Title & Purpose
Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble:
for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand, Joel 2:1.
All quotations from the Scriptures will be from the Authorised Version - the best and most accurate English translation of the Scriptures.
Please see sermons down the left hand column of the Blog about why the Authorised Version is the best and most accurate English translation of the Scriptures
and why we reject the many perversions of the Scriptures, including those so beloved of many neo-evangelicals at present such as ESV & NKJV
Saturday, 3 March 2012
Discipline, Mummy Bear-style: Cub given roar of disapproval.... before finally getting a hug
A number of recent reports highlight that the pro-choice lobby [a misnomer for the murder of the unborn] are never content with the situation as it stands but are always wanting to extend the reach of abortion.
Report 1 - Gender Abortion
The Department of Health has launched an inquiry into claims that doctors were filmed agreeing to carry out illegal abortions on the grounds of the sex of unborn children.
This came to light via a Daily Telegraph investigation which revealed that doctors at a number of British abortion clinics were granting abortions with 'no questions asked'.
The Westminster Coalition Health Secretary Andrew Lansley was said to be "shocked" by the claims and has ordered an "urgently and thorough" inquiry.
Report 2 - After birth-abortion
Even more disturbingly, Francesca Minerva, a philosopher and medical ethicist, has argued in an article published in the Journal of Medical Ethics and entitled: After-birth abortion: why should the baby live? that killing a newborn child is little different to aborting it in the womb and that doctors should have the right to kill unwanted or disabled babies at birth as they are not a real person.
Dr Minerva went as far as to suggest that even a healthy baby could have its life terminated if a mother decided she couldn't afford to look after it.
Monday, 27 February 2012
This and subsequent posts DV overtime on the blog will contain the notes which were handed out on each occasion.
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Part Two - Chapter One continued
Of the Holy Scripture - Section I
Although the light of nature, and the works of creation; and providence, do so far manifest the goodness, wisdom, and power of God, as to leave men inexcusable; yet are they not sufficient to give that knowledge of God, and of His will, which is necessary unto salvation. Therefore it pleased the Lord at sundry times, and in divers manners, to reveal Himself, and to declare that His will unto His Church; and afterwards, for the better preserving and propagating of the truth, and for the more sure establishment and comfort of the Church against the corruption of the flesh, and the malice of Satan and of the world, to commit the same wholly unto writing; which maketh the Holy Scripture to be most necessary; those former ways of God's revealing His will unto His people being now ceased.
There are four propositions that arise out of this section. We have already noted the first two:
1. The light of nature and the works of creation and providence are sufficient to make known the fact that there is a God, and somewhat of His nature and character, so as to leave the disobedience of men without excuse.
2. The knowledge attainable from the light of nature is insufficient to give fallen man that knowledge of God, and of His will, which is necessary unto salvation. This is proved to be true.
We are coming to the next two:
Saturday, 25 February 2012
Lord Carey had written an article for the Daily Mail in which he stated that neither the State or the Church owned marriage.
See - Marriage will ONLY remain the bedrock of a society if it is between a man and a woman
Equalities minister Lynne Featherstone in an article in today's Daily Telegraph has responded by saying that as marriage is owned by the people and not by the Church nor the State, the government could introduce same-sex marriages as a "change for the better".
See - Lynne Featherstone tells Church 'don't polarise gay marriage debate'
Thursday, 23 February 2012
Wednesday, 15 February 2012
It reckons that around £100 billion is spent each year dealing with the problems that come from sinful living. No nation will prosper that abandons Bible morality: Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people, Proverbs 14:34.
To read the full article on the Christian Institute website click here
To read the full research article on the Jubilee Centre website click here