Action, Engagement, Apologetics, and Evangelization is something we each should be involved in, whether by ourselves as a family and training our children or as part of our individual churches. In-fact, we should be aligning ourselves with other churches in our communities, despite our doctrinal differences because we are called to be one church of one mind – but that is another blog topic on its own!
“Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous; not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing.” ~1Pet 3:8-1Pet 3:9 NKJV
By centering our lives, hearts, and minds on Christ and His charge (Matthew 28:16-20) upon us we should be living standards of God’s word. We should be wholeheartedly applying God’s word in our lives.
We as Christians are at war and yet, we treat each day as if it were business as usual without regard to our spiritual selves or the eventual judgment of all, including all our friends, family, and children.
Many, if not most, Christians do not seek God’s guidance in all they do. We tend to act upon our training, if any, and never seek the guidance, acknowledgement, or assent from God…seeking the nod of permission.
We have not just a tendency, but rather an urge or a mandate in our lives and our hearts, to place more emphasis upon our finding a parking space at work or while shopping than we do seeking either the will or the assent of God on what we are to do; with respect to His will. I am not pointing fingers, because I have found myself doing the same thing…just remember, no matter how old you are – you too have a tendency to accomplishing the same habits as you have been doing for years! I know, as I catch myself time and again!
We are always falling into the trap of carrying on with what we are doing, with a business as usual attitude. Instead of doing our normal activities, we should be constantly planning on how to save souls for Christ, but going one step further…we should be doing these things. We cannot just be an “ideas” person and pass off that task to others we must be doers of the word as well!
“Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. But we are to be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does. If anyone among you thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one’s religion is useless. Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.” ~ James 1:21-27 NKJV
Brothers and sisters of Christ, we ARE at war…why, in God’s name, aren’t we acting like it? Ungodly acts are becoming the norm, the country’s administration is protecting those who have accomplished many evils via smoke and mirrors, what was once disdainful in the sight of American Christians has become commonplace, and it seems as though it is only getting worse from here. America has lost her moral compass and needs to have a revival in her heart. This country, this people, needs to turn back to God and seek His way in his heart.
We are permitting what happened in Sodom and Gomorrah to come to Main Street, USA. And by allowing such to go on, continually, as a nation, what happened in Sodom and Gomorrah in its finality will also come to America as a nation as final judgement. If God exists, and I believe He to exist, then what was revealed to John at Patmos and all that transpired within the pages of the Biblical text either has occurred, or will occur, to our detriment and to our judgement!! Which also means that if God exists, then his judgement of man shall take place and man will either be adjudicated and sentenced to Hell for his deed, acts and thoughts OR man will be found innocent, by the blood of and faith in Jesus, and sent to heaven.
This means, for man, that if you choose not to believe in God and you continue in your hedonistic ways, you can and will lose everything eternally. If on the other hand, you choose to believe that the Bible is true and God is real you have everything to gain by believing in Him and following His ways…eternally. If you should choose to believe that God exists and it turns out He does not, what have you truly lost? All you did was to live your life more honorably and ethically. God gives us those choices to make, daily; beginning at our birth. What is your choice??
The only way to take America back is to Act as the Christians we were called to be. We are to Engage the enemy at EVERY turn with boldness, knowledge and the Spirit, We need to study and learn Apologetics that we can answer every good question put to us, and we need to Evangelize our friends, our neighbors, our families, and strangers that we come across. Also, we need to pray for this country and all her people and especially, all her leaders!
May God richly Bless You!
MK Murphy, PhD, DD
You may enjoy this by Dr. Scott Sullivan which was the inspiration for this post: