I wrote last month that the EU Referendum matters for Christians – it matters that we vote and it matters how we debate. There is now less than a month to the EU Referendum and I can imagine that, like me, you are finding it very hard to know how to vote. There is so much fear, bluster and misinformation in the news and so little real debate. At their extremes we are being warned that if we vote to leave war will break out, the economy will collapse and we won’t be able to go to Europe for our summer holidays; and if we vote to stay in we will have no control over immigration, we won’t be able to exercise judicial independence and that Jean-Claude Juncker will be the next British Prime Minister.
Personally, I don’t think any of this will happen, but voting in or out will make a difference to how we live and to future generations. So, how do we know what will happen? How do we decide whether to vote in or out?
Its not all fear and misinformation. There are some good debates and helpful blogs out there that are worth reading and reflecting on. I have recommended one that I found helpful (it is pro-exit) and I think you could do a lot worse than read this.
Whatever you end up doing, please do vote – it really does matter – but don’t vote out of fear. Christians should vote in faith that God is Sovereign over all the nations – that he is Sovereign over the EU and over the UK. May his will be done.