In last week’s follow-up to his warning of a ‘Judgement Day for Britain’ because of deception over Scotland’s voting, Dr Clifford Hill strongly urges our deep caution against falling back into old ways, and to be fully alert to the activity of a spirit of division. He believes this may be the last opportunity for the church to overcome that ungodly spirit by a spirit of love and concern one for another, as written below:
SAVING THE UK
I have a picture of Christians in churches across the land giving thanks to God for hearing their prayers, and politicians in Westminster dancing for joy, because they believe the nation has been saved from the social and economic devastation of the breakup of the United Kingdom.
This is what the Lord says to the people of the United Kingdom who are rejoicing that the people of Scotland have saved the Union by voting ‘No’ in the Referendum. Do not think that you are now safe to do as you like and return to your old ways. The word given to the Prophet Jeremiah at a critical point in the history of Israel is relevant to Britain today:
“Will you steal and murder, commit adultery and perjury, burn incense to Baal and follow other gods you have not known, and then come and stand before me in this house, which bears my Name, and say, ‘We are safe’ – safe to do all these detestable things? Has this house, which bears my name, become a den of robbers to you? But I have been watching! declares the Lord.” (Jeremiah 7.9–11).
There is a spirit of division that has been driving the nation for 40 years bringing divorce to millions of marriages and untold suffering. It has brought Britain to the very brink of disaster. But that spirit is still active in the nation and will bring division to every region of the country unless the institutionalised injustices of the past are dealt with.
The great debate that began in Scotland will encompass the whole United Kingdom and will bring division in every region and every community unless a new spirit of love and concern for each other replaces the spirit of division and divorce. The commandment of Jesus to his disciples was to love one another as he has loved us.
This is the opportunity for Christians to be creatively involved in changing the direction of the nation away from greed and corruption and self-centred interest to caring for one another. It may be the last opportunity for the church in Britain.
Dr Clifford Hill