Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Sprinkled or Baptized?

#237: Hello again folks! Last weekend we were over in Wales again with good friends; helping them along a little. Every time that we go over there we have to go on the ring road around Shrewsbury. As soon as you approach the River Severn; there is a sign on the roadside proudly exclaiming "Shrewsbury - Birthplace of Charles Darwin". I have to tell you that this annoys me in no small degree! It's another sign of the times me thinx. I have deliberately avoided talking about all the spin surrounding Darwin's 200th birthday hype. Because there are other more important topics to cover and I don't wish to engage at present in drawing even more attention to this subject - there are more than enough good believers enjoining that battle - and I will add my voice when the time is right. Having said that, one thing that does come to mind is that people are more than willing to celebrate so-called man's wisdom than repent and return to the Lord; Whose ways are much higher than ours could ever be.
Now back to the core subject of today's blog. While in Wales one does not only eat lamb! When folks work together they fellowship together - or so I've found. Whilst gettings my hands dirty, I have had a few conversations with my friend Dickon. One of the issues we talk about [often] is the CoE. "Here we go again!" I hear you say! But not only the CoE; indeed any 'christian' sect or religious denomination that seeks to add layers of men and/or the commandments of men [in other words: nicolaitism - please read Revelation chapters two and three - this is the 'thing' that the Lord truly hates] to the 'true' early church model. I like what Dickon said to me last weekend. He said that just as one needed circumcision in the OT period [even before the Law] to 'join the club'; it seems that in the NT era, one needs to be baptized to 'join the club' now and not only that - the church can supply all your needs according to its riches in grace in place of the Lord's direct provision; it seems.
I am speaking as one who was not baptized as an infant; but someone who was sprinkled at the age of 16 [because I knew no better at the time - you don't want to know how I fitted into a font!] and then who was truly baptized at the age of 28 [when I did know better]. That any baby or unregenerate soul can be baptized [and I use the term loosely] without an understanding of True Salvation is horrendous. But for it to be used to 'join up' someone to a largely man-made organization is frightening. I've lost count of the folks who honestly believe, because they were sprinkled/'baptized' as infants, that they are Christians, are saved and are headed to heaven as a result of an act performed in their ignorance &/or innocence at such an early age and despite what they do in their 'accountable' years of life.
The other day I watched an interview on a Sunday morning 'religious' TV programme where a man, now a self-confessed atheist, had now got hold of an 'Unbaptism' Certificate to divorce himself from the CoE! You can, again, see the correlation here between wrong doctrine and wrong conduct. Genuine baptism is a heartfelt; obedient act as unto the Lord representing physically outwardly what has already happened inwardly. State religion turns it the other way around into an initiation ceremony where the subject is, in most cases, entirely unaware of what is happening. We get the word 'baptize' from the Greek word 'baptizo' and it means 'to fully immerse' or 'be fully immersed'. I was not baptized at the age of 16; I was sprinkled. But I was scriptually baptized at the age of 28. And there is a world of difference between the two.
Have you been sprinkled or are you baptized? Do you know the Lord? I have just one [1] tip for you: Ask Him! or - in other words - "If in doubt; Ask!" ... our God is The Answer. God and all you have been given is all you need my friends.
God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 31-March-2009

Saturday, 28 March 2009

Wrong Doctrine - Wrong Conduct

#236: Hello again folks! I never ask you: How are you? As we approach the end of March 2009 and April Fools ' Day approaches; this blog in many ways seems apt. This last week has been busy on many fronts. But however I try; I still can't get my head around the rather obtuse behaviour of one archdruid/Archbishop Rowan Williams and the statements he comes out with.
In the above article on the BBC News web-site; entitled "God will not give happy ending"; Dr. Williams stated that mankind or humanity cannot rely on God to get itself out of its troubles with respect to climate change and that He cannot guarantee "a happy ending". But why is the head of the CoE addressing the issue of so-called man-made global warming? If one buys into long-age evolutionary theorem and gets muddled into mother 'Gaia' new-age nature worship and accepts almost all of fallen man's fallen ideas in place of the whole counsel of the Word of God ... this is where it gets you. Religion is ultimately man-serving and opposes in many ways true faith. Jesus came to free us from state religion and taught us that the Kingdom of God is IN us; that is; True believers.
What a missed opportunity to tell folks about the impending Tribulation and the way to True Salvation! You won't here it from this man. What he should have said - if his doctrine was right - was this: that Judgement is coming and that there is a choice; a free gift and an eternal destiny for each living soul on this planet. He should have said that there is no happy ending for anyone outside of the covenant of peace with Messiah Yeshua thru' His finished work on the 'ol rugged cross of Calvary. He should have said that the lake of fire is the destination for the lost; and the state of this present world; whilst being assigned to man initially; is ultimately God's concern. And besides that; a New Heaven and a New Heaven is coming soon anyway. What is more important to the world is not the groaning and creaking of the creation as a result of sin [a la the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics - which directly opposes the theory of evolution]; but is the preaching of the True Gospel.
What Rowan Williams does when he makes these speeches is give ammunition to humanists and every other enemy of the gospel. Ask the man on the street in the UK what he or she thinks of the CoE and what they stand for or what their message is and you won't get a clear answer. The CoE means different things to different people. And that's the problem at essence. Wrong doctrine leads to wrong conduct, speeches, programmes, courses and so forth - even with the best of intentions. I find myself often apologizing for folks like Rowan Williams when discussing world events or ethical issues. Because what he says is not always relevant. And it doesn't represent real Christianity. Wrong doctrine leads to wrong conduct. The CoE does not preach eschatology and does not embrace the creation account found in Genesis. If you take out the beginning and end of any book it is compromised. And so it is with state religion. Please pray for folks like Rowan Williams [and moi] plus all those well-meaning folks in the CoE. Please pray for a change of doctrine.

Watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 28-March-2009

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

From the End of the World

#235: Hello again folks! Following on from my previous article THE LIGHTS GO DOWN; this second blog is on China's recent call to abandon the US Dollar as THE reserve currency of the world: news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7960620.stm

Ever since the US Dollar decoupled from using gold and adopted oil as its datum back in 1971; the reserve banking system has been on a roller coaster ride of boom and bust. China has joined a lengthening line of countries that have questioned the viability of the US Dollar as THE worlds reserve currency. Saddam Hussein was one who called for the $ to be usurped; and Iran has, in the last few years , sought to establish a new international oil bourse trading in Euros rather than US Dollars. This call has been followed by Venezuela more recently.

Whether the Euro or the SDR replaces the $ is not the main issue here. If the USA - which has trillions of USD held by major countries and institutions around the world ceases to have the 'back-up' of the $ as a reserve currency - the heavy debt burden of the USA would, overnight, create the worlds greatest national bankruptcy ever.

On one hand; if the € overtakes the $ as the number #1 reserve currency; this would be a major step in fuelling the rise of the EU to beast-like proportions a la the Book of Revelation and the Book of Daniel. Concurrently; it would mark the decline of the US as a major superpower; also echoing its absence in the end-time prophetic texts.

On the other hand; if the USD does decline; then a precursor to the 'mark of the beast' will most probably arise in the form of a worldwide accepted reserve currency. Either way folks; expect the calls for a new world reserve currency or medium to rise at the same time as the doom-laden 'prophecies' of 'world catastrophe' - as covered in my preceding blog - also increase in frequency. The Word is being fulfilled right before your very eyes - you should be excited AND motivated!

Watchmen [and women] must warn; evangelists must compel!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 24-March-2009

The Lights Go Down

#234: Hello again folks! Amidst the 'global turmoil' being espoused by the mass media; it is well worth trawling the peripheral edges of the news outlets to get a glimpse of what is going on. My friend Bob Mitchell has today posted a piece on the plan to control food production and distribution on his blog and is sounding the shofar on other happenings. I would like to draw your attention to a couple of other stories that have been reported recently that got my attention.
The first article is on the subject of what the 'experts' are predicting for the year 2030: a 'global crisis' of food; fuel and water shortages: news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7951838.stm
The second article will be examined in my next article FROM THE END OF THE WORLD.
The average person may not hear or read the above piece[s] that I've referred to from the BBC News web-site. They are busy battening down their hatches or spending their country out of recession.
But I believe that both news items are interesting to end-time bible scholars. Various dates for 'global catastrophe' have been or are being set forth. A lot of attention on the internet is being focused on the end of the Mayan calendar on 21-Dec-2012; others [such as in the article referred to above] have their own hypotheses based on current world population growth and the fundamentally flawed [human-caused] 'global warming' theory [I repeat theory ... not fact]. There are even more interesting pieces of data to throw into the mix such as the prediction that Germany will have a muslim majority by 2040. To be sure; we cannot date set ... but we can and must read the 'signs of the times' so that we know at the very least the seasons.
If some in the world system are starting to see the writing on the wall; you can be sure that the NWO-Illuminati are planning for it or are indeed planning it. Why don't you check out the recently opened 'seed bank' up in Spitzbergen for yourselves? Specifically its purpose and who has funded it. What really got my attention with this piece is that the antithesis to it is the well-known goal of the new agers and the elite that their new world order should contain a half a billion souls and not the current 6.2 billion souls or even the predicted 8.3 billion souls [in 2030] in the article.

There is a cull a-comin' folks - and it'll include Jews and Christians alike and maybe some if not all of the 'non-atheistic' religions to boot.
Watch the UN plan for a one world faith [OWF]. Maybe one interpretation of the 'religious' Babylon in the Book of Revelation could be this: First the OWF may try to encompass all and persecute the non-conformists [such as 'fundamentalist christians]; then it will be ditched itself by the antichrist when its usefulness has been exhausted. Whatever the vehicle turns out to be and whenever the scriptures are totally fulfilled; we need watchmen to be watching and warning. Especially while the false shepherds think they are watching the main event when, in fact, it is a side show and the real deal is going on at the periphery of their vision.
God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 24-March-2009

Saturday, 21 March 2009

Many Thanx [2]

#233: Hello again folks! I've enjoyed an exponential increase in visits recently on HERESY WATCH [and ELO BEATLES FOREVER]. So when I receive the same joke from two separate sources; being the sort of chap who enjoys these kind of things; I thought it only fair to 'pass it on' and hope that your ribs are tickled too! There is more than a hint of truth and irony here ...
Iranian president Mahmud Ahmadinejad calls President Obama and tells him: "Barack, I had a wonderful dream last night. I could see America, the whole beautiful country, and on each house I saw a banner."
"What did it say on the banners?" Obama asks. Mahmud replies, "UNITED STATES OF IRAN."
Obama says, "You know, Mahmud, I am really happy you called, because believe it or not, last night I had a similar dream. I could see all of Tehran, and it was more beautiful than ever, and on each house flew an enormous banner."
"What did it say on the banners?" Mahmud asks.
Obama replies, "I don't know. I can't read Hebrew."

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 21-March-2009

Thursday, 19 March 2009

Anglican Anathema - Catholic Corruption

#232: Hello again folks! Never more than today was it made clear to me the folly of man-made religion under the umbrella of the name of Christianity.

While I was getting ready for work this morning; I heard on BBC Midlands Today that a man who was sexually abused by a roman catholic priest has been refused compensation by the RCC because it felt no "duty of care" towards this particular gentleman because he wasn't a member of the RCC.

Then; whilst at work today; a work colleague of mine mentioned a case up in the north-west of England where CoE churches in a particular town and diocese are being actively encouraged to discourage their flock [and the local vicinity] from voting for or having anything to do with the BNP in forthcoming elections. This is on the back of the General Synod banning clergy from being members of the BNP.

You know that I don't happen to believe in coincidence ... hence this blog today. Nowhere in scripture are we commanded to tinker with politics per se. The True Church should be separate and distinct from the world. That is what the greek word 'ekklesia' - often translated as 'church' or 'congregation' or 'assembly' means - "the called out ones". Religio-socio-pseudo christianity as displayed in the RCC and CoE in these two [2] stories is nowhere near the model of the early church as related to us in the New Testament. Plain and simply - it's false.

In fact; I'll go further. Jesus hates 'nicolaitians'. Just read Revelation chapters two [2] and three [3]. The word 'nicolaitians' means literally 'those with power over the people'. To further illustrate this; can you see how we get the word 'laity' [clergy] from the word 'nicolaitians'. The thing that Jesus hates is this very thing. Especially when it masquerades as a religion that bears His Name.

His Kingdom is NOT of this world; friendship [or 'partnership' as it is termed these days] with the world is at enmity with the Father! The True Church should keep out of the political sphere if only to allow it to prayerfully intercede for and influence it. Would the CoE please take note!

The True Church should also not embrace 'doctrines of demons' like insisting on celibate priesthood. First of all; only certain men are called to be celibate [see Matthew chapter 19] and secondly we don't need clergy or any priesthood anyway. We need real and true Pastors; shepherds. Jesus is our Great High Priest. There is only One Mediator between God and mankind ... the Lord Jesus Christ. We approach the throne of Grace personally. Jesus did away with the need for middle man [priest; vicar etc.]! This demonic doctrine is the root cause of the sex scandals we all read about in the RCC. WRONG DOCTRINE leads to WRONG CONDUCT.

Would the vatican and RCC also please take note!

What I am trying to say is that these occurrences again demonstrate the vanity of national or even ethnic religion in Christ's name but apart from the revealed Word of the Lord and the True discipleship of the Lord of the Word.

If only 'christians' would stick to their job - carrying out the Great Commission. Not being busy making converts but diligently making True disciples. This is why so many believers are in small home fellowships or are independent movements.

Remember: watchmen must warn and evangelists must compel!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 19-March-2009

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Sarkozy Semantics?

#231: Hello again folks! This article got my attention today regarding the 'struggle' of one Nicolas Sarkozy; one of Christendom's prime candidates for antichrist and currently President de la republique de la France: news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7948133.stm
Apparently; President Charles de Gaulle pulled France out of NATO's military command in 1966 and Monsieur Sarkozy has just won a crucial vote to return France to the forefront of NATO decision making after 43 years. The EU; being a Franco-German driven project; has driven this need for France to also have an equal footing in NATO military leadership. The main argument against this reversal was that it would increase the influence of the USA on French foreign policy. The return to the military command should become official at NATO's 60th anniversary summit; hosted jointly [unsurprisingly] by France and Germany in Strasbourg next month.
As I mentioned in my articles OUT OF SIGHT: OUT OF MIND? and PERIPHERAL VISION; all these events are going on silently and stealthily whilst most peoples attention is drawn to the big news 'stories' as sold by the NWO/CFR controlled mass media. My opinion is that this is another building block in the rise of the EU 'Beast' as foretold in the 'book of unveiling' - a.k.a. the Book of Revelation. But note that it is happening at the same time as other significant prophetic events so as to mask its true impact.

This is how deception is brought in. By degrees. Until it is too late to do anything about it.

Please keep being Bereans. Remember: watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel.

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 18-March-2009


#230: Hello again folks! These words were spoken by the Lord God in the Garden of Eden just after the fall of Adam and Eve [and by extension mankind]:

"To Adam he said, "Because you listened to your wife and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, 'You must not eat of it,' "Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life. It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return." [Genesis 3:17-19]

And ever since we have had struggle. I've met with; prayed with; argued with; sympathized with and shared with many folks over the years who have had struggles. Drink; drugs; debt; money; mental; physical; spiritual; grief; angst; guilt - the list goes on. People who've wanted to be someone else or not themselves; people who have had struggles with one or any combination of the above and then some. Some of the believers that I have encountered have felt sometimes unable to approach God; feeling undeserving; embarrassed; unworthy approach the throne of Grace. Those who've not been believers have had a harder struggle in many ways. And I am in no way a stranger myself to struggle.

Whilst I was driving home tonight I got to thinking about struggle in general. Some folks manage to overcome their struggle [or are given the grace and strength to overcome; or they are entirely delivered and healed]. Some folks go through struggle and out through the other side. And some folks hang in there; despite their struggle. Either way we go through &/or come out of it. It's important to remember this when we do our daily walk.

Jesus struggled too - yet without sin - for the glory of the Father; for His Name's sake and for our Salvation. Hebrews 4:15 says this: "For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feelings of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin."

What am I trying to say here? Only that God has the answer[s] and He knows us better than we know ourselves. Only He knows the root causes of our struggle. Our individual weaknesses; faults and failures, all inherent since the fall, are before Him. He does not condone sin - indeed He hates it - but He does know the bigger picture. Yet He is still "... longsuffering to us-ward ..." We all need to remember that. That is why only He can judge the thoughts and intents of the heart. We; using the Word and the leading of the Spirit; can judge the outward actions biblically - to the goal of recovering our fellows from error and the fiery trial. What came to me today was this: maybe it all comes down to how much more we love God than anything else that life throws at us.

In any case; we are all strugglers in need of a Helping Hand. And trusting in ones own strength rather than on the provision of the Lord is a fools errand!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 18-March-2009

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Out of Sight - Out of Mind?

#229: Hello again folks! You don't hear from me for five [5] days and then ... two [2] posts in a day! I'm like the proverbial bus! This year is really a struggle on many levels. So much is going on in the world and all at the same time. Many are concentrating on the 'bigger picture' but they run the risk of, as I've mentioned before, missing what is happening in the peripheral vision. I always try to encourage my readers to check things out for themselves and to look beneath the headlines ... for this is how deception comes in. Two interesting articles have caught my attention in the last couple of weeks. Not on the subject of the 'credit crunch' or [man-made] 'global warming' or even Wolves' faltering promotion bid!

The first piece was posted on the BBC News web-site on 2nd March on the subject of islamic banking practice: news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7918129.stm

The second piece was also posted on the Beeb; on 3rd March; on the subject of the vatican hosting a Darwin conference: news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7920205.stm

In the days when Living Waters Christian Fellowship was running [excuse the pun] at Sinclair Towers; I preached not a few times on the similarities between roman catholicism and islam; their anti-True Christian dogmas; their mutual affection for the virgin mary and their twin 'fruits' - the martyrdom of true believers - all is in the historical record [for now - until 'history' is sufficiently re-written].

If you look at the Book of Revelation; you can see what is prophesied to happen to many true believers in the days ahead. My personal opinion [at the time of writing] is that these two [2] 'religions' will be the driving seat of the forthcoming 'one world church'; ably assisted by the new agers and they themselves played like chess pieces by the satanically inspired NWO.

That islam is promoting its financial precepts versus that of the 'Big Satan' and the West in general is very interesting. I'm expecting a kind of re-packaging by the mass media and the state propaganda machines of islam to mask over the 'negative' aspects of islam such as jihad and sharia law as a precursor to the one world faith as espoused by the UN.

Similarly; to enable the 'church' to appeal to be unchurched; I'm also expecting a kind of make-over for the vatican too on the back of their [it has to be said] noble opposition to the abortion issue. In embracing evolution they demonstrate their complete opposition to the whole written counsel of God - the Bible. But it would make them awfully acceptable to a lot of folk brainwashed in the last few generations with evolutionary theory - which ultimately denies the One True God and, at the same time, creates a new god in the image of man.

As we see these two [2] cultic movements re-invent themselves [or as the world is sold that notion]; the two [2] articles mentioned above; that appear to be unrelated; display hidden attempts to make 'religion' more acceptable to the masses and the masses more open to the manipulation of false religion. Only True Christians and maybe a few nationalists or free thinkers will not capitulate. And only True Christians will resist to the point of death and martyrdom in the days to come. It comes down to two verses in the New Testament:

"No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon." [Matthew 6:24]
"Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world [system] is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God." [James 4:4]

We can apply this both to false religion and the personal choices one makes. So is it truly a question of: out of sight; out of mind?

Check these things out for yourselves and be good Bereans. Watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 17-March-2009

Calling all Jewish Sinclairs!

#228: Hello again folks! Trying to publish my blog on a daily/regular basis is proving hard! There are just so many distractions yet I have so much that I want to share with you! Not so long ago; my good friend Jerry Golden sent me a 2CD set entitled "Israel - Home of Hope". It's a kind of documentary narrated by Chief Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks; interspersed with musical pieces celebrating the land and nation of Israel. I thoroughly enjoy listening to it as I drive to and from my place of work. Being one always with an investigative mind; I got to read the CD liner notes. I discovered that some of the tracks were produced by one Trevor Horn; superlative record producer of the likes of one of my favorite bands - ABC.

Now, regular readers will know that I am ever so pleased to have Jewish relations in my extended family. And that I am proud of. Then I read this dedication by Trevor Horn on the inside cover of the CD booklet:

"I would like to dedicate the three songs that have produced for this album to my wife Jill Sinclair. She has always been a very vocal supporter of Israel and took me there twenty five years ago for the first time. She is entirely responsible for my involvement. No man has had a better wife and I pray for her recovery."

Besides being blessed by this album; I now am further blessed by the distinct possibility that there are some Jewish members of the Sinclair clan out there. This should be no surprise to me; for God is a God of surprises indeed. After all; we all go back to those eight [8] souls on the Ark and to Adam & Eve thereafter. But I just wonder.

Could any of you guys let me know if you know any Jewish Sinclairs? I'd be eternally grateful if you could or would let me know by way of leaving a comment attached to this posting. Many thanx in advance of your kind assistance.

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 17-March-2009

Thursday, 12 March 2009

The True Colours of Islam [2]

#227: Hello again folks! Within the space of a couple of days, we have all been reminded of the true face of islam today in the UK. Firstly was that tirade against Jade Goody and now it is the vehement display of hatred against British soldiers returning home from duty in Iraq. It seems that these islamic wolves are shedding their sheeps clothing. This is the report that was published on the BBC News web-site on Tuesday:

The BBC article stated that the anti-war protesters held placards saying "Anglian Soldiers Go To Hell" and "Butchers of Basra". They also shouted slogans such as "Terrorists" and "Not in the name of allah". These same protesters then had to be protected by police.

Please note that, as far as I can determine, ALL these protesters were muslims. They do indeed have the freedom to protest under the constitution of the United Kingdom. And they were protected by British police officers. Not one of them was arrested when technically; if they are UK citizens; they could be called traitors. They could not protest like this in Iran or Saudi Arabia or Syria against the governments there. Even though they are islamic countries.

The islamic ummah honestly think and believe, after years of their gradual increase in numbers as a proportion of the British population and after the constant capitulation by degrees of the political and religious establishment here in the UK, that they have won the battle ['jihad'] and this nation for allah. They have no loyalty to any nation state other than to the moon god allah and the islamic caliphate that they are actively working toward.

The One Triune God loves muslims too. He wants them to repent and turn to Him as much as any other people. That involves turning from allah to YHWH; from the false to the True ... Yeshua. And whilst all this is happening; Britain is entering an unprecedented period of Divine Judgement as a result of her rejection of God and its Judeo-Christian precepts. So please continue to pray for the True Salvation of muslims; Jade Goody and this once Great Britain. And then, maybe some good will come out of these horrible events, echoing these words of Wisdom:
"But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive." [Genesis 50:20]

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 12-March-2009

Follow Me? [1]

#226: Hello again folks! I'm thrilled by every visit; thankful for every comment and blessed by your valued feedback. To those of you who are regular visitors to this 'ol blog; please consider 'following' Heresy Watch so that you can keep tabs on my latest postings et al. Follow me? 
God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 12-March-2009

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

The True Colours of Islam

#225: Hello again folks! My wife called me at work today to read me [very briefly] an article printed in todays edition of The Sun newspaper. Apparently, adherents of the self-proclaimed 'religion of peace' [as they would have you believe] and disciples of that most humble and moderate of islamic figureheads Omar Bakri decided to attack not only Jade Goody but Christianity itself. This is, of course, of no surprise to me and most of your good selves ... but it was shocking enough for the secular mass media here in the UK.

But remember; the muslims who posted these remarks are only being faithful to islamic teaching; the koran; the hadith and their religion. They not only insulted terminally ill Jade Goody showing the true absence of compassion in islam but also the basic tenets of the Christian faith ... yet we hear no condemnation of islam ... only criticism of 'islamic fundamentalists'. Whilst it is true that getting christened or baptized does not make you a True Christian; it should also be noted that only God knows the true state of Jade Goody's heart, soul and mind. We should pray for her salvation all the more folks. Let us now look at the statements quoted in "The Sun" by these true muslims:
  • "The Christian faith to which she [Jade] now turns to does not provide the answers. " FALSE ... "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." [John 14:6] No need to clarify that!
  • “Jesus to who Christians plead for salvation will be of no avail. We call upon Jade Goody, other Christians and mankind to return back to Allah." FALSE ... "For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob [Jews] are not consumed." [Malachi 3:6] The God of the Bible does not change. He is still keeping His covenant with the Jews [despite their current unbelief in Messiah Yeshua] and by extension True Christians, who are "grafted in" to the True Olive Tree. God has not changed His mind and does not now curse and condemn Jewry [and Christians], as the koran claims. It is therefore logical to come to the conclusion that YAHWEH of the Bible is not, never has been and never will be one and the same as allah. If allah is not God ... then you work it out! Christians cannot "return to allah" without turning away from the One Triune God and forfeiting their God-given salvation.
  • “If you do not then death awaits and hell will be the final abode and destiny for those who disbelieve in Allah.” FALSE ... "And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire." [Revelation 20:11-15] ... those who disbelieve in allah are already on the road to hell; as is anyone else who does not trust in the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ; is not engaged in a personal, 1-2-1 relationship with Him and whose names, therefore, are not in the Lambs Book of Life.
  • “O Jade Goody — Now is the Time to Repent and Return to Your Lord Allah and Save Yourself!”. FALSE ... "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." [Matthew 11:28] ... neither allah [who is not God]; yourself and/or your own works can save you or anyone else from perdition. So stop struggling and accept the free gift of True Salvation as purchased on your behalf by the Lord Jesus Christ; a credit that He wants to put on your account - eternally!
God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 10-March-2009

The Heavens Declare ...

#224: Hello again folks! Whilst driving home tonight I saw low on the horizon, in a clear night sky, the moon at a size that I must admit I've probably never seen before. It was absolutely beautiful and amazing at the same time.

And earlier today; I came across a series of photographs taken by NASA via the Hubble Space Telescope that were posted on the BBC News website.

They are truly phenomenal. Don't you just want to get on your kness and praise Him ... not just for what He has done for you ... but for Who He Is! Here is the link for you to peruse at your leisure:

When you look at these photographs; you can only think of scriptures such as Psalm 19. How foolish to believe that there is no God and all this made itself ... from nothing. "The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God" [Psalm 14:1] ... and here is Psalm 19 in its entirety:

"The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handywork. Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night shows knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun, Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoices as a strong man to run a race. His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof. The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes. The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward. Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults. Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression. Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer."

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 10-March-2009

Monday, 9 March 2009

Funeral Thoughts [2]

#223: Hello again folks! I've been having a little hiatus this last week. Recharging my batteries - so to speak. Today was [sadly] the funeral of Mr. Kelly [Michael] Groucutt and my thoughts continue to go out to his wife Anna and brother John [amongst others].

For me, funerals tend to focus the mind on the brevity of life on one hand; and the celebration of life on the other. Life can take away a lot of things but it can't take away your memories! I've just been visiting with my good friend Christian Evans looking at a sizeable collection of photographs from the days that we used to see Kelly a lot and also our back stage visit with ELO II back in 1993. Now, that was a true lifetime ambition fulfilled [as was my trip to Israel last year].
So today I've been thinking about the blessings I've been granted in my life and the gift of association with those souls who have crossed my path. When I think of the tapestry of encounters in my own lifetime; I only praise and thank God for His grace [unmerited favour]. Not only in my 'temporal' experiences but also, of course, in the spiritual aspects of life.
You know, I have so much to write; say; express and communicate to you and my intention is always to be a blessing to you and to prompt you to check things out for yourselves whilst encouraging you to be Bereans. I'll speak to you again tomorrow. In the meantime; watchmen must warn and evangelists must compel! Time is short. Thank you for crossing my path folks!
God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 09-March-2009