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Reply To: In your opinion, why is it important for Christians to stand up for religious freedom for people of all faiths, and not just our own?

Olivia Layne

Supporting the religious freedom of all faiths should be incredibly important to Christians for many reasons. One of the biggest is that it shows we have confidence in the Gospel and the saving work of Jesus to bring people to Christ Himself, rather than using oppressive government regimes or terror to create conversion. Secondly, it shows the love of Christ that we have in our hearts, not just for our Christian family but through those we know are not saved, and even those who sometimes persecute us. Lastly, it is essential to advocate for religious freedom for all religions because oftentimes, when those of other religions are persecuted, people look to the Christian church to advocate for those who are being attacked. It is unfortunate that the Christian church has fallen short in this area in many ways, oftentimes to maintain its own neutrality on the world stage. This is made even sadder by the fact that our example should be Jesus, who had no qualms about being persecuted for righteousness’ sake.