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White Australia Has A Black History

White Australia Has A Black History

Sunday, 14 December 2014

A Sabbath Thinking Piece #3 - Sowing and reaping ... now and then

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A brief scroll down this blog
will show that this week
we have had quite an interest in
the 25 babies born on Australian soil 
who are threatened with deportation.
We have written about the Christians
who have been involved in prayer sit-ins
in politicians offices, have been arrested,
have been fined.

We have a significant number of members
of Australia's Parliament, Australia's Government
who profess to be Christians.
These include the Prime Minister, Tony Abbott
and
the Minister for Immigration and Border Security,
Scott Morrison.

For so many Christians, the actions of the Federal Govt
in relation to refugees and asylum seekers do not
match the teachings of the Tanakh, The Old Testament.
Neither do they align with the teachings of Jesus.

On this Sabbath morn when we remember
that Jesus rose from the dead to conquer death,
this Sabbath Thinking Piece
emphasises that we reap what we sow.

Those who have protested the deportation of innocents
born on Australian soil will reap - and will answer to the Lord of all.
Those have promoted the deportation of innocents
born on Australian soil will reap - and will answer to the Lord of all.

Who will be lauded for their actions?
The protesters or the promoters?
And do they have to wait for the Great Day of Judgment
before seeing justice takes its course in their own lives?