|Church of England to debate convert motion|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Sunday, 25 May 2008 10:23|
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A lay member of the General Synod of the Church of England is urging the body to approve a motion that would call on the church to proclaim that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation. Paul Eddy believes that the Church of England has largely lost its nerve in proclaiming the Gospel to the unconverted, due to pressures on the church to accommodate Britain's so-called 'multicultural society'. Eddy thinks the denomination ought to make a greater effort to reach the Muslim communities of England for Christ. In an interview with BBC Radio 4's Sunday programme, he said, "For years, we have sent missionaries throughout the whole world, but when we have the privilege of people of all nations on our doorstep, we have a responsibility as the state church to share the gospel of Jesus Christ". There is enough support for his motion for it to be debated at the next meeting of the General Synod, but in spite of this he has received angry emails and phone calls from senior members of the denomination.
Quote: ""Most Muslims that I've talked to say, 'I really wish that Christians would stop watering down their faith and expecting us to do the same.' "Until we start really saying what we really believe in our faith, there will be no respect. "Actually, to present to a Muslim that we believe Jesus is the only way to God, they'll say, 'We know that'. "They will expect us - if we're true Christians - to try to evangelise them, in the same way they will expect us, if they're true Muslims, to adopt their faith."
Praise God that there are people in the Church of England who still believe that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, and that they are prepared to unashamedly proclaim that message despite the prevailing tide of political correctness in this country. Unfortunately not all in Christendom are following this example. Recently the Episcopalian Church USA voted against a similar resolution proclaiming that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation. And sadly there are more and more ministers that are following suit. The Bible makes it very clear. Salvation is not found in a religion (John 3:3). Salvation cannot be achieved by keeping God's law (Galatians 2:16). If it was possible for us to be in heaven by living a good life, then the cross was the greatest travesty of justice in human history. For if we could be saved by living a good life, then Jesus Christ need never have died for sin. But He did die, in order to save precious Muslims and Jews, Protestants and Catholics - in order to save sinners from eternal separation from God. Praise God that Jesus Christ bore God's punishment for our sins, and that all who believe on Him for salvation can have everlasting life (John 3:16). Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation today.