Articles in Category: The Trumpet

Letter To MSPs

Written by Andrew R Allan on Monday, 10 February 2014. Posted in The Trumpet

The letter below was sent as an email today to the following Highland & Islands MSPs, Rob Gibson, Mary Scanlon, John Finnie, Rhoda Grant, Mike MacKenzie, David Stewart and Jean Urquhart.

Dear MSPs

Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill.

I note with regret the way that you have voted at Stage 3 of the above Bill and how you voted on key amendments to protect civil liberties.  How men and, especially women, could vote to promote and legalise perversion is beyond my understanding.  How you could equate heterosexual marriage with same-sex marriage, "men with men working that which is unseemly," beggars belief.

What you have done in effect is to say, You know better than God!  God's word is very clear about marriage, but our enlightened, educated and effeminate MSPs have found fault with God's law and decided to replace it with the law of men.

Scottish MSPs (and Westminster MPs) have capitulated to a strong, vocal, articulate and publicly funded homosexual lobby, swallowing hook line and sinker their falsehood.  It is clear that politicians are out of touch with the ordinary man for same-sex marriage was never an issue that captivated the people before it was thrust upon them.  Those persons who took the trouble to respond to the government's consultation were overwhelming in favour of leaving marriage as it had been previously defined.

In one sense it is over and all we can look forward to is to see in the pro homosexual dominated media same-sex 'happy couples' going through sham marriage ceremonies and seeking to parade themselves to the public as normal and happy. 

Well it is not over for you! God has placed you in a position of power and authority and you are accountable to him for your actions for, "the powers that be are ordained of God."

God will visit you for what you have legislated for.  God may choose to visit you in time or,  he may in his inscrutable wisdom, leave you until the day of judgment.  He is sovereign and will do whatever best suits his purposes.  But one thing is certain he will punish for sin.

However, I want to close on a positive note.  You have committed a great sin but it is not unpardonable.  It is not too late to repent and to seek the Lord's mercy while he may be found.  The Lord Jesus Christ prayed for his crucifiers, "Father forgive them; for they no not what they do."  Turn to him now for you will find him forgiving and merciful.

I will continue to pray for you and others in position of authority as God as commanded.

Kind regards

Rev Andrew R Allan
Minister of Poolewe & Aultbea Free Church of Scotland (Continuing)
www.pooleweandaultbeafcc.org/

Trip To Zambia

Written by Andrew R Allan on Thursday, 16 May 2013. Posted in The Trumpet

I have been appointed by our denomination's Home & Foreign Mission Committee as a Trustee on Covenant College Zambia Trust. It is a three-year appointment and after I have completed my term another minister will be appointed in my place.

Covenant College Zambia Trust operates three main ministries: a College to train pastors in the reformed faith; a ministry to support Christian schools and teachers; and a College Farm operated on sound Biblical principles to help support the College and to train men to make the most of what God has given to them.

My principal duty as a trustee is to attend the AGM of Covenant College Zambia Trust and to represent the interests of our denomination on the Board of Trustees. The AGM is held around late March early April.

Recently I attended my first AGM and gave a series of lectures entitled “Preaching Christ From The Old Testament” to around a dozen Diploma level students. The lectures were not my own rather they were the lectures I received from my Old Testament lecturer at the Free Church Seminary Dr David P Murray.

I have produced a 20 minute DVD giving an audio visual account of my first trip to Zambia. If you would like a copy of the DVD please make contact with me and I'll arrange for you to get a copy.

Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil.

on Friday, 22 March 2013. Posted in The Trumpet

Understandably members of the public and Christians from all denominations are horrified to learn that groups who promote homosexuality and other deviant sexual relations are receiving vast amounts of tax-payers money to promote perversion.

According to the Scottish Daily Mail on 20th March 2013, “Three organisations – Stonewall, the Equality Network and LGBT Youth – have received £720,000 this financial year under the Scottish Government's equality drive,” That is nearly £2,000 a day from the public purse!

We believe it is a sin to use public money to promote vile practises and relationships, especially so at a time when there are many constraints upon public finances.

The Mail went on to say, “The huge sums outstrip public grants to Christian organisations, with previous figures suggesting they received only £600,000 over a ten-year period.”

Both the Scottish and Westminster governments are determined to impose same-sex marriage onto a people that have consistently spoken out against the redefinition of marriage. Why is this? Because the above named groups and others are on an all-out drive to remove any fragment of Christianity from the life of the nation. And our politicians are helping them!

We need to pray for our government and politicians that they may govern and rule in the fear of God.

Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” Isaiah 5:20.

Happy Family?

Written by Andrew R Allan on Wednesday, 30 January 2013. Posted in The Trumpet

Some of you may have seen the photo of Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish with their two children Zachary(2) and recently born Elijah that appeared in the Scottish Daily Mail and other publications recently.

It would seem that these men want to portray themselves as a normal couple with children.

However the reality is completely different. The pair are homosexuals and are joined together in a civil partnership. Their children have been provided for them by a California-based surrogate mother.

We can expect more of these 'happy' portraits to become the norm if our Westminster and Holyrood politicians have their way and impose upon Britain same sex marriage.

I for one will never accept any attempt to redefine marriage. Marriage is one man and one woman joined together to the exclusion of all others until death does separate. Any other definition is against the express will of God and will result in the perversion portrayed in the photo.

“..and be sure your sin will find you out.” Numbers 32:23.

Written by Andrew R Allan on Saturday, 13 October 2012. Posted in The Trumpet

“..and be sure your sin will find you out.” Numbers 32:23.

Every day seems to bring fresh allegations against the late Sir Jimmy Savile.  It appears the former BBC favourite and proliferate fund-raiser was not such a good person after all.  According to allegations made against the celebrity he is being accused of sexually abusing many children over a number of decades.

To add insult to injury reports are now coming to light of the anti-christian BBC turning a blind eye to his behaviour.  Many of his BBC colleagues knew of or were suspicious of him but failed to do anything about it.  Even the Childline founder and former BBC presenter Esther Rantzen failed to act when informed of his lifestyle.

Maybe Mr. Savile, a Roman Catholic, believed it was acceptable to behave as he did and then go and confess his sins to his priest and be absolved.

Well, Mr. Savile is dead and cannot face man’s justice.  But he has gone to his eternal home and has met the ultimate Judge, God himself.  God will not be taken in by his celebrity status, nor his so called ‘good works’, for God is no respecter of persons.  Mr. Savile will give an account of what he has done on the great Day of Judgment.

However, the most amazing news that has come from heaven is that all the sins that men commit can be forgiven when men repent and turn to the Lord Jesus Christ to save them.

We may have committed sins that we are ashamed to mention and think about.  Sins like paedophiliac behaviour, adultery, fornication, homosexuality or whatever.  All can be forgiven.  You can have the slate wiped clean when a person repents and comes to believe in Christ Jesus the Lord.

But, you must repent and believe today while you live.  You must forsake your sins now and turn to Christ to have any hope of being forgiven.  You cannot repent and believe in eternity.  Only in the here and now is there mercy for those who will embrace the gospel.