Saturday, 11 August 2007

Discovering our Christian Heritage

Greenwich Market Hall
Inscribed in the stonework overlooking Greenwich Market (south east London) are some wonderful words from the Book of Proverbs. They read "A false balance is [an] abomination to the Lord but a just weight is his delight" (Proverbs 11.1) This inscription is just one of countless reminders of the way in which the culture of the United Kingdom has been greatly affected by the Bible. If well applied these words would have reminded those who read them as they went about their business of their accountability to God. Now they stand simply as a memorial to a bygone age in which the Bible was treated with a unique respect in this land.