The Prime Minister Practising Christianity?
The media frequently refer to the Prime Minister as a practising Christian. This is no doubt his profession, but it is by its fruit that a tree is known. We have to come to the regrettable conclusion that, when his public life is judged by the Biblical criteria identifying a Christian, the Prime Minister does not conform to the pattern set out there. His recent visit to the Pope, who was reputedly reluctant to see him because of his stance on war with Iraq, was played down as a private matter but, along with his attendance upon mass, it shows that his Christianity is not the Christianity of the Bible and of the Protestant faith of the nation over whose affairs he presides.
This conclusion is strengthened by his readiness to extol Islam as a great faith. He presides over a government which condones and promotes the sins of Sodom and has led the nation rapidly further away from the law and gospel of God. Willing to stand against widespread opposition in matters concerning which he has strong personal convictions, Mr Blair is unwilling to resist vociferous minorities who plead human rights in defence of their ungodly and immoral deeds, suggesting thereby that these are not matters of concern to him. There is a lack of public integrity in the readiness to profess to take a firm stand against international terrorism while promoting the involvement of the representatives of Irish terrorism in the Government of Northern Ireland. There is unchristian deceitfulness in the progressive incorporation and enmeshment of the nation in a European superstate while professing to safeguard its sovereign independence. In Mr Blair’s frequent and fervent public utterances regarding the prospect of war with Iraq we have not found any reference to dependence upon God and His favour, or to the necessity of prayerfully and humbly seeking wisdom from God in a matter which is of such significance to the nation and to the world.
How much we need to pray for Mr Blair and those who share with him the weighty responsibility of Government and those who represent the official opposition to the Government, that they would indeed come under the influence of the Christian gospel in their personal lives and in their public functions. In that event, he and they would be calling the nation to repentance and to prayer. They would also be leading a movement to restore the biblical laws and practices which are being jettisoned in that movement towards liberalisation, falsely so called, which has been exposing us to God’s displeasure, undermining the true freedoms of our people and making us a prey to false religion, social breakdown, and intolerance of that which is good.