The route to a just and peaceful society
The Oban Times’ letters page has recently carried correspondence suggesting the Brexit vote is somehow concurrent with the will of God.
My suggestion is that the writers are actually expressing their own political opinions and then dressing them up as theology.
They should be more aware of this easy temptation.
The reality is that many sincere Christians hold differing opinions on the issue of EU membership. And, while the Church of Scotland recognises this, it has argued for continued membership of the EU as this institution may well further mutual responsibility and co- operation between nations.
The point is for people to find the best way to govern themselves in peace, with justice, environmental responsibility and prosperity shared generously.
This kingdom of God’s vision will challenge and test all political systems and forms of government.
The time may come when the people of Scotland will have to choose through another independence referendum whether a just and peaceable society is best achieved within the EU or UK.
Sincere and prayerful Christians will be on both sides.
God, however, is not neutral but biased towards the poor, the ostracised, the bullied and the refugee. Prayerfully, we are to use our God-given intelligence to work out the route to a better society.
It certainly will not be a theocracy. Rev Dugald Cameron, Kilmore and Oban Parish Church.