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Saturday, 17 November 2012

A sign of things to come

Plymouth Brethren lose charity status because
'they're doing no public good'

In a sign of things to come the Charity Commission in England and Wales has refused to register the Preston Down Trust of the Plymouth Brethren as a charity because of their restrictions upon who can take Communion at their services. The Plymouth Brethren operate a 'closed communion' practice where only members can sit at the Lord's Table. It also said that the Trust does not do enough good works in the community.

The right of churches to decide for themselves who may partake of Communion is now being challenged by the Charity Commission in England and Wales. This will have a huge impact on the Brethren's ability to claim back Gift Aid on donations.
More than 50 MPs have signed a House of Commons' motion calling on the Charity Commission in England and Wales to think again, amid fears that hundreds of religious groups could be stripped of their tax-exempt status, threatening their very existence. The motion in Parliament accuses the Charity Commission of ‘politically correct bias’ against religious groups.

Dark days lie ahead for freedom of religion generally and true religion particularly. The spirit of antichrist is developing all the time. That spirit is not merely a false version of Christianity, such as Romanism, increasing and manifesting itself in the form of the Antichrist. Rome's power more and more is subsiding in society. The controlling power in wider society, today, is rampant atheism!

This development of antichrist will be along the lines of false ecumenical, whorish, powerless religion fostering and nurturing a spirit of unbelief which will bring about a denial of the very existence of God and will institutionalise a form of humanism where the creature is worshipped instead of the Creator. This is the true spirit of antichrist. When that spirit of antichrist has been fully formed it will destroy the scarlet system of false ecumenical religion that fostered it: And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire, Revelation 17:16

When antichrist will have come to the full he will then abolish all worship of any God but him: And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done. Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all. But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things, Daniel 11:36-38; 
Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God, 2 Thessalonians 2:3,4.

This is the spirit that we can see at work before our eyes presently in society. It is a spirit that will turn against all religion and especially against true religion. The Plymouth Brethren losing their charity status is just the beginning. 

For more information:


Daily Mail - So much for Christian charity! Plymouth Brethren lose battle for tax relief because 'they're doing no public good'


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Charity Commission were actually dealing with the Exclusive Brethren, not the far more benign Plymouth Brethren. The Exclusive Brethren have since changed their name to the 'Plymouth Brethren Christian Church' in order to seem more 'user friendly' but don't be fooled! There is very little of Christianity about the Exclusive Brethren. They pretend to base their faith on (their own particular translation of) the Bible but in fact place more importance on the sayings of their Australian 'Universal Leader' who also reaps huge income from worldwide members. This isn't about Christianity at all. Please do not support this false view of what is in truth a family-damaging sect.

Anonymous said...

Anon who posted above is absolutely correct

This has nothing at all to do with any other Christian Group, The Christian Faith, The Christian Church or any other Faith. It is simply about the Exclusive Brethren.

The Charity Commission refused status for a number of reasons including their interpretation and practice of “Separation from Evil” which causes much Harm and Detriment. The practical working out of this doctrine means the Exclusive Brethren practice the following -

They do not have any fellowship or communion with any other Christian Church. They don’t eat or drink with any “outside” their own group. They “withdraw fellowship” from any Christian who leaves their group to go to another Christian Church. They divide and split families, so if a family member chooses to leave the group the person is cut off from the rest of the family. If a person leaves the group they are at risk of losing House and Job as both are tied financially to the Exclusive Brethren.

The Exclusive Brethren only follow the JN Darby version of the bible, but also follow the written words or “ministry” of their previous and current leaders or “men of God”, Leaders such as – FE Raven, James Taylor Senior, James Taylor Junior, Symington, and the current leader Bruce Hales.

Until Nov 2012 they had a website theexclusivebrethren.com which now redirects to their new name “Plymouth Brethren Christian Church”. Since June 2012 when the Charity Commission wrote to Exclusive Brethren on the 7th June 2012, they have embarked on a major heavyweight PR exercise and intense Lobbying of Parliament the like of which many corporate companies would be proud of.

This campaign of mis information, misleading statements, half truths and obfuscation is simply designed to confuse those in authority and the general Christian Church as to who the Exclusive Brethren really are and what they really practice.

For example, it is well known that the Plymouth Brethren split into Open Brethren and Exclusive Brethren in 1848 at the JN Darby led Bethesda dispute. This fact is not even mentioned on the new website.

The following articles may be of help to give more information

Evangelical Alliance - Clarification on threat to Christian Faith
http://www.eauk.org/current-affairs/news/the-advancement-of-religion-and-public-benefit.cfm

Charity Sector Trade Publication “Third Sector” Clarification from Open Brethren
http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/go/news/article/1166486/open-brethren-write-charity-commission-stress-differences-exclusive-branch/

Charity Sector Trade Publication “Third Sector” on “Separation from Evil”
http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/Governance/article/1165267/charity-commission-reasons-refusing-charitable-status-plymouth-brethren-included-doctrine-separation/
Mail on Sunday Article 20th Jan 2013 – Clarification on identity of Exclusives
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2265258/Probe-strict-Christian-sect-school-shut-girl-pupil-37-days--making-Facebook-page.html

Councillor - Richard Stay and his Blog page featuring many articles on Exclusives
http://cllrstay.blogspot.co.uk/

Baroness Berridge and her House of Lords speech uncovering who the so called and newly named "Plymouth Brethren Christian Church" really are
http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201213/ldhansrd/text/121122-0003.htm#12112245000871

MP Paul Flynn and his Blog
http://paulflynnmp.typepad.com/my_weblog/2012/11/exclusive-brethren-the-whole-truth.html

AN Groves

Anonymous said...

Further scandalous revelations about the exclusive brethren cult can be found in to-day's Mail on Sunday