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There are disturbing reports coming from England and Wales as national statistics show that more than a quarter of all deaths in the countries are caused by abortions.

The numbers were released by the Office for National Statistics of the U.K. and offers a complete accounting of the mortality statistics for all deaths that occurred in 2010.

The report was divided into two parts; major causes of death and death from external causes. The report listed the total number of deaths and the resulting cause or factor.

The report listed a total of 493,242 deaths in England and Wales from “all causes” in 2010. This number includes 224 babies who died “before, during or after birth.” However, the 224 babies who died were not represented in the 189,574 human deaths from abortion in England and Wales in 2010.

Adding the total number of pre-born babies who died as a result of abortion in 2010 to the total number of human deaths in England and Wales for that same year produces an overall total of 682,816 deaths.

This leads to 27 percent or 189,574 of the 682,816 deaths being caused by abortion.


By Rt. Revd. Dr J Barry Shucksmith, Royal Navy (retired)

We live in momentous days. The Christian “religion” has been in a state of decline for many decades. However, our nation – until the end of the Second World War – was still giving some public respect to its Protestant Settlement. Since then we have seen, both in State and National Church, a great departure from Christian belief and practice. Even a quarter of century ago, we would not have thought it possible to have an Archbishop of Canterbury who would blasphemously refer to God as “a spastic child who can communicate nothing but his presence and his inarticulate wanting”. He also quotes approvingly these heretical words: “the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the Pentecost of his Spirit do not mean that Jesus Christ is henceforward the answer to everything” (1). The departure from Christian truth is well advanced in most of the denominations, where fundamental Christian beliefs are being jettisoned in the interests of expediency; but false religions now also grow and multiply. Many professing Christians are being duped into giving recognition to multi-faith religion – and some will eventually be found supporting a “one-world-religion”. Indeed, the need for the Lord’s people to be watchful and engaged in prayer, has never been more urgent.

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By Rt. Revd. Dr J Barry Shucksmith, Royal Navy (retired) – March, 2004

There is a familiar saying, “some Christians are so worldly-minded as to be of no earthly use and others are so earthly-minded as to be of no heavenly use”. What, then, is the teaching of Holy Scripture about the world; and how, then, are Christians to view their place in it?

What is the biblical view of God’s created world?

The Old Testament account of creation is found in Genesis 1:1 through to Genesis 2:4 and Genesis 2:4-7. There are numerous other related passages, such as Job 38:1-41; Psalm 104:1-35; Proverbs 8:22-31 and Isaiah 45:18. All these, and many other passages, maintain the distinction between God and His creation. They also set forth the absolute dependence of the created order upon God. In the New Testament the term most frequently used for ‘world’ is cosmos. This word is used in three distinct ways:

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National Day Of Prayer – 1986

By Ronald Reagan – Late President of the United States Of America

Prayer is deeply woven into the fabric of our history from its very beginnings. The same Continental Congress that declared our independence also proclaimed a National Day of Prayer. And from that time forward, it would be hard to exaggerate the role that prayer has played in the lives of individual Americans and in the life of the Nation as a whole.

Our greatest leaders have always turned to prayer at times of crisis. We recall the moving story of George Washington kneeling in the snow at Valley Forge to ask for divine assistance when the fate of our fledgling Nation hung in the balance. And Abraham Lincoln tells us that on the eve of the Battle of Gettysburg, “I went into my room and got down on my knees in prayer.” Never before, he added, had he prayed “with as much earnestness.”

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