HM Government writes the ancient
Celtic Church out of British history, and rewrites the age of Christianity by
dating its origin to the sixth century, making it no older than Islam.
This website exposes just how dishonest the Government has become towards both our British history and Christianity,
whilst promoting the rights of minorities and their religions. To prove my point
I have used a Government publication produced by the Home Office - Life
in the United Kingdom, a journey to citizenship. It is intended for those
wishing to become British Citizens. The front cover is below.
The copyright statement is below, I
understand I have complied with it as this is for study and research.
Please note above, the publication has been
approved by ministers and has official status.
Below is the former Labour Home Secretary,
The Rt Hon John Reid's, foreword.
Notice what Mr Reid says below, we can
safely assume numerous experts have read and checked the information it
contains, further, these experts have revised the former edition of 2004. For
seven years the errors below have gone unnoticed or ignored.
From page 9 we read the following...
Notice "the new religion of
Christianity", it was not new, it had been established on the first Pentecost
after the Resurrection, in about AD37, how can it be "new" after over five and a
half centuries old?
This statement ignores one of
England's most loved hymns, Jerusalem, by William Blake. The opening verse asks
the question -
"And did those feet in ancient time
Walk upon England's mountains green
And was the holy lamb of God
On England's pleasant pastures seen"
The hymn continuing the legend that Jesus
visited England, which the author does not believe but confirms the belief of
the early establishment of Christianity in what is now England.
Saint Patrick (387 – 17 March, 493) is now
written out of history, he was a member of the British Celtic Church. A church
that is now written out of history by the Home Office - The Government.
Saint Alban it is said is the first
British Christian martyr. Alban is one of three martyrs remembered from
Roman Britain. Alban is listed in the Church of England calendar for 22
June and he continues to be venerated in the Anglican, Catholic, and
Orthodox Communions. St Alban is mentioned in "Acta Martyrum", and also
by Constantius of Lyon
Life of St Germanus of Auxerre,
written about 480. He also appears in
century polemic De Excidio et Conquestu Britanniae and Bede's
Historia Ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum. According to the Home Office
with just one simple sentence he is removed from their revised version of
Christianity is called a "new
religion" making it contemporary with Islam, whereas Christianity is
some five and a half centuries earlier. By making Christianity
contemporary with Islam it makes the Islamic allegation that the
Christian Scriptures have been tampered with easy to defend. When
Christianity is placed in its proper time period (first century) along
with the Christian Scriptures, refuting Islam's claim made in al-Qur'an is possible.
We are told "Monks from Ireland
did the same in the north of Britain," in Britain in that time the
modern concept of monks had not developed and certainly missionaries
from Ireland and what is now Wales would have been from the Celtic
church and most likely married.
Our dating system,
whether Anno Dominior Christian era
is based on Christianity being first century, not sixth century.
Christianity cannot be called a "new religion", such is dishonest and
should be immediately obvious to the writer and subsequent proof readers.
Below, the world
famous Glastonbury Tor, legend says that Christianity arrived in England in the
first century with a simple wooden church being built near the Tor.
From page 40 we read the following...
Strange how Christianity, in what is now England, for nearly 2000 years, is
placed at the bottom. Christmas and Easter are possibly even earlier, being in
origin pagan festivals native to northern Europe.
From page 39 we read the following...
of England is called a "Protestant Church", it is nearer to Catholic belief, in
fact, it is Anglican.
paragraph reads, "Other Protestant Christian groups in the UK are Baptists,
Presbyterians, Methodists and Quakers.10% of Christians are Roman Catholic (40%
in Northern Ireland)."
are, not all Baptists are Protestants, Presbyterians are, Methodists unless they
are Calvinists (much more common in the USA) are not Protestant. And as for the
Quakers, they are absolutely NOT Protestant. They do not celebrate Christmas or
Easter. Quakers do not themselves as Christians; some regarding themselves as
members of a universal religion so they should not even be listed. Now,
what are the Roman Catholics doing being listed under "Other Protestant
Patrick is doing there under saints days (17 March) begs the question, as they
deny Christianity was in Britain when he lived!
One of the bullet points reads "Everyone in
the UK has the right to practise their religion". This clearly is not true as in
the case of the government funded prosecution of Peter and Hazelmary Bull. The
ruling by a judge in Bristol sealed the supremacy of gay rights over Christian
belief, under the Sexual Orientation Regulations pushed through by Tony Blair
four years ago. Using the word "practise" implies action beyond simple belief,
that action caused them to be prosecuted, hence, the statement is not true. The
statement could have read "Everyone in the UK has the right to their religious
beliefs providing they do not break the law" Such would be an accurate and
therefore true statement.
Now to some of the
evidence to refute this erroneous claim made up of lies, ignorance and
First to the scriptures, Romans 1:8, “First, I thank my God through Jesus
Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.”
The "whole world"
would have included the "Britannic Isles" in that period, the mid
Below is the oldest baptismal font in the UK.
It is found in the Roman castle at Rvtvpiae (Richborough, Kent). This
baptismal font has been dated to the third century. Archaeology disproves that
Christianity arrived as late as the sixth century. The font is for believers
baptism by full immersion, the practice of the early church.
The earliest record of Christianity’s
arrival in Britain is the year 37, although other historians date it later at
around the year 58/63. Eusebius the fourth century church historian wrote
"and some have crossed the Ocean and reached the Isles of Britain."Quoted from
Eusebius Pamphili also known as Eusebius of Caesarea (260-340), “Proof of the
Gospel” (Bk 111), W J Ferrar, 1920, vol 1, page 130.
Gildas, the most ancient British historian, who wrote about A.D. 564, in his De Vict. Aurelli Ambrossii, affirms, “that the Britons received the gospel
under Tiberius Tiberius Julius Caesar Augustus, born Tiberius Claudius Nero, 42 BC – 37 AD), the emperor under whom Christ suffered;” and that many evangelists were sent by
the apostles into this nation, who were the first planters of the gospel,” and who, he elsewhere says, “continued with them until the cruel persecution of Dioclesian the emperor,” Quoted from "Gildas
Sapiens” (Gildas the Wise) in “Six Old English Chronicles” page 302, J. A. Giles, 1906.
Tertullian (160-225) writing of the spread of Christianity throughout the world
stated “and the haunts of the Britons inaccessible to the Romans, but subjugated
to Christ.” Quoted from "An answer to the Jews" in the “Anti Nicene Fathers” Vol 3 page 158, Chapter V11.
The church father Theodoret (393-466), wrote about Britain "the message of Christ had been preached and established".
Quoted from the "
and Post Nicene Fathers, second series" Theodoret, Vol. 3, P109.
more documentation that can be referred to, but the above will suffice.
Historians and archaeology prove Christianity reached the British
Isles prior to the sixth century Roman Catholic mission of Augustine of
Canterbury. Thus, the Government is lying over the foundation of British
Christianity, the only further point is to ask why?
has written the ancient Christian Church out of our history along with St. Patrick
and St. Alban. I do not and will not believe Government
"ministers", civil servants and others have a real interest in our traditions,
history and the foundation of Christianity in the British Isles, nearly two
thousand years ago - five and a half centuries before Islam. This book does not
need revising, it MUST be revised, by historians who know their subject and have
a genuine respect and knowledge of British history. I have complained, but my
complaint has fallen on deaf ears.
Can you imagine the outcry if the Government was to date Islam
five and a half centuries too late thus denying the existence of early Muslim
heroes and martyrs, along with Islamic history, no, it would not happen,
it would not be allowed!
is noted for Allan Ashurst who kindly shared this with me.
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The author, Keith Sisman, is the preacher
at the Cambridge Church of Christ.