There always was and always will be a spiritual battle going on until Christ comes. For now, in Australia, it seems to be more intense and I have sought to illustrate this intensity today. We have highlighted attitudes: being awake, to have an appropriate and continung sense of grief – mixed with joy, how to vote, and to be desperate in our personal relationship with God. Finally, with a call to be involved in this battle through prayer and to be prepared for the attacks that inevitably follow.
Infringement of conscience is a serious challenge facing modern medicine. Medical codes of conduct must never be subject to degradation by government. Governments may legislate to permit certain practices or procedures but governments must never force doctors to violate their conscience by compulsory engagement in such practices or procedures.”
Listen to this marvellous piece of narrative from the Old Testament somewhere around 2,500-3,000 years ago. The background is that Jeremiah the prophet has just dictated a judgment against the king but with an opportunity to change his ways and thus save Jerusalem from destruction. The scribe is Jehudi.
It was the ninth month and the [...]