Defining Christianity: Cameron vs Christ

I mentioned this Sunday, but I’ll mention it here, too.

Prime Minister David Cameron:

I am a committed — but I have to say vaguely practicing — Church of England Christian.

Jesus Christ:

And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.

And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.

I am thankful David Cameron has good things to say about Christianity’s positive effects on society.  I pray he will be a good leader of the United Kingdom — but he describes a relatively benign version of “Cultural Christianity”, one that is far from real faith.

The Founder of our faith calls for much more than “vaguely practiced” Christianity.    There is nothing vague about the claims of Christ, nothing indefinite about what He requires from those who follow Him, and the value of our Christianity is measured by our faithfulness to Him, not by words accompanied by vague practice.

A person may approve or disapprove of aspects of David Cameron’s political policies, but a version of Christianity that ignores the teachings of Jesus Christ is worthless.

About Jon Gleason

Former Pastor of Free Baptist Church of Glenrothes
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2 Responses to Defining Christianity: Cameron vs Christ

  1. jp says:

    Leave it to a politician to say in one sentence he is both “committed” and “vaguely practicing” at the same time! Good post.

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