really quite traitorous and committed to the EU and all it stands for, and there is the radically socialist anti-Semitic Jeremy Corbyn Labour Party, the radically pro-EU Liberal Democratâs led by Jo Swinson, leftist Scottish and Welsh Nationalists, and even some Greens, with also the threat that Scotland may break away from the U.K. as an EU member in its own right, and Northern Ireland forced into the Republic of Ireland out of Britain, into the EU and the eurozone.
I have an odd feeling that this woman, Elizabeth Warren, (maybe with the LGBT Buttigieg second) is fast becoming the favourite for the Democratic nomination, though the avowed Socialist Bernie Sanders has a tremendous draw for the indoctrinated college students and âyoung liberal professionalsâ.
It is, however, not totally inconceivable that the dreaded Hillary Rodham Clinton will be wheeled out at the very last moment to be the candidate, to have a last crack at the old enemy, President Trump.
Whatever happens, a Democratic win, not just for the Presidency, with any of these candidates, and also in both the Senate, the retaining of the House of Representatives, in 2020, as well as in many key states, will prove to be most disastrous for the United States, and will indeed bring in horrendous persecution for both secular, but more particularly religious, and most especially Evangelical Christian conservatives.
Iran, Turkey, Russia, China, Islamic fundamentalist countries, North Korea, and other enemies of the USA, as well as the UN and the globalists must be looking forward with glee and enthusiasm for such a prospect!!
We here in Britain, with our coming Christmas General Election, also have difficult choices as at least half the Conservatives, are actuallyâliberalâ,
It does oddly seem a bit rich that Pope Francis, and the liberal cardinals, bishops and priests who support him are now so opposed to capital punishment, and have put an amendment to that effect in the official Catechism of the Catholic Church.
During the Middle Ages, and on into the Counter Reformation period in Catholic countries, they were often the greatest supporters of it with their Inquisition, though technically when a âhereticâ was condemned to death, the church officers and Inquisitors did not carry out the punishment themselves, after the torture, prosecution, investigation and trial, the condemned prisoner was handed over to the local secular authorities, who then carried out the punishment!!
The infamous Amazonian Synod was geared to bringing in liberation theology, environmentalism, interfaith as the heart of the official doctrines of the western Latin Roman Catholic Church, in line with the personal beliefs of this Pope Francis, and bringing in married priests, women priests and deacons, and syncretisation in indigenous areas.
It will indeed bring the Western Latin Roman Catholic Church fully in line with the apostate Protestant liberal mainline denominations.
I personally believe that this Pope is gearing up to become a final dress rehearsal for the false prophet of the Antichrist, (he is a false prophet, but I believe that it will be a groomed successor of his, because the false prophet actually does counterfeit miracles, and this Pope hasnât claimed to do those.) I am sure the false prophet will be a pope, probably taken from the âCatholic Charismaticâ Movement, because he will claim to do miracles, but he will follow exactly the same beliefs and practices as Pope Francis!!
Here we see the great struggle between the two main branches of Western Latin Roman Catholicism.
The autonomous Eastern rite Catholic Churches are not so involved in this as they remain conservative in their liturgy, and do not go along with these innovations.
The traditional Tridentine Latin Mass type communities have never accepted the Vatican 2 council, and some of these have broken away from the official Catholic Church, but many others do remain.
The mainstream of the western Latin Roman Catholic Church, has however, followed with the flow of the modern Vatican 2 papacy, now made even more urgent with this Jesuit globalist interfaith Pope Francis, who is completely committed to the same liberal beliefs as the apostate Protestant mainline denominations.
We have to witness to and evangelise all Catholics, whether Tridentine Latin traditional or post Vatican 2 liberal, as they all need to be saved by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone.
Basically this is a recipe for mass unemployment, as places like Alaska are financially dependent on fossil fuel industries, and the eco sources as prouder woukd make energy bills hit the root, leading to great poverty.
This young lady was in a leading role in a West end musical in London.
The LGBT activists discovered this social media entry from some 4 years previous. First the theatre sacked her, and then her agent dropped her off his books.
She is a member of the British African community which has proved morr resistant to the LGBT views.
Putting aside whether a Christian should be involved in theatre or not, many other professions are soon going to be closed for Christians who stand on these issues, such as law, medicine, teaching, social work, counselling,etc. The LGBT activists obviously have a well paid team of researchers who investigate every prominent or even potential person in these areas, even digging out old social media entries!!
This is a really tragic case. I read about this some time ago, but have forgotten the circumstances, except that somehow this police officer stumbled into her neighbourâs apartment late at night somehow thinking it was her own, and shot the lawful owner thinking that he was an intruder!!
It does make me question how she became a police officer. In Britain most police officers are unarmed, and the few that are, must hand in their weapons at the police station when they go off duty.
As a former now disgraced police officer means that she is.in for a very uncomfortable life in gaol. God bless that young man, the victimâs brother who forgave her and embraced her in court, and may she indeed heed his call to yield her life to the Lord Jesus Christ. That is the only real solution for her, and may she fully embrace it and be born again, even there in the prison cell!!
What a shocking story. While the pastor may have done better directly quoting the Bible, rather than using his own words on the message he produced, what he said was very true.
I have done a little quick research, and thanks to SA, I heard his very appropriate last sermon (judging by the date given), and I think he had a presentment of what was to come.
The elder that failed to support him, and the families that told the elder they would withdraw until he resigned are absolutely cowardly and shocking.
The enemy and the LGBT forces in the area are jumping up and down with glee.
This is what should happen:-
The local presbytery should withdraw the papers of recognition of the cowardly elder, the congregation should be disenfranchised from the denominational list immediately, a national statement of recognition of the pastor should be issued by the national denomination, and if the church property is vested in the denomination it should be seized by them and a new congregation set up, with the pastor invited to take over the church.
Every local evangelical congregation should stand in support of this pastor. Sadly, I personally doubt if anything like this will happen.
This is the modern subtle sanitised non-uniformed version of the Nazi Hitler Youth / League of German Girls or the former Soviet Union or Eastern European Communist Young Pioneers.
Instead of parades, marches, military bands, rallies in huge stadiums, youth camps or competitive games, the modern leftist and abortionist activists get the children or young people into a television studio, or for the younger ones a play environment, or give them banners, or some touchy feely experience, or worse still dispense confidential sex advice for the older ones, or a drag queen reading a story for the younger ones.
Whatever approach they use, it has the same result; if corrupts a whole generation of children and young people, and initiates them into the wickedness of these activists, and into a very evil world view.We need to pray for young people and children like never before.
Yes there are tares as well as wheat in nearly all churches, whether in China or elsewhere.
However, Youth in Asia must stop spouting the Communist lies of the authorities in China, and discounting every single house Church in China.
Yes, I am sure there are some true believers in the officially state approved "Three Self Patriotic" churches, but the whole organisation is dominated and controlled rigidly by the Chinese Communist Party.
Pastors and elders must be approved by them, sermons must be submitted to them, with certain subjects being banned, any form of evangelism outside the church is totally illegal, and young people under 18 are not allowed to go to these churches, and no children's or young peoples activities are allowed.
That, Youth in Asia, is why there is an Underground Church, the very Church you are suspicious of.
I was blessed to watch a You Tube video recently featuring North and South Korean Christians, with English text translation.
Though the South Korean church featured was broadly charismatic leaning, (though they certainly knew how to sing, including a very enthusiastic rendering of Handel's Hallelujah Chorus), it was lovely also to hear a North Korean refugee, who was in silhouette, give an appeal to her sister in North Korea, to come to the Lord Jesus, and another North Korean lady evangelist now in South Korea, who was shown fully, and who played the accordion, and sang with all her heart to the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ
Prayers by a blurred North Korean Christian actually there, were also shown and featured a blurred service in an illegal house meeting actually in North Korea.
It was a great privilege to see this and deeply moving, and made me wonder how I would react if I was in North Korea undergoing that persecution. It made me feel very unworthy indeed!!
This South Korean President is tragically a "Neville Chamberlain" character who is an appeaser, who wishes to appease Kim Kong Un of North Korea, and thinks that this Communist leader will be the "leopard who changes his spots"!!
President Moon came to power after the previous President of South Korea was impeached and removed from office, due to a corrupt relationship she apparently had.
All I know is that all this appeasement is bad news for the North Korean Christians as they are in danger of being forgotten, though no doubt South Korea will continue the policy of giving automatic citizenship to any North Korean refugee that will make the hazardous and extremely dangerous journey of smuggling themselves across the border of North Korea to China, and then another long and difficult journey from China to present themselves to a South Korean Embassy in any neighbouring third party country.
As I commented on the other related story on SA News today, I suspect that this is the real reason why Kim Jong Un has come to the literal international peace table on the North and South Korean border.
I do hope that no one will be fooled by this, and stop praying for and supporting the North Korean Christians.
I strongly suspect that Kim Jong Un is pulling off a fast one because his nuclear test Centre, as pointed out in the other story on SA News today, has collapsed.
It is also not far from the Chinese border, and the Chinese Government is very nervous with the possible radioactive fallout that may affect China.
As to South Korea, it has an appeasement government, that wants peace at any price. As to President Trump, I think he is biding his time, but he definitely needs skill to deal with this slippery North Korean customer, as he (Kim Jong Un) is not to be trusted. Pray for the North Korean Christians, as I suspect their lot is not going to improve any time soon!!!
Though this was reported on the British BBC, this was a case in the United States.
I am not sure that this guy could have got away with this in Britain.
However, I have heard that US universities are always looking out for brilliant American football / baseball / basketball players etc., to give them sports scholarships, and these students don't actually have to be particularly academic or bright, as long as they do very well in the requisite university sports or athletic team!!!
Back in Britain, things like dyslexia and other learning difficulties were not widely recognised in schools and colleges until the 1990's, and regrettably students with such difficulties were often punished by ill-informed teachers and lecturers instead of being helped. That thankfully is generally a thing of the past, and students receive much more help, special tuition, and extra allowances for exams and assignments.
We can indeed only pray for the brave ethnic Korean Chinese, some South Koreans, and even illegal North Korean immigrants to China, ( the latter face arrest and forced repatriation to North Korea, which could mean death or a ferry long sentence in one if the concentration camps if the regime.) , who share the Gospel on the North Korean / Chinese border.
The martyrs and prisoners cry out "How long O Lord, how long?"
I also pray that if and when they meet, President Trump will not be fooled by any trickery from Kim Jong Un.
Apart from the normal doctrinal disaster of the Roman Catholic Church, we now have this Jesuit Pope Francis I, who even contradicts Catholic doctrine.
He certainly badly calculated wrongly over the Catholics in Chile that did not want his choice of Bishop, a man who actively supported a notorious paedophile priest, and may be accused of joining in. It seems he certainly looked the other way.
Chilean Evangelical churches are very numerous, and may find many more disillusioned Catholic members, fleeing to their refuge, as a reaction to and disgust with Pope Francis I.
In Britain, we don't have the luxury of very many truly evangelical Christian schools.
Though nominally Christian schools, mainly Catholic and Anglican, are permitted in our state (public) school system, unlike the all secular USA, (that is, it was secular since the 1960's thanks to the infamous Supreme Court decision initiated by the notorious atheist activist Madelyn Murray O'Hare), they are subject to the increasing political correctness of our government, and its infamous "muscular secularist" inspection agency OFSTED.
We do have a very tiny number of truly independent Christian Evangelical schools, that do not take any government money at all, and there is a very limited amount of homeschooling, ( very few resources for it), which is not illegal here, but is regarded with great suspicion by the government and local education authorities.
However, the ample and numerous Christian schools in the USA are not all evangelical, and those that are, have sadly often compromised in some issues, such as Genesis, letting in evolution,while still referring to the Creator, perhaps in formal assemblies at the same time.
I do not always agree with Jim Lincoln, but he has picked up some good sources on this matter.
Between them, Bill Hybels of Willow Creek and Rock Warren of Saddleback have caused more chaos to the professing evangelical church than most other people, including even the prosperity gospellers.
Through them we have seen other movements like the Emerging Church, the mystical Contemplative Prayer, and even the so called "New Apostolic Reformation", which if course is not new, apostolic or a reformation, come out after them!
Now no doubt, the former Pastor Bill Hybells can now, no doubt, spend more time supporting his wife Lynne, in her anti-Israel and pro-Christian Palestinian Replacement Theology ministry and teaching for which she has become famous.