For ScoMo to state he doesn't 'mix religion with politics' he violates a Christian fundamental belief: 'And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him' (Colossians 3:17).
So, ScoMo, as a biblical Christian, should live by the teaching: 'I must mix my Christianity with political thinking and actions. By this I give thanks to God the Father through Jesus'.
A second alarm deals with ScoMo's acceptance of moral issues after they become law, e.g. homosexual marriage and abortion. The biblical view is that promoted by Peter and the apostles when confronted with the Jewish high council (the Sanhedrin).
The high priest stated: 'We gave you strict orders not to teach in this name. Look, you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching, and you intend to bring this man's blood on us! But Peter and the apostles replied, "We must obey God rather than people" (Acts 5:28-29).
Should that be ScoMo's approach to legislation that clashes with Scripture?
6. Bible, homosexuality and abortion
First Corinthians 6:9-11 is clear. Wrong doers or the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God. These include those who indulge in sexual sin, worship idols, commit adultery, are male prostitutes, practise homosexuality, are thieves, greedy, drunkards, abusive, or cheat people.
If they don't inherit the kingdom of God, where do they go at death? Jesus said regarding the last judgment: 'They [the unrighteous] will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous will go into eternal life' (Matthew 25:46).
Therefore, Izzy scored the try across the biblical line while ScoMo fumbled the biblical material and presented a view that is foreign to the text.
As for God's view on abortion, is it more than ScoMo's 'conservative' view? Is the unborn a living human being (from God's perspective) whose right to live should be preserved? Or is the unborn child a lump of cells of no more value than a chicken fillet?
Scripture teaches that human life exists in the womb: 'You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother's womb' (Psalm 139:13).
In the New Testament (NT), when Mary and Elizabeth met, both being pregnant, Elizabeth's baby (John the Baptist) 'leaped in her womb' in salutation of Mary's baby, Jesus. Of special significance in Luke's account is that he used the same word brephos (NT Greek) for an unborn child (1:41, 44), the new-born baby (2:12, 16) and the little ones brought to Jesus to bless (18:15).
Medical science agrees. Every human life begins at conception. The approximately 65,000 murdered in Australian abortions every year are pre-born children – human beings.
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