Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Open War Is Upon Us Whether We Like It Or Not

Emptying The Caverns of Isengard

The prediction business is risky at any time.  Just ask your local weather man. However, we are going to go out on a limb in the case of Ireland.  We are going to predict  that within a few months we will witness Christians being fined, fired, and imprisoned for being faithful to our Lord in Ireland.

Donna Rachel Edmunds explains why:
Ireland has stripped away laws which protected the rights of people to freedom of religion when in conflict with gay rights. The move comes just weeks after the first Irish gay weddings went ahead, following a referendum to allow gay marriage earlier this year.

Following the landslide defeat for opponents of same sex marriage – the referendum was lost by 62 per cent in favour of gay marriage to 38 per cent against – Ireland’s Parliament has been busy with a slate of reforms designed to cement the rights of gay people within Irish law, Pink News has reported.
What the Irish Parliament has done is acknowledge its fealty to a higher law than the law of Jesus Christ.  In fact, the Irish Parliament believes itself higher than the Almighty.  The Irish justice system will now punish anyone and any church which declares--in the Name of Christ--that since homosexuality is a sin, homosexuals cannot serve in office.  For Christians, this is not a startling position: it is one the Church has held since the Apostles, in all places where the Bible is revered.
 Since no-one can serve in office in the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ who walks in sin and evil, it follows that if homosexuals in office or employment by the Church do not repent they must be dismissed.  Such conscientious positions of faith are now proscribed in Ireland.
On Tuesday night the latest bastion against religious intolerance was swept away, as the Dáil voted unanimously to repeal Section 37 of the state’s Employment Equality Act. Section 37 granted specific exemptions for “religious, educational or medical institutions” when it came to gay rights, allowing them “to maintain the religious ethos of the institution”.  Removing the section will mean that LGBT teachers will be free to talk to school pupils about their personal relationships, even in faith schools.
The usual suspects are busy celebrating and proclaiming victory.
Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, the Minister of State for Equality, spoke of his pride in finally bringing to Parliament the Bill which toppled the exemptions, telling the Irish Times “I am proud of this Bill, having spent four years of my career bringing it to the eventuality it will become tonight.”

Sandra Irwin-Gowran, Director of Education Policy with the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network, said: “We are delighted that this Bill has passed all stages in the Dáil tonight. “This Bill is the key piece of the legislative map that will allow LGBT people to be themselves, get married and have a family without a threat to their job if they work in a religious run institution."
What will be the outcome?  As we have seen in other countries, it will result in homosexuals being overtaken by a horde of additional sexual perversions also asserted to be "human rights": polygamy, genderism, transgenderism, pederasty and, bestiality.  In such countries as Ireland there is now no higher authority than secularism to which anyone can appeal to, or reason from, to resist such demands. There is neither baby nor bathwater left in the bath.  Having sown to the wind, Ireland will reap the whirlwind.

Secondly, genuine Christians, because they march to the beat of a very different Drummer, will resist and refuse.  They will prefer to suffer persecution because Christians, with consciences captive to God's Spirit, will declare their rejection of secular humanism and resist with the oath: "Here I stand.  I can do no other."  The "freedom" loving secularists will both grind their own teeth, the the Christians' bones.

Thirdly, the Church itself will be purified and refined.  Judgment always begins at the household of God.  (I Peter 4: 18-19)  The coming refining fire will cause division within the Church as those who, like wolves in sheep's clothing, have all along served not Christ but the Seducer are exposed and take their side with Unbelief.  Others will rediscover their loyalty to Christ as King and Head of the Church.  Still others who are not sure where they stand will be forced to take a position one way or the other.

We suggest a high degree of confidence in our prediction is warranted.

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