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Friday, 8 January 2016

Christian today but what of tomorrow?




"Christianity is being quietly erased from public life. What are we going to do about it?" Good question but very little where it matters, if anything. The question was posed in Christian Today:

"A strange and troubling paradox is now glaringly evident in society today. On the one hand the UK Government is praising and giving funding to Christian initiatives in communities and recognising the rich contribution the church makes to national life. On the other it is proposing measures to tackle extremism that could privatise Christianity. As we enter this New Year, it is clear 2016 will be a critical year for Christian freedoms. This week former Whitehall mandarin William Nye talked of the "secularising spirit" now permeating the machinery of government. After 20 years of working at the highest level he sees the gradual "squeezing out of Christianity" from our national life despite the public expressions of support from ministers. The chilling effect has been that more and more Christians are afraid to speak out and feel disenfranchised."

If we value our heritage we must do something about it. While Christianity is being marginalised, Islam continues to gain ground. From Patheos:

"Christians may be the most persecuted group in the world, and their persecution is on the rise. As Islamic extremism takes hold and repressive governments step up their campaigns against Christianity, the Pope has been moved to warn of “a form of genocide”, and for campaigners to speak out over “religio-ethnic cleansing.” Organisations that monitor religious persecution have rung alarm bells worldwide, from South America to sub-Saharan Africa and from Asia to the Middle East, warning of a rapid increase in attacks and repression".

Despite the well documented evidence of how Muslims oppress others in Islamic countries, do-gooders with no apparent comprehension of the threat of an Islamic Supremacist ideology press for more and more concessions for Islam. The latest from the Mail Online: "Sit exams early to fit in with Ramadan: Pupils taking GCSEs and A-levels face timetable shake-up to accommodate fasting Muslims". Quite a contrast with the option offered to Christians in many Muslim countries - convert, pay the tax or die.

In Belfast, "Following yesterday’s ruling which found Pastor James McConnell not guilty of a “hate crime” for referring to Islam as “heathen” and “satanic”, the Belfast Islamic Centre, which reported the pastor to the police, has said that they “disagree with the verdict”. The Islamic Centre is calling for a blasphemy law in Northern Ireland, by demanding that “insulting” a faith be punishable under Irish law. However, shortly after the ‘Satanic Islam’ sermon, Dr. Raied al-Wazzan, the executive director of Belfast Islamic Centre, made remarks that were not only insulting to some Christians, but appeared to support a banned terrorist organisation."

In Birmingham a former teacher at two schools linked to the Trojan Horse scandal could face a lifetime ban from the classroom after he told pupils that Christians and Jews were 'ignorant' and Muslims have 'the true religion'.

This is a Christian country but for how long? Christian belief is that there is only one way to the Father. The Bible warns about false prophets but still many of our bishops and even archbishops encourage the spread of Islam instead of seeking to make disciples of all nations. Encouraging other faiths denies them the real truth. Meanwhile, Christians in the United Kingdom are facing increasing marginalization and oppression under new laws originally intended to safeguard equality. The position abroad is worse, serving as a warning to those who condemn as Islamophobic anyone who seeks the truth about Islam.

If we do not stand up for what we believe our children and grand children will become part of the Dhimmitude as Islam expands and Christianity becomes a minority religion in the UK. Leaders who persist in regarding Islam as just another faith similar to others have had a rude awakening following the terrorist attacks in France by supposed refugees and the more recent attacks on women in Germany on New Year's Eve but bishops still persist with their deluded embrace of an alien culture which seeks our demise. They may believe that they are following the Gospel but Jesus gave short shrift to those who deserved condemnation.

'Refugees' or 'migrants', the vast majority of immigrants are Muslim. They do not leave their ideology behind. Christians in refugee camps who have not fled the persecution there continue to suffer at the hands of Muslim refugees while others who have sought safety by sea have been thrown overboard.

There is no escape from an ideology which regards the kafir as worthless while Muslims try to buy their way to heaven doing what they believe to be the will of God, even if it means killing the innocent, something our political as well as religious leaders need to grasp.

The best Archbishop we never had, Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali, summed up the problem of convincing the ill-informed when he responded to Boris Johnson's claim that "we should counter anti-Islamic scare-mongering by recalling our debt to the culture of Muslim Spain". Bishop Michael said: Boris Johnson points out the achievements of Muslim rule after their conquest of the mostly Christian and Jewish Middle East, North Africa and Spain (Comment,3 January). In fact, if they had not been stopped at Tours by Charles Martel, Mr Johnson might have had a more direct experience of such rule. [My emphasis - Ed.]. Read Bishop Michael's full response here and about the Battle of Tours (732 AD) here:

"Had Martel fallen at Tours the long term implications for European Christianity may have been devastating. His victory there, and in the following campaigns, may have literally saved Europe and Christianity as we know it, from conquest while the Caliphate was unified and able to mount such a conquest." - And today they are invited in to spread their supremacist ideology!

17 comments:

  1. Well said Ancient Briton.

    https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/12400907_1691339241144333_1435781040601413864_n.jpg?oh=90ddaa55d8b78f8b265fe50b8f9428fc&oe=57031D54

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  2. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3389734/Why-Britain-worried-flood-young-male-migrants-Leader-lawyer-s-son-immigrants-gives-stark-warning.html

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  3. FIDEI DEFENSOR : used by Monarchs for centuries.
    The abbreviation FD appears on all minted coins.
    Prince Charles has not helped the quandary -to put it mildly- for Christians here and throughout the Commnwealth,in his expressed desire ( and possible intention) to be "Defender of faith" as opposed to "Defender of THE faith."

    Islam does not need any assistance or encouragement in defending its intolerant faith.

    If Prince Charles believed that Christianity is true,then in his potential role as Supreme Governor of the Church of England,how can he justify in his mind the defence of,and thus presumably the support for,the misjudged religion of Islam.

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  4. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3389974/Philadelphia-police-Officer-shot-police-cruiser.html
    and
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-35264935?ocid=socialflow_facebook&ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbcnews&ns_source=facebook

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  5. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-35261359?ocid=socialflow_facebook&ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbcnews&ns_source=facebook

    "Cologne police chief removed after New Year Eve attacks"

    Someone had to be hung out to dry but it was never going to be Angel Merkel who created the problem in the first place.

    Rather like His ++Darkness in Bazzaland.

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  6. The Catholic Church in the UK has long supported the funding of the 'Barnabas Fund' in Islamic countries such as Pakistan. We may need our own 'Barnabas' workers here sooner than we think.

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  7. A verse from the Qauran : “To you be your religion, to me be mine"

    What are we supposed to make of this religion of "alleged peace"?

    The proof of the pudding in in the eating! Or " The evidence demonstrated the truth".

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  8. Well worth a few minutes of your time.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbvnZTG8GCM&feature=youtu.be

    Pat Condell Happily Offending A Billion Muslims

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  9. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3391075/Why-Germany-t-face-truth-migrant-sex-attacks-SUE-REID-finds-nation-denial-wave-horrific-attacks-reported-Europe.html

    Germany in denial.

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  10. TE Lawrence
    "The people of England have been led in Mesopotamia(Iraq) into a trap from which it will be hard to escape with dignity and honor. They have been tricked into it by a steady withholding of information. The Baghdad communiques are belated, insincere, incomplete. Things have been far worse than we have been told, our administration more bloody and inefficient than the public knows. It is a disgrace to our imperial record, and may soon be too inflamed for any ordinary cure. We are today not far from a disaster."

    Report on Mesopotamia : The Sunday Times
    August 22nd, 1920

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  11. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-35280386

    Cologne attackers were of migrant origin - minister.

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  12. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3391194/Speaker-tells-students-s-fine-hit-wife-doesn-t-string-extremists-touring-British-universities-unchallenged.html

    Germaine Greer banned but these extremists welcomed?
    Political correctness gone mad.

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  13. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-35286640

    EU migrant crisis: Germany sends migrants back to Austria

    The beginning of the end of Merkel's experiment in social engineering?

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  14. What would Jesus say?12 January 2016 at 17:12

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/12095251/Church-of-England-attendance-plunges-to-record-low.html

    Sunday attendance slumps by 22,000 to 765,000 as older worshippers die and Archbishop of Canterbury warns of struggle in ‘anti-Christian culture’.

    What does the moron expect when he talks of importing another "anti-Christian culture" by the millions?

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  15. http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/local-news/cardiff-church-close-christmas-eve-10637809

    "Cardiff church to close on Christmas Eve after 128 years in heart of community"

    Here's another barry Morgan success story.

    Opening soon - new Mosque in the heart of Roath.

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  16. Satan Never Sleeps

    https://youtu.be/UOn9kIljJok

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  17. http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/634815/Cologne-attacks-fury-migrant-sex-cover-up-refugee-event-groping-Germany

    MIGRANT SEX ATTACK 'COVER-UP': Welcome party for Cologne refugees turned into mass groping

    This is the type of danger our "leaders" are willing to put us all in so they can carry on with their liberal left politically correct social engineering experiment.

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