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Contend for the Faith

My July magazine article. It seems an important topic at the moment and I expect a lot of us feel like Jude, wishing we could talk about the salvation we share.


Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt compelled to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to God's holy people. (Jude 1:3 NIV)
Being a Christian in 21st Century Britain can be disconcerting. We live in a country that, on the one hand has a significant Christian heritage, but on the other has largely moved away from Christianity itself. Increasingly, Christian beliefs, attitudes and actions are misunderstood, attacked and mocked.
For example, there are atheists who seek to mock Christians who believe in miracles, the resurrection and for that matter the existence of God, because you can't use science to prove these things. Another example is in the area of ethics or morals. For decades now, biblical belief has been attacked on i…