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Wednesday, August 16, 2017
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Rome’s Paganism
Women in C of E
Rome and Islam
Prudence or Paranoia?
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Christians in Iraq
Last Pope No Saint
Consilium Emendenda
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Rome Robbed Ireland
A Soul for Europe
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Rome + Ireland
Vatican + Emancipation
O’Connell and Crown
Blair Signs It Away
Romanising of Ireland
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Enslavement of Nation
Pope John Paul II
Anglicans Capitulate
Lose Heritage Forever?
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Call Him Antichrist
The Face of Rome
Popish Plot Exposed
Ignore Warning Signals
The Unofficial Visit
Rome’s Slander Refuted
Walsingham Idolatry
Days of Deliverance 14
Dr. Paisley's Speech
Days of Deliverance 13
Days of Deliverance 12
DUP Conference Speech
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Our Samaria
Genocide of Tutsis
E.U. Referendum
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Days of Deliverance 10
Irish Confederation
Romes Plotting Exposed
Days of Deliverance 7
Days of Deliverance 6
Cardinal Faces Court
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Days of Deliverance 4
Days of Deliverance 1
Master of Hundred Arts
Teresa Beatified Info
New Cardinals Named
Swiss Guard Murders 3
Swiss Guard Murders 2
Compromise Theology
The Mysterious Death
Priest Is Dispensed! 3
Priest Is Dispensed! 2
Priest Is Dispensed! 1
An Opportunity
Holy Inquisition Today
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Romanism Face Lift
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Flogging a Dead Horse
John Paul Marches Rome
Churches and the EU
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Young People Today
Inquisition Alive Well
Dr Paisley Challenges
Next Conclave Looms
The Next Pope?
Rome, Russian Orthodox
Life is Beautiful? II
Woman Rides the Beast
President Putin
The Russian Orthodox
Mrs. Hanssen's Story
Hitler’s Pope Pius XII
BBC Infiltrated by RC
St. Faustina and EU?
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N.I. Executive Fallen!
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The Hidden Years
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England Catholicism 1
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English are Fatherless
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Blair Tells Paisley
All Hail Mary
Purgatory All
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Paedophile Priests
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Road to Damascus
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Gore's Coup d'état
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The Age Of Consent
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Paedophile Priests
Pope’s Forked Tongue
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Forsake the Mass
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New Vatican Ambassador
Sex Change Vicar
Who's Next In Rome?
Former Pope’s Plans
Catholics Become Kings
MPs Vote For Catholic
Pope Rebukes Cardinal
Paedophile Priest
Sir Thomas More
The Curse of Apathy
Popery Not a Religion
Popery's Impious Head
Queen's Apology: Pope
The WCC Sheds Its Skin
Global Christian Forum
Infall. Sectarianism
Ecumenical Farce!
Papal Lie vs. Truth
Christ or the Pope?
Paedophile Priests
Blair-faced Liars
Book: Battle for God
Antichrist Footsteps
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The "Antichrist" Buck
Church of Ireland
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Satan's Hold
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Fires of Hell
Gates of Heaven

The Curse of Apathy

A warning issued by Rev. Joseph Irons during a sermon preached in Grove Chapel, Camberwell, London, on Guy Fawkes Day 5th November 1837. Guy Fawkes was a papist conspirator who tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament and kill King James I.
Rev. Joseph Irons

Amidst all this how distressing is the apathy of real Christians! Why are they not aroused by these signs of the times, to unite in daily fervent prayer for deliverance? Why are not prayer-meetings opened and thronged with suppliants, amidst so much peril? Must it be said of the few sheep in the wilderness, "the remnant according to the election of grace," that God hath given them the spirit of slumber? (Rom. xi. 8). Is Jesus saying to His disciples now, as He did on another solemn occasion, "sleep on now, and take your rest; behold, the hour s at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners?" (Matt. xxvi. 45). Hear ye the word of the Lord, O ye saints of His! Thus saith the Lord, "woe to them that are at ease in Zion" (Amos vi. 1). "I will search Jerusalem with candles, and punish the men that are settled on their lees" (Zeph. i 12). "shall they not rise up suddenly that shall bite thee, and awake that shall vex thee, and thou shalt be for booties unto them" (Hab. ii. 7). Yes, if Christians are not moved to implore deliverance from on high, and use all lawful means, I fear they will soon have neither property nor privilege to call their own.

Let us now speak of the promised deliverance contained in our text, "At that time thy people shall be delivered." (Daniel 12:6) It is not promised that the time of trouble shall be averted, but, that Daniel’s people, the true Israel of God, shall be delivered; and this is one of those promises which are yea and amen in Christ Jesus, and cannot fail of its accomplishment. They shall be delivered from drinking of the poisonous cup of error, which is now nearly full of abominations and filthiness of Popish fornication (Rev. xvii. 4). The prayer of their Divine Intercessor shall be then answered in their experience: "Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me" (John xvii. 11); they have a mark upon their foreheads (Ezek. ix. 4), but not he mark of the beast (Rev. xiv. 9). They are in possession of life Divine, and have spiritual discernment to distinguish between the precious and the vile; they are all guided into truth by the Holy ghost; and when all the mere letter-learned divines and professors will have "changed the truth of God into a lie, and be given over to worship and serve the creature more than the creator" (Rom. i. 25), then shall Daniel’s family appear in their true character, as "the righteous nation which keepeth the truth" (Isa. xxvi. 2). The principle of life Divine in their souls is immortal, they are "kept by the power of God, through faith unto salvation" (I Pet. I. 5). Their principles are not subject to human laws, nor to human caprice; but, the truth as taught by God Himself subjects all the powers of their souls to it s mighty sway, "casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ" (2 Cor. x 5). Herein lies their deliverance from error; their teacher is infallible, and the proofs of His teaching are so indubitable, that they shall thereby be delivered from all the "cunningly-devised fables" invented by man, and preserved from being "tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive" (Eph. iv. 14).

Popery Popular

They shall be delivered from apostasy, when tribulation and persecution ariseth, because of the word, and many shall be offended (Matt. xiii. 21). Thousands profess to be Protestants, merely because Protestantism s in fashion at court; but only let Popery be the fashion at court (and who shall say how soon that will be the case?) and the fashionable religionists will then become Papists; indeed, there is nothing to prevent it; for, having no vital godliness, they must of necessity be swayed by the fashion: where grace does not reign, nature will! And certainly, the foolories of Popery are more palatable to fallen nature, than "The wisdom of God in a mystery""(I Cor. ii. 7). Hence, the apostle assures us, there must come "a falling away""(2 Thess. ii 3); and I apprehend, that when Popery shall have gained its long-sought ascendancy, the whole host of free-willers will fall away and join them, for there is so little difference between them, that the transition will be perfectly easy. But there will then be found some Daniels, who shall be delivered from the general apostasy, and preserve their distinction from Babylonians, even when the Babylonians triumph for a season over God’s Israel; and for their encouragement, it is written "because thou hast kept he word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth" (Rev. iii. 10). These, and these only, who, like the Philadelphians, "have kept Christ’s word, and not denied His name," will be "kept by the power of God" (I Pet. I. 5); the name of the Lord shall be a strong tower to them, into which they shall run and be safe (Prov. xviii. 10); AND THUS THEY EXPRESS THE CONFIDENC EOF THEIR FAITH, "In the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion; in the secret of His tabernacle shall He hide me, He shall set me upon a rock" (Psa. xxvii. 5).


They shall be delivered also from the multitude of nominal Christians, whose hearts are not right in the sight of god; and I fear this is a much larger number than is generally believed. F Judging by our Lord’s rule, "Ye shall know them by their fruits" (Matt. vii. 16), we shall be likely to be considered very uncharitable; for alas! How few of those who pass for Christians bring forth the fruits which would authorize us to conclude, that they are trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord (Isa. lxi. 3); and of all others, Jesus has said, "Every plant which my heavenly Father hath not planted shall be rooted up" (Matt. xv. 13). There are two large classes of professors among whom I have never been able to discover any of the fruits of the Spirit, such as are mentioned in Gal. V. 22. The first class are Christians (if I may give them that name) by accident, they were born so, and brought up so; and with them, the worst of all crimes is to change their religion, though they have none to change, nor have ever experienced any Divine change in their souls; and if they were asked to give a reason of the hope that is in them, they would deem the question impenitent, for they have never examined their creed, nor themselves, but have taken for granted that they are right, and are going on smoothly in empty formality, without one spark of vital godliness. I fear this class is large, both among Churchmen and Dissenters, whose chief distinction lies in these two names. These are not of Daniel’s family, nor can it be Scripturally expected that they will be delivered from the wrath to come. The other class are Christians (counterfeit) by interest, who have some carnal object to obtain, or some carnal ambition to gratify: these often make a great display of talent, liberality, orthodoxy, and not a little self0conceit; but, if we bring them to our Lord’s touchstone, where are their fruits? Are swindling intrigues—dishonest practices—licentious habits—unclean lives—and fleshly indulgences, the fruits of their religion? Then Baal’s prophets and Popish priests may claim them as part of their flocks, but Daniel’s God and Daniel’s people will disown them. "They say they are Jews (Christians), but are not; but do lie;" "they are of the synagogue of Satan" (Rev. iii. 9). From all such the true believer is distinguished now, by the "grace of God that bringeth salvation, teaching him to deny ungodliness and worldly lusts, and to live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world" (Tit. Ii. 12), and from all such He should be delivered at last.

The Contrasting True Believer

Moreover, they shall be delivered from condemnation and wrath, for they are "justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus" (Rom. iii. 24). They have passed from death unto life, and shall not come into condemnation (John v. 24). "There is, therefore, now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus" (Rom. viii. 1). And they are known among men by their walk, for they "walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit," their religion is not of the flesh, neither is it flesh-pleasing, but flesh-crucifying; and their walk is a constant exhibition of the power of vital godliness, producing the fruits of the Spirit; they "live in the Spirit, and walk in the Spirit," and consequently they cannot "fulfil the lusts of the flesh" (Gal. V. 16.) They are "chastened of the Lord, that they should not be condemned with the world" (I Cor. xi. 32). Hence it appears that the world will be condemned, nay, it is already under the sentence, as it is written, "He that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God" (John iii. 18;) and all who do not trust exclusively in His name, blood, and righteousness for salvation, are even now, under condemnation. But the soul that can simply rely upon the finished work of Christ, and plead His name alone for acceptance before God, may sing with the apostle, "It is God that justifieth (ME), who is he that condemneth?" (Rom. viii. 34.) He has "received the atonement, and may joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ" (Rom. v. 11.) Yea, he may join in the ancient song of the Church, "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble, therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea" (Ps. xlvi. 1, 2).

God’s Elect Will be Delivered

The certainty of deliverance, to all Daniel’s family, is demonstrated in opening of the verse in which our text is written. Their Redeemer, who is called Michael the great Prince, is said to stand for them, therefore they cannot be destroyed until He can be vanquished; and He has already vanquished, yea, "spoiled principaliti4es and powers" for them. Indeed all power in heaven and earth is His, and He may well be styled "THE GREAT PRINCE," for He is "Prince of the kings of the earth" (Rev. i. 5). "The blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords." (I Tim. Vi. 15). And this great Prince shall "stand for us," my brethren, who are of Daniel’s people, as before described.—He stood for us in covenant responsibility, as our covenant Head and substitute from everlasting, so that "the Lord laid upon Him the iniquity of us all."—He stood for us when the holy law of God demanded payment, and became "the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth" (Rom. x. 4).—He stood for us at Pilate’s bar to be condemned for us—He stood for us in the garden of Gethsemane until nature sunk beneath the load of His people’s guilt and His Father’s wrath—He stood for us on Calvary until justice was satisfied, Satan vanquished, and redemption-work finished—and now He stands for us above, to represent His whole Church in heaven and earth, ever living to intercede for those who come unto God by Him (Heb. viii. 25) Fear not, my brother, for it is written of Daniel’s people, to whom we belong, "Their Redeemer is strong, the Lord of Hosts is His name; He shall thoroughly plead their cause, that He may give rest to the land, and disquiet the inhabitants of Babylon." (Jer. i. 34).

Eternal Deliverance

Their deliverance shall be triumphant and eternal; it may therefore well be affirmed confidently in the language of our text, the shall be delivered; for neither the fiery law, nor fiery darts, nor fiery conflicts, can hurt the soul for whom Jesus stands up nay, however fiery the coming persecution may be, they shall be delivered, for His strength shall be perfected in their weakness, making them faithful unto death, and then giving them a crown of life. Protecting laws may be repealed, and persecuting laws may be enacted; the infernal cruelties of the inquisition may be permitted, racks and flames may be chariots to convey many of the heirs of glory home, but, they shall be delivered, and safely reach their everlasting rest. Say not, my timid brother, "I shall give up," "I shall not be able to stand;" your Redeemer shall stand for you, stand by you, stand with you; for He has said, and cannot revoke it, "I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee; so that we may boldly say, the Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me" (Heb. xiii. 5, 6). "Fear not, for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name, thou art min; when thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee; when thou walkest through the fire thou shalt not be burned, neither shall the flame kindle upon thee; for I am the Lord thy God" (Isa. xliii. 1, 2).

In conclusion, I would beg my hearers to examine closely the point of relationship, and the fact of divine registration. Are you of this covenant family which I have been describing? Be not deceived in this matter! Your eternal destiny will be fixed by this rule; for it is declared, that none shall enter into the heavenly Jerusalem, "but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life" (Rev. xxi. 27). Your quarrelling with my statements can do me no harm, but it may be to the eternal ruin of your soul; and once more I reiterate my Lord’s declaration, "Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God" (John iii. 3).

May the Holy Ghost, the only infallible minister in His Church, add His divine sanction to the things which I have advanced, that Jehovah, Father, Son, and Spirit may be glorified!

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