A Seasonal Message from Rev Ross Rennie

I would like you to lift our brother in the Lord Dr Mackereth. This man has stood for the fundamental right of every Christian in this nation. If you believe like us then I would ask you to sign a petition, write to your MP about this injustice. You yourselves may find yourselves in a similar situation if you stand for the truth of the word of God. We as Christians can never compromise our faith. Jesus Himself said these words:

“Therefore everyone who confesses Me before men, I will also confess him before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 10: 32-33)

He also said our yes should be yes and our no should be no.

We as Christians are now living in an Orwellian society. Doctors and those in the NHS are losing their jobs because they will not accept the LGBTQ agenda. If you read previous articles you will see the position of this ministry. Myers and I were discussing the other day there may come a day when the authorities will come for us because of our uncompromising stance on the word of God and we too could find ourselves in a courtroom or even in a prison cell. This is a price we would gladly pay for the honour of the Name which is above every name, the Name of Jesus Christ. You yourselves may find yourselves in a similar position. So we are going to stand full square behind the doctor and any others who through no fault of their own find themselves in a similar position. I believe a time is now coming when we as Christians have to nail our colours to the mast, this is not a time for compromise but for standing firm on the word of God, as when this life is over and we leave our mortal bodies we shall give an account for how we have conducted ourselves since we have been born again,

I also believe this is the time that we reassess what we believe, we kick out the garbage and we get back to the truth of the gospel. Many of you are getting ready to celebrate a pagan festival. If you check the history of this particular festival you will find it was first instituted by Saint Augustine, who took pagan festivals and assimilated them as Christian holidays. Christmas, Santa Claus, green trees, tinsel and sadly even the nativity have no basis in reality, as firstly Jesus Christ was not born on 25 December. He was born approximately September to October. There was no snow or the things that we have accepted, the lies we have told our children, which I myself have been guilty of and have just recently come to a place where I have repented. Unfortunately, a lie is a lie, no matter how we cover it up, and I like many parents lied to my children, but this is a matter for your own conscience.

I believe God the eternal, mighty Spirit is now challenging the body of Christ to realign itself with the truth and clean up our houses, and as somebody once said long ago, George Jeffreys the founder of the Elim Pentecostal movement, put our houses in order, as if the Master came today would he be welcome in your house? Would He find things in your house that you are ashamed of or could you welcome the King? As we move into this holiday season, we need to seek the Lord while He may be found, ask the Holy Spirit to challenge us and search our hearts for any wickedness. I myself have been doing this for a considerable amount of time now as I want to be found by my Lord and my Saviour a good and faithful servant. What about you?

Rev Ross Rennie

On the Down-Grade or Pressing on for the Prize of the Upward Call?

2018 has been a very interesting year. I am sure like us you have had good times, you have had sad times and you have had bad times. But there is one thing I have learned as Paul learned, to be content in all situations.

There is much wrong with the body of Christ but in the end Jesus said, “I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” We are also told that there will be sheep and goats, wheat and tares. The decision is, what are you, a sheep or a goat, wheat or tare? The amazing thing about this is it is one of God’s mysteries. Only you know. Jesus said, “What would it profit a man if he gain the whole world and lose his soul?” This scripture has haunted me all through this year. Another scripture that has challenged me is where Jesus said, “Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you who practice lawlessness.’” (Matthew 7: 22-23)

We see many things in the church today that do not make sense, but Jesus and the Holy Spirit have taken me back to listen to sermons over 100 years old by the mighty men and women of God such as Charles Haddon Spurgeon, and to look at the great controversy the down-grade, which has found its way into many mainstream churches and sadly has compromised the true gospel of Jesus Christ.

There is one word which ministers from all persuasions are reluctant to use: repentance. John the Baptist preached it, Jesus preached it and the apostles preached it. Now we are told we cannot offend people. I believe this is much of what Charles Haddon Spurgeon gave his life for, and if you ever look at the story of Charles Haddon Spurgeon you will find he was an ordinary man from the fens. He was called the people’s preacher, but he preached to many hundreds of thousands in his lifetime. You can find his story on YouTube. I suggest if you really want to know the truth, take a look.

Other stories which have challenged me this year are the story of John Hus from Bohemia, Martin Luther from Germany, John Wesley, Tyndale and Coverdale who changed this world, DL Moody and Hudson Taylor, not forgetting dear old Gladys Aylward and many others who have given their lives for the gospel of Jesus Christ. None of these people looked for fame, adoration or even worship as many do today. They did not ride around in Cessna jets or live in mansions. They were humble and had contrite hearts., So I would challenge these big ministries: are you built on the rock or on sand? Jesus in one of the parables said the foolish man built his house upon the sand and the wise man built his house upon the rock. A brother has just said to me recently, would it not be amazing if Benny Hinn and his like gave everything they had like Zacchaeus did and paid back what I believe they have stolen (but that is just my opinion) to the widow the orphan. We could change this world.

I also believe with many Christians as one great preacher once said, the hardest thing to convert is a man’s wallet. We are all guilty of this. So this holiday season I would challenge you and myself to give fewer presents, reduce our expenditure and what we conserve give to the poor and other ministries around the world. I believe this would send a signal to the world that we are truly God’s people. I know the argument that many use about Christmas, but you owe it to yourself to research all the traditions of men that we have accepted blindly about this season, as I myself have realised much of it has nothing at all to do with our Lord or the kingdom of God. Did not the apostle Paul say that we should not conform to this world or the traditions of men, or have I read a different Bible? Sadly, many Christians do not read their Bibles. They just listen to the opinions of men on YouTube or sermons that they have heard. My prayer for all believers is that we shall get back to our Bibles and if need be challenge public opinion. Jesus said, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.” (Luke 21: 33) As far as I know, these are the words of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, not the opinions of men.

If you have any arguments about this article, do not blame me. I am just the messenger. I believe the Lord is speaking to His church, but most of the time it is not listening. I believe 2019 is going to be a crucial year for the body of Christ and many of us will have to make choices. Unfortunately, those choices may be painful. We can no longer accept compromise, as sin is sin whether it is inside the church or outside the church. I personally will not accept gay ministers, those who practise homosexuality, liars, cheats, deceivers, as God has made it very clear none of these will enter the kingdom of heaven. As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord, even, as it says in Revelation, if we have to suffer unto death. Are you prepared to do the same as Jesus idid it for you and me when He died at Calvary?

I hope this article challenges you. It many offend you but ultimately you will give an account before the throne one day on how you lived.

If you want to debate this, please add your comment. We should love to hear from you.
God bless you and may you have a good holiday.

Rev Ross Rennie