"We may have won the vote, but it's clear we've lost the argument." The words of a Labour MP after the Government's Racial and Religious Hatred Bill was given its Third Reading in the House of Commons on 11th July 2005. The MP, describing herself as an evangelical Christian, took time to discuss the Bill with a trio of protestors on the green leather benches of the Central Lobby after the House has adjourned.
The MP herself was clear in her mind that the Bill is a good thing, and she was disappointed that the Government have failed to make any impact into the arguments of those of us who are against the Bill.
The protestors were interested in the fact that one who claimed to be an evangelical Christian could be in favour of the Bill. During a brief discussion, it became clear that the MP's Christianity was very different from that of most other evangelicals, even though she believed in all the core credal statements of conception, crucifixion and resurrection of the Lord Jesus. Even when asked if she believed that Jesus is "The Way, the Truth and the Life", she agreed. But then came the bombshell: "If that is your truth."
After some probing, what this appeared to mean is that Jesus is the only way to the Father if that is true for you, but not if it isn't. A man may have a different way to God if that is his truth. So Post-Modernism, with all its logical inconsitency and intellectual contradictions, is added onto the Gospel, to change the glorious truth of Jesus Christ into one option among many. The moral is, when someone claims to be a Christian, it is worth asking them a few questions.