A world leader offered an Easter video message over the weekend filled with affirmations directed toward the Christian church that could come off sounding a bit strange to some — only because such words don't seem to be stated in such overt ways on such public stages much at all these days.
The central theme of this leader's two-minute-and-25-second address was that his nation is "a Christian country."
So who offered the inspirational message?
British Prime Minister David Cameron.
"Easter is a time for Christians to celebrate the ultimate triumph of life over death in the resurrection of Jesus," Cameron began. "And for all of us, it's a time to reflect on the part that Christianity plays in our national life."
“The church is not just a collection of beautiful, old buildings; it is a living, active force doing great works right across our country," he continued, noting how the church helps the homeless, the addicted, the suffering and the grieving.
“Across Britain, Christians don’t just talk about ‘loving thy neighbor’, they live it out in faith schools, in prisons, in community groups," Cameron noted. "And it’s for all these reasons that we should feel proud to say, ‘This is a Christian country.’ Yes, we're a nation that embraces, welcomes and accepts all faiths and none, but we are still a Christian country."
Cameron also urged his fellow citizens to speak out about the persecution of Christians around the world.
Check out the clip below:
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