I do believe we will need to start to view our brothers seeking to proclaim the gospel in the United Kingdom as foreign missionaries in their own homeland, given the speed with which the British culture is collapsing into utter irrationality and loathing of God and His laws. I was just pointed to this article:
Gay Christian wins £47k pay-out
Feb 8 2008 icWales
A gay Christian who won a discrimination claim against the Church of England was awarded more than £47,000 in compensation today, the organisation backing him said.
John Reaney, a 42-year-old from North Wales, took the Hereford Diocesan Board of Finance to an employment tribunal after his appointment to the role of youth worker was blocked on the grounds of his sexuality by the Bishop of Hereford, the Rt Rev Anthony Priddis.
Stonewall, the gay equality organisation which funded the claim, said the Diocese of Hereford was today ordered to pay Mr Reaney £47,345.
A spokesman for Stonewall said this included £33,000 for loss of future earnings and £7,000 damages specifically awarded for “psychiatric injury”.
My friends, judges who make such outlandish and perverse decisions as these will not bring the wrath of God, they are the wrath of God! Truly as the Scriptures say,
The wicked strut about on every side
When vileness is exalted among the sons of men.
Righteousness exalts a nation,
But sin is a reproach to any people.
I have dear brothers and sisters in the UK, and I encourage you to pray for them with me as they face an ever more hostile culture–in a land where the monuments of the Christian faith remain etched in stone, a sobering reminder that God’s blessings are not hereditary, and when a nation turns its back, even slowly and over time, upon God’s truth, its decay and punishment is inevitable. Pray especially that those who faithfully labor in the proclamation of God’s Word would find great delight in their studies, and would truly see that they have an audience of just one, their heavenly King. Pray that they will not become discouraged by the hard-heartedness of the culture. May God grant them courage, peace, and joy in Him!