Read the article HERE. Any observer of culture knows the basic tenet of the waves of “progress” culturally flowing from Europe, to the East and West Coasts of the United States, and then through the heartland. These initial rulings in Britain relate to civil law, particularly cases of family disputes, inheritance and marriage. There are many problematic issues here politically, especially concerning how sovereign is the state in which foreigners live and are citizens. While the laws cannot be enforced on a non-Muslim, the running of parallel legislatures in a given country will lead to the loss of identity and sovereignty. It’s similar to adopting a second, and equal, national language. Laws define a people.
The mixing of cultures has led to the overthrowing of governing powers throughout history. In fact, it is strategic. Well, the thought is provoking for political discussion, but what about the church?
Church leaders in Britain are concerned and see this as highly problematic and for good reason. The civil laws will touch churches long before criminal laws will. Hate speech and other crimes will easily be attached to the preaching against certain practices and lifestyles especially if they have equal recognition and acceptability within a culture.
That said, in my best British accent… “I ain’t skeered.” God is sovereign and will draw His own from every tribe tongue and nation (Rev.7:9). He has established the times and the epochs (Acts 1:7). He will accomplish His purposes and man cannot thwart them (Isa.45:7). One day Christ will return at just the right time and do away with former things (2 Peter 3:10). And…
11 Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of people ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, 12 waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be set on fire and dissolved, and the heavenly bodies will melt as they burn! 13 But according to his promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.
2 Peter 3:11-13
Be who you are called to be. Do not fear men, what can they do to you? Live. Walk. Share the GOSPEL! Stop dabbling in the lusts of this world! Start living like it matters. One day, you may have to make a choice to live pleasing to men legally, or pleasing to God illegally. That decision is mostly made during times of freedom.