By John Stevens — reposted from the Premier Christianity Blog
As Christians what do we make of the fact that we now have not only a non-Christian PM (nothing new in that), but one who is an open adherent of Hinduism?
Well, as someone brought up in the Hindu belief system myself, I agree with much of this article from John Stevens, National Director, Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches. He points out for example that:
- We can have confidence in God’s common grace. You do not have to be a Christian to hold moral views, have high standards of behaviour, or be great at your job.
- The early church did not have Christian national rulers and yet were taught, in scripture, to pray for them.
- A PM from a minority culture and faith is actually likely to be more sympathetic to other minorities including Christians.
You can read the whole article here:
Note I certainly do not agree with other aspects of John’s beliefs and those of the FIEC such as their view on women in leadership roles.