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Revivals, religious tolerance and being the oldest nation state in Europe mark us out as different
Philip Quenby has compiled these historical charts to show the unique way Britain developed.
Do read this comparison carefully.
Click on the thumbnail images below to view the charts. Then click in the top right hand corner of them to enlarge them.
The EU features in biblical prophecy, as shown in last issue’s review of ‘The Rape of Europe’ DVD which was ordered by 400 readers, and in a newer series of short films by Stephen Green, National Director of Christian Voice. These are freely available on YouTube:
The European Union’s Pagan Foundation:
What you told us about the EU
Facts about the workings of the EU and its future plans are not always easy to come by. Here are some of the details which readers have drawn to our attention over the past few weeks.
This paper has reported extensively on the devastating impact of Isis on Iraq’s civilians, including the scandal of our government only taking refugees from UN camps which Christians are scared to enter.
But now we have a positive story! Larry Gentis from West Sussex spent a week in Erbil, Kurdistan, teaching music to Christian refugees and venturing to give marriage tips in a very different culture.
In some Christian circles, it has been claimed for many years that the EU is the last of the empires seen by the prophet Daniel in his powerful vision. Evangelist David Hathaway is of this view and has summed it up in a documentary film. Although made over a decade ago, Linda McCanna believes that his film, The Rape of Europe, is immensely relevant in the light of the imminent in/out referendum on 23 June
Larry Gentis and his wife Judy give marriage seminars. Larry says, “It seems to me that most men aren’t even trying to understand their wives. I see husbands and fathers putting time into making money and working whilst neglecting the wife and family that God gave them”
The destruction of marriages is a slow but relentless process, which is why I sometimes feel that there aren’t many who see it, but I see marriages and families being destroyed right, left and centre around me. And the children suffer and learn it, perpetuating it.
When a marriage ends in divorce it is much more than selling the house, splitting the CD collection and deciding who gets what: it’s a brutal emotional trauma. Rarely can love be kindled again.
But a Sussex couple have found that God heals hearts – and after five-and-a-half years of divorce, Benzer and Sandra Fernando were remarried. In January, they celebrated six years of being together again.
Teacher and musician Larry Gentis found that showing his love with deeds rather than flowers strengthened his marriage
As Valentine’s Day approaches, I’d like to share a process with you that was a turning point in our marriage. While I’m thankful that someone has thought to put aside a special day to honour love relationships, I believe that stable love happens in the everyday trenches of living together.
Persecution for faith is nothing new. Here is a reminder of a festival birthed during the persecution of God’s people that Jesus himself celebrated in winter time – Hanukkah: festival of lights
Like Christmas, Hanukkah is not a biblical festival. Its roots lie in the period between the writing of the Old and New Testaments. The only reference to it in the Bible is in John 10, where we read that Jesus celebrated the Feast of Dedication (Hanukkah in Hebrew) referring to the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem after its desecration.
God chose his Scriptures to be written and preserved by Jewish men from a Jewish culture and from a Jewish frame of reference. God also chose our Saviour Messiah Jesus to be born a Jew and raised in a Jewish family. His life was played out in the Jewish culture of 1st Century Israel. We need to understand the Scriptures as God wrote them through the Jewish perspective if we are to “rightly divide the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15).
Historically we have been taught the Jewish Scriptures from a Gentile Western perspective. Trying to force a Gentile Western perspective on some of the Jewish Scriptures can lead to misinterpreting the Word of God.