Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Religion and Politics in Australia

Professor John Warhurst spoke on 4 August about religion and politics in Australian federal elections, including church lobbying, relations with parties and governments, and the role of the faith of political leaders.

NOTE:  This video reveals that Australia is largely on the slippery slope the U.S. is, experiencing the same issues of the role of an aggressive Religious Right in politics.   The approaching theocratic tyranny will involve every nation in the world - it's "all the world" that wanders after the first beast of Revelation 13, the papacy.  And the second beast of that chapter, the United States, "causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed."  
"As America, the land of religious liberty, shall unite with the papacy in forcing the conscience and compelling men to honor the false sabbath, the people of every country on the globe will be led to follow her example."  6T 18. 

One can notice in this video that Australia, like the "faith-based initiative" of the United States, allocates funding and welfare through the churches ("the churches are the ones delivering those services"); thus the triumph of Rome is assured in Australia just as it is in the U.S., because Australia is meeting the same condition and acting on the same principle:  "when the leading churches shall influence the state to enforce their decrees and to sustain their institutions, then Protestant America will have formed an image of the Roman hierarchy, and the infliction of civil penalties upon dissenters will inevitably result."  GC 445.  As America goes, so will go Australia and the entire world.

But American and Australian rulers are "working in blindness. They do not see that if a Protestant government sacrifices the principles that have made them a free, independent nation, and through legislation brings into the Constitution principles that will propagate papal falsehood and papal delusion, they are plunging into the Roman horrors of the Dark Ages."  RH Extra, Dec. 11, 1888.

"Let the principle once be established in the United States that the church may employ or control the power of the state; that religious observances may be enforced by secular laws; in short, that the authority of church and state is to dominate the conscience, and the triumph of Rome in this country is assured."  GC 581.  That principle has clearly been established several times over; the triumph of Rome in America is thus assured.