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Israel Folau’s Persecution

The controversial comments made by the Australian Football League celebrity have stirred up  a hornet’s nest of politically correct idolaters,  incandescent in their fury that anyone should dare speak out about their religious beliefs!

We should note that the man was simply responding to a question asked of him on social media, and he must have realised that in his position, it would go viral and cause him problems which he has experienced before.

The fact that Israel has the courage to put his beliefs before his huge income, and it is the protesters who have the problem, not Folau, for he has said that God rather than the AFL has the priority in his life, and he is obviously prepared to pay the penalty.  Jesus said: ‘If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you.’ John15:19-20. Sadly it seems that free speech is no longer so free.

OK, so he could have framed his responce more diplomatically, and more accurately, for biblically  he should have said ‘Lake of Fire’ rather than ‘Hell’ but it adds up to much the same thing. If sinners do not repent, and we all sin, the Bible states that is our fate. Tough.

We all have to choose, and the Bible tells us what is right and what is wrong, so in the end, it is the protesters who are making the big mistake. Folau is not a fanatic. He just recognises that God’s word does not change with political correctness.It still says that the wages of sin is eternal death, unless we repent.

WHY Britain’s Troubles?

Parliament is in chaos and confusion. People don’t know what is going on, and no longer trust their politicians to carry out their wishes, and it looks like Britain may crash out of the EU with no deal, bringing who knows what?

All this in little more than a lifetime since the sun never set on the greatest Empire the world has ever seen, led by the world’s most powerful nation! Queen Victoria would never believe it!

Actually,  ‘British’ is Hebrew for ‘Covenant Man’, ‘Britain’ Hebrew for ‘Covenant Land’, because they were promised their Empire by God, for their ancestor Abraham’s righteousness. They were to carry God’s laws and God’s ways to the nations. They did so for a while, which is why Christianity is found worldwide, but Charles Darwin, with Satan’s now failed ‘Theory of Evolution’,  undermined their belief and faith. Soon, even the Church of England lost its congregations and the whole nation began its downward spiral into lawlessness, perversions, and foreign ways imported by millions of foreign immigrants, especially under Blair and Brown.

As a result, God began to take away the blessings He had given – peace, prosperity, its great institutions in health and education; and its public services began to crumble, overwhelmed by the many who had never contributed to them. Britain became almost unrecognisable to its visiting ex-pats, so full is it of immorality, violence, foreign religion and terrorism, and ridden with drugs and drink. Only the countryside remained much the same.

God knows that it will take war,  defeat and captivity to bring the British to repentance and the recognition of their sins.

Brexit will bring Britain begging to Germany for help, but they will be invaded instead. Hosea 5:13, ‘When Ephraim saw his sickness, and Judah his wound, then Ephraim went to Assyria, and sent to the great king. But he is not able to cure you or heal your wound.’  Isaiah 10:5-6, ‘Woe to Assyria, the rod of my anger; the staff in their hands is my fury.  Against a godless nation I send him, and against the people of my wrath I command him, to take spoil and seize plunder, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets.’

Jeremiah 31:8-9  speaks of God’s promise to re-gather the nations descended from Israel, after their captivity, slavery and repentance, after Jesus Christ’s return.  Behold, I will bring them from the land of the north and gather them from the farthest parts of the earth, including the blind and the lame, expectant mothers and women in labor. They will return as a great assembly! They will come with weeping, and by their supplication I will lead them; I will make them walk beside streams of waters, on a level path where they will not stumble. For I am Israel’s Father, and Ephraim is My firstborn.”

Ephraim is Britain, and the nations who came from it, Canada, Australia and NewZealand. Ephraim was Abraham’s great, great, grandson. These nations may not fall quite so quickly, for they are  behind Britain in their depravity but catching up in their homosexuality, gender  confusion, abortions, and rejection of God’s Laws.

All of us in Ephraim need to consider our future in the light of these scriptures. None of us are without sin.  All of us need to turn from our wrong ways to gain eternal life, through Jesus Christ’s sacrifice, or eventually face the Lake of Fire.

Free Speech and the Homosexual Agenda

The hoo-ha over Israel Folau’s response to an instagram question in which he was asked what he thought was “God’s plan for gay people”, to which he replied “Hell…..unless they repent of their sins and turn to God”,  highlights the current state of political correctness regarding gender in our society.

The response of corporation’s sponsorship of Rugby Australia was typical. Alan Joyce, the gay pride CEO of Qantas, was obviously angry if the comments of the company are anything to go by, and the overall impression is that Rugby Australia had better keep its players opinions quiet if they want to keep their sponsorship.

Despite that, there were surprisingly more defenders of Folau’s right to express his beliefs than the PC brigade expected; even a former human rights commissioner, the ‘progressive’ Sydney Morning Herald, and publicity agents, joined in on his behalf, though The Australian newspaper quoted an Anglican priest expressing his personal view that being gay is not incompatible with being Christian.

Actually, that statement is only partially true. One can be a non practicing homosexual, having recognised it is sin and repented as Folau suggested, and be a Christian, but to be an active practicing homosexual , and proud of your sin, will lead you to Hell.

But neither was Folau wholly correct. There are several different words in the Bible which are translated Hell and do not equate with the common belief in a place where the guilty are tortured with fire for eternity.

The one word which is used to convey death by fire applies to those sinners who defiantly refuse to repent, who the Bible tells us will be thrown into the Lake of Fire – there to be burned up and turned into ashes, rather than suffering eternally.

Despite all this hoo-ha, it remains a right and a responsibility of Christians to witness to the truth  of the Bible’s statements about sin, the breaking of God’s laws, in the hope that some will repent. The great danger of political correctness is that this right is under threat from those pushing the homosexual agenda, and they will not be satisfied until any criticism of them is silenced and made illegal.

So would end Free Speech.

Romans 1:24, 6:23. ‘So God abandoned them to do whatever shameful things their hearts desired. As a result, they did vile and degrading things with each other’s bodies…….For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.’  NLT.