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“Shall the throne of iniquity

have fellowship with thee,


Which frameth mischief by a law?

They gather themselves together


against the soul of the righteous,
and condemn the innocent blood.”
–Psalm 94:20-21.
“When the Nazis came for the communists,
I remained silent;
I was not a communist.

When they locked up the social democrats,


I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.

When they came for the trade unionists,


I did not speak out;
I was not a trade unionist.

When they came for the Jews,


I remained silent;
I wasn't a Jew.

When they came for me,


there was no one left to speak out.”
–Martin Niemoller-Protestant Pastor (January 6th 1946).
Separation of Church & State!
Matthew 22:15-22; John 18:36

• CHRISTIANITY, biblically is NOT a state religion.

• While it is true that the Bible teaches separation of church


& state … the church is supposed to be the conscience of
the state! Christians are to have a voice! (Matthew 5:13).
We are the salt of the earth. Salt is both a seasoning a
preservative.

• Are there examples of this in the Bible?

• YES! This is a principle seen exercised by Jews in the Old


Testament & by Christians in the New Testament!
SOME BIBLICAL EXAMPLES!

• The story of Esther, -Mordecai & Queen Esther (Esther 3:1– 4:9).
• The story of . Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego (Daniel 3:1-18).
• Daniel in the Lion's den (Daniel 6:10-17).
• Christians are the salt of the earth & the light of the world. (Matthew 5:13)
• John the Baptist rebukes Herod. (Mark 6:16-26).
• Jesus calling Herod a fox (Luke 13:31-35).
• Paul & Silas refused to leave quietly after being wrongfully imprisoned & scourged. (Acts 16:35-40).

The point that I'm trying to make is:


“God's people throughout time have always been opposed by
some political leaders that sought to limit their activities
& silence their voice in society.”

Some More Modern Examples

• Many Christians were conscientious objectors during the rounding up of Jews for the extermination
camps in WWII. As a result many Christians who hid Jews in their houses or were at least sympathetic
to them were also put to death in the Nazi death camps.

• The Racial and Religious Tolerance Act of 2001( was passed in the Australian State of Victoria, by the
Brack`s Labor Government), –and resulted in two Victorian pastors being set up & then dragged through the
courts in an expensive 6 year battle. This was just because they held an information conference on Islam &
how to reach Muslims for Christ. They were wrongfully accused of racism & inciting hatred against Muslims.

Politics literally means – voice of the people. Do you have something to say?
Or
Will you give the thought police more power?
Who will you vote for at the federal
election, on 21st August 2010.
I've heard even many Christians say that they will vote for Julia Gillard at
the election because she was honest enough to admit she is an atheist.

While such surface honesty seems quite commendable and she was not
being deceitful like Kevin Rudd who made a false profession for votes
…. Such logic is flawed!
“IF someone told you that they were a Murderer,
would you vote for them?”
Whilst Julia Gillard hasn't actually murdered anyone, she is however:
• Pro abortion
• Having an adulterous relationship with a man who left his wife for her.

“Everything stands or falls on


leadership”
“Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour,
wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to
be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.”- Matthew 5:13.

Watch this informative clip it is only about 2 minutes long.


Who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time
as this. Don`t let those who seek to extinguish our freedoms win.

CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW:

http://www.youtube.com/v/VOZfTvRHWEA