Monday, July 02, 2007

Drudgereport had an interesting article posted over the weekend on--amazingly enough--God and the fact that He might not be too happy with the way things are going in the UK:

Floods are judgment on society, say bishops

The floods that have devastated swathes of the country are God's judgment on the immorality and greed of modern society, according to senior Church of England bishops.

One diocesan bishop has even claimed that laws that have undermined marriage, including the introduction of pro-gay legislation, have provoked God to act by sending the storms that have left thousands of people homeless.

While those who have been affected by the storms are innocent victims, the bishops argue controversially that the flooding is a result of Western civilisation's decision to ignore biblical teaching.

The Rt Rev Graham Dow, Bishop of Carlisle, argued that the floods are not just a result of a lack of respect for the planet, but also a judgment on society's moral decadence.

What makes this article particularly interesting is that it quotes not one but three Church of England bishops, and one of them is in line for a pretty big promotion:

"People no longer see natural disasters as an act of God," said the Rt Rev James Jones. "However, we are now reaping what we have sown. If we live in a profligate way then there are going to be consequences," said the bishop, who has previously been seen as a future Archbishop of Canterbury or York.

It is quite amazing to hear the Church of England speaking out publicly on such controversial issues--knowing they will certainly offend millions of people and refusing to let that stop them. I've been talking to people in the UK lately, and they say a revival is underway; the Holy Spirit is moving, and it is nothing short of miraculous.

How refreshing.

Can you see American Seeker-Sensitive pastors and their politically correct flocks following suit?


Here's another recent headline:

Obama Points to Rick Warren, T.D. Jakes as Models for Faith-Driven Action

Prominent Christian leaders such as Rick Warren and T.D. Jakes were praised by Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) this weekend as role models of Christians who put their faith into action.,_T.D._Jakes_as_Models_for_Faith-Driven_Action.htm

Yes, prominent American pastors make nice with the Democratic party (remember partial-birth abortion?) and invite them to speak at their churches. But hey, it's good for business--biblical truth might cut into fundraising and besides, it's not nice.

America vs. Great Britain . . .

I have to admire the Brits.


JohnD said...

I am glad to hear of anyone who stands for truth no matter the odds or opposition.

But like the principle that a prophet in his hometown is without honor, so one's own sin is hard to diagnose or correct... because we are in the thick of it.

I agree both sides of the pond sin has run amok... but what brought swift natural judgments upon both England and America has been the stunts we both have pulled with regard to Israel.

The UK USED to be a world Empire until it muddled the land grants originally promised to Israel from this (see map of original land grant):
to this:

In the meantime Britain went from a dominant Empire to a contributing ally in the NATO / League of Nations in one generation.

Dr. Chuck Missler also points out in his KHouse ministry that America has had its share of warnings when tampering with the Apple of God's Eye (though this is not his website):

So, Jill, your point is very well taken. But I believe the judgments (and they ARE judgments) deal rather with what we are doing to or in Israel... note that most of what are on the list of weather disasters were things happening before the news broke (meaning there are no doubt now unscrupulous goings on between Washington and those who would undo Israel).

Remember, Bush and Rice have shown their replacement theology colors.

God bless.

10:59 AM  
Dennis said...

Hi Jill, let me first say I absolutely loved your dad. I saw him at a Jesus festival in the mid 80's in Orlando and took in one of his lectutres. Very enjoyable.

I really think things have changed in conmnection with our new Covenant in Christ and the Old Covenant times. I think the Bishops are way off base.

In end times, it speaks of these things happening. People can pray 2 Chronicles 7:14 until they are blue in the face. That was written to a particular group and for a particular reason.

If we wanted to get technical, i dont believe gifting was ever meant to be a position. They did not have positions, buildings or oratorsbefore 327 years after Christ physically walked the earth.

11:17 AM  

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