2017 Postal Plebiscite on Marriage Archive
By Voting NO we could have kept Australia's Marriage Law aligned with the written Will of God.
State of Play
On Tuesday 8 August, the Senate resolved 31/31 to deny a mandatory plebiscite that would have given the Australian people a vote on whether Australia’s marriage law should be changed. This 31/31 decision resulted in the compulsory plebiscite being replaced with a voluntary survey of public opinion. This is a very serious question that can change the culture of our nation for generations.
This is the question that was asked by the Australian Bureau of Statistics:
Should the law be changed to allow same sex couples to marry?
- Commenced: TUE 12 September, 2017
- Last day to post ballot: FRI 27 October, 2017.
Seen with the Eyes of Heaven
The nature of God is very clear in the Bible, that of Father, Son and Holy Spirit, three in one. Seen through the eyes of heaven this 31/31 Senate decision is a platform from which God will see who will vote according to his word. This is highly relevant because the way we vote on marriage is not only political but also spiritual. Please read Genesis 2:24, Psalms 24:1, 66:7, Matthew 19:4-6 and John chapter 1 to prepare for your vote.
There were three possible ways to vote:
1) Vote NO and keep Australia’s marriage law aligned with the written word of God (Matt 19:4-6)
2) Vote YES and oppose “your will be done on earth as it is in heaven” (Matt 6:10)
3) Fail to Vote and be like the "wicked" servant who buried his talent in the ground (Matt 25:14-30).
This was the Question:
Will you, or will you not vote in accordance with the written will of God on marriage?
There is no confusion or controversy on God's will in this postal plebiscite on the definition of marriage. When Jesus was tempted in the wilderness the whole future of every person who ever lived - past, present and future - was on the line. Jesus resolved the question for all mankind with three simple words: "it is written" (Luke 4:1-13). Here is the written Word of God on marriage:
Words of Moses: Gen 2:24
That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.
Words of Jesus: Matt 19:4-5
“Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’?
Australia's Previous Marriage Law
"Marriage means the union of a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life."
As the existing marriage law of Australia is already perfectly aligned with the written will of God the only way we can vote in the postal plebiscite in accordance with the will of God is to vote NO.
Leaders Supporting No Change to Australia's Marriage Law
Archbishop Philip Freier, Anglican Primate Australia:
"The doctrine of the Book of Common Prayer remains unchanged, that marriage is between a man and a woman, under God, forsaking all others until death parts them. I do not believe that the Anglican Church in Australia is likely to revise its doctrine of marriage."
The Australian National Imams Council (ANIC) affirms that Islam sanctifies
marriage as only being between a man and a woman...