Lloyd on April 16th, 2019

“ATTENTION TO DETAIL”

This morning I had to engage with officialdom to collect an ID card to enable me to get in and out of premises for a job I do as a board member.
Before leaving out I read again the instructions given to me on what I needed to do to collect my ID.

I arrived with the detailed instructions on my mind and everything went smoothly and effortlessly, I was amazed and very pleased with the outcome; from arriving in a very public and always busy place to leaving with my ID took less than 10 minutes and off I went on my way.

As I walked away with my ID I began to pray first a prayer of repentance and then thankfulness in appreciating that attention to detail is so very important in life. This then gave rise to the title of this blog. A prayer of repentance because I know there have been occasions in the past where I have been frustrated with officialdom or a church member because I did not pay attention to the details.

Arriving at a meeting and not reading the papers in advance and asking questions or making comments which if I had been better prepared would not have happened. Complaining unjustly about something or someone because I had not read the instructions or documents or even the email in advance.

The instructions on getting my ID was carefully written and sent by email. It had the place to go, even a short note on where in the building one had to go, the date and time it could be collected and how one had to bring an ID such as a drivers licence to collect the ID.

As a board member if I were to turn up at one of the offices my position would be enough to eventually get me into the office for in the end I could always call on senior management to vouch for me and let me in. However, the whole point behind the carefully written instructions was to enable ease of access to those with proper business at such offices and keep others who may have ill intent out so having an ID is necessary.

Paying attention to detail is often a major problem in life: in the work place, assembling things, in getting the best use out of devices, equipments and important things like a motor car.

Paying attention to detail is also important when dealing with personal finance, officialdom and with God.

The word of God is general but also very specific. Throughout the holy bible we read how God gave clear and unequivocal instructions on what we are to do. Noah in the construction of the ark; Moses in the building of the Ark of the Covenant, the creation of the priestly attire and also in the working of miracles.

God told Joshua to get the soldiers to march around Jericho seven times on the seventh day; Elisha told Naaman to dip seven times in the river Jordan if he wanted to be cleansed of his leprosy.

The blind man was told by Jesus to go to a certain pool and wash the mud from his eyes. On each and every occasion a miracle was wrought because they paid attention to details.

A true prophet or servant of God who speaks in the name of the Lord is one who respects details. A true word from God must be specific and clear for by this we know God has spoken, it’s then up to the hearer to pay attention to the details.

Today, there are too many speaking generalities as they claim to have a word of wisdom or prophecy and the unsuspecting are charmed into believing God has spoken.

I call upon all of God’s servants, if you believe you have a word from God for a person or a meeting be specific, ask God to give you specifics so your credibility is not in question. I caution the hearers of such messages from God to listen out for specifics and expect the specifics to come to pass and pay attention to the details.

The Lord’s servant
Our platform is the world and congregation the people.
Lloyd Denny

“WATCHMAN WHAT OF THE NIGHT”?

Last Sunday morning I began a series of messages at the church under the title “watchman what of the night”? There are seven other messages under this title which I will be speaking on and turning into a blog.

Last Sunday, I spoke on the question which is taken from Isaiah 21 verses 11 and 12.

“The burden of Dumah. He calleth to me out of Seir, Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night? The watchman said, The morning cometh, and also the night: if ye will enquire, enquire ye: return, come”.

Over the coming weeks the list of messages are:-

1) The handwriting on the wall

2) The great falling away

3) Give them warning for me

4) A stone cut out from the side of a mountain

5) When the fulness of the Gentiles come in.

6) These are the days of Christ, not the days of Elijah.

7) Before the midnight hour

The inspiration for these messages is taken from Brexit. For nearly three years the world has been in a tailspin of epic proportion. One cannot be certain what will happen next. Words such as historic, unprecedented, unpredictable are in currency as social commentators and the media tries to explain, follow and predict what’s next.

The church cannot be silent at such a time as this; we must enter into our closets or when together get in the Spirit that we may hear from God so we can declare it. 

2016 is an important year in modern history. It was the year Britain voted to leave the EU after over 45 years of membership. It was also the year Donald Trump was elected president of the USA against almost all the odds.

Mr Trump fought off sixteen other Republican candidates and secured the nomination to run and as we know went on to win the presidency despite losing the popular vote by a margin of 3 million votes.

In 2016, Mrs Theresa May became Prime Minister of Britain following the sudden resignation of David Cameron because he was on the losing side of the EU referendum. Despite a string of potential candidates for prime minister the least likely winner, Theresa May, became PM without an election, for the other candidates all conspired to destroy each other or themselves leaving Mrs May as the only candidate and therefore successor.

Mrs May should have worked with the other political leaders and parties and engaged with the country on the delivery of Brexit but not until very recently was she willing to do so. Instead pride got the better of her which always come before destruction. “It’s my way or no way” has become the epithet or is it epitaph of her premiership. 

Sadly for her, her way has humiliated her for despite losing cabinet minister after cabinet minister and vote after vote she doggedly persisted until she recently turned to the other party leaders for help in what can only be seen as total humiliation. 

It need not have turned out like this. Mrs May sat in the cabinet for six years as Home Secretary and witnessed the dangers of pride which brought down Mr Cameron.

Hubris caused him to have the referendum; he should have learned from almost losing Scotland a few years earlier in another Referendum but no he thought he had it “in the bag”.

Despite witnessing the dangers of pride Mrs May succumbed to it, believing in her own rhetoric until her fall.

The words of Isaiah quoted above refers to the fall of Babylon during the reign of Belshazzar. It was he who under the influence of alcohol got carried away with his invincibility and self importance and commanded that the vessels that were inside the Jewish temple, dedicated to the service of God, should be brought to him so he could misuse them in his drunken stupor.

What began as fun was to God sacrilege so God wrote on the palace wall in full view of those present: “you have been weighed in the balance and have been found wanting”. Daniel who gave the interpretation to the writing went on say the kingdom would be taken by another power and he Belshazzar would be killed.

History describes the last days of Belshazzar and the fall of the Babylonian empire never to rise again. 

Britain has been a thorn in the side of the European Union from becoming a member. It’s the fly in the ointment the grit in the oyster.

The old Roman Empire cannot be rebuilt; neither can Europe be allowed to be too strong. Europe is the place where two world wars were fought. Russia will always cause trouble and pursue colonial policies in an attempt to regain greatness. 

Watchman what of the night? Watch Russia! 

Pride is the biggest sin that we are committing as individuals and nations. We are even redefining pride from a vice to a virtue. 

Pride produces nationalism, xenophobia, racism and civil unrest as we lobby, petition and march in the name of human rights. Extreme human right is Pride. We want the right to be who we choose to be, say what we want to say, lie if we think it will serve our cause and everyone else must accept this. Human rights to bear the most deadly fire arms and to use it to defend or further our human rights, racism and even to threaten other nations. These are dangerous times; world order has all but broken down. 

Laws have been passed to accommodate pride but God still hates pride. God still resists the proud and pride still comes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall.

In closing, I call upon the church to be the prophetic voice in the land for in the words of the prophet Amos: 

“Will a lion roar in the forest, when he hath no prey? will a young lion cry out of his den, if he has taken nothing? [5] Can a bird fall in a snare upon the earth, where no gin is for him? shall one take up a snare from the earth, and have taken nothing at all? [6] Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and the Lord hath not done it? [7] Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets. [8] The lion hath roared, who will not fear? the Lord God hath spoken, who can but prophesy”? (Amos 3:4-8).

Look out for the next blog titled: “handwriting on the wall”.

Our platform is the world and congregation the people.

The Lord’s servant 

Lloyd Denny

“THE BEST IS YET TO COME””

In September 2018 the Luton church celebrated 40 years of ministry in Luton and last Saturday in the rededication service we rededicated the newly refurbished place of worship and ourselves unto the service of the Lord and the community of Luton, Bedfordshire, the U.K and globally.

The best is yet to come is based on the prophetic word to Israel/Judah from the Lord via the prophet Haggai concerning the finished rebuilt temple. The first temple was described by one as exceedingly magnifical. 

It was conceived by King David and built during the reign of King Solomon. At its dedication the glory of God was so awesome and thick that the ministering priests stood in silence unable to speak and neither did anyone. God’s glory spoke loud and clear that day.

This temple would be destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar in the invasion of Israel and Judah many years after the dedication. 

The temple in Judah would remain in ruins until Cyrus the Persian issued the decree to rebuild it which took place in the days of Nehemiah and others.

Despite the great efforts of all to reproduce the temple to its original beauty, the finished temple was not as beautiful. Yet the Lord said the latter house would be greater than the former. 

The latter house was a reference to the New Testament church that would exceed that of the Old Testament. No matter what took place under the Old Covenant the New would surpass it. Ultimately the church would be greater in beauty and importance to God than the first temple.

As previously said, the first temple was conceived by King David but the church was conceived by God.

As David sat in his palace one day he had the idea to build a temple for God in appreciation for His many blessings, in particular, for elevating a shepherd boy to become King over Israel. 

The church was conceived before the foundation of the world and of it Christ told Peter the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Political tyrants and dictators as well as false religious leaders have tried to destroy the church through persecution, lies and infiltration but the church is still alive and well.

Bad things happen in the name of the church but His sheep knows His voice and the true church is known by fruits and not leaves; by the power of God and not the wisdom of men.

The best is yet to come is not a boast but our commitment to God for greater. “It’s not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith the Lord”. 

Please pray for us as we labour locally and beyond that our motto: “a ministry to the community and beyond” will become a reality.

I don’t know what the best is yet to come entails but if it will be greater than the first forty years then I am excited.

RRF has ministered to many in Luton and Bedfordshire, have planted churches in Bedford and Dunstable and overseas in Kenya and Uganda. We have also strengthened the work in India and West Africa and travelled to North America and the Caribbean.

The plan going forward is to train new leaders, give more responsibility to existing leaders, to use the Internet for TV and radio broadcast through its own TV and radio stations. The plan is also to enlarge the church and establish new ones on a regular basis.

Again I ask that you pray for us, partner with us and stay in touch with us. If you want to know more about the ministry and some of our plans please email to: info@rrfluton.org.uk or ordinary letter to:

Fellowship House, 90 Dunstable Road, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 1EH.

Our platform is the world and congregation the people.

The Lord’s servant

Lloyd Denny

RE-DEDICATION”

Last Saturday (30th March) we had our place of worship rededicated unto the Lord and the community we serve. This took place exactly twenty years since we first dedicated said building after purchasing it in December the year before.

The re-dedication follows extensive refurbishment and beautification of the building that began a few years ago. The works included:Refurbished make and female toilets and a new disabled toilet. It also included refurbished kitchen, external security and upgraded lighting and internal redecoration of the main sanctuary.

The funds were provided by church members and a number of community supporters and friends.

The coinciding of the twenty years with the refurbished works was an opportunity to say thank you to the saints and friends and to commit the building and ourselves unto the Lord.

The theme of the service was: “gathered together unto Him”, taken from Matthew 18.
I wish to once again thank everyone who came to the service: ministers, dignitaries and of course the saints. Twenty  years ago the first dedication was led by Apostle GT Mullings who by the grace of God was able to lead the rededication service.

I ministered from verse 20 of Matthew 18: “for where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them”.
It would not be very long afterwards that Jesus would be arrested and crucified. When he was with them they were confident that any problem would be dealt with: The sickness of Peter’s mother in law; The feeding of the five thousand;The cleansing of lepers, giving sight to the blind; Peter took a step of faith and walked on water for a moment but through doubt he began to sink; he cried out and Jesus rescued him from going under; Jesus even brought Lazarus who had been dead four days back to life.

Now Jesus tells them in the text above that where two or three are gathered together in his name he would be in their midst.

Because he would shortly be killed and later ascend to heaven his being in the midst could only be a reference to the coming of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is therefore the spirit of Christ.

Fifty days after the crucifixion of Jesus the Christ, as the disciples gathered together in that upper room in Jerusalem, the Holy Spirit descended upon them. Jesus was with them as he promised he would.

Throughout the New Testament we read on numerous occasions of the Holy Spirit being in the midst of the two or the three as Jesus said he would.
The healing of the crippled man who sat outside the temple gate begging. Peter and John were together and Jesus was there in the midst to bring healing.

As they prayed together following the threats not to use the name Jesus because of the healing of the crippled man. The Holy Spirit fell once again and empowered them.

Paul and Silas in prison together prayed and sang praises to God and the Lord sent an earthquake which broke down the prison walls and freed the prisoners.

The anointed Jesus did great things in the days of his flesh and continues to do great things in our midst because he said he would be present when we are together be they two or three.

From the examples given and the many others in the book of Acts the reader may notice that the Lord being present in the midst is not confined to the building but anywhere as long as we are in his name.

In conclusion, expect the Lord to be present when we gather together in his name and also expect him to do great things. In the earlier verses in Matthew 18 our Lord told us that together we can bind and loose and heaven would support us in the same. Also, if two agrees in prayer then we can expect heaven to endorse that prayer of agreement.

Our platform is the world and our congregation the people.

The Lord’s servant
Lloyd Denny

Lloyd on January 12th, 2019

ACA e bulletin NEW YEAR EDITION 2019

Lloyd on January 9th, 2019

Happy New Year!

The world population has passed 7 billion people and rising. We are in a very divided world resulting in unpredictable leaders and governments. Leaders with extreme right wing and left wing political views are being elected because of modern communication systems. It’s quite easy to get a following if one is controversial, the modern word for quick and many followers is viral. Unknowns, wannabe’s and the self promotional are using modern forms of communication to garner for themselves followers which some use to make money, to become a celebrity and to get elected to high office.

Adolf Hitler used communication to turn Germany into a racist war mongering and genocidal nation. Elected to office this small, weak and cowardly man used his brilliant oratorical skills to mesmerise a nation of cultured, educated and successful people. Through the power of words he got Germans to turn on fellow Germans who happened to be Jewish. Through the power of words he started a war that would become a world war less than a generation after the first world war.

It took an equally and possibly a greater communicator, Winston Churchill, to rally, inspire and lead the resistance which in the end defeated Germany. History tell us Adolph Hitler shot himself in a trench where he had been hiding, a coward to the end.

For the church to reach the 7 billion people with the gospel it must take advantage of modern communication systems. Terrestrial radio and TV advanced the propagation of the gospel then came satellite and cable TV which further advanced the propagation of the gospel.

The internet has taken communication to an all new level which is mind blowing. Now we have smart phones and social media where one can communicate with others around the world simply with a device that is held in the palm of our hands.

RRF has now developed a TV and Radio station under the Tropical FM umbrella.

Good News TV (GNTV) and Good News Radio broadcast 24/7 with a mix of preaching, teaching and the best in Christian music. Click here to view GNTV: http://goodnewstv.org.uk/ . We have developed an App so you can listen to Good News Radio at your convenience. Download  for free the app from Apple Store or Google Play Store.

Our Platform is the world and our congregation the people.

The Lord’s servant

Lloyd Denny

 

Lloyd on August 27th, 2018

WHAT IS TRUTH?

This morning I heard from an atheist that truth is based on facts. Later on in conversation with his child, as he tucked her into bed, the child asked about Jesus. Well he said, mum and dad tell you lovely stories before you go to bed and Jesus is a lovely story but he is not real. We don’t believe in things we cannot see, we are atheists. I suppose I am an atheist said the little girl.

The above narrative is taken from a film based on a true story of how this same mother became a Christian and how her still atheist husband sought to know if Jesus Christ is real.

I won’t address the historicity of Jesus because it should be indisputable based on well known facts from the Bible, Jewish history and Roman history. Any so called historian who refuse to believe that Jesus was a true historical figure is simply a denier. Some people are unwilling to believe despite overwhelming evidence. David Irving a very intelligent man, good historian too, but for reasons best known to him and very few others, denies the Holocaust took place. He even went to court at huge financial and reputational cost to defend his position. He lost.

Is Jesus alive? Is he in heaven? Is he coming back to earth again? Is the Bible truly the word of God?

These are very important questions which as a preacher and teacher I don’t mind answering. If any atheist or agnostic wants to write me about these and other issues of life then please feel free to do so.

Truth cannot, however, be based on facts only. Facts are gathered, are accumulated; based on this reasoning truth must be changeable. Too many people confuse information with truth.

The Bible teaches that truth is the final reality or revelation. This is the reason God is truth.

Scientific truth is a term we use to acknowledge that a certain fact is accepted beyond reasonable doubt. Technically, one cannot say the fact or scientific law is truth but given man’s limitations its as close as we will ever get. Let me give an example or two.

Many years ago it was accepted as truth that swans were white in colour. Therefore, every picture or painting and description depicted swans as white. To say otherwise would be heresy.

Needless to say in time those who postulated that swans were by definition white were wrong. Now the people that lived where there were black swans never knew that their fellow man on the other side of the world had declared that all swans were white.

This is therefore my issue with atheists they base their opinion and conviction on their own knowledge and experiences. The truth about God cannot be based on my facts or the facts of the people whom I live with nor even based on the accepted orthodoxy of the time. Truth transcends people, generation and geography.

It was Jesus who said he was the Way, the Truth and the life. I believe this statement to be true for I have many facts to support my belief. Truth, however, is far more that facts. There was a time not very long ago that people did not believe in bacteria or germs because they cannot be seen with the naked eye; yet we knew very well that something was wrong with the water and the environment we were in. Sanitation and personal hygiene were developed to prevent sickness, disease and death.

I am sure there was also a time many, many years ago that people did not believe the cat and dog and other animals could see perfectly well in the night.

So, truth cannot be based on facts for this is changeable its more important than mere facts.

Our platform is the world and our congregation the people.

The Lord’s servant

Lloyd Denny   

Church Address: Fellowship House, 90 Dunstable Road, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 1EH, UK

Tel: 01582 391503; Mob. +44  790480 7398; Email: info@rrfluton.org.uk

 

Lloyd on August 27th, 2018

Is truth being sacrificed on the altar of popularity?

Am I the only one who has noticed that what one believes or teaches is not as important as being popular. If I am correct in the proposition, I doubt if I am the only one who has noticed this trend for two reasons:

Firstly, it would be pompous of me to think so, God never encourages pomposity; we can do this all by ourselves and often with Satan’s help.

Secondly, there is always another witness or two, again because God doesn’t want his servants to think they are more special than anyone else, that they have a “special line to God”.

So, back to the proposition that it’s not what you believe or preach that seems to be important it’s one’s popularity.

In the last presidential campaign, Donald Trump said he could stand on New York’s Fifth Avenue “and shoot somebody” and still not lose voters. As the world knows he went on to win the presidency. Since then there have scandals and issues almost on a daily basis concerning President Trump, but still his core supporters, many of whom are Christians, the Evangelicals and Pentecostals, allegedly the more “spiritual ones” at that, still give him their unwavering support.

How will it end? God knows. I would add, however, “pride goes before destruction and  a haughty spirit before fall”. God hates pride.

He hated the pride of the archangel Lucifer; he hated the pride of Pharaoh, King Nebuchadnezzar and King Herod. These figures in history went from being God’s servants to rogues and outlaws with each having to face the displeasure of God in their very public humiliation.

Sadly, truth is also being sacrificed on the altar of popularity in the church. A solid, bible based, doctrinally correct preacher and teacher is not as valued or sought after as a popular artist or speaker in many churches today. This is the Laodicean church age, where it’s the people’s right.

It’s not uncommon for a singer/entertainer come preacher, with suspect doctrine and a suspect life to be invited to speak/entertain the church at a church convention or anniversary service solely because he or she is popular. In the age of Google and information technology it only takes a very short time to look into a person’s past and sometimes even their present life to find out what they have been up to or what they believe but this doesn’t matter, it’s their popularity that matters.

I am for cross fertilisation, that is the mixing of ideas, customs etc of different places or groups of people, to produce  better result. But, I am  not for cross contamination, the process by which bacteria or other microorganisms are unintentionally transferred from one substance or object to another, with harmful effect.

Truth matters, Jesus said so. His ministry was multi dimensional but at its core was truth. Our Lord’s emphasis on truth led to his death because truth is often not popular.

Let me appeal to my fellow church leader, we have a responsibility to the young people in our churches as well as those who shall be saved to emphasise the importance of sound doctrine and truth. There is free for all and church hopping simply because sound doctrine is not important.

Large churches or popular church leaders with unsound doctrine are attracting young people to them simply because they are popular in terms of numbers. Young people are leaving good, strong, bible based churches to go to these large churches often through discontent and itching ears. They don’t care what is being taught or the moral standards of the church and leaders it’s all about “feeling good” about “having a good time”.

People want to feel good; want a good time but at what cost? The drug addict uses drugs to feel good; the alcoholic the same. Even the gambler who uses his hard earned money to gamble does so to feel good. Then comes the consequences, too sad and numerous to mention.

There are severe consequences in pursuing feeling good above truth. The consequences of truth are never bad or dangerous but liberating and life enhancing.

In the words of our Lord and Apostle Paul, truth sets one free: “Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free”. John 8:31-32.

“O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you“?Galatians 3:1.

Our platform is the world and our congregation the people. 

The Lord’s servant

Lloyd Denny

Lloyd on March 12th, 2018

RRF 2018 Spring e bulletin final draft

Lloyd on November 7th, 2017

“STRONG DELUSIONS”

Yet another mass killing in America, this time in a small church in a small town in the big state of Texas. It was a normal Sunday morning in Sutherland Springs with a population of 600 people where the first Baptist Church was holding its morning service attended by about 60 people.

The sound of prayer, singing, music and scripture reading is suddenly and rudely interrupted by gun shots. This eerie and violent sound begins outside and could be heard walking into the church for this evil was on two legs in the form of a man, who it was later reported, was very angry with members of his family. This man lived 30 miles away but his anger caused him to leave his home then drove to this small town with the sole intent of killing as many people as he could before he is killed or he kills himself. When he left the church 26 people lay dead with scores wounded. The death toll included an 18 month old baby and a 77 year old woman. One of the deceased was about 5 months pregnant, and three of her children were killed

The narrative is very familiar only the details are different. That very night as our evening service was in progress I stopped proceedings and prayed for the safety from such evil over the congregation. Never was I thinking, as I was prompted to pray, that a church would be the arena where such evil would take place.

Later that day Republican Ken Paxton, the State Attorney General, the highest legal officer of the state said: American churches should be “arming some of the parishioners” or hiring “professional security”, “for it’s going to happen again,” he told the media in an interview.

The following day, President Trump on a tour of Asia, told reporters in Tokyo the preliminary reports indicated the shooter was “deranged.” “This isn’t a guns situation, I mean we could go into it, but it’s a little bit soon to go into it,” Trump said. “But fortunately somebody else had a gun that was shooting in the opposite direction; otherwise … it would have been much worse. But this is a mental health problem at the highest level.”

Delusion is defined as an idiosyncratic belief or impression maintained despite being contradicted by reality or rational argument, typically as a symptom of mental disorder.

Synonyms includes: misapprehension, mistaken impression, false impression, mistaken belief, misconception, misunderstanding, mistake, error, misinterpretation, misconstruction, misbelief; fallacy, illusion, figment of the imagination, fantasy, chimera; fool’s paradise, self-deception to name just some of the words that describes delusion.

If the latest killer had mental health issues then so has America because it refuses to see that the root of its problem is the gun.

The bible describes a number of characters and situations as delusional.

In Isaiah 66, God said he would “choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when he called, none did answer; when he spoke they did not hear, but they did evil before his eyes and chose that which he delighted not”. (Isaiah 66:4 KJV).

In Romans 1, Apostle Paul described the delusion of those who were engaged in unnatural practices as delusional. (Romans 1: 18-32).

In 2 Thessalonians chapter 2, Apostle Paul wrote about those who resisted the truth of the gospel but instead took pleasure in unrighteousness and of such, God has sent strong delusions that they may believe a lie and be damned.

King Nebuchadnezzar became delusional for 7 years because of pride. He lived in the wilds, his nails grew like claws and his hair grew long and unkempt. Despite his madness he still remained king for he could not see that he was behaving oddly nor would his servants acknowledge his madness.

The state of delusion will continue in America until it is prepared to accept it has a gun control problem. There are many angry people in America yet the vast majority are some of the finest people you will ever want to meet anywhere in the world.

America has some great churches, preachers and Christians; lovely and generous people. I have been to America a number of times and am taken aback at the generosity of the people. On one occasion I attended a predominantly white church in Atlanta. I did not say I was a minister or even from the UK. The pastor of the church having found out from someone in the church took me out for lunch a few days later as a way of showing me hospitality. We exchanged contact details and I was asked that if ever I returned to that part of America again to let him know so I could minister for him.

This pastor knew nothing about me other than I was a minister but it did not prevent his hospitality.

So, because there are so many angry people in America with easy access to some of the most lethal weapons in the world it is delusional not to do something about gun control. It is delusional for churches to arm itself with guns.

The modern church projects onto large screens bible texts, songs and announcements so church attendees are not carrying their personal bibles and song books with them to church. One mega church pastor who was interviewed following the latest killings in Sutherland Spring said his church banned shoulder bags from being taken into the church yet he went on, in the same interview, to advocate that congregations should carry guns into church with them just in case.

Sadly, this will happen again and perhaps worst is to come because of the state of delusion in America.

Our platform is the world and our congregation the people. 

The Lord’s servant  

Lloyd Denny