What goes in must come out

I have been challenged this morning by the Lord. As many of you know, I am not religious. I am a man of faith and I would believe I walk in grace. But I have found myself recently being challenged by what I watch and what I read. It has been said that the eyes are the windows to the soul and what goes in must come out. Our ears are a doorway to the soul. Again what goes in must come out. We put food in our mouths and it has been said, what we eat we become. So if our ears are the doorway and our eyes are the window of the soul it is clear to me what goes in has to come out. So when we are watching East Enders, Coronation Street, reality shows, is that wholesome, is it pleasing? The word of God says, Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things (Philippians 4: 8). So do not take my word for it, read your own Bibles.

I believe this is the problem with most of the established church. I myself was caught up in a lie for about seven years as I misinterpreted Scripture and believed I could do as I liked and there were no consequences, as my sins were forgiven, past, present and future. I could watch what I wanted, do what I wanted and there were no consequences. That was my mistake, not that of those who taught me, but my interpretation of what I believed was extended grace. The Bible says it is a bad thing when we deceive ourselves. The consequences of this were I ended up in the wilderness for a long time. The good news is I am out of the wilderness now and I for one would never want to go back into that deception.

I have been challenged by the Lord about that little screen in the corner of our house and I believe it is now a time when all Christians need to make a stand and cancel their TV licences with the BBC. I myself have challenged the BBC and I have found out that whether you watch the BBC or not you are paying for their anti-Christ, LGBT agenda. What perverted, degenerate producer came up with the title ‘Gay Britannia’? I think this is an insult to Queen Victoria and all the God-fearing people that lived before us. I suggest this is not the time to be passive but to be proactive and write to your MP and the Director General Lord Hall. Do not write to the complaints department. Write to Lord Hall and bombard him with your disgust. Or make a bolder stand and cancel your TV licence. There will be outcries from your children, but you are responsible for your children, what they watch, what they do, and it is your responsibility to bring them up in the nurture and the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. When they are old enough they can make their own decisions.

Unfortunately we as a Christian nation have compromised and, as somebody once said, you do not have to become an ape to win apes. This society is trying to rewrite the Bible. We are the people with the truth and the world is the one with the lie and the father of lies, the devil. Stand up, stand up for Jesus and follow the cross.

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Rev Ross Rennie

Set Free From Law After 30 Years

As I look back on nearly 30 years of being a Christian I recall how I have been involved in everything from Sunday school to prayer groups, pioneering churches to door-to-door evangelism, street preaching to mission in other lands. Well, you get the picture.

I now realise most of this was to please God and was based in law. I have been in all kinds of churches: Brethren, Baptist, Pentecostal, Elim, Faith Churches and Church of England high church. Until just recently I have found I have preached hell fire to law, and in the last ten years law and grace. All this has changed since my Senior Pastor Andy Wall from Grace International Church, Bloxwich, has ministered on Galatians and Romans for about six months.

Romans 6: 14-15 declare: “For sin shall not (any longer) exert dominion over you since now you are not under law (as slaves) but under grace as subjects of God’s favour and mercy. What then (are we to conclude)? Shall we sin because we live not under law but under God’s favour and mercy?” (Amplified Bible). Paul says, “Certainly not!” The sad thing is we carry on sinning to the flesh and if we are honest we will till we die. So how can any of us be free?

What I have learned is we can not by our self-effort win brownie points with God our Father. He loves us the same today as He will tomorrow. I had always seen God as the policeman. If I stepped out of line He would punish me. The problem was I had never seen the Father heart of God. He loves the world so much he sent his Son the Lord Jesus to die for all mankind, past, present and future, on the Cross of Calvary 2000 years ago — and here is the rub — not just the church but the whole wide world.

So tell me why most of us are so judgemental in the Church and outside in the world. I too have been guilty of this and I for one have repented. Galatians 3 is one of the keys. Paul writes: “O you poor and silly and thoughtless and senseless Galatians! Who has fascinated or bewitched or cast a spell over you? Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified” (Galatians 3: 1, Amplified Bible). In the whole of the chapter Paul is warning the Galatian church not to go back under the laws of Moses as Jesus has set us free from the law by dying on the Cross. He paid the price for sin to his Father once and for all — for all of us. You can believe it or not; that is up to you. But I know my sin is forgiven: past, present and future.

When you understand this you really have good news to tell the world, and we will stop trying to bully people into the Kingdom. All they need is to be introduced to the Saviour and start their own relationship with Him. That is the good news of the gospel: Christ crucified and raised again to life.

Our mission is to speed this message in the church and to the world as the Holy Spirit allows us.