Free Church responds to election result

The next Free Church of Scotland Moderator today (Friday) responded to the Westminster general election result.

Rev David Robertson said: “I will be encouraging all of our congregations, as well as the wider Christian Church, to pray for our Prime Minister, for his family, his health and his leadership of the United Kingdom.

“It is no secret that we are living in unprecedented political times and the results reveal mixed opinion north and south of the Border.

“This is why it’s so important that David Cameron leads with a spirit of unity and mutual respect.

“There is incredible responsibility lying on his shoulders – particularly as the Prime Minister has already indicated he will not serve a third term so won’t be facing the electorate again.”

Mr Robertson added: “We particularly pray that the new government will be one that truly values religious liberty and freedom of speech, so we can continue to preach and live out the Gospel.

“Ultimately we know that God reigns and rules over all things, and He is the only one who offers true hope for all of the electorate through His Son Jesus Christ.”