Originally published in The Christian Institute
A Canadian politician received a standing ovation last week after he shared the gospel in the Canadian Parliament.
Speaking about freedom of religion, Christian MP Ted Falk highlighted the important role of Judeo-Christian values in the formation of the country.
Easter, the time when God’s love ran red
He then spoke of how this weekend Christians will celebrate Easter, the time when “God’s love ran red, and he sent his only Son to be crucified to pay the price for our sins”.
He continued: “The really good news is; the cross couldn’t hold him, the tomb is empty, we serve a living saviour, and he’s coming back again.”
He concluded by wishing the Speaker, the House, and all Canadians a “happy and blessed Easter”.
During his brief statement, Falk explained that it is because of Judeo-Christian values that freedom of religion and freedom to express one’s faith exists in Canada.
Watch MP Ted Falk address the Canadian Parliament below:
Sanctity of life
He said: “Freedom of religion is the cornerstone of democratic societies.
“One of the things that makes Canada so great is the freedom we enjoy to follow our consciences and to live out our faiths in a diverse society”, he added.
Falk has previously spoken up in the Canadian Parliament against assisted suicide, stating that he believes in the sanctity of life “from conception to natural death”.
He also petitioned in favour of protecting freedom of conscience for doctors who do not wish to perform physician-assisted suicide.
Last year, he refused to attend a Gay Pride march due to his religious beliefs, and called on others to respect his right not to attend.