Australia has a Kenyan-born Pentecostal woman Senator named Lucy Gichuhi.
Here is an opportunity for standing up for Biblical views and traditional standards. But no, The Australian newspaper reported her saying, “I don’t operate on the extremes because the world we live in is about finding middle ground to coexist”.
This seems to indicate a view that if the Bible says, “Thou shalt do this,” and the world says, “Do that”, this kind of person is going to find a middle position. Honestly, the middle ground is the most anti-Christian position of all.
Re 3:15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
Re 3:16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
These are Jesus’ words. He is demanding a people that stand for Him. Else, you can be fully committed to the world and its ways. But don’t try to be friends with everyone.
It is always bad when someone has the chance the stand up for Christianity, but instead they decline to really fight for what is right. Senator Gichuhi actually had the temerity to censure Pauline Hanson and swipe Christians in Parliament while she believes, according to The Australian newspaper, that the most important issues are “the state of aged care in Australia and financial literacy.” Really? With all the attacks on traditional values, abortion epidemic, rising national debt, war on marriage and the mainstreaming of leftist hatred of Australia, it seems like Senator Gichuhi’s “Christian” concerns are out of touch with reality, out of step with the Bible and out of order for a prosperous society.
It is dangerous to have a “Christianity” that actually is against what Christianity really means. It is often said that in Africa, South America and Asia there are movements advancing in Christianity way beyond our own. That’s unlikely to be correct, but even though Christianity is in serious decline in the West, this can be reversed. The biggest problem that needs to be overcome here is the decline in power and knowledge of Pentecostalism.
Smith Wigglesworth said, “I can see even in this Pentecostal work, except we see there is a real death, God will say to us, ‘Come out.’ Unless Pentecost wakes up to shake herself free from all worldly things and comes into a place of the divine-likeness with God, we will hear the voice of God, ‘Come out’ and He will have something far better than this. I ask every one of you, will you hear the voice of God and come out? You ask, ‘What do you mean?’ Everyone of you knows without exception, there is no word for Pentecost, only being on fire. If you are not on fire, you are not in the place of regeneration. It is only the fire of God that burns up the entanglements of the world.”
True Christianity has a world-reaching standard and call that must set the record straight, even if it contradicts messengers coming from some country which has birdlife in abundance.
(Also, being called the Australian Barack Obama is not an endorsement.)