A Christmas present recommendation

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A Christmas present recommendation

The other day I saw and immediately bought the newly published Bonhoeffer – Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxos who also wrote Amazing Grace the story of William Wilberforce.

In my eagerness to have a 5 minute squiz I thumbed over to the chapter on “The Church and the Jewish Question” (p150 in this edition) but was immediately struck by the page before which recounts how, after the burning of the Reichstag (the German House of Parliament), Hitler used this as an excuse to press the aging Hindenburg to sign the Reichstag Fire Edict.

The Reichstag Fire Edict suspended those sections of the German constitution that guaranteed individual liberties and civil rights.

I am aware of the dangers of playing the “Nazi Card”. People switch off.

BUT the state of Victoria in passing Section 8 of the Abortion Law Reform legislation blatantly ignored the conflict with its own Charter in overruling the conscience rights of doctors. Two questions were presented to parliament by the Victorian Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations Committee re the conflict and parliament failed to answer them, refusing to deal with the inconsistency.

The Nazis suspended liberties. The Victorian government simply ignored its own Charter.

The parallel is stunning.

Want a recommendation for Christmas? I can’t think of anything better.

Lachlan Dunjey. 10 Dec 2010.

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2 Responses to “A Christmas present recommendation”

  1. Graham Lawn 10 December 2010 at 10:14 pm Permalink

    Thanks Lachlan for this reminder about Victoria. I believe prayers were answered when Labor got kicked out. Now we must keep praying for certain laws to be changed also.

  2. Keith R. Kelley 12 December 2010 at 10:22 am Permalink

    People may say it is history repeating itself, but in reality these events are among the signs The Lord Jesus warned us of as we approach the last of the last days. The prince of the power of the air will manipulate his servants to afflict everything God loves, and unfortunately,thay are unaware of Satan’s diabolic power and desperate intentions as his own day of Judgement approaches. Let us be perfectly clear here. It is time for all men to repent and acknowledge Christ as Lord, or they will suffer the same prescribed fate. That is not God’s will. He GAVE His Son to redeem us from the power of Satan. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and be saved from that Judgement