THOUGHTS IN THE LORD’S DAY
“Do we want a Christian nation or a nation of Christians?”
You cannot form a Christian nation through legislation. Christ never intended to use a political system called democracy, to guarantee Christianity would always prevail. The primary goal of evangelism is a nation of believers in Jesus Christ who can then shape the heart of a nation toward biblical values. For this to happen, everyday Christians, not an institution known as the Church, must occupy the places of influence that control every city, state and nation.
The places of influence that control every nation are business, government, and education. Business, those gifted by God to create wealth according to Deuteronomy 8:18, pay for everything. Governments who control the masses through laws and regulations, and the educational system by which our business and government leaders determine their core values, philosophies, and worldview.
These places of influence demand Christ’s Ambassadors according to 2 Corinthians 5:1-21. It’s a position of great opportunity but with great responsibility and eternal consequence. We need saints that are “set apart.” People who are in this world but not a part of its system. People who are working for its reclamation and not it’s demise. The work of Christ’s Ambassadors is a journey of unfolding events and steps of modeling what God has already declared us to be in His Word.
How does a person become more Christian when he or she is already one?
Live every day the life that Jesus lived. Practice the activities in which Jesus was engaged. He went about everywhere doing good. We must ask the question Jesus most often asked, “What can I do for you?” We have too many spectators and not enough active players. It is too easy to buy a ticket and watch from the stands than it is to put on a uniform and engage the opposition on the field.
Too often our lives become earthly in orientation and fleshly in operation and then we wonder why Christianity has lost its influence. We conform to the patterns of this world’s system when we could be shaped into the very image of Christ according to Romans 12:1-2. We are too often people possessed with knowledge about God as opposed to being intimately related with our Creator.
Our once Christian nation, led by such men as John Harvard, has now lost its “Why?” And as a result, lost her way. May God help us as we face the most important election, at least in my lifetime, November 3rd.
Remember, it is not about a party, a candidate, or who is going to give away the most “free stuff.” But it is about which Kingdom is going to rule over America—the Kingdom of Light or the Kingdom of Darkness. When you walk into that voting booth in a few weeks that’s the choice you will be making.
“Let every student be plainly instructed, and earnestly pressed, to consider well (that) the main end of his life and studies is to know God and Jesus Christ which is eternal life, John 17:3, and therefore to lay Christ in the bottom, as the only foundation of all sound knowledge and learning.”
Founding Mission Statement
Harvard University, 1643
How did our nation drift so far away from our foundations?
One election at a time.