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Pastor’s point

by Pastor Mel

Biblical freedom = true freedom

We don’t need to lecture people who read Cairns News about the importance of freedom in Australia.

The Bible’s major themes are centred on the ideas of “freedom” and “liberty”, but diverge from popular ideas of freedom.

Many of us will know the story of Moses bringing the Hebrews out of slavery in Egypt or the famous words of the prophet Isaiah (61:1): “The Spirit of the Lord Jehovah is on Me; because Jehovah has anointed Me to preach the Gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound…”

Isaiah’s prophecy looks ahead to the ministry of Jesus, in physically and spiritually setting free the people of his time on earth and in the future.

Jesus confirmed this in John 8:35-36 in a heated confrontation with some unbelieving Israelites: “A slave is not a permanent member of the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. I know you are Abraham’s descendants, but you are trying to kill Me because My word has no place within you.…”

As we know, Jesus went on to suffer a cruel death at the hands of his countrymen and their Roman rulers, but rose again from death to life to reveal his power and confirm himself as the Son of God.

St Paul, the main persecutor of the early church who turned key witness for it, made the profound, big-picture statement in Romans 8:20-21 that the entire creation is destined for freedom: “The creation waits in eager expectation for the revelation of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not by its own will, but because of the One who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God.”

The same St Paul also had much to say about freedom to the Galatian church that had come under the sway of Judaizers i.e. those Jews who wanted to impose legalistic, Pharisee-like practices on the church.

In Galatians 5:1  Paul states: “For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.”
But most importantly, Paul underlines that freedom in Christ is not simply being free “to do what you like”.  “For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.” (5:13)

True freedom puts aside selfishness and takes a higher path where reward is neither sought nor expected but where love is exercised for the benefit of others.

Alaskan council hails Satan

SOLDOTNA, Alaska — A Satanic Temple member who won the right to open a regional Alaska government meeting declared “Hail Satan” during her first invocation, prompting about a dozen officials and attendees to walk out.

Tuesday’s invocation that started the meeting of the Kenai Peninsula Borough also spurred a protest outside the southern Alaska borough’s administration building that drew 40 people, The Peninsula Clarion newspaper reported .

The Satanic Temple unveils its statue of Baphomet, a winged-goat creature, at a rally for the first amendment in Little Rock, Ark., Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. The Satanic Temple wants to install the statue on Capitol grounds as a symbol for religious freedom after a monument of the Biblical Ten Commandments was installed in 2017. (AP Photo/Hannah Grabenstein)

Read on –

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jun/20/alaska-government-meeting-opens-hail-satan-prayer/

Black ban Qantas

Letter to the Editor

Freedom of choice must be made; we the citizens have the right to Black Ban QANTAS for interfering with our democratic right of freedom of religious expression and belief.  Our friends and family fought and died in wars for these freedoms and every Australian that honours what our Diggers fought for, and every Christian and other religious believer must now unite as an army of Freedom Fighters against QANTAS and refuse to use their business.

They wanted to use their financial power of sponsorship to destroy and discredit a decent man and the beliefs of millions of Australians, the people have stood behind Israel Folau to the back him with over $2 to fight for our combined freedom.

We reject the dictatorial attitude of QANTAS and their attempt to override freedom of speech and expression of religious beliefs. The entire QANTAS organisation, directors, management and staff are condemned by your unacceptable thin-skinned petty attack on our freedom. The company made the complaint, so it encompasses the entire organisation, not just one person, appearing that the complainant/s overrides the opinions and beliefs of all staff.

‘We The People’, will no long tolerate the noisy minorities of do-gooders, social engineers, bleeding hearts, professional victims, mixed genders and those of limited intelligence directing the agenda of out nation. It stops now, the people’s voice is behind Israel Folau and his beliefs of freedom of expression and the right to be heard, we will no longer tolerate the noisy rabbled overriding freedom or insulting what our diggers fought for.

Australia is the land of the free, if you do not like it please leave, feel free to migrate to China or North Korea.

Sincerely

G J May

Forestdale

Folau would not be persecuted if he was a Muslim

from Pickering Post

It was always going to happen. Australians have for years and years been pushed and pushed. Told what to think and what not to think.

Thought control, brilliantly prophesied many years ago by George Orwell, has been slowly invading and taking root in the very fabric of Australian culture. Insidiously, powerfully and threateningly it has been sliding like a serpent in the grass past our ankles, often unnoticed.

Practicing Christians are now a minority In Australia

This has been an invasion of a new order, not a physical invasion but a mental one. Australians are famous for their fighting spirit in the physical theatre of war, their bonds of mateship running deep, but mental war? 

In mental war we are newcomers.

Political Correctness, one of the many forms of Communism, has been able to invade our entire culture and all our institutions. For years Australians have been bewildered, stuttering, defensive : “I’m not a racist”. Australians have been wholly inadequate against the ever encroaching evil of Political Correctness. Many still struggle to hold their ground. At physical warfare we are incredible. At mental warfare, not so much. Every organ in the Australian body is diseased with Political Correctness, or more deeply, Communism. People live with it, it is now “how things are”.

On an instinctive deeper level, there has been a deepening sense of violation.

It is fitting that a footballer is at the epicentre of the pushback, for football is central to Aussie culture. It is the fireside where Aussies warm their hearts, share and enjoy a sense of community. It needed to be a footballer and Israel Folau, by all accounts a very likable, decent, earnest, sincere man, was the one destiny chose. He now is the torchbearer for all who wish to push back Communistic invasion into our land .. the mental invasion that has been so little understood but deeply felt by all.

A QANTAS CEO, Communist-infected, attempted to punish Israel for having his own thoughts. Yes, there is always an excuse, but the deeper reality is Israel felt a heavy boot on his throat when living his life as we all do. If he breached any contract then that contract should never have existed. A homosexual, in defence of his own sexual practice, has no right on any level to big brother a man he has never met who is living his life in a totally normal way. Israel happens to be religious, were he not, the same applies.

What we are witnessing is a massive rejection of thought control, more deeply of Communism. Money is pouring in. More and more people are getting on board. Australian Rugby risks bankruptcy. Many media personalities who thought they ruled, had the upper hand, are feeling their real or imagined grip on Australia loosening. Australia is finding her very spirit. She is finally, in a half conscious state, throwing off Political Correctness, more deeply Communism. Many don’t fully understand what they are doing, it is more an instinctive act they feel they must carry out. A full, more lucid comprehension of what this is really all about will hopefully come later, but a great surge of anti-Communistic defiance is now well under way.

This is deeply needed for our country and could well inspire and give heart to other countries around the world currently riddled with Communistic invasion.

 

Gangs of black African savages rape and pillage Melbourne suburbia

Coming soon to a suburb near you, compliments of the UN, Labor/Greens and Liberals

from The Age

A 59-year-old woman attacked and held hostage in a home by up to a dozen African youths has lost the main connection to her husband who is in intensive care after a Christmas Eve heart attack.

A relative of the woman said she was grabbed, beaten, and forced to give up the code to her iPad after the youths smashed into the home in Hillside, in Melbourne’s west.

As the woman’s husband is in intensive care, she can only visit him for short periods and uses the iPad to keep in contact with him.

Just before 11.30pm Thursday, the woman went to let a pet dog out into the backyard, through a large double-glass door. When she pulled up the blinds, she was confronted with between eight and 12 youths of African appearance leaping over the pool fence toward her.

“So she ran. This window is double-glazed, and they’ve just smashed right through it,” said relative Paul.

“So she nearly made it to the front door, she tripped over our dog. But one got through this part of the window and grabbed her, smacked her in the mouth. Apparently he then opened the front door and there was another one.”

She was house-sitting for relatives Samantha and her husband Paul while they were away on holiday, they told The Age on Friday.

The woman was held hostage in her front room as the gang rampaged through the house, stealing an Xbox, shoes, and Christmas money one of the couple’s young children had collected before stealing their car. They smashed several walls and a television.

“Her husband had a heart attack Christmas Eve, and he’s in intensive care,” Paul said.

“She begged them not to take her iPad because that’s her connection to her husband.”

After the youths left, the woman staggered out of the house and contacted neighbours, who eventually called Paul and Samantha. The couple spent Friday mopping up a trail of blood and blocking over the smashed glass door.

“These cops I spoke to this morning, they are frustrated,” Samantha said.

“I said ‘I feel sorry for you guys, you do all the hard work, and it gets to the next level, and there is no consequences’.”

She said the police officers agreed with her.

“I just don’t know how they can bluntly come into people’s homes and grab onto things that aren’t even theirs. They don’t realise the impact they have on your spirit and the way you feel. I feel unsafe, I feel scared for my kids.”

The Age understands police have taken CCTV footage from a nearby house, as well as fingerprints from the crime scene.

The attack was part of a violent crime spree in Melbourne’s west, including home invasions and assaults, that police described as “thuggish and abhorrent”.

The number of young men involved is yet to be determined.  Victoria Police Commander for the north west metro region Russell Barrett said at a media conference on Friday, but all the victims had told police the offenders were of “African appearance”.

Commander Barrett said it was too early to determine whether the violence was linked to the same group of young offenders, however, it is likely they were given the crimes were committed within a few kilometres of each other.

A Melbourne father belted black African home invaders with a baseball bat to keep them out of his home(above) on Coleridge Drive, Delahey after they made death threats.  Son, 18, gives chase in car but the thugs ran too many red lights for a pursuit to keep up. See comment at end of story. Photo: Paul Jeffers

A second home invasion took place just about 12.45am on Friday in Coleridge Drive, Delahey.

An 18-year-old victim of the home invasion said he was returning home from work about 12.45am when he found three young men attempting to smash their way through his front door as he pulled into the driveway.

He said the men were able to break the glass panel next to the door before his dad heard them and armed himself with a baseball bat inside.

“He just started hitting their hands with the baseball bat so they couldn’t undo the lock,” he said. “But as soon as I got there, they saw the headlights of the car, and they just started running I think they thought I was the cops or something.”

The father, also who did not want to be indentified, said one of the men managed to get into the house through the garage door and stole a mobile phone that was on the floor in the living room before fleeing.

He said another two men who were trying to smash their way through the front door were screaming “come out here, we’re going to kill you”.

“My wife was already in bed and she didn’t know what was happening,” he said. “I thought they were going to kill me, I just kept hitting them with the bat then my son got home. We feel really scared to be here now.”

The teenager said his 25-year-old brother and mother were also inside during the attack and the family would be installing security cameras this weekend.

“We’re all pretty shaken up and tired,” he said. “It’s made us feel like we aren’t even safe in our own home.”

The teenager said the three young men fled into a getaway car.

He pulled out of the driveway and chased after them.

“I wanted to get a car registration number or something I could tell police,” he said. “But they were driving so fast and running red lights, I couldn’t catch them.”

Other residents in Coleridge Drive say they’re living in fear, with cars and houses regularly broken into.

One resident, Samuel Momo, said his family no longer parked their cars on the street after his dad’s car was broken into a number of times last year.

Mr Momo said he wasn’t shocked by the latest home invasion in his neighbourhood.

“There was a gun shooting across the road from our house a few years back,” Mr Momo said.

“It’s almost like the norm here. I don’t think it’s a recent thing either, there’s always been a fair bit of crime. We keep the house locked up at night. Even if it’s a hot night, we might open a window to let a bit of air in but we turn off all the lights so nobody can see in.”

Another resident said he stepped out the front of his house last week to see his mum’s car has been “kicked in”.

“The windscreen was smashed, there was glass everywhere,” he said. “It’s a pretty common occurrence. At one stage it was happening (to cars in the street) about twice a week. Other times cars speeding down the street have ploughed straight into houses.”

The man who has lived in the neighbourhood  for seven years said while he felt there had always been an element of crime in the area, he had noticed an increased presence of teenagers on the streets at night in recent months.

“I see mobs of youth walking down the street at night a lot,” he said. “Sometimes they’re not doing anything too suss from what I can see, but they’re always loud and they walk together in big groups which would be intimidating for anyone walking down the street.”

Another resident who also did not want to be named said she never opened her windows or doors and kept her car inside her garage at all times.

“To be honest I don’t feel safe to do that anymore,” she said.

“It used to be such a lovely area but you hear things and you see things on the news and the paranoia and fear grows. When the police knocked on my door this morning to tell me about what happened down the street I thought “here we go again.”

Comment: This is a political problem initiated by the political party duopoly. Until you start demanding these worthless thugs be deported or executed you will have to put up with the problem.

The political party corporations will not allow you, as the first respondent to protect yourself by any means. Cairns News suggests you join a rifle or pistol club, buy a shotgun and arm yourselves in readiness. There will be no worthwhile help from police or the judicial system under present arrangements.

Christian teaching removed from schools

KAP Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter on Thursday afternoon questioned the Minister representing the Attorney General on the eradication of Christian moral grounding in Primary Schools across Australia.

“Attorney General, secularist attacks upon Christianity inundate – Nativity scenes gone. Star removed from Christmas trees. Now QLD’s government eradicates Christian moral teachings from schoolyards.

Chairman Mao killed millions due to humanism which is replacing Christianity in State Schools. Charles Darwin was a fraud admitting on his death bed that he had been wrong about evolution

“Can we be assured that the replacement won’t be humanism to quote Lenin, “Communism’s father and mother, Stalin Mao 72m dead or Charles Darwin Adolf Hitler’s master race 26m dead?

“And that education in Australia tells of Pax Romanus replacing Roman tyranny.  Bishop Langston’s Magna Carta, the abolition of slavery, the collapse of communism and history’s 6 greatest scientists all this from the carpenter preacher from Nazareth?”  

The question is in response to a report auditing religious instruction curriculum in public schools  issued by the Queensland Department of Education and Training which noted that “students should not be encouraged to evangelise to other students at school” and referenced that schools should “take appropriate action” if a student is found to be doing so.

Mr Katter said Judeo-Christian was the motivating force of some of the most prominent names in our history books.

“Pasteur, Newton, Einstein, Galileo, Mandell and Faraday all practiced Judeo-Christianity and the three great men of European history: Alfred the Great, Constantine and Charlemagne were all fathers of European Christianity”.

Mr Katter said Christian churches were being ridiculed and he was sick of sitting back and copping it by the humanists and the Darwinians.

“Let’s face our enemy squarely; the humanists and the Darwinians.

“We will stand as Christians on our record. Islam from Arabia executed 23,000 Christians in Aleppo while the Turkish Islam came back a century later and murdered 33,000 Christians. Arguably, the only time the Middle East knew peace was under the Crusaders.

“We make no apologies. We serve notice that we will not continue to cop persecution until they annihilate us”.