Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Christians wake up!

Do you keep up with the news to know at least what is happening to churches in Britain, if not wider afield? If you do you must, like me be concerned at how Christianity is being treated by many of those in authorities?

Here is the latest example:

Male nurse of 40 years is sacked after urging 'patient' to go to church (in a training session)

Andrea Minichiello Williams, Director of Christian Legal Centre commented:

"How is it possible that a nurse who has served the public for 40 years should find himself dismissed because in a training exercise he advised someone to go to Church? To seek to censor and suppress this kind of language and belief is the first fruits of a closed society".
As I always ask in these situations, "What would have happened if the Muslim had suggested they got to the Mosque?" Is not the church an established part of Society? Should not folks be given the opportunity to find out if such actions could help?

The Very Rev John Hall, the Dean of Westminster, believes that this will mean that Christians will increasingly keep their faith to themselves; but isn't that exactly what the enemy wants.

Surely the time has come to wake up and ensure that we are sharing the truth of Jesus Christ in relevant and appropriate ways. Just yesterday we were on our local Green with a stall for our local Fellowship. We gave out our outreach paper and most wanted to receive it. One didn't and she refused, we had a conversation about why, and she want on her way content. For most people this can happen and it is only because harsh and needless laws are being brought in that folks would think of complaining over such exchanges.

We must not make ourselves martyrs for no reason and there will be times that the Lord tells us to be quiet but on the other hand, there may come a time where I have to decide between what man tells me to do and obeying God.

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