Tuesday, 6 March 2007

An Article Before Bed... More Like A Rant!

I am very aware that the more i blog, the further down my post on the AV goes, so if you are reading this and have not read the AV post, then please make sure you do :)

I was reading The British Church Newspaper earlier on, i don't know if any of you are suscribed to it, but there is an article on the front page that is clear proof that absolutely NO Christian who calls themselves reformed or is serving God with a passion should be involved in the Ecumenical movement. We are called to be seperate and that's what we shall be, how can we have fellowship with those who have a completely different concept of Salvation and Calvary than we do, putting all other matters aside, Amos 3:3 "Can two walk together, except they be agreed?". If you are not yet convinced then read this:

Anglicans and Baptists Hear Talk from White Witch - exclusive - by a correspondent.

A practising witch challenged Christian beliefs at an interfaith gathering including Christian leaders in Bishop's Stortford.
Ms Sarah Daisy, a self-proclaimed "practising white witch", addressed about 50 members of "Stort Interfaith" on 20 February at the United Reformed Hall, Water Lane, Bishop's Stortford. Stort Interfaith is an association, long established, for those living in or near Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire.
Training people to cast spells
Ms Daisy said that there was no such personality as Satan, adding that this was a recent invention by Christianity which was junior to the more established "ancient" pagan religions.She said her group helped train people to cast spells, but that this was only "white, good witchcraft" and not "dark magic", where spells and curses were cast "without people's permission". The term "black" magic was no longer used, she explained, as it could cause offence on racial grounds.
"Fascinating insight to satanism"
During her talk she handed out invitations to a series of "pagan profile" evenings, held in Mildenhall, Suffolk, a spring equinox ritual on 24 March, and a talk on 27 March by "Chris" which it was said would provide "a fascinating insight into Satanism". A talk in May will look at "different takes on Shamanism". Ms Daisy's group holds regular "family friendly events" to encourage families into paganism and "white witchcraft". Only one mildly critical voice was raised at this meeting, despite leaders from four seperate Christian denominations being present.
Churches Together
Stort Interfaith developed from what was originally a Christian ecumenical "Churches Together" group in Bishop's Stortford, established in the 1970's. it is now affiliated to a regional grouping, East Of England Interfaith. the group is a part of the developing "Interfaith Network for the UK", whose co-chairs are Rt. Rev. Tom Butler, the Bishop of Southwark, who recently had difficulties explaining an incident following a drinks reception at the Irish Embassy, and Sikh Jagjiwa Singh.
The Interfaith Network has established strong regional associations, whose boundaries coincide with those currently used for elections to the European Parliament.
It has dozens of member bodies, including the Council of African and Afro-Caribbean Churches, The Roman Catholic Comittee for Other Faiths, The British Muslim Forum, The Buddhist Society, The Hindu Council, The Regents Park Islamic Cultural Centre, Jamiat-e-Ulama Britain (the Association of Muslim Scholars), The Muslim Council of Britain, and Zoroastrian Trust Funds of Europe.
Seven "religious" groups belong to the Stort Interfaith group: Anglican, Methodist, Baptist, and United Reformed, plus members of the Quakers, the Council of Christians and Jews and the Baha'i faith.

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