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Bleak Theology: Hopeful Science

Render what to Caesar.

We have been placed in nations. We are to respect our leaders and pray for them. I hope that includes praying for their defeat and repentance. Because our current leaders are fools. Mass immigration has led to violence. We have had three terror attacks in Europe overnight, and the inevitable has finally happened: Muslims are being attacked.

The reprisals are starting. As many of us have warned.

But the fishwrap notes this.

The Green Party says New Zealand will take 5000 refugees a year if it is in Government, 1000 of whom will be resettled by churches and other non-government organisations.

The party will also announce at a World Refugee Day event today that it wants to take an additional 100 people a year from Pacific countries threatened by rising oceans.

To create capacity for the larger refugee intake, it will build a new centre paid for with a cut of the money invested in New Zealand by wealthy migrants.

National last year announced that New Zealand’s annual refugee quota would rise from 750 to 1000 in 2018 – the first increase since the quota was established in 1976.

The Greens say that a greater response is required in the face of a global humanitarian crisis, which has led to an unprecedented 65 million people displaced worldwide. If the party is in power after the September election, it wants to immediately double the existing quota to 2000, and then gradually raise it to 4000 by 2023.

It also wants to adopt a successful Canadian programme which allows community organisations to take on the responsibility for resettling refugees for a year after their arrival.

We are seeing the consequences in London. We have ethnic terror. We have corrupt building practices leading to a tower block being torched. We have people feeling unsafe (Muslims now included).

And we are to render to Caesar what he deserves.

Luke 20:19-26

19When the scribes and chief priests realized that he had told this parable against them, they wanted to lay hands on him at that very hour, but they feared the people.

20So they watched him and sent spies who pretended to be honest, in order to trap him by what he said, so as to hand him over to the jurisdiction and authority of the governor. 21So they asked him, “Teacher, we know that you are right in what you say and teach, and you show deference to no one, but teach the way of God in accordance with truth. 22Is it lawful for us to pay taxes to the emperor, or not?” 23But he perceived their craftiness and said to them, 24“Show me a denarius. Whose head and whose title does it bear?” They said, “The emperor’s.” 25He said to them, “Then give to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” 26And they were not able in the presence of the people to trap him by what he said; and being amazed by his answer, they became silent.

The greens deserve the truth. You cannot say that the health system is underfunded and social housing stretched — and Labour does say that, with some truth — and say we can absorb five times the refugees we currently take. You cannot regulate church speech and require — as the Canadians now say is best practice — that we cannot preach the errors if Islam and the dangers of promiscuity to your soul and expect the church to accept these people as tolerant.

Our first duty as Christian men is to provide for our families. Then the church. We can integrate Christians, yes. But not the enemies of Christ.

This policy will start a religious war.

Not that this worries the elite, they think they will be apart.

And yes, we should pray they repent. For most of those who sought to be Emperor died violently. May that Roman practice not return.