Britain at the Crossroads 

Britain as a nation is at a momentous crossroads. It is no accident that we are at a moment of national crisis just as the spiritual crisis of leadership in the Church of England reaches its apex. Both are connected and both present us with a warning and an opportunity – a warning Of judgement and an opportunity to repent and choose a different course.

Mr Welby has spurned the love of God, he chooses instead the trappings of earthly power – a false choice because the Earth, first and foremost the creation of the Lord rejects the corruption humanity has brought to it through sin. This is why Mr Welby must either repent now or resign because the Lord our God wills it and wishes His Church to be restored so it can extend the offer of His love and Mercy to a nation in crisis conditional upon its repentance.

Mr Welby, your crook is broken 

My simple statement is the one contained in the title, the core undpinning of which is the assertion that Justin Welby is Archbishop in name only, that he has no real authority.

This is due to His will and His Word alone. The command to those in leadership in the Church is clear

Keep watch of yourselves and of all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers 

Acts 20:28

Appointment to office within Gods Church is therefore a position of trust – a position of trust that Mr Welbys willingness to compromise the Word of God has substantially breached and broken. The latest of which is the accommodation offered to transgenderism. 

The widening split in the Communion is the material confirmation of Mr Welbys effective removal from office and there will be more to come. You cannot claim to lead Gods Church while continually breaching the trust of the covenant you made with Him – something Mr Welby is about to discover to his great cost. 

Farron’s Faith 

For whosoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake shall save it 
Luke 9:24 

Tim Farron his lost his life, not literally, but metaphorically as his political career ended the second he stepped down as the leader of the badly misnamed Liberal Democrats. I have previously crticised him on this blog but I am delighted the Lord our God has touched his heart and he has returned to being a faithful disciple of Jesus. 

Everything that Mr Farron said in his resignation speech was spot-on. He was right to criticise those Christians in politics who seek to impose the covenant on non-believers through the fiat of state law. This is against Scripture and everything we know about covenant law. It is the worse of prideful arrogance and it puts ourselves in Gods place – it is as sinful as Mr Farrons erstwhile reluctance to defend Scripture and call gay sex what it is, a sin.

Our purpose in politics is not to impose the covenant on non-believers but literally advocate for God and His will. Trying times lie ahead for us all as we find our freedom restricted in supposedly liberal countries, Scripture under attack from heresy within the Church and state repression outside of its doors. Now more than ever Gods people need advocates in the public domain because we are returning to the beginning when Christians were a persecuted minority. 

Mr Welby would do well to learn from Mr Farron his courage and selfless choice of Christ over his Party. It is a choice he lacks the necessary moral character to make and beneath all the high-minded talk is the simple lust for power and position. We should pray for Mr Farron and that the Lord our God will stand with him and guide him along his future path walking on the path first travelled by Jesus, home to our Heavenly Father. 

Mr Welbys misuse and abuse of Paul 

You may have missed it with all the toing and froing caused by the General Election by Mr Welby, following the consecration of GAFCONs missionary bishop and the decision the Scottish Epscopical Church to approve gay marriage, has chosen to take the offensive against GAFCON rather than the heresy north of the border.

Mr Welby accused GAFCON of a ‘cross border intervention’ and added that their move would carry no weight in the Church of England. Having read various commentaries I am assured that this accusation is rooted in ecclesiastical practice and therefore since it has no Scriptural authority it is Mr Welbys accusation that holds no weight. If we look to Scripture we see plenty examples of ‘cross border’ interventions, none of which were frowned upon by God. 

If we look at the Old Testament then we have plenty of cross-border involvement from the likes of Joseph, David, Daniel and Jonah to name but a few. In the New Testament, our Lord Jesus Christ crossed from Galiee in the north to Judah in the south proclaiming the love of his Father and the coming Kingdom of God. The Acts of the Apostles tells us the story of how the good news of the Gospel was proclaimed literally across the globe not least by the Apostle Paul whose letters, globetrotting and church planting exploits form the spine of the entire canon.

The point is that this entire charge is spurious nonsense based upon not a single comma of God’s Word. In disputes such as these there is no other standard or legitimate point of reference but it is indicative of Mr Welbys desertion of that Word that this does not figure in this charge. He heads his letter with a verse from Ephesians, 4:3. 

This is a shameless ripping of Paul out of context – Paul was talking about the unity between Jew and Gentile at this point in his letter and in NO WAY can that be used to argue Paul would have argued for this approach to false teachers. Here is what Paul advised in this regard:

This the saying is true, rebuke them sharply, so that they will be sound in faith.

Titus 1:13

&

They claim to know God, but by their actions deny him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good.

Titus 1:15

So, we see the Apostle Paul would NOT endorse Mr Welbys appeal to unity at all. In fact, in Titus, we see Paul taking the opposite position, endorsing the active rebuke of false teachers, which is the position GAFCON have taken. Mr Welby needs to take stock and repent now for he is leading the Church of England off a sheer cliff. 

The anti-Christian left 

DUPIt is hard not to miss the furore over the impending cooperation between the Conservatives and Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party. Online petitions are on the go as are protests. It is fair to say that this is the new standard pattern of behaviour whenever the left loses an electoral contests which, despite Mrs May’s catastrophe, they did on paper at least.

However, it is far worse than just another Conservative government but they will be supported by the DUP. The main problem with the DUP is that they hold Scripturally orthodox positions on issues such as same-sex marriage, abortion, creationism, etc, all of which is too much for the luvvies on the left. Jon Snow, a news anchor for the unashamedly left-wing Channel 4, dubbed the DUP

One of the most extreme entities in the British Isles

The no-doubt numerous ISIS cells across the British Isles will no doubt be extremely miffed that according to Mr Snow, the DUP have stolen their thunder.

We have to be clear that the political left is virulently anti-Christian and by anti-Christian I mean anti true and faithful adherents to the Word of God. They have no problem with the established Churches leadership which is prepared to bend to any and every prevailing social fad and many case actually actively bless them. However, if you faithfully reject same-sex woe betide you, your dubbed an ‘extremist’ and a ‘fruit loop’ – all of which goes to show the limits of the lefts tolerance are the boundaries of what it feels is acceptable proving once again it does not get democracy let alone anything else.

Did someone mention tails wagging dogs? I think the above shows exactly how that explains the current relationship we have between the left and the likes of Justin Welby. Mr Welby serves not the Lord our God nor the Kingdom of Heaven but the prince of this world just like the left does. I will leave you with this thought:

If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and the spirit of God rests on you 

1 Peter 4:14

And remind those who do this that they are the ones in error in the eyes of the Lord.

Judgement has begun


How often when we think about judgement do we think of it as a instant occurrence? Most of the time I would say somewhat forgetting the fact that even judgement in a human court is a process proceeded by arrest, charge, trail, etc.
Scripturally speaking, the judgement of the Lord is more often than not a process though not along the lines outlined above where the process is to determine guilt. God has already determined guilt beforehand but the process, as opposed to summary, nature of Gods judgement is to allow space for repentance. 
Exceptions to this exist when the offence is so henious and offensive to God that instant justice is dished out. For example, Acts 4-5 tells us the story of Ananias and Sapphira who were struck down dead instantly for keeping part of the profits they made from selling a field back for themselves from the Church and lying to Peter about this. This instant judgement on the two however served as a warning to others (Acts 5:11). In the Old Testament, much prophetic warning was given to Israel to repent before punishment was meted out, in the story scene above there was still warning given to those who would do wrong in the Church but it was served by action against the two miscreants.
Another pattern worth observing is that God disciplines His children first and foremost:

If you are not disciplined – and everyone undergoes discipline – then you are not legitimate, not true sons and daughters at all

 Hebrews 12:8

After-all, what parent truly goes around disciplining other people’s children?

So, turning to Revelations, we can realistically expect judgement, long-before the seals and the trumpets etc, to fall upon the Church swiftest and harshest alongside the world in general. Indeed, Jesus tells us this is the case: 
All the churches will know that I am he who searches hearts and minds, and I will repay each of you according to your deeds

Revelations 2:23 
God never judges without warning and His judgement is a process – the thing that the Church must now realise is that this process has already begun – it is not some comfortably (and conveniently) far-off, future event, it is here, it is now. 

Welby blesses Jihad 

Thou shalt have no other gods before me Exodus 20:3

Mr Welby in offering God’s blessing to Muslims during Ramadan is in breach of this fundamental commandment. It perpetuates the lie that the Christian God is the same God as the Muslim one.

In offering a blessing for Ramadan, Mr Welby has effectively blessed Jihad as this link explains which only serves as perfect example of the depravity of his position especially as ISIS have called for “all out war” during Ramadan. So, if there is another attack during this month the blood is literally on Mr Welbys hands and he will have offered Gods blessing to these atrocities. 

Even in a secular society, a country is defined by its spiritual leadership and this act of appeasement to evil marks a new low  for the office of the Archbishop and for the the Church of England. It makes a further progression in its degeneration and a further rupture with God. Let’s be quite clear, Mr Welby has no mandate from God to lead, in fact quite the opposite, his leadership is an insult to God who has no confidence in him and can no longer be tolerated.