Christian leaders and media wasted not a moment in stating their unabashed support and rapturous applause for our Pentecostal PM, after his recent rock-star appearance at the Australian Christian Churches conference, held on the Gold Coast.
Personally, it left me wondering whether he walked home on water, or whether we should be more measured in our appraisal. (Oh, by the way the PM also gave the same speech at a United Israel fund raising event, but without the Christian parlance).
He pressed the right buttons…. a voice for righteousness at last (maybe)
Scott Morrison hasn’t earned the moniker ‘Scotty from Marketing’ for no reason. Before an adoring audience he played the tune we’ve longed to hear from our Christian PM.
He started by revealing the names of the members in his Christian support group at Parliament, then went on to reveal his close friendship with celebrity Pastors, such as Pastors Brian and Bobbie Houston of Hillsong fame. And as a passing remark he mentioned his wife, Jenny, and then his father-in-law Roy, both examples of Christian compassion in action, thereby evincing his strong conviction of the importance of family (something the Left hates him for).
After these introductory comments he moved straight to his call-to-action, for which he desperately needs our help, if we are to save our nation from ruin at the hands of the ungodly.
What might the PM require of us? Well, you’ll have to wait a little before I reveal the secret sauce that will deliver us.
Firstly, let’s look at the profundity of the problem, which Scotty sort of alluded to. Ready for it? Here it is; the ‘Evil One’ aka the Devil is poisoning the minds our young people through social media. Dividing us into identity groups. You know LGBT+, Trans, Black, White communities etc. Mentioning the ‘Evil One’ is definitely stroking the righteous desire of Christians to see the Evil One defeated. Well said PM, I now feel warm and fuzzy (maybe there’s an election coming?).
Evidently, young people are more vulnerable than most to these falsehoods, and are saying nasty thing to each other on Facebook and other social media platforms.
The PM needs our help
Scotty needs our help, so he’s calling us to ‘live in community’. According to him, this will stop the rot. Loving one another, having strong families and strong organisations and strong churches, all of which practise living in community. Where the individual is valued over his or her identity group.
Well at least we can be grateful that he didn’t ask us to hold hands and sing Lennon’s ‘Give Peace a Chance’, we know that wouldn’t work. And neither will his ‘salvation by community’ fantasy.
It’s one thing to define the problem correctly, it’s another to offer a viable solution to it. The PM made a reasonable attempt at the former, but fell far short when it comes to offering a solution.
Lessons from history (and political science)
Any student of history can tell you that those in power make decisions which change the destiny of nations for good or ill. The emperor Constantine set in motion policies that would give birth to Western Christian Civilisation from the Graeco-Roman womb, which was totally pagan.
Adolf Hitler led the world into a world war, wielding his power over the German state. I won’t bore with an appalling litany of bloodshed, immorality and misery, inflicted upon humanity by our enlightened leaders.
In our generation it’s the Marxists, who are running the show. And I would aver that Scotty’s lack of commitment to a tangible, concrete action plan, to actually change the direction of our nation, means that the Left will eventually shipwreck us on the shoals of Marxist lies.
A reed blowing in the wind
Jesus said of John the Baptist, that he was not ‘A reed blowing in the wind’. Lamentably the same can’t be said of our PM. John the Baptist called out Herod’s adultery with the wife of his brother Philip, regardless of the cost (even his head). We’ve yet to see Scotty do anything of substance to deliver our nation from its godless course.
School children across our nation still suffer under LGBT+ and Transgender indoctrination on his watch. Did the PM have anything to say about this? Not a word. The National Curriculum Review is about to remove our Christian and Western heritage from its purview. Has our PM pledged his commitment to save it? Not a word.
Pornography is destroying the lives of our adolescents. Was there any mention from his government to stop this? Not a word (even Bill Shorten is lobbying for action on this issue). Transgender men continue to invade women’s sport, under his government. Are there any plans to protect women? Not a word.
During his speech the PM frequently quoted the book of Esther “And who knows, but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” It had a doleful and hollow ring. Esther marshalled all her courage to approach the royal court, in order to speak to the most powerful man in Persia, to avert genocide of the Jews. For Scotty ‘…. for a such a time as this’ means laying hands on people and praying for them in shelters during times of crisis, and not raising a banner for righteousness.
Will I be voting for Scotty from Marketing in the next election? Absolutely, the alternative is far worse. Notwithstanding, I know what I’m voting for ‘A reed blowing in the wind’ not a man with a character of steel like John the Baptist, who is prepared to defend righteousness, no matter the cost.
Vic Matthews has three degrees: B.Optom, B.Arts & B. Christian Studies. He is a kiteboard tragic, and a fledgling author, and copywriter. His books can be found at http://www.graphw.co/books/
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