Tuesday, 1 December 2009

At midnight last night, the United Kingdom ceased to be a sovereign state

We woke up in a different country today. Alright, it doesn’t look very different. The trees still seem black against the winter sun; the motorways continue to jam inexplicably; commuters carry on avoiding eye contact. But Britain is no longer a sovereign nation. At midnight last night, we ceased to be an independent state, bound by international treaties to other independent states, and became instead a subordinate unit within a European state.

Yes, a European state. Take a quick dekko at the definition set out in Article One of the1933 Montevideo Convention on the Rights and Duties of States: “The state as a person of international law should possess the following qualifications: (a) a permanent population; (b) a defined territory; (c) government; and (d) capacity to enter into relations with the other states.”

Until yesterday, the EU qualified on grounds (a), (b) and (c). Now it has ticked the final box. Under the Lisbon Treaty, which came into force today, it acquires “legal personality”, which gives it the right to sign accords and treat with other states. Nor is this right simply theoretical: the EU now has a foreign minister, a diplomatic corps (the European External Action Service) and 160 overseas embassies.

Until yesterday, the EU could not annex additional policy areas without a new treaty, which needed to be ratified by all its constituent nations. Now, it has the so-called “passerelle” clause, or self-amending mechanism. Parliament, in other words, no longer has the final say on extensions of EU jurisdiction. The EU derives its authority, not from its 27 members, but from its own foundational texts.

Until yesterday, Britain could simply walk out of the EU by abrogating the Treaty of Rome and repealing the 1972 European Communities Act. Henceforth, it will have to go through the secession procedure laid down in Lisbon. In other words – in the minds of Euro-lawyers, at any rate, if not of British constitutionalists – the EU gets to settle the terms on which its members are allowed to leave. Formal sovereignty has been shifted from the national capitals to Brussels.

It is appalling, demeaning, disgraceful that such a thing should have been done without popular consent, and in the absence of the referendum that all three parties had promised. “There’s no point in crying over spilt milk,” you might say. True. But there is every point in mopping it up.


Monday, 30 November 2009

Christmas Day Gate Crashers

December 25th has been set aside to honour the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ. However sadly many want the presents, the food and the drink but they dont want the 'Christ.' They are nothing more than 'Christmas Day Gate Crashers.' They dont know the celebrated host or ever want to. However this indifference isn't just confined to Christmas Day. No, for the rest of the year they enjoy his sunshine, his water and his air that they breathe. The first chapter of Romans sums them up very well; "They know God, they glorify him not as God, neither are they thankful..professing themselves to be wise, they have become fools."

Nov 28th Journal Entry

Arrived in Plymouth to find the Christmas shoppers out in force. Trying to find a car parking space was a nightmare. Mat, Esther and I had a problem working out were to set up. At the Place de Brest stood Santa's grotto, by the sun-dial a fairground, and at our other spot by Tesco's metro, a Salvation army brass band in full swing! We decided to go up to the top of the street by the shopping centre were hundreds of shoppers stream in and out of. We were greatly encouraged when others soon joined us and many conversation where had and many tracts handed out. Richard stood on the bench to preach to the passers by. As I preached two police officers walked passed me, gave me a casual glance and continued on. Not one complaint in Plymouth today which was a refreshing change. By mid-afternoon the rain came down and halted play not just for us but also for Argyles game against Barnsley! In Christ alone we leave the judging of the results.

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Nov 14th Journal Entry

Mission to Exeter. The previous night saw terrible gales and the pressure was on to cancel, however the Lord reminded me we are to obey him and not the Met Office!The wind was gusting in the city centre, so much so, I had to stop when it near blew me off the bench I was standing on. Mat's train was delayed by an hour, but he had a fruitful conversation with a lost soul who was searching, and for that reason turned a negative into a positive. Mat and I preached a strong message of the required repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ to escape the coming judgement. A female heckler shouted out "Who gives a **** about God." Which pretty much summed up the attitude of the passers by. However some good conversations were had and about 100 tracts handed out. The Lord also sent a unknown brother to encourage us. Also a unsaved couple known to my husband bumped into me 'once again' as I was preaching. They just happened to be in Exeter shopping. This will now be the third such meeting! He patted me on the back to encourage me which shows the Lord is doing a work in his heart. Yet another 'God ordained encounter.' A good time in all. In Christ alone we leave the judging of the results.

Wednesday, 4 November 2009


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Christians protest at portrayal of Jesus as transsexual woman

Protesters wave placards opposing Jesus, Queen of Heaven at the Tron Theatre in Glasgow.

More than 300 Christian protesters demonstrated in the centre of Glasgow last night against a publicly funded play that portrays Jesus as a transsexual woman.

The demonstrators, who waved placards and sang hymns and gospel songs, blocked Chisholm Street for about two hours from 6.30pm as they held a candlelit vigil outside the Tron Theatre where Jesus, Queen of Heaven will run until Saturday.

A ecumenical congregation including Catholics and evangelical Christians voiced their disapproval of the show, which presents Christ as a man who wants to become a woman.

One placard said: “Jesus, King of Kings, Not Queen of Heaven”.

Another stated: “God: My Son Is Not A Pervert”.

The production is part of the Glasgay! arts festival, Scotland’s annual celebration of homo­sexual culture, which receives funding from Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Arts Council.

After reading this article a thought came to mind. I wonder how many of these protesting Christians have read 'The Shack'(Which portrays God as a women). If they have then what right to do they have too critisize this production?

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Oct 31st 2009 Journal Entry

I've decided to keep a journal of our outreaches. Here is the first entry. 31st Oct 2009 Outreach to Truro. Mat and Phil did the dead body sketch by the cathedral and I preached on the dangers of Halloween and the responsability of fathers before God to protect their wives and children from spiritual harm. Although opposition was nil (we made petition to the father for favour with shop keepers and police alike) apathy was evident with very little response. Ezekiel 2:7 came to mind: "And you shall speak my words to them, whether they will listen or not, for they are most rebellious." Moved over to the plazza and repeated the dead body sketch. A few curious and listening however apathy reigned there also. A party bus drove past, no doubt collecting revellers for a nights Halloween party. Jesus' words came to mind "As in the days of Noah, they were eating and drinking...and then the end came" Matthew 24:37-39. Mat received a concerned heckler whilst preaching on the inevitabilty of death and Phil Taylor said he really enjoyed the day. Three Bibles taken and four-hundred and fifty tracts given out. Mixed feelings about the day but received a very encouraging word from the Lord on my return. In Christ alone we leave the judging of the results.

Thursday, 15 October 2009


Britain is in danger of going bust, warns EU
By James Chapman
15th October 2009
Out of money? The EU warns that the UK economy is 'high risk'
Britian's economy was consigned to a list of those at 'high risk' yesterday because of the spiralling national debt. The European Commission issued a humiliating warning that the worsening budget deficit poses 'serious concerns' that the country will be unable to meet future spending commitments, such as pensions.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1220508/Britain-danger-going-bust-warns-EU.html#ixzz0U0g0SCBU

Perhaps its time for the UK to pull out of the EU which is for sure the most expensive political club in the world. We are currently paying in £5 billion pounds each year. For what?

Could the legacy of are involvement in the EU mean a broken Britian? Destroyed financially, socially and politically.

Only God can help us now.

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Shocking Facts Regarding Administration of Cervical Jab

Earlier this year, it emerged that 2,118 schoolgirls in the UK have experienced health problems after being given the jab. Side effects range from rashes and fainting, to convulsions, heart palpitations and even paralysis. One girl in Liverpool has spent nearly six months in a wheelchair after becoming paralysed following the jab.

These figures come from the Government's own pharmaceutical watchdog, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, which monitors reports from GPs and hospitals of reactions to drugs and vaccines.

In May, Crispin Blunt, the shadow minister for Home Affairs, also raised concerns about the vaccines in the House of Commons. He cited the case of Rebecca Ramagge, a schoolgirl in his Reigate constituency who had fallen ill shortly after her first injection of Cervarix.

He said: 'Over the full course of the three injections, Rebecca has gone from being a healthy sports-loving teenager and tournament level tennis player to being crippled by chronic fatique syndrome, unable to attend school regularly and in need of help with basic tasks such as walking and eating because of the exhaustion and muscular pain from which she is now suffering.'

Rebecca suffered serious joint pain after her first injection in September 2008. Yet she went on to receive the two follow-up jabs at school as well.

Worryingly, her family doctor was never told about the jabs - and was unable to link her deteriorating condition to the vaccine. It was only after Rebecca was referred to a consultant paediatrician at hospital that her symptoms were identified, according to Mr Crispin, as 'highly consistent with a reaction to the vaccine.'

The consultant was 'astonished' to find that nurses had administered the third jab despite Rebecca complaining of a side effect listed on the Cervarix production information.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1216942/Cervical-cancer-vaccine-programme-chaos-death-schoolgirl-14-hours-jab.html#ixzz0SaBCg2P9

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Girl Dies From Cervical Jab

Yesterday a fourteen year old girl dropped dead at her school within an hour of receiving the cervical cancer jab. What is shocking is the continued pressure being put on parents and pupils by the government to continue with the vaccination programme.

Last night, a fellow pupil gave a dramatic account of how Natalie collapsed.
The 15-year-old girl said: 'We all had the jab today from Year Nine to the sixth form.
'About an hour after having the jab Natalie went really pale and wasn't breathing. I think it was around lunchtime.
'She fainted in the corridor. I saw ambulance men pumping her chest then the teachers told us to go outside.
'A lot of people were crying afterwards and we were all very worried.
'We have to have three of the jabs in all and a lot of us don't want to take the rest, but they're telling us we have to because there will be sideeffects if we don't have them all.'

Let us be clear cervical cancer is still rare and the virus which causes it is sexually transmitted. Therefore the more sexual partners you have the greater the risk.

My heart breaks for those who are literally being used as guinea pigs in an evil game of social engineering.

Be warned to submit to the pressure to have this jab could literally cost you you daughters life!

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1216714/Schoolgirl-14-dies-given-cervical-cancer-jab.html#ixzz0STofnRKS

Friday, 28 August 2009


'Jesus therefore, knowing ALL things that should come upon him...'John 18:4. The Gospel accounts make it clear that we serve an ALL knowing God. Jesus knew (had forknowledge) of every single event in his life. He knew he would die, why he would die and how he would die. He knew why he came and where he was going. If Jesus has all knowledge of himself and believers are IN him, his body, then what an assurance we have! Jesus knows every finite detail about you. He knows your going down and your rising up. He knows your thoughts, your reasoning and most of all your heart. He promises that if you cleave to him and his word he will not only number your steps but also direct them. Not only has he numbered the hairs on your head he has also counted your every heart beat. Having now recieved this knowledge how could you ever fear your future again?

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Peter Tatchell To Lead Gay Pride 2009

Leading gay and human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell will be appearing at Cornwall Pride, the annual lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender festival for Cornwall, which will take place in Truro on Saturday 8 August.

Tatchell has been a vocal campaigner on equality and rights issues for over 30 years. He is best known for attempting to citizen’s-arrest the Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe in 1999 and 2001 over alleged human rights abuses. In May 2009 Tatchell was held by authorities in Moscow following his support for a gay rights march in that city to coincide with the Eurovision song contest.

This is the first appearance by Tatchell at a Cornwall Pride event, but he is no stranger to controversy in the county, having previously called for increased self-rule for Cornwall and its own parliamentary assembly.

Tatchell will be leading the Cornwall Pride parade through Truro, leaving from Lemon Quay at 11am. He said: "I am looking forward to attending Cornwall Pride. I hope that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people from all over Cornwall will join me on 8 August in Truro, and bring your straight friends too because it’s going to be a fabulous party day for all the people of Cornwall.”

Monday, 27 July 2009

Truro's Split Welcome

Had a interesting day in Truro on the 25th July preaching the gospel with John Steele from Sheffield and Matt Rolfe from Plymouth. However the responses from the two areas we preached in was significant. We spent two hours in the Plaza. Handing out tracts and speaking to people. Many Christians came over to be encouraged and to encourage. The CT Prayer Tent was there handing out free Bibles as well and offered us all refreshment. A very pleasent two hours. We then decided to shift to the Cathedral. There were many Macmillian volunteers with buckets collecting money who made it clear they didn't want us anywhere near them. We obliged and moved across the road but they still called the police. The police were fantastic and stood with us as they upheld our right to continue preaching. Apparently they were angry because they were 'on commission' and we were stopping people from giving them money!
A couple of the workers came up to John square on to tell him what they thought of him. John was visibaly shook up with one man who was absolutely raging at him and we were worried his anger might have caused him a heart attack. On leaving a 'Christian' approached me to tell me what we were doing was 'disgusting' and we'll never win anyone like that. The antagonism at the preaching of the gospel is still as evident as it was in Jesus' day. This is the first rule any street worker must reconcile himself with if he is ever to continue in the work he has been called. Another guy approached me as I was talking to the police and asked me were the nearest restaurant was as I seemed to have 'All knowledge.' The police officer obliged him with the information. Another elderly guy who regulary plays a eletric violin, out of tune, in the town for loose coins approached us and asked the police officer if there was anything they could do to get rid of us! The next time your in Truro look out for life size Hindu painted cow which is now standing in the cathedral close!

Thursday, 23 July 2009


The Church of England unveils a two-in-one wedding and baptism liturgy today as it seeks to make peace with families “living in sin”.

The “hatch-and-match” service allows couples to baptise their children after the wedding ceremony. Parents can even get baptised themselves.

The aim is to encourage cohabiting parents to marry as the Church tries to become more relevant to the way people live their lives, but critics said that it appeared to sanction having children out of wedlock. One bishop described the idea as “nutty”. The liturgy, costing £272, is being sent out to dioceses and parish clergy today. The Times Today.

Bloggers Comment: Never, not once are we instructed by God to change his word to fit sin. Quite the opposite is true. We are taught that we must conform to his will, not ours. The Bible teaches that if we repent and put our faith in Jesus, his blood will wash away our sins. Past, present and future. This once again shows that the C of E is about serving man rather than upholding the word of God.

Alex Carlyle wrote:
I think most people commenting on this story are missing the picture. It's not about faith, or love or even religion.It's about getting more cash in!
Think about it, the church charges say £150 per wedding (plus extra for anciliaries) and £100 for christenings. Some people will be put off as they have an "illigitimate" child, some people will be put off because they aren't Christians themselves.
So the Church brings this in. They can now increase revenues through greater numbers of weddings, and also why not throw in a christening! There'll be some synergies there - an even greater cash saving/money making idea!!!!!
Please, we may not believe in your god, but that doesn't make us ignorant...

Yvonne Rautenbach wrote:
'buy one get one free', 'buy one get one half price' or for some maybe even 'buy two and get one free' ! Will the church start giving points on a bonus card?

Tony wilson wrote:
With Church funds so depleted, this rationalisation is a great idea. Why not have a divorce lawyer on hand too so the normal life cycle can be completed in one fell swoop. Adding a funeral service at this stage might be a bit premature, although...?

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Evangelistic Funeral Resources

Suprisingly out of the thousands of hits I get on my web-site every month the most visited page is my funeral resources page. Search requests such as 'How do I prepare a funeral for the unsaved?' 'Words to say at a funeral of an unsaved person?' are regulary googled. Please take the time to have a look as you may find the resources very helpful or be able to point others to them. On the page you will find a funeral outline to preach, funeral tracts and a excellent recording of a sermon preached at someones funeral. For me preaching at a funeral has become difficult because so many have abondened the gospel. In an effort to remove any offence the congregation are 'soothed sayered' and leave the service still ignorant of the way of salvation. Funeral sermons should always be directed at the living.


Friday, 17 July 2009

British Lords Back Free Speech Protection in ‘Hate Crimes’ Law

LONDON, UK - The Government has been defeated in the House of Lords over its attempt to repeal a free speech protection from a sexual orientation ‘hatred’ law.

Peers voted by 186 to 133 to keep the protection in place. The matter will be passed back to the House of Commons where Members of Parliament voted for repeal. The protection makes clear that criticising homosexual conduct or encouraging people to refrain from such conduct is not a crime.

The Government says the protection is not necessary, insisting that the ‘homophobic hatred’ offence would not catch the expression of such beliefs. But several members of the House of Lords were concerned about incidents of Christians being challenged by the police because of their beliefs on sexual ethics.

Pagan PCs to get time off to celebrate Halloween and summer solstice (and have their own support group)

Witches, druids and followers of the Norse gods in police forces throughout the country have persuaded the Home Office to let them set up a support group. The Pagan Police Association will help officers who cast spells and join midnight rituals to fit their beliefs around their police work(Daily Mail 17th July). A spokesman said: 'The Government wants a police service that reflects the diverse communities it serves. It is down to individual forces to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate the religion or beliefs of individual officers.' It turns out some forces are already making provision for the very special needs of those who follow unorthodox religions. Hertfordshire PC Andy Pardy, who says he is a Heathen and worships Norse gods, is granted eight Pagan holidays a year, including Hallowe'en and the Summer Solstice.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-1200220/Wheres-PC-Pagan-Hes-Summer-Solstice-Sarge-.html#ixzz0LVBK3lVg

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-1200220/Wheres-PC-Pagan-Hes-Summer-Solstice-Sarge-.html#ixzz0LVB7HgU3

Friday, 26 June 2009

Jackson Dead

Thousands are voicing disappointment as Michael Jacksons planned 50 night UK Tour 'This is it' is now cancelled. However no-one is blaming Michael. The pop star died of an unexpected heart attack last night at his Los Angeles home. I was thinking about all the others who have gone before him unexpectedly...Elvis Presley, James Dean, Princess Diana, Marilyn Monroe, Buddy Holly. The truth is we never know when death will come. The Bible speaks of 3 deaths. Physical death, Spiritual death, and everlasting death. The first death no-one can escape. Physical death is the judgemnt of God against our sin and cannot be avoided. However God in his mercy has provided a means of escape for the other two. We can be resurrected from our spiritually dead position and made spiritualy alive in Christ when we become born-again. And we can receive the gift of everlasting life. Everlasting life cannot be worked for, it is a gift bestowed on Gods Children. "The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is everlasting life in Christ Jesus" Romans 3:23. Christ Jesus is the only means of escape from spiritual death and Hell.

Jacksons sin was laid out to the whole world when he was arrested twice for sexual assaults on young children. The first case never went to court as the victim and his family were paid off. He was found not-guilty at the second trial against overwhelming evidence of his guilt. I'm sure many will continue to idolise this man after death. Huge merchandise deals will no doubt flood forth. Whatever legacy Jackson might have wanted to leave, God will always have the last word.

Friday, 19 June 2009

Drag Me To Hell

Drag me to Hell is a terrifying horror movie about a women called Christine who receives a curse from a gypsy. A demon comes to torment her and in three days he will drag her to hell to burn in fire for eternity. Elements of the film are set for humor, however the films content is anything but funny. The film is closer to the truth than anyone would like to think. The Bible teaches that Hell is a real place,
created by God. It is a place of punishment originally intended for Satan and his fallen angels (demons), but now the final destination for billions of lost souls. Jesus taught that it was a place of “Everlasting punishment” (Matthew 5:46) “Weeping and gnashing of teeth (Matthew 25:46) and “Fire unquenchable” (Luke 3:17). Christine realising she only has hours left visits a fortune teller, psychologist and a medium, but no one can help her. In the final scene the ground beneath her opens up
and demonic arms pull her down into Hell. She tries to crawl out, but to no avail as her flesh burns away in seconds and she screams desperately for help before the ground closes above her and she is damned to suffer for eternity. This is fact: God promises to punish all thieves, liars, blasphemers, murderers and adulterers in Hell. How many times do you have to use Gods name as a cuss word to be a blasphemer?-just one! How many lies do you have to tell to be a liar?-just one! A murderer?-take just one life! Be honest if God judges you by his Holy standard on Judgement Day you’re in big trouble. "For all have sinned” (Romans 3:23). However there is good news-incredibly good news. We deserve judgement, but God offers us mercy through the cross of Jesus Christ. We broke Gods law, but Jesus paid the fine. “While we were yet sinners Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). On the third day he rose from the grave proving he was sent by God to save us from our sins. Jesus did this to deal with the sin that separates us from God and to set us free from the curse of the law, so we wouldn’t have to go to Hell. Jesus said that if we repent (turn away from ourselves and sin) and put our faith (trust) in him we will be saved from the wrath to come. Do the opposite to what Christine did, cry out through prayer, in faith, to the only one who can save you, the Lord Jesus Christ. Do it today!

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Only marriage can mend broken Britain, says top judge

Daily Mail 17/06/09 'Marriage should be promoted by the Government to end the 'social anarchy' of family breakdown, a senior judge said last night.
Mr Justice Coleridge accused mothers and fathers who fail to commit to each other of engaging in a game of 'pass the partner' that has left millions of children 'scarred for life'.
In a hard-hitting speech in Parliament, he called for a change of attitude that would attach a 'stigma' to those who destroy family life and said a National Commission should be established to devise solutions for the 'epidemic' of broken homes.
He said: 'The reaffirmation of marriage as the gold standard would be a start.'
Currently, one in three marriages ends in divorce. One in ten children lives with cohabiting parents and a quarter live with a single parent.'

My thoughts on this article are this: If you believe as I do that God instituted holy matrimony and sustains those things he has put in place then it is our nations turning away from God that has caused the problem. Divorce and family breakdown are therefore merely a symptom of this turning away. It is a turning back to God that will mend broken Britian not just a governmental rethink on marriage.

Never before have Church leaders been needed to publicly speak out for righteousness (that which is right). But where are they?

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Swine Flu Latest

The World Health Organization has raised its swine flu alert to Phase 6, indicating that a global pandemic is underway. It is the first time in over 40 years that a flu pandemic has been declared.

The move to Phase 6 reflects the geographic spread of the virus and does not suggest any change in its severity. Of the 29,000 cases that have been recorded across 74 countries, the majority have not been severe. However, 145 people have died from the virus.

Mad cows disease, Foot and Mouth disease, bird flu and now swine flu all within ten years. Do you think God's trying to tell us something? "When he opened the fourth seal I looked and behold a pale horse. And power was given to him over a quarter of the earth to kill with the sword and with hunger AND WITH THE BEASTS OF THE EARTH" Revelation 6:8.

What we are seeing I believe is only the rumblings, a quickening, a foretaste of what is coming upon the earth. There is a difference between Gods Judgement and Gods wrath. Gods judgement is his MERCY upon people to show them somethings wrong and they need to repent. Gods wrath is an outpouring of his anger against sin.

Please read afresh Revelation chapter six through to to the end. You will see the wrath of God revealed against all unrighteousness of men. Gods final judgement has been delayed for the lost to take up the offer of a pardon. However Jesus taught one day the door to salvation will be shut and the wrath of God will come.

How often do WE feel outraged at sin. The millions of aborted babies? Child molesters? Imagine how God feels. Gods 'pay back' time is fast approaching. We need to continue to warn the lost they need to come into the ark, which is Jesus Christ. He is the only means by which they must be saved.

Friday, 12 June 2009

Free One Day Abortion Giveaway

Philadelphia, PA (LifeNews.com) -- An abortion business in Pennsylvania is drawing criticism or giving away free abortions on Tuesday in honor of slain late-term abortion practitioner George Tiller. The Philadelphia Women's Center said the free abortions were meant to show appreciation for Tiller, who was allegedly killed by extremist gunman Scott Roeder.

Town Hall columnist Jillian Bandes said a staff member at the abortion center said an unspecified number of free abortions were done yesterday for Tiller's “memory and legacy.”

Operation Rescue president Troy Newman condemned the free abortions and said they only injured women and killed children.

"There seems to be no comprehension of the value of human life with these people. Killing babies for free to honor someone who was murdered can only be described as sick," he told LifeNews.com.

"There is no such thing as a 'free abortion,'" said Newman. "It costs the life of an innocent baby and puts the women at risk for increased problems in their lives. The loss of each innocent life diminishes us all."

Sunday, 7 June 2009

Baptism at Tremor... More Photos

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Esthers Baptism at Tremor Manor

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Esther baptised today June 7th 2009 aged 10. Also baptised with her 5 others. The ladies face speaks a thousand words. "And the Lord adds to the church daily such as should be saved." Acts 2:47

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Using Fear In Evangelism

Recentley we decided to use a replica coffin with the scripture "It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgement" on the streets of Exeter. We were approached by various well meaning but ignorant Christians who accused us of being unloving. The premise being its wrong to stimulate and play on peoples fears. Have you seen a packet of cigarettes lately! I mean it. The have these graffic pictures on the front of them, throat cancers, lung cancers, arterial disease. The idea being that looking at the photo will produce fear in the smoker who will then as a result quit. Fear is regulary used as a tool by the government to induce a change of behaviour in the population. Think about the horrific drink driving ads at Christmas, or the terrifying aids ads of the eighties.

I looked up fear of God in the concordance: It is a reverence for God and his power which leads to obedience. In aother words Gods awesome power has become a reality to you, in so much, that it has induced a change of behaviour in which you now want to follow him in obedience. "Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man" Ecc 12:13.

It is clear even from a casual look in a concordance that God has and continues to use fear to bring about his purposes. "Through fear of the Lord men depart from evil" is beautifuly illustrated by Jesus in the following parable, were he encourages his hearers to stay away from sin. "If your eye offends you, pluck it out: it is better for you to eneter into the Kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire" Mark 9:47. He instructed his Disciples to "Fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul, but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell" Matt 10:28. What greater incentive to stay away from sin could we need?

God sent Jonah to Nineveh with a message of judgement "Yet forty days and Nineveh shall be destoyed." Through fear of the Lord a whole city repented and was saved by Gods amazing grace. Okay it doesn't always go to plan. Paul shared his faith with the noble Felix in Acts 24:25 and reasoned with him about judgement to come. Although Felix 'trembled' he sent Paul away, remaining as much as we can tell unconverted.

Barnes' commentary on Jude 23 summs up the type of people who are won by fear: "And others save by fear, pulling them out of the fire." And others - Another class; those who were of such a character, or in such circumstances, that a more bold, earnest, and determined manner would be better adapted to them.Save with fear - That is, by appeals adapted to produce fear. The idea seems to be that the arguments on which they relied were to be drawn from the dangers of the persons referred to, or from the dread of future wrath. It is undoubtedly true, that while there is a class of persons who can be won to embrace religion by mild and gentle persuasion, there is another class who can be aroused only by the terrors of the law. Every method is to be employed, in its proper place, that we “by all means may save some.” Pulling them out of the fire - As you would snatch persons out of the fire; or as you would seize on a person that was walking into a volcano. Then, a man would not use the mild and gentle language of persuasion, but by word and gesture show that he was deeply in earnest.

Hebrews 2:15 tells us that all are subject to bondage through fear of death. However Jesus defeated the power of the grave and now offers eternal life to all those who come to him. So yes, fear of death, or rather the will to live, is an often overlooked, but valid tool for reaching the lost. If you take the average age of death as seventy and you are twenty you have two thousand-five hundred weekends left. You then loose five hundred weekends every ten years that goes by. If you're sixty you have only five hundred weekends left. Charles Spurgeon said "Men have been helped to live by remembering that they must die." Fear of death should cause the lost to run for the cure, and the saved to offer it. amen.

Monday, 1 June 2009

330 Salvations in 4.5 hours - including Buddhists, Muslims, Spiritualists and atheists!

This is the claim being made by a group of evangelists from The River church Exeter, after their soulwinning outreach this Saturday. My heart would be rejoicing if these are indeed true converts to Christs. However I'm doubtful, firstly because I have read their soul winning script and secondly I bumped into one of the Atheist converts they are claiming. Yes you have guessed it we were also in Exeter that day as part of our preaching intinery. Four of us worked for four hours and didn't see one soul saved. On the surface it would seem we are failing in our methods and maybe need to change the way we do things. Or perhaps its simpler than that. It is my understanding that River Church would class a soul saved because someone has repeated
a prayer, and for me this is the problem. This leads nicely back to the Atheist false convert. I met him in the afternoon after I approached him with a tract about Athiesm (God is good). At first he refused believing it to be a Christian tract. However we got into a conversation about sin, righteousness and judgement to come. He kept repeating to me his unbelief so after a long conversation with him and his friend I offered to pray for him. It was then he told me he had already been prayed for that day by two Christians in the town who had taken him through a script. His name was Luke. Praise God I was given the opportunity to explain to him the Biblical way of salvation. Why heart grieves for any lost precious soul who now believes he is a Christian because he repeated a pre-prepared prayer. False converts are a Biblical fact and because of the reality of hell I shall forever keep this in mind. It may well be a few of the number they are claiming will go on to bear fruit for the Kingdom. However I believe it will be despite their method not because of it! I recommend Paul Washer teaching on the dangers of decisional evangelism, here is the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shxQcczYuAA.

Saturday, 23 May 2009

Came back rejoicing

Had a fantastic day preaching the gospel in Plymouth today. Last Saturday everything was against us and its sooo easy to become discouraged, but praise God who has shed his love abroad in our hearts. As we move around Plymouth there are many buskers, entertainers and the like. All of them have PA's blasting out. But you've guessed it the moment we put on our puny 15 watt PA which is the size of a corn flake packet someone complains. Its usually a shop keeper. I wouldn't be suprised if its the same one! The police approach ask us to turn it down. Of course we oblige wanting to keep the peace but its so unfair!!!!I've preached without a PA and they still complain. The truth is they dont want to hear what your saying however or whatever vehicle you choose to say it through. Praise God we still have freedom of speach and the church still retains many rights concerning open air worship and preaching. I've got quite friendly with a Community police officer who prides herself in being fare unfortunatly it was her day off today. Next time I see her I shall take it up with her. As with any right, sometimes you have to protest loudly when you think that right is being compromised. We are to be people of faith and courage. Of course we know Christians will always be the underdog but as the saying goes, every dog will have his day, he who barks loudest etc. I heard a fantastic joke last night. Some one walked into a club, which looked good on the outside, but when they entered it was anything but good. When he protested to his friend of his judgement of the pleasant exterior of the building his friend said "Thats what the Christians thought about the Coliseum." Sometimes we have to look behind the reactions of others and see there hatred for Christians and there deep seated passion to throw us to the lions!!!God is good and IN HIM we trust. Amen.

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

One world religion in Cornwall to be set in concrete

Leaders of most of the religious faiths in Cornwall met last week to discuss a project to build a inter-faith centre where all of them could meet. The buildings name 'Dor Kemmyn' is Cornish for common ground. Representatives from the Jewish, Hindu, Muslim, Pagan, Buddhist, Bahai religions and Anglican Bishop Tim were all present. Plans are afoot for a stand promoting the project at this years Royal Cornwall Show and a faith walk this September. The interfaith movement recognizes that God is present in every religion. Apparently this is the common ground they meet on. However this statement is seriously flawed. Just a casual look into the beliefs and practices of these world religions will quickly reveal they are certainly not worshipping the same God. Jesus said "I am the way, the truth, and the life. NO MAN comes to the father, but by me" John 14:6. "Through him we have access to the father" Eph 2:18."For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus" 1Tim 2:5. This truth is foundational to the Christian faith. If Jesus is the way to God and the only way then all other ways are wrong. How then can someone proffessing to be a Christian agree to take part in such a worthless excercise? Spurgeon said that lack of concern for the salvation of souls was a sure sign of a false conversion. I believe he is right. A true Christian could never withold the very means of salvation to his neighbour if he truly cared for his eternal well being. We are called to preach the gospel to all nations and make followers of Jesus. This surely is the most loving and unifying thing we can ever do.

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

True Revival

"Old-fashioned, Spirit-filled, Christ-honouring, sin-hating, soul-winning, Bible preaching! It is the hope of the church! It is the hope of the nation! It is the hope of the world!" -Pastor Jack Hyles (1926-2001). When the spirit and the word come together...then we will have revival. At the moment there is a famine for Gods word in the land and yet the Bible has never been so easily obtained. But the spirit is brooding. God is raising up many in this hour with the faithfulness of John the Baptist, with the spirit of Elijah, with the power of pentecost to preach Gods word with boldness. They wont give up, shut up, or lie down. They will be hated of all nations and yet to the nations they must go. Nameless faces who look not for the glory of man but for God's name to be gloryfied. They will receive supernatural provision, supernatural strength and supernatural endowement. Let it be.

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

How To Avoid Swine Flu

Millions of leaflets will be deposited through the nations letterboxes over the next few days instructing us on how to avoid swine flu. One of the instructions on the leaflet will be to wash your hands after sneezing or coughing. This advice can be found first given hundreds of years ago, before the age of science, yes you've guessed it...The Bible! Had any taken heed of this advice many millions of lives could have been saved during the black plague! Arturo Castiglione wrote about the overwhelming importance of this biblical medical law: ‘The laws against leprosy in Leviticus 13 may be regarded as the first model of sanitary legislation’ (A History of Medicine)." It would seem the publicity this bug is getting is not being matched in casulaty numbers. Perhaps the scientific community know something we dont? However Jesus warned us that before his return perilous times would come and rumours would abound. The only sure way to avoid it is to avoid ALL human contact which for many of us is impossible. I for one shall not be rushing out for a face mask!

Sunday, 3 May 2009


This weekend the people of Cornwall and Plymouth will celebrate 150 years since the official opening by Prince Albert in 1859 of the Saltash rail bridge. The bridges engineer I.K. BRUNEL 1859 appear in large metal letters on either end of the bridge, added as a memorial after his death on 5 September 1859. The bridge provided the vital first railway link between Cornwall and the rest of the country. Nearly two thousand years ago God engineered a plan that would bridge the great divide between lost sinners and himself. He sent his Son to die on a cross to be the spirtual bridge of reconciliation. The work cost him his life and it costs to cross it. It's more than a pound, nothing less than the surrendering of ones life to him who surrendered all from mankind. On the Tamar bridge which sits beside it, on the Cornish side, is found Plymouth Cities coat of arms and motto "The name of Jehovah is a strong tower." There are many who are running into it and finding safety and shelter. Let us continue to proclaim the Son of God as the bridge to the people of Cornwall and Devon and believe by faith that many will choose to take that first step of faith, and crossover from death to life.

Friday, 1 May 2009

3 Greatest Sins Of Mankind

There are three great sins committed by mankind, before God which rise up like a bad smell to his nostrils. The first great sin is the sin of UNBELIEF. Unbelief manifests in an attitude of mind which says "My way not your way." You have clearly revealed your truth to me God, but I shall find another way. It is not that the unbeliever cannot believe for God has given to ALL men a measure of faith. It is that they WILL not believe and therefore choose to put their faith in something else. The second great sin is the sin of INDIFFERENCE. Indifference manifests itself in coldness toward God and his people. The heart has a big sign saying 'Shut Door.' Again it is not that the indifferent cannot love but rather chooses not to. The greatest love, the love God shows is 'agape.' The love of action, shown ultimatly in the cross, yet many respond with deadness of heart. Love is a command and the greatest command is to love God with all the heart, soul, mind and strength. When God gives us a command we must also believe he has also given us the ability to obey it or it would be a worthless command. The third greatest sin is REBELLION. Rebellion manifests itself in refusal to obey Gods commands, in part or in fulness. 'My will, not Gods will.' The rebellious soul will not accept Gods absolute authority or rule over them. God is looking for a relationship but with rules attached to it! This is why Jesus placed such importance on submission to God and his ways as a sign of our love for him. "If you love me you shall obey my commands." When we share Christ we must also be aware of these three sins. All three must be repented of and forsaken. Unfortunatly we have many proffessing Christians who have not dealt with one or all of these three sin issues. We have unbelieving believers, cold hearted fellowships and open rebellion of Gods commandments. The proffessing church has now taken on so much of the world in thought, deed and action it is becoming hard to tell them apart! Let us prayer for one another that in this hour we shall redeem the fallen through the power of the gospel and through the ministry and power of the word, constantly check our walk.

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

PC or BC?

Carrie Prejean, Miss Calafornia, lost her chance to gain her most sought after prize to remain biblicaly correct. She was topped to win a national contests and only five questions stood in the way of her receiving the title Miss America. Unfortuntaly for her, one of the questions given by Judge Perez Hilton, an open gay, was her thoughts on gay marriage. She decided to follow her conscience and declare her Christian beliefs in one man to one women union. “In my country, and in my family, I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman,” Miss California said at Sunday night’s Miss USA pageant in Las Vegas. It is believed by many that her frank answer probally cost her the crown. She finished the contest as first runner up. Same sex marriage is high on the agenda at the moment in the USA as individual states are voting on whether to legalise civil partnerships. Her comments on National TV have certainly stirred up a hornets nest. Miss Prejean, now labeled as a 'gay hater' is unmoved. She believes she did the right thing by following her own conscience. Many agree the controversial question was loaded and that her religious persuasion was known by the judge. Whatever your feelings on beauty pageants you have to admire the young lady for her gutsy faith. It is my opinion that political correctness for Christians is nothing other than compromise. We must always be Bilicaly correct, no matter what it costs us.

Friday, 10 April 2009

Why Did Jesus Have To Die? Its Good To Be Reminded.

Contrary to popular belief, the Jews didn’t crucify Jesus, nor did the Romans. They
may have played a role in the physical crucifixion of Jesus, but the fact is YOUR sins were the reason Jesus willingly suffered and died on the Cross. What is sin? Sin is the breaking of Gods holy law, the ten commandments. Do you think you have kept the ten commandments? Have you ever lied? Stolen anything? Used Gods name as a cuss word? Looked with lust? Hated anyone? If you have said yes to the above then by your own admission you are a lying, thieving, blasphemous, adulterous, murderer at heart and we’ve only looked at five of the ten commandments! On the day of judgment, when you stand before your creator, do you think you will be found innocent or guilty of breaking his commandments? If you are honest you would say guilty and admit your sins make you deserving of hell. But here’s the good news. This is not Gods will for you. “For God so loved the world, he sent his only begotten Son that whosoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life” John 3:16. This is the reason Jesus died, to pay your fine with his own blood so you wouldn’t have to go to hell. He then rose from the dead three days later proving he was God. Now if you repent (turn from your sin) and trust in Jesus as your only means of salvation, you will be saved from hell and receive the free gift of everlasting life. Jesus also promises never to leave you or forsake you. Shouldn’t you make peace with God right now? Pray something like this: “Lord Jesus I admit I’m a sinner. Thank you for taking the punishment for my sins. Please forgive me. I Surrender my life to you right now and receive you as my Lord and Saviour.” Amen

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

This Easter...

Reach your community for Jesus this Easter

This Easter, people need hope. This Easter, people need to know where true security lies. This Easter, people need to know they are loved and valued.

I received this unoffensive, people pleasing and policitical correct lingo in my e-mail. It’s part of a Christian publicists Easter drive. It pretty much sums up were allot of the professing church is at the moment.

I have an alternative...

This Easter, people need to be saved. This Easter, people need to know they have broken Gods law, sinned against God and his wrath abides on them. This Easter people need to know without repentance toward God and faith in Jesus Christ they are doomed to destruction in a place called hell.

This is the message I shall be preaching this Easter and every Easter whilst God gives me breath. But that's not loving you say! But is it loving to hide from someone the truth of their prediciment before a just and righteous God and to withold the only means by which they might be saved? The Writer of Proverbs 14:25agrees, “A true witness delivers souls.” This Easter lets work with Jesus, not aginst him, and get into the business of saving souls!

Monday, 30 March 2009


The Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act (GIVE)

President Obama has called on Congress to create new opportunities for Americans to build a stronger country by helping students perform better in school, prepare Americans for green and innovative 21st century jobs, rebuild cities in times of disaster, improve communities and much, much more. This legislation answers his call.

On March 18th, the House passed the Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education (GIVE) Act, H.R. 1388 - legislation that launches a new era of service that will give Americans of all ages an opportunity to invest through service in our nation's recovery. The “GIVE” act, would require the US government to develop a plan to implement a “MANDATORY service requirement for all able young people”.

Many Americans are calling this forced unpaid labour (SLAVERY) but the really interesting part is the people and organisations which will be excludued!!!!


Section 125 (42 U.S.C. 12575) is amended to
read as follows:


`(a) Prohibited Activities- A participant in
an approved national service position under this
subtitle may not engage in the following activities:
....(7) Engaging in religious instruction,
conducting worship services, providing instruction as
part of a program that includes mandatory religious
instruction or worship, constructing or operating
facilities devoted to religious instruction or
worship, maintaining facilities primarily or
inherently devoted to religious instruction or
worship, or engaging in any form of religious


A concerned American wrote: Do you think our “government” really knows the difference between the words “volunteer” and “mandatory”?
If this bill gets passed, do you think they’ll rename this something like “Obama Youth”?…if we want to follow history that is. This bill would be abusing America’s youth just like Hitler did before and during WWII. Some of the activities being described above are very similar to the Hitler Youth program.
I thought we were supposed to LEARN from history. Is OUR government really willing to take the same path?

Another writes: Have you seen what a person “volunteering under this act would be giving up? They would be giving up the right to vote, the freedom of religion, the freedom to protest, and so many more!

The American people are right to be concerned!!!

Sunday, 8 March 2009

Jade Goody's Christening

On Saturday 7th March Jade Goody went through a religious ceremony conducted by the Anglican church in which she now believes she can enter heaven at her death. My heart goes out to her becasue if she is genuinly seeking reconcilliation with God she has probally be duped. The Bible is clear we cannot be reconciled to God through ANY religious ceremony however spiritual it may seem. The Bible clearly lays out salvation as coming about through repentance toward God and faith in Jesus Christ. Christenings can be viewed as a dead 'Work' rather than a faith experience. I have been to many christenings in which unbelievers have had their children baptised. One such christening was conducted even though the father made it quite clear he was a unbeliever. The Vicar apparently replied that it didn't matter. The ceremony includes promises that God has not made, such as the child receiving the in dwelling of the Holy Spirit and becoming a member of Christs body, at the moment of baptism. God will not be mocked. If Jade is genuinely seeking salvation then God promises to meet that need, however if all she is seeking is a quick fix in the last moments of her life then she is in for a big shock.

Friday, 27 February 2009

This Easter?

Reach your community for Jesus this Easter

This Easter, people need hope. This Easter, people need to know where true security lies. This Easter, people need to know they are loved and valued.

I received this unoffensive and people pleasing lingo in my e-mail box today. It's part of a Christian publicists Easter drive (CPO). It pretty much sums up were allot of the professing church is at the moment.

I have an alternative....

This Easter, people need to be saved. This Easter, people need to know they have broken Gods law, sinned against God and his wrath abides on them. This Easter people need to know without repentance toward God and faith in Jesus Christ they are doomed to destruction in a place called hell.

This is the message I shall be preaching this Easter and every Easter whilst God gives me breath. But that's not loving you say! But is it loving to hide from someone the truth of their prediciment before a just and righteous God and to withold the only means by which they might be saved? The Writer of Proverbs agrees, "A true witness delivers souls" Proverbs 14:25.

Thursday, 26 February 2009

Vacant Chair 666

I found this report on Ian Paisleys oficial web-site. As he is a member of the E.U this report can be viewed as credible. The report is a few years old and I have been unable to verify whether this vacant seat still stands. Security measures does not alow a seating plan to be available to the general public.

The Vacant Seat Number 666 in the European Parliament

Report on the opening of the Fifth Elected Parliament of Europe in Strasbourg and its occupancy of the new Parliament Buildings.
Ian R.K: Paisley, M.P., M.E.P.

The recently elected Fifth Parliament of Europe met on Tuesday, 20th July, 1999, in its new glass building which cost the taxpayers of Europe an as yet uncalculated sum of billions of Pounds. The first meeting, due to begin at 10.00 a.m., did not start until 10.30 because the amplification system, which cost millions of Pounds, was defective. No doubt more defects in this Crystal Palace will be manifested in the days to come.

Incidentally, the Members of the European Parliament had no say whatsoever in where the building was to be located, what its design was to be, what amount of money was to be spent on it, or how it was to be furnished. The French Government forced it both upon Members of Parliament and upon the Governments of European Union countries, Germany and the United Kingdom being made to foot the exorbitant bill. These two countries are Europe's pay slaves.

The prophetic significance of the European Union has been revealed as the saga unfolds. [See our two articles on "The Conspiracy behind the European Union".] First, the sign which it chose as its symbol was the Woman riding the Beast. This comes from a prophecy in Revelation 17. The depiction of the harlot woman was reproduced on the centenary stamp of the European Union, in a huge painting in the Parliament's new building in Brussels, and by a huge sculpture outside the new E.U. Council of Ministers Office in Brussels. The new European coinage, the Euro, bears the same insignia. The Tower of Babel has been used on the posters emanating from Europe – a truly suggestive prophetic sign.

Now, a massive Crystal Palace tower (officially called the Tower Building) houses the Fifth Parliament of Europe.

It is certainly a building of the Space Age. The seats of its massive hemicycle are designed like the crew seats in the Star Trek space machines. There are 679 of them – but wait for it! While these seats are allocated to Members, one seat remains unallocated and unoccupied. The number of that seat is 666. The relevant section of the seating-plan provided to each Member reads as follows:

* 655 Couteaux
* 656 Fitzsimons
* 657 Hyland
* 658 Kuntz
* 659 De La Perrière
* 660 Marchiani
* 661 Montfort
* 662 Quiero
* 663 Souchet
* 664 Thomas-Mauro
* 665 Zissener
* 666 -------
* 667 Cappato
* 668 Turco
* 669 Bonino
* 670 Pannella
* 671 Dupuis
* 672 Della Vedova
* 673 Dell'Alba
* 674 Gorostiaga Atxalandabaso
* 675 Gobbo
* 676 Speroni
* 677 Bossi
* 678 Formentini
* 679 Crowley

Revelation 13:18: "Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six." That is 666.

Today this scripture is being fulfilled before our very eyes.

The Antichrist's seat will be occupied. The world awaits his full and final development. The Lord will destroy him by the spirit of His mouth (the Word of God) and by the brightness of His coming (2 Thes. 2:8). The coming of the Lord draweth nigh.

Friday, 13 February 2009

Persecution In The News

Once again UK news agencys report the story of Christian 'Persecution.' This time a five year old was the cause. The child told a fellow pupil what would happen to her if she didn't believe in Jesus. Hell was mentioned, and as we know the lost are offended at the very mention of coming judgement, whatever the age. Interestingly the very same thing happened to my daughter. She told her fellow pupil the same thing. She then went home and asked her mummy if hell was real. Her mother made a complaint to the teacher who reprimanded my daughter. I was upset on the grounds that every human being has the right to express their faith and I doubted whether the same fuss would have been made if my daughter was a Muslim! However I did not contact the press or e-mail all my Christian friends. I accepted that this was part of 'Being a Christian' and went to the Lord for my guidance(He is the expert on handling rejection and persection). There are thousands languishing in prisons with no media to court and have the Lord and him only to rely on. Christians must not peddle equiality in faith. We can never be equal with other faiths. Persecution is inevitable, let us rejoice when it happens and question our Kingdom activity when it doesn't.

Sunday, 8 February 2009

Persecution Coming?

I was recently disturbed by the commentary of one who worked in the field of the persecuted church. They spoke for twenty minutes on the works of the enemy; rape, imprisoment,torture and the like. I pressed for a testimony of what Jesus was doing.
Eventually I got something, but my gut said the balance was wrong.I was further alarmed when fear was further pressed in "Persecution is coming." Jesus warned and encouraged with both hands "You shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world" John 17:33. Beware of those who instill a spirit of fear. "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of Love, power and a sound mind" 2Tim 1:7.
Let us continue to encourage the saints in the work of the ministry.God has the victory. We are a victorious people. Let us walk in that knowledge.

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Fence Sitting Disallowed

It came to my thoughts how truly devisive the word of God is. We read in the opening verses of Genesis that God divided and separated, by his word. We see God dividng and separating a people unto himself through the calling of the Israelites, by his word. We read Jesus declaring the continuation of this work by his word "Think not that I come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword." Matthew 10:34. This weapon is the deadliest of them all.."For the word of God is alive, active and sharper than any a two edged sword.... dividing asunder and diserning the thoughts and intents of the heart" Hebrews 4:12. Quote Gods word to any soul and you will quickly discover, there our no fence sitters. Gods word is like a surgeons knife it exposes the diseases of rebellion, sin, pride and hatred. I was a member of a small group a little while back that was instructed by a well meaning but ignorant fellow "When witnessing never say; "The Bible sais!" My immediate thought was who in their right mind would go into a war zone and leave his weapon behind? Any soul who attempts to witness without using the authority of Gods word is going into battle unarmed and will be carved up. A say a battle because when we go for souls we go head to head with the flesh, the world and Satan. Praise God scripture declares God's word has victory over all three. However God instructs us through his word to rightly divide it and .."Study to show ourselves approved of God,a workman that need not be ashamed" 2 Timothy 2:15. Like any good sword handler you must know when to use it defensively, offensively and even when to temporarily place it back in its holder. There are some who haven't got the stomach for the battle, like the false Prophets of old they call a truce and declare peace when there is none and uphold a false unity that has not been brought about by the Holy Spirit. History records many who got into bed with their enemy hoping for an easier ride, their folly evident to all. As the days get darker the separation and division will undoubtably intensify. The proclamation of Gods word amongst the masses has never been popular, but thank God he hasn't called us to be popular.