Monthly Archives: November 2014

Victorian Election: What is Pork Barelling? – Where are the Values?

Pork Barreling is about political parties using government money on local projects to benefit constituents in a way that tries to buy votes.

This is a long term practice that has, and is, driving States into unsupportable debt that cripples future generations. Take for example the approx. $18 Trillion debt in the US, worth around $56,000 debt per person. Pork Barreling will contribute to the next Global Financial Crisis.

Instead of being bribed with debt we should concentrate on which party will bring on the values of the Kingdom of God that will take us out of debt and build healthy families, schools, businesses, education and justice etc.

Protection of Religious Freedom

In this election the Labor Party, the Greens and the Sex Party will, if elected, undermine the Judeo/Christian foundations of a civil society. Please watch this 3 min video clip that helps us understand how the freedom to raise our kids with traditional family values will be undermined through the education system if Labor is elected to power:

Mark Durie

Alternatively copy and paste the following link into your web browser: http://goo.gl/hCWUD5.
Spoken by the Rev. Dr. Mark Durie and authorised by Peter Kentley, Unit 3, 100 New St, Ringwood.

In addition the Labor Party will, if elected, propagate policies that will result in suffering, destruction and death by:

  • Supporting the dismembering of living babies in the womb up to late term (the Coalition have not yet had the guts to turn this terrible Labor introduced legislation around).
  • Making compulsory in State schools the Trojan Horse of the “Safe Schools” program that propagates the dogma of the homosexual lobby on children.
  • Propagating adoption to same sex couples when children need a mom and a dad.
  • Legalising the knowledgeable transmission of HIV Aids to another person – please check out Daniel Andrews own blog to confirm this for yourself.

The Problem with Same Sex Marriage

If you believe in evolution you will understand that male-male and female-female sex diminishes the propagation of the species and mitigates against the survival of the fittest. If we adopt political policies that increase the number of the species who no longer reproduce… then we reduce the number of the strong who are reproducing in male-female marriage.

If you believe in creation you will understand that engaging in homosexual acts is incompatible with the Word of God (Romans 1:18-32). This is not about inequality but about God wanting the highest good for children through safe and secure families with a mom and a dad whenever possible. God wants us to protect life by upholding Godly values for the future of our children and grandchildren.

The Cost of Abortion

How many great sports stars, scientists, leaders, musicians and teachers were never given a start in life because they were killed in the womb? Uncontrolled abortion laws are robbing the nation of greatness. The current abortion laws are also producing an increasing culture of cruelty and violence as an outcome of people not respecting the sanctity of life of the innocent in the womb.

Catholic, Jewish and Islamic Faith leaders speak out about the loss of values and loss of the protection of life as key issues in this election:

 

 

 

 This video features Rabbi Shimon Cowen, son of the former Governor General Sir Zelman Cowen. He makes special reference to the abortion laws, the forced homosexual education programs of the Labor Party and the attacks on Family and Religious freedoms.

Vital Election Information

  • Click here to read the ACL summary of how the parties think before you vote.
  • Click here to learn how to maximise your vote for Kingdom outcomes using the Australian Preferential Voting system. Would you like to legally multiply the outcome of you vote by the way you fill in the voting form? Read on…
  • Click here to help Vicki Jansen with voluntary help on polling day – Vicki is an outstanding hero of our faith in politics and she needs volunteers today and Saturday.

To Summarise the Protection of Religious Freedom in Schools

  • Australian Christians, the Liberals, Nationals, Family First, Rise Up Australia Party and DLP are safe on the issue of religious freedom in Christian schools, churches and organisations.
  • On the other hand Labor, the Greens and Sex party are unsafe on Religious freedom. You can read their policies on these subjects on their web sites.

Further Information:

Do your homework and read well on how to maximise your precious vote. People in dictatorships die for what we can take for granted. Don’t surrender your freedoms (Gal 5:1).

Election Prayer Guide

Friday 28 Nov.

  • Pray for a revelation in the church of what would happen if Jesus returned to earth tomorrow. How would this effect the functioning of your church and workplace? How would it affect your daily occupation, lifestyle, attitudes and use of time? How would is affect your vote in tomorrow’s election?
  • Reading: Luke 19:11-27.

Saturday 29 Nov. - Election Day

  • O Lord, provide for us this day a new Government that will work in cooperation with the church to honour Jesus in every domain of our city and nation. Please bring into Government today men and women who love you and who will serve the people with justice and righteousness according to your plan and provision for Victoria. Please work your might to spare us from men and women who refuse or resist the wisdom of heaven. Thank you for hearing our prayers in the name of your beloved son, Jesus, our one true Lord and King.
  • ReadingProverbs 11:11 (Amplified).

Here is the Final Word on the election:

Let all the earth fear the Lord;
let all the people of the world revere him.
For he spoke, and it came to be;
he commanded, and it stood firm.

The Lord foils the plans of the nations;
he thwarts the purposes of the peoples.
But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever,
the purposes of his heart through all generations.

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
the people he chose for his inheritance.

Psalm 33:8-12.

Peter Kentley
Executive Director
River of Life Conference Inc.

Unit 3, 100 New St, Ringwood Vic 3134.
www.riveroflifeconference.org
peter@riveroflifeconference.org

Victorian State Election Update

Here is some good news: denominational heads have joined the chorus of Christian leaders who are calling on all Political Parties to leave the existing Equal Opportunity laws alone.

Here’s the link:
http://medianet.com.au/releases/release-details?id=815704

Pastors are rising to the occasion to help their people understand the risk of loss of religious freedom if Labor, the Greens or the Sex Party are elected to power in Victoria on Sat 29 November.
The following 3 minute video by Rev. Dr. Mark Durie is ideal for use in churches on this last Sunday before the election:

Mark Durie

Alternatively copy and paste the following link into your web browser: http://goo.gl/hCWUD5.
Spoken by the Rev. Dr. Mark Durie and authorised by Peter Kentley, Unit 3, 100 New St, Ringwood.

Click here for a table that compares the values of political parties in this election.

Please note that not all parties are the same on the issue of religious freedom. For example the current Liberal government repealed the previous Labor implementation of these unacceptable employment discrimination laws and also overruled the Victorian Education Departments attempt to ban the Bible and Christian fellowship from State schools.

In Summary:

  • Australian Christians, the Liberals, Nationals, Family First, Rise Up Australia Party and DLP are safe on the issue of religious freedom in Christian schools, churches and organisations.
  • On the other hand Labor, the Greens and Sex party are unsafe on Religious freedom. You can read their policies on these subjects on their web sites.

For Research and more Information visit:


Election Prayer Guide

Saturday 22 Nov.

  • For the wider Church to come to a clear understanding of the risks of loss of religious freedom in this election – and the impact this could have on Christian Schools, Churches and organisations.
  • Reading: Galatians 5:1

Sunday 23 Nov.

  • For excellent communications, understanding and prayer for the elections across the churches of our State and Nation. Please note that while this is a Victorian election the implications will impact values across the nation. Any propoition to introduce bad laws needs solid push-back from good people.
  • Reading: Psalm 9:1-11

Monday 24 Nov.

  • Pray to Jesus as Head of the Church, and, King of kings and Lord of lords (that is Jesus is King over the highest authority in the Nation and State and Lord over the leaders of the marketplace – see: Rev 1:5). Pray that Jesus will only grant government in Victoria to the political leaders who will most closely honour the prayer of Jesus: “Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven” (Matt 6:10).
  • Pray that Daniel Andrews will follow the advice of Denominational leaders and undertake to leave the current equal opportunity laws unchanged (see media release link at top of page).
  • Readings: Romans 13:1Col 1:15-20.

Tuesday 25 Nov.

  • A voluntary day of prayer and fasting to intercede for the protection of unborn babies in the womb. Pray for a wholesale shift in the cultural attitude of the nation to one of caring, protection and safety for babies in the womb. Pray vicarious prayers of repentance for the bad laws of Victoria and for the resulting infanticide that dismembers living babies in the womb.
  • Readings: Ex 20:13Lev 20:1-5Psalm 139:13-16Ezekiel 16:20-21.

Wednesday 26 Nov.

  • Pray for an awakening in Australia that the whole world and everything in it belongs to God. Without this revelation the people perish and will not be capable of voting for the right people to bring into leadership.
  • Readings: Prov 29:18Psalm 24:1Psalm 22:27-28

Thursday 27 Nov.

  • Pray for the emergence of a new “ecclesia” in Australia, ie: the leadership called by Jesus to both Church and Marketplace to bring his Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. Thank Jesus that he will build his “ecclesia” in both church and marketplace and the forces of hell shall not overcome it.
  • Pray for a renewed “ecclesia” of Jesus in the domains of the nation including church, government, business and the professions.
  • Pray that this “ecclesia” will only approve on earth things that are approved in heaven and only deny on earth things that are denied in heaven.
  • Reading: Matt 16:13-20 (Amplified version).

Friday 28 Nov.

  • Pray for a revelation in the church of what would happen if Jesus returned to earthtomorrow. How would this effect the functioning of your church and workplace? How would it affect your daily occupation, lifestyle, attitudes and use of time? How would is affect your vote in tomorrow’s election?
  • Reading: Luke 19:11-27.

Saturday 29 Nov. - Election Day

  • O Lord, provide for us this day a new Government that will work in cooperation with the church to honour Jesus in every domain of our city and nation. Please bring into Government today men and women who love you and who wiill serve the people with justice and righteousness according to your plan and provision for Victoria. Please work your might to spare us from men and women who refuse or resist the wisdom of heaven. Thank you for hearing our prayers in the name of your beloved son, Jesus, our one true Lord and King.
  • ReadingProverbs 11:11 (Amplified).

Risks of loss of Religious Freedom in Victorian Election

Reverse Discrimination against the Body of Christ

One of the most potent ways the enemy of Jesus works in our society is to use the “politically correct” to progressively legislate into existence attitudes and behaviours that were once out of the question. Then slowly but surely Christians are labelled bigots for holding to the very biblical values that build a strong and healthy society. Finally good people can be taken to court for standing against unrighteousness.

This process is as old as the experience of Lot in Genesis Chapter 19.

While people of Christian persuasion still represent some 61% of the population they can use their democratic powers to choose carefully who they elect into power.

Please watch the following 3 minute video by Rev. Dr. Mark Durie who explains the risks of loss of religious freedom in this election:

Mark Durie

Alternatively copy and paste the following link into your web browser: http://goo.gl/hCWUD5.

In this Victorian election please be well informed that if elected, Labor, the Greens and the Sex party will bring legislation into Victorian law that will result in anti-biblical influences coming into play in Christian schools, churches and organisations.

This will be done through obligatory employment requirements that will break down the cohesive strength of bible based belief and practice in Chrisitian organisations.

From a spiritual warfare perspective the deepest intention of these provisions is to oppose the church discipling the nation for Jesus in accordance with the Great Commission.

What you can do about it:

  • Report this infringement of religious freedom to God in your prayers.
  • Take a stand by using the following link to ask Daniel Andrews to change his policies and protect religious freedom:  http://schoolfreedom.acl.org.au
  • Raise the profile of your concern on the ABC Vote Compass program.
  • Make sure your church is fully informed about the serious risks to loss of Religious freedom as a primary election issue for Christian schools, churches and organisations.
  • Be fully informed on how your vote can impact the loss of religious freedom in Victoria and the subsequent influence this can have across the nation.

Click here for a table that compares the values of political parties in this election.

Please note that not all parties are the same on the issue of religious freedom. For example the current Liberal government repealed the previous Labor implementation of these unacceptable employment discrimination laws and also overruled the Victorian Education Departments attempt to ban the Bible and Christian fellowship from State schools.

In summary:

  • Australian Christians, the Liberals, Nationals, Family First, Rise Up Australia Party and DLPare safe on the issue of religious freedom in Christian schools, churches and organisations.
  • On the other hand Labor, the Greens and Sex party are unsafe on Religious freedom. You can read their policies on these subjects on their web sites.

For more information visit: