Be Very Alert! No 218

Be Very Alert!- By Val Hollard (NZ)

On Watch at the Door.                                                            No 218, May 24, 2016

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF HAVING A MUSLIM MAYOR OF LONDON

What can be expected of Sadiq Khan, the new Muslim mayor of London? He has promised to be a “leader of all.” He is considered to be a liberal Muslim who supports same-sex marriage.

In his campaign he made strong statements emphasising his Islamic ties. His purpose in doing this was to let people know that having him in power would enable him to negotiate with radical Islamic activists.

Nevertheless, he has worrying connections with extremism and radical Islamists. Following 9/11, he joined the defence team protecting one of the masterminds behind the attacks, a man who later confessed to being a member of Al Qaeda. He once supported boycotts against Israel. Islam, as you all should be aware, tells its faithful to kill Jews wherever they see them.

Kahn also belongs to the Labour Party which is facing a crisis over anti-Semitism in its ranks. Several members have been suspended for anti-Jewish remarks.

London is now no longer a British city with over 50% not culturally British. Prof Rodney Atkinson says, “First, we lost London demographically. Now we have lost it politically. Next, we will lose it culturally. Then by language.” A nation or city that denies its Christian heritage will eventually fall to the enemies of God.

G.M. Davis from Stanford University is one of the people who have warned about Khan’s supposedly liberal views: “While Khan advertises himself as a liberal and eschews orthodox Islamic positions such as Shariah law, he nonetheless represents the thin end of the wedge in the mounting political presence of Islam in Europe both within and without conventional political channels. A liberal Muslim candidate will in time give way to more orthodox candidates advocating Islam and all it stands for: polygamy, brutality against women and homosexuals, repression of non-Muslim religious groups, and all the hallmarks of Shariah that have marred Islamic history through the ages.”

Muslims are allowed to lie (taqiyya) in order to further their political goals, namely, world conquest. It is quite common for leaders to say one thing in Arabic and the opposite in English. Iran is widely suspected of utilizing taqiyya in their negotiations with the US in order to deceitfully develop nuclear weapons.

Taqiyya is based on Muslim interpretations of the peace treaty signed between Mohammad and the Quraysh tribe in Mecca, which although signed as a ten year truce was annulled two years into the deal, resulting in Mohammad’s successful conquest of Mecca. Muslims also interpret taqiyya to permit lying about the nature of Islam to non-Muslims in order to convert them to Islam. Can Khan be trusted?

There is special significance in gaining a Muslim mayor of London. Firstly, it is the first capital of a Western nation to have a Muslim mayor. This will undoubtedly encourage Muslims who are expected to take the world for Islam. London’s Heathrow Airport is also the main gateway to Britain and the Houses of Parliament are in London.

There is, however, another interesting thing about London that many Muslims want to change. London is where the Greenwich Observatory is located. It was the British who first figured out how to calculate longitude at sea, so they made England the main reference point. Greenwich Mean Time is the standard by which the world sets its clocks. For a number of years, Muslims have wanted to replace it with Mecca time as they claim that is the true ‘centre’ of the world.

The world’s largest clock has been built in Mecca. It is six times taller than Big Ben. It has a shimmering spire topped by a golden crescent moon. The clock faces are more than six times larger than Big Ben’s and have “In the Name of Allah” in huge letters underneath. White and green coloured lights at the top flash to as far as 30 km to signal Islam’s mandatory five-time daily prayers. On special occasions bands of vertical light will shoot some 10 km up into the sky.

Muslims also operate on a different calendar from ours which has 30 days per month. Which makes us wonder if changing GMT and length of months is what Daniel was referring to: “He will speak against the Most High and oppress his saints and try to change the set times and the laws.” (Daniel 7:25) Time will tell!

It is not surprising that the devil would want to change what God ordains: “Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are His. He changes times and seasons…” (Dan 2:20-21)

AS IN THE DAYS OF LOT (Genesis 19)

There are several places in the New Testament where it is made clear that the last days will be as in the days of Lot or like Sodom and Gomorrah. God makes it perfectly clear in His Word that He does not approve of sexual immorality though he loves homosexuals, lesbians, transgender people, etc., and wants them to repent and be healed by Jesus. His Word also makes it clear that the sexually immoral will end up in the Lake of Fire – hell, if they do not repent. (Rev 21:8). It is not surprising to see the secular world sliding headfirst into approving sexual immorality, but when Christians join them, it is heart-breaking.

In the US, the Obama administration is planning to send a letter to every public school district in the country telling them to allow transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that match their chosen gender identity, as opposed to their birth certificate. Already, an attack by a man on an 8-year-old girl in a women’s restroom in a Chicago restaurant is raising alarm about opposite-sex access to public facilities in the name of transgender rights.

In New Zealand, a primary school has been praised for installing a unisex toilet to help a 6-year-old transgender pupil feel safe and accepted. A recent youth survey revealed that 1.2% of NZ school-aged children identify as transgender. This is more than 9000 nationwide. A spokesperson from the Ministry of Education says that unisex bathrooms were becoming common at schools and there were no separate boys and girls toilets in new builds. Earlier this year, two Wellington secondary schools decided to fit gender-neutral bathrooms for students who felt uncomfortable using “male” or “female” bathrooms. Wellington High School has already transformed its boys’ bathroom into gender-neutral facilities and Onslow College is about to do the same thing.

Although resisted strongly by conservative politicians and the Catholic Church, the Italian parliament has now voted to allow civil unions between homosexuals, the last Western European country to do so.

The Church of Norway has voted to allow gay marriage, so joining the French Protestant Church, the US Episcopal and Presbyterian Church (USA) among others. The Church of Norway decision includes a caveat for priests who do not wish to take part in same-sex weddings enabling them to opt out of doing so.

At its recent General Synod, the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia tabled a report on blessings of same-sex couples “with a firm expectation that a decision to move forward will be made” at the General Synod 2018. A working group is to establish a structure that allows both those who can and cannot support the blessing of such couples to remain within the church with integrity. The process is called A Way Forward, but it is a move away from the truth of God’s Word. There are people in the Anglican Church aggressively pushing this agenda. They do not love the truth of God’s Word and therefore do not love Jesus, the author, either. People in same-sex relationships need to be told that God loves them, but they need to repent (turn around) and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ or they will end up in that Lake of Fire. Those leaders in the Anglican Church who do not repent will end up there with them. God hates sexual immorality.

“I urge you brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them. For such people are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of naïve people.” (Rom 16:17-18)

It is the people who support same-sex relationships who are causing the division in the Anglican Church. God’s Word says to keep away from them. Now is the time for those in the Anglican community who love the truth to prepare their departure plans. It is all going to get much worse before the return of Jesus. They need to be like the angels who rescued Lot and his family. Grab as many as you can as you leave and whatever you do, don’t be like Lot’s wife and look back.

Report from the Anglican Synod. “A Way Forward”
http://anglicantaonga.org.nz/News/General-Synod/SAME-SEX-BLESSINGS-ON-HOLD

IN BRIEF

Aaqil Ahmed, the head of the BBC’s religion and ethics, says that the BBC is “too Christian” and “could broadcast Muslim prayers” to reflect the growing Islamic presence in Britain.

One good piece of news coming out of Germany is that many Muslims have become disappointed with Islam and are turning to Christianity. Recently more than 80 men and women from Iran and Afghanistan converted to Christianity followed by a mass baptism in Hamburg.

A new study shows that potentially thousands of Christians, possibly 40,000, have been attacked and harassed in German migrant homes by Muslim guards and fellow migrants. The attacks on Christians include verbal insult, physical assault and death threats. The perpetrators were mostly fellow migrants and Muslim security guards who believed those who they attacked were apostates. Many Christians may not report abuse for fear of reprisal from Muslims in their asylum homes.

In the Netherlands, there has been a sharp increase in the number of people seeking death by euthanasia due to an “insufferable” mental illness. The mental health problems include trauma caused by sexual abuse.

Michael Snyder reports that America is starting to look like Rome before it collapsed. Rome did not collapse from external threats but from within. Snyder calls it internal societal meltdown. The US has the largest amount of debt in the history of the planet, it has the most overweight population in the industrialized world by a wide margin, 1 out of 5 mobile searches on the internet involves pornography, more than 15 million people abuse prescription drugs, illegal drugs continue to flow into the country unhindered, the percentage of adults who describe themselves as Christian has dropped by nearly 8% in just seven years, and the suicide rate has increased by a whopping 24% from 1999 to 2014.

In Canada, a police department that is reportedly experimenting with new training methods had a group of new recruits participate in a meditation lesson at a Buddhist temple. While at the Buddhist temple, the officers received a lecture from a Buddhist monk on “mindfulness meditation and Buddhist philosophy.” The recruits sat in Lotus position before a large statue of Buddha. A door to the occult!!

At the end of the Book of Revelation, Chapter 22, Jesus says that He has sent His angel to give you this testimony for the churches. One verse of this testimony says, Behold I am coming soon! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy in this book.” The prophecy includes dire warnings on sexual immorality. Also, anyone who takes words away, God will take away from him his share in the tree of life. Those religious leaders who ignore these warnings do so at their own peril.

EXTRA ITEMS:
The Great Delusion. Jacob Prasch. 2 Thess 2. (40 min.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLgvtQ3Ni9U

The Restrainer. Jacob Prasch. 2 Thess 2. (17 min.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8BousC77kU

Homosexuality in the last Days. Jacob Prasch. (60 min.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvlyytMqSWQ

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