I asked for some guidance today.
The ‘Good News Bible’ I own, (one of several different makes and versions I have), opened at MALACHI 2-7 with the scripture “It is the duty of priests to teach the true knowledge of God”.
Simple and obvious really, I suppose!
Against the backdrop of national news today, that only 46.2% of people in England and Wales, describe themselves as being of the Christian religion, then I am compelled to speak out. As instructed by Malachi.
As far back as 2001, there were 71.7% of people in England and Wales, who described themselves as ‘Christian’. So what has happened, to turn our once proud Christian country, into an Island of people who have lost their faith? Either to paganism and any other manner of substitutes, or to a status of complete ‘Non-Religion’.
I don’t know the answer. But I do know that it is NOT ageing, fertility, mortality or even migration. Agnosticism as an excuse, I do understand, but only partially. Whilst it is potentially reasonable, to ‘cop-out’ during the census, on the suggestion that the existence of God is unknowable, this does not mean the supreme being should be denied. You do know him. You know his works in you, and the love he has for you. If anyone denies the existence of God, then they deny their own existence!
As the archeological world, turn up yet more and more evidence to ‘support’ the provenance of biblical scripture, it seems more and more Christians are turning away. My message is that ‘It is time to turn back’!
God is with you. His Son Jesus, died for the sins of everybody, in the greatest show of symbolic forgiveness, that could ever be mustered for the sake of humanity. His Mother Mary sheds tears for you. His Guardian Angels watch over you. His healing and love, imparted through the Holy Spirit, comforts and heals you.
Embrace and defend your faith.