The King James Bible is as relevant today as at any point in its 400 year history.
And none of us should be frightened of recognising this.
Put simply, three reasons.
First, the King James Bible has bequeathed a body of language that permeates every aspect of our culture and heritage…
….from everyday phrases to our greatest works of literature, music and art.
We live and breathe the language of the King James Bible, sometimes without even realising it.
And it is right that we should acknowledge this – particularly in this anniversary year.
Second, just as our language and culture is steeped in the Bible, so too is our politics.
From human rights and equality to our constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy…
…from the role of the church in the first forms of welfare provision, to the many modern day faith-led social action projects…
…the Bible has been a spur to action for people of faith throughout history, and it remains so today.
Third, we are a Christian country.
And we should not be afraid to say so.
double wow… prime minster david cameron tells it like it is. good on ya mate.
the times they are a changin’.