They Will Seek To Kill You!


Persecution


We have always known that persecution would arise before the return of our Lord, but now it seems closer than ever. And the greatest threat appears to be coming (as Jesus warned, and as the book of Revelation does seem to indicate) from other Christians.

Matthew 10: 21-25
“Brother will deliver up brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death. And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved. …

“A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master. It is enough for a disciple that he be like his teacher, and a servant like his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more will they call those of his household!”.

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Righteousness & Truth Are Not Optional


Many of you will have read the title and thought, well obviously. However, these days it’s unfortunately not obvious, even for bible-literate Christians, that doing the right thing, and acting truthfully and honourably, is part and parcel of being a Christian.

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A New John Baptist


We know that just before the public appearance of Jesus on earth, there was a herald preparing the way.

He was John, but – as Jesus himself confirmed – he was also a type of Elijah who was prophesied to come before the Lord’s appearance. (Elijah will indeed come as one of the two witnesses, just before the Second Coming of Jesus.)

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Identifying The Antichrist


AntichristNo, this is not going to be a post about who, at this stage of history, is the coming false messiah. I’ve seen enough guessing games to last me a lifetime!

In fact, it’s the opposite.

I have witnessed a growing trend on social media, where people – even non christians and agnostics – tend to label every sinister or evil person as the “antichrist”. These people have little to no biblical understanding of who he will be, in reality. Continue reading

God’s Direction During Times of Crisis


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I have been praying much about what to say in my blog during this pandemic. I wanted to offer some hope, some true word of God, some comfort, some direction – but I have been drawing a blank each time.

It’s not that there isn’t hope, faith and comfort aplenty in the bible, but I wanted to share something relevant and specific, and not just general platitudes.

I’d like to tell you that, as Christians, we will be protected and spared from all suffering but (unlike some false teachers in the churches) I’m not going to lie to you and tell you you’re immune. Continue reading

The Cashless Society and Microchip Implants


It is clear to me that powerful people – whoever they might be – have decided to get behind the idea of a cashless society and the use of microchip implants for humans. Trials are taking place in Sweden and parts of the UK right now, certainly with a view to expanding the idea worldwide if possible. Continue reading

Post-Truth: Additional to My Last Post


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Gunman at Comet Ping Pong & Pizza, Edgar Maddison Welch.

It seems my last blog post about fake news was timely.

A day or two afterwards, there was the news that a gunman had entered a Pizza cafe (Comet Ping Pong) with a rifle in order to “self-investigate” a rumour that has been circulating widely. It now even has a name – Pizzagate.

Although nobody was injured, the staff were terrorised and the cafe was damaged when the deluded man used his rifle. How long is it before somebody is killed? Continue reading

In The Boat or In The Water?


Iwaves think we have a very serious situation coming up, perhaps coming up fast, taking many of us by surprise – although that should not be, since the Lord kept warning us “be ready” and he didn’t just mean for the Rapture.

No, I sense that shortly we will all feel like we are floundering, that we have been cast into a stormy sea.

There are only two places for people to be in the storm, either in the boat or in the sea. Which is it to be? Continue reading

Overcoming The Accuser


resist-the-devilWe all know we have a mortal enemy, the devil. We experience his attacks, temptations, accusations and lies all the time – and we also know that his activity will increase exponentially towards the End of the Age.

The bible doesn’t mince words in describing just how widespread, powerful and persuasive the latter-day deceptions will become, such that “even the very elect” could be deceived by them. Are we not already seeing deception spreading in almost every large church and ministry? As well as deception, the devil aims accusations and lies at us all the time.

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World’s Religions 2015 Rejects Bible Believers


Parliament of the World’s Religions 2015
An Eyewitness Account By Lanette Irwin

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Participants lined up for nearly a quarter of a mile on opening day to hear speakers
at the World Parliament of Religions, at a cost of $500 per person.

The 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions was held October 15-19 in Salt Lake City, Utah. They estimated over fourteen thousand people attended this New Age (now called “interfaith”) convention at the cost of $500/person. This convention was well advertised for over a year.
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The Subtle Deception


SniperAs we all know, there’s been a build-up to September’s supposed apocalyptic events including exercises like Jade Helm, which ended on the 15th with no discernible damage to the population. What’s going on?

Why has the expectation of Americans (in particular) been stirred up with talk of secret tunnels, Government stockpiling of equipment and food, martial law, internment camps, gun control, the need to flee from disaster, and much more? This goes along with the fear of a vicious campaign to eradicate Christianity. Continue reading

The Crack In The Globe


The Globe DividedThe earth has always had a major flaw, a fissure, a crack but for millennia it was hard to spot. The crack is the division between Satan’s kingdom and God’s kingdom and between those who have pledged allegiance to either side.

Since Eden, and even more so since the days of Noah, the world has stumbled on regardless, ignoring the presence of God’s people. Mingling the two kingdoms led to some conflict of course, notably in Israel, but it has taken us until the end of history to see that crack forcibly strained, so that it begins to pop open.

Widening The Gap

Take a large block of stone destined for a building. The mason uses his expertise and knowledge to exert just the right pressure on an existing weak point, slowly prising it open with wedges, a tap here, a tap there, until suddenly the block falls into two pieces before him.  Continue reading

Who Denies the Lord?


peter-denies-jesusI would like to draw your attention to a verse that is much-quoted but rarely understood. Indeed, it has been the cause of much speculation over the years:

Matthew 7:21-23 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you who practise lawlessness.’

The Syriac version of the bible reads: “my Lord, my Lord” leading to discussions about how committed these people were. But that should not be our main focus at this time. The plain truth is that these people have appeared before God on “that day” with full expectation that they will be acceptable to God, and having had at least some form of Christianity or church allegiance, because they claim not only to have used the gifts of the Spirit but to have done so in the Name of Jesus. Continue reading

You are being MONITORED!


computer-big-brotherWe should be seriously concerned about Big Brother, and I don’t mean the TV show (although I suggest we worry about what’s going on with that as well :))

There’s hardly a moment from dawn to dusk, and probably the hours in between too, that we aren’t being watched and having our activities recorded. And now it’s not just in the UK, but foreign powers can snoop on us too – legally. See the report below.
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Sacked for Wearing a Cross!


This Government believes it is wrong to wear a small cross at work!

The Government of the UK (the same one bent on introducing full marriage rights for gay couples) has upheld employers’ rights to sack any employee for wearing a visible cross or a crucifix.

Now any worker commanded to remove his/her cross has no legal redress. It’s an outrage.

But that two British women, Nadia Eweider and Shirley Chaplin – who have already suffered in this way – have to challenge that decision in the European Court of Human Rights (unaided and indeed opposed by their own national authorities) is an even a greater outrage.
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Tesco internet spokesman calls christians “evil”


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Prime Minister David Cameron wants to see homosexuality put on exactly the same footing as heterosexuality, with not just legalised civil partnerships but full “marriage”. See report here.

Yet with the other side of his mouth he calls for a return to “Christian Values” . He avoided offending other religions and even atheists by saying they had values too, but Christian morals and standards are useful for combatting the breakdown of society.

I would agree if Cameron were supporting the preaching of the gospel, but he specifically said he had big problems with theology and doctrine. Nevertheless it would be nice if people were “good” he seems to be saying. Is this any way to achieve a change? And how hypocritical would you have to be to support biblical standards while promoting same-sex marriage?

And society IS changing – for the worse. It’s being encouraged to act as a Tesco employee did recently, calling Christians “evil” if they resist this redefinition of marriage to allow for same-sex marriage. The comment was posted by the Head of Research and Development at Tesco.com.The inflammatory comment came as news emerged that the supermarket giant is selling a drink degradingly called “P***y Natural Energy”, in a limited edition can exclusive to Tesco.

The company has already faced criticism for dumping its support for the Cancer Research ‘Race for Life’ and sponsoring London’s gay pride festival.

Evil

If you won’t be shopping at Tesco this Christmas, tell them so on their Facebook page, or email CEO Philip Clarke: philip.clarke@uk.tesco.com

The “evil Christians” comment was made by Nick Lansley, Head of Research and Development for the Tesco website.

He wrote: “I’m also campaigning against evil Christians (that’s not all Christians, just bad ones) who think that gay people should not lead happy lives and get married to their same-sex partners.”

The comments appeared on Mr Lansley’s profile page on the photo-sharing website, Flickr.com, where he lists his employment as “Head of R&D at Tesco.com”. But following complaints to Tesco the remarks have now been removed.


Offensive

Earlier this year, a Christian housing manager from Manchester was demoted and had his salary slashed by 40 per cent for posting a moderate comment on Facebook, saying churches shouldn’t be forced to host homosexual civil partnerships if they don’t want to.

But will demotion and a salary cut be the result in the case of Nick Lansley? I very much doubt it!

Judgment

Director of The Christian Institute, Colin Hart, said: “I won’t be shopping at Tesco this Christmas, and I am repeatedly hearing from other Christians who have already come to the same conclusion.

“Mr Lansley is entitled to his opinions, and Christians are entitled to choose not to shop at Tesco.

“The decision by Tesco to sell an offensively named drink shows very poor judgment, even if 5p from every can goes to Cancer Research. Come on, Tesco, you are meant to be a family-friendly store. Start acting like it.”

Nick Lansley is the Head of Research and Development for the Tesco website.

Christian Employee Demoted for Website Comment


Adrian Smith, 54, from Bolton, is taking legal action against Trafford Housing Trust (THT) after being removed from his managerial post for commenting on gay marriage on the BBC News website.
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Police stop Cafe Owner displaying bible texts


Police tell cafe owner: Stop showing Bible DVDs, or we will have to arrest you

Inquisition: Jamie Murray, owner of Salt and Light cafe, has been threatened with arrest, for displaying passages from the Bible on a TV screen
Inquisition: Jamie Murray, owner of Salt and Light cafe, has been threatened with arrest, for displaying passages from the Bible on a TV screen.

Jamie Murray was warned by two police officers to stop playing DVDs of the New Testament in his cafe following a complaint from a customer that it was inciting hatred against homosexuals.

Mr Murray, 31, was left shocked after he was questioned for nearly an hour by the officers, who arrived unannounced at the premises.

He said he had turned off the Bible DVD after an ‘aggressive inquisition’ during which he thought he was going to be arrested and ‘frog-marched out of the cafe like a criminal’.

But he added: ‘I have now checked on my rights and I am not going to be bullied by the police and the PC lobby out of playing the Bible silently in my cafe. It’s crazy. Christians have to stand up for what they believe in.’

The Salt and Light cafe in Blackpool has for years repeatedly played the entire 26-hour-long Watchword Bible, a 15-DVD set produced in America in which a narrator reads the whole of the New Testament, on a small flatscreen TV on the back wall. The sound is turned down but the words flash on to the screen against a series of images.

The cafe, which opened eight years ago, also prides itself on being an oasis of calm in a high-crime area of Blackpool.

Mr Murray said the two uniformed officers from Lancashire Constabulary arrived at lunchtime on Monday, the cafe’s busiest time of day. WPC June Dorrian, the community beat manager, told him there had been a complaint and he was breaching the Public Order Act 1986.

Mr Murray said: ‘I told them that all that appeared on the screen were the words of the New Testament. There is no sound, just the words on the screen and simple images in the background of sheep grazing or candles burning. I thought there might be some mix-up but they said they were here to explain the law to me and how I had broken it.

‘I said, “Are you really telling me that I am facing arrest for playing the Bible?” and the WPC fixed me with a stare and said, “If you broadcast material that causes offence under the Public Order Act then we will have to take matters further. You cannot break the law.” ’

Mr Murray, who worked in a homeless shelter for five years before taking over the cafe three months ago, said he realised the only way to appease the police was to pull the plug on the Bible.

‘I was worried about being handcuffed and led out of the shop in front of my customers. It wouldn’t have looked good so I thought it was better to comply. It felt like a betrayal. They left the shop and told me they would continue to monitor if we were displaying inflammatory material. At no stage had they spoken to me like I was a law-abiding citizen trying to earn a living. I felt like a criminal.’

Mr Murray said he had been given no indication of who had complained or which verses of the New Testament had caused the offence, but he guessed it may have been a reaction to the Book Of Romans that had been playing the week before. (Romans 1:26-28 which denounces homosexuality)

Lancashire Police said they had received a complaint on Saturday afternoon from a female customer who was ‘deeply offended’ by the words she had seen on the screen.

The Christian Institute, which is supporting Mr Murray, said its lawyers had told him he is free to display the Bible in any way he chooses, and they are preparing a complaint against the police. The Institute’s spokesman Mike Judge said: ‘I have no problem with the police looking into a complaint, but once they realised it was just the words of the Bible being shown on the screen then they should have walked away.

‘They did not even look at the offending DVD. They simply told Mr Murray that he had to stop showing the Bible and warned him that they would continue to monitor what he was doing. This is intimidatory and completely unacceptable.

‘It is a problem right across the country that the police are under huge political pressure to be seen to respond to anything homophobic.’

Lancashire Police said they had received a complaint on Saturday afternoon from a female customer who was ‘deeply offended’ by the words she had seen on the screen.

A spokesman said they were ‘duty bound’ to respond to the complaint and had concluded the cafe could be in breach of Section 29E of the Public Order Act, which warns that people who play images or sounds that stir up hatred against homosexuals could be guilty of an offence.

However, it also says criticism of sexual conduct ‘shall not be taken of itself to be threatening or intended to stir up hatred’.

A police spokesman said: ‘At no point did the officer ask the cafe owner to remove any materials or arrest the man and we took a commonsense and objective approach in dealing with the complaint. We believe our response and the action we took was completely proportionate and our officers are always available should the cafe owner want to discuss the matter or need any advice in the future.

‘The Constabulary is respectful of all religious views. However, we do have a responsibility to make sure that material that communities may find deeply offensive or inflammatory is not being displayed in public.

‘No complaint has been received about the conduct of the officer in question and we are satisfied that they performed their duties professionally.’