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UK evangelicals considers violence to defend faith
A leading church group which represents more than a million Christians has raised the prospect of civil unrest and even "violent revolution" to protect religious freedoms.
In a startling warning to the Government, senior church and political figures have backed a report advocating force to protest against policies that are "unbiblical" and "inimical to the Christian faith".
The report from the Evangelical Alliance says "violent revolution" should be regarded as a viable response if government legislation encroaches further on basic religious rights. The church is urged to come to a consensus that "at some point there is not only the right but the duty to disobey the state"....
I doubt such "evangelicals" actually do much real public sharing of the faith. Resortion to violence to persuction is just what the leftist media would love to see, but this is not the weapons of our warfare, and it is not how the primitive church in the Bible responded to persecution and grew despite far worse treatment than the likes of W. Europe.
"By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left," "For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh" (Cor. 6:6: 10:3). Praise the Lord.
This article appears to me to be an attempt by secular facist to paint christians with the same brush as Islamic extreamist. It will most likely work and christians should brace for a communist style persicution.
'Proposals to ban proselytising in publicly-funded Christian projects could ultimately lead to Christians being prevented from teaching others about the Bible. This would "be unambiguously recognised by Christians as perpetrating evil that has to be resisted by deliberate acts of defiance", the report says."'
This is the only instance I can see of open defiance but never violence.
I would suggest these people read such booklets as, RENDERING UNTO CAESAR,
have recently been reading a biography of richard cameron, the scottish covenanter. these themes are not new. the old scottish presbyterians had well thought out the issues of the relationship of state and church. what are we to do about issues like the firemen disciplined for failing to take part in a gay rights march? as things stand, talking of the Lord or attempting to share the gospel message are already disciplinary offences (falling under the category of harassment or breaching equal ops policies, which seek to strip away any christian witness and promote "diversity"). well done evangelical alliance.
It appears these brothers have produced a good summary of the proper Christian relationship to Civil Authority. I pray to Christ that He will guide other shepherdsâ€™ and their flocks to return to a more biblically orthodox view than has prevailed among Christians in liberal democracies for many years.