Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Thought on Upcoming Election

What troubles me is that our founders knew that this marvelous experiment in liberty would only work if this nation was made up of an informed and godly population. When it started, that was largely the case. Several generations later, it is hard not to notice that the scales have definitely tipped the other way. Most Americans are not informed and are not godly. Candidates are able to get away with profoundly shallow and empty argumentation - and yet the masses cheer. No matter who ends up in office, we, the church, need to continue being the church - preaching the gospel, expositing the Word of God, encouraging people to disciple and love their families, and pushing Christians to enter into the public sphere with a fully functioning Christian world and life view. The Scripture tells us in Proverbs 8:36 regarding God's wisdom: "All those who hate me love death." Psalm 34:21 says, "evil shall slay the wicked." If our nation continues to commit collective suicide, we must raise up a mighty generation to step into the gap when they are gone. Our mission is still the same - and it is not yet finished:
Matthew 28:18-20 "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. [19] Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, [20] teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."