An interesting take on David and Goliath from Josh Daffern
Mario Murillo exhorts us to pursue God fervently, regardless of the reactions of other people.
Steven McAlpine warns us of the fruits of Same Sex “Marriage.” The political Left are out to destroy all opposition to its agenda of suppressing freedom of thought and conscience
I made a comment to a non-Christian friend who sends their child to a faith-based school that employs practicing Christian teachers, that their decision to vote YES in the same sex plebiscite might mean they would soon be looking somewhere else to school their child.
They seemed surprised. I didn’t say it with any particular emotion. I just made the point that, as I said at the time of the SSM legislation, the decision was not a slippery slope, but a precipice point.
It will change a lot more than marriage, and it will do so quickly. The YES vote would prove to be an anchor with a whole raft of other issues tied to it that will get pulled over the edge with the weight it carries. That was not how it was presented of course. It was presented as a discrete issue that was all about how we live our private lives.
But here’s the fact: Many a parent voted YES for same sex marriage, never realising they were voting NO for the education model they so value for their children.
Same sex marriage in Australia, despite all the assurances from many of those advocating it, was always going to be a tipping point moment for a whole bunch of other stuff, including the move to force faith-based schools to sign up to anti-discrimination legislation on the pain of funding losses.
And, more pointedly, a precipitous issue for those many non-Christian parents who have scraped together the money to send their children to a faith-based school in suburbs that are a wasteland of decent high schools. In other words be careful what you vote for. Or at least know what it will lead to.
My friend’s surprise dissipated and we didn’t talk of it again. Life, as it does, took over. The vote happened. Love won. What’s not to like?
Meanwhile school board members such as me, and executive teams of schools and lobby groups for faith-based organisations began paddling like mad, working overtime in Canberra and beyond, to try and plug the sinking boat of viable alternate ethical communities such as schools.
And, as was reported back to me, the hostility from many a parliamentarian towards faith-based education was palpable. Eye-rolls, snorts, and watching iPhones during the hearings whenever a Christian schools representative got up to speak. And these people are the leaders of our nation?
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John Alley’s messages given at the Apostolic People seminar are now available from the New Life web page.
Click here to see the list, and to download or listen to the talks.
This morning the news was all about the fire at Paris’s Notre-Dame Cathedral. Journalists and the various “experts” they talked to were in shock over this great cultural loss.
I say to them:
Woe to you hypocrites who mourn the loss of a place of faith but you spent the last decades defaming and hating the people of faith. You care about a Catholic cathedral, but loathe the Church the building represents.
Woe to you hypocrites who weep over a burning church that was empty but ignore the daily burning of christians inside their places of worship.
Woe to you hypocrites who marvel at the faith and vision of christians half a millennium ago to build a place of worship, but condemn those of faith and vision today who speak words you do not want to hear.
Woe to you hypocrites who wail at the loss of material objects which you can see but ignore your own souls which you cannot see.
Woe to you who live only for your own pleasure.
Your salvation is in Jesus Christ alone who forgives our sins and rescues sinners from the fires of hell.
They say that you can tell who the most powerful group is in a society by noticing who cannot be criticised.
This Instagram post by Israel Folau has been widely condemned as “homophobic”. Nobody from the “Drunk Community”, Adultering Community, the Liars Community, the Thieves Community or the Atheist and Idolatry Communities have made any complaints that we have heard about.
Just one noisy group whose directive has led to yet another public smack down.
So which so-called “victim group” wields more power than any other identity group in Australia?