TW: Australian Leader Discounts God’s Role in Marriage


The latest TW News & Prophecy from the Living Church of God has the following:

God mocked by Australian parliamentarian.

The contentious issue of whether to legalize same-sex marriage continues to hover around the discussion table in the Australian Parliament. Just this week, federal MP (Member of Parliament) Adam Bandt, of the Australian Greens Party, looked to boost support amongst MPs for his private “marriage equality” bill that he plans to submit to Parliament.Although several MPs urged that the definition of marriage should not be changed, other Parliamentarians disagreed. Labor backbencher, Graham Perrett, who himself has two homosexual brothers, called for the removal of “this final vestige of discrimination” against same-sex couples (Ninemsn News, June 18, 2012). He also added, “It is timely for me to remind everyone that God did not write the Marriage Act… It was written by lawyers and legislators in ink not stone” (ibid). This statement clearly alluded to God’s engraving of the Ten Commandments on stone in Exodus 20–in a blatant disrespectful slur on Australia’s former Christian heritage.

However, Mr. Perrett is mistaken. God DID in fact write the “Marriage Act” around 6,000 years ago, well before lawyers and legislators even existed! We find in Genesis 2 that God made a woman, Eve, for Adam, united them in marriage (vv. 21-23), and then declared that future unions could be made when a man left his father and mother and was joined to his wife (v. 24). From the beginning, God’s intention was for marriage to be solely between one male and one female (cf. Mark 10:6-9).

Although Australia began as a God-fearing nation, this is no longer the case. It appears that it is just a matter of time before legislation that is contrary to God’s laws is passed in Australian Parliament–and this will bring serious consequences that will punish this Israelite country. Read or review our booklet The United States and Great Britain in Prophecy for the explanation of what lies just ahead for modern Israelite countries.

The Bible warns that because certain ones would not wish to retain God in their knowledge, they would support behaviors like homosexuality and ultimately be punished for it as the following shows:

18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, 21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man — and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.

24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, 25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.

28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; 32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.   (Romans 1:18-32)

There is a God.  God created marriage.  And God does not approve of the trend to increase acceptance of sexually immoral practices, such as homosexuality.  Australia, like the other Anglo-descended nations, will pay a big price for this.

Some articles of related interest may include:

LCG: Homosexuals Gaining Ground “Same-sex marriage” is becoming more acceptable to many. What does the Bible teach about homosexuality?
God’s Plan for Happy Marriage This is an LCG booklet by Dr. R. Meredith.
God Created Marriage Some falsely claim that God did not create marriage and that fornication is fine. What does the Bible really teach?
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, British, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo-Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? What will happen to the Jews in Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first?
Will the Anglo-Nations be Divided and Have People Taken as Slaves? Will the lands of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand be divided? What does Bible prophecy teach? Are there non-biblical prophecies that support this idea? Who will divide those lands? Who will end up with the lands and the people?
Is God’s Existence Logical? Some say it is not logical to believe in God. Is that true?
Is Evolution Probable or Impossible or Is God’s Existence Logical? Part II This short article clearly answers what ‘pseudo-scientists’ refuse to acknowledge.
Where Did God Come From? Any ideas? And how has God been able to exist? Who is God?
How is God Omnipotent, Omnipresent, and Omniscient? Here is a biblical article by Wallace Smith which answers what many really wonder about it.
What is the Meaning of Life? Who does God say is happy? What is your ultimate destiny? Do you really know? Does God actually have a plan for YOU personally?
The Bible: Fact or Fiction? This is a booklet written by Douglas Winnail that answers if the Bible is just a collection of myths and legends or the inspired word of God.
Read the Bible Christians should read and study the Bible. This article gives some rationale for regular bible reading.

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