Moderator's Comments - Posted 29 June 2015
Darryl Kerrigan loved Bonnie Doon for its serenity,'how's the serenity, so much serenity'.
After a weekend of vile terrorist activity, and the perverse normalisation of same sex marriage in the USA, through the declaration of the Supreme Court there, we need the reminder that these are days of serenity for the believer.
How can the Christian be serene when the world seems to be going mad and the moral order crumbling under our feet?
We are serene (unruffled, placid, tranquil, unperturbed) because we know that Jesus Christ is Lord, and that one day, 'every knee will bow...and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father', (Philippians 2:10-11).
This does not mean that we are to be idle and apathetic, but the foundation of all our persuasive and proclaiming activity, is a theologically driven reality, expressing itself in serenity.
God is in control, 'For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all gods', ( Psalm 95:3).
Moderator's Comments - Posted 26 June 2015
In the 1970’s or early ‘80’s, the now defunct Bulletin magazine published a lead article on the infiltration by the political left of three major institutions in Australia, the ABC, the environmental movement and the Uniting Church of Australia. With hindsight we can now see how successful the left has been.
On any objective assessment, each of these institutions or movements has been successfully invaded and dominated to the detriment of each institutions’ founding principles.