Graham Dow says the British government is like the 7-headed beast of the Revelation!
The Reverend Dow is the bishop of Carlisle in Northern England. He may be speaking prophetically. He says, the new government of Gordon Brown is “bent on imposing its moral agenda on British society.” That new morality is radically opposed to the long-standing Christian traditions of Anglican England.
The Labour government promotes the pro-homosexual political agenda, and the Human Fertilisation and Embryo Bill. This is no longer the territory of benign secularism, it is warfare against the very principles of the church itself.
Dow spoke at a meeting at the Church of England’s General Synod. He charged, “I happen to believe that our government is moving into the realm of imposing its morality and it is therefore becoming a Revelation 13 government rather than a Romans 13 government.”
Hurray! The Anglicans are taking seriously the implication of last-days prophecy. Maybe God is about to wake up his entire church and it will discover that is in the last days, and must come together or die separately.
The church finds itself between Romans in which Christians are admonished to be good citizens and obey lawful commands, and Revelation 13, regarded by Christians as a prediction of the apocalypse and the end of the world. The Beastly government prophesied in the Revelation will open his mouth and “speak blasphemies against God, to blaspheme his name and his tabernacle and them that dwell in heaven. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints and to overcome them.”
Dow challenged his peers to defend Christian doctrine, to “be brave and bolder than we have been.” He reminded those present that some consequences were unavoidable, “We will be called homophobic constantly.” It is not just the offensive positions being promoted by Western Governments, something more sinister is afoot. “When the government speaks and acts as if the only possible moral basis is that which it promotes, it is acting as if it is god.” It is this totalitarian aspect of the characteristic of Government that is frightening.
Adapted from a report by Hillary White, of LifeSiteNews.com