And the Spirit & the bride say, come.... Reveaaltion 22:17

And the Spirit & the bride say, come.... Reveaaltion 22:17
And the Spirit & the bride say, come...Revelation 22:17 - May We One Day Bow Down In The DUST At HIS FEET ...... {click on blog TITLE at top to refresh page}

Friday, June 16, 2017

IN the NEWS - LDP of U.K.

"Tim Farron, the head of the Liberal Democrats party in the U.K., has resigned from his position, admitting he has been "torn" between politics and remaining faithful to Jesus Christ.
"The consequences of the focus on my faith is that I have found myself torn between living as a
faithful Christian and serving as a political leader," Farron, who is an evangelical, said in his speech...
"A better, wiser person than me may have been able to deal with this more successfully, to have remained faithful to Christ while leading a political party in the current environment," he continued.
"To be a political leader — especially of a progressive, liberal party in 2017 — and to live as a committed Christian, to hold faithfully to the Bible's teaching, has felt impossible for me."
As Premier pointed out, Farron faced a number of questions surrounding his stance on social issues throughout the 2017 General Election campaign, particularly on his views on homosexuality.
In interviews he first declined to answer whether he believes gay sex is a sin,....
Questions concerning his feelings on the issue lingered on, however.
In his Wednesday speech, he accused his critics of intolerance for being unaccepting of his Christian beliefs. 
"In which case we are kidding ourselves if we think we yet live in a tolerant, liberal society," his statement concluded. 
In the past Farron has also said that abortion, which is legal in the U.K., is "wrong."
"Abortion is wrong ... Society has to climb down from the position that says there is nothing objectionable about abortion before a certain time," he said back in 2017.
A senior Liberal Democrat official, who wasn't named, added:
"His views are not compatible with being the leader of the Liberal Democrats, he was — on balance — unhelpful during the campaign."
Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury and leader of the Church of England, wrote a Tweet in support of the politician, where he said: "Tim Farron honorable & decent. Regardless of party if he can't be in politics media & politicians have questions." CP

Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said,
We ought to obey God rather than men.
Acts 5:29