Old Rocker goes off his rocker!

For a long time Sir Cliff Richard has lived out his Christian faith in the eye of the public. As a pop star and entertainer he has lived his life with integrity under the media spotlight which is no little achievement in Britain. Whilst he has used his fame to winsomely commend the Christian faith. This makes it all the more sad to hear of his recent commendation of same sex blessings. According to a report in today’s Times Cliff says ‘I think the Church must come round and see people as they are now…Gone are the days when we assumed loving relationships would be solely between men and women.’

His comments highlight a number of issues.

  1. We once again see the danger of figures in the public eye who become spokesmen for Christianity simply because they are in the public eye. Cliff is a hugely influential figure and this will make his comments all the more damaging.
  2. We again see the danger of allowing cultural norms to determine morality. Here Cliff simply repeats what is going on in our culture rather than challenging it.
  3. Cliff somewhat misses the point in his comments. Christians have long recognised that people can have deep, loving relationships with people of the same sex. The issue is not friendship or companionship it is a sexual relationship.
  4. Cliff makes no mention of the Bible as the authority for his comments. His authority has become his opinion which he sadly seems to think carries weight because of his public profile.

I do hope that in the days to come those who have spiritual influence in Cliff’s life will gently restore him and show him the folly of the stance that he has taken.

You can read the article here- timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article4675929.ece

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One Response to “Old Rocker goes off his rocker!”

  1. annie Says:

    Sir Cliff? Man, when I lived in Europe (1980-83) I loved him, I thought he was great. Of course, I am seeing this everywhere, all of the “so-called” shakers and movers in the “entertainmanet” world are taking very purposeful and unmitigated stances, that just continue to erode the laws that our Lord set in place 6000 yrs ago. All this garbage of tolerance and unity, is exactly what the enemy wants. It’s bad enough that politicians “spin” there words, but now that this insidious doctrine has hit the evangelical mainstream, it is running like wildfire. I pray that they wake up and see, but that is about all we can do. We are required to point out the error and share the gospel, we are not responsible for how they listen, which is why I pray that I am speaking because the Spirit has led me to, otherwise we can cause damage. Remember my friend, our words betray us. Dont say something if it isn’t 100% of your lifestyle

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