Brexit and the BBC

There have a been a few occasions in history when this nation has had to stand alone, going back to the time of Sir Francis Drake with the Spanish Armada. If you read in your history books, you will find the forces of darkness nearly overwhelmed this country. In the First World War, millions of men and women gave their lives for truth and liberty. In the Second World War, our nation was almost bombed out of existence by the Germans.

Whatever your political persuasion is, I thank God we live in a democracy. Many non-believers would say the election was a disaster, but there are some good things that came out of this last election. One was that God dealt with the pride of Mrs May and also Nicola Sturgeon, who was bent on destruction of the Scottish people, also the onslaught of Sinn Fein to take over Northern Ireland and turn the country into something none of us would like to see. But as a believer and a minister of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ I believe in the sovereignty of God and these things happen as they are part of God’s larger plan.

On the eve of the vote to leave the European Union after the total bias of the BBC and the talking heads, none of us believed we would wake up the next morning and find that we would be coming out of the European Union. Yes, it was only by two percent, but we do live in a democracy and the people have spoken. I do believe in time we shall see the many benefits of coming out of the European Union, but there are many forces in the European Union that would like to punish us because we want our freedom. In 1974 we voted for the Common Market, a trading bloc. We were never asked about federal Europe.

But there are two things as believers I think we should do: one, we should get down on our knees and pray for these people that are negotiating for the exit, and two, we should take out paper and a pen and write to our MPs and also the BBC Trust about the behaviour of the BBC and its total bias against those who voted to come out of the European Union. They have branded us as racists and bigots. There is a saying, evil increases because good men and women do nothing. So if you are reading this and you live in Great Britain, please write to your MP and the BBC Trust and show your disgust at the constant bashing that the BBC seems to be intent on. I myself have written to my local MP, the Prime Minister and also the BBC Trust. Sadly they have become antichrist, but we should not be surprised, as the apostle Paul said, “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians 6: 12)

So, my brothers and sisters, this is not a time to be passive; this is a time to be active. Every letter I believe will be effective.

God bless you all until He comes.

Rev Ross Rennie

Intolerance – in the United Kingdom and Cambodia

Rev Ross Rennie, Director of Grace Missions, recently wrote to Mrs Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He assured her of his prayers, and those of many other Christians, regardless of political views or affiliation, who accept the authority of the Bible’s injunction in 1 Timothy 2: 1-2 to pray for all who are in authority. He wrote,

You are my prime minister and as long as you decide to keep your position I and the true Christian church of Jesus Christ will pray for your protection, for wisdom for our nation, to heal the wounds and rebuild this country, to root out bigotry and hatred in our nation, so as an Englishman I and others can be proud again of our nation and our democracy.

Ross also alerted the Prime Minister to two dangers which cause him great concern.

The Intolerance of the British Media

In his letter to Mrs May and another to the Director General of the BBC, Ross expressed his disappointment and anger at how the BBC has abandoned the value of impartiality with which it was founded and has become a platform for elitist, anti-Christian, anti-Brexit views. This is symptomatic of the way our news media have been corrupted.

To quote The Christian Institute,

The BBC has openly mocked the beliefs of millions of Christians and others with socially conservative views in its election commentary.

During an interview on Monday morning, Radio 4 presenter John Humphrys laughed at former MLA Nelson McCausland when he stated that the DUP’s policies are “compassionate”.

The BBC also ran a sizeable feature highlighting mockery of the DUP’s socially conservative values by various satirists.

Other media outlets have attacked the party for its views on sexual morality and marriage in recent days.

Telegraph columnist Dr Tim Stanley said the hostility shown towards the DUP because of its stance on same-sex marriage and abortion shows that mainstream Christian beliefs have become toxic in politics.

Writing about the resignation of Tim Farron as leader of the Liberal Democrat Party, who said, “To be a political leader… and to live as a committed Christian… has felt impossible for me”, Andrea Williams, CEO of Christian Concern and the Christian Legal Centre, said,

“Tim Farron’s treatment demonstrates that Christians are simply not tolerated by the illiberal elite in positions of influence. This, alongside the widespread reaction to the DUP’s views on abortion and same-sex unions, is further evidence of this anti-Christian morality.

“The vilification of the DUP for its opposition to abortion and same-sex unions and castigation of Tim Farron is shocking and upsetting. If we continue in this crusade of ‘totalitolerance’, we will enter a harsh and conformist world where Christianity will be ‘no platformed’ and eventually squeezed out of every sphere of public life. The elite determines what are toxic unacceptable views. Unless you approve of their ‘new morality’ you are punished. At first comes the loss of privilege, a political position, a place at university, then the detriment: the refusal of a grant and ultimately criminal sanction.”

The Intolerance of Opposition in Cambodia

Ross wrote to Mrs May about the possibility of violence in Cambodia if the opposition party wins next year’s general election:

Many in Cambodia are very concerned about the possible actions of Mr Hun Sen, the Prime Minister, who has over many years marginalised all opposition even back to the time in 1997 when using his control of the army he ousted Prince Norodom Ranariddh when they were first and second prime ministers in a coalition government.

For many years Hun Sen has been seeking to neutralise the principal opposition party and he has made repeated threats that he will hold on to power, if necessary using military force, even if his party loses in the general election.

When Ross wrote to Boris Johnson, Foreign Secretary, asking to discuss this with him, he was told he was too busy. Instead he was assured that the British government was giving money to Cambodia for election monitoring. Ross suggested to Mrs May that this was like giving money to Hitler to protect the Jews.

Alarm Bells

The alarm bells are ringing.

The tendency of the authorities in the United Kingdom seems to be to ignore them and only take action when it is too late, whether it is erecting barriers to protect pedestrians on London’s bridges or enforcing fire safety standards in high-rise buildings. Christians should be different.

  • It was said of the sons of Issachar they were “men who understood the times, with knowledge of what Israel should do….” (1 Chronicles 12: 32).
  • The Lord said to Ezekiel, “If the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet and the people are not warned, and a sword comes and takes a person from them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require from the watchman’s hand.” (Ezekiel 33: 6)

Where are the watchmen? Who will speak up? Who will give a warning? What will you do?

Fighting for Survival

There have been many occasions in history when the United Kingdom has been fighting for its very survival such as against the Spanish Armada with Sir Francis Drake and the First and Second World Wars, but the one thing about these times is people were united against a common foe. Unfortunately today we are on the brink of another battle, I believe for the very soul of this nation. I hope and pray on 9 June I do not wake up to Mr Corbyn as prime minister for many reasons: firstly I believe he is antichrist; he is disrespectful to the Queen; I believe he is a republican; I am bold enough to say he is an IRA sympathiser and as a British soldier I believe no military men should vote for this man as he has dishonoured those who died in conflict.

So if you are a UK citizen I would like you to search your own conscience if this is where you should put your vote. I urge you to seek God, as this vote is not just about leaving the European Union, this is about the moral fabric of our nation. I myself am not a traditional Tory voter, but in the light of the two candidates I have no choice but to vote for Theresa May. I hope and pray if God grants it and she becomes prime minister of this country she will take a look at the state of our nation, enact laws that are fair to all in society and reverse many of the laws which take away the rights of the parent and are detrimental to the poor and needy. The word of God is very clear, if those in power are not mindful of the less fortunate of our society, I believe on judgment day they will pay the price.

So I would ask you, brethren, in the next few days to pray that we do not wake up on 9 June to a nightmare, as if Mr Corbyn is elected, I believe many of our freedoms will disappear. Whether that is good or bad for the church of Jesus Christ only time will tell, as no matter what this world does, our Father God is sovereign. He appoints and He demotes, no matter what man might think. He is the Great I AM.

Rev Ross Rennie

Into Battle

We are living in perilous times. We see the conflagrations around the world. I believe we are living so close to the end that the body of Christ needs to wake up and, as it says in Ezekiel, stop playing in the shallows. As a minister of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ for over 36 years I am beginning to get a witness in my spirit that it is time for the church of Jesus Christ to stand up and start being counted. I believe the church worldwide has settled for a candy-coated gospel. We have used clever programmes, clever schemes and at times worldly methods to reach the lost. My brothers and sisters, these things do not work. They will never work. They result in social clubs. Jesus told us to watch and pray. I believe when the body of Christ stops entertaining the troops we shall see a revival and a restoration like never before. I have read about the Hebridean revival, the 1905 revival and Azusa Street, but I believe there is a revolution about to start that will make these look like Sunday school parties.

Jesus told us through Matthew 24:

“And you will hear of wars and rumours of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake.”
Matthew 24: 6-9

I believe these are the words of Jesus Christ. Am I correct? He also says later in Matthew 24 for us to look at the fig tree:

“Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near—at the doors!”
Matthew 24: 32-33

I also believe God is going to shake the nations. We can see through the Old Testament when the children of Israel were stiff-necked and rebellious against God He allowed them to be taken into captivity: Egypt, Babylon and Rome.

So, my brothers, sisters and fellow-ministers, if we do not get out from behind our walls and get into the battle, as we are in a war, we battle not against flesh and blood but against powers, principalities and rulers of wickedness in high places, we shall lose more and more ground to the enemy. As great men and women from the past know, we need to get on our knees, humble ourselves before God and fight the battle in prayer, and then when this is done, go and take the land. As Pastor Bonnke from Christ for All Nations always said, we should plunder hell and populate heaven.

I do not care what denomination you are from, you who are reading this, it is the same for us all.

Most churches I go into seem more like hospitals than army camps, or sadly they are so worldly they become entertainment centres, which saddens my heart. I have visited churches over the past five years. I have been in church meetings and there has been no welcome to me as a stranger. I have left these meetings wondering why I ever came. Many churches in the United Kingdom lack communitas. If you check on the word communitas, you will see it is the kind of community that Christians experience when they are on mission together (see this video). The problem is, you need to be on mission to experience this. It does not mean you have to go to Africa, India or far across the world. There has to be a mission heart in your local church or fellowship. We were never told in the scriptures to stay. We were always told to go (Matthew 28). What we seem to do in the west is have a party and invite people to the party. My observation of the New Testament is they went out. They did not employ professionals to do it. They all did it. I know some of the clergy will not agree with this but my understanding of that is they like to keep their jobs and sadly sometimes power.

So I would like you to reflect on this wherever you are in the world.

Titus 1: 10-16
For there are many insubordinate, both idle talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision, whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole households, teaching things which they ought not, for the sake of dishonest gain. One of them, a prophet of their own, said, “Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons.” This testimony is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith, not giving heed to Jewish fables and commandments of men who turn from the truth.
To the pure all things are pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but even their mind and conscience are defiled. They profess to know God, but in works they deny Him, being abominable, disobedient, and disqualified for every good work.

Rev Ross Rennie

Stand or Run?

Since 23 June, when I believe that God spoke about the destiny of the United Kingdom regarding Brexit, and on the night of the vote the shock and horror that went into the liberal left whose aims and objectives are totally anti-Christ, we have seen the twists and turns of the House of Lords and those with vested interests who really do not care about the British public or the wellbeing of this nation. The term for them is fat cats. These fat cats just want to get more and more and more wealth. I would be as strong to stay their father is the devil and we know what a liar and deceiver he is.

So we sit at the dawn of what I believe to be a new future for the United Kingdom. I also believe this is God giving our nation a last chance to redeem ourselves, owing to the fact that the spiritual leaders of this country did not stand up against the redefining of marriage. Their wimpish nature was to sign petitions at the back of their church buildings. We have the Archbishop of Canterbury now saying that if he is forced to marry a man and a man or a woman and a woman he will capitulate. God help us when we have leaders such as this. We have investigations going on in the world with the televangelists, who in my own personal opinion are a bunch of charlatans, and I am surprised that so many believers are mesmerised by these deceivers.My only consolation is when the Lord returns we shall all know the truth. Jesus our Lord Himself said,

My only consolation is when the Lord returns we shall all know the truth. Jesus our Lord Himself said:

“Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” (Matthew 7: 22-23)

There are also many other verses in the word of God that state clearly about unfaithful servants. For example, read Matthew 24: 46-51 and Matthew 25: 1-13.

So it is very clear that we as leaders in the body of Christ must be very careful how we handle the word of God. I remember at Keswick 1984 the then Bishop of Chester Michael Baughen said, “The word of God is like a fire. Used correctly it brings life. Used incorrectly it burns.” I never forgot those words from such a wise bishop.

I am just glad that when the great and terrible day of the Lord comes and the dead are judged (Revelation 20: 11-15) and believers are judged (1 Corinthians 3: 10-15) that it is God who judges and not us. All I want to hear at the end of my life are the words of my Saviour, “Well done, good and faithful servant, enter into your rest.” I hope like me you will hear the same words and not be tossed about by every wind of doctrine or the schemes of crafty men, as the apostle Paul once said.

Our main purpose on this earth is to lead as many as we can to the feet of Jesus our Lord and Savour. The decision they make is between them and the Lord. But I believe it is now time for true, Spirit-filled, Spirit-led Christians wherever they are in the world to stand up and be counted. We are the head, not the tail, and if we stand and allow injustices to go on around us we are as guilty as those who pass such laws. When I look back through history at Foxe’s Book of Martyrs and other writings, I see men and women of true faith who served the Lord in many parts of the world as missionaries even unto death.

What will you do for Jesus, stand or run? The choice is yours.

God bless you.

Rev Ross Rennie

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