The best expression of the unity, love and forgiveness the Lord has for Australia is to vote No on the Voice, say two Christian leaders, one Indigenous and one non-Indigenous.
On Saturday 14 October, Australians will be asked whether or not they support altering the Constitution to establish an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament.
The question in the upcoming referendum is about more than recognition for Indigenous Australians, which most Australians support. What will be asked is if a new body should be established in Canberra, made up only of Indigenous people, that will influence the federal government in its decisions, policies and laws.
Christians have a special interest in the Voice referendum. Jesus commands us to be salt and light in the world, which includes taking part in the political process. Jesus also teaches us to love, help and care for those in need, which in an Australian context includes Indigenous people, particularly in rural and regional areas.
Of course, the Bible is silent on exactly how we should vote on the Voice. But Scripture does give us many principles to consider as we decide whether to vote Yes or No.
Love of neighbour, selflessness and justice are some of the more obvious principles we must weigh. But Christians should not neglect the many other biblical principles that inform this debate.
Below are ten forgotten principles: ten reasons we believe Christians should vote No on the Voice.
Read the full article at the Daily Declaration HERE.