The Iron lady Margaret Thatcher (A Christian Hero)
Margaret Thatcher (1925-2013) was the first (and only) woman to become Prime Minister of the U.K. She rose to power in a time, like today, where her country was in great political and economic turmoil. In the 1970’s, socialist policies had devastated the nation and many in England were literally starving
As Sir Rhodes Boyson, one of her fellow architects of the “Thatcherite Revolution,” explained: “When she became leader of the Conservative Party in 1975, Britain was on the brink of disaster, threatened by total collapse. The weak Labour government with a small majority presided over a bankrupt economy and threatened from within by a challenge to law and order itself. When she was forced from power in 1990, she left a sound economy and a confident and well-ordered society. The lessons are writ large.”
A woman of strong faith and conviction, she had an incredible understanding of the principles that made America a great country. Interviewed in the United States in 1996 she said, “The Ten Commandments are addressed to each and every person. This is the origin of our common humanity and of the sanctity of the individual. Each one has a duty to try to carry out those commandments. You don’t get that in any other political creed…. It is personal liberty with personal responsibility.”
Continuing with Margaret Thatcher’s words: We expect individuals to show “Responsibility to parents, to children, [and] to God. This really binds us together in a way that nothing else does. If you accept freedom, you’ve got to have principles along with responsibility. You can’t do this without a biblical foundation. Your Founding Fathers came over with that. They came over with the doctrines of the New Testament as well as the Old. They looked after one another, not only as a matter of necessity, but as a matter of duty to their God. There is no other country in the world which started that way.”
Margaret Thatcher was a staunch friend of the U.S. and specifically President Ronald Reagan. Through their boldness and determination they cooperated in successfully bringing the Cold War to a peaceful end and defeating the Soviet Union.
We will remember the Iron Lady for her remarkable achievements, but more importantly she modeled a strong and clear belief in Christ and His Word, giving her courage and decisiveness in times of crisis. She left a legacy of leadership that transformed her nation and the world, inspiring many generations to come.
The torch of Christian liberty, held high for 50 years by Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan, has now been officially passed to us. May a loving God comfort the Thatcher’s family and ignite in the hearts of English and Americans alike a love for Him and a willingness to return to His ways.
May GOD bless Nigeria, America and Israel and take care of us; May GOD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the LORD lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!
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