BBC News – David Cameron speaks of Christian faith in Easter message

BBC News – David Cameron speaks of Christian faith in Easter message.

David’s Message embedded below for your education – not edification.

What a good fellow David is to share his message of Easter with the Nation. I say his message because it isn’t the message of the Bible. The message of Easter is about Jesus the Son of God coming into the world to bleed and die in the place of sinners. The message of the Gospel is to Repent & Believe the Gospel. It’s good that people are neighbourly and help one another, but being neighbourly doesn’t make anyone a Christian – this is implied is his Easter message. One way to distinguish between true & false is not what’s said, but what is not said. The Bible is very plain – and honest – in telling sinners (that’s all of us) that without The Saviour (there is only one) we are lost and undone and will end up in hell.

There’s a lot more to it, but for now please notice, there are two very exclusive aspects to the Christian message. 1. We are all sinners, no exceptions, all of us are guilty before a Holy & Righteous God and deserving of being cast into hell. 2. Jesus is the ONLY Saviour and the ONLY way to be right with God. This is contrary to Islam and EVERY other faith. To say otherwise, as David does, is to deceive and to be dishonest. I have to tell you the truth. The sad truth is David Cameron may well be deceived himself. Before you can have the peace of God, you, me, all of us need Peace with God. (Romans 5:1-2) That Peace is only obtained by the Grace of God through Jesus Christ and NO other way. Now if he were to share that…

If we could save ourselves or were good enough to enter heaven – why did Jesus have to die? Like the rest of us then, David needs to Repent & Believe the Gospel. (Mark 1:14-15). 

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10 Responses to BBC News – David Cameron speaks of Christian faith in Easter message

  1. Politically correct politicians are the worst in twisting the Gospel

  2. Perhaps you would be interested in reading this? Should specific religions be praised for ethical conduct? theweekly250.com

    • Thanks for the visit Ben. And thank you for the link. I read your article with interest, but you have completely missed the point of my post. And from what I read seem to be as clueless about Christianity as David Cameron. I said right at the start it was Cameron’s message, not the message of the Bible. I realise he is trying to get ‘Christians’ on-side. His message is pure politics. However, if he is going to comment on Christianity he should know what it is – he clearly has no idea. And sadly, from your article neither do you.

  3. Thanks for replying, I am not sure you got the point of my article either. It has nothing really to do with Christianity. Perhaps you would be able to explain what you take Christianity to be?

    • Touché Ben.

      You wrote:
      ‘Religious practice often requires good acts in return for a positive outcome for the believer. Therefore, any good act, which is offered purely for religious reasons, is done for the sole purpose to obtain those rewards, not through the virtue of the act itself.’

      This isn’t Christianity.

      But to the point then of your post. I probably agree with you, his personal views shouldn’t come into it. But to believe that about anyone is completely naive. After all, if you were PM, wouldn’t your own views influence your decisions. The idea of neutrality is a myth.But on the other hand what’s wrong with the Prime Minister at Easter addressing the ‘Christian’ public which are probably in the majority (depending on what opinion poll you prefer to believe). What you are actually asking him to do is impossible. All I’m asking of him is to correctly represent Christianity when he chooses to speak on it.

  4. “Religious practice often requires good acts in return for a positive outcome for the believer. Therefore, any good act, which is offered purely for religious reasons, is done for the sole purpose to obtain those rewards, not through the virtue of the act itself.”

    You would disagree with this? Forgive the lack of poetry to this statement but isn’t the purpose of Christianity, the end goal, to get into heaven? You accomplish this via doing good etc. (Very basic interpretation, granted, but is that not what it boils down to?)

    My point is not that Christians or religious believers are bad or even that they are wrong. My points are simply: (1) without religion, people would still be good through their own moral conduct, religion doesn’t ADD ethics to society (in my opinion) (2) because of this, the PM shouldn’t praise a segment of such a society, how ever large it is, based purely upon their religious beliefs.

    “to believe that about anyone is completely naive. After all, if you were PM, wouldn’t your own views influence your decisions. The idea of neutrality is a myth”

    Why? He could have just not mentioned any religion. His decision to speak in praise of one religious group segregates many others. What about agnostics, or atheists etc who help people everyday, or helped their communities during the floods?

    “what’s wrong with the Prime Minister at Easter addressing the ‘Christian’ public which are probably in the majority (depending on what opinion poll you prefer to believe). What you are actually asking him to do is impossible.”

    He could have praised community, a neutral stance on religion which is all inclusive. Hardly impossible.

    To be honest I’m not so concerned about receiving praise from such a man (especially since the likelihood of his discourse is intended for a section of the electorate) but I disagree with his decision to speak fondly about a specific group of people based purely on their beliefs.

    We may find, in fact we surely will, that we disagree on this subject. Perhaps we leave it with ‘ Cameron should shut up’?

    • Thanks again for this Ben. I appreciate your comments. In fact, I took you seriously when you said, ‘Perhaps you would be able to explain what you take Christianity to be?’. So, I’m writing a blog post to answer you. Won’t be today though – would you mind giving me a few days to respond (I have work to do).

      Just to whet your appetite though: ‘… isn’t the purpose of Christianity, the end goal, to get into heaven? You accomplish this via doing good etc. (Very basic interpretation, granted, but is that not what it boils down to?)

      No Ben, that isn’t the way anyone gets into heaven. Please come back in a few days.

  5. Yes, I look forward to reading it. Take care.

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