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Friday, January 27, 2017

396: GOD'S TIMING


Today a new video called 'God's Timing' was uploaded. It is the 4th video in a series of videos being created for the 500th year Commemoration of the Protestant Reformation. It is now available to watch on the youtube channel.  There are more videos being created to complete this series about the Protestant Reformation. A new installment of videos will then be created focusing on the Restoration and then a final series about the future of Christianity. They will all be posted here on this website:

Here is link for Part 04: God's Timing








A friend of mine just sent me the new release that Chaplain Gavin Ashenden, a chaplain to the Queen of England just resigned from his high religious position. Just like Martin Luther and other men of courage, he stood up for the truth and his convictions. I admire such men of courage. Here is an excerpt from a news article that is very interesting.

Nine years ago I as appointed as a Chaplain to the Queen. Last week, as the press has reported, I resigned.I had expected to enjoy the honour of the office for another 8 years – until I was 70.I was sorry to give it up.I resigned in order to be able to speak out more freely about the struggle that Christianity is facing in our culture.When in the 1950’s Macmillan was supposedly asked what as Prime minister he most feared, he replied “events dear boy- events”.I had no idea that there were plans afoot by a Scottish Cathedral to ‘reach out to Muslims’ by scrapping a Bible reading from their worship on the Feast of the Epiphany, (when Christ’s Lordship is celebrated as the Light of the World greeted by Persian travelling mathematicians,) and replacing it with a part of the Koran that denied Jesus was the Son of God, Word made flesh. But when it did happen, it represented such a serious repudiation of allegiance to Christ and the Gospels, that it could not be left unchallenged.
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We live in a period of serious ignorance about faith and religion. For the last forty years, teachers have been relentlessly teaching that everything is relative. It has been part of an assault on the Christian claims that there are moral absolutes. I was faced with the choice of either keeping my royal honour, and not creating ripples on the surface of the body politic by speaking out; or resigning the honour so that I could comment freely on issues of the day that I considered required a Christian voice. I’ve been speaking out for a while now, and stretching the comfort zone of the two roles to a place where one had to give way to the other.

As so often in life, as Jesus warns us, we have to choose which god we serve. During this last week, I found I had come to a moment when I had to make a choice. In the Christian life, there are times when one has to renounce once kind of honour in the hope of gaining a different kind of honour.