“The COVID years simply made Caesar’s strategy undeniably obvious. Government restrictions required churches to refrain from gathering while casinos and massage parlours were allowed to operate. Officials looked the other way when leftist protestors were given free rein to gather and even riot, but those same officials relentlessly worked to keep churches closed.”
Perrottet has the chance to be a Ron DeSantis. To follow or borrow his example, leading, not only NSW but also Australia away from its COVID communist trajectory.
The popularity of lockdowns, mask mandates, mass censorship of professionals, and ease at which governments are bypassing constitutional guarantees, in favour of rule by bureaucratic decree, are symptoms of a greater problem.
“I can’t understand why someone who does not have Christian beliefs would want to work in a Christian school. If political parties and football clubs can choose who they want as members, why can’t Christian schools?”
“If government cannot produce morality, it must be provided with morality from a religious source. If it does not have this element among its people, then government itself becomes corrupt and tyrannous.”
“…since the totalist state wants to take upon itself godlike status and powers, then all rival Gods must be destroyed. And with Christianity being the one true faith, and the one that is most opposed to all other claimants to the divine throne, the totalitarians reserve their real animus and rage for it.”
MacArthur cautioned the Governor, saying his “soul lies in grave, eternal peril,” and noted Paul’s warning in Romans 14:12 that, “each one of us will give an account of himself to God.”
Our theology determines who is the rightful ruler.
“This is not just a random cultural aberration. Bestiality is becoming steadily normalised in the neo-pagan culture of the West.”
“Good government cannot produce virtuous citizens, but it can curtail evil ones.”
“It’s not morally permissible for the government to direct me to wrong one of my fellows, nor is it morally permissible for the government to direct me to submit without resistance or protest to its wronging of me.”
“Any serious student of the 1930s is struck by the familiarity of the debate.”
“I have often said that politics alone cannot save us. And I have often said that simply changing the government of the day will not solve all our problems. Yes, I think some politicians and some parties are better than others, but none can save us from what really matters. Only Christ can do that.”
The letter, which presently has 2,227 signatures, warns the category of “Conversion Therapy” is so broad that it is essentially meaningless and could include things such as prayer, calling people to conversion to Christ or a parent’s loving advice to their own children.
“When the state is not restrained by a law greater than itself, it will become a law unto itself,” Evelyn said.
What these politicians need to realise is that freedom is not a “reward” for “good” behaviour. Freedom is a God-given right. It’s not something the state can deny or withhold in order to blackmail or manipulate citizens to “do what the state asks of them.”
Trusting too much in government is un-Christian and it always results in oppression and tyranny.
“By forcing our hand, the government has turned my family’s strong resistance to vaccine mandates into a fight for survival.”
“Before thinking through how and when we should submit to governing rulers, we must first take a step back to an even more fundamental question: What is the proper role and scope of government in this world?”