Month: August 2013

Godzone?

Seddon God's Own countryGodzone is derived from the term “God’s own country”. 
“God’s Own Country” was a phrase often used and popularised by New Zealand’s longest serving prime minister, Richard John Seddon. 

There’s more about him in my last post when I talked about the Seddon earthquakes that rocked the capital in 2013, on the eve of the change to NZ’s marriage laws.

I’m dismayed at all the social engineering that has gone on, especially under former prime minister Helen Clark (now 3rd in charge at the UN), and our current PM John Key, (a former Merrill Lynch Banker who did a brief stint at the Federal Reserve).

As a New Zealander I do not feel like I have a voice as far as our government and media are concerned.

In 2007 Helen Clark signed NZ up to the UN ‘Alliance of Civilisations’ – declaring that NZ had no “established religion”.  The “interfaith dialogue” took place at Waitangi, NZ’s birthplace.   She ignored the country’s heritage, and Islam’s aspirations under ‘Dar al-Islam , where Islam and Sharia law will trump the host country’s religion and laws if it is allowed to become dominant.

It just needs a weak western government with bad morals, no belief in Christianity, and concessions to Islam under the name of “multi-culturalism”.  Anyway that’s just part of the rot that has set in.

The good thing about being a Christian in NZ is the freedom that Christianity brought.  I can wholeheartedly agree with the words of our national anthem.

God of nations! at Thy feet
In the bonds of love we meet,
Hear our voices, we entreat,
God defend our Free Land.
Guard Pacific’s triple star,
From the shafts of strife and war,
Make her praises heard afar,
God defend New Zealand

Men of ev’ry creed and race
Gather here before Thy face,
Asking Thee to bless this place,
God defend our Free Land.
From dissension, envy, hate,
And corruption guard our State,
Make our country good and great,
God defend New Zealand.

Peace, not war, shall be our boast,
But, should foes assail our coast,
Make us then a mighty host,
God defend our Free Land.
Lord of battles in thy might,
Put our enemies to flight,
Let our cause be just and right,
God defend New Zealand.
Let our love for Thee increase,
May Thy blessings never cease,
Give us plenty, give us peace,
God defend our Free Land.
From dishonour and from shame
Guard our country’s spotless name
Crown her with immortal fame,
God defend New Zealand.

May our mountains ever be
Freedom’s ramparts on the sea,
Make us faithful unto Thee,
God defend our Free Land.
Guide her in the nations’ van,
Preaching love and truth to man,
Working out Thy Glorious plan,
God defend New Zealand.

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Signs from Seddon

Three days before same-sex marriage came into law in New Zealand on Monday the 19th Aug 2013, the small town of Seddon and the capital city Wellington were rocked by a strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake on Friday the 16th August.

The town of Seddon is named after Richard Seddon, New Zealand’s longest-serving Prime Minister, who governed from 1893 to 1906.  A prominent statue of Richard Seddon stands outside NZ’s Parliament Buildings.  His statue has come to represent the authority of the government in NZ.

Seddon and Beehive

Seddon statue outside NZ Parliament

Did the NZ Government have the God-given authority to gut out the country’s marriage law?

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SHOCK – TV3 Campbell Live ‘Marriage-Equality bill’ poll

Same-sex marriage was pushed through under urgency, without a referendum, without a mandate from the majority of New Zealanders.  Opponents to the bill were not treated equally in the Select Committee hearings.  During the time it was going through parliament the country suffered a drought in both islands, the worst in 70 years.

The only time New Zealanders were given a voice was in a TV3 News Poll.  It was the second largest number of responses ever received to a TV3 poll.  Nearly 17,000 respondents answered NO they did not support same-sex marriage.  Unfortunately the workd never got to hear about it as there was a media blackout over the poll results.

The Bible says By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.  By me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of the earth,” Proverbs 8:15,16.

Even though marriage is a covenant that God ordained to be between a man and a woman, the NZ government and media thought they knew better.  They acted without authority and Seddon trembled.

Do you know what happens to the land when public servants rule the roost and act like kings?

It shakes.

“Under three things the earth trembles,
    under four it cannot bear up:
a servant who becomes king,
    a godless fool who gets plenty to eat,
a contemptible woman who gets married,
    and a servant who displaces her mistress.  Proverbs 30:21-23


“She’ll be right”

But hey, the godless fools are too busy looking at the rainbow to notice the shaking.  Here’s Maurice Williamson, one of the MP’s who voted for this bill thinking he’s being very clever.  He delivered a mocking speech in Parliament after the bill was passed, where he dismissed New Zealander’s concerns, profaned the rainbow and quoted from the Bible;

“And finally, can I say sir, one of the messages I had was that this bill was the cause of our drought. This bill was the cause of our drought. Well, if any of you follow my Twitter account, you will see that in the Pakuranga electorate this morning it was pouring with rain. We had the most enormous big gay rainbow across my electorate. It has to be a sign, sir. It has to be a sign. If you are a believer, it’s certainly a sign. And can I finish, for all those who are concerned about this, with a quote from the Bible. It’s Deuteronomy. I thought Deuteronomy was a cat out of the musical ‘Cats’, but never mind. It’s Deuteronomy Chapter 1 Verse 29 “Be ye not afraid.”

I say BE afraid.  Be very afraid.  And pray we never see Seddon’s statue toppled on it’s face.


Source:

2013 Seddon earthquake

The Seddon earthquake is considered the first of an earthquake doublet.

Richard Seddon: “After his death Richard Seddon became a symbolic figure. His prominent statue outside Parliament Buildings has come to represent the authority of the state in New Zealand.”

SHOCK – TV3 Campbell Live ‘Marriage-Equality bill’ poll
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1304/S00234/shock-tv3-campbell-live-marriage-equality-bill-poll.htm

Same-sex marriage in New Zealand.  Same-sex marriage is recognised and performed in New Zealand. A bill for legalisation was passed by the New Zealand House of Representatives on 17 April 2013 by 77 votes to 44 and received royal assent on 19 April. It entered into force on 19 August 2013, to allow time for the Department of Internal Affairs to make the necessary changes for marriage licensing and related documentation.

SHOCK – TV3 Campbell Live ‘Marriage-Equality bill’ poll
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1304/S00234/shock-tv3-campbell-live-marriage-equality-bill-poll.htm

Same-sex marriage in New Zealand.  Same-sex marriage is recognised and performed in New Zealand. A bill for legalisation was passed by the New Zealand House of Representatives on 17 April 2013 by 77 votes to 44 and received royal assent on 19 April. It entered into force on 19 August 2013, to allow time for the Department of Internal Affairs to make the necessary changes for marriage licensing and related documentation.

Timeline:
17 April 2013 Same-sex marriage was passed in Parliament
21 July 2013 First Seddon earthquake
16 August 2013 Second Seddon earthquake
19 August 2013 Same-sex marriage entered into force.