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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Churches In England Are Being Converted To Bars

Prophecy Sign: Confusing times

Which direction to the truth?
What a confusing time we live in.  It didn't have to be this way, but the nations have turned their backs on God, so God has given these nations over to the enemy.  Now, people can't even mention the name of Jesus in a brief prayer prior to a meeting as it would be against the law.  And lawmakers are implementing laws which might very well see children removed from Christian homes if the authorities deemed Christian education and upbringing to be an "unloving act" that might perilously harm the child.  Oh well, at least you can head down to the former church turned bar/pub and wallow away your despondency with a cool one, or slide a few bucks to the slot machines.

For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. James 3:16 KJV

Churches In England Are Being Converted To Bars
At one church, the only thing being worshipped is beer -- at another, gleaming cars are on sale. Increasingly, it seems, a different kind of conversion is taking place at Britain's churches. Thanks to a steady decline in religion and the high costs of maintaining these historic buildings, a rising number of churches are being given new lives that may have horrified their founders. Behind the imposing red-brick facade of one Presbyterian church in north London's upmarket Muswell Hill district, throbbing pop music and barrels of Guinness are the first clues that there's a new congregation. The soaring Gothic arches remain but instead of an altar there's a huge bar, while tables, stools and slot-machines stand in place of the pews. Built in 1902, the church's beautiful exterior remains unchanged. Inside, it's an Irish pub. 

‘Cinderella law’: Parents in Britain to be jailed for not loving children?
For the first time in history, the UK is planning to introduce the so-called “Cinderella law”, which will jail parents failing to show love to children for up to 10 years in prison, putting it alongside physical or sexual abuse, local media reported. The UK government is planning to introduce changes to child neglect laws, which will make “emotional cruelty” a crime for the first time, according to Daily Telegraph report. The law will protect children’s emotional, social and behavioral well-being. The offence will include deliberately ignoring a child, not showing them any love over prolonged periods, forcing degrading punishments or to witness domestic violence, and making them a scapegoat. 

Children's minister: guardian plans will help provide safety net for those who need one
Controversial plans for a named guardian to be appointed for every youngster in Scotland will help provide a "safety net for those who need one", the Children's Minister has insisted. Aileen Campbell defended the Scottish Government proposals, after they were branded a ''snooper's charter'' by a former church leader earlier this week. Six former moderators of the Free Church of Scotland and the current moderator the Reverend Angus Howat stepped in to write to First Minister Alex Salmond, urging him to ''restore some common sense'' to the proposed new laws. Now the Church of Scotland has claimed the change risked diminishing the role of parents "with no obvious benefit for the most vulnerable in society".

Maryland local official defies court, opens meeting with prayer
A county official in Maryland opened an official meeting on Thursday with a prayer referencing Jesus Christ, according to a person who attended the meeting and local media, two days after a federal judge issued an injunction prohibiting such a prayer. Carroll County Commissioner Robin Bartlett Frazier began the group's budget meeting with a prayer she says was written by George Washington, the first U.S. president, that referred to Jesus Christ at least three times. The budget meeting came two days after a U.S. District Court judge in Maryland issued a preliminary injunction prohibiting the county commissioners from using "the name of a specific deity associated with any specific faith or belief."

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