Last Sunday Pat and I spent the afternoon with a delightful Christian family, originally from Nigeria. We learned that in Nigeria, which is 50 per cent Islamic, Christians are bold and open with their faith, witnessing on buses, for example. In Britain, Christianity is marginalized, because the churches have allowed it to be. But there is hope – and change. An organization called Christian Voice is holding a Day of Purity in Britain on February 14. The aim is to show young people that there is an alternative lifestyle to drink, drugs and easy sex. ALAN FRANKLIN.
DAY OF PURITY - 14th FEBRUARY 2011SEE: http://www.lc.org/dayofpurity/index.cfmon
Working in partnership with Liberty Counsel in America a number of believers are coming together for a Day of Purity here in the UK on February 14th 2011 to combat the increasing wave of immorality sweeping our nation. The UK has the highest number of teenage pregnancies in Europe, an explosion of STDs has led to an epidemic of teenage infertility, our youth are fed sexual messages daily and they have few positive role models in society.
Our education system is encouraging young people to experiment in under age sex and many have tapped into vices of drugs, alcohol and promiscuity before they can even understand, let alone contemplate, a committed marital relationship.The situation is a challenge to the church. We read that young British women are turning to Islam because of its emphasis on chastity and modesty. Why are they not viewing the Christian faith as expressed by the Church as the repository of such Christian virtues?
Many are seeking answers but do not know where to turn for support and direction. Our modern society has encouraged a lifestyle which is contrary to the Word of God with images on MTV, cinema and popular music. Holiness seems prudish and chastity confined to the Victorian era. Such negativity about virtue needs to be countered.
For this purpose, our Lord is raising up those who will pray for our nation's youth - and adults - who want change. The Holy Spirit challenges the Body of Christ to repent for our own lack of witness, for turning a blind eye to sin and for failing to demand that our Government should stop teaching promiscuity to our children in sex education classes, stop giving information that is contrary to natural modesty and virtue and which flies in the face of the Word of God and go back to the Creator for His eternal blueprint!
PLEASE PRAY: that Almighty God will raise up men and women, both of youth and of experience, to launch the Day of Purity here in the UK, and that many organisations and churches will join in this move to challenge our society to see that there is a better way.
PRAY: that those in the sex education and pornography industries (school resources, internet sites, magazines, movies) will be impacted by the Day of Purity and its message.PRAY: That many lives will be touched and transformed and that the enemy's grip of sexual sin over our nation will be broken. That He will bring a hunger for His word and for repentance in many lives.
PRAY: for the necessary organisation for the Day of Purity. That the day will be a beginning not an end. That Christ Jesus will open doors that no man can shut. That preparations will be ordered by the Lord and that much fruit may abound.
PRAY: The enemy has had a field day with our young people. Pray and Believe for a mighty outpouring of divine grace upon the United Kingdom and for Jesus to be Lord.
READ: Zech. 4:6: Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts. ALSO SEE:Isaiah 5:20: Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Psalm 51:10: Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Matt 5:8: Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Mark 9:42: And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea. 1Cor 6:19: What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 1Tim 1:5: Now the end (goal) of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned. Suzanne Fernandes is leading for us on this initiative. Please phone Suzanne on 07506 386772 or phone me on 07931 490050 or simply respond to this E-Alert to give your support. Yours in our gracious Lord's mighty name,
National Director, Christian Voice.
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