By Letter to the Editor on February 12, 2020.
If today’s headlines don’t persuade you we are living in the Last Days, the anti-Christian letters in this newspaper surely will. Case in point: Ray Marco’s “United Conservative Party is showing its Puritan roots” on Jan. 30. I don’t think so.
If the UCP needs a denominational analogy, I would suggest “Roman Catholic.” The Puritans were the exact opposite. You will hear more about them this year when our neighbours celebrate the 400th anniversary of their arrival on the Mayflower at Cape Cod in September 1620. They were actually, Anglicans, but were severely persecuted by King James because they sought to remove all traces of Roman Catholicism that had remained after King Henry VIII broke with Rome. Henry was obviously not a Christian, but considered himself an “English Catholic.” The Puritans wanted a pure Church of England without the bells and whistles of ritual and non-Biblical teaching. And like today’s Christians, who seek to leave religion and pursue a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, they were not very popular. Their only solution was emigration.
“Catholic” is the correct analogy for the UCP as it doesn’t concern itself with being “united” or “conservative.” It is actually an alliance of various interests seeking power. In the same manner, the Roman Catholic church is an alliance of religious people, non-Christians, believers in being saved by works, followers of a Mass that keeps Christ on the Cross, a Mother of God and prayers to the dead, and reverence to celibate priests. They are generally people who will tell you they are Catholic, but do not profess their need to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour through being Born-Again of His Spirit. There are, however, as always, some exceptions. God leaves some Born-Again Christians in the Catholic church to help others to get out and discover the truth. I know this for a fact; I was one of them. I also sinned by voting UCP. Never again!
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