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Todays article in Christian Today – The Referendum Code

Those of us who are Christians know that words matter, and those who have been observing the EU referendum debate know that how they are said matters, too. As I observe the Christian responses ahead of Thursday’s vote, I see how we as Christians so often use our words badly.

Some are less than subtle. I heard of one Irish Presbyterian minister who warned his congregation not to vote for the EU, which he called the “whore of Babylon”. Then there’s the Anglican vicar who suggested those who vote to leave are “a bit racist”. Not to mention church leaders who struggle to decide whether Jesus actually died for our sins but seem to have no doubts that he would definitely have been pro-EU.

However, most Christians are more subtle than that and I have noticed that evangelical Christians have developed a…

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