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What we owe Christianity

With another General Election upon us, the contesting parties and prospective MPs are rightly evaluated in terms of their track record. It is not only their promises that we consider, but their ability to deliver on those promises. For that, reputation is crucial.

Unapologetic Christianity Chris Sinkinson
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Hull’s monument to Wilberforce | photo:iStock

The church is also tested for its track record. That is presumably why many areas of media will often emphasise moral failure and corruption. We do not have to look far in church history to multiply the examples of ungodly leadership and behaviour. Indeed, the Reformation itself, particularly at the time of Martin Luther, was a response to the depravity of the Roman Catholic Church exemplified in the wicked leadership of Pope Leo X and the money-grubbing ministry of Johann Tetzel.