This is one of the reasons I would not join in the weekly Thursday night clap for the NHS, which has thankfully stopped now. When we do, and we will eventually legalise euthanasia in the UK the go too institution will be our NHS. What should be a healing and caring institution is becoming increasingly our biggest legalised murderer.
How does an article about churches opening for prayer in the UK get to be about American politics? Is the fact that churches on both side of the Atlantic are shut a reason for great concern and prayer by believers, may be its us that God is chastising because we argue about politics rather than humble ourselves before our God and seek His grace and mercy not only because of our own sin but for our nations which have forsaken the narrow paths and walked on the broad paths that lead to destruction.
Nineveh had received the word of God under the preaching by Jonah it had come to repentance Jonah 3:5-9 but within a hundred to hundred fifty years returned to its rebellious and pagan ways. Our modern western society as done much the same, forsaking God, His Word and large parts of professing Christianity has corrupted the gospel to a health, wealth and happiness message.
If Covid 19 as taught us anything its for Church and state to return to the old paths of true religion taught in Gods Word and to forsake the man centred and man pleasing religion passing its self of as Christianity today. But we also instead of tearing each other apart on these pages need also to humble ourselves before the Lord and repent of our own sinful nature and attitudes towards Brethren, any unbeliever viewing some of the threads on here could only concluded "see how these Christians hate each other".
I just understand this obsession of playing the national anthem at a sports event do any other nations do this? Its only at internationals that this pretence is played out in the UK. Never at a club match. Also if you are not an American citizen are you expected to stand given your national anthem will not be played? The believer allegiance is to Christ not there country, especially when it violates Gods law as much of the worlds nations do.
Is it not time that all who love the Lord Jesus Christ stopped watching and using films even in evangelism ?
By using films as a tool for evangelism we legitimise the film industry and train our young people that the industry is acceptable. While all along corrupting their souls.
1Corr 15:33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.
PS 101:3 I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes:
Given that we are to love the Almighty with 'All our Hearts Minds and Bodies' what we do in our leisure time should always be for the glory of God. How can watching murder, theft adultery and now increasingly Sodomy be either good for our souls or to the glory of God. 1Cor 10:31 whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
John Yurich USA wrote: Five year old? I happen to be a highly intelligent college graduate.
Then how come you don't understand how sinful, arrogant, selfish and unbiblical your childish statement is. Read James 4:13-15. You gave no thought to God or His will for you, you seem to think that you can pick up a guitar and become an overnight supper star ( which is nothing but idolatry). you even appear not to have a guitar at the moment; how do you know if you have the aptitude to play it. Its all childish dreams.
The Rainbow is the sign of the covenant of God with His creation after the flood and the church needs now to start reclaiming the God given sign of His promise not to destroy His creation by a flood ever again.
She only needs them to pass the Queens speech and any budget, and any no confidence vote, after that they will probably just become a minor party that they are. Although they are socially Conservative as for their Christianity I am not so sure. We are probably looking at another election very soon.
I don't think Boris is the answer, upset too many in the party and so it would be open warfare in the Tory party which in turn will lead to Labour getting in. The UK electorate don't vote for parties which are at war with themselves.
John UK I would never tell any body who to vote for or who I would vote for. I don't even tell my wife, but I will not be voting for Labour, UKIP, Liberals, any independent that leaves Tory or Monster raving Lonny party. Its a hard choice.
John UK wrote: Theresa May spoke very well, after the Cobra meeting, but she is still referring to an extreme ideology, and Islamic Extremists. However, it will be interesting to see what she means by "enough is enough".
I fear John this is as always meaningless platitudes; she is still in the midst of an election in which she as snatched defeat out of the jaws of victory. She was a very poor home secretary and sadly she is not much better as PM.
John UK I know we are mixing up different threads but in response to the other I should have said that I think the FPCS are the only church that by a synod decision that the only version allowed is the KJV. I think (again I could be wrong on this)that both FPU and the Free church continuing allow other translations to be used mainly the NIV. If I am wrong somebody will correct me.
When they say that only the KJV is to be used they are not saying that the KJV is inspired English but that they believe it to be the most trust worthy version in English.
John UK wrote: BRF, thanks for the answer. Just one more, please. You said that the FPCS still adheres to the original and unmodified Westminster Standards. For example, does that mean that the WCF we know today is an altered confession, and that it is altered to the dislike of some churches?
John I nearly missed this. In a earlier post I used the word 'true' when I should have said 'faithful'. Many churches that claim to hold to the WMCF in reality only give it lip service. Others have modified it to bring in music and hymns. others have given room for evolution,others don't want to call the Pope the Antichrist. You would have to read and compare each churches standard. Different churches wanting to keep the name Presbyterian have sought to modernise their confession to suite themselves so much that through out the world there probably is as many versions of the WMCF as there are churches that keep the name Presbyterian. The FPCS are to my knowledge (I could be wrong on this)are the only one that retains the original and complete Westminster Standards.