Here is another milestone on the road to hell that the Church of England has chosen to tread!
‘Two reverends will be among the first LGBT couples blessed in a church service on Sunday’
This article from ‘The Times’ newspaper, of 9th December, was sent to me by a friend. It includes a photograph of the two perverts, the caption of which reads: ‘The Reverends Jane Pearse, left, and Catherine Bond will be among the first gay couples to have a priest “ask for God’s blessing” on their relationship’.
They ask in vain, instead God’s curse will rest upon them for their blatant act of defiance of God and His Law.
Part of the article reads: ‘They have asked their colleague, the Rev Andrew Dotchin, the priest-in-charge, to ask for God’s blessing upon them as a couple at the start of the Sunday morning Eucharist tomorrow.
“We’re very excited about it. It’s something we’ve wanted to happen for years,” Bond said.
It marks the first time that the Church of England has formally permitted the acknowledgement of gay relationships in church. No priest will be obliged to offer the blessings, with many traditionalist parishes planning not to opt in.
For many gay rights campaigners, the move does not go far enough as gay people remain barred from marrying in church. Gay couples may only request a blessing if it takes place during a regular service of worship, with standalone ceremonies still forbidden.
For many traditionalists, the move goes too far, and some bishops argue it violates the church’s teaching that sex and marriage should be reserved for heterosexual couples.’
That these two deluded and evil women, and the many like them, think that God sanctions and will bless what they do shows the gross ignorance of God and His Word they are in. The Church of England has been running round in circles debating this issue and stoutly refusing to acknowledge what the Bible has to say on this matter.
WHAT THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND ONCE BELIEVED!
Article 6 of ‘The Articles of Religion’, states: “Of the Sufficiency of the Holy Scriptures for Salvation.
Holy Scripture containeth all things necessary to salvation: so that whatsoever is not read therein, nor may be proved thereby, is not to be required of any man, that it should be believed as an article of the Faith, or be thought requisite or necessary to salvation. In the name of the Holy Scripture we do understand those canonical Books of the Old and New Testament, of whose authority was never any doubt in the Church.”
What do the Scriptures teach regarding this wicked and blasphemous act that is sanctioned by today’s ‘Church’?
“Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them,” Romans 1:22-32.
I cannot add to this dreadful condemnation by God. Here is the pedigree and the eternal prospects of those who turn their back on God and His TRUTH and follow the wicked instincts of the flesh.
What has brought this dreadful change in the Church of England and in the many denominations infected by the same spirit of apostasy, is that of which Jude warned some 2000 years ago!
“Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not. And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities. Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee. But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves. Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core,” Jude 1:3-11.
What we are witnessing, dear Christian, is not merely departure from God’s truth within ‘organised religion’, but that world-wide apostasy which God has plainly told us would come at the end of this age.
As the rebellion against God, which saw the princes of this world crucify the Lord of glory (1 Corinthians 2:8), brought to an end the Old Testament era, even so an even more widespread rebellion will bring about the end of this age.
This the Lord has clearly and repeatedly told us.
“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron,” 1 Timothy 4:1-2.
“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth,” 2 Timothy 3:1-7.
The expressions which commence those two extracts from God’s Word, should be noticed. “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly”. and “This know also”, indicate the accuracy of what is written and the importance of it being noted by Christians everywhere.
Dear Christian, end-time prophecy is being fulfilled before our very eyes. Please take heed and obey what the Lord tells us to do in the light of His Word.
* There is direction for the preacher here.
“If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained. But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness,” 1 Timothy 4:6-7.
SPEAK OUT PREACHER!
* There is also direction for the individual Christian here.
“From such turn away,” 2 Timothy 3:5.
STEP OUT CHRISTIAN!
Remember: “And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved,” Matthew 10:22. As Dr John Gill says: These ‘words suggest, that the tribulations and persecutions of the disciples of Christ, through the hatred of wicked men against them, shall not last always; there will be an end to them.’ These words also indicate that the truly converted give evidence of their genuine faith by ‘enduring to the end’, despite the deceptions of the devil and the distresses encountered as a result of remaining faithful to Christ, while all around depart from Him and His Word.
Sincerely in Christ’s name,
16th December 2023