God Defend Our Free Land

I have been becoming increasingly concerned with the state of affairs in our nation. After reading and about the Sex Education for Kindergarten Children in Germany (which lead me to this post worth a click too) and also the fact that it has outlawed homeschooling, I began to consider what things would be like in New Zealand if home schooling were illegal. Apart from the state already meddling in family life with the passing (despite clear opposition from the majority of Kiwi’s) of the ‘anti-smacking‘ bill, it would be a further step in the direction of state control. Maybe for now the impact on our children wouldn’t be that great (relatively speaking). But the inevitable result wouldn’t be very different from what is happening in Germany. Why do I think this? Because of similarities it seems in the philosophies of the respective governments. I thought it interesting to note the extreme state interference in the lives of it’s citizens, and it echoes of a tragic past in that nation. Does history have to repeat itself?

Shocked as I was to read about the depravity of the German educational brochures, it served to remind me that moral decline isn’t just a bit of liberal teaching here and there, or ‘innocent’ or ‘pragmatic’ movement away from the absolutes of God’s law. Once begun, it seems that the progression of evil is truly horrific and it’s a slippery slope for a nation to begin on that course of rejecting God and His Ways.

How I love our National Anthem and I’m sure I speak for the majority of New Zealander’s when I say “God defend our Free Land”!

“..if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14 (NIV)

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3 thoughts on “God Defend Our Free Land

  1. Hi
    I clicked on the link about the sex ed in kindys and was shocked
    I read the paragraph starting with “Just as you speak . . . ”
    isnt that inappropriate????

    when I was getting my bachelor in early childhood education
    I learnt that we tend to follow England in what they do educationally

    all I can is thank goodness we dont live in Germany

  2. Greetings

    It is scary to see what is happening in Germany.

    “Because of similarities it seems in the philosophies of the respective governments. I thought it interesting to note the extreme state interference in the lives of it’s citizens, and it echoes of a tragic past in that nation. Does history have to repeat itself?”

    Just as we have followed a system that has not worked in Sweden for the correction of children we may find this government following Germany in regard to education.

    All this is under the desire to see child abuse reduced in New Zealand. But as we are seeing banning reasonable force for correction has not stopped child abuse. So they will look for other easy ways to be seen to be doing something. That is home schooling children will be banned or heavily monitored so that all children are seen in schools where likely abuse can be picked up.

    Well, child abuse will not be reduced by banning or heavily monitoring home educating of children. Because it is those with live in boyfriends and extra hangers on, alcohol and drugs etc that are the culprit. But these are much harder for a government to deal with especially when they don’t want to loose any votes.

    Have you visited http://www.hef.org.nz to have a look at home education in New Zealand.

    We as a family have learned the 5 verses of the National Anthem. we love it too.

  3. Food for thought huh!!
    Scary stuff alright.
    Hubby and I were just talking about how our PM is fascinated with how Sweden runs their country and how that will in the long term affect us as a country, community and family.
    Our kids are just little but Homeschooling is up there for us and I’ld say that if it became outlawed that would be enough reason for us to pack up and ship out ………..(unless GOd said otherwise)
    Why is it that our government leaders cannot see the longterm harm and foolishness in these decisions? Are they truly blind or are they happy to sacrifice some things for their larger goal? Our government has overstepped it’s jurisdiction and wants to police inside our homes and our minds also. Goes to show how carefully we need to think about what we are subtly been pulled into! It is often spoken about in our home.
    Good on you for the thoughts you have written up…….You go gal!!

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