Mr Lincoln, I donât know what you are speaking about!! This attack by this atheist, Mikey Weinstein, who actually wishes illegally to see militant atheism as the state religion of the USA, no doubt not just in the military, but in the whole of government, enforced by law, (as in the former Soviet Union, as in China, and as in North Korea), is to outlaw the Word of God completely in public life.
By the way, wrong though they are, the Catholic version of the Bible has been used by evangelicals to witness to Roman Catholics, as the traditional Catholics will not read a âProtestantâ Bible. When they have been converted they have set the Catholic Bible aside, and now use a normal Protestant Bible.
Of far more concern to me, is the increasing number of Protestant Evangelicals, who have abandoned the Bible that was translated at the time of the Reformation, and use one of the myriads of versions from the liberal Westcott & Hort / Nestle & Aland texts, including even many otherwise solid evangelical and even Reformed churches.
There is actually nothing wrong with celibacy. There are some great missionaries, pastors, and so on who were unmarried, and of course, the apostle Paul, and our Lord Himself, also Elijah and Elisha the great Old Testament prophets.
What is wrong is compulsory or enforced celibacy, (forbidding to marry), that is the problem. Unfortunately, in their zeal to oppose Catholicism, many Protestant Evangelicals have fallen foul of the opposite problem, and that is virtually, (though it is usually unwritten in their church constitutions or statements of faith), almost mandating or commanding all pastors, elders, deacons and even ordinary church members to marry.
Most people will and most likely are meant to be married, and a minority will be celibate, but there are single people who have that vocation, and they should be honoured and welcomed in the church as much as the married people, and the celibate men should be eligible for church leadership.
Our own British Ambassador attended the vigil, as some British citizens were on the plane, but left very quickly when the vigil began to turn into an anti-government demonstration. Outrageously, he was arrested some 3 hours later, and held for 3 hours by the police, in contravention of international diplomatic law, until he was able to successfully insist that this was itself illegal. Next day he was hauled into the Iranian Foreign Ministry, and rebuked for attending an anti-government demonstration, when he had actually left the vigil as soon as it had turned into a demonstration.
The truth is that the Iranian people are absolutely sick of the mullahs and ayatollahs, and no doubt regret getting rid of the pro-Western Shah in the 1970âs!!
No doubt a few rogue Iranian Revolutionary Guards that fired the missile that downed the Ukrainian airliner, have already been quietly and secretly court martialled, lined up against the wall and shot!!
We must indeed pray for this troubled country, but also praise God, that despite the terrible cost, countless Iranians are being born again, and the persecuted church of the Lord Jesus Christ in Iran is growing fast!!
Sadly, this one presumably godly judge has now been overruled after just one day by the Brazilian Supreme Court, which has ruled that the blasphemous film can indeed go ahead.
The evangelicals in Brazil should be out on the streets in their millions, to show their anger. Netflix would not dare to do a film blaspheming Islam, or even Hinduism or Buddhism, or attacking the Afro-Brazilian spiritist religions of umbanda, macumba and candomble. I know that the Brazilian President is furious, but there is little he can do now the Supreme Court has made its ruling.
It is absolutely iniquitous that this compulsory power sharing, the âGood Fridayâ Agreement, was ever forced on Northern Ireland. It was a major concession to the Republican Nationalist terrorists of the IRA, who want union between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
The people of Northern Ireland are not allowed to have a devolved election where the majority party form the government of that province.
The Democratic Unionists, who oppose abortion, and LGBTQ rights, are now very weak, and the Unionist pro-British mainly Protestant majority is fading. The traitorous British politicians of all stripes, who forced LGBTQ âmarriageâ and abortion in Northern Ireland, and the very happy secularist EU eurozone Republic of Ireland, led by its homosexual Prime Minister, Mr Varadker, with its liberal semi-Catholic leaning, are cooking up an atmosphere where Northern Ireland, despite Brexit for Britain in January 31st at 11 pm, will be merged back into the Republic of Ireland, the EU and the eurozone, at some future date. The new forced coalition in Stormont will not make any attempt to reverse what has been forced in Northern Ireland by Westminster, and Sinn Fein and the Republicans will make sure of it.
This is absolutely iniquitous. It appears that a loophole in the law in this state, presumably to protect the Roman Catholic confessional, has also been applied to the âJehovahâs Witnessesâ, (born again Christians are actually the true witnesses of Yahweh, not the JWs who deny the divinity of His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ).
This loophole should be plugged immediately by the state legislature of Montana for both the RCC and the JWs, and so as to protect this young lady, made retrospective, despite the howls of protest that no doubt will result. It may be necessary to appeal to the Federal Supreme Court, though I am not too secure about what they will do.
This is obviously a grave injustice to victims of the internal non-investigation by JWs of sexual abuse, often by their own elders and / or prominent members, and threatening of disfellowshipping and shunning of victims who will not keep quiet, even by their own family members.
Unfortunately, though very good on pro life issues, and even in keeping out active transgenders from the military, unfortunately, rather like our âLiberalâ Conservative Party that is in power here in Britain, President Trump has proved to be rather watery and limp on LGBTQ issues.
I assume, dear Wayfarer pilgrim from Texas, you unfortunately happened to be in the wrong park at the wrong time on Sunday, when the LGBTQ âchurchâ were having their picnic!!! That particular group has churches here in London, Bournemouth and Brighton, I think, but there are plenty of liberal Protestant and Catholic mainstream churches that welcome the LGBTQ crowd as well!!
It was in the Pentecostal church I attended at the time, that some of the weaker members began referring about these great revival meetings going on in Florida, that were on God TV. I was immediately suspicious, and though I did not have a working tv at the time, I did investigations on the internet, and managed to watch one or two of these programmes on a friendâs tv.
I was shocked, and felt at the time how gullible the people were, and how unbiblical it was. I also later on saw the âcommissioningâ service, where Todd Bentley was prayed for by the so-called âapostlesâ and âprophetsâ of the NAR (which is not new, is not apostolic, and is definitely not a Reformation).
This is a most dangerous movement, which has infected the church. I do pray for this manâs proper and former wife, whom he betrayed, a disabled lady, and their children, but also for the countless myriads of people deceived by him, and in fact, deceived by this whole NAR movement, and the self-proclaimed false âapostlesâ and âprophetsâ it has produced.
Jerusalem was never again the capital of any state, under the Romans, the Byzantines, the Arabs, the âChristianâ Crusaders, the Saracens, the Turks or the British, until it finally once again became the capital of the new revived state of Israel in 1948, and then consolidated in 1967, when the Israelites captured the eastern parts and the Temple Mount from the Jordanians after the 6 Days War, when the Jordanians and their allies had attacked Israel in an unprovoked war.
In all the years of the previous Turkish occupation, Israel was a barren land, and absentee Arab and Turkish landlords quite gleefully sold tracts of desert like mosquito ridden land to Jewish settlers at highly inflated prices, and no doubt were staggered when these enterprising Jews, actually tamed the land, irrigated it and produced crops, greenery, fruit and vegetables, and beautiful flowers that gave have even been exported to places like Holland!! Godâs hand was here, but the Palestinians are trying to rewrite history.
The agenda behind this by the Palestinian Muslims and their âChristianâ fellow travellers is to deny any link between the Lord Jesus Christ and the Jews. Let us not forget that the Lord Jesus Christ was a Jew, the prophets and apostles were Jews, and that Jerusalem has only ever been the capital of Israel, when King David conquered it from the pagan Jebusites at the beginning of his reign.
Palestine was an artificial construction, created by the Romans as an insult to the Jews when they destroyed the Temple and city of Jerusalem in AD 70 after the Jewish revolt. The triumphant Romans called the province âPalestinaâ after the ancient Old Testament enemies of Israel, the Philistines.
From my limited researches on United States church history, the 1st Great Awakening in the 18th century with Jonathan Edwards, and the immediate successors of the Pilgrim Fathers and the Puritans, was a real, solid, doctrinal revival with repentance and good discipleship as a real ingredient.
Tragically, from what I understand, the early 19th century 2nd âGreat Awakeningâ, inspired by very doubtful people like Finney, with his âNew Measuresâ, was much more based on experience and emotion, and was not rooted in solid biblical doctrine, or repentance.
Though no doubt, there were some genuine conversions, much of it seems to have been very superficial, leading to a kind of spiritual anarchy, that left potential and claimed converts open to false cults like the Mormons, what are now called âJehovahâs Witnessesâ, âChristian Scienceâ which is neither Christian or scientific, and the âMilleritesâ, which led to what is now the Seventh Day Adventist Church. I believe this â2nd Great Awakeningâ also prepared the way for the extreme Holiness groups, and the early 20th century Pentecostal and later Charismatic movements. Tragically, a lot of emotion and experience, but much scripture or solid doctrine!!
I know this is a long time after this news item was published, but it seems to be this is a terrible âTrojan Horseâ compromise that will lead to a real triumph for the LGBTQ and Transgender crowd.
Though their Equality Bill may possibly be defeated in the Senate, this compromise Fairness for All Act, which temporarily allows churches and religious institutions some very limited exemptions from the LGBT and Transgender demands, while throwing all individual Christians, âunder the busâ, could well pass, as traitorous and cowardly Republicans, and so called evangelical organisations like NEA and the Christian Colleges organisation, are supporting it.
You do not possibly imagine that the crowd of citizens of Sodom, are going to allow this compromise to stay on the books for very long. Once they get the House, the Senate, and their Marxist Leftist globalist President, the compromise will be quickly revoked, and the persecution of Christians, both individual and at church level can really begin in earnest!!
Scotland with its Leftist Scottish Nationalist government always has been even more leftist than the main Westminster British government on these issues. In Scotland now, all matters except foreign affairs, defence, immigration, and one or two taxation matters are devolved to the Scottish Parliament, and cannot even be discussed in Westminster Parliament.
Now the main British population have voted in an overwhelmingly Brexit Parliament in Westminster, Nicola Sturgeon and her Scottish Nationalist government are determined to have a 2nd referendum on Scottish âindependenceâ, (they lost the previous one some years ago), to break away from Britain, as an âindependentâ country, but within the EU, as like the Liberal Democratâs, and much of the Labour Party, and even some now resigned Conservatives, they are fiercely pro-EU.
Praise God, their abominable Named Persons Scheme for a state guardian for all children was defeated in the courts!!
No, Mr Lincoln, this judge should not just meekly give in and resign, while there is any democracy left in your country. When it becomes the leftist, globalist, one world Democrat dictatorship that you desire, she will be sacked, and punished anyway, and maybe even sent to prison. Virtually no trade or profession will be open to truly biblical evangelical Christians, as more and more in the coming persecution, will be punished by the leftist globalist Democrat government for not bowing the knee to their immoral demands.
While they can, Christians must make a stand and resist these laws, as soon the time will come when they will no longer be able to. Your very church will be forced to conduct âgay weddingsâ, ordain homosexual, lesbian and transgender ministers, and open up their womenâs toilets to biological men who ââfeelâ they are women, and vice versa, or they will be shut down, expelled from rented buildings, or even their own building if they own one.
Praise God for people like Jack Phillips of the Madterpiece Cake Shop in Colorado that have resisted. God will speak and his servants will be vindicated, though, yes there will soon be persecution. Let us make a stand while we can, not just supinely give in.
This man trying to be a woman is not evangelical, except in his own mind, he is not Lutheran, because the famous German Protestant Reformer Martin Luther would denounce this so called âEvangelical Lutheran Churchâ, as apostate, in no uncertain language, and this person is definitely not a pastor except in his own imagination, because he is a rebel against God and how He made him, and even in his âalter personaâ as a âwomanâ, he would be barred from the pulpit and pastorate anyway, as this is an office closed to women, whether real or pretend women!!!
Greedy young relatives and scheming spouses, not to say hospital administrators and other bureaucrats worried about âbedblockingâ and medical budgets, egged on by brainwashed environmentalists, who believe in wholesale murder of both infants ion and out of the womb, disabled people, and vulnerable elderly people to âsave the planetâ and stop âclimate changeâ, will rejoice at all these wicked laws passed in places like Canada.
Some years ago,when I lived in the East Midlands, I had reason to briefly visit a secondary school (11 - 16), in a satellite town of the city where I lived.
In finding my way to the main reception, I made a wrong turn, and passed the office of the school nurse, which had a notice on the door about confidential family planning, contraception, and pregnancy tests, as well as advice about sexually transmitted diseases. To say I was shocked was an understatement!
Presumably all this advice would be given to these underage girls without the knowledge of their parents!! This was actually some years ago, so I would imagine things are only worse now.
The reason that the LDS Church, popularly but no longer officially known as the Mormon Church does genealogies, is that faithful Mormons are expected to go into their temples to be baptised posthumously for their dead relatives!! This doctrine is taken from a complete misreading and twisting of 1 Corinthians 15 v 29, as well as so called revelations from their past leaders!
I just noted Mr Birdâs comment from Devon. Yes, Boris Johnson is far from perfect, but spoiling your postal vote paper is most irresponsible. It is just this sort of thing, that will guarantee Mr Corbyn waltzing into no 10, Downing Street, supported by his Marxist cadres, and his slightly reluctant but scheming allies, from the Liberals and the Scottish Nationalists.
Do not forget there are also some traitorous pro-EU ex-Conservatives standing as independents, and newly energised ex-Conservatives and ex-Labour, who will be with the Liberal Democrat party.
It will be this leftist grouping that will also advance tremendously abortion, euthanasia, LGBTQ rights, legalisation of cannabis and other such wickedness, as well as staggering by in the globalist EU, and trample the very little amount of true religious liberty we have left in Britain. Our voting is not irrelevant, though the choice is more difficult, and that is what I believe also for those in the USA for their elections in November 2020.