Passing a Church of England Church in Leigh on Sea in Essex, England. I noticed that the church was having a Christmas Bazaar. As I was with my six year old son who needed to use the bathroom I decided to go in. Thinking the stalls and entertainment would be in a church hall, I was shocked to find sheets of plywood laid across the pews to make twenty or so stalls offering a variety of products and games. Home made cakes, tombolas, lucky dip, a raffle, several jewelry and second hand goods stalls, more akin with a car boot sale than a church. people happily rummaged through the stalls and gorged themselves on home made cake to a soundtrack of 'Rocking around the Christmas Tree' enthusiastically sung by a trio of parishioners;consisting of two elderly women dressed as angels wearing santa hats and a podgy man in a vest and a red tinsel decorated cowboy hat.
The proceedings were overseen by a priest wearing a clergical collar, full black cassack with Dr martin Boots sticking out from underneath.
Two staues of Mary also looked down on the proceeding from the Our Lady's side Chapel.
If this is the typical very public Gospel witness of the Anglican church then the rot of sodomite and women priests have taken it beyond repair and relevance in the 21st century.
Lets remember its not us that converts but God who calls, an irresistable call, the holy spirit and the word awakening his elect, calling them to repentence. God uses us but certainly wouldn't rely on our bubmbling efforts to convert.
Lets not be afraid to preach against sin for God has prepared fertile hearts to recieve his seed. A farmer must prepare the land,chop and kill weeds and wild flowers in order plant and nurture his chosen crop.
God's word through preaching does the job of the plough, sower, sun and rain, and through us his workers the master brings in the harvest.
We preach the Gospel out of Love for sinners not out of condemnation!
We preach repentence.
That is our great calling to call people to repent and put their trust in Christ. In order to do that you have to preach against sin. Of course we are all sinners that is a given. Of course we have to repent daily that is also a given. But we must never allow our own sin to silence us from preaching the Gospel. If that were the case then none would ever preach. Remember Satan is the accuser, yes we are sinners but each and everyone one of our sins, past present and future has been washed away by the blood of our saviour.
So lets be bold in Christ and call sinners to repent.
Lets not be silent shamed by our sinful nature. Lets be sure of our salvation and remember faith comes by hearing. So lets preach!
Spurgeon was a sinner, Whitfield was a sinner, John the Baptist was a sinner but they were not silent nor should we be.
Paul was jailed for preaching the Gospel, christians have died and continue in persecution for preaching the Gospel.
Lets preach repentence no matter who it offends, let them charge us, drag us into court where we will swear an oath on the the same bible that they are criminalising us for preaching. And then lets turn the accused box and the witness box into a pulpit and preach the gospel loud and clear. We will not be silenced.
The thing about Roman Catholics is they embrace Islam, a faith that calls Jesus a liar by denighing he is the Son of God. But if you dare to speak against their 'Satanic Mary' (not the Mary of the bible) they scream, shout and protest.
Guess what The RCC Lourdes Mary, Fatima Mary, Medjugorje Mary are all Satanic Whores sent to decieve.
They must be a deception, because the Mary of the bible died and no doubt is in heaven, she is not in this world, she is not omniscient. So the apparitons that appear to 'the devout' are either satanic deceptions or figments of the mentally disturbed. Either way the idea that pilgrims crawl on their knees for hundreds of yards when approaching the sites of the visions is nothing short of idolatry.
Anything that takes the glory meant for Our God is an abomination!
Roman Catholic inventions - Doctrine of works with its indulgences and purgatory. Mary worship and co-redeemer, Intercession of the saints, Transubstatiation, The Pope claiming the name 'Holy Father' & Christ's Vicar, papal infallibility, absolution of sins, statues, apparitions, thr priesthood...
All false and fall down when tested against scripture.
It would seem that Romanist 'Tradition' has mre weight in their false religion that God's Word.
GG Just to clarify that the Roman Catholc Mary is counterfeit and not the Mary of the bible but a satanic whore sent to decieve.
The Roman Catholic Mary is exalted as a woman born without original sin. I think the the concept that Rome invented was the immaculate conception that has absolutely no corroboration in scripture. Secondly the Romanist concept of the assumption of Mary into heaven - another Romanist invention. Thirdly their claim that she did not have any further children, the bible clearly points to Josepth 'knowing' Mary after the Birth of Jesus and Mary and Jesus's brethern waiting to see him. Then we have the Romanist doctrine of Mary as mediator, when Christ is the only mediator. In addition to these false doctrines not provable in scripture we have the making and worship of graven statues which directly goes against God's own commandments. Then we have the apparitions, when the bible warns us against signs & wonders and satan appearing as an angel of light.
So you see the Roman Catholic Mary is not the humble Mary of the bible who like all people who have ever lived are stained by original sin and in need of a saviour. If not the Mary of the bible who is she?
She the Romanist Mary is a Satanic Whore sent to decieve and not the biblical Mary!
"Islam will reintroduce God (in an imperfect form) to Europe, crushing secularism with a force that Christians would not dare to exert.
Beyond that point, Christ, through the agency of His Blessed Mother, will bring Muslims into the True Church, and Europe with them."
Allah is not the God of the bible, Mohammed was a false prophet, paedophile, thief and murderer.
The Roman Catholic Mary is not the Mary of the bible who was a humble sinner who needed a saviour. The Roman Catholic Mary is a counterfeit, she is a satanic whore, constructed by Rome to deceive and steal the Glory that should only be given to God. The offensive and heretical term 'Mother of God' and mediator absolute heresy.
Rome and Islam are both systems of Works that denigh the sufficiency of Christs wonderful and selfless sacrifice. Lance crawl back to your Jesuit hole your words here are wasted.
Anyone who has studied the history of Christianity thoroughly knows about the history of Princeton University. They've been on the path of apostasy for around 80-100 years or so. I wouldn't give you a nickel for a PhD in religion from Princeton.
For you Protestant Reformed Europe ended in the 1940s but I can assure you that Protestants are here and continue to resist Rome and its influence. We do not give in when things look stacked against us. We look To Christ, for it was Christ's reformation, Christ's restoration of Christ's Church during the 15th and 16th Century and it still is Christ's Church in the 21st Century.
You stick to the ordinary Lance and us believers will continue to celebrate in the 'extraordinary'!
Allah is not God, its ironic that one Godless faith is congratulating another Godless faith about returning God back to Europe.
I think what Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran actually means is that he welcomes anybody who will assist Rome in reversing and reducing a Protestant Reformed Europe. The Vatican worked with the Nazis, is it surprising then that they will work with fascist Mohammedans.
It amazes me that so called christians are prepared to pray and work with those faiths that denigh Christ.