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.

Signs from Seddon

Seddon and Beehive16 Aug 2013 A magnitude-6.6 quake just 8 kilometres deep hit Seddon at 2.31pm, and was felt strongly in Wellington, NZ’s capital.

17 Aug 2013 It came to me during my Bible reading on Saturday morning that Seddon was a sign, and a warning.  The town of Seddon is named after Richard Seddon, New Zealand’s longest serving Prime Minster (from 1893 to 1906).

The prominent statue of Richard Seddon outside NZ’s Parliament Buildings has come to represent the authority of the government in NZ.

Who grants the government that authority?  God.  It is written “By me kings reign and rulers issue decrees that are just” Proverbs 8:15

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On the 19 Aug 2013 the Marriage Amendment Act becomes law.  The Marriage Amendment Act has changed traditional marriage from a man and woman to include same sex marriage.  It was pushed through under urgency, without a referendum, without a mandate from the majority of New Zealanders.  During the time it was going through parliament the country suffered a drought in both islands, the worst in 70 years.

Even though marriage is a covenant that God ordained to be between a man and a woman, and it is by God that rulers issue decrees, our government and media thinks they know better.  Now Seddon, representing the authority of the government in New Zealand, is being shaken.