To Aussie readers:

The hung parliament has, i think, taken everyone by surprise. I’m praying that God will spare us leaders who support evil. I’m talking about Labor and the Greens. The Libs are mostly not Christians, but they are certainly the lesser of two evils. So i’m asking the Father for the lesser evil.

I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior… 1Timothy 2:1-3

3 Responses to “To Aussie readers:”

  1. ian vincent Says:

    On the issue of whether it is “worldly” to vote:

    If a person decides not to vote, then they should never ever groan or complain if the government that wins the election supports and promotes evil, and neither should they ever avail themselves of any services of the government, like welfare, and they should never seek help from the police, never use public transport etc… bcos you wouldn’t want to be worldly, would you? If you use government services then you are acknowledging the government.

    If having your say in who governs is worldly, then availing the help of the government is also worldly.

    But the issue of not caring whether evil people govern the country or not, is perhaps the more serious one. There is a counterfeit spirituality and this is always a self-centredness which masquerades as spiritual. The person who doesn’t care most likely doesn’t care bcos they are at the center of their world: they are OK, so why should they care?

  2. glennchristopherson Says:

    Some good thoughts Ian. Of course we have another reason to vote in Australia; it’s compulsory! If you don’t vote, you get fined and if you don’t pay the fine you have your drivers license revoked! Speaking to many folks about politics makes me wonder if compulsory voting is a good idea. People often have no idea on the policies of those for whom they vote. I believe Christians are accountable to God for our vote regardless of who wins. I also think many Aussie Christians need to do some political homework.IMO

  3. ian vincent Says:

    Good ol Aussie. IMO people should be free to vote or not.


    Another point on this subject: Some Christians say that to vote means one is trusting in the government and not God. Well, it could mean that, but not necessarily.

    When we look before crossing the road, does that mean that we are trusting our eye-sight and not trusting God to protect us? Would crossing the road blind-folded really prove that one is trusting God for their protection?

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