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It appears that some think Philippians 4:19 reads: “My government will supply all my needs according to its riches and glory.”

What it actually says is: “My God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”

There’s a big difference.

Daddy government does not equal Father God.

The New South Wales Premier, Dominic Perrottet would no doubt agree with this observation.

In a 14-minute interview with SkyNews host Alan Jones, the Premier declared,

“As a [classical] Liberal, the less government intervention the better.”

Posed as a question, Jones reminded the Premier of support he’d given over a decade ago for Winston Churchill’s position opposing

‘The socialist model [as] the equal distribution of poverty not wealth. [As well as opposing] plans for more social engineering more welfare handouts and the continual obsession with our rights at the expense of our responsibilities.’

The new Premier acknowledged how “most people don’t want to live off the state,” and how “they want freedom to succeed. Freedom to prosper.”

 “These are fundamental values that I believe in,” he said. 

Perrottet then qualified this by signalling how Government intervention in times of crisis, such as COVID-19, are the exception.

He asserted,

“There will always be a role for the state to support those who are vulnerable, so that no one slips through the gaps, and that’s where the state intervention should be.”

Perrottet repeatedly said he advocates opening up New South Wales “as quickly, and as safely as possible.”

The Premier also congratulated the State for getting “vaccinated”. He failed to acknowledge how his government’s dogged totalitarian obsession with “no jab, no job” mandates met “vaccination” quotas.

He alluded to who was behind the latter, stating his government did “what the health teams asked [them] to do, and followed that advice.”

The current roadmap, Perrottet said, was designed by ex-Deputy Premier, (and Berejiklian chief CCP-19 head-kicker) John Barilaro on the advice of government health officials.

In other words, a greater easing of restrictions in NSW will come when forced “vaccinations” push the current stat up over the 80% quota set by unelected health bureaucrats.

Nodding at a strong commitment to opening the State, Perrottet noted 20 months’ worth of “sacrifices” made by the people of NSW; reasserting, “as I’ve said before, people born in this nation are born free.”

While there’s a lot to like about the new Premier, the people of New South Wales would be well justified in showing extreme caution.

For example, this week he presided over New South Wales becoming the first state in Australia to enforce segregation, demand employers fire staff on medical grounds, and discriminate against those they provide services to.  

On a personal note.

My daughter was given three working days to get vaccinated or face unemployment.

Another family member faces being forced into unemployment and denied the right to her qualification after years of hard work trying to attain it.

In addition, another close relative was told this morning that his regular meeting with a mental health professional would have to be suspended until the 1st of December. The date some of the “public health” mandates are alleged to expire.

(He may also face setbacks in his battle with mental health problems. All in the name of “public health orders.”)

Another faces the “convert or die” dilemma before being fired for non-compliance.

Why? Because, contrary to the data showing that the age group they belong to is more likely to be hit by lightning than it is of being hospitalised or dying of COVID-19, they land in the “unvaccinated” class.

Regardless of what the propaganda slogans preach, none of these people have a choice.

“Get the vax or face the axe” decrees are the equivalent of being told to do the slave master’s bidding, or face the slave master’s whip.

Where there is no freedom to say “no,” choice does not exist.

To be fair, Dominic Perrottet inherited a regime governed by policies dominated by unelected health bureaucrats, not the voice of the people.

The new Premier is undoubtedly stuck between a rock and a hard place.

Perrottet inherited a government obsessed with appeasing anti-freedom, and pro-lockdown worm tongues, both from the Left and within their “COVID crisis” media hungry, health bureaucrat team. 

The big Perrottet plus, is, that by all appearances he’s a far-sight better than Victoria’s Dictator of Doom, Daniel Andrews.

Reasserting governance of, by and for, the people, Perrottet made the right move in sideling government health advisor Dr. Kerry Chant.

Outside this, for now, his words only exist as nice, empty gestures.

Nice words and reassuring platitudes are welcome, but the NSW Premier needs to act on them.

Only a fool would think the words temporary government program are not an oxymoron.

For instance, while the NSW State of Emergency expires on 25th March 2022, contrary to the December 1stfreedom for everyone” party-line, current public health orders do not have an official expiry date.

Parnell McGuinness in the SMH explained,

‘Legally, this never has to end. As long as the state and territory chief health officers who compose the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee deem COVID-19 an “unacceptable risk to public health” the emergency powers under which Australia is living can go on indefinitely.’ 

In sum, PHO legislation was changed last year. Meaning that PHOs have no provisional boundaries, checks or balances. This hands unelected bureaucrats, like Chief Health Officer’s the absolute power to enforce PHO’s indefinitely. (See section 2.16, p.25 Subsection 2B)

Perrottet has the chance to be a Ron DeSantis. To follow or borrow his example, leading, not only NSW, but also Australia away from its COVID communist trajectory.

In order to do this Perrottet must end both vaccine mandates and vaccine passports.

Perrottet should ditch the mad, then follow the few, on behalf of the brave.

#recalaimtheline #FREEAUSTRALIA

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First published on Caldron Pool, 19th October 2021.

Artwork: Ben Davis.

© Rod Lampard, 2021.

Last week, one of the The Ezekiel Declaration’s three co-authors, Pastor Matthew Littlefield, spoke with Bill Muehlenberg explaining the purpose, alongside answering some high-profile criticisms of the declaration.

Littlefield told CultureWatch Radio,

“Few were speaking up, and so we felt we needed to say something…Australia, for a long time now, has considered itself to be the kind of country which doesn’t coerce people’s consent. we’ve actually dropped the ball on this at different points in history.”

He explained,

 “People will remember, we put Germans, Italians and Japanese people into internment camps, and that is something, when people find out about, they’re shocked and quite ashamed of; the stolen generations, [for example] other times when our society has dropped the ball.”

Littlefield added,

“Almost one-hundred percent of the time when that happens, we look back on it with national shame, and we don’t always live up to ideals of giving people freedom to make their choices in this country.”

“I really feel like this [issue] is one of those situations, where in the midst of a crisis, in the midst of a very difficult time, and people are going way too far.”

This is because people are afraid, being pressured, threatened or just desperate in “wanting to get back to normal.”

Looking for a reply to Tim Costello’s criticisms, published by Eternity News where he accused the declaration of “sowing the seeds of vaccine hesitancy,” CultureWatch Radio co-host, Andrew Smith, asked, “aside from [Tim Costello’s] unthinking use a euphemism for people not buying into the panic, what is he missing here?”

Littlefield answered, 

 “To say we’re sowing the seeds of vaccine hesitancy when we (including the media and government) clearly know” that the “vaccines” are questionable is “quite hilarious.”

“What we are doing is speaking up and saying, we’re not going to stand by and allow the Church to say to people you cannot come in without a vaccine – and we’re also speaking up for businesses and other people out there, who don’t want to see that happen.”

“We cannot allow,” Littlefield said, “a two-tier society to happen, especially not without saying something” against it.

On the issue of vaccination, he replied:

“We’re not trying to tell anyone either way. What we are saying is there are people with genuine concerns and we need to speak up for them, and we need to give them a voice, to make sure that people know there are others defending their freedom to not be coerced” into taking the COVID “vaccines.”

In his conclusion, Littlefield discussed the importance of the separation of powers as promoted by John Locke, and who they were instituted by authorities in Australia, before, during and after Federation in 1901.

He rightly argued that the separation of powers kept Australians free, and well-governed by holding governments accountable to the people.

“To see this being abridged in this time of crisis” Littlefield lamented, “is really concerning.”

Bill Muehlenberg commented at the start of the podcast that the pastors were “brave,” and said he was “thrilled” there has been an open move against government overreach from clergy, when so many seem so silent.

As I wrote last week, mandatory vaccinations are contra Imago Dei.

The Ezekiel Declaration is the Church wielding the Gospel, reminding the State wielding the Sword, that it must radically reverse any and all policies that serve to enslave and harm, rather than liberate and heal.

To quote Just Thinking’s Darrell B. Harrison and Virgil Walker,

“Socialism says: “No, it’s going to be decided by the collective, by the government entity, by the state.”

Vaccine passports and “no jab, no job” are the cold, dark, bony-fingered hands of socialism proper reaching for the throats of Australians.

Sowing the seeds of full-blown – poverty inducing – socialism in Australia, should be of greater concern for the church in general, than the tone, nuance and fear of dissidents “sowing seeds of vaccine hesitancy.”

There’s already talk of food shortages come Christmas.

Australians applauding and welcoming socialist fanaticism, shouldn’t be surprised if they get what comes with socialist fanaticism.

The Ezekiel Declaration is an open letter to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison from three Australian pastors opposing vaccine passports, and the other constitutionally questionable policies related to it, such as mandatory COVID “vaccinations”.

Since publication the declaration has been signed by 3,019 Church leaders and 23,463 members and attendees.


First published on Caldron Pool, 14th September 2021.

© Rod Lampard, 2021.

Medical conscription is a product of chattel slavery, it turns people into the property of the state.

It’s for this reason that the forced medical conscription of civilians is banned by constitutions and human rights codes.

Pro-mandatory vaccinators and those who launched a recent attack on The Ezekiel Declaration overlook this fact.

They also miss how forced medical procedures are contra to Imago Dei.

The Imago Dei mandates that the State, corporations, individuals and institutions have no right of claim to ownership of another person or their body.

Biblical injunctions against chattel slavery, and rules concerning indentured service emphasise the importance of this mandate.

Man and woman are made in the image of God. Not in the image of the State, superstitions, imaginations, idols, ideas or ideologies that seek to shape and control them.

Ergo, domestic vaccine passports (which really only are a euphemism for mandatory vaccinations) are a vile, inhumane, ironic negation of humanity.

“No jab, no job” is another way of saying “convert, or starve”.

A “choice” between the slave master swinging the whip, or doing the slave master’s bidding.

Forced medical procedures are the weapons of tyrants.

The problem isn’t just an arbitrary division between the unvaxxed and “vaxxed”, it’s the divide widened between those deemed “essential” and those “unessential.”

In blunt term: life worthy of life vs. ‘life unworthy of life.”

The cruelty this will spawn has no limits.

The door that allows Government to get away with mandating medical procedures under threat of losing your livelihood, gives them the power to mandate the theft of your land, your house, your savings, your kids, and your property.

Such is the dehumanising embrace of an arbitrary Us vs. Them -oppressor vs. oppressed – false dichotomy.

Look at the self-righteous “tone” in the opposition to Caldron Pool’s efforts to speak truth in love; to promote the Gospel’s liberating power to uphold life, light and liberty.

It’s shameful that some church leaders seem professionally threatened by other Christians, and not the outlaw governments telling them that they’re not essential.

It’s just as equally shameful that mandatory vaccination “Christians” are backing Government policies that will hurt families, under the guise of “loving your neighbour.”

Who are the selfish ones?

The ones pushing for the protection of civil liberties, or those happy to undermine them on a narrative that demands we all “fall in, line up, goosestep in unison, and salute, or else!?

I can tell you, it’s not the individual being bullied into leaping before they look.

Neither is it the family being told they’re selfish and ungodly if they “don’t follow the fear and give-in to the government without question.”

Christians are called to lead by example in separating truth from falsehood.

It’s not “selfish” to question manipulative propaganda.

It’s not “selfish” to communicate strong concerns, when medical science is being censored in favour of an approved political narrative.

This was illustrated by Premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews, who has claimed that COVID-19 will become a “pandemic of the unvaccinated.”

This is despite the science showing that the vaccinated still carry and transmit COVID. That COVID is at its worst in those over 70, and those with comorbidities.

This is despite scientists stating that we should only vaccinate the vulnerable because mass vaccinations will create worse mutations.

Niceness and nuance are not an effective answer to manipulative propaganda.

Any Pastor who manipulates others into playing Russian roulette with a questionable “vaccine” is a disgrace to their office.

Anyone who argues that it’s “selfish” to pray, wait on the Lord, or practice the gift of discernment (aka informed consent), is preaching a doctrine of demons.

Anyone claiming that opposition to medical conscription is opposition to medicine is manipulating you.

As are those who scream “get the vaxx.” Don’t think. Don’t wait. Just do.

This isn’t faith. Nor is it loving.

Faith is a work of Christ. It is prayerfully minded action, worked out in us vis a vis the light of God’s wisdom (see 1 Timothy 3:16-17).

Anyone who doesn’t encourage you to wait, to pray and then act, are preaching a false gospel. (See King David’s list in Psalm 37, Psalm 91, and Psalm 27).

Faith seeks understanding. We’re to operate alongside, on and in the wisdom of God, not the wisdom of the World.

This means informed choice, not forced compliance.

This means prayerfully seeking out the absolute best medical options provided by providence through the vocation of proper medical professionals.

The alternative to never ending booster shots, and totalitarian “health” measures must be sought out.

As Dr. Robert Malone and Peter Navarro argued in a recent article entitled Sorry Facebook, forced universal vaccinations are not the answer.

Vaccines are likely to produce stronger mutations, making the vaccine-mutation-vaccine cycle the stuff of Sisyphus.

In sum, covaxes are becoming as ridiculous as excessive lockdowns.

They’ve been tried, they’re not stopping the virus.

Surely securing a treatment and preventative, alongside better vaccines, is the better option?

For The Ezekeial Declaration’s critics, their energy would be better spent fighting against the virus, instead of fighting against those trying to stop corrupt leaders turning their citizens into the virus.

While some Christian leaders – who’ve long since sold out to Leftism – applaud the tiring oppressive nonsense of increasingly bad governance, there are others who see the precipice of this Abyss and are taking a stand against bad leaders dragged us all into it.

Daring to sigh with the wounded is an outworking of sacrificial love.

Risking livelihoods by rejecting medical conscription/chattel slavery is an outworking of sacrificial love.

Rejecting a theology of glory – which places Government on the same level as God – and choosing instead to live out the theology of the cross, is far from misrepresenting the Gospel.

The Ezekiel Declaration’s rejection of medical conscription is a definitive “yes” to Imago Dei, and by extension a stern “Nein” to chattel slavery.

This is the Church wielding the Gospel, reminding the State wielding the Sword, that it must radically reverse any and all policies that serve to enslave and harm, rather than liberate and heal.

Hated by both sides of the political divide for not surrendering truth to falsehood, martyred Latin American Priest, Oscar Romero wrote,

“What kind of Gospel does not disturb? What kind of Word of God does not rankle, a Word of God that does not touch the concrete sin of the society in which it is being proclaimed? What kind of church does not disturb people’s consciences and provoke a crisis, but instead issues nice, pious considerations that bother nobody? – what kind of Gospel is that?” (paraphrased)

It’s on the grounds expressed above that The Ezekiel Declaration has my full support.

People are not property.

As the 20th century shows: it’s best to draw a line in the sand, then bury our heads in it.

References:

Romero, O. 2018. ‘The Scandal of Redemption: When God Liberates the Poor, Saves sinners, and Heals Nations’, Plough Publishing (p.55)


First published on Caldron Pool, 7th September 2021.

©Rod Lampard, 2021.