Posted by: stpowen | April 26, 2013

Next Week’s Elections

Exodus 18:21. ‘…..Select from all the people able men,such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness…..’

There are elections for local government all over England next week. Martin would usually be of the opinion that political party allegiance should not play a major part in local elections and the character, proven ability and, where possible, the Christian faith of the candidates should be paramount.

However, these are not normal times. We are faced with an assualt upon the Divine institution of marriage, which is supported by all three major political parties. The only party formally opposed to same-sex ‘marriage’ is U.K.I.P., the United Kingdom Independence Party. Although this is not a local government issue, the people have been denied any opportunity to expres an opinion on it, and if the Prime Minister has his way, they never will have an opportunity.

Martin believes therefore, that anybody opposed to same-sex ‘marriage’ should vote U.K.I.P. regardless of the merits of the other candidates, and tell them why he is doing so. If the Conservative Party does badly enough and U.K.I.P. well enough, there may well be a revolt by Conservative M.P.s against the Government and we may yet see these wicked proposals dropped.

Martin has no illusions about U.K.I.P. Its opposition to same-sex ‘marriage’is not born of principle but of opportunism, and Nigel Farage, the party leader, although he is an able politician, gives no indication that he has any Christian faith. However, ‘The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever he wishes’ (Prov. 21:1). God may use Farage for His own purposes as he used King Cyrus (Isaiah 45), and make him His instrument to defeat the evil intentions of the government.

None of this, of course, should deflect us from our primary responsibility which is to pray without ceasing for our nation and or our rulers, that God would not give us over to our wickedness, but have compassion on this poor benighted land and deliver it from this dreadful threat to marriage.


  1. It’s ironic that immediately before reading this post I read that UKIP has just stood down one of its candidates in the local government elections for being a holocaust denier. These elections aren’t just an opportunity to register a protest vote – we’re electing men and women to run the councils that provide services to all sections of our community. Do we really want people like this candidate in those positions?

  2. Well clearly not, but I think you will find that other parties too have their share of nutcases. Beware, if you vote for another candidate, that he is not a supporter of euthanasia or abortion on demand. My point is that UKIP is the only party officially to oppose same-sex ‘marriage’ and is therefore worthy of consideration of support, if only to send a message to David Cameron.

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