Tuesday, 6 March 2007

Family Integrity # 142 -- Section 59 - 22 November and what to do until then

Family Integrity # 142 -- Section 59 - 22 November and what to do until then


We now have just over 3 weeks before the Select Committee reviewing the Bill to repeal Section 59 of the Crimes Act 1961 is due to report back to the MPs on November 22, 2006. The Select Committee will meet together on Monday and Tuesday 20 and 21 November to finalise what they are to present to the MPs. So this is what we can be doing until 22 November.

1. The MPs are not sitting this week. So it is a great opportunity to take those emails/letters/faxes you have sent to the MPs and turn them into letters to the Editors of newspapers and magazines. Here is a good link to help you send your letter to many different editors at once: http://www.maxim.org.nz/letter/ This page on the Maxim website: is a must for us all to read as we lobby the Government and Editors of papers and magazines.

2. Once the Select Committee reports back to Parliament Wednesday 22 November, the final vote could happen before Christmas. There is, therefore, an urgency for us all to be writing/visiting/phoning our MPs. All MP contact details can be found at: . This week the MPs are not in Parliament so are probably in their electorates. So this is a good week to visit with your MP.

Contact your MP today.

Please pass this email around. Time is Short. Get the word out far and wide. Please fast and pray, be informed, and encouraged, and ACT NOW!

Craig and Barbara Smith
4 Tawa Street Palmerston North
New Zealand
Phone: (06) 357-4399 or (06) 354-7699
Fax: (06) 357-4399
web site: www.hef.org.nz

PS Information below here is from previous countdown emails. It is included here for those who have had this email forwarded to them for the first time: If you have not read these or listened to these then please do so soon.

1. Read this online book and pass it around: By Fear and Fallacy by Michael L Drake http://FamilyIntegrity.org.nz/page/873810. It is a devastating critique of the entire repeal lobby.

2. Buy these 2 DVDs and show them around: http://www.FamilyIntegrity.org.nz/page/873825

3. If you have not already then read this article in the 19 Sept 06 Herald - "Parents should sit licence test, say experts." and then read this article: 0.htm .

4. Listener Poll results: : Should smacking be: 4% Outlawed in all circumstances 96% Permitted in some circumstances, within reason.

5. CALL TO REPENTANCE AS A NATION As we get very near to the 2nd reading of Section 59 of the Crimes Act we need to remember that this is God's battle not ours. With the state of our Country it may be God's Will for this bill to be repealed. As we suffer perscusion the Church will be purified. This need not be though if we will be like the people of Nineveh, (Jonah 1:2). Let us be like the people of Nineveh in Jonah 3:5 where they believed God and proclaimed a fast and put on sackcloth. In Jonah 3:8 the King said "let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and let them cry mightly to God; yea, let every one turn from his evil way and from the violence which is in his hands. Who knows, God may yet repent and turn from his fierce anger, so that we perish not?" Then victory came Jonah 3:10 "When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil way, God repented of the evil which he had said he would do to them; and he did not do it." We also have the example of Ethelred and Alfred the Great from History. The battle was about to begin. Alfred went to look for his brother the King and he found him with the Priest: "Ethelred-my brother-my king," he cried, "the Danes are upon us. Their lines are formed. My men are ready. A moment's delay may lose the battle." But Ethelred said quietly: "It is the service of God. Our priest is saying prayers for us and for our men. Shall I forsake the help of God to trust in men and in weapons? It is meet that the king pray for his people." Ethelred and Alfred had success that day. Two months later King Ethelred died and Alfred became King of England. At the end of 877 after 7 years as King and many victories in battle he lost his throne, luxurious lifestyle and went many a day with nothing to eat and lived hidden in the bogs and marshes. In May 878 he gathered together a rag tag army of the farmers around him. Before going into battle he prayed with his men a prayer of repentance. They had Victory at that battle.

So people of New Zealand let us pray prayers of repentance like King Alfred the Great and be like the people of Nineveh who cried mightly to God; yea, every one turned from his evil way. We might yet see God's hand keep Section 59 from being repealed

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