"But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect."(1st Peter 3v1)
"I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile." (Romans 1v16)
Amidst the Easter festivities, millions of Christians around the world celebrate the hope of new life in Jesus. As we remember the incredible Passover/Easter story, we that belong to the body of Christ celebrate the triumph of life over death.
Unfortunately it is becoming increasingly difficult to speak out about this hope that we have. Today our faith is continues to be challenged and marginalized in society.
The National Secular Society is continuing to many thousands of people to sign a certificate to “debaptise” themselves. It is part of a campaign to allow people to revoke their baptisms. Therefore we are asking requesting born again Christians worldwide to publicly stand up and declare their faith in these last days.
Following this momentous event we can truly celebrate the victory and hope which Jesus Christ has given to every believer. Now is the time to declare that the Easter story is true. While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
Church leader, Steve Chalke said:
“Jesus told us not to hide our light under a basket, and it's true we should not be ashamed of Jesus and all that he has done for us. That's why I am joining to publicly declare my Christian faith.”
Hugh Osgood also endorses the move to declare your faith in Jesus Christ when it’s increasingly difficult to speak out about being a Christian.
“Every individual church member should support the ‘I am a Christian’ campaign. God saved us individually and each one of us counts. We all need to speak up and acknowledge what God has done.”