Since the ‘Witchcraft Act’ was repealed in 1951, by the then Conservative Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, Britain’s two-thousand-year-old Christian heritage has subsequently receded, and now has almost collapsed!
(It should be pointed out that Churchill was not only a high-degree freemason – Studholme Lodge, 1591- but was also a druid, both of which are strictly prohibited and denounced in Scripture).
Yet in times past, Great Britain was very much a light to a lost world. The United Kingdom gave the world the English language; discovered cures for diseases; created welfare and medical institutions; sent out more missionaries and distributed more Bibles/literature about the love and forgiveness of Christ, than any other country, anywhere in the world.
As with all areas of decline, it didn’t just happen overnight. The ‘swinging sixties’ can be credited for much of our nations collapse. Rock N’ Roll (a term for pre-marital sex) is the cause for our drug culture, homicides, abortions, divorces and sodomy.
Post War Britain has become, for the most part, a TV-loving nation, with 20+ million people watching soaps daily. While half the nation is glued to their TV screens, most of the towns and cities up and down the country are dealing with the yob culture, with multitudes of young people pouring out of pubs and clubs and vomiting and fighting in the streets, due to excessive binge drinking.
The Daily Mail stated that some 190,000 women get drunk at least once a week, while men aged from 16-24 are the most prolific offenders, with four out of five confessing to drinking more than four pints a night.
Forty years ago, the BBC showed numerous programmes, offering those that believe God created the universe the chance to scrutinise those that promote state-funded Darwinism, which is now taught in schools and universities. Today such programmes are obsolete.
The following are some of the dire consequences of our nations departure from God.
We have sown the wind
The UK abolished the death penalty but legalised the murder of children in the womb, using taxpayers money.
(Local Health and Education Authorities think nothing of allowing young girls to have secret abortions, without parental knowledge or consent, yet they wouldn’t dare allow a child a day trip to the seaside, without written parental permission).
In 2001 the Labour government sanctioned the purchase of the morning after pill over the counter, now anybody can receive this drug.
The government also gave the green light to allow scientists to play God by experimenting with human embryos.
Enacted no-fault divorce on demand and forced mothers out to work.
Britain has the highest divorce rate in Europe.
Former Conservative Prime Minister John Major legalised trading on the Lord’s Day [Sunday] and Tony Blair instituted a national lottery, with some supermarkets now opening 24/7, which means more children separated from their parents, for longer periods of time.
More Muslims attend mosques in the UK than Baptists, Methodists and Anglicans combined.
In 1945, there was only one mosque in England. By 1990 over 1,000 existed.
(i) In 1979, 11.7% of the nation attended the state church; in 1989 it was 9.9%, and in 1998 only 7.40% of the nation attended church
(ii) In 1979, 5.4 million people attended church; in 1989 it was 4.7 million; in 1998 it was 3.7 million
(iii) Every 9 days a church closes. Every 7 days a Sikh temple opens, and every 14 days a Muslim mosque opens
The Saturday Times (10/2/07) reported how thousands of Churches in the UK will close in the next 10 years:
“Just one tenth of the nation’s Christians attends church, and churches are now closing faster than mosques are opening..By 2005 the number of churches had fallen to 47,600. According to the Christian Research, another 4,000 are likely to go in the next 15 years. In the Church of England alone, which still has 16,000 churches, 1,700 have been made redundant since 1969. Over the same period, the number of mosques in Britain has grown to almost the number of Anglican churches that have closed. The Islamic website Salaam records a total of 1,689 mosques..Methodist churches, down from 14,000 in 1932 to 6,000, and closing at the rate of 100 a year, and are often sold with no restrictive covenant attached.”
Most of Britain’s cathedrals not only omit King James Bibles and good pure Gospel tracts from their bookstands but as one author put it, “more tourists visit these places than worshipers of God.”
Pornography was legalised; homosexuality was decriminalised and then this alternative lifestyle was taught to children in schools, from the age of eight and up.
Those that dare oppose this or speak against it are threatened with a fine or losing their job!
With sodomy being a minority lifestyle for people in the UK, with only 1.5% practising it, it is amazing that the majority are silenced about this abnormal way of life, and expected to accept it and embrace it. Yet the majority of surveys show that most people don’t agree with sodomy: 84% of the public didn’t agree with lowering the age of consent to 16, and some 81% against lowering it to 18 (The Christian Institute).
Also interestingly and no doubt suppressed by the press is the fact that a homosexual man is 23 times more likely to abuse a person under 16 than a heterosexual would (Stephen Green, The Sexual Dead End, pp. 188-189).
By the age of thirty, 30% of homosexual men will be HIV-positive or die of AIDS.
The number of sodomites reporting 10 partners or more is four times higher than the average heterosexual man is for women partners. Indeed sodomites are much more promiscuous than heterosexuals.
A recent survey carried out by a top US health authority discovered that the average age/life expectancy of a homosexual man was 39 and 45 for a lesbian. The same survey for heterosexuals showed the age to be 72, yet nobody will mention this nor warn the homosexual community of this, for fear of not being politically correct and facing a long term in prison.
One other myth that seems to have taken off is how “homosexuals are born that way.” Why not say the same about fornicators, murderers and adulterers too. That no scientific evidence exists anywhere in the world to support this doesn’t matter to some narrow-minded people, but for those that are interested in science, please refer to Dr. Paul Cameron’s work to refute such a fable (Exposing the AIDS Scandal, 1988).
He says the following:
“Sodomy is addictive behaviour like chronic drug use or alcoholism,” and states that “no one has found a single replicable genetic, hormonal or chemical difference between heterosexual and homosexuals. When you consider [homosexual] practices the case for ‘born that way’ becomes ludicrous” (pp. 152-153).
Another disturbing find that the media won’t delve into is the fact that America’s top six serial killers were all sodomites, with some 50% of murderers being associated with sodomites venting their anger at one another (Britain Under Siege, p. 55).
Cannabis was declassified to grade C and then put back to category B.
Britain now recognises same-sex marriages as being legally binding.
From Christmas 2005, homosexual and lesbian people were allowed to have “civil marriages.” One wonders whose idea it was to start this new law at Christmas when those that love the Lord will be celebrating the reason for believing – Jesus Christ’s birth and incarnation. Why not make it May 1? This is the date for socialism and the Illuminati.
As of 2006, 15,000 “couples” got “married,” with scores going on to “divorce.” (BBC News 17/12/06).
On January 10, 2007, the Government finally passed legislation, that made it illegal for hoteliers to refuse accommodation for homosexual or lesbian people.
The Government allowed pubs to open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, even though the police and NHS staff warned against it.
Former Labour minister, Tessa Jowell, called individuals that opposed reforming the gaming industry, “snobs.”
The Times (12/11/05) reported on its front page:
“There will be a quarter of a million new gamblers within a year after the abolition of strict rules on casino entry caused a surge in first-time visitors, the Times has learnt. Britain’s 138 casinos have received 100,000 more visits, three times the industry estimates. This will translate into 250,000 new casino-goers in a year… concern is mounting over the massive increase in problem gambling, which has risen fivefold in three years, fuelled by the huge growth of internet gaming. More than 300,000 addicts have sought help…until this year 2.7 per cent of the population – 1.8 million – made 14 million visits to British casinos annually. More than 64 billion pounds a year is spent on all forms of gambling, with spending in casinos rising from 3.1 billion in 1999-2000 to 4 billion in 2003-2004.”
Consecutive British Governments have given away UK sovereignty to an unelected and unaccountable money wasting European Union.
For example, not only is our legal system based on Biblical teachings and standards (with a Moses room in Parliament, and a tapestry of Moses displaying the Ten Commandments) but if one takes the time to scrutinise any coin, they will see the following letters: D.G. REG. F.D. The DG stands for by the Grace of God (Dei Gratia) and FD is Defender of the Faith.
It should also be stated that each day before the Commons commence for business, the Speaker and all members of the House stand for prayers. Cameras and microphones are turned off during this period of time.
Yet bizarrely, an image of Charles Darwin shares a ten-pound note with the Queen!
And how we reap the whirlwind
Nearly six million unborn babies have perished since David Steel’s law was passed in 1967.
97% of abortions are performed on healthy babies, while in certain circumstances no time limit exists in restricting the abortion of a fully developed pregnancy.
Former Prime Minister, Tony Blair not only voted for abortion in Parliament to remain legal but much more deplorable was how he voted for the abhorrent and appalling foetal craniotomy. This practice involves crushing the baby’s head with forceps while still alive in the mother’s womb.
In 1998, 69% of abortions were carried out on unmarried women.
In 1957 the number of abortions in the UK were 12,394; in 1986 there were 147,619. To date, it is estimated that 4.7 million healthy babies have been put to death.
There were also 2,894 abortions for the year of 1986, conducted on girls under 16-years-old!
The UK has now overtaken the number of abortions that the US carries out each year!
The following story appeared in the Sunday Times (27/11/05), in which it read:
“A government agency is launching an inquiry into doctors’ reports that up to 50 babies a year are born alive after botched National Health Service abortions.” I would imagine this figure of ’50’ is rather conservative. I believe it is probably much higher. I also recall a Catholic bishop, who witnessed at first hand, aborted babies that were still alive and were left by doctors to die in sluice rooms, telling my father of his horror at seeing such barbaric acts. The paper then goes on: “In practice, according to Stuart Campbell, former professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at St George’s Hospital, London, a number do survive. They can be born breathing and crying at 19 weeks’ gestation,” he said. “I am not anti-abortion, but as far as I am concerned this is sub-standard medicine.” The article concludes: “If a baby is born alive following a failed abortion and then dies (because of lack of care), you could potentially be charged with murder, said Shantala Vadeyar, a consultant obstetrician at South Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust, who led the study.”
Three-quarters of all family breakdowns affecting young children now involve unmarried parents (The Times, 5th February 2005.)
The 2001 censors for the UK reported that 59% of the households with children are married, 11% are co-habiting and 22% are single parents.
The evidence is irrefutable. Unmarried parents are five times more likely to break up than married parents. Children born to unmarried parents are already likely to have more problems at school, work or with their wellbeing. If their parents then split up, the outcome can be worse still because family breakdown itself is associated with all sorts of problems, such as crime, truancy, poverty, and relationship difficulties (The Saturday Times, 5th February 2005.)
Britain has the highest pregnancy among teenagers in Europe.
8.1 in every 1000 girls in 1995 fell pregnant and 8.3 in 1996.
Only 36% of children born out of wedlock are looked after by both parents until they reach the age of 16; compared with 70% for children whose parents are married.
There are two and a half times as many murders as there were fifty years ago, 45 times as much violent crime, 18 times as many rapes are reported, drugs are now endemic and crime rates generally have increased 10-fold.
As of October 2007, over 80,000 people are now incarcerated in UK prisons. This is the highest ever.
In the 1940s, 100,000 people a year were treated for sexually transmitted diseases, now it has rocketed to 800,000 people a year.
One million people died of smoking in the last decade. 120,000 will die by the end of this year. Tobacco was designed for rat poison, not to be inhaled by millions of people on a daily basis.
Alcohol-related crime has shot up in recent years. Figures like 28,000 people die each year through this, with an additional 100,000 people suffering indirectly as the result of alcoholics.
Was it not rather prophetic, that on the day the United Kingdom allowed pubs and clubs to open 24 hours a day, that George Best should die of the sin of alcoholism (1 Cor. 6:10). Not a good omen for future generations!
Alcohol wasn’t designed to be drunk for recreational purposes, but rather for alleviating pain to those that were sick, and for being consumed much in the same way as medicine is for today.
1,000 child deaths, 1/3 of road fatalities, half of all murders, and half of all wife/husband beating is down to alcohol consumption.
More than 50% of men and 27% of women acknowledge that they have been drunk at least once a week.
In the UK, we now have Alcoholics Anonymous for children!
AIDS in the UK has killed 3,400, by 1991. Some writers have traced this killer virus back to those who committed bestiality.
Christian Watch believes that if it hadn’t been for drug addicts and sodomites, our country would be AIDS-free.
Taxpayer’s money spent trying to cure AIDS costs the government 160 million pounds, compared to just 9.9 million on heart disease, which killed 197,721 people in 1994.
TV, radio and the arts are awash with blasphemy, violence and perversion (an increase of 500% in fifteen years), while virtue is derided.
Outside BBC House, they have a plaque, which reads as follows:
“To Almighty God. This shrine of the arts, music and literature is dedicated by the first Governors in the year of our Lord 1931, John Reith being Director General. It is their prayer that good seed sown will produce a good harvest, that everything offensive to decency and hostile to peace will be expelled, and that the nation will incline its ear to those things which are pure, and of good report and thus pursue the path of wisdom and virtue.”
(How times change!)
In Wale Babatunde’s helpful book Great Britain has Fallen he concludes on a surprisingly high note when he informs his reader that:
“The great awakening of the 18th century will be insignificant compared with what God is about to do. This revival will break all race, sex, and denominational barriers. I believe Great Britain is central to the end time move of God” (p. 155).
May I say how much I would love to agree with him, but I just cannot.
For the Bible warns us that in the last days it will get much worse (2 Tim. 3:1-9), with no revival offered only a greater apostasy and departure from the true faith (1 Tim. 4:1-2).
Revival, therefore, will never come to this country, especially when too few actual Christians take the time to share their faith with unsaved people. Yet for those that do attempt to do this, for the most part, all they are doing is offering a watered down and ecumenical gospel to lost people. Therefore, they are doing more harm than good.
What we will witness between now and the return of the Lord are small groups of faithful brethren, working in small pockets, winning few souls up and down the nation. The Lord has always had His tiny remnant in any given generation, and for this, we give Him thanks and praise.