Brexit Deniers

There hav been suggestions  from the ‘Remainer’ MPs that the British people never voted to leave the E.U. without a deal, or agreement. To do so, they declare,  would be undemocratic. Let’s look again at the actual wording of the 2016 referendum.

“Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union? ”   As you see, there is no mention at all of any qualification in that wording. It was a simple straightforward question to which the majority eagerly answered Leave !  Such was the disillusion among many, that they were anxious (to fulfil the prophecies) to leave.

Therefore, If Britain fails to gain a deal before the 31st of October, it will leave under Article 50 of the treaty on E.U., and it will leave because of a clear desire of the people to be rid of the E.U. for a whole variety of reasons,  none of which needed to be stated, for there were no conditions mentioned.

It is the devious  and selfish politicians attempting  to deny the instructions of the people  through the referendum, who are undemocratic, failing to represent their views and betraying the trust and will of their employers. They will pay the price in the next election !

Psalm 146:3,   ‘Don’t put your confidence in powerful people; there is no help for you there.’

A Machete Maniac – How Come?

A 28 year old police constable made a routine vehicle stop after spotting an uninsured van in East London. He and his woman colleague chased the van with their lights  and sirens on  until it stopped.

“Having engaged the driver, who was quite aggrieve…. he then tries to make off, gets back in the van and a violent struggle ensues where he produces a weapon and stabs our officer in the head and around the body”, said  Chief Superintendent Richard Tucker.

The assailant slashed the hands of the officer with a footlong blade as he tried to defend himself and cut him about the face and head in a frenzied attack, but as he was forced to the ground the officer used his taser to disable him until the police arrived, and pinned the screaming, violent offender down.

Scotland Yard Chief  Tucker said the attack was “a symptom of people having less fear of the police.”  He added, “Ive been in the police a long time – there’s certainly a sense a lack of respect, not just of the police but for authority”. He called for harsher sentences for the increasing knife crime against officers.

But is that really the solution to the knife crime on our streets, or to violence and misbehaviour anywhere, when in days gone by just a couple of police sergeants could control the crowds at a football match?

DCS Tucker was right in that respect for authority has been lost, but the solution is the recognition that behind all law and authority lie the Commandments of an all powerful God. Once that recognition is lost, there is no more right or wrong, and the slippery slide into chaos begins. Only when we recognise that parents have the responsibility to instil respect in their infants by teaching them about God, and by the use of loving discipline, which political correctness has made an offence, will children grow respecting the instructions of their mother and father.

Then, later, those children will respect and learn from their teachers too, and finally, on leaving school, they will naturally respect the law of the land and our protectors, the police.

Proverbs 13:24, ‘Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them. ‘Proverbs 22:6, ‘Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.’

Innate Human Instinct

I just watched an interesting program on BBC1 about a university experiment to see if we could learn if human children are born with inherent characteristics which are dependent on their sex. For example, do boys instinctively choose to play with different toys than girls because of inbuilt sexual characteristics?

Some would say that this is quite noticeable, but these days it is not politically correct to admit that there are inherent sexual differences. This would be called ‘sexist’ by the rainbow brigade, so the experiment was significant. They claim that such differences are brought about by their environment, rather than their sex, so, is it nature, or nurture?

The experiment resorted to using animals because they could not be claimed to have been influenced by their  ‘family’ background. The animals needed to have characteristics similar to humans, and in this experiment, baboons were chosen.

Male and female baboons were given access to toy cars, trucks planes and mechanical items mixed up with soft toys of different kinds, and  dolls.

It quickly became apparent that the males went for the cars and trucks, being fascinated by the moving parts like the wheels and the shiny surfaces, while the female baboons picked up the odd car, but quickly changed to examining the dolls, and began carrying them around as though they were babies.

This experiment, though simple, indicates that nature rather than nurture  determines our choice of items which prepare us for our future roles – that we are born with those roles already imprinted in our genetic make-up, something that the politically correct hate and decry as sexist, but is entirely natural, or should we really say , Biblical, for the Bible indicates that men and women have God given, and quite different roles.

Ephesians 5:22-25,    “Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, His body, of which He is the Saviour. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her.”

No Moral Compass

Here in Britain there is great concern about the number of knife crimes.  Just watching the news brings another death  - a young man stabbed in the heart. Such stabbings don’t happen by accident; it could not be a blow dealt in self-defence.

Then I was brought a poem written by someone suffering from depression. It started, “It’s me, not you…” and went on to reflect a very introspective concern with trying to find a way out of the black dog of depression.of depression, which obviously wished the author dead, a cry for help which has become very common these days, especially among the young.

In my own country, Australia, the similar figures for self-harm and even suicide among the very young are worse than allarming, and this can be traced back to the results of drink, drugs, and often, child sexual abuse.

I cast my mind back, and ask my family if they remember anything like that occurring in the days of their youth. Thy cannot. It is simply a symptom of a sick society where lawlessness, drink, drugs, pornography and evil have gained such a grip that some people feel lost and can see no way out of their sad circumstances.

Have we arrived at this by accident? No. We have brought it all about ourselves as a society, by our rejection of all moral authority. It used to be, not long ago, that people understood the difference between right and wrong. In those days every school in Britain had by law to include a dominantly Christian religious assembly in the morning. As a teacher I listened to and gave many myself. Youngsters learned that right and wrong were determined by the Ten Commandments, given by God…  And as a result, authority still existed in schools, in the police force, and the laws of the land, as well as in the self discipline which stemmed from that recognition of a God who determined right from wrong.

All of this is no more. Today it is all about “me, my ‘Facebook’, self-respect, my ‘rights’,  no matter how evil, and the result is lack concern for others, the concern of which is actually the only way out of the depression which afflicts so many in society. Read about that choice in Leviticus 26, or Deuteronomy 28, and find the Way to overcome depression and gain the moral compass we all need.

Deuteronomy 28:1, ‘Now if you faithfully obey the voice of the LORD your God and are careful to follow all His commandments I am giving you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth. All these blessings will come upon you and overtake you, if you will obey the voice of the LORD your God:’…..

But, Deuteronomy 28:15, ‘If, however, you do not obey the LORD your God by carefully following all His commandments and statutes I am giving you today, all these curses will come upon you and overtake you:’……