The Anglo Saxon’s Faith

The true religion is built upon the rock Christ Jesus the rest are tossed, upon the waves of time.

Anglo-Saxon believed that evil spirits were the cause of all diseases and that only faith in Christ would bring healing.

They called evil spirits elves, just like we today call evil spirits, germ and viruses, they would use charms which to them were simply prayers because they contained words from the bible. Today we would call charms magick   or on a lighter matter, cards like get well cards, containing words of encouragement.

Anglo-Saxons believed that elves caused illnesses and deaths by shooting people with arrows. We believe that germs and viruses are air born and that is how  we get diseases, so you see, the Anglo Saxons used a different terminology than us. But basically they are the same, or we are the same as them.

AngloSaxon elves


Saxon Baptismal Font

Saxon Baptismal Font

Saxon Archangel Michael

Another Saxon Archangel Michael

Christ’s Crucifixion Saxon.


It was the  saxons that brought Christianity to Britain.

Ethelred I
AD 840.871
King of the English
AD 865 . 871

The Viking Killer King Ethelred

King Ethelred the first was born in 834, he was a man of Great faith, who was taught by  his mother, Queen Osburh, to put his faith totally in Christ.

At thirty he fought his last great battle near Windborne Dorset and was buried at nearby Wimborne Minster.

King Ethelred was popularly regarded as a saint.

After his  death  Alfred the second became King of Wessex and was known has Alfred the Great.

In Wimborne Minster there is a 14th century brass commemorating the Saxon King Ethelred, the elder brother of King Alfred the Great who was killed at that great battle , and buried in the Minster.

12th century carving of Moses, Wimborne Minster, Dorset

The word Amen means as much as that the Lord might bring to pass in reality what had. been asked for in prayer.

Water Baptism

“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations baptising them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:” St Matthew 28 v 19.


I will never forget the time many years ago, when the Lord spoke to me through a Pastor, who was preaching on water baptism. Now I was saved and baptised in the Holy Ghost, with the evidence of speaking in tongues, but here was this Pastor preaching that it is a commandment of the Lord.

I was feeling really uneasy; I really did not want to hear him preach on this subject. He gave a call to the front of the church, for those who wanted to be baptised, and for those who felt that they could not come to the front; he said to see him afterwards.

He stated categorically that it was a commandment of the Lord, and that we must be baptised according to the words of Jesus. Well, I rejected it, you know like you do, I started to reason with myself, I’m born again, I’m baptised in the Spirit, I don’t have to be baptised, I’m still going to heaven. After convincing myself I went home.

During that afternoon, when I was reading my Bible, I came under great conviction. For I was reading a passage in the Bible in St Matthew 21 v 28, about a “certain man who had two sons; and he came to the first and said, Son, go work today in my vineyard. He answered and said I will not: but afterward he repented, and went. And he came to the second Son and said likewise. And he answered and said. I go, sir: and went not. Whether of them twain did the will of his father?”

After reading this scripture the Lord said, “You are like the first son, you said you will not be baptised, but you will.” When the Lord said this I immediately said to my wife, “I must be baptised”, she replied, “the Lord has been speaking to me as well”. So I phoned David Rutter our Pastor and he was delighted to baptise us in the sea at Hayle. What a great day that was.

Now, I believe there is a very special time for you to be baptised in the water, for God has a time for everything, if you feel that the Lord is speaking to you through the words of Jesus, then please obey Him today and know the great blessing that He has for you.


“Buried with Christ,” and raised with Him too; What is there left for me to do? Simply to cease from struggling and strife, Simply to “walk in newness of life,”

“Risen with Christ,” my glorious Head, Holiness now the pathway I tread, Beautiful thought,      while walking therein: “He that is dead is freed from sin.”

Everything I do belongs to Him, Everything I am is of Him, Because He is Christ, He is the one, The one whom I trust,

The one who helps and cares for me. He is the one, The Almighty one, The one who answers all my prayers.

The one I know as Jesus.       M B



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  1. I think we need all our leaders to go back in time, and commit themselves to God, as their predecessors did.

    When the wicked rule, the people mourn. When the righteous rule, the people rejoice.

    • So true Marianne, It is interesting that we can learn so much from the past. I was never much interested in history at school, infact I was not interested in anything at school, I guess that deep within me I had the knowledge from God that history which is taught by the world has been altered in our history books and so, for us to know the secrets of the past we must look and go to those places where these actual people lived and learn by what they have left behind.

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