Are we living in the Last days-6?
Well glory be to God in the highest saints, I greet you in the Precious Name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour and of course our soon coming King. Friends let me come to the point here. I had no intention to write again on the matters as pertains to the title of this message. But after reading an article about President Barack Obama of the USA, I felt the need to once again address this subject. As stated in the previous messages that I will not candy-coat what I have to say concerning some so very important people in the secular as well as the church-world.
Let me start off here with the words of Jesus when asked by his disciples, “Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? And Jesus answered and said unto them, take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying I am Christ; and shall deceive many”, Matthew 24:3-5. And our Lord continues with the following statement, “But of that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage [divorce], until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be”, verse 36-39. My friend does this sound familiar to you what was spoken by the Lord some 2000 years ago. Is this a reflection of what is happening in our world today? Not only is Jesus speaking to the Church at large as concerns false prophets and teachers, and pastors who will come in His name and deceive many, but he also addresses himself to I believe the so-called leaders of nations. The politicians are deceiving the citizens of their countries with all kinds of lies, with the aim of keeping themselves in power and enriching themselves and their cronies who lie just as well as they do. May I hold that despot of Zimbabwe’s ruling party Robert Mugabe as an example? Yes my friend this man has enriched himself stealing from his country-man. There are at this moment 85% of his country men jobless while Mugabe and his family live in a palace fit for a king. If this is not the case as some of you might be thinking who am I too make such accusations, then one wonders why his assets and that of his cronies that have stolen with him, have been frozen by the banks in Europe. So there are many such despots on the continent of Africa who have done the same. We have the personable Mr Idi Amin of yesteryear. A leader that took his country from a success story to nothing, while killing his countrymen and destroying a once vibrant economy. His end was fleeing and living in exile until his death.
Of course we now have the newly elected President of the US, who claims before the world to be a Christian. While claiming to be a Christian Mr Obama supports the rights of same-sex marriages and recently signing a memorandum to extend benefits to gay and lesbian partners of federal employees. By doing such, Obama made what he claims to be the first step to ending discrimination against same-sex couples. Obama’s “Executive Order” uses tax-payers money to placate an angry portion of his base at the expense of the rule of law. So help me my friend it won’t be long then this is going to happen here in South Africa. This is what Family Research Council President; Tony Perkins has to say concerning this matter. “Ironically, Mr Obama has pursued an aggressive pro-homosexual agenda, but his actions to date are apparently, insufficient for the radical homosexuals pushing there extreme demands. Conservative groups are warning Americans about the ‘unprecedented and under-reported homosexual political agenda of Obama”. “Americans need to know about this full-throated attack by the Obama Administration and their allies on the moral and social order, from marriage to the military, to the nations schools”, said Robert Knight, correspondent for Coral Ridge Ministries in Washington. “If this agenda triumphs, it will not usher in an era of tolerance, but rather the kind of repression and intolerance towards Christians and other traditionalists, that we have seen in Europe and Canada,” Knight cautioned. The eventual outcome would be the criminalisation of Christians.” And believe you me Christians and traditionalists alike this will happen here in our beloved South Africa as we are already experiencing. Let me state here without fear of contradiction, Mr Barack Obama may be a Christian in some people’s eyes. But that is all he is, in name only. He is not a born again Christian as spoken of in John 3:3, 6, 7. If he has had the born-again experience Jesus spoke about here then Mr Obama would not be doing what he is doing. As he [Obama] has said that he is led by the Sermon on the Mount concerning this matter of homosexual-lifestyles etc, and not some obscure scriptures in Romans. Of course he is referring to chapter one, where the apostle Paul is laying it on the line concerning the sin and guilt of mankind. Friend, if God in His Holy Word warns us humans that, “no man shall lie [has sex, or the sex act] with a man as with a woman, it is an abomination”, Leviticus 18:22. But that is Old Testament laws; what has that to do with today in our modern age and liberal way of thinking? Let me enlighten you what the Apostle Paul declares for our time, “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind [speaking of homosexuals], nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God”, 1Corinthians 6:9-10. Romans 1: 26-27 clearly states, “For this reason God gave them over and abandoned them to vile affections and degrading passions. For their women exchanged their natural function for an unnatural and abnormal one [lesbianism] And the men also turned from natural relations with women and were set ablaze [consumed] with lust for one another – men committing shameful acts with men [homosexual acts] and suffering in their own bodies and personalities the inevitable consequences and penalty of their wrong doing and going astray, which was their fitting retribution”. The Lord God has removed His restraints, and therefore, gave them unimpeded access to their desires. Paul is here speaking specifically of Lesbian acts, but calls the situation between men total perversion as they burn with raging lust for each other, and closes with the comment that their perversion comes with a penalty which they have brought upon themselves. One can only wonder if this penalty is not connected to the HIV-disease that is causing so many deaths amongst the homosexual-community. There you have it. By now most of you liberal-thinkers have your knives out and ready to cut m to shreds for saying these things. Let my shock you into reality. I love the homosexual but I hate their lifestyles because it is contrary to the Word of God. It is an abomination in the sight of a Holy and Righteous God. I know of several homosexual colleagues who are gays. I work with them and converse with them but I reject their way of living. And yes they will not enter into the kingdom of Heaven if they do not repent of their sinful lifestyles. No it is not William Cook that says so. God says so in His Word and as a warning to them who do such; they will never enter Heaven but rather go to a lost eternity, meaning they will go to Hell. And no Mr Obama is not a Christian, but is one in name only. And that includes the evergreen Mr Desmond Tutu also and all the other liberal ministers of the gospel of like thinking. Oh by the way, Tutu is to receive one of the USA’s top accolades for outstanding achievements. And Mr Tutu says he feels honoured to receive this award from the American President. Of course Tutu has received many such awards in his lifetime, even a Nobel-peace but one wonders with him being so many times on the forefront of injustices done to the poor, and the homosexuals and victims of apartheid, I pose this question. Has Desmond Tutu in all his years as a so-called minister [of the gospel] ever led one of these wronged victims to a saving, personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. I mean isn’t that supposed to be the duty of a minister\preacher of the gospel too bring salvation’s plan to the lost and dying world as recorded in Acts 2: 8 as to being Christ’s witnesses, and too make disciples of all men. I doubt whether this has ever happened.
Wow!!! Listen to this one. In the UK a children’s summer-camp has seen the light under the name of Camp Quest. This is the first residential summer-camp for the children of atheists, agnostics, humanists, freethinkers and all those who embrace a naturalistic rather than a supernatural world view. This camp is to offer a “godless alternative” to religious camps for the purpose to encourage critical thinking and provide children with a summer camp free of religious dogma. The camp is endorsed and supported by none other than scientist and self-proclaimed atheist Richard Dawkins. Said post graduate psychology student, Samantha Stein from London, “We exist as a secular alternative open to children from parents of all faiths and none”. One cannot but come to the conclusion how subtle Satan is working to capture the minds of innocent young children. And Christians must be aware of this as the enemy comes as an angel of light to steal your children away from you with seemingly innocent ways of entertainment, but then to confuse and eventually destroy their minds. People it is important for you as believers to know and understand the wiles of the evil one. The Bible tells us to, “have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them”, Ephesians 5:11. The devil is out to destroy our children, therefore let us pray diligently that the Holy Spirit will lead us into all truth so that we are able to expose his works and thereby protect our children.
Ok let’s see what is happening in the church-world. In the last three decades this unscriptural teaching that it is God’s will for you as a believer to be rich. It is utter nonsense and a lie. Pastors today are focusing more on making money because it is God’s “will” that the church will prosper. Now before you jump down my throat let me clear the air by saying, I am not ignorant to the fact that God wants to bless His children. The Bible makes mention in Malachi 3:10 as to God’s promises of blessings to them who pay their tithes and brings their offerings to God’s house so that we can, “prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there not be room enough to receive it”. “Give and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again”, Luke 6:38. This is the promises made by the Lord amongst others concerning his blessings for his children. Yes the scripture also says that, “the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel”, 1Corinthians 9: 14. In other words folks the pastors and ministers must be provided for by their congregations. But many pastors, who are called to a church, build their own little kingdoms by milking the congregation for their own financial gain. Not only does the pastor receive a salary, but the rest of his family also receive a salary because they have to all work for the church. Thereby I have nothing against pastors earning a decent living, but some have gone overboard. But today so-called preachers and especially the ones with big churches have become so aligned with the “get rich gimmicks” it beggars description the way that the pastors misuse scripture for their own gain. One can only look at the mega-churches as they make all kinds of promises to their congregations that God will give them a new car if they sow such and such an amount. Or God will settle their home-bonds if they sow so much into the Kingdom. One only has to look at the Christian-programs such as TBN and see how the Benny Hinns, and Paul Crouches, and many others operate. You can see how their followers queue up at the swipe machines where they offer their credit and debit-cards to fill the coffers of these celebrity ministers. And my friend these charlatans are all millionaires, living in their mansions behind security fences, they drive in their limousines and go on the best overseas vacations. And all the while you are struggling to make ends meet. I read in John 2:16, that Jesus cleaned the temple-courts by chasing the money-makers who were making a shopping centre of the synagogue. The Church has become a money-making business of which the gospel of Jesus Christ is little preached about. These pastors tell their followers that God knows all about their financial needs and if they donate freely, the Lord will provide even more freely. Let me burst your bubble here. God will supply your need and not your greed. Are you hearing me Mr Minister of the prosperity-gospel? Why do you think so many churches today run empty and have to close their doors? No it is not because they reject the Word of God, they are rejecting these so-called preachers who bring false prophecies, just like the Lord Himself will one day reject these false prophets.
Let me continue with the “falling away” and teaching of “false doctrine”. As we have seen these past few decades, but so much the more these last few years especially amongst our Anglican-denominations. The Anglican Church has been inundated with liberal-thinking as to accept that the homosexual-lifestyle is not sinful. The global Anglican Church is in dire straits because Leading Bishops have strayed from Bible truths allowing liberal theology to infiltrate the teachings and practices of the church. Most Anglican faithfuls are not aware of the heresies creeping into the denomination, and will soon find themselves in a situation where fundamental foundational doctrine and scripture has been compromised, where the lie of the enemy is accepted. And may I add here that this is the situation in the Protestant\Pentecostal\Charismatic denominations also. Yes saint’s heresies have crept in over the years within these movements. Yes my friend many preachers, pastors call them what you want, have exchanged the preaching of the pure gospel. And that is the Cross of Calvary. In other words Jesus Christ and Him Crucified, Resurrected and Ascended, now seated at the right hand of God the Father. Oh they preach about these matters but their main focus is the prosperity-gospel. Watch your Christian-programs on Dstv and have a look see. May I say that the Word of Faith Movement is the forerunner concerning this type of ministry? But thank the Lord for the many faithful Godly men and women within the ranks who are fighting for the truth of God’s Word and will not allow their churches to fall prey to this cancer amongst the fellowship. Just the other night a brother was sitting talking to me and this subject came to the fore. What I am writing here is exactly what we were discussing during our conversation. I am here trying to point to the problems within the Anglican Church, but sadly to say this liberal agenda is affecting every denomination from Methodist, Presbyterian to Assemblies of God and the Charismatic Churches. Every single Christian Church and believer is under threat. We need to work together as brother and sisters in Christ, and withstand this subversive attack from the enemy, as far as the lie of homosexuality, same-sex marriages, abortion by choice is concerned. My friend it is a lie because God’s Word says it is a lie. While we have the Anglican community fighting internationally as to all the openly-gay Bishops that they are ordaining, let us not forget South Africa. Reliable sources say that South Africa is the next “Anglican province” heading for trouble. A split here in the AC is imminent. Whilst very few Anglicans are not aware of this crisis, or could not be bothered about it, but the time is coming dear reader when the leaders in South Africa’s Anglican community will have to take a stand concerning these very issues. And there is a growing concern amongst the pro-active Biblically based conservative leaders, that certain Bishops like Mr Desmond Tutu have been making dangerous statements that contradict the belief of Anglican teachings, and will eventually lead many astray within the Church. Liberal theology is already preached from their pulpits, and conservatives observe a split will become a reality. Yes, while this battle is continuing overseas, we have here in South Africa Mr Tutu [and others like him] stoking the fires and preparing the way for the enemy to infiltrate the Church. Let me mention some heresies here that has already infiltrated within the Anglican Church.
Denying Jesus as the only way to the Father:
“I simply refuse to hold the doctrine that there is no access to God except through Jesus. I personally reject the claim that Christianity has the truth and all other religions are in error. I think it is a mistaken view to say that Christ is the only way to God and salvation.” Dr George Regas, Rector Emeritus, All Saints Episcopal Church-2005
Denying the divinity and uniqueness of Jesus:
“Because each and every one of us is an only begotten child of God; because, everything, without exception, is the living presence, or incarnation of God. We affirm, Christ present in every human being”….Statement by the Diocese of Northern Michigan-2007.
Denying the Resurrection:
Asked about the literal story of Easter and the Resurrection; “I think Easter is most profoundly about meaning, not mechanism”…Bishop Jefferts Schori-2008.
Denying heaven and hell:
“What happens after you die? I would ask you…what is it that has made you a unique individual? What is the passion that has kept you getting up every morning? There are hints with-in that about what it is that continues after you die”…
President Bishop Katherine Jefferts Schori, interview by CNN Live-2006.
Denying salvation through the Cross of Christ:
“I would choose to loathe rather than to worship a deity who required the sacrifice of his son”… Rev. John Spong retired Bishop of Newark. Quote from his book, “Why Christianity Must Change or Die-1998.
Denying the authority of Scripture:
Because we live in different cultural situations, not all Biblical commandments apply simply or in the same way to any one person or situation”…The Episcopal Church Centre-2005.
Denying Biblical standards for sexuality:
[We] have discerned holiness in same-sex relationships and support the blessings of such unions and the consecration of persons in those unions”…The Episcopal Church Centre-2005.
The support of abortion:
When a woman decides she does not wish to bear a child; and has access to safe, affordable abortions-there is not a tragedy in sight, only blessing”…Katharine Ragsdale, Dean of the Episcopal Divinity School-2009.
What do you say to this dear reader? What do you think child of God who upholds the standard of holiness and the Word of God. I can only submit what the Apostle Paul says in Romans 1:25, “who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever”. I cannot but say these so-called Bishops are the perfect examples of what a false prophet is. Not only are they given to false doctrine but at the same time misleading without exaggeration hundreds of thousands if not millions of their flocks. And be assured they will give an account of spreading false doctrine. And Satan is laughing at this knowing that he has succeeded in misleading these poor misled ministers who then mislead God’s unsuspecting children.
I don’t want to give the impression that it is only the Anglican Church I am targeting. I want to share some things about the Pentecostal\Charismatic Church also. This might be old news but also very necessary to bring to the fore concerning the false doctrine within this denomination also. And believe you me there is a lot of falseness there. In recent years Benny Hinn has extorted millions from unsuspecting victims. I do not say that Hinn does not have the gift of healing ministry; but there is question for concern as to what he and others do to dupe people with their far-fetched lies. On a TBN-TV program he said that 1999 was going to be a year of plenty but also a year of disaster. He continued to tell his audience “that God also told him to tell them that during 1994-95 He would destroy the homosexual community of America- and that with fire”. The Spirit of the Lord tells me Hinn went on, “an earthquake will hit the East Coast of the US and destroy much in the 1990’s”. The Spirit also tells me, Fidel Castro will die in the 90’s…and it will be worse than any death you can imagine”. Not one of the above prophecies ever happened. Was this from God? I don’t think so for one moment. Do you think these were false prophetic utterances by Hinn? No doubt it was false. Because when God through the Holy Spirit says He will do something, then it shall come to pass. Hinn continued playing on the TBN audiences fears when he helped Jan and Paul Crouch with their Praise-a-thon fund-raiser, by playing the Y2K hysteria. He lamented that 1999 would be “a year of blessings for the church economically and spiritually, but starting the year 2000 disasters would hit the world, and only them who are in the church who have been giving to God will be spared”. This was an outright lie. Then he hit the audience with a cruncher by telling them to “increase their seed as God knows you can and you must because if you do not, you will be the one to suffer”. One can only respond here, whatever happened to, “Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver; and God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work”…2Corinthians 9:7-8. Paul is saying to us that when we give toward God’s work it must be without compulsion; and if not given willingly it is not really Christian giving. Paul further implies that the Lord loves a cheerful giver or a hilarious giver. Meaning this must not be forced on people with stories of fear and retribution as some preachers do. That is unscriptural. When we do it the bible way God is more than able and willing to give bountifully, in respect of mental, physical, economical and spiritual blessings.
Of course the result of this fear tactic was that people jammed the phones in order to survive the coming year of disaster. Hinn continued in this vain telling the people in the audience and via television, “that they prospered because they obeyed his prophets, and I’m telling you that I am speaking prophetically to you”. He even went so far as to urge the people that don’t have money to liquidate some of their investments to give to the work of the Lord. But the year 2000 has come and gone and there were no such disasters or deaths\casualties as this so-called prophet of God prophesied. Yet one can ask if TBN refunded the people their money they extorted. Don’t count on it, yet no matter how many false prophecies have been uttered by Hinn he still performs to packed audiences in stadiums all over the world. Even here in South Africa he did exactly the same to fill his coffers. For sure there have been many raids on the flock over the years, but never have there been so many wolves in sheep’s clothing attacking from so many directions. With media access of every kind the wolves in sheep’s clothing have contact with the masses [sheep] like never before, in the history of the church, and they are fleecing the flock to feed their own greed. What am I saying saints? The gospel is being sold for financial gain, contrary to what Jesus commanded his disciples to do, “And as ye go, preach, saying, the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, and raise the dead, cast out devils: feely ye have received, freely give”, Matthew 10:7-8. Now I know that some of you do not agree with what I am saying. But these charlatans have gone past the limit of preaching the gospel freely. Ok I submit that to travel around the world and share the gospel with a dying world, and via television does cost money. But the majority of preachers have become ridiculous and greedy in the way that they hock God’s Holy Word like some cheap goods. The scripture states that there would be heresies, bad doctrine, lies and ungodly practices by the leaders of the church in the last days. What is happening in our day in the church is a pretty good predictor that we are very near the last days as foretold in the Bible. Let me be forthright here and say that the “Word of Faith”, “Kingdom Now and “Latter Rain” and from the Pentecostal and Charismatic world, as wolves in sheep’s clothing teach the sheep they already dwell in the promised pasture. These wolves more than any other love to goat and bully the flock. They open schools where the sheep are taught how to become prophets of God. No where in the Word of God is anyone taught how to become a prophet. You are called of God and He is the One who leads you and teaches you. In the Old as well as the New Testament one can read of a Jeremiah, Samuel, Daniel or Elijah and Isaiah, and of course John the Baptist and others. These men were not educated in any schools, but rather lived in the desert areas of the east. God brought these men before King’s and rulers to speak forth, “Thus saith the Lord”. And let me assure you they were not afraid to speak the Lord’s words and they were not well received. This is the same road that many of South Africa’s so-called prophets and tele-preachers are going. Many a prophet is not well received today because the Church does not want to hear the truth. I mean look at Jimmy Swaggart? He himself has said in his sermons preached over television that he will not allow any prophets of Baal to lay hands upon him. Sadly in some instances there has been false prophets jumping on the wagon with a so-called word from the Lord; but there have been true prophets of God who have spoken correction to the JSM but that has been rejected by them. Former ministers who worked for many years at the ministry have said that the three Swaggarts reject all correction from any person [godly people] because they are of the opinion that they are God’s chosen darlings and what they speak is as if God has spoken. This once loved man of God has always said that he would never ask people [his followers] to use their credit\master\visa-cards to pay for any ministry products\articles. Swaggart has now for some years thrown all caution to the wind and does not hesitate to call on people to use their credit or master cards. He has even gone so far as to tell people that the Lord has told him to tell the people to use their tithe’s money to buy ministry products. I for one moment do not believe that the Lord told him to do that. Jesus warned his disciples and us that there will be false preachers and teachers in the last days. We are seeing these prophetic words of our Lord being fulfilled daily in our life-time.
Ok let’s see what Rick Warren is up to. On Saturday, July 4th 2009 Warren addressed a meeting consisting of some 8,000 Muslims. He pleaded with the Muslim listeners to “work together to solve the world’s greatest problems by co-operating in a series of interfaith projects. I am not interested in interfaith dialogue but rather interfaith projects. Talk is cheap…but love is something we do together. As the two largest faiths on this planet- more than 1billion Muslims and two billion Christians, we must believe in this. As more than half the world, we must do something to model what it is to live in peace, to live in harmony”. Notice Warren’s comment, “I am not interested in interfaith dialogue but interfaith projects”. What Bible does Warren use as his guide-line? He is prepared to work with the Muslim-faith rather than tell them about Jesus Christ. He is prepared rather to work building a kingdom that will not stand the test of time. He will rather work with a Christ-denying religion to gain popularity as the man who brought these two so-far-apart theological faiths together. Mr Warren is not interested to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with people who deny that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and who is the One and the only Truth, the Life and the Way. Warren preaches a watered down, “cream puff” type of gospel under the guise of tolerance and unity. We as Christians do not compromise our faith and the supremacy of Jesus Christ for the sake of tolerance and unity toward faiths that deny the deity of Christ. We invite Moslems to follow Christ not the other way around. My brothers and sister be careful whom you follow and listen to. God’s Word warns us to, “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world, 1John 4:1. “ But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them”,2Peter 2:1. “For there shall arise many false Christs and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders, insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect”, Matthew 24:24. Whereas many will say that Mr Warren is doing good works of righteousness, with that I wholeheartedly agree. But that is all it is, good works; and God says in His Word, “But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousness are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities like the wind have taken us away”, Isaiah 64:6. I do not make any judgement call on Mr Warren, only God is his judge. Of course we have our very own Mr Ray McCauley of the Rhema Church who like Rick Warren has a congregation of some +- 30,000 people. McCauley is heading an interfaith-forum [consisting of Christians, Moslems and other faiths] who will engage in talks with the government on service delivery and helping the poor. McCauley being interviewed by the newspapers recently has this to say concerning Zuma’s many visits to different churches. “Mr Zuma seems more at ease in the church than his predecessor Thabo Mbeki”. This here speaking of a man [even though he is the President of South Africa] who though found not guilty in court for rape and who has fraud and corruption charges still hanging over his head like a sword of Damocles. A man who is himself an acclaimed polygamist. Once again we have a situation where different faiths [religions] are brought together to find common ground under the guise of tolerance and unity. My friends do not be misled by all this that is going on. The present government has a track record of being a godless power that does not recognise God as the supreme authority. Who does not recognise Jesus Christ in their Constitution; who has taken prayer out of the school system; who gives recognition to same-sex marriages and has passed abortion laws that kills babies in their mother’s wombs. Once again Christian do not be unequally yoked with any interfaith religions who deny the deity of Christ. We cannot compromise the true gospel of Jesus Christ.
I want to close this message with the following developments in Great Britain. Britain is at war today with the gospel and with itself. Christians in Britain who dare to take their faith into the workplace face being demoted or fired. While the government continues to push an aggressive gay rights agenda, Christians are threatened for free speech and practice of their faith. And although at one time, Britain was the missionary base for the entire world, cases of anti-Christian bigotry and discrimination have risen sharply. Spokespersons for Christian legal-centres warn that if British Christians do not step up now, the nation is on the path to eventually criminalise the practice of Christianity in public. Christians are even now told not to speak about God or Jesus in the workplace or they could be punished for offending homosexuals or Muslims. The British Government wants to pass a new equity bill that would force churches to hire practicing homosexuals or transsexuals. Since 2000 they’ve been arresting Christians, jailing Christians for hate crimes, shutting off grants etc. Islam continues to advance in the UK in large part because the government and media give it almost a protected status, while it essentially is persecuting its own state religion, Christianity. Then one wonders why there are bombings in that country and innocent people killed. It is also said that the Queen is the head of the Church of England. But one should ask rather, is Jesus Christ not the head of the Church? Are we living in the end times?
I greet you all with these words; Trust and obey for there’s no other way but to trust in Jesus Christ and His imminent return.