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Ian Paisley calls for repentance over crash

Ian PaisleyRt. Hon. Rev. Ian Paisley, the outspoken MP from Northern Ireland has called the government to repentance over the current economic crash.

The Herald wrote: Mr Paisley does not ever lounge on the green benches without purpose. He doesn't bob up and down vying for attention from the Speaker. When he stands proceedings come to a halt. And when he talks the lilting Ulster timbre of his voice demands attention as much as his 82 years of age.

Addressing the house Dr. Paisley stated:

"I know there are many beliefs in this house and my belief in God is well known. But I trust that our whole nation will turn in repentance and cry to God for an intervention so that the calamity will not come on our children and the babes in the cots."

Of the incident and the Chancellor of the Exchequer's response, Lifebite reported:  'Mr Darling stopped, took a breath and then proceeded to ridicule Mr Paisley. “Eh, I am not as well qualified to comment on whether or not divine intervention can help us or not,” he said with scarce attention to grammar.'

The Lifebite article contained reference to how the hand of God has been acknowledged as producing miracles during the Second World War in terms of the retreat from Dunkirk and the Battle of Britain. These can be found in a trilogy written by the late David Gardiner: 'The Trumpet Sounds for Britain'.

In the above book the author wrote:

When I felt the burden of the Lord to issue 'A Warning to the Nation' in 1969, I did so because I could see quite clearly that Britain had passed from the position of being a nation which had experienced the hand of Almighty God in blessing - all down the years of her history and in remarkable deliverances - to becoming a nation under God's judgments, because of the way she had forsaken God and was now deliberately flying in his face.

I also warned at that time that unless Britain repents and returns to the Lord, there is an even worse judgment to come. We need to wake up to the fact that the judgments of God are progressive in character and in severity, and that this is particularly so when gross sin and wickedness are on the increase and continue to remain largely unchecked.

The Bible clearly shows that when one form of judgment fails to bring a people to repentance, God has to visit them with another judgment - of a more severe kind.
And often he has to continue with another, and yet another. Each visitation takes a more serious form than the previous one, whilst all the time God is pleading with his people to return to him. [Emphasis added].

When the leaders and people of a nation, such as our own, stubbornly refuse to heed the warnings which have repeatedly been given and deliberately choose to ignore the many signs which God has been doing amongst them, then God has to resort to far more stringent methods in order to bring such a people to its knees. And if there is still no sign of repentance when he has done that, the Bible clearly teaches that as iniquity in the nation comes to the full, there has to come a day of final reckoning.

Indeed, there has to come the time when, just as in the days of Noah, the storm must finally break....

Meanwhile, a prophecy given to Paul Slennet in February 1989 was the basis of a book published in 1997 'Earthquake in the city." The book is currently out of print but is in the course of being republished and should be available in December.

Christians Together, 10/10/2008

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