Prime Minister Cameron called the UK floods ‘biblical’ after the Thames burst it’s banks on 11th Feb 2014.
This biblical weather was just the latest in a string of severe storms and floods in the UK, beginning with the St. Jude storm on 27-28 October 2013, which was also known as Cyclone ‘Christian’. According to The Guardian, EU institutions officially referred to the storm as “Christian”.
The St Jude storm was so named because it happened on the feast of Saint Jude the Apostle, which takes place on 28 October. Jude was the brother of Jesus Christ, and one of the Twelve Apostles appointed by Jesus to lead his Church.
Jude wrote urging Christians to contend for the faith, warning about certain people who have secretly slipped in among the Church; ungodly people, who pervert the grace of God into a license for immorality. Jude 1:4
Queen Elizabeth bears the title “The Defender of the Faith”. In her coronation oath of 1953 she swore to maintain the Laws of God and the true profession of the Gospel.
Two big events took place in the UK last year; legislation to introduce same-sex marriage, and the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation. While the Coronation was being celebrated at Westminster Abbey, the peers were voting in parliament to allow same-sex marriage.
On the 4th June 2013, the same day that the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation was marked with a service of celebration at Westminster Abbey, the peers voted to allow David Cameron’s same-sex marriage Bill to continue its passage through parliament.
Meanwhile, at Westminster Abbey, the instigator of the marriage bill hypocritically read from the Bible. Overlooked was this verse : “By me kings reign and rulers issue decrees that are just …” Proverbs 8:15.
After that, the Queen broke her oath, by signing the same sex marriage bill, giving it her royal approval.
The legislation to allow same-sex marriage in England and Wales was passed by the Parliament of the United Kingdom in July 2013 and will come into force on 13 March 2014, with the first same-sex marriages taking place on 29 March 2014.
“Lawyers and MPs said the distinction over adultery created inequality between heterosexual and homosexual couples in the divorce courts and would lead to confusion. They said it made it likely that adultery would simply be abolished as a grounds for divorce – either through Parliament or the courts.”
Where are the voices in opposition to this? The voices of ordinary English people would have been ignored, as they were in NZ. One brave UK politician did speak up about it, and got expelled from his political party.
Mr Silvester wrote: “The scriptures make it abundantly clear that a Christian nation that abandons its faith and acts contrary to the Gospel (and in naked breach of a coronation oath) will be beset by natural disasters such as storms, disease, pestilence and war.” Blaming David Cameron for the bad weather, he added: “It is his fault that large swathes of the nation have been afflicted by storms and floods.”
It appears he was a lone voice in the wilderness, a voice that was mocked, reviled and ridiculed.
The Church of England gave up the fight.
Jesus said “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.” Matthew 5:13
God is trying to get Britain’s attention. “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14.
It’s a promise for ordinary Christians.
Of course, the floods are going to be blamed on “global warming”. The word should be “warning”.
During the St Jude storm which caused at least 17 deaths, a crane collapsed on top of the Cabinet Office in London, closing Whitehall between Horse Guards Avenue and Parliament Square. The Cabinet Office supports the Prime Minister and Cabinet of the UK.
The apostle Jude only wrote one chapter of the Bible. I’ll leave you with his warning;
“Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt compelled to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to God’s holy people. For certain individuals whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord.
Though you already know all this, I want to remind you that the Lord at one time delivered his people out of Egypt, but later destroyed those who did not believe. And the angels who did not keep their positions of authority but abandoned their proper dwelling—these he has kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgement on the great Day. In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.
In the very same way, on the strength of their dreams these ungodly people pollute their own bodies, reject authority and heap abuse on celestial beings.” Book of Jude.