Is Australia cursing itself?

In early December, 2017, the Australian Government passed a law to make same-sex marriage legal.

This goes directly against the instructions given to us by God (Lev 18:22).

Then to make matters worse, in July 2019,  parliament allowed a pagan "smoking ceremony" inside Parliament House.

While very few people see it for what it is, this is in effect saying to God - we are no longer looking to you for our protection, but instead we want the pagan god of the aboriginals to protect us.


Deu 28:15 NET  “But if you ignore the LORD your God and are not careful to keep all his commandments and statutes I am giving you today, then all these curses will come upon you in full force:


By allowing/condoning same sex marriage, and by turning to the pagan god of the aboriginals - we are indeed "ignoring the Lord our God" - and thus we can expect to be cursed by God for turning away from Him.

The first reason for the curse.

Down through history, people, cities and nations have brought a curse on themselves, by disobeying God's laws, and His instructions for living.

However, two cities (along with several others) brought the wrath of God down on themselves, in a rather dramatic way.

These cities were  Sodom and Gomorrah.

Their sin was sodomy.

A definition from the WordWeb describes it as,

"Intercourse via the anus, committed by a man with a man or woman".

And God - especially by the action He took against Sodom and Gomorrah - condemns it.

Lev 18:22 NET  You must not have sexual intercourse with a male as one has sexual intercourse with a woman; it is a detestable act.

The men of Sodom ignored this instruction from God.

Gen 19:4-5 NET  Before they could lie down to sleep, all the men — both young and old, from every part of the city of Sodom — surrounded the house.  (5)  They shouted to Lot, "Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so we can have sex with them!"

So much so, the city's name has been used to describe the act.


Gen 19:6-8 NIV  Lot went outside to meet them and shut the door behind him  (7)  and said, "No, my friends. Don't do this wicked thing.  (8)  Look, I have two daughters who have never slept with a man. Let me bring them out to you, and you can do what you like with them. But don't do anything to these men, for they have come under the protection of my roof."


Lot was willing to sacrifice his daughters rather than the men perform such a vile act with his guests. Of course, the men raping his two daughters would have been a sin too, but perhaps in Lot's mind a "lesser" sin. 


For a while the men of Sodom continued with their sin, but eventually God had had enough.

Gen 19:24 NET  Then the LORD rained down sulfur and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah. It was sent down from the sky by the LORD.

Evidence is still there today.

I have seen a number of videos showing people going to the site of Sodom, and picking up unburnt sulphur balls. The last of the sulphur balls to fall, fell into the ash from the previous ones, and the flames were smothered. The area has a very low rainfall, so many have been preserved. People have brought some back to Australia, and I have seen them burn - and smelt them too.

The mass of sulphur burning in the air created so much heat that it vaporized metals, and even burnt the stones of the city.

It was a total destruction.

Since the evidence of Sodom's and Gomorrah's punishment from God is still there today, we should understand that the act of sodomy is something that brings a curse from God.  God does not approve of it, and calls it - in one translation - "detestable".  Other translations call it an "abomination".

Smoke and mirrors.    

Obviously, if those who are advocating same sex  marriage, were truthful and said they wanted "marriage" so they could somehow make sodomy "legal", then many (who have read the Bible) would object - and rightly so.

So - instead they have sized on the word "equality".

That makes their cause sound so "right".  If heterosexuals can have marriage, then homosexuals should be allowed to be "equal" and have marriage too - with good reason in regard to assets. When a homosexual partner dies, the other partner has little or no claims over their joint assets.  This should be addressed, but not by trying to make sodomy look to be OK (because they now have "equal" rights).

The problem is, God has instituted and approves heterosexual marriage, the other He has not.

The forces at play.

Most people fail to realize, that there are two different spiritual forces at work in the world today. While, at this time, neither spirit will "force" you to do things, both are available to influence us in our decision making.

1.    The Holy Spirit - coming from God the Father - is available for those who go to God and ask for it to help.

Mat 7:11 NET  If you then, although you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!

The Holy Spirit will allow your mind to better understand the things of God.


2.    The spirit of Satan.

Eph 2:1,2 NET   And although you were dead in your transgressions and sins, (2)  in which you formerly lived according to this world's present path, according to the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the ruler of the spirit that is now energizing the sons of disobedience,

Or - as another translation puts it;

Eph 2:2 CEV  You followed the ways of this world and obeyed the devil. He rules the world, and his spirit has power over everyone who doesn't obey God.

This evil spirit will encourage you to further increase your disobedience of God's laws.


The end results.

God has instituted marriage between a man and a woman, so that they can come together and have children - AND - to provide a home environment in which children can be brought up having a knowledge of God, and His plan to create a family of spirit beings. In other words, children should understand why they have been given life, and what their overall goal should be (to become like God in their thinking).

A heterosexual marriage gives more people a greater chance of qualifying to be in the God family.

On the other hand, a homosexual marriage - of and by itself - can never produce children, and even if children were "introduced" into the family, they would never be taught the reason they were given life (to become a son of God) because the parents are in total rebellion against God's instructions about who we can - and can't - have sex with.

For Satan, a homosexual marriage is a win/win situation.

Less children to start with, and then any introduced children have a greatly reduced chance from becoming potential heirs with Christ.

Why is the push for homosexual marriage being successful?

First, people - don't know - have forgotten - or deliberately ignored - these following verses in the Bible. Also the forces of evil have pushed the line that we can ignore what is written in the Old Testament, while the truth is, the Old Testament lays the foundation for the New Testament.

Lev 18:22 NET  You must not have sexual intercourse with a male as one has sexual intercourse with a woman; it is a detestable act.

Lev 20:13 NET  If a man has sexual intercourse with a male as one has sexual intercourse with a woman, the two of them have committed an abomination. They must be put to death; their blood guilt is on themselves.

Rom 1:26-27 NET  For this reason God gave them over to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged the natural sexual relations for unnatural ones,  (27)  and likewise the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed in their passions for one another. Men committed shameless acts with men and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.

It is clear from verse 26, that marriage between two women is also contrary to God's will.

1Co 6:9-10 NET  Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived! The sexually immoral, idolaters, adulterers, passive homosexual partners, practicing homosexuals,  (10)  thieves, the greedy, drunkards, the verbally abusive, and swindlers will not inherit the kingdom of God.

1Ti 1:8-10 NET  But we know that the law is good if someone uses it legitimately,  (9)  realizing that law is not intended for a righteous person, but for lawless and rebellious people, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers,  (10)  sexually immoral people, practicing homosexuals, kidnappers, liars, perjurers — in fact, for any who live contrary to sound teaching.

Jud 1:5-7 NIV  Though you already know all this, I want to remind you that the Lord at one time delivered his people out of Egypt, but later destroyed those who did not believe.  (6)  And the angels who did not keep their positions of authority but abandoned their proper dwelling--these he has kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgment on the great Day.  (7)  In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.


Second, those wishing to disobey God's instruction have come up with a way of making their objectors feel bad - as though they are the ones who are wrong. They are labeled as "discriminating" or "politically incorrect".  In other words, "political correctness"  is used as a "put down" -  for anyone disagreeing with their evil behavour.

Which must make God into a very non-politically correct person, since He destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah and three other towns that were practicing sodomy. He strongly disagreed with what they were doing.

If ever you are called "politically incorrect" for pointing out God's instructions, then wear it as a badge of honour, and don't be drawn into the "politically correct" trap that tries to make the righteous feel bad.

To get their own way, the men and women who want same-sex marriages, will stop at nothing. The spirit of Satan stirs them on.

All lusts are just lusts.

We often hear people say - to justify being part of the LGBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender/Transsexual) group - that they "just felt different".

I have no doubt that that might be true, but "feelings" can never justify disobedience to God's laws.

People grow up with a whole host of "feelings".

Some men feel that they should be allowed to have sex with any and every woman they can talk, or coerce, into it, despite the fact that the Seventh Commandment says they should only have sex with their wife.

Other people have feelings about wanting to steal - but the Eight Commandment says they must resist that urge (feeling).  Some turn out to be natural liars, but the Ninth Commandment says they must resist that "feeling".

So too, people who grow up without a desire for the opposite sex, have to resist the urge to turn towards their own sex.

Having a "feeling" is not a sin.  Allowing those feelings to dictate your actions - if contrary to God's instructions - is a sin.

1Jn 3:4 KJV  Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.


Sort it out.

I am not saying that it is ever easy to resist feelings and desires - but if we want to avoid any potential curse from God, we have to try.

If you talk to a rehabilitated  alcoholic or drug addict, you will find out that they have to resist the object of their addiction for the rest of their life. A human being with feelings that are contrary to God's law, is in a similar position.

If you are not sure of your gender, get a DNA test, and then determine to do your best with the cards you have been dealt.  It might turn out to be - in rare cases - that your outward physical appearance is not your real gender. In which case, medical advice needs to be sought as to your path forward.

Always dress to the sex that you were born with (the results of the DNA test if need be).

Deu 22:5 NIV  A woman must not wear men's clothing, nor a man wear women's clothing, for the LORD your God detests anyone who does this.

Hair length is important too. Women are to have longish hair, and men are to have shortish hair (1 Cor 11).

In other words, people should be able to know the sex of another person just by looking at them.

Marriage.    

For some, marriage is very important, for others it has no attraction at all.

There have been many men and women - for all sorts of reasons - that have never married, but have lead very productive lives. Christ himself, never married, and did more for the rest of humanity than anyone will ever do. The apostle Paul explains in 1Cor 7 that  unmarried people have the advantage of having more time to pursue the things of God.

So - marriage is optional.

However, if two men "marry" to try and draw a cloak of respectability over the sin of sodomy, then God does not "look the other way".  There will be consequences, as there were for the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah.

The Government.

By the Australian Government passing a law that makes same sex marriage "legal" in Australia, they  are condoning sin - or even worse, encouraging it.

If we don't  repent and change, then Australia can look forward to feeling God's wrath sometime in the future - just as Sodom and Gomorrah did.

God does not change, and He will never condone sin.

So, to encourage sin - by changing the Australian law defining marriage - is inviting God's curses.


The second reason for the curse.

Aboriginal Reconciliation.

What the Australian Aboriginals can not possibly understand - because they did not have copies of the Bible before the coming of the White People - is that it is God the Father that determines who occupies certain areas of land.

Jer 27:5 NET  “I made the earth and the people and animals on it by my mighty power and great strength, and I give it to whomever I see fit.

Not understanding that it was God who caused the tribe of Ephraim (the British) to take over Australia,  they blame the White People for their loss of the land.

I actual fact, it was their own doing that caused God to change the dominate race in Australia.

Jer 17:10 NET  I, the LORD, probe into people’s minds. I examine people’s hearts. I deal with each person according to how he has behaved. I give them what they deserve based on what they have done.

I have heard Aboriginal people on TV boast about their living in the land "for thousands of years".  If true, what did they have to show (at the time Captain Cook turned up) for all those years?

How many roads had they built?
How many bridges had they built?
How many cities has they built?
How many libraries had they assembled and housed?
What sort of sustainable food supplies did they develop?
How many of God's Ten Commandments were they teaching and following?

I know - many White People don't do much better today - but in the beginning of White rule in Australia, most of our laws were based on the Commandments - which came to us via the British Parliamentary system.

What the Aboriginals had developed, as I see it, was not what God wanted.

Their god was a pagan god, and had little in common with the creator God, His laws, and the way of life He wanted for His people.  He has spelled out the type of animals we can and can't eat (Lev 11, Deut 14) and the Aboriginals were - and many still are - breaking those principles.

Instead of worshiping the Creator God, they instead ascribe spirits to what has been created. This is a form of idol worship - putting an object in place of God the Father.

We are not to look at what pagan people are doing.

There are some strong lessons to be learned from the way God took the 13 tribes of Israel out of Egypt and settled them in the land known as Israel today.

The inhabitants were given given plenty of time to change their ways - but didn't.

God was talking to Abraham about the future of his family.

Gen 15:16 NET  In the fourth generation your descendants will return here, for the sin of the Amorites has not yet reached its limit.”

That limit came 430 years later (Ex 12:40).

As the tribes of Israel took over the land from the Amorites, God often warned Israel not to look to their pagan ways.

Exo 34:12 NET  Be careful not to make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you are going, lest it become a snare among you.

Jos 23:12-13 NET  But if you ever turn away and make alliances with these nations that remain near you, and intermarry with them and establish friendly relations with them,  (13)  know for certain that the LORD our God will no longer drive out these nations from before you. They will trap and ensnare you; they will be a whip that tears your sides and thorns that blind your eyes until you disappear from this good land the LORD your God gave you.

Australia is now beginning to change their God.

From the www.reconciliation.org.au site.

"Reconciliation Australia acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples."

If reconciliation takes place, we will be telling God that the "spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples" is more important than the Ten Commandments and other laws of God the Father.

It is my understanding that this will lead us to "disappear from this good land".

Our rejection of God (by making a covenant with the original inhabitants of the land) will lead to both White People and Aboriginals to be suppressed by another nation.

Every time Australians allow a "smoking ceremony" - admitted by Aboriginals to be about warding off evil spirits - they are saying - in effect - that the pagan god of the Aboriginals is more powerful than the Creator God - the God of the Bible.

Put the blame where it belongs.

Part of the reconciliation process involves:-
 
"All Australians understand and accept the wrongs of the past and the impact of these wrongs. Australia makes amends for the wrongs of the past and ensures these wrongs are never repeated. "

Australians living today, are not the ones who committed "the wrongs of the past" - and it is wrong to try and make us - the people living today - feel guilty.  As well - as far as as God's law is concerned - the Aboriginals committed just as many "wrongs of the past".  They too must "accept" that.

The way of life lived by the Aboriginals when Captain Cook stepped on to Australian soil - can not sustain the population of Australia today. The "
the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples" will not work under today's conditions - as I see it.

Keep the balance.

God's instruction to the Israelites is very useful for us today.

Exo 22:21 NET  “You must not wrong a resident foreigner nor oppress him, for you were foreigners in the land of Egypt.

Lev 19:33 NET  When a resident foreigner lives with you in your land, you must not oppress him.

It is one thing to have someone with a different culture living in the land, but their culture should never be used to dilute God's Christian values.

Who wins?

The Aboriginals have everything to gain by making a treaty - hence their strong push to do so - while the Christians of Australia have everything to lose. Once we push God aside, He won't help us - and certainly won't help us if another country attacks Australia.

Don't be surprised.

If Australia is one day taken over by another race, and our way of life destroyed, it will not be easy. However, we only have ourselves to blame. By rejecting God's instructions, we have brought the curses on Australia all by ourselves.

Bob Orchard Jun 2019

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