A Canadian politician received a standing ovation during Holy Week after he shared the gospel in the Canadian Parliament. Speaking about freedom of religion, Christian MP Ted Falk highlighted the important role of Judeo-Christian values in the formation of the country. He then spoke of how during the weekend Christians will celebrate Easter, the time when “God’s love ran red, and he sent his only Son to be crucified to pay the price for our sins.”
He continued: “The really good news is; the cross couldn’t hold him, the tomb is empty, we serve a living Saviour, and he’s coming back again.” He concluded by wishing the Speaker, the House and all Canadians a “happy and blessed Easter.” During his brief statement, Falk explained that it is because of Judeo-Christian values that freedom of religion and freedom to express one’s faith exists in Canada. He said: “Freedom of religion is the cornerstone of democratic societies. “One of the things that makes Canada so great is the freedom we enjoy to follow our consciences and to live out our faiths in a diverse society”, he added.
Last year, Ted Falk was embroiled in controversy with the organisers of the Gay Pride march in his constituency 60 kilometres southeast of Winnipeg who pressed him publicly to attend. He had another event on the day but, in a written statement, said: “Even without a scheduling conflict, my decision to not attend would be the same. I’ve been clear on this issue many times, and have made my position public on my values of faith, family and community,” the statement read.”Just as I respect the right of people to participate in this event, I am hopeful the event organisers will be respectful of my choice, and the choice of many others, not to participate.”
Source: Christian Institute; Huffington Post
Bible Study: Deuteronomy 10:12-13
AUGUST: PRAY DEEPER for Christian MPs in the UK who will be willing to proclaim the truth of the resurrection of Jesus as the basis of our faith. Give thanks the tomb is empty, that Christ is risen indeed, and that our faith is founded on the certainty of the gospel.