Hi Alan; Alway welcome hearing for you, but not always happy to have to agree with you! I am sure that you see the whole thing progressing at an ever increasing rate,especially now, with the cameras staring into your house.It is a continuous angryfying (not a bad new word) situation, is it not?
But, we Christians "should" be living and loving above whatever happens, as His Word calls us to "Be thankful for ALL things". Not easy, but true, if we believe that God, the father, is controlling all things and for his purposes, and for our blessing. I personally find this to be very difficult to accept, in my fleshly attitudes.
I do believe that it is OK for us to cringe and resent seemingly evil and stupid things, and oppose them, and yet over all, be willing to take it, as from the Lord and in His will. We cannot always know His mind and will. We can only worship and trust Him as we do our best to preserve what seems to us worth preserving, as we pray:"Thy will be done".
As we see our own countries doing very wrong things, is it still right for us to continue praying for their success? I am finding it increasingly difficult to do. How about you?
I'll stop for now, dear unseen Friend. Let's pray that we can meet sometime before Eternity sets in!
Blessing to you and yours,
Hello again Warren!
I think judgement is here, upon both our countries. I have never seen a society fall apart as fast as that in Britain today. We have just about reached the fifty per cent mark for births to unmarried mothers. That means half the new young generation growing up with who knows how many "fathers."
The left wing government of Blair, now Brown, has done a fine job of finishing off society. And as it falls apart, ever stricter laws have to be passed to control the behaviour which results.
Once you kick out Christianity, say there is no right or wrong, that to say anything is wrong is "judgemental," you are though. The good news is that the end is very close. Even without prophecy I think many of us can work that out.
The world is hurtling towards a major catastrophne, but then, we were told that these would be the signs of the times just before His return.
I too speak out and oppose much that is going on.However, at best it will be delayed. I think a few will be "saved off the rocks." But when the financial crash gets here - and it is close - God will get the blame, rather than people accepting their own responsibility for the mess they find themselves in.
I hate to stand up in America and Britain and expose Bush and our own leaders, as it disillusions everyone, especially children.But the truth must be told.We should be able to respect our leaders and failing that, we must grit our teeth and pray for them. It comes hard to me but the Bible tells us to do it.
Change is always possible. I believe, having read much of the happenings at the time, that Britain was saved in her darkest hour, at the height of the Blitz, by a nation falling to its knees in prayer, led by the king. Today it would have to be a multifaith service, praying to goodness knows what.
Leaders of stature can turn things round. I think Ron Paul is such a man.
I think we should pray for Godly wisdom for our nations and we can certainly pray for the protection of our troops, who are fine young men.
The Royal Anglian Regiment just returned from Helmund Province in Afghanistan and marched through my home town of Guildford. They lost nine men dead and scores injured in their tour of duty, six months, during which they were attacked 350 times and fired over one million bullets.You probably know that of the nations who sent troops out there only the Americans, British, Canadians and Dutch actually do the fighting.
Russia gets ever more uppity and is threatening to target cities across Europe with guided missiles - the cold war all over again. I never believed they were finished. So we live in interesting times!
I tell people when I speak that at times like this we should look up, for our redeption draweth nigh. God is still on the throne and prayer changes things, as dear old Noah says every day on South West Radio Church.
On that positive note I will close!
With best regards from Alan