The prophetic warning from Pastor Chris Wickland about the coming financial crash (Oct/Nov 2023) and God’s judgement reminded me of a similar prophecy given 34 years ago by Edward English, a New Zealander.

He said a great economic crash was coming to Britain, the NHS would eventually cease to exist and the only places providing healing would be churches.

Edward saw huge crowds queuing outside churches, with people only able to get in when someone else came out. Inside there were two sections: in the first section, people were prayed for and miraculously healed, then in the other section they received Christ as Saviour.

He said that a new breed of church ministers would be raised up, to cope with the pressure.

Roger Nutton

Chelmsford, Essex

Church must make its mind up

I write regarding Paul Ursell’s one line comment about Israel’s apparent racism against the Palestinians (Letters, Oct/Nov 2023).

Although Israel is often accused of apartheid, it bears no relation to the apartheid that used to exist in South Africa. Yes, Israel has built a security fence/wall to prevent Palestinian suicide bombers from entering Israel and this has reduced such bombings by 98%. Apart from that, Israelis and Arabs are free to mix without restriction.

Despite the negativity surrounding Israel, it is a fact that the Christian Church is supported by Jewish roots, not least because they were the vehicle that God used to give us our Bibles and our Saviour.

For those reasons alone, the Church has a great debt to the Jews and I am very sure that it is never a good thing to curse our roots.

Israel has been preserved and restored for a purpose and that purpose involves the day when as the apostle Paul says: “…all Israel shall be saved…” (Romans 11:26).

In the meantime, if we don’t align with Israel according to what the Bible teaches, there is a danger that we will by default fall into the hands of Islamic ideology, which most definitely wants to eradicate Israel from the map.

With current events in Israel, it seems to me that the Church needs to make its mind up as to where it stands in regard to God’s end time plans for Israel.

Mervyn Tilley (Rev)

Romford, Essex

Shedding of innocent blood

It is absolutely heartbreaking to think that in the United Kingdom, since the passing of the 1967 Abortion Act, over ten million precious babies have been aborted.

We are living in the “last hour” (1 John 2:18) and the Lord is calling us to wholehearted repentance for the shedding of innocent blood. I believe he is saying:
“Repent, repent, repent.”

The Lord also laid on my heart to write a letter calling for his Bride to repent. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to see it:

Michelle Beckett

Harrogate, North Yorkshire

How long will we aid and abet murder?

I was saddened by Rev Elaine Glover’s hospital experience over her mother who was left to die, isolated and starved of vital life-giving liquids and sustenance (Letters, Oct/Nov 2023).

One has to ask: how long should we put up with the taking of life through deliberate and unnatural means? One of the ten commandments is “Thou shalt not kill” (Exodus 20:13)!

Countless babies are still being aborted and their tiny body parts used in medical science. God is not pleased! Each little life has a pulsing heart, a spirit and a soul. When Elizabeth heard the salutation of her cousin Mary, who was pregnant with our Saviour Jesus, her baby (John the Baptist), “leaped in her womb” (Luke 1:41).

Valerie A Vince

Havant, Hampshire

Kicked out of libraries for wearing the truth

I have been kicked out of every Liverpool library for wearing a Christian sweatshirt which read: “Jesus Christ made Adam and Eve. Jesus Christ did not make Adam and Steve”, and also “And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life” (Revelation 21:27).

The woman who kicked me out of all the libraries believes that I am the only one holding this Christian opinion.

Joshua A Priestly


Christmas won’t be Christmas…

One British TV channel has pointed out that some television adverts have removed the word Christmas and are calling it a ‘festive holiday’. Therefore to ensure that Christmas is recognised as a Christian festival celebrating the birth of Jesus, we could send Christmas cards with a Christian theme (not just a snowman!) and put a nativity scene (preferably lit up) in our front window for passers-by to see.

We could also give children we know a Christian advent calendar. I’d be interested to know other readers’ ideas.

Ann Wills

Ruislip, Middlesex

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