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Peace, Prosperity and Happiness

As we look around the world, we find that only the West has any attraction as a destination of the poor from the 3rd world. Ideally, everyone would be happy  and satisfied with their homeland, but many nations are badly governed and the bitter fruits drive many to desperately set off in search of peace, prosperity and happiness.

Interestingly, no-one heads for China, Russia or North Korea, where the people  are more likely  to want to leave, if they could!

The West though, is in decline, with all kinds of problems of its own, and only remains attractive because of its lingering historical heritage.  Why do we find such a sad situation?

The world’s greatest Empires were all ruled by Emperors or Kings, who relied on a strong foundation  of laws to provide stability.  The greatest Empire of all, the world-straddling British Empire, was built on British Common Law, which came out of the Bible – The Ten Commandments. Though imperfect, for a while it did bring stability and some peace, prosperity and happiness to benighted nations, some of which were still in the Stone Age until the British arrived.

Only when those Laws were challenged and increasingly rejected did the Empire decline. Hosea 13:6, ‘But when you had eaten and were satisfied, you became proud and forgot me.’  ‘Woe to them, because they have strayed from me! Destruction to them, because they have rebelled against me! I long to redeem them but they speak about me falsely.’ Hosea 7:13  NIV.

God allows us Free Moral Agency – the right to choose to do right or wrong. Britain chose wrong time after time until their Empire was lost.

Real peace, prosperity and happiness can only be experienced when those laws are kept. Atheist Communist nations admit to no God but Communism, and deny the right to worship and the keeping of the Sabbath, as well as the principles which lie behind  the rest of the Commandments . So Freedom and free moral agency – the right to obey God, are hard to find there, along with peace, prosperity and  true happiness.

As a result, peace, prosperity and happiness are less and less to be found in both the West, and the East, though they are still automatically available personally in our own lives, if only we will struggle to obey, with the help of Jesus Christ!

Identity Politics Destroying our Society

The Prime Minister, Scott Morrison has urged  Australians  not to surrender to “identity politics”, as it reduces individuals to their  attributes and divides and fragments society. “You are more than your gender, your sexuality, your race, your ethnicity, your religion, your language group, your age”.  ….”of themselves these are not the essence of our humanity. Instead we should view people as individuals – with agency and responsibility”. “Throughout history we’ve seen what happens when people are defined solely by the group  they belong to, or an identity they possess. the Jewish community understands that better than any.”

He went on to say that each of us has “human dignity” as an individual. This is at the heart of the Judeo-Christian tradition underpinning modern Australian society and it was also foundational for freedom in our liberal democracy. “Human dignity”. Everything  flows from that. He went on to stress that those who preach identity politics seek to sow discord in society, not unity, by inflaming angers and hatreds, and spreading lies and disinformation.

Oh how true! And on the same day we saw a blatant example of this  in the new Australian Curriculum for our schools.  This evil new document despises Australia’s Christian heritage and cancels it from the proposed new curriculum, replacing it with Indigenous history, culture and perspectives, and teaches that  British colonisation was no more than an ‘invasion’, our society  no more than a “culturally diverse, multi-faith, secular and pluralistic society with diverse communities.”

It would have our children believe that our society has been more influenced  by the benighted, spear-throwing, oppressive customs and superstitious rituals of the ‘First Nations People’ on colonisation, than  the Western Christian  culture stemming from Israel, Greece and Rome, which so attracts people to its freedoms from nations around the world.

This history has been removed to “declutter” the curriculum, but many believe that it is not clutter, but vital knowledge of  our society’s  origins. The director of the Institute of Public Affairs western civilisation program, Bella d’Albrera, said, “This is giving licence for children  to unlearn  the freedoms of our democracy and brainwash them into becoming political activists.” (Of the left wing of course.)

Take a look at all the ‘identity’ groups and you can see the discord and hatred they have for our freedoms, which have already been diminished by their claims!

Australia’s Defence

Donald Trump’s Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has come out with a warning against the continued biological weapons research in Chinese laboratories. He believes that COVID 19 originated in a Wuhan laboratory, despite Australian suggestion that it came from animal markets in China.

Neither is he impressed by the World Health Organisation/China investigation. “We still don’t know who patient zero was,” he said. We still haven’t seen the original strain. We still haven’t interviewed the doctors that were working in the laboratory.” In other words it sounds like a Chinese cover-up, something that the Chinese Communist Party should be held accountable for.

The CCP, he believes, is out to undermine democracy everywhere, consistently refusing to discuss their oppression in the nations they have taken over, Tibet,  Mongolia, Hong Kong, and even in China, where a million Uighurs are in internment camps, while they continue to threatenTaiwan.

Pompeo believes that the new Quadrilateral Dialogue, involving the US, Australia, Japan, and India will be critical in resisting Chinese domination. “These are four great friends,” he said. “they  are real democracies with all the noise and hubbub that comes with that, but between them they are powerful enough to resist Chinese coercion,” he said,  and should demand their trading partners participate on the basis of free and open  economic activity.

If Australia wants peace it must be prepared  to be more active defence-wise, with more and better submarines with weapons that could make  any aggression towards Australia too expensive to contemplate.

Anciently, our Queen’s ancestor, King David of Israel, made that nation so strong that it prospered in peace long after he had gone, of whom God said, Acts 2:22, “‘I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.” David often asked God’s guidance before reacting  to events, something Israel’s leaders neglect to do today.

Pandemic’s Hidden Threat

It is amazing how rapidly we see prophecy  being fulfilled as we approach the end of this age – Brexit, China’s threat, Corona virus, America’s tragic decline into chaos, our extreme weather, child sacrifice [abortion], corrupt politicians, and our environment polluted and defiled. Now we are entering the start of the final phase, which we see already in China: total government control, as a move towards ‘one world’ oppressive Government!

We see the beginnings  in the way we are being internationally prepared  to accept a loss of freedom to travel, or even to enter venues of all kinds, unless we carry a ‘health  passport’,  which requires vaccination. To refuse is to become a prisoner in your home location, so that you can’t go anywhere , or do anything!

Some will refuse, as these vaccines  have had no long-term trials, so the long-term side effects are unknown, and they are unlike any vaccines we have known before, containing genetically modified viruses, some cultured upon cells originally derived years ago from human foetuses, as the manufacturers have admitted.

The question is, was this pandemic intentional, planned , as some evidence reveals, in order to bring about one more prophecy,  that control  over our lives which is indicated in Revelation 13:16-17, ‘It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name.’ NIV.

Family and the Bible under Attack

59% of Republican voters in the US still want Trump to play a prominent role the Republican party, even though thousands left after the Capitol riot. Why is this?

Everyone knows Trump is far from perfect. They can be disgusted, for example with the way he has treated women, or covid, but love the way he speaks his mind without fear of the radical left and the left dominated media.

And the point is his mind reflects the minds of multiple millions  of middle  America  to whom  it’s policies that count. He is the voice found nowhere else.

So, for example,  on the day before leaving office, Trump declared a Sanctity of Human Life day, saying:  “Every human life is a gift to the  world . Whether born or unborn, young or old, healthy or sick,  every person is made in the holy image of God. The Almighty Creator gives unique talents, beautiful dreams, and a great purpose to every person. ”  It went on  to defend the lives  of every innocent  and unborn child, listing  a number of steps that had been taken  by the Trump administration to these ends. Did we hear about that declaration?

The same day  a LifeNews story related that Joe Biden would “make abortion a priority on his first day in office.” Backed by  the pro-abortion lobby, Biden supports  killing  unborn babies  in abortions  without restriction, and wants to force taxpayers  to fund their deaths.

Biden also plans  to reinstate  the right of transgender persons to choose whichever  bathroom or shower room they like,  compete in any sport in the sex of their choice, and serve in the military.  Gay Pride flags would be flown  at US embassies around the wold.

He announced that he will also  abolish Trumps ‘1776 Commission’, set up to  counter deficient  and deceptive  education  about the history and founding principles of the United States, thereby  changing the country into something else, just as he intends.

Americans are not bind. They love their country and are proud of its achievements and will resist  the changes planned by the Godless Left, but  the majority have chosen  and the Democrats are on their way to change America, and not for the better, if Biden gets his way.

Romans 14:12, ‘So then each of us will give an account of himself to God.’

 

Don’t Trust China

Jesus Christ gave us good advise when He said, by  their fruits you will know them, Matthew 7:16, “You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 

The stark hypocrisy of their dealing its quite astounding. China’s President Xi Jinping recently warned the world against the larger , more powerful nations bullying the smaller, the very thing he has been practicing himself by intimidating his neighbours, employing ‘wolf warrior’ diplomacy,  and predatory lending to smaller countries using debt to make them pawns in  China’s expansion.

When you see a nation  which bases its success on the theft of intellectual property, their illegal takeover and militarising of the South China Sea, their illegal grasp of  Hong Kong, their pushing of the Indians to expand their border, their taking of Tibet and  their threats to Taiwan, you can rightly assume that their goal is expansion to world domination, especially as they have already taken advantage of our blind leaders to move into Australian ports and one airport while infiltrating our universities and even government.

Now they are attempting to persuade Papua New Guinea to allow them to build a very large base almost on our border.  Will our leaders do nothing? From their record, Yes! China doesn’t have the world’s largest army for nothing, but there have even been suggestions that we should allow their troops to exercise in the outback! What next?  Their military on parade in Sydney?

It really is no laughing matter.

 

Only One Way Through

The Truth of God’s word and Christian morality are under attack from the ‘woke’ mob as never before! Common sense and logic, reasoned argument and the recognition of right and wrong, are fast disappearing under an avalanche of vilification from the politically correct brigade.

With a seeming inability recognise that all of us have our faults and that we have no right to judge past history by woke political correctness spewed out by virtue signalling left -wing atheists, truth and justice are being trampled underfoot, and anyone with conservative Christian ideals becomes a target for hate -filled protesters like a pack of rabid wolves.

Spurred on by our left -wing media, including the ABC and especially the SBS, which we pay for, even commerce and industry have been pushed into adopting ‘progressive’ polices which only a generation ago would have been roundly condemned as ridiculous, perverse and evil.

SBS, proudly Viceland, continually pushes to the forefront all the corruption the rainbow has come to stand for, and broadcasts advertisements encouraging our youth to pursue them, while our churches remain silent, fearful of offending the anti- Biblical activists.

Before long you will see legislation against teaching  Biblical Truth, and Christians will be persecuted and then jailed.

Satan will have achieved his goal, and led all of us into the Great Tribulation, from which few of us will escape. Revelation 12:9, “And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.”

Isaiah 24:5-6, The earth lies defiled under its inhabitants; for they have transgressed the laws, violated the statutes, broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore a curse devours the earth, and its inhabitants suffer for their guilt; therefore the inhabitants of the earth are scorched, and few men are left.

We have already begun to suffer, but invasion, slavery, and destruction will be only the beginning of the Great Tribulation which God will bring upon us for our evil choices. Only the repentant may escape, but not those who gamble that the Bible is untrue, at the cost of their lives.

 

CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS ARE FROM PAGANISM

An argument against the celebration of Christmas as it has been done for years is the claim that many of the traditions found in the celebration of Christmas were brought over into Christianity from pagan practices. These include the yule log, the tree, special feasts or meals, and mistletoe. How can we justify these things? Isn’t it just like celebrating Halloween?

SOME HISTORICAL FACTS ABOUT OUR TRADITIONS

The Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopedia of the Bible says:

Gradually a number of prevailing practices of the nations into which Christianity came, were assimilated and were combined with the religious ceremonies surrounding Christmas. The assimilation of such practices generally represented efforts by Christians to transform or absorb otherwise pagan practices.

The Feast of Saturnalia in early Rome, for example, was celebrated for 7 days from the 17th to the 24th of December and was marked by a spirit of merriment, gift giving to children and other forms of entertainment. Gradually, early Christians replaced the pagan feast with the celebration of Christmas; but many of the traditions of this observance were assimilated and remain to this day a part of the observance of Christmas. Other nations, the Scandinavians, Germans, French, English and others, have left their mark .

Concerning these ancient elements, The Christian Encyclopedia says:

Various symbolic elements of the pagan celebration, such as the lighting of candles, evergreen decorations, and the giving of gifts, were adapted to Christian signification. Later as Christianity spread into northern Europe, the Celtic, Teutonic, and Slavic winter festivals contributed holly, mistletoe, the Christmas tree, bonfires, and similar items.

 God says:  “Do not worship the LORD your God in the way these pagan peoples worship their gods.”  Deuteronomy 12:4, New Living Translation.

“Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before thee; and that thou inquire not after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise… “     Deuteronomy 12:30-31.

To combine the worship of God with the practices of other false religions is called syncretism. Should Christians do this?  Many do, and at the same time reject the Holy days Christ and the early Gentile Church kept, as they  are today, which the Bible says will still be kept in the coming Kingdom of God!

 

British Australia

Why is this nation so attractive to so many who would love to live here?   Well, despite what some would claim, it is really because of the civilisation brought here by the British, a word made up of two Hebrew words, “covenant ” and “man”.

Way back at the time of Israel’s King David, Israel was made up of 12 Tribes, only one of which was the Jews. Ten Tribes were later carried away in captivity for their idolatry and only a tiny minority ever returned over later centuries. Their captors, the Assyrians, were defeated by the Babylonians and at that time Israel was freed. It was at exactly the same time that the “Scythians” appeared in history, about whom Rawlison states, ” There was a strong conviction on the part of those who came into contact with the Parthians, that they were Scyths”.

When Rome ruled the Mediterranean region Parthia ruled Asia, with the Euphrates as their border. The “Wise Men” or “Magi” who arrived to worship after Jesus Christ’s birth, were Parthian royalty who recognised their common ancestry, from David.

The Parthians were eventually pushed West by the Sassanian Persians, and migrated through the Caucasus Mountains, becoming known as Caucasians, though the Romans called them Goths. They merged with the Celts , early Israelite/ Phoenician colonists of Europe and the British Isles.

The Roman Empire was gradually conquered and supplanted by these Parthian refugees, who settled in NW Europe as the Angles, Saxons, Danes, Jutes and Normans, building the nation of Israelite Britain , or “covenant-land”, fulfilling all of the magnificent promises in the covenant made by God to Abraham and His family.

Genesis 23:16-18, “And the angel of the LORD called to Abraham from heaven a second time, saying, “By Myself I have sworn, declares the LORD, that because you have done this and have not withheld your only son, I will surely bless you, and I will multiply your descendants like the stars in the sky and the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will possess the gates of their enemies. And through your offspring all nations of the earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.”

Genesis 27:28-29, ‘May God give to you the dew of heaven
and the richness of the earth—
an abundance of grain and new wine.
May peoples serve you
and nations bow down to you.
May you be the master of your brothers,
and may the sons of your mother bow down to you.
May those who curse you be cursed,
and those who bless you be blessed.”

Genesis 35:10-11, ‘And God said to him, “Though your name is Jacob, you will no longer be called Jacob. Instead, your name will be Israel.” So God named him Israel. And God told him, “I am God Almighty.  Be fruitful and multiply. A nation—even a company of nations—shall come from you, and kings shall descend from you. The land that I gave to Abraham and Isaac I will give to you, and I will give this land to your descendants after you.”

Australia is part of that ‘company of nations’.

From the source book: “Parthia, The Forgotten Ancient Superpower And Its Role In Biblical History.”    By Steven M Collins , Amazon.

If the Shoe Fits?

You would think that folk in the universities and government have to be pretty smart. Think again! It doesn’t  take much nouse to remember what happens when you get into bed with a nation that tramples on its neighbours, bullies smaller countries and helps themselves to the territory of others. You only need remember back as far as the 1930’s.

How can we trust a nation which has no God but the State and its lifelong leader, who stamps on those who do believe?  Its President would have us accept that it has no expansionist plans, but has laid the infrastructure for invasion under our noses as the ‘belt and road’, and even more blatantly in the South China Sea.     2nd Corinthians 6:14, ‘Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness?  Or what fellowship has light with darkness?’

It is not that it is shy about its growing power either. It is arrogant in its aggression and expansionist track record  in Asia and the Indo-Pacific. Proverbs 22:24, ‘Don’t befriend angry people or associate with hot-tempered people.’ NLT

Yet, even though its coercive forces are attempting to control the South China Sea to our North, our short sighted, unscrupulous universities are selling out our future security and well-being for their money, while our government has foolishly permitted them to gain a foothold in the port of Darwin and elsewhere, and invited their army to experience the Australian outback by joining in war games! Even Hitler did not get so lucky! They must be laughing at our gulability!

So , how should we react? The Bible wisely tells us to walk away from  dealings with them  under those circumstances, especially as their leaders angrily refute Australia’s rights to freely express its sovereignty. We should stop trading with them altogether until they learn that gunboat diplomacy belongs in the last century. It will be painful for both parties, but if others take courage from our example, an important lesson may be learned.