You can find out more about where we stand on specific issues here. The information on this page is intended as an overview of our position rather than a detailed thesis.
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UK Politics & Parliament
Parliament is a busy place and with so much going on it can be easy to be confused by it all and so end up ignoring it. We aim to pick out the most important bits by covering events & proceedings in Parliament that are relevant to believers be it current and upcoming legislation, issues that come up in debates, questions, motions and other events that are happening in Parliament that should be of direct interest and concern to believers. The Bible tells us to “Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass” (Luke 21:36). We watch for the signs and bring them to your attention so that you are equipped as an awakened believer with relevant prayer topics.
This ministry is not affiliated to any political party and does not seek to promote any political stream over another. We seek to highlight the spiritual significance of current issues and where appropriate will provide commentary on why believers should be concerned about them. As is generally the case, this may mean we support one group on some issues, but oppose the same group on other issues. We will never blindly support any party, group or cause that is contrary to our beliefs. Our aim is for Biblical principles to be upheld in Parliament so our views will be guided by that.
The issue of Israel has been a contentious one for hundreds of years in the church, but it need not be. God established the land of Israel primarily as a homeland and safe place for his Jewish people and is calling his people home from the diaspora as a fulfilment of prophecy (Isiah 43). We love, support and stand with Israel and the Jewish people because God loves Israel and it’s people and he has a special place for her as a nation.
We accept that Israel is run by humans who are fallible, so not everything is always perfect but we believe that it is right to support Israel for several reasons:
- Firstly, God is very clear on this in Genesis 12:3 when the covenant with Abraham is made and the nation of Israel is first founded, “And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee”.
- Secondly, the Jewish people are God’s chosen people and we must therefore support Her homeland, for failure to support the Jewish people is a failure to support God. There are many examples of nations and peoples destroyed and cursed for cursing the Jewish people. The state of the UK presently is just one example where its empire crumbled after reducing the size of the land available to the Jewish people by some 80% before the state of Israel was formed in 1948.
- Thirdly, from a Christian perspective, our roots are Jewish roots. For this reason, the Jews can explain their existence without Christians, but Christians cannot explain their existence without the Jewish People. Our Messiah Yeshua (Jesus) was himself Jewish and so to not love the Jews is to not love Jesus and his heritage. Jewish people do not inherently need Christians, but we definitely need the Jews.
- Despite the Jewish people turning their back on God throughout history on countless occasions, God has not broken his original covenant with Abraham and the Jewish people have not been cut off from God. This is confirmed in Romans 11.
- Through Christ’s sacrifice on the cross, we are grafted into the inheritance of God and that in line with Biblical prophecy, Jew and Gentile will be made one new man in Yeshua.
- That as Christians, we have a responsibility to live our lives in a holy and acceptable manner unto God that by doing so, we may provoke the Jews to jealousy that they too would accept Jesus as their Lord and saviour.
If you are a Christian, but do not yet have a heart for Israel and the Jewish people, then seek God in prayer about it and ask Him to give you a heart for Israel. If you want to read more about Israel and why we should support her, then Sandra Teplinksky’s book, ‘Why Care about Israel?’ is a good place to start. Its a great read that you will not regret.
For many years, Christians in the UK have experienced freedoms that many believers around the world can sadly only dream of. We are blessed in this nation to be able to freely read the Bible, pray and worship God without fear in most circumstances. Many of our laws and freedoms are based on Judaeo-Christian values and so it is no surprise that this nation has been referred to as a ‘Christian country’ for many years.
Unfortunately, with the increasingly secular nature of society, there have been a number of curbs in recent years to these freedoms and if things continue to go the way they have been, it is probable that to be a Christian will become much harder in the UK.
You may wonder why we do not focus so much on worldwide persecution which, in many cases the persecution is far worse – the answer is simple: We are called to focus on the UK and there are already other organisations (such as Christian Solidarity Worldwide and Open Doors) who focus on global persecution and we don’t wish to duplicate their work for that is not our calling.
If you are aware of any issues of Christians being punished for their faith and beliefs in the UK, then please let us know. Much of the Church believes persecution is only something that happens elsewhere. The sad truth is that it is becoming increasingly harder to be a Christian in the UK. Christianity and Christians are being pushed out of the public square and the Church needs to wake up to this so that we can pray for a revival in the United Kingdom and see this nation and its people transformed for God before the gospel is removed from our society completely.
Whilst we seek to cover all relevant news, events and areas of interest, with so much going on around the world you may find we have missed something. If this is the case, please let us know so that it can be shared to help inform and awaken other believers.