Thursday, 23 July 2009

B.O.G.O.F.

Hello again folks! If ever you wanted further proof of the absolute folly of [a] state religion and [b] false doctrine; you only need to have listened to certain newscasts today or read articles like this:
The Church of England is now offering a '2 for the price of 1' deal to the general [and mostly unregenerate] public. Unmarried couples with children will now be able to baptize their children and get married in the same occasion. That ordinary folks do want to get married is good. That the CoE is offering same-time baptism to any offspring when their mum and dad are getting hitched is; to me; simply jaw-droppingly astounding a yet another 'sign of the times'.
Leaving aside the issue of most English folks mindset that they have a civil &/or human right to be baptized, married and buried [hatched; matched & despatched] in their local CoE outlet regardless of whether they are truly believers in the Lord Jesus Christ; it is clear from the scriptures that fully-immersed water baptism follows the conversion of an accountably aged soul. There is no mention of the [pagan-esque] practice of sprinkling babies.
The 'deal' being offered to couples is a desperate ploy to increase numbers [and revenue no doubt]. It is based on man's [so-called] wisdom and not the Word of God. It proclaims a false gospel message and gives false comfort and hope to unsaved folks. It is a mockery of True and Biblical Christianity. It makes the CoE a laughing stock to most of our citizens. This is why I wrote some time ago that the CoE needs a state funeral. Not the people ... the organization.
I know some vicars and practising Anglicans who are sound people. They are where they feel God wants them to be and they are probably more honest than I. There is ALWAYS a remnant. That's not the point. Wrong doctrine leads to wrong conduct and this is a typical example. But to offer a free-market driven and world-friendly deal to a lost and lonely world is, in my opinion, spiritually criminal. It's another CoE catastrophe in the making. I will say no more because I promised a gentleman who regularly visits this blog today that I would keep my musings on this topic today [relatively] short! Be Bereans; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel!
God bless you and God bless Israel ... Keith JS ... 23-July-2009

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