I’m a Christian.
I’m a Christian who believes that the Bible is the inspired Word of God.
I’m a Christian who believes today marks the final nail in the coffin of America being a Christian Nation.
I believe today is my generation’s Rove V. Wade. Today the Supreme Court of the United States redefined the institution of marriage. An institution that is at the heart of the Bible. Of course many will say that gay marriage isn’t in the Bible or that the Bible needs to evolve to the understanding of the new societal norms. But if you really spend time reading and studying what God has to say the whole book talks about the marriage of God to his people. Each having a distinct role to play.
Today I’m sad. I’m not sure what saddens me most, the fact that the country I love, a country I really thought was something special in the world is no longer following the path of honoring God or the fact that so many Christians are so twisted up in the ideas of this world that they can’t see the Truth in the world.
I’m a political junkie. I really like politics and government. It’s one of the reasons I love the United States so much. It’s such a generous system of government set up to give freedom to the most people by honoring the rule of law rather than the whims of individuals or the population. Of course today’s court ruling (along with yesterdays about the Affordable Care Act) have again struck at the heart of the Constitution and the role of the legislative branch in government. People celebrate rulings they like with no care for how those rulings might affect the way the country is run. The foundation has crumbled and the house will soon follow.
Over the last 10 years I’ve become less an idealist about the country and politics and more of a realist. I’ve come to grips with the fact that politics will not save this country, it’s possible that nothing will. My job, what I was commissioned to do is build the Church. This is a job that will be harder for my generation, and the generations to come, then any other in American history. We will be in bold opposition to what society and even the government says.
Building a strong Church should be the mission of every Bible believing Christian in this nation. We must understand every argument and debate that is out there between the Bible and society. We cannot just quote Bible verses and tell people they’re wrong. We cannot be nominal Christians. We cannot raise our children with just Bible stories of Jesus. We must train Christian soldiers. We must train them in logic, apologetics, and a complete in depth understanding of the love and character of God through Jesus Christ.
The days of your faith being a private things you express in a building on weekends is gone. As Christians our faith must be expressed everyday, in every decision we make and in every action of our life. Religating faith to the weekends and trying to think that we can just be part of secular society is a failed path.
If you are serious, as I am, about the mission of standing firm on Biblical principles and building a strong Church I suggest you check out these great resources:
Summit Ministries (Especially their worldview podcast!)