Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Rape Trials In England - What An Unholy Mess!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5755551/Rape-trial-case-collapses-police-failed-investigate-30-000-messages-linked-victim.html

This appalling situation has come about purely because the crime of rape is so very hard to prove under the excellent principles upon which English jurisprudence is based.
'He said, she said' cannot and must never be seen as evidence sufficient for conviction.

It is quite tragic that so many rapists manage to escape justice BUT FUNDAMENTAL STANDARDS OF PROOF must never be diluted!

Enter the strident-voiced harpies of the feminist movement. There are so many who seem to believe that 'accusation equals proof'. This is emphatically not the case.

The unholy pressure for convictions in rape cases has clearly led to a number of genuine miscarriages of justice - and these must not be confused with the lame attempts of the left to cast doubt on the convictions of executed murderers two or even three generations ago.

Bigots Of The Left

Cross that had stood for 70 years removed after 
campaign from leftist bigots!
(I wonder how strongly these saddos will be 
campaigning to take down Islamic symbols?)

Shekhinah Glory.

The Shekhinah (Biblical Hebrew: שכינה‎) is the English transliteration of a Hebrew word meaning "dwelling" or "settling" and denotes the dwelling or settling of the divine presence of God. This term does not occur in the Bible, and is from rabbinic literature - but nonetheless, is clearly Scriptural.

The Wonders of Science. Maybe.

Researchers from Peking University Health Science Centre and Oxford University were examining the links between egg consumption, strokes and cardiovascular disease during the study. Mail

Blogger: I can remember when research in Liverpool indicated that if you were even to cast a passing glance towards an egg, you would probably be dead within the hour!
How many foods have been falsely presented with wholly wrong credentials by scientists over the years? - The numbers are huge.
(And please do not get me started on the 'warmist' scientists!)

Thank You For Your Prayers: Thank You Jesus.

A month or more ago, I asked readers to pray for Joe who was critically ill after a huge heart attack and oxygen starvation to the brain. From my discussions with the hospital, he was most unlikely to make a full recovery - and that was in the event he were even to survive at all.
Many thanks for your prayers. I visited Joe yesterday. He is clearly on the mend and there is now hope for a total recovery. According to his father-in-law, there has been no major damage to the heart.
Thank you, Father! 
Joe is just 43 and has an 11 year old son. His recovery was desperately needed for this family.
Praise God!
What is the matter with all of those people out there who reject prayer or refuse to understand it?

Iraq - Open Doors.

8,000 families, including Faraj's, have returned to Iraq’s Nineveh Plains in the past 2 months https://www.opendoorsuk.org/news/press/pr-180514/ 

Butterfly.


Parents.

I did not sleep well last night - too much eaten too late in the evening.
On occasions like these, I often pray and commune with my God - it then means that sleep time lost is then used positively.
Well, about an hour ago God granted me a revelation. It was something so simple, so straightforward that I can hardly believe that I had not picked up on it before - I had simply accepted it as my norm.
God had highlighted something ungracious in my recent behaviour - which, unhappily, was perfectly and unerringly accurate.
He went on to contrast that behaviour with the conduct of my parents - a pair not known for having a Christian walk - and something suddenly struck me about them.
In their living, I could not bring to mind: any act of unkindness; any evidence of malice nor hint of spite.
As a long term believer, I did not emerge well from this comparison.
Thank you, Father, for the earthly parents you bestowed on me!

Do You Like Christian Autobiographies? - Well - This Is The One!

                    Best Christian autobiography of the last year?
£1-99 Kindle, £9-99 book form. This is the volume to gift to friends and family who are on the brink of belief.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stumblin-Bumblin-Arnott/dp/0244926867

Ken Livingstone: Well, Whaddya Know? - Surely These Two Deserved Each Other!

Ken Livingstone quits the Labour Party amid anti-Semitism claims.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Flimsy Free-Trade Thinking By May.

https://www.ukipdaily.com/mrs-mays-flimsy-free-trade-agreement-with-the-eu/

The Sublime Logic Of Jesus As The Only Way To God.



(BY CP CARTOONIST ROD ANDERSON)Wallace Henley is an exclusive CP columnist.
The dedication of the American Embassy in Jerusalem was monumental. For multitudes, the event was a monumental blessing. For many others the day constituted monumental crisis.
For Mitt Romney, would-be United States Senator from Utah (and perhaps still aspiring to the presidency of the United States), the historic event gave opportunity for a cheap shot at President Donald Trump—himself a master of the lamentable ad hominem style (See my recent CP column about ad hominem).
Romney attacked Trump's choice of Dr. Robert Jeffress to pray at the Jerusalem dedication, calling the Dallas pastor a "religious bigot." The alleged "bigotry" is in Jeffress' belief in the Bible's teaching that salvation comes through Jesus Christ alone.
Yet Romney's own Mormon Church is famous for sending young people on evangelizing missions globally. Apparently they believe the Mormon way is the true road to God. Otherwise, why would young adults at a crucial stage of life sacrifice two years to convert the world to Mormonism?
Jeffress is "bigoted," said Romney, because he must believe that Jews who do not receive Christ's salvation are destined for Hell, along with others. But if those Mormon missionary evangelists try to reach Jews as well as Gentiles, then they must believe that Jews are lost without Mormonism.
Romney is right that evangelical Christians like Jeffress take the Bible seriously when it says that all have sinned and fallen short of God's glory (Romans 3:23) and that "the wages of sin is death," while the free gift of God is eternal life "in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 6:23)
"I am the way, the truth, and the life," declared Jesus about Himself (John 14:6), proving, as C.S. Lewis wrote, that Christ is either a liar, lunatic, or the Lord. The Apostle Peter (himself a Jew) preached, regarding Christ, that "there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved." (Acts 4:11-12)
This claim is entirely logical in light of what the Bible reveals about God and Heaven.
Hebrews 12:29 gives the startling revelation that "our God is a consuming fire." This refers to God's absolute purity, holiness, and intensely radiant glory. God refused to allow Moses to see His face because the awesomeness of it would kill him. God made His presence manifest in the resplendent Shekinah-glory hovering over the Ark in the Holy of Holies in the Tabernacle. No one could enter except the high priest on the Day of Atonement. It wasn't that God did not want people to see His glory, but that fallen humans could not exist in its searing intensity.
As we cannot live in the unfiltered radiation of the sun, so we cannot survive in the atmosphere of Heaven—fully charged with the radiance of God—without some kind of covering.
Or a new quality of being.
Imagine a human trying to live in the Pacific's Marianas Trench. The only way to be a "resident" at that 36,000-foot depth is to become like the animals who are equipped to endure the immense pressure, and breathe at the sea-bottom.It is logical, therefore, that if we are to live in the intensity of Heaven that we must somehow become like those who inhabit it. But how is it possible for sinful, finite human beings to dwell in the searing brilliance of absolute holiness and infinite glory? Such beings would have to somehow become a qualitatively "new creation."
To accomplish this, God's absolute mercy must meet the requirements of His absolute justice. Only the Lord can do that. If He is to represent us, He must somehow step into our world as one of us. This qualifies Him to take the just penalty of our sin (Romans 6:23) and give us His holy character. Through our identification with Christ's perfection, and our immersion in Him, we receive the quality of being that can survive the intensity of holy Heaven.
For Jesus, this required both the crucifixion and the resurrection. In dying on the cross, Jesus wiped out the penalty for our transgressions, and in rising from the dead Jesus can transfer to us His very life and its character, removing the very causes of our guilt. Thus we can be reconciled to God through Christ's death on the cross, and saved eternally by His life. (Romans 5:10)
Who else in history has done this?
One day years ago, while working at the White House, I saw the Washington Fire Department at the Southwest Gate. Later I learned that when the president is traveling to Andrews Air Force Base he flies on Marine One, a helicopter, which lands on the White House lawn.
Some of the firefighters are dressed in fireproof suits. If Marine One were to crash, their mission is to run into the flames and rescue the president. The only way we can go into the absolute presence of God in Heaven is to "put on Christ" (Romans 14:13) as those firefighters clothe themselves in flame-resistant apparel.
Jesus alone, fully human, fully divine, is qualified for Heaven. No other person in history has lived a sinless life that also enabled him or her to take on the sin of all the rest of us, and then rose from the dead, making it possible for us to receive His heavenly quality of life.
The way of salvation in Christ alone is sublimely beautiful and transcendentally logical. Christian Post.
Wallace Henley is senior associate pastor of Houston's Second Baptist Church, and co-author of "God and Churchill" with Sir Winston Churchill's great-grandson, Jonathan Sandys. Wallace is a former White House and Congressional aide

How to Have Eternal Life.

How to Have Eternal Life

sky-heaven
What teachings of the scriptures encapsulate the requirements for eternal life? We're going to look at some scriptures, and some instructions in those scriptures for how to receive eternal life, live it out on Earth, and how to be found as a faithful servant when we meet Jesus in heaven.

Oh Dear, Oh Dear.

https://www.christianpost.com/news/birmingham-pastor-slams-local-megachurch-as-racist-tells-blacks-to-get-out-of-white-churches-224036/

Power, Power, Wonder-Working Power.


Bigots All. THEIR Loss!

Labour's Jeremy Corbyn, Diane Abbott and John McDonnell turn backs on Royal Wedding.

??? 'Feminism?' - Oh, Puke!


Meghan Markle given palace's blessing to fight for feminism as she takes her place in the Royal family. Telegraph.

Blogger: And what is wrong with equality, pray?

Most People's Favourite In The UK.


As Long As Simple People Believe That Socialism Works - We Shall Have Disasters Like Venezuela.

The vote could trigger additional sanctions from the United States, and more censure from the European Union and Latin America. Mail.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Pentecost.

What Is Pentecost Sunday and What Does It Mean for Christians?

Pentecost Sunday is an annual holy day that falls on May 20 of this year. While denominations like the Roman Catholic Church and the United Methodist Church officially celebrate it, large numbers of Christians who do not follow a liturgical calendar might not be familiar with the observance.
https://www.christianpost.com/news/what-is-pentecost-sunday-christians-224159/

Kairos Prison Ministry.



Our Vision

A community, spiritually freed from the 

effects of imprisonment
 reaching to all impacted by imprisonment 

through the
Love, Hope and Faith found in Jesus 

Christ.

Our Mission

The mission of the Kairos Prison Ministry is to 

share 
the transforming 
love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ to 
impact the 
hearts and lives of 
imprisoned men, women and youth – as well as 
their families – 
to become loving and productive citizens of their
 communities.
Kairos Prison Ministry International (KPMI) is a 
Christian based 
ministry which addresses the spiritual needs 
of imprisoned men, 
women, youth and their families. 
 By 
sharing the 
love and forgiveness
 of Jesus Christ, Kairos hopes to 
change 
hearts, 
transform lives and 
impact the world.
Kairos sprang from the Cursillo movement and 
is support by 
volunteers 
from the 4th day movements such as Anglican 
Cursillo, Catholic 
Cursillo, 
Lutheran Via de Cristo, Upper Room’s Walk 
to Emmaus, Tres Dias 
and volunteers from many churches.  As a 
ministry, Kairos embraces
 a diverse group of volunteers working 
together to fulfill Christ’s call
 to action as found in Matthew 25 vs 36:

‘ … When I was sick you took care of me and 
when I was in jail you 
visited me.’   CEV

Kairos Prison Ministry UK (KUK) was formed in
 1997 (a joint venture between 2 ministries 
which known as Kairos APAC).  This partnership 
was dissolved in 1999 with KUK offering its 3 
programmes whilst APAC changed its name to 
Kainos.

KPMI (and KUK) are ministries of the Christian 
church … a ministry of the apostles whom Jesus 
Christ called into community and sent forth into 
the prison environment.  KPMI has been called 
the best example of the early church in existence 
today.

An extensive 4 year recidivism study in the USA 
concluded that 55% of released offenders return 
to prison where as the figure dropped to 16% for 
those who had attended a Kairos programme. 
In the study this equated to 7,902 fewer 
offenders (at $ 26,500 per person pa as compared 
to £ 34,766* in England and Wales) returning to 
prison with a resultant $209.4 million savings to 
the taxpayer.
(* Ministry of Justice Information Release dated 
17 October 2013

Making The Point, Mr Dawkins.


Rape Trials In England - What An Unholy Mess!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5755551/Rape-trial-case-collapses-police-failed-investigate-30-000-messages-linked-victim.html Thi...