Get Another Job — A “Christian Country”?

The Christian Institute has a video showing a government lawyer making his argument before a European Court.  He is arguing that it is ok for government employers to discriminate against, and even fire, Christian workers who want to live by their faith in their work.  If they aren’t going to leave their faith behind when they go to work, the answer is clear — you can go get another job somewhere else.

This line of reasoning didn’t work too well for Christian B&B owners who didn’t want to rent a double room to homosexuals.  The homosexuals could go get a room somewhere else as surely as Christians can go get a job somewhere else.

One wonders if the government lawyer thinks that Christians should go get a job somewhere else in a Christian B&B.  The same government that says Christians can go get a job elsewhere is working to force private businesses to abandon Christian principles, too.

David Cameron wants us to believe that he thinks this is a Christian country.  It’s pretty hard to define what exactly is a “Christian country” because the Bible knows of no such thing.  But when most of the people never go to church, never read their Bible, and live lives that show a rejection of Scriptural authority, it is pretty hard to call a nation “Christian.”  When the elected government repeatedly takes actions limiting Christian freedom and endorsing immorality, it becomes impossible.

We would do well to drop the “Christian nation” terminology.  It isn’t Biblically based, and it gives people a false view of Christianity to call the UK (or any other nation) “Christian” in any way.  Worse, it lulls people into a false sense of security that they are Christians because they live in a “Christian nation.”

The next time a politician tries to pander to Christians by saying this is a “Christian” country, Christians should speak up and say, “No, it isn’t.  Not by any definition of ‘Christian’ that is worth anything.”

Anders Breivik took “cultural Christianity” to its logical conclusion.  Thankfully, no one has taken the UK brand to that level, but any version of cultural Christianity is abhorrent to Biblical Christianity, which is based on true faith in the death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, the true Son of God, who came to save His people from their sins.  Biblical Christianity changes lives, rejects sin, is honest and true.

Our faith is far different from the so-called “Christianity” that politicians and others like to claim.  They aren’t doing our Lord (or us) any favours when they say we’re in a “Christian nation.”  They are selling a counterfeit, whether they know it or not.

About Jon Gleason

Pastor of Free Baptist Church of Glenrothes
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