Tony Blair, better a "nutter" than a coward
I love the British and would have moved to England in 1999 if they had not required me to forsake my U.S. citizenship.[ I did apply to emigrate there to show my level of interest.] I wanted to serve them as a Reg Nurse and in the spreading of the gospel. I have to write that because I don't want to be misunderstood here. I have British and German ancestors and I love the U.K. and The E.U. so this is not about hostility toward them. I have no hostility toward them.I would still move there given the British government's approval.
This posting is about the article in today's news where previous Prime Minister Tony Blair finally admitted after he is not Prime Minister that his faith mattered to him. Of course, that was tampered down by his Aide's admission that he [Blair] used profanity and other ungodly deeds and words but read his Bible at night. That revelation affected greatly my perception of him, i have to tell you. He said his reason for not admitting that his faith mattered to him was that he "feared" being called the name of "nutter". Well, I say better that label than selling out JESUS or being called a "coward". Didn't JESUS say that those who hate HIM will hate HIS followers? Didn't JESUS say in Matthew 6:11-14 'blessed are ye when men shall revile you and persecute you and say all manner of evil against you falsely for MY sake. Rejoice! and be exceeding glad for great is your reward in heaven for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.Ye are the salt of the earth; but if the salt have lost its savour,wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing , but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of man. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. " The powerful allusions in these words of JESUS, THE MESSIAH, cannot be misunderstood. Salt is a universal message that when in a wound, stings! When on food,adds a lot to the palate. A city on hill shining like a beacon is understood by anyone who has traveled anywhere that involved getting there after dark. JESUS tells us that if we are not salty as followers, we are worth nothing, but to be cast out and trodden under foot of JESUS. And if our cities don't shine as beacons of light, then they are hidden from world view.
There is one thing I admire about the Muslims greatly, and that is that they are not wishy-washy or timid about what they believe. They believe what they believe, say so, and act on it, live by, defend it, fight for it. They have done much to shame the rest of the world on the topic of religious expression. And maybe that is what the battles around the world are about? The forces of evil clashing with the forces of GOD ALMIGHTY. When you juxtapose the Muslim expressions of their faith and the so-called "christian" [and I am Christian absolutely so have the "right" to criticize them] expressions of their faith, there is no comparison. Maybe the world should thank the Muslims for not being wishy-washy, not using profanity, not guzzling booze or teaching their children to do that mind-besotting, soul-searing drugging thing, not approving or condoning sodomy, not approving or condoning adultery, not approving or holding up as public examples leaders who scoff at the Name of GOD. There is much that I admire about the Muslims so let me say so. The Christians could do well to learn from them that IF they say they are followers of GOD then they must adhere too, live by, teach, and demand that their governments implement the Commandments, judgements, laws of GOD, and turn away from the molly-coddlying of atheists.
Of course, there is much that the Muslims could and should improve. No one is converted to faith in GOD at the point of a sword. Those who convert in such a way, did so to save their lives and live to see a better day, but may not have truly understood the tenets of that religion, or truly gave consent. Surviving is the strongest instinct of all, and the Muslims have to acknowledge that. IF their faith is as they say, it will stand the test of time and it will stand the criticism of anybody. If it is not true on the other hand, it will be revealed and exposed as a false religion. They have to accept that GOD HIMSELF judges all religions and all people who are created by HIM, in all centuries, at all times and that HIS JUDGEMENT on that final day stands for all eternity.
My Tony Blair, Sir, if you run for office again then please for the sake of JESUS make known your relationship to HIM and live a godly life. When you have the leadership power and you use it the wrong way, there is a dire warning in Matthew 18 about those who deliberately and wilfully lead astray GOD's little ones, who look up to you. I ask you to read those Scriptures in the King James Holy Bible, the Bible of England, for yourself; and I ask all leaders to read them. They are the words of JESUS THE GODHEAD in the flesh who is alive forevermore [read Revelation 1: 17-18] in heaven and seated on the right hand of GOD THE FATHER in heaven who is SPIRIT.
It is for certain that the UK and the EU needs GOD-fearing leadership and removes from power those who are adulterers, and fornicators,and idolators, and ungodly folks. One of the shocks of the news lately was seeing that adulteress named Camilla who openly and willfully committed adultery [and so did Prince Charles] wearing a crown on her head in photos yesterday! I was stunned that England has fallen so low as to attempt to raise up to honor that woman. IS it time for some Godly leadership there? I think so.
signed gloria poole