On This Election Day…

… a sobering note from Ian Hamilton of Cambridge Presbyterian Church on the Banner of Truth website. The final paragraph reads:

Christians of all people cannot subscribe to the secularist mantra that religion and politics must always be separated. Our Saviour has called us to be salt and light, penetrating the putrefying and confusing effects of sin in the world with the light of God’s wholesome and saving truth. When the truths of the Christian faith are eclipsed in a nation, its moral and ultimate demise is inevitable. Let me say again, this letter is NOT an attempt to parade the virtues of one political party over another. It is, however, an unashamed attempt to provoke us to take perhaps more seriously than some of us have done before, what our political leaders are saying about abortion. If we do not speak for those who cannot speak for themselves, who will?

(Thanks David.)

On This Election Day…

2 thoughts on “On This Election Day…

  1. James Leverton says:

    I had an advanced reading of that article…My Mum typed it up!
    Interesting point but then what are all the other parties stances on abortion?

  2. Stephen says:

    Hi James,
    It’s a good point. There is no major party that takes a biblical line on it. I think it is left as a matter of conscience for each candidate (though, I confess, I have not checked every manifesto).

    I asked each of the candidates in my constituency about it by email about 3 weeks ago. Only two (of the six) responded, the LibDem and the Tory. Both are women and both support the current position.

    I seriously considered spoiling my ballot paper because I did not want anyone to get in. However, in the end I voted for the least worst candidate on the grounds that it might help avoid getting the worst candidate. I will leave it to your imagination to work out which that was…

    Anyway, it’s all over now. Having done my grubby duty, I’ll have a shower, and then get back to preaching and training to preach better the marvellous gospel of Christ. Ultimately it’s the only answer.

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