How democracy destroys morals

This morning I was praying for Prince Charles and the rest of the Royal family – how sad for them that Prince Philip has died, even at such a great age as he was. Charles is not young, and he will be feeling the passing of time right now as he contemplates how best to support his mother, the Queen, and chart the best course for the future for the Royal Family.

It is, of course, through royal excesses that we ended up with a parliament – an elected house, and a House of Lords as well.

But you will not find the idea of democracy in the bible. It simply isn’t there. There is God, and when we rejected Him and His Chief Priest, we ended up with a King. God warned us just how a monarch would behave, what he would take, and how he would oppress the people. We were warned, but apparently we wanted a King.

When royal excess became too much for some, there was a revolt, and democracy was brought in. Initially in a limited form – after all, women didn’t get the vote until 1918 (and even then, only women over 30). Over the years, democracy has even been expanded to include illegal immigrants (yes, that’s the United States in 2020!). In the UK you still need at least your voting card to vote in person (and of course, postal votes can be a route to voter fraud anywhere).

At times we see in the bible that “In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes.” So people did what they wanted – and today we see something perhaps worse than that.

For, as I prayed for the Royal Family, I thought about how democracy doesn’t just allow us to change rules and laws (something which God says we are not to do), but enforces the “morality” of the majority onto the rest of us, by law. This is so very wrong – this is causing the modern-day censorship of our bibles. No, our bibles are still in print, and we can read the words, but woe betide you if you dare preach about homosexuality being a sin, either on the street or in a church – you will be declared guilty of a hate crime.

How has it come to this?

When everyone has a vote, the real leaders are not those who receive the votes, but those who sway or mould public opinion. In the case of the UK and US that is the media. More and more it’s in the hands of the tech giants – Google, Facebook and Twitter, to name but a few.

Democracy has eroded our right to free speech. We have no rights, no laws – nothing with protects the bible, nothing which protects those who want to walk in obedience to our God. We are at the whim of those who effectively repress the truth of the word of God. We are at the whim of sinners and fools who are going into the lake of fire, and think we are wrong to resist their sins.

But who will save us from democracy?

Having destroyed the power of the sovereign, and sold us the incompetence of our governments, we can be sure that the beast system will bring us a leader – an anti Christ – a man of lawlessness – to lead the people wholesale into destruction.

Get right with God today – renounce sin (lawlessness). Repent – turn back from your sin and walk in His ways. Give all Glory to the Most High God, YHWH!

May God have mercy on us.

Lis

Does Jesus know you right now?

Jesus, also called Yeshua or Yahoshua in the Hebrew, told us that in the day of judgement, He would tell those who proclaim His name and do wondrous works in His name:

If you are walking in lawlessness He doesn’t know you NOW. Thinking that your lawless ways are going to get you into Heaven is to ignore His clear words.

To walk as He walked is to obey Torah.

May God Bless you

Lis

Sinners against the Most High God are now a “protected group” – the Bible to be banned in Scotland?

This beggars belief – but is only to be expected when believers say that “the Law is done away with” – how can any part of it stand if even one part is taken away? Homosexuality is a sin – we don’t need to read that in Paul, although we do. We find it in the Torah. Dressing as the opposite sex is also a sin – God says is it an abomination – it’s not legal under Torah (Deuteronomy 22:5). If we had stood, as Islam does, on matters which God says are RIGHT, we could turn this tide. But if one law is removed, then it’s only a matter of time before lawlessness rules over believers, and we are now witnessing that.

God Bless you

Lis

Yes, please take all the statues down

All of them, the statues of Marx, and the statues of Martin Luther King, the statues of Jesus, and the statues of all these “great” men. Take down the graven image of Churchill, and take down the graven images of “keyworkers” which is being made right now, at a cost of goodness-knows-what, to honour those who carried on working during the Covid-19 psyop.

Take them all down. All the graven images. Melt them down, or crush them to dust.

Do us all a favour.

And then repent of your idolatry, ok?

To finish, this piece from Newsweek (Link):

Was Jesus white? Well the northern ten tribes went north, and we northerners are white, so I’m guessing he didn’t look too different from us. Bearing in mind that causasians come from that area originally, and that Iran means “land of the Aryans” – yeah, he was probably white.

But – NO STATUES PLEASE! It leads to idolatry.

God Bless you

Lis

Part IV – Should Christians keep the Law of Moses – Getting right with God

It’s time to put all this together – yes you can walk humbly before the LORD and you can begin the process of taking your first steps in obedience to the Father. That process doesn’t require you to do everything all at once – just pick one or two things you feel are manageable and begin. God will guide you!

God Bless you

Lis

Part III – Should Christians keep the Law of Moses – Blessings and Curses

We can see evidence of the blessings and curses of the law – consequences for obedience and disobedience – in our society today. I talk in this short video about just one.

Shabbat Shalom

Lis

Part II – Should Christians keep the Law of Moses? – But Paul!

We are told that the words of Paul do away with the Law – this doesn’t fit with his words when he says in 2 Corinthians 6:14: “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?” – that word “unrighteousness” is “lawlessness” in the Greek. This indicates that believers should be lawful! Indeed Paul also said that if it was not for the Law he would not have known what sin was.

Lis

Theresa May departs as Prime Minister, and some more words on voting…

I said a prayer for Theresa May today – I caught a glimpse of her tears and I felt so sorry for her. Not because she has been wronged – she’s done a terrible job of Brexit, and I think deliberately so between her and Angela Merkel. Not because of that but because she is human, and therefore this is painful, and her tears show her humanity even if her policies have been terrible for the people of this country. I prayed that God would protect her from all the bile and vitiol which is being sent her way, and that He would protect her body, soul and spirit with regards particularly to her physical health (she has Type 1 Diabetes) and her mental health.

The European election results are not even in yet, and the country faces the prospect of Theresa May leaving office, and being replaced by Boris Johnson who is a clown. I think it most likely that the turmoil will continue for some time. Just how many seats will the Brexit Party have won? We should know on Sunday.

But of course, I didn’t vote yesterday, just as I said I wouldn’t. The more I look at it the clearer it becomes:

If I vote, I am giving my permission to the winner of the vote to make law on my behalf in complete contravention of God’s word, specifically Deuteronomy 4:2:

You shall not add to the word that I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the LORD your God that I command you. [ESV]

If I say OK to that then I am complicit in the violation of God’s Law in my country – only one is lawgiver!

There is only one lawgiver and judge, he who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you to judge your neighbor? James 4:12 ESV

Praise God!

For the LORD is our judge; the LORD is our lawgiver; the LORD is our king; he will save us. Isaiah 33:22 ESV

Politics is the subversion of the Law of Moses for ends which most of us know are not good. Let us return to the LORD!

God Bless you

Lis

One Reality Ministry in terrible error

I watched a great video by this ministry recently. It was well put together, and I’ll even go so far as to share it here:

It’s pretty hard-hitting. I’ve watched it a couple of times, and a few other videos and enjoyed them. He quotes Matthew 7:23 and uses a translation which clearly states:

But I will reply, ‘I never knew you. Get away from me, you who break God’s laws.’

Which is from the NLT.

I thought the ministry might get added to my Resources page. Until today.

Collin Retkowski who is the face of the ministry, talks in the video below, which I watched today, about being sinless. Being a sinless Christian.

He cites several people in the bible who were righteous before God (Job and Noah being just two), but sadly he makes the fundamental error, in spite of using Matthew 7:23 in other videos, of saying that the “ceremonial laws and the Mosaic Law” are done away with.

Nowhere does Yeshua say this – in fact this ministry is preaching the most dangerous doctrine of all – faith, plus works = salvation – without defining what those works are to be.

When we try to follow Christ and be like Him without reference to the Law, we tangle ourselves up in legalism. We define and redefine sin without reference to the Law which lays out for us so clearly what is sin! That’s what legalism is – the constant redefining of the law to allow us to do, or to restrict, things we think are right or wrong.

To give you an example straight out of the world today, of what legalism is, consider the speed limit. The sign says that the limit is 30 miles per hour. If we were to apply that as it is, which would be fair, we would say that travelling at 31 miles per hour is clearly breaking the law, so why don’t we? Why don’t people get a speeding fine for going at 31 mph? Because lawyers got involved, and said that, as speedometers are not accurate enough, it wouldn’t be fair, and so mostly our authorities only apply the speed limit allowing a 10% margin for error. This is legalism. One law wasn’t enough, so another rule must be added.

What most Christians think is sin is vastly removed from what the bible says is sin. In fact, he’s right that many Christians believe that feeling tempted is sinful, rather than waiting until you have sinned to feel bad.

But the simple aim of every believer should be a close, righteous walk with God – obedience is the ONLY answer to sin, because it clarifies what sin is! We can’t keep changing our minds because when we do, we begin a dangerous game – Collin says that Jesus will say in that day ‘I never knew you. Get away from me, you who break God’s laws.’, but then rejects the very law God gave us to keep us from sinning.

Please pray for Collin, because right now he’s in a dangerous place. He believes himself to be sinless, yet rejects the law, and this is an impossible place to be (and teach others from).

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May the fear of God bring you into all wisdom.

Lis

Love your neighbour as yourself

We see these words in Leviticus 19:18 – God tells us:

Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD.

Can you think now how many statutes are required because we have left this commandment behind? If we have compassion on our neighbour, as we would hope he would have on us, many statute laws of man would not be required. Harassment from loud music – not a thing anymore. Anti-social behaviour? Gone. All kinds of pain and suffering could be alleviated by this simple law – but only if we applied it.

When we don’t slam the door at 6 a.m. on our way to work we do it because we don’t want to wake the neighbours – that’s just the kind of consideration we all need to have. Don’t light that bonfire when the wind is blowing towards your neighbour’s washing – pretty simple. It also extends to how we treat our environment – litter laws, and pollution laws, not leaving an engine idling for long periods – all these things are covered simply under that one commandment, yet instead we have thousands of regulations which are in place instead (and, note, rarely applied).

That commandment also encompasses more than just consideration, it includes the way we correct and rebuke our neighbours too! Love is not license, it’s pointing out things which are wrong, with love, and expecting better.

David says, and I love this psalm so much, in psalm 141:5:

Let the righteous strike me;
It shall be a kindness.
And let him rebuke me;
It shall be as excellent oil;
Let my head not refuse it.
For still my prayer is against the deeds of the wicked.

Yes, absolutely! Rebuke me and I shall grow wiser still! How beautifully humble David is!

Let us love our neighbours, resolve disputes and keep government out of our lives – if only we kept the law of God!

Lis