Why Spiritual Complacency?
Nations play an important role in God’s redemptive purposes as He uses them to draw people to Himself. When embraced by the culture, some sins make it nearly impossible to fulfill God’s national purposes. Left unaddressed, these sins will eventually provoke God to judgment. Spiritual Complacency of evil is one of these sins, making it something we must be capable of identifying and rejecting if we want our nation to experience God’s blessing and protection.
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Faced with the greatest decision of all time, Jesus fell to His knees in the Garden of Gethsemane and asked that His disciples likewise pray. Unfortunately, Jesus’ disciples did not feel the weight of the moment. Instead, they drifted into slumber—twice. Today the fate of humanity may not rest in the balance, but the fate of our nation very well may. We are 13 days from…Read More
Someone might say, “Christians need to drop out of politics and the culture wars. Otherwise, our witness will be tainted, and that’s the biggest issue. Let us be known as being for Jesus instead of being against all these other things.” … For me, the bottom line is simple…Read More
No Place for God in Major Political Party
Only those willing to align our national policies with God’s moral laws have any chance of truly succeeding in Washington D.C. We must not forget that the solution to our nation’s troubles is ultimately a spiritual matter. If we seek God’s blessing upon our nation, then we cannot exclude Him from our politics….
The Challenge of Authenticity
Despite a substantial campaign war chest, a high-profile position, and being the virtual embodiment of woke Democratic ideology, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has withdrawn her 2020 presidential candidacy. How is it that she consistently polled near 0%, and what can her experience teach us as Christians?
How to Use “Avengers: Endgame” to Talk about God
Cultural issues are fantastic conversation-starters because many people are already talking about them, and those who are not are generally aware of them. In the case of Marvel films, often several of the top talking points can easily serve as natural bridges to spiritual conversations because…
What’s Our Endgame?
On television, Game of Thrones’ Battle of Winterfell and in theaters, the release of Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame made this weekend arguably the biggest pop culture weekend in modern history. But even the most popular…
Is There a Spiritual Issue behind the National Debt?
It appears that our economy is far more precarious than we realize. As a nation, we are drowning in a sea of debt. On the campaign trail, President Trump and his fellow Republicans preached fiscal responsibility, nevertheless, despite Republican majorities in both the House and the Senate, America continues to increase its debt…
California’s Fire Reveals Priceless Truth
Can you imagine sifting through the ashes of your home, searching for something of value in the aftermath of a wildfire? This is what many in Paradise, California are doing. In fact, I listened to a news report where a victim said the only possession of his that survived the fire was a ceramic teapot that he had made in high school….
Hurricane Michael: Is God Delivering a Message?
Few things make us feel more powerless than natural disasters. Faced with the fury of “Mother Nature,” we are reminded of how little control we truly have over our own lives. But rather than become circumspect, we quickly become distracted, and we fail to receive what may be a message from God delivered in such a way as to make it unavoidable.
Ford’s Fight: When “Your Truth” Is Presented as “the Truth”
Throughout the nation, ordinary people from every walk of life were glued to televisions, radios, and mobile devices, listening in as the Senate Judiciary Committee heard two emotional testimonies on the charge of sexual assault. Christine Blasey Ford was given opportunity to share “her truth.”
Kavanaugh’s Fight: When Idealistic Belief Is Dangerous
Today, we are told that all women must be believed on principle. However, this implicit faith in the infallible testimony of allegedly victimized women inherently undermines two of our nation’s most valued tenets: the presumption of innocence and due process.
Is There a Spiritual Issue behind the Immigration Debate?
When illegal immigrants are granted all the rights and privileges of citizenship without a change of allegiance, it can be said that the foreigner is rising in influence among us. Sometimes, as a means of judgment, God permits foreigners to make demands, to oppress, and sometimes even to invade and conquer nations in sin….