In some nations there is an official separation between religion and politics, whilst in others the two are inextricably link.
What place should religion have when it comes to legislation? Should we support a theocracy or should we be framing our culture according to a particular worldview or religion? Ravi Zacharias suggests that we should be in favour of the latter (acknowledging the Christian foundation of our society), but he warns that “Any time religion is politicised it is in danger of extinction.”
Given that there are so many religions out there, how can Christians suggest that there is only way to God? Surely such a narrow viewpoint is close-minded and politically incorrect? At OICCU’s main event in 2013 Michelle Tepper tackles this very topic, as part of their ‘Born Loved’ week.
There are many competing ideas and beliefs in our global society today and any claims about absolute truth seem to go against the grain, when it comes to the promotion of religious pluralism, peace and tolerance. In this excerpt from RZIM’s Foundation of Apologetics series, John Lennox introduces the topic and explains why the Christian message is unique.