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Some Christians say the earth is young - they note the creation of the world as recorded in Genesis and that believe there was a global flood at the time of Noah.
Other Christians say the earth is old - perhaps because some scientists say the world is old.
In particular, theistic evolutionists say that, while God was involved in some way, the theory of evolution applies.
The important question is: 'What did Jesus believe?'
Since Jesus is the centre point of the Christian faith, this should be vitally important to us. As the Son of God, Jesus was there at the creation.
During his ministry, Jesus referred to people being there from the 'beginning of creation'. He referred to Adam and to Noah as real people, so we cannot dismiss this lightly.
The genealogy of Jesus in the New Testament (Luke 3) goes back to Adam (even saying Adam was the son of God), and points to a 'young earth'. The classical view of the church has to believe in these people as real people.
Carl Wieland of Creation Ministries, has written an important article that develops this idea:
Jesus on the age of the earth
Read it to find out what Jesus said about this important matter.
Yes, that subject again!
That's because this is the major political issue at present.
This week the IQ2 debate, held by the St James Ethics Centre in Sydney, was on same-sex 'marriage'. The side that said same-sex 'marriage' should not be legalised actually included a professor who teaches 'Queer Theory' - she wasn't using the same arguments we do for opposing the legalisation of same-sex 'marriage!
Click here to vote in their online poll (on right side of page) - "Should same-sex marriage be legalised?" Please vote 'No'!
In NSW, a Greens MP has put up a motion to 'support marriage equality' and urge the Commonwealth government to legalise same-sex 'marriage'.
The Greens in Victoria have announced, by way of a motion, that they plan to introduce a Bill to legalise same-sex 'marriage' in Victoria.
In Queensland, the new LNP government , led by Campbell Newman, promised before the election that they would repeal the Civil Partnerships Act passed last year by the (then) Bligh Labor government. Unfortunately some groups are suggesting that they could replace it with a Relationship Register. Most Christian pro-family groups are opposing that move - since Relationship Registers and Civil Partnerships are very similar (even the homosexual groups say so!) and they all undermined marriage. Ask the Premier and Attorney-General to repeal the Civil Partnerships Act - and NOT replace it with a Relationship Register!
Now is the time to get active - write to relevant state and federal leaders and MPs.
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The SA Parliament's House of Assembly will soon vote on a Bill that would legalise IVF for lesbians and single women - we wrote about this on 3 May - click here.
Last week (17 May), Mr Hamilton-Smith (Lib), the Opposition Shadow Minister for Health, moved for the debate to be adjourned as he had not received any briefings on the Bill. In his speech he expressed concern that this was part of an overall push to grant same-sex 'marriage' and all the associated 'rights'.
Read his speech - click here.
He lamented the fact that he had heard VERY LITTLE from Christians, churches, church groups and so on. He said he could only assume that people were not concerned abut this proposal!
Of course, we know that isn't the case - we are concerned. BUT we MUST contact the MPs to let them know that we oppose this Bill.
The debate has now been adjourned - but not for long! It is vital that MPs in the SA House of Assembly receive letters asking them to vote against this Bill.
We ALL need to write.
[If you live in SA, please let your MPs know you are in their electorate when you contact them.]
The Bill is being promoted by openly homosexual Labor MP, Ian Hunter. Last year he proposed a similar Bill which specifically mentioned lesbians and single women. His current version of the Bill mentions 'Equality of Access' instead.
The SA Legislative Council voted in favour of the Bill by 12 votes to 9 in early May. The Bill is now at the House of Assembly. Read media report.
In December the Labor Premier, Jay Weatherill, said he would support the Bill. The media report above said that the Attorney-General John Rau, and Health Minister John Hill, had previously said they would not support IVF or adoption for same-sex couples. HOWEVER, Mr Hill has moved this Bill in the House of Assembly - and now says he supports IVF for lesbians - click here - for his speech.
We must also contact these three men to ask them to oppose the Bill - as well as the leaders in the Opposition. Full details below.
ACTION: If you live in SA, please contact your MP in the House of Assembly NOW - ask them to vote against the Bill.
Please write to the Labor Premier Jay Weatherill, Attorney-General John Rau, and Health Minister John Hill.
Also write to Opposition Leader Isobel Redmond and Shadow Health Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith.
Contact details for all these MPs - click here.
Watch our short video on this issue.
While it is called the "Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission" it certainly does not understand the meaning of 'equal' or 'rights'. It is very selective about who gets 'equality' and 'rights' and is totally opposed to FREE SPEECH. This is the government funded organisation that teaches school teachers how to 'normalise homosexuality' and says homophobia is "ANY aversion to same-sex relationships". It has homosexual Commissioners but will not accept a psychiatrist who does not toe it's line. It's mandate appears to be to normalise everything except Christianity. Speaking the truth is dangerous today - is there any wonder we hear so little of it!!!
If we do not fight to save 'marriage', as God ordained it, society, and your children and grand children, will suffer the consequences. We owe it to future generations to leave this earth better than we found it, not worse!
Be ready to Fight the good fight with ALL your might.
A High Court Family Judge in the UK, Sir Paul Coleridge, has recently spoken out in support of traditional marriage.
From his work in the Family Court, he has seen the devastation on children that has resulted from divorce.
In addition, he says that cohabitation is much less stable than marriage - and he urges couples to marry.
He has set up the Marriage Foundation - which aims to promote marriage as the "gold standard" of relationships.
* Read a media report on the establishment of the Marriage Foundation - click here.
* Read Melanie Phiilps' column - click here.
* Visit the Marriage Foundation website .