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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. 

 

So if you seek "life eternal" then you must truly "know the only true God and Jesus Christ".

 

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You owe it to yourself and your family to be sure of what it is you believe, the Apostle Paul has told us to "work out our own salvation with fear and trembling"  Philippians 2:12

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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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The Reliability of the Gospels – Part 1

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The Reliability of the Gospels – Part 1

The Reliability of the Gospels

Part 1 - Introduction

Consider these two views about the Gospels.

The Reliability of the Four Gospel Records

  1. They are eyewitness documents written by people who were there at the time and who gave an accurate account of what they saw and heard, or
  2. They are documents written long after the event by a group of people who had only a vague idea of what had happened but who used their imagination, and those of other people, to produce an essentially fictional account.

Traditionally the Gospels were viewed as very accurate eyewitness records. However, in the 19th century, skeptical scholars theorised that they were written in the second century by communities of Christians after they had been passed on through generations of oral transmission. They claimed the records were altered by the community that passed them on and sometimes were completely invented.

This critical idea was not based on evidence, but on supposition. Nevertheless, it has proved attractive to modern skeptics, and is often found in popular culture and even among some academic scholars.

The evidence points in a quite different direction. This series of articles examines the evidence and will lead to the conclusion that the Gospels are, indeed, eyewitness records which give a very reliable and accurate record of what Jesus did and said.

External Evidence

Let’s think about what kind of evidence exists. There is direct evidence of accuracy which comes from making a comparison of the accounts in the Gospels with evidence gathered from external sources. One can compare the details of places, people, events and customs written in the Gospels with what archaeologists have excavated.

One can also compare the language in which the Gospels are written with what one knows of the place and time where the events took place. This kind of evidence is known as external evidence.

Internal Evidence

There is also internal evidence, which comes from the text of the Gospels themselves. This helps us to identify whether they are just fictitious inventions or genuine eyewitness accounts.

The evidence of the TextFictional accounts tend to have particular characteristics which are not shared with eyewitness evidence.

In fictional accounts there are few details and those details which exist usually have a direct bearing on the main plot and characters in the narrative. Eyewitness accounts tend to be detailed and to contain incidental details.

Topical, Honest Content

Accounts which were made up by the early Christian community would be expected to deal with the topics that the early church considered important; they would not deal with out–of–date issues. Of course we know what was of interest in the early church from the letters of Paul, Peter, James, John and Jude; later we have the writings of other early church leaders. It is interesting that these are very different from the words and teaching of Jesus.

Fictional accounts made up in communities founded by the Apostles, which produced traditions based on their memory, would have a certain bias. No matter how garbled, they would not contain material which showed these Apostles in a bad light.

The denials of Peter, the constant bickering of the disciples and their failure to understand Jesus’ teaching would hardly have appeared in a fictional account.

Undesigned Coincidences

Sometimes, insignificant details included in one account match insignificant details in other accounts, to show some fact which is incidental to the real narrative. This is described as an “undesigned coincidence”. Undesigned coincidences are very difficult to invent, even in the work of a single writer.

They are features of detailed and accurate accounts of real–life events such as court proceedings or detailed diaries. The Gospels contain these in great quantity (and they are found throughout the rest of the Bible as well).

Eyewitness Accounts

It is clear that the real Gospels really are eyewitness accounts. In general, they contain detailed accounts, although there are places where a sequence of events is summarised for brevity rather than recounted in detail.

They contain details which are not part of the main narrative and sometimes they are critical of the Apostles or contain statements which would have been completely irrelevant in the early church.

These are hallmarks of eyewitness accounts and are very unlikely things to find in fictionalised or traditional accounts. Coupled with the external evidence, internal evidence that the Gospels are factual is very strong.

A Worked Example

After his arrest Jesus was taken to the house of Caiaphas the high priest (Matthew 26:57; Mark 14:53).

Peter also went into the house and remained in the courtyard, where he denied that he had known Jesus.

“Now as Peter was below in the courtyard, one of the servant girls of the high priest came. And when she saw Peter warming himself, she looked at him and said, “You also were with Jesus of Nazareth” (Mark 14:66, 67).

This account contains several items of evidence. The fact that Peter was below in the courtyard suggests that Jesus was upstairs. We know from elsewhere in the Gospel that the room he was in contained various priests and scribes, some guards and potential witnesses.

Plan of palatial mansion, Jerusalem (1st Century)

This suggests it was a large upper guestroom.

The room in which the Last Supper was held was also a large upper guestroom (Mark 14:15; Luke 22:12).

This shows an unmentioned detail of the architecture of the houses of wealthy men in Jerusalem at the time of Jesus; they tended to have large upstairs guestrooms.

The correspondence of this tiny detail is an undesigned coincidence, and it is confirmed by archaeology.

Various houses from the period, excavated in Jerusalem, had large upstairs rooms. You can see this in the detailed diagram above.

The denial of Jesus by Peter is a narrative which would have been embarrassing to Peter, the Apostle most closely associated with Mark’s Gospel. It is unlikely that this would have been allowed to stand in a fictional account; it is only there because it really happened.

Thus we have several reasons for accepting the reliability of these two verses in the Gospel of Mark (and of course the parallel verses in other Gospels). And there is much, much more.

By John Thorpe

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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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