Why is it important for Christians to promote the truth of God’s Word in the public square? Why should we seek to influence public policy? The Bible gives many reasons to be a Christian influence. Here are ten.
The Christian Institute exists for “the furtherance and promotion of the Christian religion in the United Kingdom” and “the advancement of education”.
We are a nondenominational Christian charity with more than 60,000 supporters throughout the UK, including more than 4,500 churches.
We are committed to upholding the truths of the Bible which we believe is inerrant and the supreme authority for all of life.
We are committed to upholding the sanctity of life from conception.
God’s design for our world, as revealed in his word, is for the benefit of all people. We seek to encourage and promote the Bible’s teachings so that society can prosper and thrive.
There is so much of great value in our nation. We can appreciate law and order, the right to vote, access to healthcare and educational opportunities, among many other benefits. Other issues we need to discuss, challenge, and work through. Whether the debate of the day surrounds the sanctity of human life, marriage and the family, religious liberty or free speech, Christians will seek to honour God, as his representatives on earth, by playing their part.
The Bible commands us to love our neighbours as ourselves, which is fundamental in showing concern for society. If we say we love our neighbour and care about the welfare of our communities, we should be acting as salt and light to be an influence for the better.
This includes using the opportunities that come our way to respectfully urge our lawmakers to fulfil their God-given role to restrain and punish evil, and to promote good. Historically all sorts of legislation such as the abolition of the slave trade, the protection of children and adult workers from exploitation, and more recently concerning human trafficking were all campaigned for by politicians primarily influenced by the Bible.
Christian peer Lady O’Cathain on the ‘first class’ work of The Christian Institute