After watching Senator-Elect Hanson on the ABC’s Q&A last night (biting my tongue so much of the time), this neatly de-rails some of her railings!
I yearn to live in a Christian nation. A nation where no one goes hungry, where the forgotten people have places of honour at the banquet. A nation of peace, where war and violence are no more. A nation of justice, where power is wielded for the good of all. I yearn to live in a Christian nation.
I yearn for this nation so much, the vision of it is planted deep in my heart. I yearn for Isaiah’s holy mountain. I yearn for John’s New Jerusalem. I yearn for that nation which is like a mustard seed and a great pearl and leaven for the dough.
The Christian term for the Christian Nation is ‘The Kingdom of God’. According to St Paul, our citizenship is there. To call Australia, or the USA, or any other earthly nation ‘A Christian Nation’ is a nonsense. It is a profoundly unChristian thing to do, and has no warrant in scripture or tradition.
So my question to the nationalist movements on the rise around the world is this. When will you stop using the name of my saviour to advance your campaign of hatred and fear?
Source: (98) Thomas Peacock