The Battle for Christian Marriage Bible Readings Exodus 20:1-17 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12 Introduction From about 1715 a movement called The Enlightenment swept across the western world. Behind about every philosophy stood the idea that man should be free of every form of oppression, where everyone will only work as much as is needed, and be … Continue reading When the truth becomes a lie and the lie becomes truth (2)
Bible Readings 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12 Romans 1:18-32 Introduction Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, During the next three weeks Australians will have the opportunity to have their say in the battle to redefine marriage. Pressure from the world is mounting against Christians to separate what they think as Christians when they attend church from … Continue reading When the truth becomes a lie, and the lie becomes the truth
A Statement by the Session (Elders) of the Presbyterian Church of Hervey Bay, and a Statement by the Presbyterian Church of Australia regarding the proposed postal vote regarding definition of Marriage Introduction The Church of Jesus Christ exists because of the grace of God and for his glory The Church is the work of the … Continue reading Christian Marriage – Statements
Glorifying our Father through good deeds Scripture Readings Psalm 24:1-10 Matthew 5:1-18 Introduction My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, This is the last sermon in our series about Good Works. In this series we heard the Word of God telling us that one can be lost in spite of being good. The … Continue reading Doing Good (8)
Good day! You might have heard the song “Amazing Grace” a few times at funerals or on the radio. Every time I hear the words, “… that saved a wretch like me, I once was lost but now I’m found, was blind, but now I see” I thank God for his saving grace in my … Continue reading What would I say to gay people?
(POTUS = President Of The United States) "Dear President Obama, I ask you sir, with all due respect to your highly esteemed office, what if our African values and religious beliefs teach us to elevate the highest good of the family above sexual gratification? What if African society has been naturally wired to value the … Continue reading A letter out of Africa to POTUS
Australia’s federal parliament has overwhelmingly voted down a bill that proposed to institute “gay marriage” throughout the country. The bill was resoundingly shut down in a vote of 98 to 42. The bill did not receive unanimous support from the homosexual community. Homosexual Senator, Dean Smith voted against it, calling his vote “an honest acknowledgement … Continue reading Australia federal parliament defeats same-sex bill
R.C. Sproul writes: Since God instituted marriage, he has the authority to regulate it. You don’t have to be a Christian to affirm this. For millennia, even the irreligious have grasped what God says in nature—that marriage unites man and woman. Yet God’s sovereignty over marriage is being abandoned. I’m sure you’ve also been troubled to … Continue reading Marriage: It’s God’s business
The Law as it stands at the moment in Australia describes marriage as “the union between a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life”. This definition is based on what the Creator God designed as a union between a man and a woman. The “for life” is … Continue reading Same Sex Marriages?