God Is Not Mocked

The juxtaposition on the whole of the front page of last week’s ‘Mail,’ my local newspaper, of the town’s first gay pride march, and the report of a violent fight at our local senior High School which many of us saw depicted on TV, spoke tellingly of the loss of morality in our society, the loss of those respected and eternal laws in God’s word which determine what is right and what is wrong .

Now it seems, almost every kind of perversion is something to be proud of, and neither is there any authority in our schools, so that our teachers are afraid to discipline and dare not intervene even when a student is being kicked in the head, for fear of offending political correctness.

Our churchmen have been so busy doing away with God’s commands that Jesus Christ has disowned them, ‘On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness,’  Matthew 7:22-23. Our government, fearing the left’s political correctness, leans towards making it a criminal offense to speak out against such rebellion and lawlessness, ‘That make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate, and turn aside the just for a thing of nought.’ Isaiah 29:21.

But God is not mocked. We, as a people have rejected God’s word and, as we saw, we are already reaping the results of our refusal to keep His laws, which God has promised will finally lead to our invasion and destruction, despite our liberal naysayers.

The word of the LORD came to me: “Son of man, when the house of Israel  [The US, Britain and her Commonwealth] lived in their own land, they defiled it by their ways and their deeds. Their ways before me were like the uncleanness of a woman in her menstrual impurity. So I poured out my wrath upon them for the blood that they had shed in the land, for the idols with which they had defiled it. I scattered them among the nations, and they were dispersed through the countries. In accordance with their ways and their deeds I judged them,’  Ezekiel 36:16-19. Read the whole of the chapter to see that this is yet future.

Corporate Oppression

It is not often that I have agreed with the Australian opposition leader Bill Shorten, but I was pleased to see him move to change his plan to target pensioners who have some small investments in shares, as he had lumped them in with the rich who benefit too much under some current tax rules. Indeed labour makes a strong point when they claim that the rich are getting richer and the poor poorer, which adds up to oppression.

Not that this is just an Australian problem. It is a problem of human nature found worldwide from communist China to capitalist America, best exemplified in the corporate greed of chief executive officers (CEO’s) who organise obscene salaries for themselves, far beyond what they can ever need or use, just because they can.

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported on the 6/12/17, that Australia’s CEO’s earn an average of $4.75 million – or 78 times more than that of the average Australian worker! The Commonwealth Bank CEO Ian Narev pays himself more than 100 times that average salary!

This disgustingly shameful situation is one of the biggest faults of capitalism and something which our conservative political parties in the West would be wise to quickly amend, for it is a self inflicted wound which allows the left an indefensible opening which can lead to the affliction of atheistic socialism or communism.

The truth is that no one is worth more than 5 times the wage of the average worker, for if the average worker is fairly paid, then 5 times that amount will make the recipient rich and beyond that God’s word indicates that wealth does not bring any more happiness, only harm.

Proverbs 1:9, ‘Such are the ways of everyone who is greedy for unjust gain; it takes away the life of its possessors.’ Why ? Matthew 19:23, ‘… Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly, I say to you, only with difficulty will a rich person enter the kingdom of heaven, ’ for, Mark 4:19, ‘ the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it proves unfruitful.’ 1 Tim 6:9, ‘But people who long to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction.  NLT.  Habakuk 2:10, ‘You have plotted the ruin of many peoples, shaming your own house and forfeiting your life.’

 

True Education

We live in a world where the teaching of traditional subjects, English, Maths, Science, History and Geography is gradually becoming regarded as obsolete, now to be replaced by ‘learning how to learn’, critical thinking, inquiry based learning and such subjects as multiculturalism, inter-cultural sensitivity, protecting the environment, all foisted off on our teachers by left wing educrats at the OECD, and their plans to test ‘global competence’ in a ‘Programme for International Student Assessment.’

This radical left wing indoctrination adds to the mistaken belief that the teacher should not impose upon a child external standards of behaviour because their personal beliefs and behaviours are the only possible correct ones, such is the importance of the individuals self worth.

Of course this indoctrination undermines everything that is unique in Western civilisation’s concept of human dignity and real human rights such as those in the American Declaration of Independence; “The unalienable God-given right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” as well as the concept of free speech, the right to vote, and not be oppressed by government, principles largely derived from the foundation of British Common Law and ultimately the Bible.

What a travesty of education, designed to remove the foundations of our society and the destruction of the West – and all brought about because of our arrogant rejection of God and His laws. Thankfully, a change is coming and those atheist educrats will be replaced by the true educators of the world tomorrow who understand the source of wisdom, Proverbs 9:10, ‘The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.’ NASB.

Gentiles Honour Education

A new OECD report ranks Australia 7th in the world for academic performance of its migrant students. Children from certain migrant groups do better at school than Australian-born students, particularly those from India, China and the Philippines. They also tend to have more ambitious career aspirations and lower rates of bullying.

According to the report, “Resilience of Students with an Immigrant Background”, migrant students from England, Scotland and New Zealand were less likely to achieve even base line economic proficiency. The report examined literacy, numeracy and science performance.

Professor Ken Cruikshank, an educational lecturer at Sydney University, said people often come to Australia for their children. “I think it’s part of being a migrant that it’s the chance to succeed perhaps where the parents didn’t …. and the idea that success in life comes through education,” he said.

Confirmation came from a comment by a parent who escaped the civil war in 1970′s Lebanon. ”  They’d seen the worst. And I guess when you do see the worst, you appreciate life a bit more.” She said her children all understood that education was the path to a better life. “I say, Do you want a good life?  Get a good education and you must work very hard.”

As a career educator for some 30 years, I have myself noticed the difference in attitude to education between gentile children and those from ‘Israelite’ Britain and its Israelite ex-colonies. Travel in nations like Africa and visit schools and the difference in classroom atmosphere and attention is immediately apparent. The children are respectful, attentive and keen to learn. Whereas often in Western classrooms it is a battle to gain the attention of some students, who have little respect for anyone at all.

This growing general attitude is bringing about the decline in Western civilisation, an attitude of  ‘We have it all. It is what we think that counts. We don’t need to be diligent and respectful of authority for we don’t even respect our parents.’

We have taught them to believe this!

We in the West have taken our many blessings for granted, for the blessings we so casually enjoy were those which were promised by God to our ancestor Abraham’s descendants. We have accepted the blessings as our right, but they are not a right as the Gentile nations well know, and our lack of respect for God and His laws – true education – is bringing about the withdrawal of those blessings, until finally they will be gone.

Malachi 1:6, “A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If then I am a father, where is my honor? And if I am a master, where is my fear? says the LORD of hosts to you, O priests, who despise my name. But you say, ‘How have we despised your name?’

  Verse 11 – 12, ‘For from the rising of the sun to its setting my name will beb great among the nations, and in every place incense will be offered to my name, and a pure offering. For my name will be great among the nations, says the LORD of hosts. But you profane it…’  

And  Malachi 2:1-2,  ‘And now, O priests, this command is for you. If you will not listen, if you will not take it to heart to give honor to my name, says the LORD of hosts, then I will send the curse upon you and I will curse your blessings. Indeed, I have already cursed them, because you do not lay it to heart.’ 

Deuteronomy 28: 43-45, ‘The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low. He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail. Moreover all these curses shall come upon thee, and shall pursue thee, and overtake thee, till thou be destroyed; because thou hearkenedst not unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which he commanded thee:’ 

Earth’s Future Climate

You may have noticed the grip of much colder winter weather over the Northern hemisphere, spreading even into Africa, the current expansion of the Eastern Antarctic ice sheet and recent claims  (later retracted ) that January set a heat record for Sydney, but the amazing thing is, apparently according to the global warming cohort, these events are linked.   ” Climate disruption, whether fire or ice, we’re to blame. No ifs, no buts.”

I have pointed out  that there is ample evidence of global warming having taken place many times in the past, and global cooling, resulting in warmer periods than today, as well as the ice age, long before man began producing Co2 by burning fossil fuels in industry. I have pointed out that these fuels were produced naturally out of our atmosphere by plants and trees, and that burning them only returns to the atmosphere what was at one time part of it, but these ‘scientists’ ignore such points, reject such debate and their academies starve non conforming researchers of both information (which they prefer to keep hidden) and funds.

However, satellite information now confirms that global air temperatures are back to the same level they were before the 2014-16 super El Nino event and this decline is accelerating. Satellites have also detected a fall in sea surface temperatures since 2015.

One solar expert is predicting another minor ice age based upon the declining sun spot activity which is predicted to reach a minimum between 2019 and 2020, but the Green-left global warming movement is determined that their dubious scientific data is cause enough for the West to pay $128 billion annually to counteract unspecified environmental damage to the third world.

Significantly, their socialist allies Russia and China fail to donate, despite their significant Co2 emissions . Meanwhile, places like South Australia have been duped  into dumping its abundant base load energy from coal by their left wing government so that blackouts have been their reward along with declining industry and their youth departing to find work elsewhere, while foreign governments eagerly buy their rejected coal, showing the futility of their costly policies.

Meantime, recent research correlates a close connection between solar activity and the earth’s climate, backing the Bible’s insistence that the earth’s climate is under God’s control and will remain stable during the coming millennium of 1000 years, after the Great Tribulation, Isaiah 30:23-25, ‘And he will give rain for the seed with which you sow the ground, and bread, the produce of the ground, which will be rich and plenteous. In that day your livestock will graze in large pastures, and the oxen and the donkeys that work the ground will eat seasoned fodder, which has been winnowed with shovel and fork. And on every lofty mountain and every high hill there will be brooks running with water, in the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall.’  

Justice in Trade

‘Watch out, Trump will start a trade war! Protectionism will lead to economic ruin – free trade with no tariffs is the way to a nation’s wealth!’

Well, thats the cry we are hearing  from virtually every quarter, and certainly it is the politically correct viewpoint of our leaders in Australia. Doesn’t that make you a little uneasy? It does me, and maybe thats because I have been around a long time and have a reasonable memory.

Now, most of you know I am a pom, as well as an Australian. I can remember the time when my home town in the UK hummed with activity – countless cotton mills employed many people and Lancashire cotton goods were exported worldwide. Now, no cotton, no mills, many empty houses and too many unemployed. Where do cotton goods come from today ? Anywhere, Egypt – India – Pakistan – any countries where wages are lower and the standard of living less than in the UK.

Then there was steel. Huge steel works in many places, churning out UK steel for British cars, ships, washing machines – you name it. Gradually they closed down, til now the few steel plants left face extinction. Why?  Because cheap steel from ‘emerging nations’ makes UK steel unsaleable.

Then I came to Oz and bought the iconic Australian vehicle – the Holden car. No more. Australia stopped making Holdens. And Fords, and the rest. Australian made cars could not compete against the price of cars made in the ‘emerging nations’.

That’s why Trump became President. Too many people in the American rust belt remembered much the same, and longed for someone who would level the playing field – make trade a little fairer by placing a tariff on imported goods which undercut the American made equivalent because their makers accepted much lower wages.

This effect was may have been made even more dangerous by certain command economies which could see what effect such goods were having on the West and could control the price of those goods to undermine strategic Western industries.

So Trump has a point which gains little mention in our left driven media. But where any State is losing out to the tune of lost industries we have to be suckers to swallow ‘free trade’ with no tariffs. The trick is to look at our overall trade balance with any one country and aim to keep it balanced and fair. If every country did that, fairness and justice would prevail and no country would be using ‘slave’ labour to gain an advantage in sales to another country. A pipe dream?  Maybe, in the present. But change is coming because, believe it or not, Jesus Christ is coming back, maybe sooner than you think, when world trade will still occur, but at His just command, Psalm 103:6,  ‘The LORD works righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed,’   and Isaiah 56:1, ‘Thus says the LORD: “Keep justice, and do righteousness, for soon my salvation will come, and my righteousness be revealed.’  

‘Green’ Imposters

The Tasmanian election delivered a horror result for the Greens, with their 2010  5 seats now reduced to 1, as Tasmanians have gradually woken up to the dangers of the far left posing as genuine conservationists, who in the name of political correctness would seek to destroy Tasmania’s economy and damage Australia’s .

Way back in April 2012 I wrote :-

GREENS AIN’T GREEN!

Have you known any Greens who actually farm? Most never have, and that’s why you get reports like ‘Livestocks Long Shadow’, stating that ruminants (cows, sheep etc) produce 18% of the worlds greenhouse gases and should be banned from farms to save the planet, while we should all become vegetarians.

In fact, cows, with their several stomachs are actually mobile mini-factories designed to continuously re-inoculate the soil with special micro organisms which multiply in their digestive tract. Pick up a cow pat and look underneath and you will see a host of activity with holes where many creatures, worms, dung beetles and the like which feed on the pat, break it down and carry its fertilising contents to the subsoil. There, the billions, yes so many, micro organisms break down the soil constituents, releasing minerals which are then carried by the worms to further distribute and cultivate the freshly inoculated soil, enabling the roots of the crop to take up the vital minerals which organic food contains.

Worms flourish under cow pats and keep the soil alive and healthy, but are slowly killed by continued use of artificial organophosphate fertilisers, which make the plants grow fast and look good (eg deep green grass) , but cause the soil to lack the vital minerals which food should contain to keep us healthy.

Boron, for example, needed for us to avoid arthritis, is just one mineral often missing in our food for that reason – a fact discovered by Dr Rex Newnham, who while he lived, was a member of a congregation I served, and only recently does it appear in vitamin and mineral supplements  here in Australia.

Rex was a soil scientist and helped me to see that in my fields where the organophosphate granules were scattered , there were few mole hills, but in a smaller less accessible paddock which the tractor avoided, here  were many molehills year after year, because it contained many more worms which the moles (In the UK) eat.

Oh, and that UN report, as usual was a con. More than half the emissions it attributed to livestock were actually caused by deforestation, a fact discovered by Simon Fairlie, a former editor of The Ecologist magazine, who dissected its detail.’

 

Now, the Greens are pushing a new documentary which wrongly suggests to foreigners that kangaroos are a ‘disappearing resource’ in Australia. Green Senator Lee Rhiannon is leading a delegation to promote this documentary film, ‘KANGAROO ;  A LOVE – HATE STORY ‘, in Europe, which compares kangaroos to disappearing “Rhino’s, tigers, cheetahs and whales”.  Australia has an export market of kangaroo meat because kangaroos are culled as their numbers are increasing at   44,852,428 in 2014 – more than when Captain Cook first saw Australia because of their access to stock water in the outback!

Where I live, their growing numbers are posing a threat to the vineyards, and around Australia to other agricultural and pastoral businesses. The activism of the Green – left agenda ignores the facts, and uses their phoney Green credentials to push their atheist politically correct agenda which is against almost everything we read in the Bible, but thankfully it seems that more and more people recognise them as imposters, who are not genuinely green.

The time is coming when all agriculture worldwide, will be built around ruminants and animals rather than chemicals and huge machinery, and then will be truly green. Isaiah 30:23-24‘Then shall he give the rain of thy seed, that thou shalt sow the ground withal; and bread of the increase of the earth, and it shall be fat and plenteous: in that day shall thy cattle feed in large pastures. The oxen likewise and the young asses that ear the ground shall eat clean provender, which hath been winnowed with the shovel and with the fan. ‘