In the Gospels Christ talks about "Great" faith and "Little" faith" - "according as GOD hath dealt us" .....
Rom 12:3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith."
Question: Do you remember the feeding of the 5000 when you are overwhelmed in life?
Matt 16:8 Which when Jesus perceived, he said unto them, O ye of LITTLE FAITH, why reason ye among yourselves, because ye have brought no bread? 9 Do ye not yet understand, neither remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets ye took up?"
In many cases it is the visible church which is closing its doors according to the civil authorities.
The Invisible church is under a different jurisdiction - jurisprudence.
1Cor 3: 16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?"
1Cor 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's."
John 4:23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. 24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth."
""The bloodshed by Boko Haram and Fulani herdsmen is mainly affecting the north of the country.""
Satan's evil Muslim followers are making martyrs of Christians in Nigeria.
They are also making a path to hell and damnation for themselves.
God will continue to build HIS Church in Nigeria and in Africa, regardless of the efforts of the enemy.
Eph 2:19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; 20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; 21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: 22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit."
The work of God and Jesus continues by the Grace of God.
Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature."
John 17:18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. 19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth. 20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;"
Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth."
James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. 6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed."
""new Regulations on Religious Affairs passed by the communist government of President Xi Jinping in February when police stripped the pastor of his license and changed the locks on the church in November.""
China's government will not stop the work and witness of God and Christ among the people.
Satan has tried in many ways in many nations, but still they remain.
Just as in western nations the satanic Left try to destroy the true Church, but God's work remains solid and continues unabated. Praise be to GOD.
Matt 16:18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."
1Cor 14:26 How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying."
Acts 5:41 And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name. 42 And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ."
Eph 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:"
In the 20th century HE provided sermons in books from the puritan era for the teaching of the saints. Now HE provides sermons on SermonAudio and other Reformed teachers to teach HIS servants. Right here!!
""... ‚Äúunwillingness to abide by Resolution B012‚ÄĚ ‚Äď which stipulates that bishops must permit same-sex weddings to take place in their diocese.""
Which in turn implies that the Word of God MUST NOT have precedent over sin or abomination.
Thus banning repentance of sin. Which is part of the path to salvation.
The Episcopalian church denies salvation and therefore is the voice of the antichrist - Instead of the voice of Christ.
How blind and ignorant can you get??
Eph 4:18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: 19 Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness."
Man's arrogant technological super duper world is beaten by a tiny little virus. Scientists and politicians cannot beat this one.
Obviously mankind needs divine help!!
1Kings 8:37 If there be in the land famine, if there be pestilence, blasting, mildew, locust, or if there be caterpiller; if their enemy besiege them in the land of their cities; whatsoever plague, whatsoever sickness there be; 38 What prayer and supplication soever be made by any man, or by all thy people Israel, which shall know every man the plague of his own heart, and spread forth his hands toward this house: 39 Then hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and forgive, and do, and give to every man according to his ways, whose heart thou knowest; (for thou, even thou only, knowest the hearts of all the children of men) 40 That they may fear thee all the days that they live in the land which thou gavest unto our fathers."
"Germany is shutting its borders with France, Austria and Switzerland from Monday morning, Bild reported. It has not been confirmed if the country‚Äôs other borders including those with Poland, Denmark, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic will be closed." (express.co.uk).
Looks like the European Union decision to make all borders between countries open borders, has had the door loudly slammed shut.
""A U.S. district judge in South Carolina overturned a decades-old state law Wednesday that prohibited discussion of LGBTQ issues in public school""
The "law" apparently now requires that children must be indoctrinated into perversion and sodomite Liberalist behaviors.
May GOD have mercy upon the children.
Rom 1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet."
1Tim 1:9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, 10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;"
Its amazing just how successful these swindlers, cheats and confidence tricksters are.
I wonder what a conversation with their congregations is like?
But when one observes the false witness and the nominals, papists, Liberalists and heretics there are in the pews throughout the nations, it is easy to see how the Copeland's of this world, make so much money from it.
Many pews are filled with gullible and credulous people who are under the dominion of sin and Satan.
These type of abominations emerge from the United Kingdom of Sodom and Gomorrah, along with killing babies in the womb.
This is the evil, dark and malevolent behavior which come from a people who reject God and accept Satan.
Prov 29:16 When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall."
Rom 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; 29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, 30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: 32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them."
From Article:- ""The team‚Äôs best guess is that the leather itself is ancient, recovered from scraps found in the Judean desert or elsewhere. One tantalizing possibility is that they come from ancient leather shoes or sandals. One of the fragments has a row of what look like artificially made holes, somewhat similar to those found in Roman-era shoes.""
Someone obviously went to a great deal of trouble to make these forgeries.
Someone who was very skilled at forging too.
If they were from 'old Roman shoes' I wonder what happened to the old Roman who was wearing them?