Posts Tagged ‘law’

2010 April 16 – Child Support DNA Testing

16 April 2010

The Australian article: Duped dads win back child payments quotes:

MEN are using a new law to win back hundreds of thousands of dollars paid in child support for children they later discovered were not theirs.

New figures obtained by The Australian reveal that since January 2007, 48 men have won back a total of $434,378.64 paid through the Child Support Agency.

The men used DNA testing to prove they were not the biological fathers of children they had been supporting. One man got back more than $70,000 by proving children were not his.

Sole Parents Union president Kathleen Swinbourne said the new laws were hurting children at the centre of DNA disputes.

“What does this say to children about being wanted, being loved, being parented? What does this do to children whose fathers turn around and say, `I’m not your daddy anymore, I don’t want you’,” she said.

“The effect of this on children must be devastating. And that’s to say nothing about the financial circumstances mothers find themselves in in trying to continue to support their children while trying to pay back child support.”

My thoughts? Hebrews 13:4-6 is fitting:

Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,
“Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”

So we say with confidence,
“The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?”

God will bring about justice

God will never fail like an earthy parent

Our love of money leads to insecurity

The love of God leads to security

define sin

3 July 2008

Below are a few definitions of sin I could think of:

– Breaking God’s rules
– Falling short of God’s holiness
– To not love the Lord with all your heart, soul, strength, mind
– Being your own God
– Basing your identity on anything but God
– Turning a good thing into an ultimate thing

– Committing a crime
– Oppressing another person
– Anything that leaves a guilty conscience
– Upsetting the common good

Are there more?
Does any one define them all?