“A Christian nurse from Weston-super-Mare has been suspended from her work for offering to pray for an elderly patient. Caroline Petrie, a community nurse and devout Christian, is facing dismissal for an alleged breach of her code of conduct on equality and diversity.
Mrs Petrie, who is a married mother of two, has been accused by her employers of failing to demonstrate a ‘personal and professional commitment to equality and diversity’ because of her offer of prayer.
She was suspended, without pay, on 17th December 2008 and will find out the outcome of her disciplinary meeting this week. She says she has been left shocked and upset by the action taken against her.”
Daily Telegraph: Nurse suspended for offering to pray for elderly patient’s recovery
This story is making headlines throughout the world; praise God! This disciple is making a stand for Christ, which is worthy of great note.
What I discerned about the situation is highlighted in blue. The issue is not about one Christian compassionately giving herself to a patient in need; it is about her doing it in the name of Jesus.
It would appear that the authorities would have all gods included in the prayer or, at worst, no prayer at all. As far as they are concerned Jesus is to be recognized as merely a god among gods!
The truth is; we are going to see more and more of this type of discrimination across the world.
True disciples of Christ cannot comply with such political correctness. They gave their lives to Jesus Christ who alone is the way, the truth and the life and no one comes to God but by Him, John 14:6. True disciples of Christ cannot but pray in the name of Jesus for they know no other way to God. They recognize no other truth. They recognize no other life by which they are saved from sin.
PS: Is this the latest push for a universal religion in this song entitled “Born-Again American”. I would like to read your comments on this. (Take special note of all the religions represented among the singers): http://www.bornagainamerican.org/
Blessings, Bob Chapman MA
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