Biblical standards of morality hard to find

I read with interest the comments from Philip Campbell, Secretary of Caleb (B.T. 24th May), when he again appeals “to voters to support candidates who will defend Biblical standards of morality.”

While it might well be a worthy call to support those who oppose “same-sex ‘marriage’ and support of the unborn child”, there is surely more to Biblical standards of morality that these two issues.

Many of those involved in political parties across the political spectrum have, in the recent past, given their support to paramilitary violence, either actively or passively. Does this not also contravene “Biblical standards of morality”? 

Biblical standards of morality surely include the words of the Apostle Paul to the Church at Philippi –  Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.” (Philippians 2:3,4)  Such Biblical standards of morality have been long absent from our political process.

Those in society who embrace high moral standards, whether Biblically based or not, have therefore,  great difficulty finding anyone to vote for in the up-coming election.

 

This letter appeared in the Belfast Telegraph on Monday 29 May 2017

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