So great a salvation!

What a great salvation!

Lord give us a deeper and wider understanding of our forgiveness and salvation in your wonderful son!

“TSo-great-a-salvationhe moment a sinner believes,
And trusts in his crucified God;
His pardon at once he receives,
Salvation in full through his blood,”
And he never can be punished on account of sin. Talk of the punishment of a believer! There is not such a thing. The afflictions of this mortal life are not punishments for sin to Christians; they are fatherly chastisements, and not the punishments of a judge. For me there is no hell; let it smoke and burn, if I am a believer I shall never have my portion there. For me there are no eternal racks, no torments, for if I am justified, I cannot be condemned. Jesus hath suffered the punishment in my stead, and God would be unjust if he were to punish me again; for Christ has suffered once, and satisfied justice for ever. When conscience tells me I am a sinner, I tell conscience I stand in Christ’s place, and Christ stands in mine. True, I am a sinner; but Christ died for sinners. True, I deserve punishment; but if my ransom died, will God ask for the debt twice? Impossible! He has cancelled it. There never was, and never shall be one believer in hell. We are free from punishment, and we never need quake on account of it. However horrible it may be — If it is eternal, as we know it is — it is nothing to us, for we never can suffer it. Heaven shall open its pearly portals to admit us; but hell’s iron gates are barred for ever against every believer. Glorious liberty of the children of God!

I just love to read dear old CH Spurgeon! Hope it encourages you also!  Prune B.T.

 

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Dressed up for Satan’s kingdom!

Dressed up for Satan and his kingdom!

An Anglican church in London has apologized for allowing a Turkish fashion designer to use its altar as a runway for models who donned outfits with demonic symbolism, including inverted crosses and devil horns, for what was publicized as a satanic fashion show.

St Andrew’s Church in Holborn was used by designer Dilara Findikoglu to flaunt her spring/summer 2018 collection as part of the fashion week, but the Diocese of London says it didn’t know what it entailed.

“The parish of St Andrew’s has always supported London Fashion Week. We took this booking in good faith and were not aware of the content or design before the show took place,” a spokesperson said in a statement to the U.K.’s Premier news portal.

“This was obviously a mistake, and the content of this show does not reflect the Christian faith of the Church,” the Diocese added. “We will be looking at our booking processes going forward to ensure this does not happen again.”

It “glorified demon worship,” Adrian Hilton from the Archbishop Cramner blog told Premier, and called the church’s decision to host the event — that included tarot card imagery and models exposing their breasts — “bizarre” because it “glorifies Satan.”

“How can the Church ask godparents to reject Satan in its liturgy of christening when it’s hosting this sort of event?” he asked. “There are people dressed up of Lucifer! There are women and men walking around with demonic symbols.”

Wow how sad that demonic powers can just walk in  something like a fashion show in a London Church. These people are playing with spiritual fire and open a door to all kinds of satanic activity! God have mercy on us!  Prune BT.Satanic-Fashion-Show-1a

Killing children is like having a bunion removed!!!

Killing children just like have a bunion removed!

Wow what a statement to persuade us that abortion is OK –God have mercy on us!

Abortions should be completely decriminalised and made much more readily available, the president of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has said.

Professor Lesley Regan told the Daily Mail that abortion should be treated no differently to minor medical procedures such as removing a bunion.

This week, RCOG will hold a ballot to decide whether the college should formally back the total decriminalisation of abortion.

Professor Regan complained that women who purchase abortion drugs online could be subject to prosecution.

And she argued that abortion should be totally decriminalised, making it as easy to access as minor medical procedures:

“If you go and get your bunions sorted … you would go to a consultation … then you take a decision and the doctor who was competent to undertake the procedure would sign the form too, and that would go forward”, she said.

The Christian Institute contacted RCOG which confirmed the remarks were accurately reported.

The group said that Professor Regan’s comments were part of a “wide-ranging interview” and that she stands by them.

The professor came under fire from Clara Campbell of pro-life charity Life who stressed that decriminalisation would lead to abortion on demand with little regulation.

Campbell said: “In the last two years we have seen scandalous health and safety failures at abortion clinics.

“Imagine what will happen when there are no laws on abortion and just a system of toothless regulations with no threat of criminal sanctions.

“We urge parliament not to be pressured by the abortion industry and its allies and to act to protect the interest of vulnerable women and their unborn children.”

In February last year, the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), launched a campaign to change the law and allow abortion up to birth for any reason.

The campaign wants abortion to be completely decriminalised and calls for the removal of two sections of the 1861 Offences Against the Person Act.

Under the 1861 Act, procuring an abortion is a criminal offence. The 1967 Abortion Act created exemptions which allow abortions to take place in certain circumstances.

However, it is still criminal outwith these circumstances. BPAS want abortion to be made permissible for any reason up to birth.

Shortly after the campaign began, Cathy Warwick, head of the Royal College of Midwives, sparked controversy by coming out in support of it.

In June this year, the British Medical Association also voted to endorse the aims of the campaign.

In total, there have been nearly 9 million abortions in Great Britain since the 1967 Abortion Act came into force.

Wow the blood of 9 million children cry out from the ground – pray for this terrible crime! God bless you Prune BT.Abortion

You are so special to the Lord!

You are precious to God

A bruised reed he will not break, and a smouldering wick he will not snuff out, till he has brought justice through to victory.

But you might ask the same question here. What is the use of a bruised reed? Can a man lean upon it? Can a man strengthen himself therewith? Shall it be a pillar in my house? Can you bind it up into the pipes of Pan, and make music come from a bruised reed? Ah! no; it is of no service. And of what use is smoking flax? the midnight traveller cannot be lighted by it; the student cannot read by the flame of it. It is of no use; men throw it into the fire and consume it. Ah! that is how you talk of yourselves. You are good for nothing, so are these things. But Christ will not throw you away because you are of no value. You do not know of what use you may be, and you cannot tell how Jesus Christ values you after all. There is a good woman there, a mother, perhaps, she says, “Well, I do not often go out — I keep house with my children, and seem to be doing no good.” Mother, do not say so, your position is a high, lofty, responsible one; and in training up children for the Lord, you are doing as much for his name as yon eloquent Apollos, who so valiantly preached the word. And you, poor man, all you can do is to toil from morning till night, and earn just enough to enable you to live day by day, you have nothing to give away, and when you go to the Sabbath-school, you can just read, you cannot teach much — well, but unto him to whom little is given of him little is required. Do you not know that there is such a thing as glorifying God by sweeping the street crossing? If two angels were sent down to earth, one to rule an empire, and the other to sweep a street, they would have no choice in the matter, so long as God ordered them. So God, in his providence, has called you to work hard for your daily bread; do it to his glory. “Whatsoever ye do, whether ye eat or drink, do all to his honor.”

I love the way Spurgeon pictures things and how much God deals tenderly with each one of us. Do not be discouraged you are so important to God and so is your work. Keep going –blessings Prune B.T.Bruised reed

Who speaks for the elderly?

Who really cares for the elderly?

The headlines today of one of our national newspapers – “Shame of our Care Homes that just don’t care!

It appears hundreds of care homes are not up to standard and older folks not treated with dignity and many have poor staffing levels! With over 5300 sites inspected over 2000 with found to be inadequate and below standard!

You can tell the downgrade of a society in the way it cares for its children and older folks! If we murder millions of kids through abortion then the value of life is very little. Then when folks get to be seniors they are often found to be in the way and a nuisance in society!

Our Lord says much about caring for seniors and widows in their distress and reminds us that people of all ages are precious in His sight!

Isaiah 46:4New International Version (NIV)

Even to your old age and gray hairs
I am he, I am he who will sustain you.
I have made you and I will carry you;
I will sustain you and I will rescue you.

We can expect things to get worse in these last days as many just want the money and care homes charge so much and yet pay staff so little! Let us pray for all the Christians working in care that God will use them and that government will step in where it can!

It is not a crime to get old!  Love you Prunes  B.T.

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How low can you go?

How low can you go?

As if the deaths of so many in the London Tower block called Grenfell towers, is not bad enough! The Police have to deal with a number of false claims? People are claiming that their relatives have died to claim compensation from the local council!

How low can people go in lies and cheating from such a tragic fire, when many still have not got another permanent home and the inquiry has only just begun in to the cause of the tragedy. I guess we should not be surprised,Fire crew as the Bible says the heart of man is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked.

We know the truth of one who died under the fire of God’s judgement for our sin on the cross, and that is the truth. How it must break God’s heart at the sin and rebellion of men and women. It is not money that is the root of all evil- it is the love of it.

I well remember an insurance agent telling us if we falsify our claim for a whole bathroom suite even though it was only the sink that was cracked. It seems if you tell the truth you have to pay the amount but if you add to your claim the insurance company will pay up no bother!

It cost our government millions when cash in hand transactions are not declared and so not any value added tax is claimed. Let us take care that we are scrupulous in all our dealings as the Lord knows and watches us.  Bless you in your integrity!  Prune B.T.

 

The wonderful gift of fellowship!

The wonderful gift of fellowship!

Today had a meeting with three other brothers in some kind of leadership!  What a joy to share together the ups and down of the Christian life. It is good to have fellowship, and not battleship in the local church!

It is wonderful that we are in the body of Christ inhabited by the Holy Spirit who indwells within us! However, we are not all the same but can disagree knowing that we must not become disagreeable!

You could not have two different personalities like Whitfield and Wesley in the body of Christ. The two brothers disagreed on some theological persuasions but loved each other all through life. It was John Wesley that spoke at Whitfield’s funeral!

Thank God for the variety in the body of Christ and the team ministry of gifted people. There are no platforms at the cross and thank God for the many precious folks that work behind the scenes as well as on the platforms of the local church!

Over the past few weeks I seem to have become discouraged at many issues and felt a bit down. How wonderful to have letters and the lifting of encouragement of prayers and letters. God bless the wonderful Barnabuses (sons of encouragement in the local church)!

Today let us take time to pray for the body of Christ and give a word of encouragement by telephone-email-or letter. Bless God for the multi talented body of Christ that He has given so many gifts to!

God bless and encourage you today!  Prune B.T.

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