The CCJ changed its guard at the farewell session of the court in Antigua last week for Sir Dennis Byron who ended his judicial career and handed the reins over to Mr Justice Adrian Saunders.
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Will the removal of the Buggery Law critically affect families?
Santa Claus, Carnival, Halloween and the Easter Bunny are all legal but they to not fit within the boundaries of our beliefs.
The consumption of secular media, alcohol or porn are all legal but they are not things within the confines of our moral compass.
The behaviours set for my family are not constructed based on the laws of the land but rather upon the concept that our lives be worthy of the gospel (Philippians 1:27).
Over the last two weeks I have responded to the campaign against the removal of the law. Below I have compiled a few of my comments for the benefit of those who do not follow me on Facebook.
1. Sin has always been there. Throughout the Bible mankind has been shown to be evil. We are saved through Christ and this should be the source of our families’ strength. Our faith is rooted in God not on the laws of the land.
2. My issue with marching is the Church’s inconsistency in voice. We estimate over 100 children are sexually abused daily in this country yet the Church as a body has been silent on the matter. If the Church was in the media and marching and really being vigorous in ALL areas then I would not see this ONE other march as an issue.
3. The law in no way affects our children. Which means the Church is spreading propaganda if not directly but indirectly. Anal sex with a minor is and will always be a crime with or without this law. Anal sex with an adult who does not consent will always be a crime with or without this law.
4. If the Church and parents do their jobs then the laws of this land will mean nothing. Eg, I do not believe in the pagan traditions being loosely followed in schools. They dress up for Halloween like is nobody business. Evolution was probably the first non-biblical teaching to enter schools. The abuse stats. The exposure to sex. All of these things are damaging, so as a result, I left my fancy job and put God first. I was called to be a steward—that’s what I am as a parent, and I must treat that with utmost importance. I pulled Jess out of the system and got to work on planting seeds. The aim is to ensure that her foundation in Christ is so strong that regardless of where her generation goes she will stand with Christ. That should be our aim as the body of Christ.
5. God Himself gave us all free will. He, in is infinite wisdom, believed in the freedom of choice. We are to knock on doors and spread the gospel but we are not to force anyone into our beliefs. We plant seeds and we water them, then we trust the Holy Spirit to do the rest. It feels lazy to use laws of the land to force others to follow our morals rather than living our lives in a way that brings them to Christ.
Finally, our families are already long gone. Divorce is rampant in the church. So why not place our efforts in fixing the issues that are currently plaguing the Church? Why choose to unite for issues that haven’t yet occurred rather than pooling our resources into the challenges being faced currently?
God says do not worry about tomorrow, each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matthew 6:34). It seems to me that we are more worried about the problems of tomorrow rather than the troubles of today.
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