Evangelical churches are accusing the Government of "religious treason" for promoting a statement that Christianity is no longer New Zealand's state religion.
At a national inter-faith forum opening in Hamilton tomorrow Destiny Church and the Vision Network of evangelical churches are preparing for battle against a draft national statement on religious diversity which says "New Zealand has no state religion".
Their objections threaten to prevent consensus at the forum and derail a plan for Prime Minister Helen Clark to present an agreed New Zealand statement to an Asia-Pacific inter-faith dialogue at Waitangi in May....
Surely you can only call a country a Christian country when the Christian faith is the primary guide to faith, thought and ethics? Even this definition is far to generous.
Keep preaching the gospel, keep acting as salt and light in culture, keep having lots of children, showing Christ's love and gratefully obeying God's law. Keep repenting, keep praying. When the Church does these things consistantly it grows and it can even grow to the extent that it becomes the dominant influence in a culture. It's happened in the past, and it could happen in the future, but it may take hundreds of years from where we are today.
Do you have the faith and vision to even imagine that this could be possible? Or have you given up on your faith, hope and duty and just expecting to get raptured out of here?
I heard New Zealand makes some great butter from grass-fed moo moos. For those that are in the dark, cows should be eating grass, not grain, manure, or road kill. Unfortunately all the butter has to be pasteurized in rememberance of Louis, but hey, we compromise sometimes.