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Choose the Commonwealth NOT EU! 22-08-17

Choose the Commonwealth NOT EU! Australians call for new migrant rights after Brexit

COMMONWEALTH countries are urging the British government to give their citizens improved rights after Brexit.

By BELINDA ROBINSON   PUBLISHED: 13:10, Fri, Aug 18, 2017

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and British Prime Minister Theresa MayTheresa May's plans for EU citizens post Brexit are being looked over by commonwealth countries

The calls, led by Australian foreign minister Julie Bishop, are growing louder as the British team negotiate citizens rights with the European Union.

Ms Bishop told The Times there would be widespread disappointment in Australia and fellow Commonwealth countries if nothing is done to secure the rights of its population in Britain.

She warned her concerns were echoed by New Zealand, India and Canada.

Under the proposals which Theresa May outlined to fellow leaders in June, all EU nationals who have been in the UK for five years will be entitled to “settled status”, granting them the same rights as their British neighbours to healthcare, education, welfare benefits and pensions.

Those with a shorter period of residency will be able to stay on to reach the five-year threshold and others arriving after a yet-to-be-defined cut-off date will have a “grace period” to regularise their status.

Ms Bishop has demanded the same rights as those offered to the EU - meaning, Australians will have a greater right to remain in the UK.

Mrs May said her plans “Give those three million EU citizens in the UK certainty about the future of their lives and we want the same certainty for the more than one million UK citizens who are living in the European Union.”

Australian foreign minister Julie Bishop wants Australians rights to be secure after Brexit

The Home Office has plans to give European citizens wanting to work in Britain after Brexit a soft touch immigration option.

They would not need to apply for visas but their employers would need to get a work permit. This way, the government would be able to control the number of permits issued.

However, many Commonwealth countries fear the system would penalise their citizens. They have to have secured a job and have a visa at hand to ensure that they can come to England.

Australians have to obtain a visa to allow them to stay in the UK for five years - but are only eligible if they have secured a skilled job, with a £25,000 salary.

All EU nationals who have been in the UK for five years will be entitled to “settled status”

At least 137,000 EU citizens came to work in the UK last year. 

Figures show that there were at least 157,000 Australians and New Zealand working in the UK. 

But many commonwealth countries are hoping that the process could be streamlined.

Bible Students fully expected to see Britain embrace the Commonwealth Countries following BREXIT. Bible Prophecy is very clear on the fact that Britain will along with the Commonwealth Countries (and America who is also of British origin) make up the King of the South at the time of the end that will move to stop Russia and Europe from invading the Middle East.

God has declared the End from the Beginning and the Bible (God's Word) revealed that Britain would not be part of the EU when Christ Returns to Earth, and World Events have conspired to ensure that has now happened. But we need to keep watching this development as there is much to see yet as Britain takes her place once more on the World Political Stage.

See this Article to learn more about Britian and the Commonwealth Block in Bible Prophecy.

So yet again we see the hand of God at work in the nations to ensure that His purpose unfolds on the earth.  Britain has now voted to leave the EU and will rebuild her ties with the Commonwealth Block.  Together they will challenge the rise of Russia and the EU and their influence in the Middle East. 

See this article below to learn more about this:

Britain a Trading Nation Again

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THE IMPORTANCE OF BIBLE TRUTH

Is Bible Truth important to your Faith and Salvation ie. will you be saved despite what you believe the bible teaches or does it matter what you believe?

Well the word “truth” appears 237 times in the bible, that alone says it must be important!

Therefore it must be important to understand what “truth” is.

A quick scan of the passages using this word “truth” leave us in no doubt that it is not only important, but vital to our salvation.

John 17:3

3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

1 John 5:20

20And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true,even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

1 Timothy 2:3-4

3For thisis good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; 4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

 

Clearly then knowing what is Bible Truth is important and vital, in addition to this we are also warned that some would depart from the “truth”…

1 Timothy 4:1

1Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 3 Forbidding to marry,and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.

1 John 4:6

6We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.

From these passages it is very clear that we need to know the “truth” about God and His Son as it is taught to us in the Bible.  This means we must learn what this is from the Bible itself.

 

Don't let your HOPE of LIFE ETERNAL rest with someone else eg. your pastor or minister, YOU owe it to yourself and your family to be fully convinced of what it is you believe to be sure it HOLDS something REAL for you.

We have all been warned by God that there would be many false teachers and Jesus himself has told us that "Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it."  See Matthew 7:14

 

Sadly when Christ returns to this earth, many will only then realise that they have believed in lies Jeremiah 16:19

"19 O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit."

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The Greek word for "know" in the passage above is 'ginosko' and it means to have a thorough and deep understanding of the subject. 

 

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God's Offer of LIFE or DEATH

“Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. It is not up in heaven, so that you have to ask, “Who will ascend into heaven to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” Nor is it beyond the sea, so that you have to ask, “Who will cross the sea to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it.   See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction. For I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him… This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life…"  Deuteronomy Chapter 30:12-20

 

From this passage we see how important it is to each one of us that we seek after God and His Word the Bible to us.

 

Without this we have no hope of LIFE, but only a future of DEATH.

 

This Word of God was originally given to the Nation of Israel and later it spread via the Apostles of Christ to the World, that even we today might have this same HOPE of LIFE ETERNAL.

 

It is UP to YOU then to seek out God’s Word, to KNOW what is the TRUTH of God’s Word so that you and your family might KNOW the way of LIFE ETERNAL and the great HOPE of living in God’s Kingdom on EARTH.

 

Do not let your HOPE rest upon others and most importantly on what others teach, search it out for yourself because we have been warned that the churches would be astray from God’s word in the last days.

 

"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”   2 Timothy 4:3-4

 

Too much is at stake for you to not act yourself to seek out the TRUTH.

 

Christ himself has told us to do this when he said…

 

But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. Godis a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” John 4:23-24

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Is the TRINITY Biblical teaching?

Is the TRINITY Biblical teaching?Trinity Symbol

The doctrine of the Trinity is widely accepted in orthodox Christianity and many accept it as truth without question.

But people who believe that the Bible contains the truth that God has revealed about Himself and His purpose will want to satisfy themselves that the Bible really teaches that God, the Lord Jesus and the Holy Spirit are indeed three-in-one, as the creeds declare. This matters because the Lord Jesus, in a prayer to his Father, said:

This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent (John17:3).

The Origins

The word “Trinity” is not found in the Bible, neither in the Old nor the New Testaments. It is a word that came into existence many years after the New Testament was completed and circulated.

It first appeared in the writings of church fathers and was developed into a system of belief by church councils about 400 years later. Three creeds were formulated – the Apostles’ Creed, the Nicene Creed and the Athanasian Creed – and those creeds are still in use in some churches today. But are they a true expression of what the Bible teaches? We’ll look at just two.

The Apostles’ Creed

This creed is the oldest of the three and is the nearest to the original faith of the early Christians.

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead.

On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.1

You can see that the wording is simple and its statements largely summarize Bible teaching. But subsequent church councils developed a much more complicated way of describing the relationship between the Lord Jesus and his Father, as they saw it, resulting in another set of statements.

The Athanasian Creed

Although called after Athanasius, who was a bishop in Alexandria, this wording came long after his death. It was the product of a church council which wanted to end controversy and the difference of opinion which had existed throughout the established church for centuries. That is why the wording is so emphatic that this is the only belief that will lead to salvation.

Here are a few selections from the creed:

“Whosoever will be saved, before all things it is necessary that he hold the catholic faith. Which faith except every one do keep whole and undefiled; without doubt he shall perish everlastingly. And the catholic faith is this: That we worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity; neither confounding the Persons; nor dividing the Essence. For there is one Person of the Father; another of the Son; and another of the Holy Ghost. But the Godhead of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, is all one…

Then a bit further, we have:

As also there are not three uncreated; nor three infinites, but one uncreated; and one infinite. So likewise the Father is Almighty; the Son Almighty; and the Holy Ghost Almighty. And yet they are not three Almighties; but one Almighty.

So the Father is God; the Son is God; and the Holy Ghost is God. And yet they are not three Gods; but one God.

So likewise the Father is Lord; the Son Lord; and the Holy Ghost Lord. And yet not three Lords; but one Lord.

And again, a little later:

 So there is one Father, not three Fathers; one Son, not three Sons; one Holy Ghost, not three Holy Ghosts. And in this Trinity none is before, or after another; none is greater, or less than another. But the whole three Persons are coeternal, and coequal. So that in all things, as aforesaid; the Unity in Trinity, and the Trinity in Unity, is to be worshipped. He therefore that will be saved, let him thus think of the Trinity.”

Man-Made

It should never be forgotten that this wording is the result of a church council, and is therefore very different from Bible teaching which is what God has revealed about Himself and His purpose. Indeed, the Bible cautions its readers about man-made statements:

Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you seems to be wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their own craftiness”; and again, “The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile” (1 Corinthians 3:18–20).

A Fact of History

If we look back in history we will found very quickly that the real origins of this belief in a 3 in 1 God or Trinity comes from pagan beliefs that go back to ancient Greek beliefs.

Hecate Greek GoddessHecate or Hekate (hέkəti or hέkit; Greek Ἑκάτη, Hekátē) is a goddess in Greek religion and mythology, most often shown holding two torches or a key and in later periods depicted in triple form. She was variously associated with crossroads, entrance-ways, dogs, light, the moon, magic, witchcraft, knowledge of herbs and poisonous plants, ghosts, necromancy, and sorcery. In the post-Christian writings of the Chaldean Oracles (2nd-3rd century CE) she was regarded with (some) rulership over earth, sea and sky, as well as a more universal role as Saviour (Soteira), Mother of Angels and the Cosmic World Soul.  She was one of the main deities worshiped in Athenian households as a protective goddess and one who bestowed prosperity and daily blessings on the family.

Variations in interpretations of Hecate's role or roles can be traced back to the 5th-century BC in Athens. Ie. 500 years before Christ.

With that caution in mind, we should remember that it is a failing of human nature to corrupt things that were originally simple and to lose sight of the simple truth in the process. Thus in the time of Jesus the religious leaders of Israel were so sure of their own beliefs and traditions they failed to recognize the Lord Jesus as their long-awaited Messiah and sought instead to have him executed. Jesus warned his disciples to:

Beware of the leaven (or teaching) of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy (Luke 12:1).

Later the apostles warned of the way that ideas would circulate which would distort and damage the truth that God had revealed:

"Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ (Colossians 2:8);

Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron" (1 Timothy 4:1–2).

These are serious warnings and show how important it is that we look carefully at what the Bible teaches, to see if the creeds are right or wrong.

God is One

It is a fundamental teaching of the Bible that God is a Unity, not a Trinity. The Jews understand that to be one of the key teachings of the Old Testament:

"Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength" (Deuteronomy 6:4–6).

The Lord Jesus endorsed that understanding when he said of this passage that it was the first and greatest commandment:

‘Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?’ Jesus said to him, ‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind’ (Matthew 22:36– 37).

Wherever we look in the Bible we are assured that God is unique and supreme above all.

The prophet said:

"I am the Lord, and there is no other; there is no God besides Me. I will gird you, though you have not known Me, that they may know from the rising of the sun to its setting that there is none besides Me. I am the Lord, and there is no other…" (Isaiah 45:5–6).

The apostle said:

"There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all" (Ephesians 4:4–6).

The Lord Jesus said about his followers:

"My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of my Father’s hand..." (John 10:29).

Unity of Purpose

Read that last passage and you will see that it continues like this:

"…I and my Father are one" (John 10:30).

It was an immediate cause of contention with the Jews who heard Jesus say that, so much so that they tried to stone him for blasphemy, thinking that he was claiming to be God. Read on and you will find that Jesus makes no such claim, and never did. What he claims to be is “the Son of God” (John 10:36), one who was working in perfect harmony with his heavenly Father, a harmony that he wanted his disciples to share (John 17:11).

A lot more could be written about the relationship that existed between the Father and His Son, but I hope that this article will start you thinking about the importance of understanding what the Bible really teaches, regardless of what creeds or traditions declare.

Remember what Jesus said:

"This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent"  (John 17:3).

From this we clearly learn that ‘Life Eternal’ is only found in ‘knowing’ the “only true God, and Jesus Christ” 

So we have to know the truth as it is taught by God in the Bible as to believer otherwise puts us on the same level as the pagans of old who knew not the “only true God” as Paul told the Athenians in Acts 17:23-31

“For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you. 24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; 25 Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; 26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; 27 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: 28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring. 29 Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device. 30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: 31 Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.”

Rather than believer any false teaching we must 12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.”  Philippians 2:12

By Grahame A Cooper

1 The “holy catholic Church”, here means the whole church. In older versions of this Creed, “he descended to the dead” reads “he descended to hell”. This sentence is merely saying that Jesus was laid in the grave.

 

 

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The Offer of Life or Death“Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. It is not up in heaven, so that you have to ask, “Who will ascend into heaven to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” Nor is it beyond the sea, so that you have to ask, “Who will cross the sea to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it.   See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction. For I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him… This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life…  Deuteronomy Chapter 30:12-20

From this passage we see how important it is to each one of us that we seek after God and His Word the Bible to us.

Without this we have no hope of LIFE, but only a future of DEATH.

This Word of God was originally given to the Nation of Israel and later it spread via the Apostles of Christ to the World, that even we today might have this same HOPE of LIFE ETERNAL.

It is UP to YOU then to seek out God’s Word, to KNOW what is the TRUTH of God’s Word so that you and your family might KNOW the way of LIFE ETERNAL and the great HOPE of living in God’s Kingdom on EARTH.

Do not let your HOPE rest upon others and most importantly on what others teach, search it out for yourself because we have been warned that the churches would be astray from God’s word in the last days.

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn awaytheir ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”    2 Timothy 4:3-4

Too much is at stake for you to not act yourself to seek out the TRUTH.

Christ himself has told us to do this when he said…

But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”   John 4:23-24

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