A Christian Country, Right or Wrong? 27th April 14

David Cameron stated this week that the UK is a Christian country “and we should not be afraid to say so”. In his speech, given in Oxford on the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, the prime-minister called for a revival of traditional Christian values to counter Britain’s “moral collapse”. So, is the prime-minister right or wrong?

I personally find it inconceivable that a nation which aborts over 200,000 babies a year, that is progressing legislation concerning euthanasia, that redefines the nature of marriage, that has thousands dependent upon food-banks, where racism and hatred still flourish and that appears increasingly addicted to consumerism, pornography and self-gratification could ever be called Christian!

So, with this in mind, how will we see the reversal of that which Cameron has identified as our “moral collapse”?  Although I am sure that there is a need for righteous governance and better legislation the problem lies deeper. Indeed, according to Scripture our problem stems from our rejection of God and our continual promotion of self.  Although I am yet to be convinced that any nation can count itself as truly Christian, I do remain hopeful for our nation. Let us therefore pray that by a move of God’s spirit we could see thousands or indeed millions coming to God through the means of repentance from sin and faith in Jesus. Indeed, then and only then, will we see death replaced by life; despair overtaken by hope; and sin superseded by righteousness.

Yours and His

Gareth