Local councils in New South Wales, Australia recently held their local elections. One would not think there would be anything devilish in that? Well, there is and I have highlighted what I believe is devilish in red below.
‘With counting underway following the NSW Local Government Elections, …is making preparations for the first meeting of the new council.
Once results have been finalised by the NSW Electoral Commission, successful candidates will be notified to take an oath or affirmation ahead of an Extraordinary Meeting to conduct a Mayoral Election.
The oath / affirmation is a requirement of every councillor before the first meeting of a newly elected council, and must occur before a Mayoral Election can take place, along with other legislated requirements.”
“The results must first be declared by the NSW Electoral Commission,” said Mr Wood. “The Governance team is planning for two scenarios in regard to holding the first council meeting, which will be to elect a Mayor and to consider creating the Deputy Mayor role and subsequent vote.
“According to the Local Government Act, this needs to be done within three weeks of the election result being declared.”
The two scenarios are:
- If successful candidates are declared on or before 22 December 2021, the first council meeting will be held at 3pm on 23 December 2021, subject to the new councillor’s availability.
- If successful candidates are declared from the 23rd to 24th December 2021, the first meeting of council will take place on 11 January 2022.
A Smoking Ceremony and Welcome to Country followed with a morning tea to welcome family and friends will also take place on January 11.
A robust and comprehensive On Boarding and Induction program has been planned for the new councillors, involving in-house and externally facilitated sessions to be held throughout January and February.
“The plans we are working towards for the first meeting of council will assist with a seamless transition into public office for the newly elected body, and we look forward to continuing to serve the community going into this next term of council,” said Mr ….”
So, what is a “smoking ceremony” and “Welcome to Country”? These two ceremonies are tied to what is known as “The Dreaming”. Only a blind Freddy wouldn’t realize we are living in a post Christian world in that the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ was once preached to people as the ONLY way to get to Heaven. However, that’s not the way it is now in the post Christian era. Now, those in authority want the old religions of the supposed indigenous peoples to be revived and honored. For example, in the Australian aboriginal ‘The Dreaming tells of the journey and the actions of Ancestral Beings who created the natural world. Ancestral Beings are supernatural and creator beings who travelled across the unshaped world in both human and non-human form, shaping the landscape, creating people and laying down laws of social and religious behaviour. The Dreaming is infinite and links the past to the present and determines the future. If life on earth is to continue, these rules, almost lost to the world, need to be followed. Dreaming is an English word commonly used by Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people alike to describe Aboriginal cosmology and the genesis of the world. The Dreaming encompasses the ancestral narratives about the supernatural and ancestral beings, and their epic deeds of creation. Each narrative is known as a ‘Dreaming’. The entire Australian continent is covered in an intricate web of Dreamings or ancestral tracks.
Ceremonies provide a link between the people and The Dreaming and ensure that vital components of this law and The Dreaming stay intact. They provide a time where all people in a language group work together for the survival of The Dreaming.
When discussing specific ceremonies to be performed in the modern era it is important to have a local Aboriginal person present due to the sensitive and sacred nature of some ceremony. There reasons for ceremonies in Aboriginal society, all hold a strong ties with The Dreaming.’https://aboriginalincursions.com.au/special-aboriginal-ceremonial-events/smoking-ceremony
The Creation account according to the Bible is thrown out to make room for the pseudo “science of evolution” and yet this aboriginal DREAMING is also taught in Australian schools. Yes, anything but the Bible!
So, what about the “smoking ceremony”?
From the same web page we read that ‘A smoking ceremony is an ancient aboriginal custom in Australia that involves burning various native plants to produce smoke, which has cleansing properties and the ability to ward off bad spirits from the people and the land and make pathway for a brighter future.
Certain traditional smoking ceremonies are also believed to be used for positive therapeutic outcomes dependant on what plants are available from region to region.
When you see a smoking ceremony happening, it is a gift from the aboriginal people to all people in Australia so make sure you go to the smoke and wave it over you and cleanse the past for a better future.’ Yep, that’s exactly what a professing Christian would want to be involved in! This is Devil worship just as those forbidden in the Scriptures. However, our elected officials have made Devil worship a part of our culture.
The welcome to country is ‘…a speech delivered by an aboriginal elder of the land and is a sign of respect to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land past. present and future.’ That in itself seems innocent but think about what it is really saying. In the future will there be an aboriginal land tax levied on non-aboriginal land holders in the future?
Let it be known that these two ceremonies are wrong for any government to promote! Personally, I avoid being at any of these ceremonies. Why? They are anti-God, anti-Bible and Devilish. They will only lead the worshipper to Hell.
Let it be known that no one can be forced to truly believe anything they do not wish to believe but the truth of John 14:6 is still very relevant to each person’s final destination after death. The Lord Jesus said ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me‘ and the truth of that will be known immediately after one dies.