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Today we honour the life of Brother Andrew, the founder of Open Doors, who passed away yesterday, aged 94. He smuggled bibles behind the Iron Curtain, met with the underground church in communist China, evangelised to leaders of Islamic extremist groups in the Middle East and, in 1955, established the ministry of Open Doors. Brother Andrew believed every door was open to the gospel and said, “You can get in anywhere if you go to serve.” Read the full blog of Brother Andrew's life of radical faith🙏 https://bit.ly/3BIgncs
Medical professionals are rallying to protect children! It is our belief that young people are inadequately educated, or completely unaware, about the risks when they initiate the process of transitioning. If you are concerned that children are being rushed into gender treatments you can sign here! It is important we keep signing petitions to show the government that chidlren’s well-being and future is important! Sign @ https://www.aph.gov.au/e-petitions/petition/EN4434
State of Emergency might be coming to an end, but Labor’s fight for power remains! Under new changes the Police Commissioner, after seeking advice from the Chief Health Officer, would have the discretion to make a “Temporary COVID-19 declaration” lasting three months that would bestow his officers with the right to “take control of or make use of any place, vehicle or thing”. Other MP’s have expressed their concern about the lack of oversight and accountability. “The provisions in the bill hand the powers to the Police Commissioner – without any oversight from the Premier or the parliament,” “It’s a state of emergency with a different name with more draconian powers.” The question must be asked, why does Labor continue implementing such draconian legislation without the input of MP’s? Read the article here : https://thewest.com.au/politics/state-politics/state-of-emergency-wa-opposition-blasts-draconian-covid-powers-proposed-for-officers-by-mcgowan-government-c-8312001?fbclid=IwAR0kuWV5kFnaCNcJmMYXU1OGabCsoYek-UsQWm0LvN_rb2ibx5rW9jWnZB0
We are so grateful for the donations that are coming in to support Australian Christians. Our crucial appeal is still ongoing! As a political party, we do not qualify for any public grants or funding. Your financial support is crucial to the functioning of our office, its staff, campaigns, and our MOMENTUM workshops. We are thankful for every dollar. Please consider donating and supporting us in our work today. https://australianchristians.org.au/donate/
One of the greatest concerns right now is the unprecedented rise in gender dysphoria among children. Despite the lack of scientific evidence, an affirmation approach in treating gender dysphoria is used by gender clinics, including some Australian States. Children and young people experiencing gender confusion should not be forced into medical treatments that result in life-long health repercussions. Minors are being prescribed puberty blocker hormones as a precursor to sex change surgery. We need a proper inquiry to investigate what should be the foundation of medical best practice in treating gender confusion in children and young adults. Please take a moment to sign a petition to ask the government to conduct an independent inquiry into how to best treat these children - https://www.aph.gov.au/e-petitions/petition/EN4434
Australian Christians is unashamed of being a voice for Christian values in the public square. Sometimes we are asked, shouldn’t religion be kept out of politics? In fact, as the Constitution was being drafted, Alfred Deakin prayed that the move towards Federation “may be the means of creating and fostering throughout all Australia a Christ-like Citizenship.” Read the article here : https://australianchristians.org.au/australia-is-more-of-a-christian-nation-than-you-think/
Will you partner with us in standing for Christians values in politics? We cannot push back against damaging legislation, endorse and train candidates, run in elections, encourage pastors and churches via Momentum, build our Youth, grow Momentum and operate our office, without sufficient financial and prayer support! Please donate TODAY : https://australianchristians.org.au/donate/
Lord today we choose to be bold and stand for righteousness! Thank you for where you have placed us, and the people you have called us to minister to. Let our voices be heard as we stand for truth. Let us be ready to hear your voice and ready to speak in love. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.
This week is National Child Protection Week and a timely reminder that we need to be doing all we can to protect our children from all forms of harm. In shopping centres and on billboards across WA there is advertising material that children just shouldn’t see. From hypersexualised photographs – usually of young women – to obscene language and images that are degrading or deal inappropriately with sex or violence, these ads are all too common. WE NEED YOU TO SIGN A PETITION + TAKE ACTION to PROTECT CHILDREN FROM HARMFUL HYPERSEXUALISED ADVERTISING: https://www.parliament.wa.gov.au/Parliament/LCePetitions.nsf/petitions/22-0022
We need to keep our leaders accountable for what they do and say. In 2019 Premier Mark McGowan was quoted as saying, " We value liberty - the freedom to hold whatever beliefs we choose while respecting those of others; the freedom to express those beliefs without fear or favour". Australian Christians are fully committed to keeping the government accountable as they amend the Equal Opportunity Act in W.A. Parents need to be able to send their children to schools that reiterate their ethos. Recommendations can have an impact on this choice. Religious expression is enshrined in International Covenants, surely Attorney General John Quigley, and Premier Mark McGowan, understand this? Stand with us as a member: https://australianchristians.org.au/membership/
“The case just got better for repealing Australian laws which would criminalise medical professionals who act according to conscience and professional judgment when dealing with gender confusion.” Jay Langadinos, a Sydney woman who formerly identified as transgender, has filed a lawsuit in the NSW Supreme Court against her psychiatrist, Dr Patrick Toohey, alleging professional negligence.” Australian Christians believe policy must change to ensure medical professionals are held accountable if insufficient medical information is provided to vulnerable young people considering transitioning. We need to think carefully about the psychosocial effects on young children who do not have the emotional comprehension to fully understand the ramifications of their actions. We know this is a difficult conversation for many, but we need to equip our community and parents with the facts about puberty blockers and surgery for our kids’ sake! ARTICLE : https://www.hrla.org.au/new_case_to_call_gender_affirmation_into_question
We had an incredible weekend, honouring our election volunteers, prayer networks, candidates and members! You are so valued, and AC is grateful for your time and willingness in partnering with us as we get ready for 2025! Some encouraging stats: ✅ Given AC’s vote increase and changes to WA electoral laws, AC only need approximately 5300 votes to meet a full quota to get an MP elected in 2025 ✅ AC have doubled their federal vote since 2013 ✅ We have tripled our membership in 6 years ✅ We gained 10,000 Senate votes and despite the swings and roundabouts of politics, we are increasing our reach every year! Consistency matters! Join a Branch and Committees today at https://australianchristians.org.au/join-a-committee/
Lord as we end another week we ask that you fill us with courage top never waiver from your standards of righteousness. We know your ways are to be honoured and treasured in our daily lives. Let us speak up in love as we see injustice. Let our words have an impact just like Jesus did when He walked on this earth. In Jesus name, Amen.
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