Saturday, 26 April 2014
The UK is pagan not Christian
A group of scientists, academics and prominent writers accused British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday of stoking sectarian divisions through his repeated description of Britain as a “Christian country”.
The public figures, including authors Philip Pullman and Terry Pratchett, said they respected the Conservative leader’s own religious beliefs, which he has addressed in a series of statements.
But they took issue with his characterization of Britain saying, in a letter to the Daily Telegraph, the country was actually a “plural society” of largely “non-religious” people.
“To constantly claim otherwise fosters alienation and division in our society,” said the 55 members of the group that also included Nobel prize winning scientist John Sulston.
“It needlessly fuels enervating sectarian debates that are by and large absent from the lives of most British people, who do not want religions or religious identities to be actively prioritized by their elected government,” the letter added.
The 2011 census showed Christianity was the largest religion in England and Wales but the number of people who described themselves as Christian had fallen from almost 72 percent in 2001 to just over 59 percent, or 33.2 million people. About 14 million people said they had no religion.
Cameron told an Easter reception this month he was “proud to be a Christian myself and to have my children at a church school”.
In an article in the Church Times last week, he described himself as “a member of the Church of England, and, I suspect, a rather classic one: not that regular in attendance, and a bit vague on some of the more difficult parts of the faith”.
Britain, he added, should be more confident about its status as a Christian country and more evangelical.
Source: Voice of America
Both David Cameron and his critics are right.
First: No nation are “Christian”. Only individuals are followers of Jesus the Messiah. As a group of followers, they form a Church. No government, no friend of the present World.
Second: Most of the people in the UK, are pagans. They will face judgment, and will have to spend eternity in Hell. Just as they desire.
Third: It is not enough to be born into the Anglican Church to enter Heaven. You have to be born again by the Spirit of God, and surrender to Jesus the Messiah. Then be baptized.
Forth: For David Cameron, it is not enough to have become the Prime Minister. Anyhow, claiming to be a Christian is well and good. By the fruits, we will come to know if He is approved by heaven.
Lets pray for the Prime Minister, that His soul shall not be wasted. Jesus the Messiah accept all who are willing to repent. Amen.
Written by Ivar