Coronation, Act Party and Christians by Continent

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

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Good Morning and Welcome to this week’s Gospel and Culture update, by Alan Vink
Coronation, Act Party and Christians by Continent
Tuesday 9th May 2023

The Coronation

POV. On Saturday we witnessed the coronation of a King. On Sunday we worshipped The King OF Kings. On Saturday we witnessed an imperfect man anointed for a very important job. On Sunday we worshipped a man known as The Christ or The Anointed One who is perfect in ALL His ways. On Saturday we were reminded that we are ‘subjects’ of an earthly realm whose borders are well defined. On Sunday we were reminded that we are first and foremost subjects of a heavenly realm whose borders reach into eternity. Indeed, one day yet to come, the “Kingdoms of this world will become the Kingdom of His Christ and He will reign forever and ever”. Rev.11:15. And that will be a great day.

In the meantime we live in a dialectical tension as ‘subjects’ of two kingdoms. At this stage I am still a monarchist…..just. I get very nervous about changing constitutional arrangements of nations. But that said I am very disappointed at the size of the invoice for the coronation totalling NZ$210m for what is essentially a one day event in down town London. Great Britain is in the midst of a deep recession and this is an extravagant spend. There is something not right about that.

Here is a long read from Christianity Today titled, UK Coronation Remains Religious, Even if the Country Isn’t.

Act is pro-abortion

POV. I found Act Party announcement last week to contest a safe National seat strange to say the least. Why tussle with the party you may want to go into coalition with one day. Further, up to now it appeared that the Act Party was genuinely committed to free speech. I doubt it very much now. The Tamaki seat is held by National’s Simon O’Connor. Simon is opposed to both Abortion and Euthanasia. It seems Act is very unhappy with Simon’s right to ‘free speech’. I think this article from Voice For Life hits the nail on the head. h

I quote:- “As others have pointed out, if David Seymour is really as committed to free speech as he claims to be, then why would he be targeting a fellow opposition MP for holding views he disagrees with? Like we’ve been trying to warn for some time now, David Seymour isn’t a principled defender of free speech, he’s simply using the fundamentally important issue of free speech as a political marketing tool to keep himself in the spotlight”.

From The West to the Rest (Global South)

POV. God is at work. Acts 29 is on the move. Things may be quite ‘dry’ and declining in the Western world but they aren’t in the non-Western world. Check out this graphic. And here is a one pager dense with interesting information.


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  1. John Twemlow John Twemlow We talk about the extravagant cost of the coronation. I would love to read some specifics. I guess that the cost of police, soldiers, etc would be included, which of course would be paid regardless of what they were doing that day. When we're not in agreement with something, extravagance of calculated costs always take place. Tuesday, May 9, 2023