VIDEO Anti God Rebellion – Cops clear themselves after posting signs accusing Christian ‘bigots’

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The cops in Scotland who were found to be posting anti-Christian “bigot” hate-crime posters around their communities have investigated themselves based on a complaint filed by the Barnabas Fund Christian ministry, and they have found themselves to be innocent.

“A senior officer at Police Scotland has belatedly responded to a formal complaint made by Barnabas Fund about a ‘hate crime’ poster campaign run by Police Scotland and the Scottish government,” the ministry has reported.

His conclusion? The posters that target Christians are not “based on malice or ill will towards any social group.”

It was about two months ago that the ministry complained to the government about the posters that described Christians and other religious believers as “bigots” and condemned them.

One pastor called the campaign’s own anti-“hate” line to report the posters.

The posters by the government-run One Scotland campaign are addressed “Dear Bigots.”

One message states: “Division seems to be what you believe in. We don’t want your religious hate on our buses, on our streets and in our communities. We don’t want you spreading your intolerance. Or making people’s lives a misery because of their religious dress. You may not have faith in respect and love, but we do. That’s why if we see or hear your hate, we’re reporting you. End of sermon.”

Another states: “You can’t spread your religious hate here. End of sermon.”

The cops’ posters were displayed in all Scottish cities. The government-sponsored campaign carried the logo of Police Scotland.

Barnabas Fund warned how the “Dear Bigots” poster risked stirring up anti-religious prejudice and had upset many Christians.

“The letter replying to Barnabas Fund’s complaint arrived after 61 days instead of the normal 56 day maximum time period for responding. It included Police Scotland’s definition of hate crimes or incidents as being considered as such when ‘perceived by the victim’ to be motivated by ‘malice and ill-will’ towards a particular ‘social group.’ But the responding officer, who investigated his own department’s actions and motivation in commissioning the posters, said in his letter that the posters were not intended to be prejudicial to any group, adding that no further action would be taken,” Barnabas Fund reported.

The ministry said it was disappointed in the actions.

“The response also failed to address the substance of our complaint, including the potential breach of international human rights by state advocacy of hostility against a religious group,” the organization said.

“Barnabas Fund discussed concerns with Christians Together and Scottish MPs at a meeting at the Scottish Parliament last week and we are reviewing the possibility of taking our complaint further.

The Daily Mail of London reported Rev. David Robertson of St. Peter’s Free Church in Dundee said: “It is an absolute contradiction – a poster that is supposed to be against hatred that then encourages hatred. I showed my congregation the poster and they couldn’t believe it. It’s basically a poster that says if you are religious then you are a bigot.”

The campaign classifies people as bigots, racists, homophobes and transphobes, and threatens them with prosecutions and convictions.

Barnabas’ CEO Hendrik Storm issued a statement saying he was “shocked” by the message on the posters.

The organization has supported Christians who face prejudice and discrimination globally since 1993 but has never before deemed it necessary to make a formal complaint in the United Kingdom.

“This form of state-sponsored prejudice is something that Barnabas is more used to encountering in countries where Christians are marginalized and persecuted minorities,” the group said.

https://www.wnd.com/2018/12/cops-clear-themselves-after-posting-signs-accusing-christian-bigots/


America’s Anti God Rebellion


My mom’s salvation testimony

 

 

On New Year’s Eve my mom is giving her testimony of how she became a Christian. In this post I share it with you. It reminded me of some concerns I shared in a past post entitled: Is Salvation a Matter of Urgency?

In her own words…my mom’s salvation story:

I was saved in 1953 when I was 19 years old. I grew up attending a Southern Baptist church in south Georgia, where you were expected to join the church by the time you were 13 years old. During a revival, the summer I was 13, I found myself on the “hot seat” when, during the invitation hymn, Miss Bobbie, a matriarch of the church, came over to me, put her arm around me and said “don’t you want to join?” So, I walked the aisle and joined the church.

The pastor asked me, and others who had also walked the aisle, one at a time, the same question: “Do you believe in Jesus Christ?” After mustering up the courage to walk down front, I wasn’t about to say no. The pastor did not counsel any of us individually but apparently just accepted our answers as justification for making us officially members of the church. I was later baptized and welcomed into the church.

But my life didn’t change in any way – EXCEPT that I thought I was okay now that I was a church member. But I do remember going out behind the barn and praying, asking the Lord to help me to be good now that I was a church member.

Three years later, when I was 16, I attended a conference at Ridgecrest Baptist Assembly in the mountains of North Carolina, where I heard Billy Graham preach on hell. Well, it scared me, so AGAIN I walked the aisle, this time out of fear. They put me with a counselor who sat me down and said to me, “all you have to do is believe; can’t you just simply believe?” Well, I sat there waiting…for some great feeling to come sweeping over me, like some kind of magic, but it never came and it was embarrassing to just keep sitting there – so finally I said yes – JUST to get it over with.

And here again, my life did not change. I said yes, just to get off the hot seat.

So that’s twice I had walked the aisle – to no avail. Nothing happened. BUT THEN two years later, a group of Methodist college students from Asbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky came into town and held a youth crusade. And I went.

I have no idea what they preached on and I can’t recall one thing they said. But what I do recall is that after hearing them preach, for the very first time in my life I became aware that all was not well with my soul. I sensed a huge gap between me and God and it disturbed me greatly. And when the invitation was given, I wanted to walk the aisle but I was afraid to: I had done it twice before to no avail.

Later, I recall praying “WHAT’S WRONG LORD: IT CAN’T BE THAT I’M NOT SAVED BECAUSE I AM A CHURCH MEMBER!” – My church membership was a stumbling block to me.

But I began to seek the Lord earnestly and couldn’t help but notice that there were certain people in the youth group at the Baptist church who had somethingI did not have and I couldn’t figure out what it was. I listened intently to the preaching every Sunday but the messages did nothing to enlighten me. So I tried a different Baptist church, with the same result. So, for the first time in my life, I quit attending church, thinking: what’s the use?

But I continued to seek the Lord in earnest, and He used His Word, as I read it in the privacy of my bedroom, to reveal to me that it was my sin that was separating me from Him and that His Son had died in my place to bridge the gap between me and a Holy God. And once I understood that, I simply believed it in my heart and the burden was lifted. I felt like a new person and indeed I was as I had been BORN AGAIN as a child of God with a new nature.

In fact, as I walked to work the next morning, the grass appeared greener and the sky appeared bluer than I had ever seen it, and upon arriving at work I told one of my co- workers that I felt like a baby learning to walk all over again – not totally understanding the full truth of what I was saying at the time – but it was indeed true because I was a babe in Christ having experienced the new birth the night before.

In John 3:7 Jesus said to Nicodemus “ye must be born again” and that is exactly what happened to me when I took God up on His promise when He said in John 5:24 “…whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned but has crossed over from death to life.”

Soon after that, I went back to First Baptist church because I now felt a kinship with those young people in whom I had seen something I didn’t have at the time. I also became active in Youth For Christ, where I heard Lester Wilson preach, and whose preaching so impressed me that I began attending Albany Gospel Chapel where he preached for a number of years. And it was there that I met my husband, courtesy of Uncle Sam. And, as they say, the rest is history.

But, I will always be thankful for those Methodist young people because it was through their preaching that I first became aware that I was a sinner in need of a Savior. When I get to heaven I want to meet my Savior first of all and thank Him for dying in my place. And then eventually I want to look up those Methodist college students and thank them for coming to Albany, Georgia to preach the gospel.

by Laura

https://lightenough.wordpress.com/2018/12/26/my-moms-salvation-testimony/

Our Heavenly Appointment

2 Corinthians 5:1-10

Each tick of the clock brings us a second closer to our heavenly appointment with the Lord Jesus. As believers in Christ, we will one day stand before Him, answerable for how we lived our life. At that time we will be held accountable for our actions and recompensed for the choices we made while on earth, whether good or bad (2 Corinthians 5:10).

This is not a judgment of condemnation. At salvation, when we acknowledged Christ as our Savior, all blame was removed from us (Rom. 8:1). In taking our place on the cross, Jesus experienced the wrath of God against our iniquity (1 Peter 2:24). As a result, the penalty for our sin has been fully paid.

When we stand before our Lord, He’ll look to see which of our choices were in keeping with His will. Every act of obedient service, whether large or small, will be remembered and rewarded. At the same time, I believe there will be tears when our selfishness and unrighteousness are considered.

Colossians 3 gives us a picture of who we should be and how God wants us to live: Our minds are to be focused on things above, not earthly matters (Col. 3:2). And we’re to get rid of anger, malice, and slander, clothing ourselves instead with compassion, kindness, and patience (Col. 3:8; Col. 3:12).

Since the Lord holds us accountable for our actions, it is urgent that we replace ungodly patterns with righteous ways. Both inward attitudes and outward behavior matter to Him. When facing decisions each day, seek scriptural guidance and godly counsel. Then reflect on which choices would please God.

Yes, Lift Up Your Eyes

“Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth.” (Isaiah 40:26) 

Our text makes three majestic statements about the cosmos, each reflecting true scientific insight as well as the work of each person of the divine Trinity. The omnipresent Father has “brought out” an infinite “host” of organized systems in the cosmos—galaxies, stars, planets, animals, and people. All are capable of description mathematically, “by number,” and thus all bear witness to their great Designer. Chance processes never generate organization or complexity, so that special creation by God is the only legitimate explanation for the “numbered” host of heaven.

The Son is the omniscient Word of information, description, and meaning. Every system in the cosmos is not only numbered, but named! That is, in the mind of its Creator, it has a function and has been coded to fulfill its purpose. The Second Law states that systems never code themselves, but rather always tend to distort the information originally programmed into them. Only an omniscient Creator could thus implement the divine purpose for every created entity.

Finally, the Holy Spirit is the omnipotent Energizer who activates and empowers every system. The Second Law says that energy becomes less available as time goes on, so that only the Creator could provide the energy to activate the designed, programmed cosmos in the beginning.

When we finally look up and really “behold who hath created these things,” we must see God the Creator—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. HMM

Alleluia, for the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth

Revelation 19

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The utter overthrow of Popery will fill even heaven itself with superior gladness and bring new glory to God. Let us daily pray for it.

Revelation 19:5-7

When the false church is put away, the true church is revealed, and her time of glory comes.

Revelation 19:11

After the revealing of the church comes the universal triumph of her king and his hosts.

Revelation 19:12-18

The birds of prey were summoned to devour the slain, for those who fight against Jesus will assuredly perish.

Revelation 19:21

However numerous or powerful the foes of Jesus, they must fall. Therefore let us be of good courage, and press forward in his name.

 

To thy great name, Almighty Lord,

We sacred honours pay,

And loud hosannahs shall proclaim,

The triumphs of the day.

 

Salvation and immortal praise

To our victorious King!

Let heav’n and earth, and rocks and seas,

With glad hosannahs ring.

 

Much Better Than Gold

That ye might know the things that are freely given to us of God. (1 Corinthians 3:12)

Every Christian believer should be aware that our God has given us definite promises of an amazing inheritance to be realized in the eternal!

The blessings and riches of our divine inheritance are not riches that will come to us for anything that is worthy or superior in ourselves; but will come because of our relationship in faith to the One who is the fount of every blessing.

We must remember that an inheritance has not actually been earned. Such bequests come from One who owns everything and gives to another whom He delights to honor and who can establish his rightful claim.

Inheritance is a right resulting from a relationship. In this case, the right belongs to the children of God by virtue of the fact that their identification as children of God by faith in the eternal Son of God has been established and is in the heavenly records! The apostle said of us: “Men and women cannot imagine or even dream of all the things which God has prepared for those who love Him!”

 

His Kindness And Covenant

“For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the Lord that hath mercy on thee.” Isa. 54:10

One of the most delightful qualities of divine love is its abiding character. The pillars of the earth may be moved out of their places, but the kindness and the covenant of our merciful Jehovah never depart from His people. How happy my soul feels in a firm belief of this inspired declaration! The year is almost over, and the years of my life are growing few, but time does not change my Lord. New lamps are taking the place of the old, perpetual change is on all things; but our Lord is the same. Force overturns the hills, but no conceivable power can affect the eternal God. Nothing in the past, the present, or the future can cause Jehovah to be unkind to me.

My soul, rest in the eternal kindness of the Lord, who treats thee as one near of kin. Remember also the everlasting covenant. God is ever mindful of it -see that thou art mindful of it too. In Christ Jesus the glorious God has pledged Himself to thee to be thy God, and to hold thee as one of His people. Kindness and covenant — dwell on these words as sure and lasting things which eternity itself shall not take from thee.