A European leader offered a rare and bold Easter video message last weekend filled with affirmations directed towards the Christian church. It could sound a bit strange to some people – only because such words don’t seem to be clearly stated in public much at all these days.
The central theme of this leader’s two-minute-and-25-second address was that his nation is “a Christian country.”
Who offered this inspirational message? British Prime Minister David Cameron.
“Easter is a time for Christians to celebrate the ultimate triumph of life over death in the resurrection of Jesus. And for all of us, it’s a time to reflect on the part that Christianity plays in our national life.
“The church is not just a collection of beautiful, old buildings; it is a living, active force doing great works across our country. Across Britain, Christians don’t just talk about ‘loving thy neighbor,’ they live it out in faith schools, in prisons, in community groups.
“And it’s for all these reasons that we should feel proud to say, ‘This is a Christian country.’ Yes we’re a nation that embraces, welcomes and accepts all faiths and none, but we are still a Christian country.”
This is a rare and refreshing instance of a Western leader standing strong for Judeo-Christian values, especially in these politically-correct, anti-Christian times we live in. Especially with the cultural invasion of Islam into western Europe.
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