Religious Freedom ‘Under Attack’ in the UK, MPs Hear

(The Christian Institute) Freedom of religion is under attack in the UK today from “aggressive secularists” and the religiously illiterate, a Christian MP has said.

Fiona Bruce made the statement during a debate on freedom of religion and belief in Westminster Hall.

The debate was led by Jim Shannon MP, chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief.

Bruce said: “The hard-won freedom of religion is under attack in the UK today, whether unintentionally by those who lack religious literacy, more deliberately from aggressive secularists, through attacks by one faith on another, or simply by those who ridicule people of faith in the 21st century.”

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  • robert boe

    Does every thing work out for the good of those who love God or not ? Of course it does . with or with out The freedoms Christians have grown so accustomed to .

  • Lydia Church

    The only thing to keep in mind is that we must be loyal to God and His standards and live up to them in word and deed, never deny our Christianity by confession or conduct (and no, I’m not saying you need to be perfect. I am saying that you must confess Christ because that’s what He said…. Matt. 10; 32-33). Throughout the church age and the world during this time there have always been variations in laws leading to the persecution of Christians and even resulting in their martyrdom. But God’s Word holds true forever and we must hold to it forever as well. We must be loyal to Him through thick and thin. Jesus never said it was going to be easy, did He? No. It is good to fight religious oppression and so forth, but we must not come to rely on that as the final say in what results from it. As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord, no matter what rulings they edict. My actions are based on His Law, not their laws. This is where carrying your cross becomes a tangible reality! No more days of ‘marshmallow’ Christianity. Either you are a true disciple, or not a Christian at all. True Christianity and God’s Truth will prevail and endure forever, Jesus said not even the gates of hell will prevail against His church (born again Christians). The question is whether or not YOU will stand for Jesus or not. The true Christian disciple will.

    • ppp777

      Don’t confuse discipleship with salvation , bad mistake .

  • Becky

    This comes as no surprise really. We’re warned, for example, in Revelation 13-14 of things to happen to those on the whole earth before Christ’s return. Clearly, the freedom of religion laws will no longer exist at all…it’s being cut away to bits. However, God’s people will continue to keep His commandments and the faith of Christ (eg Rev14:12). This matter, as terrible as it will be, shouldn’t worry Christians, as they’re not dependent on earthly laws to give them permission to freely practise their faith in Almighty God through Christ our Lord. Christ alone has given us the invitation/permission/right to follow and worship Him and that’s all we’ll ever need (eg Matthew 4:10,11:28,16:24; John 14:15).