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Saturday, 14 May 2016

the bishop, the whore and the spirit of antichrist: the appointment of martyn snow in leicester

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:2)

Martyn Snow, the new Bishop of Leicester, falls within the "evangelical" tradition of the Church of England. Technically speaking, "evangelical" refers to a person, church, or organization that is committed to the Christian gospel message that Jesus Christ is the saviour of humanity. "New Evangelicalism" is a very far cry from the original reformers, and in typical Church of England style, the term "evangelical" has become unrecognisable and bears no resemblance to its original meaning (Ezekiel 34:18). The Archbishop of Canterbury: "He (Martyn Snow) wants Leicester to be a beacon for interfaith relationships, he wants the rest of the country to follow our lead." {1} 

Syncretism is something that the Bible continually warns about in both the Old and New Testament. The clear differences between the gospel and other religions is unmissable. For instance the Koran states a number of times unequivocally that God has no son: Sura 9:29-30: .....and the Christians say: "The Messiah is the son of Allah." These are merely verbal assertions in imitation of the sayings of those unbelievers who preceded them. May Allah ruin them. How do they turn away from the Truth? {2} Buddhism does not believe in a deity and their temples are literally full of idols, yet Archbishop Welby has no objection if Prince George becomes a Buddhist. Similarly Hinduism has many gods and idols. The CofE are now developing "new forms of Anglicanism suitable for people of alternative beliefs." {3} and are blending elements of Christianity with pagan/neopagan beliefs in order to recruit new members.. I  could go on and on. Jesus Christ called this hypocrisy (Mark 7:6)! I do not write these things to insult the people who follow other religions or philosophies, but in order to point out that other beliefs are provably incompatible with biblical Christianity.

We are witnessing the slow death of the Church of England whose congregation is expected almost to halve over the next three decades. One wonders why Archbishop Welby, who has admitted that he even doubts God's existence, has chosen a career in the church at all. The latest news is that £72 million will be poured into a "renewal" programme, and astonishingly - ".....they expect their deity to guide and help them." {4} As they go further and further away from the teachings of Jesus Christ and the apostles the very opposite will be the case unless they repent! 

 

Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you? (Luke 6:46) 


Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.
(Ephesians 5:6)

Then I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues;
(Revelation 18:4)

The Interfaith or "interreligious" agenda of the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Church of England is a very thinly disguised betrayal of the gospel of Jesus Christ. If we dismiss the clear biblical warnings about what exactly constitutes faith then we miss the whole point of Jesus' sacrifice on the cross. The Christian faith is exclusively in a particular person, Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son (1 John 4:9). Jesus' death is meaningless if we accept any other belief system or philosophy. Why did Jesus Christ shed his blood on the cross if any other religious system would have sufficed? The CofE's initial description is deceptively reassuring, but a little further investigation reveals inclusivism that directly contradicts the scriptures: 

"The Church of England, in partnership with other Christian churches, seeks to build up good relations with people of other faith traditions, and where possible to co-operate with them in service to society." {5}

"All of us involved in producing this report hope it will assist the Church as a whole, not only
those in the Presence and Engagement parishes, to be open, generous, and welcoming to our sisters and brothers from Faith communities other than Christian.
{6}

"OneSpirit interfaith ministers offer and lead regular interfaith and inter-spiritual services in different parts of the country....." {7} 

 

"The so-called 'Church of England' becomes ever more a parody of itself, promoting paganism, holding “Harry Potter services” and even ordaining homosexuals. If you want a Christmas tree service or to get your pet rabbit blessed it’s a good place to go. Meanwhile, Great Britain is falling apart spiritually and morally, while the berobed bishops wring their hands and whimper – but in an all-inclusive way." {8} 

 

Though they come in the guise of goodness (2 Corinthians 11:14), the Church of England is not representative of the beliefs of true Christians and by biblical standards they are a spiritual whore seeking a false unity that will lead them all the way to Babylon the Great and their ultimate destruction. 

 

True Christians seek to live at peace with everyone (Romans 12:18). Nevertheless compromise is unthinkable when we consider the exclusive claim that Jesus Christ is the only way to the Father (John 14:6), and that the Bible is the inerrant Word of God (John 5:24). The CofE has made a mockery of these core beliefs despite the great cost paid by people like William Tyndale, Martin Luther etc. The CofE have sold out to a new age political agenda and the spirit of Antichrist. Those who remain within it are risking their eternal salvation, the destiny that Jesus Christ bought for them at the cost of His own blood!

A Buddhist monk laying hands on a LCFC player

 

Martyn Snow: "My Football Team: Sheffield United, but I have to say what a time it is to come to Leicester. I hope you don't mind me jumping on that bandwagon." {1} It appears that the new bishop will be jumping on more than one bandwagon!

 

We are moving inexorably towards what the Bible prophesies - the coming together of a one world religion under the power of the Antichrist - no one will be able to buy or sell without the mark of the beast (Revelation 13:17). 

 

The outcome for the prostitute: 

 

Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the judgement of the great prostitute who is seated on many waters, with whom the kings of the earth have committed sexual immorality, and with the wine of whose sexual immorality the dwellers on earth have become drunk.” And he carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness,
and I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was full of blasphemous names, and it had seven heads and ten horns. The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and jewels and pearls, holding in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the impurities of her sexual immorality. And on her forehead was written a name of mystery: “Babylon the great, mother of prostitutes and of earth’s abominations.” And I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints, the blood of the martyrs of Jesus.
When I saw her, I marvelled greatly. But the angel said to me, “Why do you marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman, and of the beast with seven heads and ten horns that carries her. The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is about to rise from the bottomless pit and go to destruction. And the dwellers on earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world will marvel to see the beast, because it was and is not and is to come. This calls for a mind with wisdom: the seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman is seated; they are also seven kings, five of whom have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come, and when he does come he must remain only a little while. As for the beast that was and is not, it is an eighth but it belongs to the seven, and it goes to destruction. And the ten horns that you saw are ten kings who have not yet received royal power, but they are to receive authority as kings for one hour, together with the beast. These are of one mind, and they hand over their power and authority to the beast. They will make war on the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them, for he is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those with him are called and chosen and faithful.”
And the angel said to me, “The waters that you saw, where the prostitute is seated, are peoples and multitudes and nations and languages. And the ten horns that you saw, they and the beast will hate the prostitute. They will make her desolate and naked, and devour her flesh and burn her up with fire, for God has put it into their hearts to carry out his purpose by being of one mind and handing over their royal power to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled. And the woman that you saw is the great city that has dominion over the kings of the earth.” (Revelation 17:1-18) 

My readers should understand that biblical prophecy is 100% correct up until this point in time, a fact which verifies that the Bible really is true:

"Unique among all books ever written, the Bible accurately foretells specific events-in detail-many years, sometimes centuries, before they occur. Approximately 2,500 prophecies appear in the pages of the Bible, about 2,000 of which already have been fulfilled to the letter—no errors." {9} 

.....if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land. (2 Chronicles 7:14)



1} http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Martyn-Snow-new-Bishop-Leicester-Dire-Straits/story-29260503-detail/story.ht
{2} http://www.islamicstudies.info/tafheem.php?sura=9&verse=36&to=37 
{3} http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/10133906/Church-of-England-creating-pagan-church-to-recruit-members.html
{4} http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/church-of-england-slowly-dying-as-congregation-set-to-halve-over-30-years-a6881641.html
{5} https://www.churchofengland.org/about-us/interfaith.aspx 
{6}"https://www.churchofengland.org/media/36607/presence.pdf  
{7} http://interfaithfoundation.org/worship-services/ 
{8} http://www.thefreepressonline.co.uk/news/1/2539.htm
{9} http://www.reasons.org/articles/articles/fulfilled-prophecy-evidence-for-the-reliability-of-the-bible 

Further reading: 
http://bewareofthewolves.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/gods-plan-of-salvation-through-jesus.html
http://www.bereanbeacon.org/articles-on-christian-living/2015/6/20/the-alignment-of-new-evangelicals-with-apostasy 

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ichabod. That's the only name for the Church of England. I thank the Lord every day he opened my eyes to it and took me out.
Jules

Treena Gisborn said...

Thank God for you Jules - you have gone from strength to strength since then x