I'm waiting on Morrison's call to the nation to flood into churches, public halls and local parks to pray earnestly for rain. We can't force God to send the rain but he has told us to 'never stop praying'and wait for his sovereign action in sending the liquid gold to the parched regions of the nation.
It is time for this Christian PM to tell us who sends the rain. This view espoused by many that 'we can't make it rain' is true but it avoids announcing who sends rain and how we should respond to the drought.
4. Religion does not mix with politics
Morrison told a journalist, 'he doesn't "mix [his] religion with politics"'.
Regarding homosexuals and hell, he clarified his view before the 2019 election: 'No, I do not believe that', he told SBS News.
However, only a year prior he supported Israel Folau's 'strength of character in standing up for what he believes in and I think that's what this country is all about'. Folau believes sinners go to hell. Does he support Folau's 'strength of character' without affirming Folau's moral and theological beliefs?
Does he believe all sinners go to hell? I have not found his making a clear public statement about this.
However, The Horizon Church where he and his family attend, stated in its Doctrinal Basis (for Australian Christian Churches), 'We believe in the everlasting punishment of the wicked (in the sense of eternal torment) who wilfully reject and despise the love of God manifested in the great sacrifice of his only Son on the cross for their salvation' (Bible references provided).
If ScoMo is a member of that Church he would have to accept this teaching. He should have explained that politics is the natural outworking of one's religious position. Beliefs lead to practical application.
If you have a belief to check your car's tyre pressure every month, the outworking of that view will be seen in your regularly checking the tyres at the garage. If not, then a claim of a belief in such a need is shown to be false.
5. Which Bible does ScoMo read?
Twelve months ago when he was treasurer, Morrison's views on morality and a Christian world view do not match his philosophy with biblical teaching. From what I've written above, alarm bells should be ringing of conflicts between his beliefs and actions.
The first alarm concerns how a person's world view affects life in the real world, including politics. All of us have a world view, a lens through which we look and interpret all of life.
The global warming world view uses a certain set of lenses. Left wing and right wing agitators also use different lenses. The Christian and atheistic world views see life through the theistic God's existence (Christian) and the lack of evidence for God (atheism).
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