21 September 2021

Nathan A. Hughes, Esq.

Soli Deo Gloria

The Future of the United Kingdom

6 min read

Is it possible to predict the future of a nation? I feel we can. In the light of the Bible, we can anticipate the way the United Kingdom will go.

The Bible says in Galatians 6:7- 9 says, “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.”

God is NOT mocked. We shall reap what we sow as a nation. Psalm 9:17 says, “The wicked shall be turned into hell, And all the nations that forget God.” 

Proverbs 14: 34 teaches, “Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a reproach to any people.” If we sow righteousness then righteousness we shall reap. The principle that we read in Galatians is key for our nation’s future. Given that this was once a God fearing and God honouring nation, we are far removed from our glorious days of history. Britain has for the past 50 years been passing through a stage of rebellion. The 1960’s was the decade of rebellion. One can only imagine that this stagnation towards biblical morality will only get worse. I fear that this land is heading for disaster. Britain is heading toward moral, political, ethical and social disaster.

However, we can change this. If Christians stand up for biblical truth and turn back to the Bible the tide could turn if God grants mercy to our nation. I believe if we turn to biblical truth and godliness the Lord will bless our faithfulness. We must act now to protect our precious liberties not just for us here today but for future generations. We must preserve them for our children and our grandchildren. We are at risk of losing many freedoms in the United Kingdom that generations past fought and died to protect. 

So much has changed in this country over the past 50 years.

There was a time in this country when you could go out for the day and leave the doors unlocked without fear of a burglary. The community spirit has gone in Britain nowadays. During the Second World War (1939-45) villages banded together to support each other in good and hard times. If your neighbours home was bombed the family next door would take you in and look after you. There was a time in Britain when you could pop next door to borrow a pint of milk until the morning. 

Television has changed greatly. There was a time in Britain when there was good clean family programmes on. Now television is full of unclean language, ungodly behaviour and unsuitable content. The messages portrayed on the screen are getting more and more unholy. The television has turned into the devil-vision. A few decades ago there was almost no bad and strong language on the screen. Britain is famous for some of the greatest comedy shows ever made. This was a time when comedy was clean and wholesome. Sadly the TV companies do not make them like that anymore.

Fashion in Britain has changed. There was once a time when modesty was stylish and was popular. Men wore suits, women wore modest dresses. Now there seems to be more and more flesh on show. The moral code that prevailed in the 1940’s and 1950’s has changed greatly. In some cases for the better, but not all. A number of moral changes was made in the 1960’s. There were a number of legal changes that occurred in that decade. During the 1960’s abortion was made legal, the decriminalisation of homosexual acts and capital punishment came to an end. Also the position of women in society changed in the 1960’s. In the 1990’s only 1 in 7 people attended church regularly on Sundays. As Britain changed our values changed also. Some were for the better and some were for our ruin. Man’s laws cannot make moral what God has already declared to be immoral. Also the contraceptive pill became legalised for women in 1967. Recently, in the Republic of Ireland there was a vote held to retain or repeal the eighth amendment of the Irish constitution, which protected the life of the unborn in the womb. Irish voters decided in favour of abortion. Prior to the repeal of the 8th amendment many women travelled to the United Kingdom for an abortion. 

If you were to ask a person over 60 years old they would tell you that the Britain of today is nothing like the Britain that they grew up in and once enjoyed.  One of the Bible passages above mentions sowing to the flesh which is referring to self-indulgence. Our nation has surrendered to the tendency to sin. The country has changed because sin is popular. Unconverted mankind will always freely choose to sin against God and His perfect moral standards. God must intervene to prevent sinful decisions. Adam and Eve questioned God’s authority in the Garden of Eden and many nations and societies have followed suit. 

The Bible verse from Galatians mentions sowing to the spirit this means completely submitting to the Holy Spirit and allowing Christ to live both in and through us. We once did this as a nation. The influence that Christianity has had on the land is vast. The greatest blessing I believe to be bestowed to this nation was the English Reformation. The evidence of which we can still see today.

Just look back in history, God has blessed the United Kingdom greatly. He has honoured our faithfulness to Him. We were once the most powerful and feared nation on earth. The British Empire was the largest ever in history. I believe it is no coincidence that a large number of former British Empire nations were granted their independence when Britain started to rebel against God. If you look at the history of the British Empire it was built when England and later Britain had a strong evangelical standard. Our empire was a method of preaching the gospel to many nations and people groups around the world. The British Empire was by no means a perfect model of dignity, nevertheless God gave us the empire for a reason. Sadly many leaders and rulers of the empire abused it for their own gain. There are a number of aspects to the history of the British Empire that were wrong and indeed sinful. However, I believe the British Empire on the whole was a force for good, despite her many faults.

Now, this precious stone set in the silver sea, this blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England is but a shadow of her once glorious days. If Britain turns back to God I have no doubt in my mind her afflictions will begin to draw to a close. The Holy Bible warns us clearly that anyone who sows wickedness will not escape the fruit of their labour. The United Kingdom is going through the fruits of sowing corruption. There is consequences for both people and nations that defy God’s truths and clear instructions. 

We discovered earlier that Britain has a great history, and one worthy of celebrating. I recommend you read a book called the trumpet sounds for Britain by David E. Gardner. This will allow you to explore the great past of Britain has and how God worked in this land.

In the modern age Britain’s leaders have kicked godliness out of schools and the educational intuitions. We have removed God from our schools and teach other belief systems as a substitute for true holiness and faithfulness. As a nation we have said We don’t want nor need the Lord. We are turning our backs on God, let us pray that God will not do the same to the British nation. 

Christian, you have a responsibility to stand up for the truth of Scripture. We are called to speak up and not be silent. A patriotic citizen will warn the nation in love. Do NOT be ashamed to speak of Christ and his message. Only God can change the course of our nation, but we have a duty to proclaim the glorious gospel of grace. God’s people must cry out to Him to convict and convert hearts to Him. Our only hope for broken Britain to is return to the Makers instructions.

“Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression”

Isaiah 58:1

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