When governments deliberately introduce legislation that permits evil – and even to compel it – shame is appropriate and needful.
Even when the issues are crystal clear. Such issues can be the shredding of an unborn baby limb by limb, right through to term, for any reason, when it is capable of feeling pain. Or the compelling of doctors to be part of the process.
The absence of fear, the absence of shame, is reflected in the following historical record:
In just a few verses we get a glimpse of complacency, arrogance, ignorance and contempt for the message of God that so characterises some people of any generation. There is no humility, no respect, no remorse, no fear, and no shame.
And in our time
But shame is also appropriate and necessary for the person who understands when evil is promoted and yet remains silent.
And shame is also appropriate and necessary for the person who, when presented with a clear choice at the ballot box, votes for the promotion of evil.1)Date-stamped: 2018 Jan 03 | by Lachlan Dunjey | Article Title: Mourning into Dancing, A Year of Shame – a Failure to Protect | Article Link: chooselifeaustralia.org.au
Shame on all who sin against the weak and powerless.
Shame on all committing sin against children.
Shame on those who in order to maintain “respectability” cover up the sins of others.
Shame on all those who failed to protect.
Shame on all those who failed to warn.
Shame on all those who failed to warn of the consequences of proposed legislation – not only failing to protect but failing to prevent the facilitation of evil to children.
Shame on all those who did not love their neighbour sufficiently to warn that their children were at risk.
Shame on pastors who failed to warn of the danger and thereby failed to protect.
Shame on all those who voted for the party that was determined to bring in same-sex “marriage” and “safe schools programs”.
Shame on all those who voted “yes”.
Shame on all MPs who encouraged and voted for SSM regardless of the consequences.
We need to declare who we are without fear. In our relationships in society may we be unafraid in upholding our liberty to believe, the honour and value of marriage and family as God gave it and the innate value of all human life as created in the Image of God – all of which are expressed so well in the Canberra Declaration.
and makes a world
safe for your children.
Proverbs 14:26 The Message
Date-stamped: 2019 May 05 | By Lachlan Dunjey | Article Title: The Fear-of-God: when shame is a necessary ingredient | Article Link: chooselifeaustralia.org.au
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