Back in the 1970s, a Christian lawyer was quoted by the theologian, Professor Rousas J. Rushdoony, who said, "The major political confrontation in the 1980s will not be between liberals and conservatives, socialists and antisocialists, but between Christianity and humanism. It will be a war to the death. Everything will be done to disguise from Christians the reality of the battle, so that when the moment of crisis comes, many will halt in the valley of indecision."
As each election in Australia has come and gone, the moment of crisis has also come and gone, and many Christians halted in the valley of indecision. The issue was not conservative versus socialist, the issue was Biblical Christianity versus humanism, and many churchmen sided with the humanists.
Humanism is anything that has its origin in the thoughts of men apart from the foundation of the absolutes revealed by God in His inerrent Word, the Bible. Humanistic man, including religious humanistic man (and I use the term in its generic sense), has always exalted reason over revelation. When confronted with revelation, humanistic man becomes angry; however, the rage of the heathen only lasts an hour. They crucified our Lord, so Biblical Christians ought not be surprised at the fiery trial that is mounting; the Lord rose on the third day and defeated the enemy of our souls. Even in our death, His victory shall advance in time and on earth.