Apart from the obvious disqualification as being a woman in a church post that is just not open to women, in flat defiance of scripture, and being unsuitable on moral and character grounds, she teaches prosperity theology, dominion theology and overblown charismatic theology, and is leading the President astray.
He may or may not be a true Christian, but in no way is he spiritually equipped to deal with such nonsense, or to discern what is right from what is not.
We must pray for him, for his true conversion, from the wisdom that he needs and he currently lacks, and for him to be built up in the most holy faith, and for him to have spiritual advisers who are truly regenerate, born again, who know their Bibles, who will counsel him firmly without fear or favour, and not â€śwolves in sheepâ€™s clothingâ€ť, unlike this woman, who needs to be exposed!!
We must really pray that the many faithful Christian churches and assemblies, in California, (there is a whole list of those who broadcast their sermons on SA), as well as some who do not, but are making a stand, will indeed come forth en masse and oppose this bill.
They must immediately withdraw all their children out of the state (public) schools, either for genuinely independent and solidly Christian schools, or for home schooling.
They should stop registering for 501(c)3 tax exemptions, should stop all compromise with evolution, and because their tax dollars still have to pay for the public education system, they should also protest very clearly outside both state and local education boards.
They should also use their vote very clearly to vote out these anarchistic pornographers from their school boards, the State congress and Senate, the local councils, and of course the national Representatives and Senators they send to the US Congress.
They must be as radical as the Muslims, but without the violence, as the latter will be pretty well exempt from these LGBT / Transgender rules anyway, though subject to them on paper.
I have a suspicion that this was in Scotland, as both teacher and student (the latter sounded, 16 - 18 yrs old, like a sixth form or fifth form student, the old style British set up, Year 11 to 12 in the newer British set up, or 10th to 12th grade in the US set up), had Scottish accents.
Scotland has its own devolved government, under the leftist and pro-EU Scottish Nationalists, backed up by the leftist but Unionist Corbynâ€™s Labour Party, and to a much lesser extent by the Liberal Democrats, and a tiny â€śliberalâ€ť Conservative minority led by the openly lesbian activist, Ruth Davidson, and maybe a Green Party member or two, and straight away we can see there is a problem.
Scotland has always had its own education system, separate from the rest of Britain.
My old teacher training years ago was not valid in Scotland. The present regime in Scotland is more radically pro-LGBT / Transgender than the rest of Britain, with a radical syllabus not too dissimilar, though probably slightly more moderate than the one in California, and until stopped by the British Supreme Court, were going to have a state appointed â€śGuardianâ€ť for every single child in Scotland, who could overrule parents!!
They are still trying to go through with a national smacking ban!!
The admittance of married men to the Western Latin Roman Catholic priesthood, which would also apply to married Protestant convert ministers and pastors who join the Western Roman Catholic priesthood, and also to the Eastern Rite Catholic priests, (usually semi-autonomous churches that acknowledge the supremacy of the Pope at Rome, but use their own liturgy, in most cases Eastern Orthodox, and subject to approval of the Pope appoint their own bishops), are however subject to strict conditions, also applying to deacons in both Western and Eastern Rite parishes and dioceses.
1). They must be married before ordination, no single priest or deacon is allowed to marry after ordination, and must remain celibate for life.
2). If their wife dies, they may not remarry, but must remain celibate for life.
3). In the Western Latin Roman Catholic Churches, with a very few exceptions, such married priests could not normally be a senior priest, or solely in charge of a parish.
4). They canâ€™t ever become bishops, unless their wife dies and they take a vow of celibacy immediately after. Nearly all Eastern Rite bishops, and indeed Eastern Orthodox bishops, are usually chosen from monastic orders, and are monks.
These horrendous scientists are obviously no doubt inspired by the example of Dr Mengele, the infamous Nazi SS Doctor in the concentration camp of Auschwitz, who carried out cruel and wicked experiments on the children as well as some adults that were incarcerated there.
They are also following in the tradition established by the Canaanite pagan priests and priestesses of various demonic gods that were worshipped by the Gentile pagan people, and tragically at times of national apostasy by Israel as well, which the Lord God condemned and judged in the Old Testament.
I heard of a most horrendous case in Brazil through a Christian website which will never make the liberal press or television in USA or Europe, certainly not in my country of Britain, where it will be totally censored.
It did however apparently make the South American Spanish and Portuguese press, where it was rather more featured.
A lesbian couple had effectively kidnapped the son of one of them from the father, gone into hiding, watched medical videos, castrated the poor boy, and then when he died of the complications of this amateur surgery, tried to destroy his body. The father raised the alarm, some quick witted children playing football nearby saw the women trying to hide their wicked handiwork, and they were speedily arrested and are standing trial in Brazil.
This I think is one of the logical outcomes of this appalling immoral revolution that has taken the Western world by storm, and tragically is even invading not only the liberal apostate church denominations, but all too many professed evangelical churches.