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A Christian Basis for the “NO” vote in the SSM Plebiscite.

A Christian Basis for the “NO” vote in the SSM Plebiscite.

A belated response to those Christians saying “yes” or abstaining and a reminder to pray.

What did Jesus say that is applicable to this battle? 

  1. Firstly, Jesus affirmed the creation story. Matt 19:4-6 “Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’?  So they are no longer two, but one flesh.” This warfare is an unprecedented rebellion against God and His Creation – we must preach and teach the fundamentals of creation and their application – male and female created He them, the ordinance of marriage and the Imago Dei – to be created in the image of God
  2. Secondly Jesus explained and affirmed the command (Luke 10:27) to love our neighbor. Loving our neighbour and our neighbour’s children means warning against approaching calamity (e.g. a flash flood) or helping to protect their future from encroaching evil – in this instance against state mandated sexual indoctrination. It is not optional (oh, I don’t get into anything political, I just concentrate on evangelism). “Hate evil and love good, then work it out in the public square” (Amos 5:15 Msg)
  3. Thirdly, Jesus saidwhoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea” (Matt 18:6). If we, as informed Christians, support SSM and support and vote for politicians whose firm commitment is the sexual indoctrination of our children through legislative mandate, then we too are guilty of allowing our little ones to be led into sin.

(from http://www.chooselifeaustralia.org.au/life/a-perspective-on-our-times-to-a-christian-audience-breakfast-talk-sat-30-sept-2017/ )

Possible responses from “YES” voting Christians

As you say in the first point, we are all made in the Image of God. That includes the LGBTQI person too.

Yes, I agree, and all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. And that includes the fornicator and the adulterer and others leading an immoral lifestyle and our attitude must be one of repentance and turning away from that sin and “there but for the grace of God go I”. And even if there are factors “beyond” our control and that a person has a homosexual orientation as a result, we are still exhorted not to sin. To legalise same-sex “marriage” would be to give state approval for this as an approved lifestyle. The unrepentant adulterer and the unrepentant active homosexual are both lumped together.

As is clear from biology (the “elephant in the room” see above link) and Jesus’ affirmation of the creation of male and female and the purpose of this, sexual relationships outside of this design are not of God.

In the second point you talk about loving our neighbour. Surely the distress felt by LGBTQI people presently caused by this plebiscite is a reason to say “yes”, thus affirming their homosexual orientation, loving them as Jesus taught.

Yes, and we need to demonstrate this in our relationships with them. But loving our neighbour does not mean we automatically agree with everything our neighbour demands. Judgments must still be made on rights and wrongs and on the merits of what is proposed. In this instance the merits/demerits of another “stolen generation” of children, state support of homosexuality with all its known risks, transgender fluidity, and giving legal force to state approval of shocking school education of sexual lifestyles and gender transitions. Loving our neighbour and our neighbour’s children and future generations goes far beyond simple acquiescence of demands to approve present homosexual lifestyle by calling it “marriage”.

How dare you apply that condemnation of Jesus to those of us showing love and compassion to our neighbour!

We also can show compassion but compassion does not necessitate approval. Even if there were no consequences to legalising SSM we still could not approve of the homosexual lifestyle.

But there are consequences to our children in terms of school approval of exploring sexual orientations, two or more virginities including anal intercourse, and discovering “your own gender”. At the present time we can object and have some influence in how these education policies are applied but once homosexual behaviour is legally approved and transgenders are included in the definition of marriage as between “two people” then objections become “against the state” and charges of discrimination and “hate speech” are given increased force – as has been confirmed by overseas experience.

If we, by our approval of a YES vote in this plebiscite – or by abstention or by our silence – support or condone these policies in our education system, then we too are guilty of our “little ones being led into sin”. I fail to see any other conclusion.

The push for homosexual coupling, to call it “marriage”, and the support for a YES vote represents direct rebellion against God in an intensity as we have not seen in our lifetime – and against His people, the Church – to silence it, to divide it, and to destroy our freedom to teach our children about our Christian faith. Yes, we’ve been here before with Communism and German fascism but not in our time and not in the “free” West.

For the sake of future generations, it is time to speak God’s truth to our world. It is time to teach God’s people the essentials of creation and of spiritual warfare.

The time is SO short and we need to pray. In all our busyness for the kingdom we need to pray. For all those treading the pavements and manning call centres may God be with you and the service shrouded in prayer. Remember that the Times Square Church, a month prior to 9/11, was impressed by the Holy Spirit to cancel all special speakers and scheduled meetings.  We cancelled our missions convention and city-wide youth rallies.  We shut things down and called the congregation to prayer.

Maybe even stop preaching and just lead in corporate prayer. Times Square again: The Holy Spirit suddenly moved in and a holy quiet fell on the house.  On one occasion, we sat in total silence for over one hour.  People speak in hushed tones.  There was soft weeping, with people coming forward and kneeling, reaching out to the Lord.  These are the manifestations of a Holy Ghost visitation: a holy, awesome silence, and weeping and fervent prayer in every service.  The Holy Spirit revealed to us that the divine silence in our meetings was a preparation for the trying times ahead.

Deadlines: voting closes 6pm, November 7. Poll is declared Wednesday November 15.

Lachlan Dunjey. 19 October, 2017.

(PS does God answer belated prayers retrospectively? 😊)

 

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