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A Question for the Church   |   Medical Apartheid: Fascism in Christ's Church   |   Romans 13:1-7

The Church Must Now Prepare for Battle   |   At Last! The UK Church Arises From Its Slumber!   |   Christ or Caesar?

Another Gospel   |   The Covid Cult   |   The Persecuted Church   |   Fear Not, Little Flock   |   Judgement and Repentance

Going Down to Egypt   |   Face Masks   |   Corporate Hymn Singing   |   Lockdowns   |   Holy Communion

The CofE   |   Grace Community Church   |   Restarting Church Services (8th July 2020)

Government Guidance   |   Books   |   Pray...   |   Christ Not Caesar

Wake Up Folks   |   Believing Absurdities   |    20 Things I've Learned...   |   What is Covid-19?

Coronavirus Act: What Are We Consenting To?   |   Bayith Articles on C19   |   The Covid Cult   |   Covid-19 Home Page

Agenda 21/2030   |   Education   |   Scriptures to Strengthen Us   |   Political Cultural and Social Issues

THE COVID SURVIVAL RATE:
0-19yrs = 99.997%,   20-49yrs = 99.98%,   50-69yrs = 99.5%,   70+yrs = 94.6%
[Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA].

"Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits"
"Prove all things: hold fast that which is good"
(1 John 4:1a; 1 Thessalonians 5:21)

"Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men"
"And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house ... Praising God"
"Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another"
(Acts 5:29, Acts 2:46-47, Hebrews 10:25)

"In our worship services we come humbly before God and celebrate our relationship with him.
We are not just individuals but a community of believers, praising and worshipping God together"

[Christian Institute, Summer 2020]

"Churches have been forced to capitulate to government and Church of England
[also Baptist Union/Methodist] guidance and have been prevented from supporting their communities"
[Rev. Charlie Boyle, Christian Concern, July 2021]

"I'm not interested in what [man] says; I want to know what God says"
[Sarah Smith]

"While at the supermarket on Saturday, I saw a guy wearing a mask that had a quote from the Bible on it.
It said, 'The Lord is my protector'. I just thought, if you actually believe that, why are you wearing a mask?"
[comment at source]

"Worship of the state is the worship of force.
The worst evils which mankind ever had to endure were inflicted by governments"

[quoted at source]

"Beware those who come to you preaching another Gospel" [source]

"O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you ... Are ye so foolish?
having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?"
(Galatians 3:1-3)

"Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?"
(Galatians 4:16)

Government, Health & Safety, the Court of Public Opinion... What About the Bible?
"Who is really Head of the Church?
Is Christ's authority over the Church absolute, or does the government trump Christ when push comes to shove? ...
What we need in this present crisis is more than just to act as implementers of government guidelines.
What we need, is to exercise real, courageous, spiritual, Biblical leadership.
And we need to be clear on what our ultimate authority is"

"A person's conscience is a faculty through which they are convicted by God
and by which they respond to God. A state that coerces someone to act against their conscience
risks usurping the place of God in a person's life. This is no small thing"
[James P. Smith, Test All Things: False/True, (2nd Ed., 27 November 2021), p.20]

"As history invariably reveals, there will be many more (Christians) than expected who in the name of 'wisdom',
'obeying the government' and being a 'good witness' (aka getting approval of the media and society)
will, when push comes to shove, finally support an oppressive state and oppose the faithful Church.
The Barmen Declaration marked such a moment of division in the life of the German Church in Nazi Germany.
Some supported the freedom and independence of the Church under Jesus Christ,
others accepted gradual Nazification"

[source]

Why Christians Are A Threat to the Lockdown Ideology
"The experience of the Underground Church in Communist Eastern Europe
has a vital lesson for any British Christians brave enough to defy lockdown ideology.
Compliant British churches are no threat to totalitarianism.
But courageous counter-cultural Christianity is"

YOUTUBE:
This Is A Spiritual Battle

"If you can see the truth of the reality around you, and you can recognise the evil for what it is ...
you have an obligation to plant a seed in the minds of other people..."
"Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?"

"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear;
but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind"
(2 Timothy 1:7)


YOUTUBE:

Peace ~ Be Still ~ Lay All Your Worries Down
"Be still, O my soul, for our God is in control"

 

 

A Question for the Church...

Who is it that wants to silence the Church?  Who is it that most wants to lock the Church away out of sight and out of mind of the country - which needs the Church more than ever at this time of uncertainty and confusion?  Zoom 'services' are not the same thing at all as face-to-face meetings and personal ministry.  Who is it that hates the preaching of the Gospel, the corporate worship of God, the sharing of communion, and the prayers of the saints, all commanded of His people in God's Holy Word?  Vicars, pastors, church leaders - whom do you fear: God, or the enemy of our souls?

 

Medical Apartheid: Fascism in Christ's Church

"There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus" (Galatians 3:28)

"For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us" (Ephesians 2:14)

"...that they may be one, even as we are one" (John 17:22)

Vaccinated or Unvaccinated - It No Longer Matters  (No Date)

"This Sunday in Victoria, churches will be allowed small services of people of ';unknown vaccination status' and/or large services of vaccinated only ... Christians have a choice to support segregation or send a clear message to the government that disunity in the church is against our Christian beliefs ... The Bible is very clear that no matter what the dividing lines in society, they have no place in the church.  And neither unity nor love can be something that we hold in our hearts but do not demonstrate in our actions ... We cannot justify banning a certain class of people from a worship service ... We need to stand up to government oppression..."

O Come All Ye Vaccinated  (23 November 2021)

"Behold, I show you a mystery: many are called, but only those with a Vaccinated Passport are chosen - that is if you want to attend the Advent Carol service at Durham cathedral.  Contrary to guidance from both the government and the high counsels of the CofE, the Dean of Durham, the Very Reverend Andrew Tremlett, has made these passports mandatory 'in order to keep everyone safe'.  No other Anglican cathedral has done this, so I wonder why Dean Tremlett has decided that he alone is a legitimate exception?..."  /  Reader's comment:  "Alternative title: O Come All Ye Faithless"

Durham Cathedral Demands Covid Passports for Christmas Worship  (19 November 2021)

"Durham Cathedral is dividing its flock into sheep and goats for Christmas.  The Dean is setting the Covid-vaccinated sheep on his right hand, but the goats who lack an NHS Covid passport shall go on his left ... So Durham Cathedral shall not be a home and a refuge for all during the season of Advent, but only for those who are 'clean' and can prove it.  This is rather odd, not least because proof of vaccination neither prevents a person from catching Covid nor transmitting it ... It is a strange approach to mission when the Dean ... determines to place hurdles to worship which are demanded neither by the Government nor the CofE..."

Should You Need A Covid Vaccination Certificate to Attend Church?  (05 October 2021)

"It was a question posed by the Rt Rev'd Peter Carrell, Bishop of Christchurch in the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.  Seeking the corporate wisdom and discernment of Twitter (which isn't advised), he asked: 'Is there any reason churches shouldn't generally go with the flow [of requiring production of a Covid vaccination certificate] for the safety of our nation?'  And Twitter's wisdom was divided..."

 

Romans 13:1-7

Reconsidering Romans 13  (17 January 2022)

"[T]oo often believers think that what Paul meant when he wrote those seven verses is that we must all blindly submit to the state at all times - no questions asked.  They take his words as some sort of absolute and inviolate command to do whatever the state demands.  But this is not what Paul had in mind ... the authority and scope of the state is limited indeed.  It is limited by God, who is the one supreme authority.  The authority that the state has is delegated authority.  When the state does what God has authorised it to do, the believer should obey it..."

Rev'd Will Pearson-Gee: "I am Not Going to Close Our Services"  (31 December 2021)

"As 2021 draws to a close, with Covid mutations multiplying, millions isolating, thousands dying, gas prices soaring, inflation pressing, poverty increasing, Putin and Xi agitating, and the Church of England still closing its services, it is heartening to hear a voice in the wilderness; a humble parish priest saying what bishops and archbishops ought to have been saying all year and throughout the pandemic ... He grasps the essence of Christianity, which is so rarely articulated or heard at the moment.  Our task is to love and worship God first and foremost: loving one's neighbour comes second..."

Romans 13 Revisited (Be This Guy)  (13 July 2021)

"When it comes to how we are to understand the relationship between believers and civil government, Romans 13:1-7 certainly comes to mind ... Is absolute blind obedience to the government in all things at all times what [Paul] had in mind? ... Clearly there are limits to what the state can and should do.  And often Scripture gives us instances where disobedience and resistance are called for ... A majority [of Christians] seem content not to rock the boat and to simply go along with whatever the state tells them to do.  But a brave minority have come to realise that this is government overreach and overkill; that church is an essential service; and that there comes a time when God and the welfare of His people must take precedence over blind subservience to an increasingly irrational and dictatorial state..."

Christians Must Resist All COVID-19 Restrictions. Here's Why  (26 May 2021)

"From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible is filled with commandments that demonstrate the value God places on life ... [so] can a Christian do anything less than value life and resist anything that compromises human life in all its forms? ... CDC, WHO, and U.S. government lied about the severity of COVID-19 ... Domestic abuse, drug abuse, and suicides skyrocketed during lockdowns ... mask-wearing is unhealthy and has the potential for great harm and loss of life ... The shots have been proven to cause serious adverse reactions, including death ... There are effective treatments of COVID-19 ... All COVID-19 shots are connected to the abortion industry..."

Silencing the Churches  (23 January 2021)

"Increasingly the churches will either become tools of the State, or will be targeted by it.  Church and State exist in uneasy tension. Both institutions were created by God, and both have their rightful place ... In theory, the Christian gospel always puts a very real check on the state and its powers and pretension. Because God alone is to be worshipped, and not the state, the church has often had to stand against the state and say no to its grandiose plans and policies. Since Jesus alone is Lord, not Caesar, the state has always had mixed feelings about the church. The more raw power political leaders want for themselves, the more they must run roughshod over the churches. They can do this in various ways, such as banning them altogether; seeking to silence them; seeking to get them to compromise; or seeking to use them as tools of their own agendas..."

YOUTUBE Dispatches from the Front: The Psychological Attack on the UK  (12 January 2021)

"Brian Gerrish speaks to Alex Thomson for Part One of our video discussions on the psychological attack on the UK...  In the Church: (1) Charismania, (2) The Toronto Blessing, etc, (3) Ignorance of Scripture - replaced by church-created soft materials, (4) Empty rituals, (5) Women priests..."  /  MINDSPACE: Influencing Behaviour Through Public Policy [Cabinet Office, Institute for Government (2009)]

Covid Conversations: Everyone Is Out of Step But Our Jock  (08 October 2020)

"A dear friend and I recently had a conversation about my not obeying the Government's rules and guidance concerning the coronavirus restrictions.  I shall not include the entire conversation here, but it may be that what is reproduced below will bless and strengthen other 'dissidents' to the narrative..."

This is Government by Bullying  (02 October 2020)

"All the talk of a 'new normal' has produced no new ideas, but it has exacerbated the division that existed between two old worldviews. One can be classified as socialist, or the belief that individuals are products of their societies and that virtuous people can be manufactured by a properly ordered state; the other as Judaeo-Christian, that the individual is possessed of innate moral agency that allows anyone to be virtuous and, moreover, that it is the right and duty of every individual to exercise that power for themselves ... Can conscience be manufactured and yet retain its value? Can it be imposed from without and still be called conscience?..."

Rules Are Rules!  (21 September 2020)

"One of the most oft-repeated and oft-heard mantras during the past few months of this Coronavirus, has been 'Rules are Rules!'.  No matter how illogical, contradictory, confusing, even bizarre, or downright harmful, the diktats imposed upon the public ... in the name of 'saving' us from Covid-19, much of the public's response has been to obey without question.  This has also been the case for a surprising number of Christians; despite the conflicting of some of these rules with God's commands to His Church in the Scriptures..."

 

The Church Must Now Prepare for Battle

The Trap is Set. The Hour is Late. Let Us Prepare for Battle  (31 July 2021)

"We are now a year-and-a-half into what may well be the most insidious agenda ever in human history ... a trap from which - barring the grace of God - escape is nigh on impossible ... there is one thing they can never own or control - not even with all their vast resources.  That thing is the human soul, which makes it the chief weapon we possess in the fight against these monsters.  They have money, power, and control, but they don't own our souls, and provided we're not into selling our souls to the Devil, they never will.  And history teaches us that whilst even a few human souls remain unflinching in the face of evil, there is hope ... To my fellow Christians who still haven't grasped anything of the nature of what is happening, you are called upon to discern between good and evil (Hebrews 5:14).  Now is the time to do so..."

Bible Believing Christians May Be Forced Underground  (October/November 2020)

"With no sign of release from the restrictions on public life, and half of the nation's churches still closed after six months, veteran minister David Hathaway claims the government is using the same fear tactics as Hitler and the communists of Eastern Europe and senses 'a lot of alarm bells ringing' ... A darker agenda behind the church closures and economic shutdown has been widely circulated on the internet between both Christians and non-churchgoers ... There was also a stronger response from other denominations to the latest threats to impose restrictions on national life. Five hundred ministers signed a letter to the PM which was published on 22 September, hours before Boris Johnson's broadcast when he warned new coronavirus restrictions could last six months..."

 

At Last! The UK Church Arises From Its Slumber!

The Forced Closure of Churches by the State is an Extreme Interference with Article 9 Rights  (23 October 2020)

"In the event the Welsh Ministers carry out their stated intention to impose a blanket ban on church services in Wales, our clients intend to apply for judicial review of any such legislation on the grounds that it is (a) in breach of Article 9 ECHR and/or (b) ultra vires the powers of the Welsh Ministers, and/or the National Assembly for Wales, under the domestic constitutional law ... as a matter of principle, the imposition of appropriate anti-epidemic measures in the Church is ultimately a matter for Church authorities rather than secular state authorities..."

Leaders Take A Confident Stand for Christian Freedoms  (02 October 2020)

"Last week, over 700 church leaders wrote to the governments of all four UK nations, urging them not to ask churches to stop services again. It was wonderful to see so many leaders, from different types of churches, speak of the broader issues raised by Covid lockdown policies: the importance of the Church, the many other health risks being caused, the impact on the poorest and the hope of everlasting life in Jesus. Since then, the coverage of this letter also provided interesting opportunities for Christians to once again talk about the Church's response to Covid-19 and where we should go from here..."

Churches Vow to Stay Open This Time  (27 September 2020) (£)

"Church leaders have vowed to defy the government by staying open through any lockdown, with 700 [885 as at 5th October] signing a letter urging the authorities not to suspend services ... One of the letter's four authors, the Rev Dr Matthew Roberts, of Trinity Church, York, said many were prepared to defy the government. 'Would we be willing to continue to gather people and call people to come together to worship God in a safe way even if the government says we're not allowed to? The answer for many of our churches is yes, we would', he says ... 'It seemed to us as leaders of the church that there was a conflict between what God commands and the law', [Paul] Levy [minister of the International Presbyterian Church in Ealing, West London] said. 'We chose to follow God's commands'..."

Why I Signed an Open Letter Asking the Government Not to Close Churches Again  (26 September 2020)

"To state the obvious, I signed this because I agree with it. I'm encouraged that the letter evidences both church unity and engagement with the culture on key current issues in our society. It also addresses key issues of concern..."

Finally, the Church Is On the March Against Lockdown  (25 September 2020)

"Many of us Christians who have grown increasingly sceptical about lockdowns, due to the worldwide collateral damage to our lives and livelihoods, have felt very alone. Some of us have been the only ones in our churches. 'When will the church find its voice?' has been a question on many of our minds. So it has been a great joy this week to find that, at last, the church has begun to speak up! An open letter has been sent to our political leaders..."

Open Letter to The Prime Minister, First Ministers, and Deputy Ministers  (24th September 2020)  [PDF]

"As church leaders from across the four nations of the UK, we have been deeply concerned about the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic across society. We have carefully followed government guidance to restrict its spread. But increasingly our concern relates to the damaging effects of anti-Covid restrictions on many of the most important aspects of life. Our God-given task as Christian ministers and leaders is to point people to Jesus Christ, who said he came to being 'life in all its fullness.'  Therefore we are troubled by policies which prioritise bare existence at the expense of those things that give quality, meaning and purpose to life. Increasingly severe restrictions are having a powerful dehumanising effect on people's lives, resulting in a growing wave of loneliness, anxiety and damaged mental health ... We entirely support proportionate measures to protect those most vulnerable to SARS-CoV-2. But we question whether the UK Government and the devolved administrations have it in their power either to eliminate this virus or to suppress it for an indefinite period while we await a vaccine. And we cannot support attempts to achieve these which, in our view, cause more damage to people, families and society - physically and spiritually - than the virus itself..."

 

Who is Head of the Church: Christ or Caesar?

If to obey our godless governmental and/or craven denominational leaders regarding how our churches order their Sunday worship during the coronavirus season is to disobey God's commands for worship of HIS Church, in His Eternal Word, then I shall disobey our governmental and denominational leaders and I shall obey God.  To quote my younger sister many, many years ago: I am not interested in what man has to say; I want to know what God has to say.

WEBSITE:  Christ Not Caesar - Love, Lordship, & Lockdown

"In brave and beautiful ways, Jesus both called out & stood up to the bullying idolatrous state religion of his day, driven by love for the sheep without a shepherd.  That he was alone and risked only death with no chance of success mattered not at all.  In earthly defeat he worked cosmic victory: paying the price of sin and disarming the Satanic power behind every false religion - bringing true freedom and immortality to light.  To fulfil our duty of love to God and fellow Christians, we believe it is right to live & gather as Jesus' people by His Spirit, with measures proportionate to the various risks - if necessary, in faithful disobedience to the laws of men, recognising the Church has no King but Christ, and leaving the consequences to Him.  At the same time such a stand seeks to fulfil our duty of love to our neighbor: for their social dignity as human beings in the face of civil oppression and government overreach."

Christ Not Caesar: Manifesto

"To fulfil our duty of love to God and Man, we believe it is right to live & gather as Jesus' people by His Spirit, with measures proportionate to the various risks - if necessary, in faithful disobedience to the laws of men, leaving the consequences to the King of kings.  We recognise...  (1) Much 'Covid-security' opposes: The wisdom of Jesus, Loving like Jesus, The harm principle, Historic church teaching, The supremacy of Jesus.  (2) Evil impacts the world: Including state, industry & media, Constantly, via men & Satan, Especially when power is concentrated, Making blind trust unwise.  (3) Our duty to obey law is altered by: Conflict with Scripture, Harm to our neighbor, The State exceeding its remit.  (4) A duty to resist is created by: Threat to our fellow man, A citizen's responsibility.  (5) A need to obey God, not men: For the Bride's purity, For loving one another, For loving society..."

Covid Conspiracy Realities  (06 February 2022)

"As has been quipped, the difference between a conspiracy theory and reality is about three months.  So many of the things we said, but were rejected out of hand, have turned out to be entirely correct.  We warned of so many things ... Nearly a full two years ago for example I was warning that governments love to use a crisis to further consolidate power and control over the masses.  I had many people getting real mad at me for that - even some Christians who said I was just being ridiculous.  Um, two years on, and who is the one being ridiculous?..."

Render Unto God  (01 February 2022)

"All Christians would know about the words of Jesus, 'Render unto Caesar' found in Matthew 22:21.  It seems however that some may forget about his next words: 'Render Unto God'.  That is, they are fully aware of our obligations to the state.  But sometimes they seem to think that this submission to the state trumps everything.  They seem to forget that only God is absolute and only his jurisdiction is universal.  Whatever the state mandates must be subordinate to the rule of God ... Too many German Christians last century for example stressed the need to obey the state..."

"We Were Fools to Follow the Rules"? No, You Were Monsters  (27 January 2022)

"I have to say I am perplexed at all the wailing and gnashing of teeth when it comes to the 'we followed the rules but Johnson and the rest of the didn't' complaint ... I thought the reason you followed all those rules was to 'save lives'.  I thought all those who didn't follow the rules were callous granny killers.  So surely, it doesn't matter what happened in No 10 Downing Street over lockdown?  You believed in the The Rules.  You believed in The Science ... There's the local vicar who [is] now horrified that he demanded young children sit separately from their grieving families at funerals..."

The Church Cannot Indefinitely Sidestep Its Self-Inflicted Covid Damage  (06 January 2022)

"There was an excellent letter to the Church Times just before Christmas from the Archdeacon of Hastings, the Rev'd Dr Edward Dowler.  it was subtitled 'Deeper Questions that Covid Measures Raise', and merits a far wider reading, not least because it touches on the sheer thoughtlessness of church incumbents and parochial church councils deciding to close their services in order to 'protect the public' and 'Save the NHS' ... We are not talking about the cancellation of services because the priest [pastor] is sick, or because the whole choir, organist and vergers [entire congregation] have contracted Covid, but the cancellation of what are usually the best attended services of the year out of fear that somebody might catch something from someone..."

The Big Brother War on Churches  (09 September 2021)

"Can the State tell churches who can attend worship services?  This is NOT a rhetorical question.  It is very real.  Already we have various governments heading down this path, demanding that churches ban any and all people who have not got the jab ... So how is the Christian to think about all this?  The wrong way to consider this matter is to run with unbiblical clichés and sloppy thinking ... Thankfully many other Christian watchmen are warning the church about these matters..."

Church Worship Restricted, Devil Worship Fine  (21 June 2021)

"We are supposed to be grateful for the small mercy of being able to attend church at all and to practice our religion, but ... Christian worship may be conducted only under strict and completely unnecessary restrictions ... Enough has been said about the G7 summit in Cornwall; but the rank hypocrisy of the back-slappers, hand-shakers and huggers amongst the international leaders did not go unnoticed ... Is the tide turning? ... support for the restrictions may be waning. People who were 'on message' regarding Covid-19 months ago are now expressing frustration that we continue to have our freedoms curtailed ... an increasing number seem to have no idea what the regulations are, long ago having stopped listening to the government briefings. The people are beginning to see sense..."

Show Some Backbone - A Churchgoer's Plea  (17 June 2021)

"'Does it concern you that, at the behest of the government, churches across the country closed their doors for three months, without any protest?'  This was the question I put to my pastor when I bumped into him last October.  He justified it as being only for a limited time, and I understood this (although personally, I would have sought to go underground).  I went on to raise the issue of salami-slicing - the danger of the State incrementally reducing the substance of the Church until it no longer resembles what church should be. He graciously acknowledged my concern.  So, where are we now?  It's 15 months since churches first closed their doors and although they have reopened, a number of restrictions remain.  This, I would argue, is seriously undermining the integrity of the church..."

COVID: Where Are the Courageous Religious Leaders?  (28 December 2020)

"When are religious leaders going to issue demands to their members? Demands to express a duty to God first; above and beyond the restrictions of the State? These leaders certainly believe God created humans with the quality of freedom. The Bible irrevocably states it. Therefore, under the cover of COVID, the State cannot remove that freedom ... Is bargaining with the State over whether 10 or 50 members can enter a house of worship the cutting edge of rebellion? ... But perhaps some people believe God wants obedience to the State ... He wants worshippers to surrender to an all-encompassing secular new world order, in which citizens will function as pawns in a Brave New World technocracy. He wants the faithful to be stripped of their humanity. If so, let's hear THAT argument..."

2020: The Year that God Still Proclaims Good Tidings of Great Joy  (23 December 2020)

"Hush now, ye heavenly host. Don't you know there's a virus about? Do stop that loud singing, and do stay well apart from one another to show a good example of social distancing to the people. And shouldn't you be wearing masks? Oh, and what a good thing Joseph and Mary were turned away from the inn, because you know they hadn't downloaded the track and trace app and their presence would have made it Covid-insecure. And for pity's sake, stop all that stuff about having no fear and rejoicing! Have you not heard the message proclaimed by Matt Hancock, the Secretary of State for Misery? It really is deeply irresponsible, and you all need to remain permanently petrified and joyless ... The Covidian state is the wretched creation of miserable technocrats. Yet, in the grand scheme of things, it is only a small and passing thing - a Shadow, and a light affliction when set beside the eternal weight of glory. So look up. Let hope return..."

2020: The Year the Church Was As Sharp As A Two-Edged Marshmallow  (21 December 2020)

"I must admit to being more than a little stunned by the reaction of many churches this year ... Not only do the majority of the churches in this country seem to think the state has absolute jurisdiction over the church (it doesn't), but they have allowed it to reshape the way they worship, including singing, the covering of faces with bits of cloth, and the ceasing of physical gatherings and physical fellowship. The irony of course is that this is done ostensibly in obedience to God, yet the Bible commands us to worship God together physically (Hebrews 10:25); to cultivate fellowship together physically (Acts 2:42); and to sing loudly (eg. Psalm 47:1). Many churches have kidded themselves that this can all be done remotely, over Zoom. Well no..."

Fear Not  (10 November 2020)

"How did the law, which was to protect us from tyranny, become an instrument of tyranny? The answer to that question is what I want to talk to you about today. How did we get in this awful mess?  The original law, God's law, was thundered from a mountaintop in the wilderness. Its purpose was to call a nation out of slavery - slavery to human masters and slavery to sin ... Our politicians take everything the law defines as righteous and make it illegal. They take everything the law prohibits and they make it either legal or compulsory. They turn white to black and black to white. How do they do this?..." 

Whitty, Valance: 'No Evidence to Back Church Closures'  (03 November 2020)

"The Government's Chief Medical Advisor and Chief Scientific Advisor have admitted that the decision to close churches in England is not based on clear evidence. Appearing in front of the Science and Technology Committee in Westminster, Professor Chris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance were grilled by Mark Logan MP about the advice the [SAGE] had given on church closures ahead of the Government's announcement on a second national lockdown. The advisors accepted that what little data existed to support the action was 'very weak'..."

 

Christ, Not Caesar, Is Head of the Church  (20 July 2020)

"Christ is Lord of all. He is the one true head of the church (Ephesians 1:22; 5:23; Colossians 1:18). He is also King of kings - sovereign over every earthly authority (1 Timothy 6:15; Revelation 17:14; 19:16) ... As His people, we are subject to His will and commands as revealed in Scripture. Therefore we cannot and will not acquiesce to a government-imposed moratorium on our weekly congregational worship or other regular corporate gatherings. Compliance would be disobedience to our Lord's clear commands. Some will think such a firm statement is inexorably in conflict with the command to be subject to governing authorities laid out in Romans 12 and 1 Peter 2..."

BITCHUTE:  Secular Sharia  (18 July 2020)

"The Covid Cult has taken over all public spaces, and the Church itself has even compromised: Social Distancing signs and seating arrangements in churches are a clear indication that the Church has adopted the State's secular position ... If Jesus were on earth today, He would be ripping off the Social Distancing signs and stickers in churches - just as He upended the tables of the money-changers in the temple. Fear has no place in the House of God. To place secular restrictions and rules between worshippers means that the power of the State takes precedence over Biblical teachings ... submitting to the fear of death. A fear that Christians are not supposed to have ... [people] couldn't congregate en masse in church because it was considered 'non-essential'. Only the religion of the State, only the Death Cult of Covid is permitted now; that's considered something that everybody has to take part in..."

Freedom, the Church and State Absolutism  (15 July 2020)

"Leaving aside debates around the reductionist character of civil government's concept of health and well-being, or the proportionality of the response over against the virus threat, the reality is that the Church has never been effectively 'shut down' by the state in this fashion in English history. Disease and plague are not unprecedented, but the mass long-term closure of churches certainly is, and it should concern every British citizen interested in freedom..."

Letter from Australia 50 - Health and Safety or Hope and Salvation?  (06 July 2020)

"I find myself increasingly concerned by the way that the church at large ... is handling this crisis ... I am concerned about the way that the State has taken so much power over personal, social and religious life ... I read that the UK government for example will now allow baptism by sprinkling, but not be immersion! When did the State get to make laws about religion in this way? And why have we acquiesced in it? It seems to me that the State says' 'jump' and the Church says 'how high?' ... we have inadvertently given the message to those both within and outwith the church, that meeting together, the sacraments, pastoral visitation, etc, are not 'essential' and we can do without them if we are asked to ... this pandemic has been teaching us to be afraid of our fellow human beings, rather than trust God..."

Government, Health & Safety, the Court of Public Opinion... What About the Bible?  (03 July 2020)

"Many [in the church] who want to at least question the overwhelmingly prevalent approach of simply accepting the government's every command and even wish, do so because they find themselves being asked by the government to disobey certain commands from the Bible, which as Christians they take to be the inerrant and infallible word of God, the final authority for all doctrine and conduct..."

If Church Leaders Will Not Lead, then the People of God Must  (03 July 2020)

"What's going wrong? Scripture speaks clearly of the transformative power of the gospel; we have evidences throughout history of the gospel triumphing even when facing overwhelming odds. Yet look around at the West today, particularly in Europe, and you are confronted with a church in headlong retreat ... In these days of lockdown, 25 Christian leaders signed a letter asking the Government to trust clergy to reopen responsibly. They argued that the right to worship is given to us by God and not the state. Not one of those leaders holds an official position in a mainstream denomination..."

Health and Safety or Hope and Salvation? The Church's Message During A Pandemic  (July 2020)

"In contrast to other countries - in Italy more priests than doctors have died, through resolutely visiting the sick in hospital - here [UK], senior churchmen have so effectively led the flight to safety they have disappeared almost entirely from public view, leaving commentators in the national press asking, 'Where is spiritual leadership at a time of crisis?'  The reluctance of denominational leaders to press for churches to reopen as a priority gives the message loud and clear: 'almost anything, even getting a haircut, is more important than public worship... it's not worth the risk'.  So, at the very time when so many have been forced to confront the frailty of mortal life, the message of the eternal - hope and salvation - has been entirely eclipsed by that of the ephemeral - health and safety..."

YOUTUBE:  My Church Was Totally Destroyed by German Bombs But We Didn't Stop Going to Church  (18 June 2020)

"David Hathaway, President of Eurovision Mission to Europe, was there during the blitz and when the first V2 rockets fell on London and its churches. Yet the churches did not close but were full and kept coming together to pray and encourage one another despite the terrible danger ... churches ... are urgently needed in our society now more than ever..."

YOUTUBE:  The Right to Worship Is Given Us by God - Not the State  (17 June 2020)

"Wilberforce Academy Director and Christian Concern's Head of Public Theology, Rev. Dr. Joe Boot, shares the approach they took in Ontario, Canada to get the government to reopen the churches during the lockdown. 'I pointed out that worship and work are not rights conferred by the government ... the civil government doesn't bestow on me a right to right to worship or work; those are given to me by God.' So when the government interferes in a Christian's right to worship, as commanded by God, it is right for that to be challenged: 'If the state forbids what God commands, or commands what God forbids, civil disobedience is a Christian duty', explains Joe. Within 24 hours of explaining this to the state government, along with a discussion on the role of the church in society, Joe was informed that the government would make accommodations for the churches to reopen..."

The State Is Not Absolute  (15 May 2020)

"The biblical Christian constantly needs to maintain biblical balance and deal with dangerous and incorrect views concerning Christian truths.  The disciples 2000 years ago were constantly doing this, and we still need to so do so today ... The issue of how the Christian relates to the state is one of these areas ... they think that blind, unquestioning submission is the proper way for Christians to deal with the State ... when we consider Ancient Israel and its unique relationship with Yahweh ... the king never had sole, absolute power, but he was kept in check by priests and by prophets.  Thus the theocracy was never about unchecked statism ... every single [Christian is] spoken of as being a royal priesthood (1 Peter 2:9).  So we all have priest-like roles and responsibilities, and that includes keeping the State to account and not allowing it to overstep its bounds.  Everywhere with the corona crisis we case after case of this happening, and it is incumbent upon all believers not to act as servile sheep..."

 

Another Gospel

"For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him..." (2 Corinthians 11:4)

The New Covid Revised Version  (03 October 2021)

"Sadly too many are buying into this fake gospel:  New versions of the Bible are always interesting.  Just this morning I was reading Scripture - this time the book of Matthew.  Having just picked up a new Bible translation, I decided to try it out ... 'When he came down from the mountain, great crowds followed him.  And behold, a Covid-positive man came to him and knelt before him, saying, Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.  And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Why are you not wearing a mask?  Why are you not social distancing?  And have you been double jabbed yet, and had your booster shots?  Depart from me.  You are unclean.  And the man went away sad, and still diseased'..."

 

The Covid Cult / The Great Deception

"Personally, I'd rather trust myself into the hands of the Living God than surrender to the Bill Gatesian Social Distancing Medical Despotism of compulsory vaccinations, certifications and health apps that is starting to take shape around us" [source].

The Middle of the Road to Hell  (21 December 2021)

"We are accustomed to thinking of great evil as instantly recognisable ... Yet ... great evil ... is often facilitated and allowed to grow by the ordinary, the middle-of-the-road.  This has been the case in many totalitarian states, where the inaction and unwillingness of millions to confront the evil taking root and growing before their eyes has allowed it to thrive and take over the society like bindweed, and this is what is happening in our society right now ... There is therefore no neutral ground in this fight against evil.  The Middle-of-the-Road is not some neutral place where we can await a return to normality.  Every time you willingly agree to go along with these restrictions and regulations that are poisoning and destroying our society, you are doing your bit to fertilise the ground upon which this totalitarian bindweed seeks to grow and to take over our lives completely.  The Middle-of-the-Road is a road to a Totalitarian Hellhole..."

The Covid Cult: The State is my Shepherd  (19 December 2021)

"If the past two years have demonstrated anything, it is that most folks have not abandoned God - they have just found a new god to replace the real one with.  Forget the bunkum that we live in a non-religious culture: we are saturated with hardcore religionists.  And they happen to worship and adore the secular state.  They will believe anything it says and do anything it demands ... The cowardice and compromise of most churches and faith leaders has been such a massive disappointment.  But to the extent that it separates the tares from the wheat, it may be a good thing nonetheless.  In a culture of mass false religiosity, separating the cultists from the true believers is vitally important..."

18 Months to Flatten Civilisation  (22 September 2021)

"Whatever you previously thought about Lockdowns and Masks; whatever you initially thought about Vaccines; whether you've been jabbed or not; surely you must by now smell that smell of a thousand rats?  Surely you must begin to see how you've been deceived?  Nothing your Government promised if you did what you were told have come to pass, and instead of three weeks to flatten some curve, here you are 18 months later and your future, your children's future and indeed the future of your civilisation are in the gravest danger.  Please stop kidding yourself it's about a virus and resolve to find whatever lawful means at your disposal to oppose what is happening..."

When Mental Illness is the Norm Sane People are Demonised  (09 September 2021)

"All across the world, governments ... are engaged in the process of terrifying their voters with imaginary threats.  A terrible mass-death, they say, can be prevented only by making obedient servants out of all the disbelievers.  'Disbelievers' as in people who have not joined the Global Death Cult.  In order to conform, you must embrace mental illness, and display the symptoms willingly, on your face (mask) in your behaviour (solitary) and your words 'Coronavirus is a killer plague.'  At regular intervals you must accept the Holy Sacrament (vaccine) and must hide yourself away when the priests announce that the invisible monster has reared its head (lockdown).  All Presidents and Prime Ministers are now priests in the Global Death Cult, which preaches the End Of The World (Climate Catastrophe) and Extermination by Killer Plague (coronavirus)..."

The Covidian Cult (Part III)  (02 September 2021)

"In order to oppose this new form of totalitarianism, we need to understand how it both resembles and differs from earlier totalitarian systems ... I called the New Normals a 'Covidian Cult', not to gratuitously insult or mock them, but because that is what totalitarianism is ... a cult writ large, on a societal scale.  Anyone who has tried to get through to them can confirm the accuracy of that analogy.  You can show them the facts until you're blue in the face.  It will not make the slightest difference.  You think you are having a debate over facts, but you are not.  You are threatening their new 'reality'.  You think you are struggling to get them to think rationally.  You are not.  What you are is a heretic, an agent of demonic forces, an enemy of all that is 'real' and 'true' ... a 'conspiracy theorist', an 'anti-vaxxer', or a 'virus denier'.  The specific epithets don't really matter.  They are just labels that cult members and totalitarians use to demonise those they perceive as 'enemies' ... The simple fact of the matter is, you can't talk people out of a cult...

The Dehumanisation of the Other  (01 September 2021)

"The dehumanisation of the Other usually begins with language.  People are reduced to derogatory soundbites, usually leading to the demonisation and persecution of the Other, the latter always part of the process of dehumanisation.  The Nazis described Jews as Untermensch (sub-human), rats and vermin.  Once humans are stripped of their humanity like this, it then becomes easy to abuse, persecute and to murder them.  Positioning people as a threat to health and safety and making it a moral duty to fight them, is a diabolical formula ... Seemingly the majority of the world is caught in a quasi-religious Cvovis-19 cult, demonising those who speak out against the madness of destroying our civilisation for a cirus with a low mortality rate.  These are zealots who don't tolerate any dissent from their Covid religion, and use degrading language to describe those they deem as dangerous heretics.  Covidiot, anti-vaxxer, Covid denier and conspiracy theorist are just a few of the terms flung about, made more powerful and effective by the Establishment joining in.  Even the Queen has taken part, violating the Nuremberg Code, and calling anyone concerned about taking an experimental vaccine, 'selfish' ... It's so much easier to follow the herd, parrot official propaganda and to submit, them to fight an often unrewarding and exhausting battle against tyranny.  But that way lies risking one's humanity ... I have seen calls on social media to put the unvaccinated into camps, chilling and quite frankly, evil, given the history of the 20th century..."

Age of Deception  (22 July 2021)

"[T]here is a vital aspect to Jesus' teaching of the last days, which believers ignore at their peril.  It is the issue of deception ... Jesus warned that the even 'the elect' could be deceived.  That's you and me!  In a complex message, Daniel prophesied of the Antichrist, a great world leader who would be a deceiver (Daniel 11:21,23).  The book of Revelation makes abundantly clear that the whole world will be deceived (Revelation 12:9; 13;14).  In other words, at a national and worldwide level, there would be lies and deception in politics and world government.  We all know that politicians can and do lie ... It is also naive to assume that a one world government will suddenly come out of nowhere.  So it behoves to ask the unthinkable question in these last days: are we being politically deceived as the one world government is being prepared?  Many sincere, committed Christians might be uncomfortable with a subject like this..."

The Great Deception  (18 June 2021)

"[U]timately, this Great Deception can have no purely human explanation.  Behavioural science alone cannot explain it.  I have been struck by the number of atheists who have - along with those Christians who have seen through it - commented that it has been as if some kind of spell has been cast on people, and that there is a mysterious, spiritual dimension to all this.  Something like this?  'For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.'  Many atheists will scoff at such a claim, of course.  Yet the truly astonishing things about this Great Deception is that more of them appear to be open and receptive to such an explanation than is generally true of the church..."

Climate Change, Wokeness, and Covid - the Un-Holy Trinity  (31 May 2021)

"The first and second commandments of the Old Testament, respectively, instruct the faithful - Jew and Christian alike - to have no other god above God and not to recreate false gods.  But God Himself was long ago abandoned by western society ... Into the vacuum have flooded false gods and a new religion with its own un-Holy Trinity of beliefs which have coalesced and now grip the minds of large swathes of our population ... The wonderful thing about this new religion is that it requires little sacrifice, an minimum of effort and can be practised from the safety and comfort of your own conservatory..."

The Covidian Cult (Part II)  (21 April 2021)  [NB: strong language]

"A full year after the initial roll-out of the utterly horrifying and completely fictional photos of people dropping dead in the streets, the projected 3.4% death rate, and all the rest of the official propaganda, despite the absence of any actual scientific evidence of an apocalyptic plague (and the abundance of evidence to the contrary), millions of people continue to behave like members of an enormous death cult, walking around in public with medical-looking masks, robotically repeating vacuous platitudes, torturing children, the elderly, the disabled, demanding that everyone submit to being injected with dangerous experimental vaccines and just generally acting delusional and psychotic.  How did we ever get to this point?..."

2020: The Year We Sold Our Liberties For A Medical Tyranny  (19 December 2020)

"This year has seen what looks like the birth of a new religion. Let us call it Covidianity. It has its Prophets (eg. Neil Ferguson); its Priesthood of experts (eg. Whitty and Vallance); its own Soteriology (eg. The Vaccine of Salvation); its evangelists (eg. Piers Morgan); its own eschatology (eg. The New Normal); and of course its heretics (anyone questioning the data or the narrative). Not everyone who has adopted the bizarre practices of Covidianity is a Covidian. Many have been cowed into it somewhat unwillingly; many have been bamboozled into it somewhat unwittingly; and many others just do not seem to have thought through what is being done to them, much less whether it is right, necessary and proportionate. But there are definitely true Covidians, and you can recognise them by their insistence that all bow down to their cult, and that those who refuse should be shamed..."

Scientists, the False Idols Of A Faithless Land  (15 November 2020)

"Britain is in desperate need of spiritual direction ... The nation today thinks itself far too sophisticated to humble itself before the Lord, but its trust instead is in the precautions ... resorting to a thoroughly unwholesome trust in the State and its institutions ... Secularism lacks the mental and philosophical faculties to deal with a pandemic.  Its abandonment of the reality of the providence of God makes it react disproportionately to the need of the moment. When society loses an understanding of the sovereignty of God over creation, it resorts to excessive fear and a misplaced trust in human ingenuity..."

The New Covid Religion  (13 November 2020)

"As Covid continues to sweep across the western world, it is infecting us with far more than a virus. Religious leaders have abandoned their flocks, the churches have slammed their doors shut and the government now issues moral edicts from on high about what we can and cannot do. The Covid religion is here to stay and the State is providing direction. Can we be saved?  (1) The New Calvinists ... (2) Sacred Rituals ... (3) Sin ... (4) Test Your Faith ... (5) The New Priesthood ... (6) The Evangelicals ... (7) The heretics ... (8) Sacrificial Offerings ... (9) Second Coming..."

The Covidian Cult (Part I)  (13 October 2020)  [NB: strong language]

"One of the hallmarks of totalitarianism is mass conformity to a psychotic official narrative.  Not a regular official narrative, like the 'Cold War' or the 'War on Terror' narratives.  A totally delusional official narrative that has little or no connection to reality and that is contradicted by a preponderance of facts.  Nazism and Stalinism are the classic examples, but the phenomenon is better observed in cults and other sub-cultural societal groups ... the delusional nature of these official narratives is glaringly obvious to most rational people,  What many people fail to understand is that to those who fall prey to them (whether individual cult members or entire totalitarian societies) such narratives do not register as psychotic.  Everything in their social 'reality' reifies and reaffirms the narrative, and anything that challenges or contradicts it is perceived as an existential threat.  These narratives are invariably paranoid, portraying the cult as threatened or persecuted by an evil enemy or antagonistic force which only unquestioning conformity to the cult's ideology can save its members from..."

Covid Conversations: "Everyone Is Out Of Step But Our Jock"  (08 October 2020)

"A dear friend and I recently had a conversation about my not obeying the government's rules and guidance concerning the coronavirus restrictions.  I shall not include the entire conversation here, but it may be that what is reproduced below will bless and strengthen other 'dissidents' to the narrative...  If Jock can see that there is something wrong concerning the instructions and that they could result in great damage in some way, should he still obey them unquestioningly just because everyone else in the Group is?..."

For more articles, videos and comments on the Covid Cult please see here.

 

The Persecuted Church

Soldiers of Faith, Take A Sword to the Covid Rulebook  (20 June 2021)

"In the past, religions prevailed against impossible odds, faith moved mountains. Early Christians risked being burned at the stake or thrown to the lions. Not even the most terrible persecutions would shake their faith, and Christianity became the world's most successful religion, founded on the blood of its martyrs.  They would certainly not have let a little thing like a virus from which more than 99% of people recover put them off meeting to worship their God..."

COVID: Where Are the Courageous Religious Leaders?  (28 December 2020)

"Every early story about every religion shows how the State power of the day had to be overcome. Is it now time to develop terminal amnesia about these origins? Are these stories buried because they are inconvenient? ... 'By 325, an estimated 7 million were Christians with as many as 2 million killed for the faith ... they were accused of treason to the state' ... And now, in 2020, the major religious objection to COVID restrictions concerns the number of worshippers allowed inside a church during services? Is this the evolution of faith, or its destruction, at the hands of the faithful themselves? Is conscience 'outmoded'? Is civilisation now so 'advanced' that suffering and even dying for one's faith is considered absurd? ... It seems to me that people should renounce their religion, if they're unwilling to go to the wall for it. Just admit that what true faith requires is too much..."

Why Christians Are A Threat to the Lockdown Ideology  (24 May 2020)

"The experience of the Underground Church in Communist Eastern Europe has a vital spiritual lesson for any British Christians brave enough to defy lockdown ideology ... The late Richard Wurmbrand was a Lutheran pastor in Communist Romania ... Christianity, when practiced authentically by the likes of the Wurmbrands, is the ultimate threat to lockdown ideology ... compliant British churches are no threat to totalitarianism. But courageous, counter-cultural Christianity is..."

 

Fear Not, Little Flock

Courageous Christians or Christian Cowards?  (14 February 2022)

"It has always been the case that some of God's people are full of faith and courage, while others are full of fear and cowardice.  That is one major dividing line we always find.  It was true in the Old Testament, and it has been true throughout Christian history ... too many Christians never even read [the Old Testament] depriving themselves of God's important truths ... It seems that the past two years have made this division even much starker and clearer.  So many Christians are living in total fear.  They seldom leave home.  They certainly are not going to church.  They have fully bought the 'bad report' that the media and most of our leaders are dishing up on a daily basis.  And how many church leaders have done exactly the same?..."

YOUTUBE:  How to Worship Fear  (12 May 2021)

I realise that some Christians might take offence at this video.  But sometimes it is necessary to use drastic measures to get across to folks - in this case, believers who should know better - that this is precisely what they are doing.

Your Life Today Depends on What and Whom You Fear: A Virus, or God?  (28 April 2021)

"The Bible has a lot to say about 'fear'.  In short, fearing the wrong things or wrong people can lead to your death, while appropriate fear will lead to life ... The masses ... are fearing a 'virus', and this fear, which is misplaced, is causing many today to die, because they are putting their trust in the medical system and their sorceries, pharmakeia, which are drugs and vaccines ... most churches today, and those who claim to know God, are encouraging people to sign up and get the experimental COVID injections.  They obviously fear 'the virus' more than they fear God, and some of them have already died because of their faith in vaccines and drugs ... This is no time to waiver in your faith, if you are a true believer in Christ and walking in the Kingdom of Light.  Misplaced fear today is deadly..."

In God, Not Scientists, We Trust  (28 February 2021)

"Covid-19, and society's response to it, have brought into sharp focus Britain's abandonment of the Christian faith. A society devoid of faith in the Creator has been reduced to disproportionate levels of fear ... the same Bible which stimulated the methodology of the great pioneers if modern science ... also teaches the historical reality of man's rebellion against God and his ongoing susceptibility to disease ... 'Asa in the thirty and ninth year of his reign was diseased in his feet, until his disease was exceeding great: yet in his disease he sought not to the Lord, but to the physicians' (2 Chronicles 16:12). This verse is not teaching that the King should not have turned to the physicians at all, but simply that he should not have made them his absolute trust to the exclusion of God..."

When Rebellion is Godly  (18 February 2021)

"Reflective rebellion is a character trait that must be instilled in one's youth. It is rebellion born of reflecting upon the deep issues and responding with thoughtful deliberation. It doesn't come naturally ... It is obvious that worldwide conformity is vital to the new world that is quickly closing in on us: ... In this new world it is vital that we as believers understand there are two forms of rebellion: one is reflective, and the other is reactive. We define reflective as rooted in wise reflection, whereas reactive rebellion is an automatic reflex action to things not going our way ... As the world marches closer and closer to the end times, we need to be armed with the understanding that there will be times in our lives when health, happiness, and well-being are not the end game ... Be one of those rare souls who are reflectively rebellious..."

COVID: Where Are the Courageous Religious Leaders?  (28 December 2020)

"Jesus endured pain and torture, and surrendered his human form, in order to save humanity, but now faithful followers can declare their loyalty during online virtual services. Or from their cars, in a parking lot. Without feeling a tremor of conscience ... Months ago, I said pastors and priests and other religious leaders should stand up in their houses of worship and confess their lack of courage and resign their positions. Confess they are unworthy to lead congregations. Ask for the most brave to step forward and take over. That's a correct course of action..."

2020: The Year the Church Was As Sharp As A Two-Edged Marshmallow  (21 December 2020)

"It is a curious fact that the Bible contains the phrase 'fear not' many times, whereas the word 'nice' is never used (except of course in some of the really marshmallowy modern [paraphrases]) ... Yet, you'd hardly know it to look at the state of many churches at the moment. There seems to be an overwhelming emphasis on being 'nice', which generally means never saying anything provocative or dangerous or which could be seen as being judgemental. Yet when along came a virus, fear seemed to be in plenteous supply..."

Fear Not  (10 November 2020)

"Our politicians take everything the law defines as righteous and make it illegal. They take everything the law prohibits and they make it either legal or compulsory. They turn white to black and black to white. How do they do this?  They use fear.  In the King James version of the Bible, there are 170 cases of mankind being instructed to 'fear not.'  This is not a coincidence. It recognises a plain truth of the human condition. Two failings of the human heart can be exploited to get us to commit evil acts: pride and fear. Our politicians know this well and use both, all the time. If we remember to be neither filled with pride nor driven by fear, we become free (and we also become a threat to the system)..."

YOUTUBE:  Fear Not  (10 November 2020)

David Scott's speech at Holyrood, Edinburgh, on 7th November. A spiritual and Christian response to the tragedy of the ongoing suppression of our freedoms under the covid-lockdown. We hope you enjoy this and, please, comment as you see fit."  /  Viewers' comments:  "Now there's a sermon that should be heard in every church in the land!"  /  "God bless you David - a wonderful God-filled speech"  /  "Amen to that David"  /  "Psalm 37"  /  "The lie becomes the truth and the truth the lie"  /  "Great message David, The Lord God is in control. Those who know Jesus as their Saviour and Lord will be comforted"  /  "The churches are ... fully on board with all this government propaganda. All churches closed again"  /  "The truth shines so bright in these dark days, it is our most precious gift"  /  "2 Timothy 1:7 ... Brilliant speech, thank you David"  /  "Wonderful speech drilling down on the nature of the spiritual war we are now is with our dictatorial, tyrannical and repressive government"  /  "So much intelligence and dignity. Thankyou Northern Exposure and UK Column"  /  "An excellent speech exploring the ultimate background behind all that's going on"  /  "Either we place our trust in man or in God. No9 man can serve two masters ... 1 Corinthians 15:1-4"  /  "Thank you David for speaking the truth and highlighting that our freedom comes from God"  /  "It is incredibly uplifting to hear the word of God spoken aloud in public. God bless you for so doing"

YOUTUBE:  This Is A Spiritual Battle  (06 October 2020)

"If you can see the truth of the reality around you, and you can recognise the evil for what it is ... you have an obligation to plant a seed in the minds of other people..."  /  Viewers' comments:  "Dave, may God bless you and keep you safe so that your voice may be heard and spread far and wide. We must turn back to God to turn the tide"  /  "There's this really old book that talks about whoever doesn't have a certain mark won't be able to buy or trade..."  /  "He required everyone - small and great, rich and poor, free and slave - to be given a mark on the right hand or on the forehead"  (Revelation 13:16)

Rules Are Rules!  (21 September 2020)

"One of the most oft-repeated and oft-heard mantras during the past few months of this Coronavirus, has been 'Rules are Rules!'.  No matter how illogical, contradictory, confusing, even bizarre, or downright harmful, the diktats imposed upon the public ... in the name of 'saving'; us from Covid-19, much of the public's response has been to obey without question.  This has also been the case for a surprising number of Christians; despite the conflicting of some of these rules with God's commands to His Church in the Scriptures..."

Coping With Fear  (May/June 2020)

"The opposite of faith is not doubt. It is fear ... Many things can contribute to our fears: a sudden and overwhelming event, uncertainty about the future, a sense of powerless and inability to control what will happen. Death as a stark reality now threatens us and our loved ones, in particular the elderly. An unknown deadly virus, a force outside our control which has suddenly come upon us, is creating fear.  How should we respond?  The Bible has much to say about fear..."

Fear of Death and Disease Is A Snare  (23 May 2020)

"I do not know if the Lord will keep me or you from the coming tribulation or if we will be martyred for our faith ... I know that the Lord Jesus and our Father God are the victors in this battle of the ages. I know that I belong to my Saviour, the Lord of lords and King of kings. I know that Jesus told us that when we see the signs of the end start to occur, that we are not to be troubled but instead we are to look upwards, for our redemption draws closer ... And so finally, regarding 'the fear of death', those who truly belong to the Lord Jesus Christ, can surely say a hearty 'Amen'  to the following Bible passage. For this is the scripture that reminds us that the 'sting of death' has been removed for the Christian, whose sins are forgiven and covered by His precious blood: 'Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed - in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet'..."

Our Place of Safety  (26 April 2020)

"In the Old Testament, the places of safety for God's people, when He wanted to protect them from their enemies or from a pestilence or a judgement, were in a variety of different kinds of physical locales..."

YOUTUBE:  Peace ~ Be Still ~ Lay All Your Worries Down  (06 November 2009)

"Peace; be still, lay all your worries down,  Be still, O my soul, for our God is in control,  And if God is for us, then whom shall I fear?  And if God is for us, so lay me down, be still.  He is God.  Hallelujah, our God has overcome, Hallelujah, our LORD, Jesus Christ, has won.  Be still, my soul, He is GOD.  (Psalm 8:31 and Psalm 46:10)"

 

Judgement and Repentance

The Church, Weighed, Measured, and Found Wanting  (29 October 2021)

"The ultimate aim of this writing is not condemnation but reformation.  Though the provenance of this essay is under home-confinement orders in locked-down Australia, its message extends to the wider church.  Under seven rubrics I would like to highlight a number of areas in which the church has shown itself to have fallen short in its practice and principles ... Let us embrace a spirit of humble repentance as we examine how we have measured up during the pandemic and how we should acquit ourselves henceforth: (1) Spirit of fear ... (2) Health Idolatry ... (3) Submitting to Caesar ... (4) Ethical Confusion ... (5) Compromised Ecclesiology ... (6) Warped Worship ... (7) Dishonouring God ... (8) A Pathway Forward..."

Silver Bullet? Golden Calf? Is the Vaccine Our Way Out of This?  (08 February 2021)

"Is the vaccine our way out [of the C19 pandemic]? How can it be? ... Not only are we looking to it as an alternative to repentance to get us out of the crisis: there are ethical concerns to do with the vaccines themselves. They have been produced with the help of aborted fetal cell lines, and the practice of organ harvesting from healthy, wrongly killed babies continues around the world today ... I don't think we really know God as we ought to if we think that this is his gift to us, as if he would give us something out of the fruit of child sacrifice..."

YOUTUBE:  Idolatry and Judgment: Are We Under God's Judgment?  (05 February 2021)

"Rev. Dr. Joe Boot's recent talk at the Wilberforce Academy refocus day, looking at the question of God's judgment in history and the nations. How should we approach the question of whether we are under God's judgment? How has the church historically understood plagues and pandemics? What can we say about God's judgment in history?"

Coming Into the Light  (27 March 2020)

"My greatest sadness today is that so many people in Britain do not even acknowledge the existence of God, and very few people are really listening to what God is saying to the nations through this pandemic. God has been airbrushed out of our national consciousness. But God has been sending us warnings for many years, although they have all been ignored. He has spoken quietly through many significant incidents such as financial crashes and natural disasters - storms, tsunamis, earthquakes, wind and fire - but few people have been listening. So now God is shouting to the nations! God is surely warning us that the world is heading for disaster..."

The Shaking of the Nations  (20 March 2020)

"The great shaking of the nations that in this ministry we have been prophesying for more than 30 years is happening now. It gives us no satisfaction in saying this, for, as leaders in each of the nations are saying, we are all in this together - no-one is immune from the risk of the coronavirus pandemic. But where does this fit in the purposes of God and what is God saying to the nations today? ... There are three outstanding things that God hates: Oppression and Violence ... Injustice and Greed ... Idolatry and False Religion..."

 

C19 Vaccines: Going Down to Egypt

"Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots ... but they look not unto the Holy One ... neither seek the LORD!" (Isaiah 31:1)

"O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you ... Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?" (Galatians 3:1-3)

Why We Should Stand Against Mandatory NHS Vaccinations  (28 January 2022)

"I want to explain why Christian Concern is standing with Christians who find themselves unemployed because they don't want to take these vaccines, and why we should all show our love for our neighbour by opposing these laws.  It's about compulsion ... [T]his is a conscience issue ... Is the mandate proportionate and necessary? ... From clapping to sacking ... Stand with our brothers and sisters..."

A New Sin and A New Salvation Requirement?  (10 September 2021)

"Are you saved? The new Covid Gospel:  Yes we have actually got to the place with all the hysteria and fear over this virus that the traditional understanding of sin and salvation are now being thrown in the air.  You may have thought that there are no new sins - just the plain old standard ones like murder, theft, lying, etc.  Well, it seems that some folks have managed to create a whole new sin: the sin of being unvaccinated.  Sadly we have gotten to the place where some believers are basically arguing that fully submitting to medical mandates is somehow tied in with being a good Christian ... Two millennia ago the Apostle Paul had to chew out the Galatians because they were adding to the gospel..."

A Lament As Children Are Enrolled into Operation Cliff Edge  (14 September 2021)

"It has been clear for years that our society has been rapidly degenerating, but it really is now plumbing new depths.  On the say-so of the Chief Scientific officer, Chris Whitty, this country is to start the mass injections of dangerous experimental products into the arms of children aged 12-15, with or without their parents' consent.  There is absolutely no scientific or medical reason for children to be given a 'vaccine' for this illness since, according to possibly the world's leading epidemiologist, John Ioannidis of Stanford University, the Median Infection Rate for SARS-SoV-2 for 0-19 year-olds is 0.0027%, or a Survival Rate Estimate of 99.9973% ... This is clearly a great evil  being done on unsuspecting children, for which I can only lament, grieve and warn.  It's as if Moloch were not content with taking 200,000 human lives from the womb each year in this country, but demands even more sacrifice.  Yet there is an even greater danger on the horizon as a result of these products and the arrogance and hubris which greeted them - as if they were the Saviour of the World..."

Your Life Today Depends on What and Whom You Fear: A Virus, or God?  (28 April 2021)

"'And when they say to you, "Inquire of the mediums and the necromancers who chirp and mutter," should not a people inquire of their God? Should they inquire of the dead on behalf of the living?' (Isaiah 8:19) ... The masses ... are fearing a 'virus' , and this fear, which is misplaced, is causing many today to die, because they are putting their trust in the medical system and their sorceries, pharmakeia, which are drugs and vaccines. As a result, many are dying, and many more will die who put their trust in the corrupt medical system, instead of trusting God and fearing him ... most churches today, and those who claim to know God, are encouraging people to sign up and get the experimental COVID injections..."

Replacing God with Medicine: 21st Century 'Idolatry'  (24 April 2021)

"Today, medicine is seen as the solution to almost all of life's problems. A pill or vaccine exists now for just about every ailment or problem in life, and for those problems that don't have a medical solution yet, billions of dollars are spent on research to find one. The belief system currently in place is that physical science and medicine can solve all problems in life ... The people who control the medical system are trained and licensed and given great authority to control our lives ... It is believed that life itself is dependent on medicine, and this belief system is used to justify the authority and power the medical system has in our culture ... This is especially true in the vaccine movement right now ... However, what is real 'medicine'? Can we find this term in the Bible anywhere to give us some guidance?..."

Silver Bullet? Golden Calf? Is the Vaccine Our Way Out of This?  (08 February 2021)

"Is the vaccine our way out [of the C19 pandemic]? How can it be? ... Not only are we looking to it as an alternative to repentance to get us out of the crisis: there are ethical concerns to do with the vaccines themselves. They have been produced with the help of aborted fetal cell lines, and the practice of organ harvesting from healthy, wrongly killed babies continues around the world today ... I don't think we really know God as we ought to if we think that this is his gift to us, as if he would give us something out of the fruit of child sacrifice..."

Vaccines - An Alternative View  (01 February 2021)

"We all know that a vaccine has been thought of by many as the holy grail which will lift us out of this [Covid-19] crisis, and the quest to find one has been embarked on by many pharmaceutical companies in the hope that they may restore health to humanity and deliver us from the pestilence we face. But with vaccines at the forefront of the conversation for a while now, a lot of Christians have become aware that the way many of them are produced and tested poses an ethical conundrum - the use of foetal tissue ... vaccines already widely in use such as the MMR vaccine are produced using this method ... It shocked me to my core to think that healthy babies had been killed and their body parts used in this way..."

Many Aborted Babies Are Used in Vaccine Creation  (01 February 2021)

"Dr. Stanley Plotkin is considered the Godfather of Vaccines. He is an American physician who worked as a consultant to the biggest vaccine manufacturers and biotechnology firms, non-profits, and governments. in the 1960s, he played a role in creating the Rubella vaccine. His book, Vaccines, is the standard reference textbook on the subject ... he reluctantly admits the horrific facts and gruesome details about the relationship of abortion to vaccines. Dr Plotkin was called to answer questions from a lawyer who was defending the rights of a mother who refused to vaccinate her child due to concerns about the ingredients in the vaccines..." [EMcD: Please note that this is a Catholic site, and that Bayith does not under any circumstances agree with or promote Roman Catholic doctrines or teachings. However, the medical information given in this video is of extreme Biblical and Spiritual import.]

RUMBLE:  Interview with Pamela Acker  (12 January 2021)

"Interview with Pamela Acker, one of the most knowledgeable people in the world on vaccines and on what goes into them." [EMcD: Please note that this is a Catholic site, and that Bayith does not under any circumstances agree with or promote Roman Catholic doctrines or teachings. However, the medical information given in this video is of extreme Biblical and Spiritual import.]

Oxford/AstraZeneca:  Vaccines and Aborted Babies  (04 January 2021)

"Last year, the BBC boiled vaccine 'misinformation claims' down to four it believed it could refute: (1) 'Altered DNA' claims; (2) Bill Gates and microchip claims; (3) Foetal tissue claims; (4) Recovery rate claims.  In the December 2020 Christian Voice newsletter ... we looked at these claims, together with: (1) Concerns about mercury; (2) The record of vaccine companies; (3) Genuine concerns about safety and (4) Why the vaccine has not been licensed as 'safe and efficacious'; (5) Why initial adverse side effects are so common; (6) The possibility of coercion, let alone (7) Whether the vaccine could become compulsory..."

Concerning Coronavirus Vaccines  (December 2020 / January 2021)

"2020 has been a very trying year for us all... and, at last, the Government is promising that the '(sort-of) end is in sight' via the coronavirus vaccines from Pfizer/BioNTech and/or from Oxford/AsrtraZeneca.  Many folks are heaving a huge sigh of relief that a vaccine will enable the country to get back to normal; to the way things were before this coronavirus came along...  But - and, sadly, there always seems to be a 'but' - that hope is a forlorn one..."

Several COVID-19 Vaccines Are Made Using Aborted Fetal Cells  (15 December 2020)

"In addition to standard concerns over the safety of COVID-19 vaccines is the moral dilemma of taking vaccines made with aborted fetal cells. For many, this alone is a cause for objection. Several of the vaccine candidates, including AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine, are made using aborted fetal cell lines ... While some may indeed be concerned about the actual, literal inclusion of fetal cells in the finished vaccine, typically, it's simply a moral objection to the use of aborted fetuses in medical research and development ... So, what is a fetal cell line, really, and how is it used in vaccine development?..."

Update: COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates and Abortion-Derived Cell Lines  (30 Sept 2020 / 14 Dec 2020 / 04 Jan 2021)

"Accurate information about the development and production of COVID-19 vaccines is essential, especially because many proposed candidates use newer molecular technologies for production of a viral vaccine. One concern regarding the ethical assessment of viral vaccine candidates is the potential use of abortion-derived cell lines in the development, production or testing of a vaccine. This analysis utilizes data from the primary scientific literature when available, along with data from clinical trial documents, reputable vaccine tracking websites, and published commercial information. It is the hope that by providing accurate data, recipients can make well-informed decisions regarding vaccine choices..."

An Ethics Assessment of COVID-19 Vaccine Programs  (06 May 2020)

"This page outlines the ethical considerations involved solely in vaccine production, based on information present at the time of publication. Subsequently, publication of scientific papers has provided additional details about the vaccines ... As shown in Table 1, there are a number of COVID-19 vaccine programs that are now in registered clinical trials or in early pre-clinical stages of development. Five of these identified efforts use genetically engineered adenoviruses for production of CoV-19 products ... their viral genomes are introduced into cultured human cells genetically engineered ... Several commonly used human cell lines developed for this function were established from cells taken from electively aborted human fetuses..."

Analysis of COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates  (Last Updated December 2020)

Concerning whether they use abortion-derived cell lines.

Fact Sheet: COVID Vaccines & Fetal Cell Lines  (No Date)

"What Is A Fetal Cell Line? ... How Are Fetal Cell Lines Used in Vaccines? ... Are Fetal Cell Lines Necessary for Vaccines? ... Do COVID Vaccines Use Fetal Cell Lines?..."

 

Face Masks

"...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord" (2 Corinthians 17b-18).

Why Mask Mandates in Church Violate the Word of God  (25 January 2022)

"While I love my Christian brothers and sisters in the Lord who support mask wearing in church, I cannot but believe the practice to be dangerous and unbiblical.  The Church of Christ is a 'pillar of truth' (1 Timothy 3:15).  The rationale for mask mandates is generally what makes people FEEL safe, quite apart from whether it actually MAKES them safe.  Is this an acceptance of a post-truth mentality? ... How have we come to the point where the fears of the most fearful are dictating corporate decisions in churches?..."

Why I Won't Worship in A Mask  (30 August 2020)

"For the last few weeks church-goers have begun to meet again for public worship. I have not joined them. The church I am a member of has implemented all government guidance on meetings lock, stock and barrel: no coming within two metres of each other, no singing and the compulsory wearing of face masks as well as the banning of small children ... What is the problem with just putting on the mask? Here is my answer..."

Why I Don't Wear A Face-Mask  (03 August 2020)

"In politics and in the Church, when things don't add up and my alarm bells start clanging wildly, I take a deep breath, gird up my loins, and begin some research...  This is what I did in April, when I began to see inconsistencies appearing in the received political narrative concerning Covid-19. One idea currently being touted by various governments and their chosen medical and scientific advisors is that the mass wearing of face-masks will help to prevent the spread of the virus..."

GRAPHIC:  Drawing the Line  (July 2020)

"No mask! That's where I draw the line!..."

GOV.UK:  Face Coverings  (31 July 2020)

"For members of the public, from 8 August the places where you will have to wear a face covering will be expanded to include: ... place of worship..."

The Ritual Wearing of the Mask  (19 May 2020)

"[W]hy are the powers-that-be, globally, forcing their citizens to wear these masks, if the masks simply don't work against coronavirus, and might very well be dangerous to your health? ... Among other things, the wearing of a mask over one's mouth is a token of submission... a gesture of your willingness to be subject to others who are not your usual Sovereign ... Instead of being a sovereign representative of the Most High God and His Word on this earth, in essence, you agree to become a willing subject - a slave - to the very enemies of God and His Christ ... Mask wearing has nothing to do with coronavirus..."

Why You're Wearing A Mask: The Pagan Ritual of Transformation  (22 April 2020)

"Ritual is a spiritual psycho-drama of consciousness; a deliberate action taken to facilitate change; changes to the whole of the environment people exist in, starting with the mental landscape of the people themselves ... A ritual initiation introduces and inducts one into 'the way'; a new way of life or world view; a program to guide beliefs and actions, enabling the initiate to become a full and true member of the new society ... An initiation ritual typically involves three stages. Let's see if any of this sounds familiar to you..."

 

Corporate Hymn Singing

Why Does the Government Still Not Allow Hymn-Singing in Church?  (18 June 2021)

"Why is hymn-singing in church more likely to make people sick than drinking 10 pints and chanting 'Inger-land, Inger-land, Inger-land' in a crowded pub?  May we see the scientific analysis?  Why is this permitted during the continuing Covid lockdown? [photo] but socially-distanced hymn-singing in this cavernous space not? [photo]  Why may 100 people tuck into seafood pasta in a packed restaurant, but not sing 'Amazing Grace' in church?  Why may people cram into a steel tube and fly to Ibiza sharing the same stale air for two-and-a-half hours, but not spend four minutes quietly singing 'When I Survey the Wondrous Cross' in the echoing vastness of Canterbury Cathedral? ... The Tartan Army is apparently free to sing 'Yes Sir, I Can Boogie', with gusto while flying from Aberdeen to London.  Hymn-singing isn't therapy; it is intrinsic to the essential act of worship..."

 

Lockdowns

The Biblical Case Against Lockdown  (14 October 2021)

"[W]e know from Romans 10:3 that one of the characteristics of a Christ-rejecting society is that many seek to establish their own standards of what is deemed to be good, and that these standards will often not be in accordance with what God requires. Furthermore, secular society may adhere to these standards with a religious zeal. Conformity to the lockdown principle appears to fall into this category.  Yes, of course we endeavour to alleviate any suffering which a serious respiratory virus causes, and yes, some sensible precautions must be taken to contain it, but God does not require that we do so at the price of destroying all normal human interaction, separating families and taking away people's livelihoods..."

No, Scripture Does Not Command Lockdown Mania  (25 September 2021)

"The Bible cannot be used to justify our draconian lockdowns:  Sadly, Christians have not been immune from getting things so very wrong when it comes to this virus that is now upon us, and how various governments have sought to deal with it.  Their misuse and abuse of Scripture has been far too common ... some Christians will foolishly say we are being unloving and un-Christlike to oppose lockdowns and indiscriminate quarantines.  What IS unloving and un-Christlike is to foolishly run with a cure which is worse than the disease.  it is ignoring the shadow pandemic and all its negative effects ... Christians of all people should not be lapping up tall the panic porn and hysteria, nor should they be uncritically running with the media-run fear narrative..."

Our Biblical Duty to Challenge Lockdown  (30 March 2021)

"St Paul said of those who were near and dear to him but who rejected Christ that they were 'going about to establish their own righteousness [and] have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God' (Romans 10:3). This what non-believers always do. They seek to establish an alternative standard by which to live and reject God's appointed method of salvation. The imagine that they can make themselves good people by conforming to a fashionable man-made consensus ... The truth is that in this fallen world in rebellion against God viruses will always exist ... The Christian, therefore, must challenge the lockdown on Bible-based ethical grounds..."

Wales Lockdown Isn't Only Absurd; It Denies Freedom of Religion  (26 October 2020)

"The Church is a community, called to share its corporate life in worship and sacrifice, and that is its witness to the world. For the believer, this community embodies an alternative order of government which is a sign of God's redemptive purposes in the world ... The community of the Church is not simply a pub gathering or a business meeting; it is a reified social manifestation of the people of God ... The Church is the body of Christ ... it is not an atomised collection of individual members ... Christians are called - commanded - to live in community; to be responsive to one another's actions, attuned to each others' needs. It is not for the secular Government of Wales to prohibit the sacred sacramental life..."

The Forced Closure of Churches by the State is an Extreme Interference with Article 9 Rights  (23 October 2020)

"In the event the Welsh Ministers carry out their stated intention to impose a blanket ban on church services in Wales, our clients intend to apply for judicial review of any such legislation on the grounds that it is (a) in breach of Article 9 ECHR and/or (b) ultra vires the powers of the Welsh Ministers, and/or the National Assembly for Wales, under the domestic constitutional law ... as a matter of principle, the imposition of appropriate anti-epidemic measures in the Church is ultimately a matter for Church authorities rather than secular state authorities..."

 

Holy Communion

Tory's Snub for Worship in the Pub  (16 August 2020)

"'Dear Julian, Thank you for your email and for sharing your idea. As it stands this idea would not be permitted under the COVID guidelines. Kind regards, David Morris MP for Morecambe and Lunesdale'.  Mr Morris  obviously believes he is fully conversant with the rules but he is entirely wrong ... it is perfectly possible for Christians to gather in a pub or restaurant and celebrate Holy Communion, since there are no rules which preclude eating bread, drinking wine and speaking ... 'It is extraordinary (or perhaps it isn't) to see a Conservative MP behaving like a Soviet-style commissar towards Christian worship'..."

Eat, Drink, and Say A Prayer  (13 August 2020)

"The warm welcome [Julian Mann] received [at The Wheatsheaf Pub] led him to float the idea that church communities who are banned from taking Holy Communion in their churches could gather in pubs and celebrate the Lord's supper together at their tables..."

Breaking Bread in the Wheatsheaf  (10 August 2020)

"Writing about going for a pub lunch is something I never thought I would do. But these dystopian Covid days have brought that about. My recent experience at The Wheatsheaf in the village of Beetham in south Cumbria was a morale boost for three reasons..."

 

The Church of England

Is the Church of England Trying to Cancel Christianity?  (29 August 2020)

"This year covid struck and [our] church was closed. The non-stipendiary priest in charge retired. No services were held, and my husband I went Sunday by Sunday on our own to pray in the churchyard. The rectory continued to be inhabited, What was happening to the church? What was happening to the rector? In July when churches were allowed to reopen, albeit socially distanced, ours remained shut ... Is covid being used as a cover to close this little church? Is it being used as a cover to close other churches too? Our church could certainly open for socially distanced worship with a bit of imagination and motivation, but it stays shut..."

 

Grace Community Church (USA)

"God has established three institutions within human society: the family, the state, and the church. Each institution has a sphere of authority with jurisdictional limits that must be respected. When any one of the three institutions exceeds the bounds of its jurisdiction it is the duty of the other institutions to curtail that overreach. Therefore, when any government official issues orders regulating worship (such as bans on singing, caps on attendance, or prohibitions against gatherings and services [EMcD: and mandatory wearing of restrictive face masks], he steps outside the legitimate bounds of his God-ordained authority as a civic official and arrogates to himself authority that God expressly grants only to the Lord Jesus Christ" [John MacArthur, Pastor, Grace Community Church].

California Church Holds Indoor Worship in Defiance of Los Angeles Public Health Order  (17 August 2020)

"Grace Community Church went ahead and held indoor worship services Sunday despite an appeals court's stay of a judge's order that ruled the church's First Amendment rights are violated by bans on indoor services..."

On Christian Compromise - and Treason  (05 August 2020)

"What happens when Christians renounce their faith in order to please the State?  My title may sound a bit ominous, but this piece is actually an exercise in theology and church history - with some contemporary application.  The main issue I wish to address is how the church should look at the matter of compromise - even apostasy - especially as found among church leaders.  And the church has had to deal with this before ... Christian unity is vital, but so too is faithfulness and dedication to Christ - even in times of persecution ... In many places in the West, church attendance is banned, while it seems all sorts of other 'essential services' are being allowed, be they liquor stores, abortion mills, strip clubs or brothels ... Christians need to think carefully about how we respond to the state closure of churches ... the state is not absolute..."

John MacArthur Lawyers Up as LA Threatens Jail Time Over in-Person Church Services  (05 August 2020)

"'Our American system of government specifically recognizes that our individual, fundamental right to free exercise of religion and freedom of assembly is a pre-political, God-given, inalienable right. That right is not given by the government or the Constitution, but rather, government is mandated by the Constitution to preserve and protect it for the church ... Grace Community Church has every right to assemble without impossible and unreasonable infringement from the state, and the state has absolutely no power to impose the restrictions it is demanding. Church is essential, and the government has no power to arbitrate whether religious organizations are essential ...'  California is discriminating against churches by banning religious services but allowing protests to continue and allowing abortion clinics, retail outlets, and marijuana dispensaries to remain open..."

 

Restarting Church Services (8th July 2020)

Is It Safe to Restart Church Services?  (26 August 2020)

"The Christian Legal Centre's Rob Smith gives practical steps for pastors hoping to restart church services safely ... The following guidance will seek to debunk some of the myths and hopefully encourage more churches to open their doors to worshippers where it is safe to do so..."

 

UK Government Guidance

Guidance for the Safe Use of Places of Worship and Special Religious Services and Gatherings During the Pandemic  (04 July 2020 / Updates)

"This guidance is of a general nature and should be treated as a guide ... SHOULD: Where the guidance states that an activity should take place this is not a legal requirement under the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No 2) (England) Regulations 2020, however it is strongly advised that consideration is given to following the advice given..."

Please Note: Many church and denominational leaders are confusing GUIDANCE with LAW and in consequence are imposing unnecessary and unbiblical restrictions on their congregations.

 

Books

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Romans 13 and Covid 19: Knowledge, Warnings and Encouragement for the Church and World  (June 2021)

Author:  J.L. Fuller

"This unique timely book gives a comprehensive analysis and exposure of the deceptive dangers and errors entering the Church under Coronavirus mandates - and a clear, Biblical roadmap out of it.  [This book] is for Pastors, Church leaders, disciples of Jesus Christ and anyone who is concerned by what's being imposed on the Body of Christ and world at large by our Governments, as a result of the Covid crisis.  The book examines Biblical principles on the scope and limits of civil authority, looking at examples from both the current situation and the past (namely the misuse of Romans 13 in 1930s Germany to quell resistance to Hitler).  It surveys the key aspects and implications and of the Covid directives - from the medical mandates, lockdowns and gene therapy rollout, to systematic State propaganda and the 'Great Reset'.  You'll find much-needed knowledge and wisdom about not only what's going on now but also the wider, one-world technocratic agenda at play and where it's headed: Equipping you with all you need to know to accurately understand the times and obey Jesus' command in Matthew 24:4 to 'Take heed that no one deceives you', as well as to watch and pray, wake up from sleep, cast off the works of darkness and to put on the armour of light.  Unlike the news media and official guidance, this book is free of hype, spin and Covid fear-mongering.  While it's eye-opening and shocking, it will give you encouragement and practical guidance for living fully and fearlessly and in the joy of a closer walk with God - especially as the squeeze on the Western Church gets tighter, world deception increases and Jesus' return draws nearer."

Live Not By Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents  (September 2020)

Author:  Rod Dreher

"Survivors of Soviet Totalitarianism have a warning for us: It can happen here.  Despite [the] warning signs, many [Western Christians] fail to recognize the dangers, and even fewer know what they can do to resist. Meanwhile, the men and women who survived communist oppression have been sounding the alarm that their souls and their liberties are already at stake. In Live Not By Lies, Dreher amplifies the alarm and explains why it is so hard for us to recognise the threat of totalitarianism in our own time. He lays out the steps for resistance and shares stories of modern-day dissidents who preserved their faith and their integrity during a time of tyranny ... Too many of us are sleeping through the erosion of our freedoms, assuming that totalitarianism can't happen in [the West]. Live Not By Lies is the wake-up call we need - and will equip us for the long resistance."

Beyond the Pandemic: Is There Any Word From the Lord?  (August 2020)

Author:  Rev. Dr. Clifford Hill

"Beyond the Pandemic provides a biblical view of the contemporary world situation.  It focuses upon what the biblical prophets called 'the deeds of the Lord' - the historical evidence of the activity of God in the life and times of the leaders of the people of Israel and Judah, from Moses to Malachi.  This revelation of the nature of God is set alongside contemporary events providing a prophetic view of God's purposes in these troubled times.  The result is both scholarly and compelling."  /  "Living in these unprecedented times of global turmoil and upheaval, we are seeing in our own lifetime the beginning of the 'birth-pangs' of the times which Jesus predicted to his disciples in the Olivet Discourse (Matthew 24:8).  We see increasingly the rebellion of the nations against God and his Messiah as predicted in Psalm 2; and the present global coronavirus pandemic, which has come upon us, is a clear warning sign that the time for repentance is running out..."

 

Pray...

"Pray for a complete return to normality and sanity, for our respective governments to lift all restrictions, masks, social distancing, and let us all get on with providing for our families, socialising, singing praise in church, and generally rebuilding life, society, and the economy.  'The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God' (2 Samuel 23:3).  Pray for humility and the fear of God to descend on Her Majesty's Government" [source].

 

Christ Not Caesar Manifesto

"Much 'Public Health' opposes:  (1) the wisdom of Jesus; (2) loving like Jesus; (3) the harm principle; (4) the supremacy of Jesus.

"Evil impacts the globe in every aspect:  (1) including state, industry & media; (2) constantly, via men & Satan; (3) especially when power is concentrated; (4) making blind trust unwise.

"Our duty to obey law is altered by:  (1) conflict with Scripture; (2) harm to our neighbour; (3) the state exceeding its remit.

"A duty to resist is created by:  (1) a threat to our fellow man; (2) a citizen's responsibility.

"A need to obey God, not men:  (1) for the Bride's purity; (2) for loving one another; (3) for loving society" [source].

 

Wake Up, Folks...

"The UK Government first insisted in the lockdown/house imprisonment to (supposedly) enable the NHS to cope.  The NHS has coped.  The hastily thrown up Nightingale hospital across the country (across the world) are standing empty: the 4000-bed Nightingale hospital in London has had a maximum of nineteen (if I recollect correctly) Covid-19 patients.  The Government has now moved these initial goalposts; insisting instead on five utterly vague conditions that can be drawn out indefinitely: i.e., primarily until a certain billionaire founder of Microsoft (with a certain chief medical advisor to the UK Government and a certain Imperial College 'scientific' computer modeller in his pocket) can implement his long-held desire to impose his mandatory vaccinations and digital certificates on the world's population.

"The bigger picture is the global implementation of Agenda 21/2030 ... A21's Sustainable Development Goals are directly relevant to our current situation because the social/travel/other limits now being placed on the world's population are the seeds of the UN's A21 programme for its planned one world government.  And in its turn, A21 is a precursor or a shadow of the trib and will be preparing the world for antichrist's 15 minutes (well, three-and-a-half-years) of fame.  How long it will take for the post-lockdown 'New Normal' to morph into Agenda 21, and how long the world will be subjected to A21 before the trib starts, I have no idea and I think I'd rather not know for now.  However, the good news [is that the Lord will] return to put an end to all these shenanigans, and set up His eternal Kingdom" [source].

 

Believing Absurdities

"Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities" (Voltaire)

"Well, we're now living in a time where a huge chunk of the global population seem to believe that wearing a face-nappy or a face-shield, and quarantining the healthy, and destroying the economy, and putting millions out of work, and not treating cancer patients, and preventing dying people from having family at their bedside in their final hours, and keeping humanity from each other with anti-social distancing, and treating school-children like this: ... and this: ... and this: ... is somehow justified.  These are absurdities.  And the vast majority of people either firmly believe in them, or at the very least, tacitly endorse them through lack of resistance ...

"But with sufficient amounts of fear and propaganda pumped into their brains for months on end, [people have] been convinced that to protect them from a virus with the same fatality rate as the flu, they believe it is justified to wear a face-mask.  Re-breathing in their own CO2, compromising their immune systems, and even breathing through [the mask] when it's soaking wet and thus increasing their chances of becoming actually sick.

"What can one say about the mindset of a populace that is comprised of docile, reprogrammable sheep, with a herd mentality and no critical or rational thinking?  That, I fear, may be a society that will permit tyranny, and even atrocities, because it lacks the ability to question media messaging, government mandates, and reflect on the nature of reality and their own behaviour.  Moreover, a people who have outsourced their critical and reasoning ability to someone else, will soon find that evil flourishes in a moral vacuum.

"Truly horrific outcomes become possible, when the populace at large have been trained to place their unwavering trust in authority and simply obey government mandates without question" [source].

 

20 Things I've Learned...

"20 Things I've Learned (Or Had Confirmed) About Humanity During the 'Pandemic':

  • Most people would rather be in the majority, than be right;
  • At least 20% of the population has strong authoritarian tendencies, which will emerge under the right conditions;
  • Fear of death is only rivalled by the fear of social disapproval.  The latter could be stronger;
  • Propaganda is just as effective in the modern day as it was 100 years ago.  Access to limitless information has not made the average person any wiser;
  • Anything and everything can and will be politicized by the media, government, and those who trust them;
  • Many politicians and large corporations will gladly sacrifice human lives if it is conducive to their political and financial aspirations;
  • Most people believe the government acts in the best interests of the people.  Even many who are vocal critics of the government;
  • Once they have made up their mind, most people would rather commit to being wrong, than admit they were wrong;
  • Humans can be trained and conditioned quickly and relatively easily to significantly alter their behaviours - for better or worse;
  • When sufficiently frightened, most people will not only accept authoritarianism, but demand it;
  • People who are dismissed as 'conspiracy theorists' are often well researched and simply ahead of the mainstream narrative;
  • Most people value safety and security more than freedom and liberty, even if said 'safety' is merely an illusion;
  • Hedonic adaptation occurs in both directions, and once inertia sets in, it is difficult to get people back to 'normal';
  • A significant percentage of people thoroughly enjoy being subjugated;
  • 'The Science' has evolved into a secular pseudo-religion for millions of people in the West.  This religion has little to do with science itself;
  • Most people care more about looking like they are doing the right things, rather than actually doing the right thing;
  • Politics, the media, science, and the healthcare industries are all corrupt, to varying degrees.  Scientists and doctors can be bought as easily as politicians;
  • If you make people comfortable enough, they will not revolt.  You can keep millions docile as you strip their rights, by giving them money, food, and entertainment;
  • Modern people are overly complacent and lack vigilance when it comes to defending their own freedoms from government overreach;
  • It's easier to fool a person than to convince them they have been fooled" [quoted in a reader's comment at source].

 

What is Covid-19?

"Covid-19 is supposedly a pneumonia as a complication of SARS-COV-2, but ...

  • For most people, Covid-19 is a mild illness which is never confirmed as being due to SARS-COV-2, but the perception of reality is created by official general prognosis,
  • A developed SARS-COV-2 infection could be flu, or even a bacterial infection, and Covid-19, or the pneumonia associated with it, would in fact arise as a complication due to these other causations,
  • Pneumonia or severe respiratory complications can occur from a treatment for cancer - which incriminates other pre-existing conditions in combination with their medical treatments,
  • Meanwhile, quite astonishingly, there is no acknowledgement of what might be true Covid-19, which is an infection of the lungs related to the interaction between SARS-COV/SARS-COV-2 and Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme 2 (ACE2) that is promoted in treatment by prescribed drugs.

"[T]he UK Government's reaction to Covid-19 has been way beyond anything anyone could call proportional. It has been unnecessarily, grotesquely exaggerated, and pointlessly damaging" [source].

 

Coronavirus Act: What Are We Consenting To?

"In the UK, it is worth recapping what it is we are consenting to with the Coronavirus Act:

  • We consent to increased State surveillance of ourselves and our family;
  • We are happy that we could be detained, without charge, because some state official suspects, or claims they suspect, we may be infected;
  • It is fine with us that we or our loved ones can be sectioned under the Mental Health Act on the recommendation of a single doctor and neither we nor they need to have the protection of a second opinion we are locked up;
  • We accept that the state can retain our biometric data and fingerprints for an extended period;
  • We consent that jury trials are a bit of an anachronism and Judges can hear more evidence by video or even audio link;
  • We think it's fine that the evidence required, and processes undertaken, to determine and record our or our loved ones' deaths can be eroded to the point where they can be registered by people with no medical or legal expertise at all;
  • We don't think the NHS needs to adhere to practice standards or bother with assessing the needs of some patients, especially older people;
  • We are also fine with the complete suspension of democracy in Britain;
  • We accept all of this based upon a unique subset of scientific opinion which, contrary to every known scientific principle, can never be questioned;
  • We agree with the MSM that people who question any aspect of the stories they tell us are dangerous because these people just don't care if their own loved ones die. Only true believers care about their families;
  • We also accept the need for the State to invest considerable resources creating counter disinformation units whose purpose is to censor anything and everything which questions our firmly held beliefs. The beliefs informed by many of the same people doing the censoring..." [source].

 

Bayith Articles on C19

Fortifying Our Immune Systems for Winter  (July 2021)

Concerning Coronavirus Vaccines  (Dec 2020 / Jan 2021)   |   Covid-19 Vaccines: As in the Days of Noah  (Nov 2020)

A Bit of Dirt...  (Nov 2020)   |   Covid Conversations: Everyone Is Out of Step But Our Jock  (October 2020)   |   Rules Are Rules!  (Sept 2020)

Covid Conversations: An Apology and An Explanation  (Sept 2020)   |   Why I Don't Wear A Face-Mask  (Aug 2020)

Coming Out of Lockdown - Part Two: Hugs  (May 2020)   |   Coming Out of Lockdown - Part One: Rebuilding Our Immune Systems  (May 2020)

Wake Up, Folks...  (May 2020)   |   Our Place of Safety  (April 2020)

  

 

 

 

"He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in Him will I trust.
Surely He shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
He shall cover thee with His feathers, and under His wings shalt thou trust: His truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday ...
He shall give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways ...
he shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble ... and show him my salvation"
(Psalm 91)

 

 

 

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