GOdsownNZ will provide socially-conservative thinking people a political party to vote for this coming General Election. The policies that we stand by and stand up for, we believe, reflect the values of the 'silent majority' of traditional, grass-roots New Zealanders.
We believe God has called us to STAND UP UNASHAMEDLY as Christians and others who agree, and speak out! (WE are 'coming out'!)
The 'thought-police' (left-wing) have manipulated NZ society's thinking long enough! They have twisted things so that Right is now believed to be 'wrong', and Wrong is believed to be 'right'. (The Bible tells us this was to happen - see Isaiah 5:20-21)). RIGHT is right, and wrong is wrong! What "they say ... " has corrupted the minds of Kiwis since the '60's; 'educating' us on what they believe is right for society - basically their agenda to 'normalise' wrong behaviour, so we all will be on the same (their) 'page'. God is very specific through His word, the Bible, what is right, and what is wrong. This social engineering, 'P.C' (Political Correctness) is all geared to shut us down, shut us up, and shame us into not 'offending' anyone (them), when we disagree with their opinions or lifestyle - accusing us of 'hate-speech'.
God has a perfect plan for each one of us, and our nation! An excellent plan, if only we do things His way (according to His Word, The Holy Bible)! Many people think God is a 'kill-joy' - that His ways of living are oppressive, repressive and regressive. On the contrary! The times He says "No" to certain patterns of thinking and behaving (attitudes, habits), ways of living and acting - are because they are HARMFUL to us, and others! (Jesus was the first recorded 'women's liberator'! It was religious humans/systems who have oppressed women, not Jesus!)
God LOVES us, and wants the BEST for us! Jesus Christ came to set us free ("It was for freedom that Christ has set us free" (Galatians 5:1)) from all those things that we have done, and others have done to us, that have been wrong (sin), and have affected us negatively - that have hurt us, and distorted what God has for us (a blessed, abundant life). Jesus says in John 10;10 "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows)." (AMP)
These (wrong) things have become 'normal' and 'acceptable' in our society today: abortion, euthanasia ('mercy' killings), other murder and violence, homosexuality, same-sex marriage, prostitution, drunkenness, 'recreational' drug-using, gambling, marriage/family break-ups, adultery, premarital sex, sex without commitment, pornography, greed, theft, lying, false news (media) - the list goes on!
1 Peter 8: 10 says " For the one who desires life, to love and see good days, must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit. He must turn away from evil and do good; he must seek peace and pursue it. For the eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous, and His ears attend to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil."
New Zealand is an AWESOME country - as you know! There is so much potential for all of us to do so much better - in all ways, not just monetarily or materially.
The Bible says: "Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people He has chosen as His heritage." (Psalm 33:12 AMP).
The 'Statement on Religious Diversity in Aotearoa New Zealand' published 2007, produced for the New Zealand Diversity Action Programme, by the Human Rights Commission and Victoria University of Wellington, states:
1. THE STATE AND RELIGION. The State seeks to treat all faith communities and those who profess no religion equally before the law. New Zealand has no official or established religion.
This statement relegates God, the One, True Living God... the Christian God (Jesus Christ) ... to equal status with other 'gods' of other religions. Christianity IS the established religion of New Zealand. Christian missionaries came to New Zealand well before The Treaty was signed, and most Maori accepted and embraced Christianity! Most laws of today are based on Biblical law! NZ education came out of Christian missionary teachers bringing it to this country! Many charities today are run and operated by Christians! Our annual and sick leave, and other benefits we enjoy today, all come out of God's law in the Old Testament! Farming and horticultural techniques of today, came out of the Old Testament! The welfare and good treatment of others, are all Biblical. Our actual calendar years are marked by the life and death of Jesus Christ:
"The terms "Anno Domini"(AD) and "Before Christ" (BC) are used to label or number years in the Julian and Gregorian calendars. The term Anno Domini is Medieval Latin and means "in the year of the Lord", but is often translated as "in the year of our Lord"". (Wikipaedia).
How can we then, ignore Jesus Christ, God, and what He wants for us and New Zealand?
The BIBLE (GOD) clearly states as the First Commandment: "You shall have no other gods before Me or besides Me." (Deuteronomy 5:7). (See The Ten Commandments)
If New Zealand is to come under God's blessing and protection again, then our Government (and WE) need to take radical steps to undo the damage that has been done to our nation, through this blasphemy and all other legitimising/legalising of un-Godly acts. GOdsownNZ has been founded to enter Parliament with the purpose of re-instilling God's principles, values and ethics, so that the nation is operating the way He wants it to, and that God may bless the nation once again. No longer can 'situational ethics' predominate.
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing" ( Edmund Burke)
AOTEAROA - THE LAND OF THE LONG WHITE CLOUD! We believe the 'long, white cloud' is the Holy Spirit of God hovering over New Zealand - His nation!
Claire Holley, GOdsownNZ's Leader and Co-Founder received a prophetic word from God back in October 2016. Part of what God was saying:
"... New Zealand for New Zealanders, the nation I have chosen and am calling to My purposes and plans - on the 'world scene'. I have placed a 'mantle' on New Zealand as a "trophy of grace", to show off to the rest of the world. Revival will take place - in Government, and in the land, so I will use New Zealand as a 'witness' to the rest of the world, of My goodness, grace, and good news and plans (for NZ) and the rest of the world".
God wants to do amazing things in and through this nation - once again!
"No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly" (Psalm 84: 11)
Standing Up For Christian Principles, Values and Ethics, that will allow "...God (to) defend (bless) New Zealand" once again!