Son in law's mother wrongly 'diagnosed(?)' over the phone with arthritis, prescribed tablets. Later rushed to hospital sick and dizzy and told instead a circulation problem. Discharged still sick and dizzy and put in the hands of carers. Phone call from carer to go over urgently, to find his mother on sofa being sick and distressed. GP on phone said not to go to hospital, so son stayed over, but his mother very sick and ambulance called. Ambulance saying to each other 'Do not resucitate' in front of family. Son in law checks last hospital discharge sheet and astounded to see 'ecoli'. GP says she went into hospital and came out a skeleton.
At no time was she treated for ecoli or the conditions she first went in. Now in hospital bring treated for those conditions and one missed, complaint of negligence.
Note 'DO NOT RESUCITATE' despite she has no terminal illness.
A personal experience this week. New consultant: 'seems unbelievable they can send someone home worse than when they went in unless they‚Äôre terminally ill with the same condition they went in with'.
Of course we all agree it is a heart issue, but just as relevant is the sneering at the man whom God blesses and maketh rich for a purpose; by either means -the Protestant work ethic 'hard work' or 'inheritence', as the Lord Sovereignly chooses.
There is a Welsh Pastor, the 'christian' gossip was look at him in his new car, how does he afford that. The poor man had part of his foot missing and it was a mobility car, if only they had asked! But note the heart issue.
John is right about trusting in riches, but care is required in judging the rich.
The LORD maketh poor, and maketh rich: I Samuel 2.7
Genesis 13:2 And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold
Genesis 24:35 And the LORD hath blessed my master greatly; and he is become great: and he hath given him flocks, and herds, and silver, and gold, and menservants, and maidservants, and camels, and asses.
Proverbs 10.4 Being lazy will make you poor, but hard work will make you rich.
Proverbs 19:14 House and riches are the inheritance of fathers:
Ruth 2. 1 mighty man of wealth...his name was Boaz.
Ecclesiastes 5:19 Every man also to whom God hath given riches and wealth, and hath given him power to eat thereof, and to take his portion, and to rejoice in his labour; this is the gif
Colin wrote: I have always struggled with assurance...
How to be Sure https://www.spurgeongems.org/assurance.htm
In God's providence you have found your way to SermonAudio, so why not take advantage of SA' s blessed purpose and listen to sermons from Churches in Phoenix? Maybe you are familiar with David Mook, if not then he would be worth your time.
God's Promise of Intervention https://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=10210419541
Christian Assurance https://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=918111874
The Blessed Assurance of Calvary https://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=790719298
Google: 'Bad flu years UK 2017' and note what comes up, should be a link to a UK newspaper. Note the failure of vaccination and the record numbers who died.
Did that information pass us by and why no panic or mandatory masks?
Now see the British Medical Journal
Note he is Professor of Evidence Based Medicine Oxford University. A real expert. Note the number of deaths in a population of 56 million, note how many children. Note the number of deaths over 70 from NHS hospital deaths.
Read Psalm 90: 10.
Are we surprised that elderly people die at 80 who are already ill?
Now read another clinical expert Prof John Lee 'The making of Britain‚Äôs Covid catastrophe A witches' brew of weak leadership, scientific groupthink and the precautionary principle has caused our current crisis' https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/09/25/the-making-of-britains-covid-catastrophe/amp/?__twitter_impression=true
Armed with facts we can help those muzzled with masks that WHO said are virtually useless and the propaganda spreading fearmongering.
Maybe Muslims and unbelievers need to understand (someone tell them) there is still a Christianity which really does hold to the complete authority of Scripture as God's providentially preserved complete revelation, and it is the Received Text accurate translations.
Think how you answer this as it speaks volumes of your own trust in your very own Bible version and the text it is based upon:
RESOLVED: Mark 16:9-20 is uninspired and spurious and should not be considered part of the Word of God."?
Well.....who do you believe????
WM 171: Why does James White refuse to debate Mark 16:9-20? https://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=8120228415950
WM 167: Why do Muslim Apologists love the Modern Text? https://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=63020176233068
Having and loving the KJV is now a modern evangelical hate crime, but shhhhh, don't mention the above as it might stir someone to examine the facts
Give yourself unto reading. The man who never reads will never be read; he who never quotes will never be quoted. He who will not use the thoughts of other men‚Äôs brains, proves that he has no brains of his own. You need to read.
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We are quite persuaded that the very best way for you to be spending your leisure time, is to be either reading or praying. You may get much instruction from books which afterwards you may use as a true weapon in your Lord and Master‚Äôs service. Paul cries, ‚ÄúBring the books‚ÄĚ ‚ÄĒ join in the cry. Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Interestingly the Prince of Preachers and his dear wife Susannah loved gifting and also reading books together, including Calvin's Commentaries. Good article below and far wiser counsel from the tried and tested and proved good preacher and his godly wife.
Packer had some strange ecumenical and other views as apparent from the above article, views which would result in church discipline in many churches. I have had serious reservations re: his trustworthiness since noting his views on Mother Teresa many years ago and his papal love in.
In the UK Cecil Andrews of Take Heed Ministries said this a number of years back:
In conclusion I would say that it is high-time, in fact the time is well overdue, for those who claim to be ‚Äėevangelical Chrisitans‚Äô to totally distance themselves from J I Packer who more that 4 decades ago forfeited the right to be viewed as a faithful ‚Äėevangelical Christian‚Äô.
It is far worse the epidemic of modern scholarship that has removed (banned?) the Confessional Text; the KJV disappears in most Reformed Churches, and like the toppling of historical statues, done with not a little triumphalism. Those in the pew are duped into handling that version as though it required the wearing of rubber gloves...as some dusty archaic artefact or worse still something they have been told needs disposing of because they believe it carries some unknown spiritual health warning that endangers the modern 'church'!
BUT now we see the problem, and the apologist referred to is James White. Check out Jeff Riddle's above article and the same sermons also here on SermonAudio. Note his conclusion.
45141 died December 2017, 64157 died January 2018. Headline 'Killer flu To blame for 42% spike in deaths across England and Wales'. From the office of national statistics blaming 'circulating influenza' for the record figures.
But that then record seems to have passed most of us by, without any scaremongering.
9th June NHS England #COVID19 stats:
‚ÄĘ 95% of deaths have a pre-existing condition ‚ÄĘ Average age over 80 ‚ÄĘ 91% deaths over 60, only 1% under 40
Excluding those with pre-existing conditions:
‚ÄĘ 3 deaths under 20 ‚ÄĘ 35 deaths under 40 ‚ÄĘ 294 deaths under 60 ‚ÄĘ 849 deaths under 80
NHS Doctor Malcolm Kendrick:
GPs often put Covid on death certificates. with no test, masking the deaths that are due to lockdown
A&E visits are down by 50%, a proportion of this large number will die
NHS staff have NOT been working extra hard; A&E has never been so quiet
Depending on your age, compared to Covid you are more likely to die from:
* accident or injury (under-50s)
* a car accident (under-40s)
* flu or pneumonia (under-25s)
Struck by Lightening if you're a child.
So Boris says stay in then get out on a bike,but most of us will have more chance of dying in a bike accident than dying with COVID. Statistical facts and
When I did have hair I was one of only 1 or 2% in the world as it was red. As blue eyes make up only 17% and I have two, then I was amongst the rare 0.17% with both traits (not two eyes!)
Red hair is due to pheomelanin.
The Bible teaches one blood equals one colour (many shades) equals the one human race.
If we want to counter racism then as Christians we need to stop using the term plural race(s) and use people groups.
There are only two religions... God and man's.
Man's religion has one icon that they do not want to topple...Charles Darwin. Yet his own book The Decent of Man?
'So why isn't Darwin being slammed & banned from schools as statements made in 'The Descent of Man' are inherently racist & fueled racism. If anyone made the statements Darwin made today their books would be banned from libraries and schools' Ken Ham Apr 2019.
Two great helps AIG:
'How Should We Be Understanding and Addressing the National Racism Crisis?' (Video)
'Are There Really Different Races?'
Christians need to grasp the melanin facts and use them. My black friend has a different shade on his soles and palms and even my extreme whitest shade skin turns red and slightly brown in the sun! Bringing up then Darwin,- the statue/ race debate -the Bible has the answer!!!
Chrisgp from England wrote: This shows that it is not just evangelical Christians, or so called ‚Äúright wing bigots‚ÄĚ who have fallen foul of this politically correct fascist nonsense .... they even succeeded in getting us to ruin our economy, and close our churches, and keep them closed!!!
'The sexual revolution: The triumph of the state upon the ruins of the family-the counter revolutionary biblical blueprint' C J Williams
The above book was stocked and highly recommended by Peter Masters- Metropolitan Tabernacle Bookshop in the '90's and should be read by every Christian in the UK. Hard to find but a used copy at Abe Books in the UK. The counter revolutionary biblical blueprint'is THE ONLY solution!
Black Lives Matter have a gofund UK site where they state their aim to abolish capitalism and the police force, whilst bigging up Muslim minorities and of course Homosexuality.
They are rightly called a far left Marxist organisation.
Just like those involved in extinction rebellion, there is another agenda.
Christians should be warning others as the shifting inanimate statues have a dangerous puppet master with a collective loud voice.
We in the UK seem to be collectively losing our Protesting Voice and as silent as the statues on far too many issues. O' for a galvinizing Protestant Voice like that of an Ian Paisley and how much he is missed!
'Murals, street art, street names, statues and other memorials will come under scrutiny'- Mayor of London this week.
'...every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.‚ÄĚ George Orwell, 1984
Two blessed sermons to hear 'Jesus is ...your Friend, sticking closer than a brother; your Shepherd, with you in death's dark vale; your Help and your Deliverer; your Castle and your High Tower; the Horn of your strength, your confidence, your joy, your all in all, and your Yea and Amen in all.' C H Spurgeon daily reading for today read after hearing this wonderful encouragement and also your blessed sermon 'I am ready to depart'.
Both a great blessing, for any seeking God's encouragement!
Great Sermon! Converted 1990 then went to FIEC Church where the Pastor placed BG on a pedestal, and was involved in ‚ÄėBG Scotland 1991‚Äô. I influenced several folk to attend - 3 people making professions of faith including my mother. I noted there was no conviction of sin, all 3 proved to be false converts of the easy-believism 'gospel'. Speaking to Pastor I mentioned I was burdened for RC‚Äôs and had some tracts. He told me to burn them on the fire. Providentially I was reading ‚ÄėJ C Ryle: Why Were Our Reformers Burned‚Äô. The pastor told me then that several in the fellowship were RC, and that he enjoyed fellowship with the local RC priest, just like BG. My mind was in a whirl. Providentially, Stephen Hamilton of Glasgow Free Presbyterian Church had some pamphlets exposing BG‚Äôs ministry. The Lord provided the answers ‚Ä¶BG is the main instrument of the ecumenical downgrade easy believism in the UK
Thank you Stephen. I haven't at hand the larger paper you sent, but still have the one 'Billy Graham and His Bible'. Your kindness eventually led me to grasp the evils of Ecumenism and Popery as a new believer and to separate from it. Every encouragement and blessing from a thankful brother in Christ, and thank you for this faithful review of BG.
Converted 1990 then went to FIEC Church where the Pastor placed BG on a pedestal and was involved in ‚ÄėBG Scotland 1991‚Äô. I influenced several folk to attend 3 people making professions of faith including my mother. I noted there was no conviction of sin, all 3 prove to be false converts of the easy believeism 'gospel'. Speaking to Pastor I mentioned I was burdened for RC‚Äôs and had some tracts. He told me to burn them on the fire. Providentially I was reading ‚ÄėJ C Ryle Why Were Our Reformers Burned‚Äô. The pastor told me then that several in the fellowship were RC. That he enjoyed fellowship with the local RC priest, just like BG. My mind was in a whirl. Providentially Stephen Hamilton Glasgow Free Presbyterian Church had some pamphlets exposing BG‚Äôs ministry. The Lord provided the answers ‚Ä¶BG is the main instrument of the ecumenical downgrade easy believism in the UK
Billy Graham: How Should He be Remembered? Rev. Stephen Hamilton https://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?sermonID=22818057302
Sept 1997 Roger Fay Evangelical Times ‚ÄėBG Just As I am‚Äô full page review ‚ÄėBG‚Äôs gospel in not the biblical gospel‚Ä¶not the gospel of the apostle Paul, nor of the Reformers..‚Äô
Do the research and ears to hear will end up with the same conclusion as SermonAudio.