Christ became incarnate or, which is the same thing, became man to put Himself in a capacity for working out our redemption. For though Christ as God was infinitely sufficient for the work, yet to His being in an immediate capacity for it, it was needful that He should not only be God, but man. If Christ had remained only in the divine nature, He would not have been in a capacity to have obtained our salvation; not from any imperfection of the divine nature, but by reason of its absolute and infinite perfection: for Christ, merely as God, was not capable either of that obedience or suffering that was needful.
The divine nature is not capable of suffering; for it is infinitely above all suffering. Neither is it capable of obedience to that law which was given to man. It is as impossible that One, who is only God, should obey the law that was given to man, as it is that He should suffer man’s punishment.
From a Church Meeting Address
By Dr. Owen, 1675
ALL SINS may be reduced to two main headings: Irreligion and Immorality.
1. IRRELIGION – This again may be reduced to two headings: atheism and false worship – to which you may add – the contempt of worship.
As to atheism, it may be no age can parallel that wherein we live, considering all the ways whereby the atheism of man’s heart may discover itself. For, take it absolutely, and in the seat of it, it is found in the heart of man. “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.” The heart is the seat of atheism. But let us consider the ways whereby this atheism may and doth manifest itself. ……
Nigerian churches were targeted again this week after gunmen in central Nigeria killed 19 people, including a pastor, during a church service.
The latest shooting in the African country occurred on Monday night, although it was unclear just how many in total were wounded at Deeper Life Bible Church, also known as Deeper Christian Life Ministry, in the town of Otite in Kogi state, which is about 155 miles from the Nigerian capital of Abuja.
On the 11th of May our witness on stand S92 at the Sandown Christian Resources Exhibition was brought to a close, It began on the 8th of May and the campaign ‘Who is on the Lord’s side’ had plenty of exposure, along with our support for the Keep Marriage Special campaign. Many visitors were confused when we asked them to sign the KMS petition, as they had previously signed the much more well known petition C4M – Coalition for marriage. It may help some of our members with our response at the exhibition to their confusion, and answer those who state that one petition is enough.
We explained that while we are pleased to see folk of all religious persuasions, and none, coming out against same sex marriage; nevertheless the KMS petition is to be presented to the government as one based upon Holy Scripture. It was explained that however the world and the men of this world are by nature often revolted by perverse acts: e.g Paedophilia, Tranvestism etc. so that even their own iniquity is found hateful. The Christian stands upon the Holy Oracles of God in their hatred of all sin which is offensive and at enmity against God; and not merely upon the fashionable whims and caprice of men. After all, it was not so long ago when unmarried men and women living together was a matter of shame. Now this ‘living in sin’, seems to be quite acceptable to the majority in society. Just as sodomites living in homosexual ‘civil’ partnerships is winked at by many who are against same sex marriage and signed the C4M petition.
Christian Watch are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Michael Hobbis to the position of National Co-ordinator to supervise and develop their activities in the United Kingdom.
A spokesman for Christian Watch said, “We are thankful and encouraged to have the involvement of Michael with us. We trust, with his spiritual experience and commercial ability, we will be enabled to further promote the vital truths of the Word of God. Mr. Hobbis has extensive management expertise in business development and also the ability to communicate creatively. With this appointment we plan, with the Lord’s help, to execute a campaign to encourage others to join with us in our endeavours to further establish a true Christian influence nationwide.”
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.