The Maranatha Community is pleased to support the Not Ashamed campaign
and Dennis Wrigley, our Community Leader, has issued the following statement:
I am not ashamed to honour publicly the one who is my creator – Almighty God.
I am not ashamed to honour His name, at all times and in all places.
I am not ashamed to declare that Jesus Christ is the Saviour of the world and has the Name above all names.
I am not ashamed to declare that God is not absent, but present here and now.
I am not ashamed to declare that God is not silent, but is speaking here and now.
I am not ashamed to acknowledge publicly that the foundations of our nation are Christian.
I am not ashamed to proclaim that the basic freedoms we enjoy and the fundamentals of our democracy are Christian in origin.
I am not ashamed to pray with those who have requested it.
I am not ashamed to share my faith with others, always respecting their convictions
I am not ashamed to declare the good news of Jesus to the people of this nation.
I am not ashamed, in the name of Jesus to challenge those forces which are inflicting damage on our society.
I am not ashamed in the name of Jesus to defend the marriage based family from those who are seeking to destroy it.
I am not ashamed to defend children from the corrupting influences which are inflicting so much harm upon them.
I am not ashamed in the name of Christ to speak out for the poor and exploited, and against injustice from whatever source.
I am not ashamed to speak out for the millions of Christians worldwide who are being persecuted, tortured and slaughtered for their faith and robbed of their human rights.
I am not ashamed of claiming that Jesus is the hope of the world, always showing respect to those who cannot accept this.
I am ashamed of my own many weaknesses.
I am ashamed of the spiritual and moral decline of my nation.
I am ashamed of the divisions within the church.
I am not ashamed to defend those truths and values which have enriched the fabric of our society over the centuries.
I am not ashamed to resist those forces which are antagonistic to Christ and are seeking to dismiss God from the public domain in our nation.
I am not ashamed to stand with those who, in the United Kingdom, are today being victimised for their faith.
I am not ashamed to pray that God’s love and saving grace will be released upon our nation at this time of crisis.
I am not ashamed to challenge those who would deny the spiritual dimension of life.
I am not ashamed of Christ, the Son of God, who has died for all of us and who is alive in His loving, serving people.
I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to declare that it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes.
Whoever is ashamed of me and my words,
the Son of Man will be ashamed of them
when he comes in his glory
and in the glory of the Father
and of the holy angels.
I am not ashamed to own my Lord
Or to defend His cause
Maintain the honour of His word,
The glory of His Cross.