Tuesday, December 26, 2017

'This is our festival: the arrival of God among us...'

"He that is full empties himself, for he empties himself of his glory for a short while, that I may have a share in his fullness..."

As we continue to celebrate the Birth of the Son of God in the Flesh, here is a soaring homily by St Gregory the Theologian, which should encourage all Christians to cling to Christ, to stand firm in the True Faith, and not to assent to the voices of antichrist who preach the "Same God" heresy.

May we be found steadfast when He, Jesus Christ the Lord, returns in glory! Maranatha! Come Lord Jesus!

On the Nativity of Christ

By St Gregory of Nazianzus, Another City, December 25, 2017:

Christ is born: glorify him. Christ comes down from heaven: go out to meet him. Christ descends to earth: let us be raised on high. Let all the world sing to the Lord: let the heavens rejoice and let the earth be glad, for his sake who was first in heaven and then on earth. Christ is here in the flesh: let us exult with fear and joy—with fear, because of our sins; with joy, because of the hope that he brings us.

Once more the darkness is dispersed; once more the light is created. Let the people that sat in the darkness of ignorance now look upon the light of knowledge. The things of old have passed away; behold, all things are made new. He who has no mother in heaven is now born without a father on earth.

The laws of nature are overthrown, for the upper world must be filled with citizens.

He who is without flesh becomes incarnate; the Word puts on a body; the invisible one is seen; the intangible one is touched; the timeless one makes a beginning; the Son of God becomes the Son of Man, Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today and for ever.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Christ is Born! Glorify Him!

Wishing all our readers a blessed and joyous celebration of the Nativity in the Flesh of our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Apostasy in the UK: 'Church' holds joint birthday celebration for 'Prophet Muhammad' and Jesus

The apostasy of "Christian" churches in the West continues to accelerate, as these flaming heretics seek to outdo one another in affirming Muhammad and Islam, while at the same time showing they are ashamed of the Lord Jesus Christ by openly denying Him. With each such blasphemous interfaith escapade, they further cut themselves off from the True Vine, and are in danger of being burned.

So many such reports come out of the United Kingdom these days (some noted below), that it is clear that Britain has rejected Christ and is in a terminal phase of post-Christian collapse, with the shadow of the black flag of Islam looming over the once sanctified Isles. Small pockets of Orthodox Christianity are persevering, but apart from a miracle, the country itself seems doomed.

I have inverted the original order of Robert Spencer's post on Jihad Watch, by placing his introduction, comprised of Qur'anic texts denying the foundations of the Christian Faith, below the incisive report on this pathetic sign of the times:

Advent-cum-Mawlid: church holds joint birthday celebration for Mohammed and Jesus

Archbishop Cranmer, December 4, 2017 (thanks to David):

Mawlid (or Milad) is the Islamic festival commemorating the birthday of Mohammed. The only thing it has in common with Christmas is that it isn’t actually the day the celebrated baby was born. Yet All Saints Church in Kingtson upon Thames thinks there’s an interfaith syncretised opportunity to be found in holding a joint birthday celebration for both Mohammed and Jesus – so they put the flags out for both, rejoicing in both, eulogising both, solemnising both, glorifying both, honouring both…

But note how this event is “Marking the birthday of Prophet Mohammed”, but not looking forward to the birthday of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

Mohammed gets his prophethood, while Jesus gets neither his prophethood nor his priesthood; neither his kingship nor his messiahship. It’s the exalted Prophet Mohammed along with plain old Jesus, because to have added any of his claims to divinity would, of course, have alienated many Muslims (if they hadn’t already been alienated by the haram celebration), which wouldn’t have been very interfaith or sensitively missional, would it?

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Pakistani Historian: 'Muslims Of The World... Have No Religious Basis To Rule Jerusalem'

"After the 'Conquest of Mecca,' Muslims were told to turn their faces toward Kaaba and away from Jerusalem. They have never faced their loyalty toward Jerusalem after that, for the last 1,400 years...  Muslims of the world, therefore, have no religious basis to rule Jerusalem. "

After Trump's Recognition Of Jerusalem As Israel's Capital, Pakistani Historian Mobarak Haidar Writes: 'Muslims Of The World... Have No Religious Basis To Rule Jerusalem'

MEMRI, Special Dispatch No. 7214, December 7, 2017:

After U.S. President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, on December 6, 2017, Mobarak Haidar (above), renowned Pakistani historian and author of multiple books, wrote the following on his Facebook page: [1]

"Jerusalem And Muslim Claims

"The Holy Koran spoke of Al-Aqsa Mosque when it was not a 'mosque' in the Islamic sense. It was a holy place because of the prophets of Israel, from Moses to Jesus. It was the holy spot of worship for Jews and Christians. Obviously, there were no Muslims in the city of Jerusalem till the era of Emir-ul-Momineen Umar ibn Khattab... The Prophet [Muhammad] and his followers prayed with their faces toward this Jewish-Christian holy temple because Kaaba (the present center of Islamic Hajj) was full of idols.

"After the 'Conquest of Mecca,' Muslims were told to turn their faces toward Kaaba and away from Jerusalem. They have never faced their loyalty toward Jerusalem after that, for the last 1,400 years. No Muslim ever went to pray in Jerusalem till it was conquered by the second caliph [Umar ibn Khattab], although there was no restriction on Muslims. They do not go there today because it was no longer their center.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Europe’s Descent into an Islamic Hell

I have been periodically posting large groups of links to news stories as a resource, as I believe the impact of these batches of headlines are more effective than individual stories at showing the effect of mass immigration of Muslims into formerly Christian Europe.

What we see in this latest group of links is not merely the ongoing increase of Muslims committing stabbing attacks and vehicular jihad, but also some deeply disturbing perversions of European culture and society through attempts to force British and European natives to adapt themselves to Muslims who refusal to integrate. This is a phenomenon which can be described as “reverse assimilation”, as all levels of society are warped and distorted in vain efforts to create the multicultural paradise the ruling elite insist can be achieved.

There is also the deployment of counter-terror military units across Europe, and the installation of bollards (barricades) around major landmarks to minimize the risk of vehicular jihad attacks. Now the European countries, under perpetual siege from the Islamic terrorist threat, is wrapping the bollards in Christmas decorations to conceal the state of crisis across the continent. (Australia is installing permanent bollards disguised as planters, to study "Islamophobia.")

Europe is becoming a war zone, even while it refuses to halt the mass immigration of its 1400-year-old enemy.