Easter seems a long time ago. But many people have spoken about British Prime Minister David Cameron’s Easter message. So we decided to re-post it here for your easy reference, and also for any who haven’t seen it or read it yet.
Re-posted from: Express UK, 5 April, 2015
Referring to the comfort he has found in his own Christian faith, he asks the nation to “speak out about the persecution of Christians around the world”.
In what could be seen as a bid to reaffirm his Christian credentials ahead of the General Election on May 7, Mr Cameron declares: “Across Britain, Christians don’t just talk about ‘loving thy neighbour’, 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 are a nation that embraces, welcomes and accepts all faiths and none but we are still a Christian country.
“And as a Christian country,” he asserts.
“Our responsibilities don’t end there.
We are a nation that embraces, welcomes and accepts all faiths and none but we are still a Christian country
“We have a duty to speak out about the persecution of Christians around the world too.”It is truly shocking to know that in 2015 there are still Christians being threatened, tortured, even killed, because of their faith from Egypt to Nigeria, Libya to North Korea.
“Across the Middle East, Christians have been hounded out of their homes, forced to flee from village to village, many of them forced to renounce their faith or be brutally murdered.
“To all those brave Christians in Iraq and Syria who are practising their faith, or sheltering others, we must say, ‘We stand with you’.”
Mr Cameron’s message comes days after almost 150 Kenyan Christians were massacred by Al Shabaab gunmen.
He adds: “The church is not just a collection of beautiful old buildings.
“It is a living, active force doing great works across our country.”