Archbishop of Canterbury: David Cameron is right, Britain is a Christian country
The Archbishop of Canterbury has waded into the very public debate over whether Britain is indeed a Christian country. His conclusion? The historical facts may make for uncomfortable reading but they speak for themselves.
The last few weeks have seen an interesting exchange among Christians and non-Christians that all started when David Cameron suggested Britain be "more confident about its status as a Christian country".
Some 50 secularists, including Philip Pullman and Tim Minchin, promptly set about correcting the Prime Minister in an open letter to The Telegraph in which they categorically refuted the idea that Britain was a Christian country and said that such a characterisation "fosters alienation and division in our society".
Leaders of other faiths have been part of the conversation, giving assurances that they have no problem with Britain being defined as a Christian country....
Jim Lincoln wrote: I'll hope I British cousins had a chance to vote. It looks like you may have a "fun" makeup for parliament. Apparently, the British might be throwing up their hands, and saying bah-humbug to both major parties, considering Davy Cameron's support for queer marriages, Homosexuality: A Biblical Perspective, Christians will have a hard time supporting him.
This is a good article. and Nosey also made the point about the Biblical perspective. These principles are decreed by a holy God. What He says to one, He says to us all. When someone becomes a Christian, he becomes a "new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come" (2 Corinthians 5:17). The description of someone as a homosexual, or an alcoholic, or an adulterer, or whatever area of sin someone was involved in, has validity before he becomes a believer. When someone has experienced life-changing salvation through Christ, however, the power of sin no longer controls that person. He is a "new creature." There is no distinction between orientation and conduct in the Bible.
Homosexuality is a biblical issue, not a political issue. How we "feel" about it is not relevant.
I'll hope I British cousins had a chance to vote. It looks like you may have a "fun" makeup for parliament. Apparently, the British might be throwing up their hands, and saying bah-humbug to both major parties, considering Davy Cameron's support for queer marriages, Homosexuality: A Biblical Perspective, Christians will have a hard time supporting him.
Ah, the glories of the parliamentary system, As Winston Churchill said, '"Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time." (from a House of Commons speech on Nov. 11, 1947)' and 'When he was offered the Order of the Garter, he asked "Why should I accept the Order of the Garter, when the British people have just given me the Order of the Boot?".' excerpt from, DEMOCRACY: Democracy and Churchill. Have fun at the polls tomorrow fellows, especially you John of UK, I'm sure you'll appreciate the BBC's help. Election 2015: All you need to know about the campaign.
Gil Rugh said or, wrote: God has revealed that He does what He does for His glory, for Himself, according to what pleases Him. As a result even man's salvation is first and ultimately for His glory. Man benefitting by His gracious deliverance is a secondary purpose in His plan. From the perspective of the saved, God's salvation freely given is to result in praise to and for His glory. So the Scriptures reveal that the root issue in man's sin is his failure and unwillingness to give God the glory He is due.
warning wrote: This is Arminianism which came from Roman Catholicism. Arminianism is the precursor of Liberalism. 1Cor 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
I refer you to the answer I gave you four years ago.
Well I can remember a time when it was normal to baptise babies (called christening), even if the parents didn't believe. Such nonsense will lead to "Catholic countries" and "Christian countries", which is all a nonsense, as countries can never be called such. The Baptists have always been right that every individual must "come to Christ" for themselves, they must each "repent and believe the gospel" themselves. These may then be called "Christian" and live their Christian life in a secular country, which of course is not where they want to be, but rather in the celestial city, with their Lord and Saviour, for whom they have given up all things.
Now who made the mistake of asking a Liberal about Christianity????
The CofE/Arminian/Episcopalian syndicate are devoutly Liberal which means unbiblical and unchristian. Therefore the Archbishop of Canterbury is merely going to toe the worldly establishment line. It is many decades since the Anglicans ditched the Bible to replace it with their own human philosophies.