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Is the Voluntary Postal Plebiscite a Call for all Christians to be Numbered?

Australians, as a general rule, are reasonably easy going and politically don’t engage in over-reactions as the various political parties vie for leadership in the country’s State and Federal Parliaments.  But every now and again there comes a time when extraordinary events occur that challenge our silent majority – and I see that this voluntary postal plebiscite is one of those events.

Although many would not recognise this plebiscite as anything more than expressing an opinion about changing the Federal Marriage Act to include the recognition of homosexual couples, ie sexually active same gender humans – (with an emphasis on the male of the species), when in fact it is a far louder and complicated call by Federal Parliament to number the Christians of the nation.

It is not coincidental that it is a voluntary vote, and it is not coincidental that it is about a marriage ordinance that is quintessentially the domain of Christians for a man and a woman to be joined as one before God.  This domain has already been punctured through marriages being performed by the State in Registry Offices and non-religious celebrants, but largely it is, and remains, a ceremony reserved for opposite genders to make vows for the performance of their marriage before God.

Now many would ask what the problem is with “numbering” the Christians of the day.  To understand this we must go back and see from our history what it means.  For instance, if there was a planned program to diminish the Christian influence in the land how better than to track the efficacy of what has been undertaken thus far, and having established the number then set new courses to deal with that diminishing number.  We need not look too far to see this sort of planning happening today for the subjugation of particular groups of humans by some of the major religious movements throughout the world – and I might add undertaken over many generations so that the real end game is not advertised.

Yes there is an issue here!  For Christians, it is God who will hold his faithful in reserve and he is not one to share the quantum of them to all and sundry.  But, on the other hand when the times require it a census can be required by him.  For example, the children of Israel on their exodus from Egypt, then again the numbers at Mount Sinai following the rebellion, and also at the crossing of the river Jordan – to name the three early occasions, and then up through the accounts of Joshua, Judges and the Kings of Israel it is pertinent that when circumstances required, the fighting forces were numbered prior to engaging in critical conflicts.

But what of these times?  Is this one of those events that all Christians should rise up and be counted?  This we will know in due course by the result of the polling.  I have no doubt that if it is the will of God that this poll be decided to reject any change to the Marriage Act then so it will be.  God will stir up his children and they will vote in the way they know is right before God. 

Then again, it is conceivable that the poll will not reflect all Christians.  God may not stir up all of his faithful as we have see in several historic events where he allows his people to be harassed and jostled with the intent to have them prove themselves. The population of Australia is in jeopardy of a moral collapse as was recorded in the events surrounding the city of Sodom, and whilst we may not incur the wrath of God to the same extent we can be sure somewhere in our future there will be a judgement – because God views the sodomy of homosexuality as being uncompromisingly unacceptable human behaviour.

We should pray that God will view this plebiscite as a threat both to his Kingdom and the future of mankind to become the faithful souls that he will redeem.  We should implore his intervention to not allow our current ambivalent Parliament to achieve their despicable wishes in relation to elevating homosexual mankind to the ranks of social acceptability. We should bring the Parliament to account why they are abandoning the undergirding structure of the Constitution that provides the people of Australia a reassurance that it will humbly rely on God for the performance of the Federated States of Australia.  

And to unambiguously state the case, God has not and never will enjoin with the community of sodomites and we can see that this was re-affirmed in Paul’s historic writings to the Romans.  His message to them is clear.  Cease these practises or you will not see eternal life through God’s redemption.

Romans 1:24-32

Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them. 


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