Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Extraordinary Easter Statement by the UK's Prime Minister David Cameron

Of course, the United Kingdom's history is different from that of the United States. We uphold the separation of Church and State here and in the UK, the Anglican Church remains the official state religion. Church affiliation with governments holds the potential for the Church's message about Jesus being co-opted and compromised. That's why, as a Christian and an American, I appreciate our system.

Nonetheless, this Easter address by David Cameron is an extraordinary acknowledgment of the positive role that the Church plays in his country (and the world) today. (There are "Christians" who give the Church a bad name, of course. I trust that Christ will sort that all out at the final judgment, when wheat will be separated from the chaff.)

In his brief statement, Cameron also recognizes the large numbers of Christians whose lives are at risk today simply because they believe in Jesus Christ. This phenomenon continues a sad trend that began in the twentieth century when more Christians were martyred for their faith in Christ than in the preceding nineteen centuries combined.

A very Happy Easter to you and your family. My video message on the importance of Christianity in our national life:
Posted by David Cameron on Saturday, April 4, 2015

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