[img]http://www.sermonindex.net/images/forum/2004/may/featured_news.gif[/img]More than a million people from all over Europe are to deliver a petition to Tony Blair and fellow EU leaders calling for changes to the constitution recognising Europe's Christian heritage.Refusing to accept a secular "fait accompli" from Brussels, a Christian coalition is demanding that each EU state publish its version of the constitution's preamble, with references to God if desired.Already armed with 1,149,000 signatures and with thousands more pouring in from Holland since the murder of the film-maker Theo van Gogh, the group claims that most states want some reference to Christianity but were blocked by France.The move is keenly backed by Pope John Paul II, who has repeatedly condemned the "moral drift" of Brussels. "One does not cut the roots to one's birthright," he told pilgrims this summer.
_________________SI Moderator - Greg Gordon
All this is leading us to a united Europe, with a united religion, in which everybody is tolerated, except those who stand up for the truth of Jesus Christ.I'm not enthusiastic about the fact that over a million people signed a petition in which they ask the EU to refer to God in the constitution.I would rather see one million people praying, than one million people signing a petition. I would rather see one million people getting on their knees to KNOW God, than one million people desiring to NAME God on a piece of paper.What would it mean to Europe, if God was referred to in the constitution? Not much I suppose. Only some dead, meaningless words.What would it mean to Europe, if God again was preached from the pulpit? Much I suppose. A living God, pouring out His Spirit upon His Church. Then we don't need to sign petitions about a God, we would simply show this world God.How great it would be, to see one million people seeking the true living God. But yeah, God always throws back the question: Are you seeking Me? Are you showing Me? So, much surrender to be made and work to be done...In Christ alone,Paul
All this is leading us to a united Europe, with a united religion, in which everybody is tolerated, except those who stand up for the truth of Jesus Christ.