Today as I went about my business at the bank and the farmers market, I was repeatedly wished a happy fourth of July. I am afraid I do not have much to celebrate. I know God is on His throne, and His Word will not return to Him void; but I also know that those who endeavor to stand upon the full counsel of God are in for rough roads ahead.
What intrigues me most, though, are professing believers who are surprised when the humanistic culture that has rejected the God of Scripture and His law-word acts upon its presuppositions. The enemies of Christ are being consistent to their belief structure, while most of Christian America has been content to sit on the sidelines and wait for rescue from social disintegration. Thus, the battles that have been lost were not due to superior “firepower” from the opposition, but because many who claim to be on our team failed to show up for the contest.
The hearts and minds of the general population and the majority of Christian children were captured by the state school system many years ago. Just canvass anyone who attended public school during the last fifty-plus years. Ask what they were taught about abortion, taxation, morality, etc., and you will know why society accepts what it accepts. Those who set the agenda in government schools purposefully taught according to their beliefs. What is remarkable is how few professing Christians even blinked an eye as they turned their children over to those who made it clear that Jesus Christ was unwelcome in public schools.
If we want to see the tide turned, we must align our lives according to Biblical teaching and make sure we are not working for the enemy—actively or passively. Numbers and finances are not the deciding factors. Faithfulness is. Those who claim the cross of Christ must live consistently within their profession of faith. Otherwise, they are nothing more than traitors in our midst.
So, the next time your Christian friends bemoan the sorry state of the world, inquire as to whether or not they are part of the passive majority who have been working for the enemies of God. Ask them if they sent or are sending their children to statist schools. Ask if they abandon Godly candidates and vote in favor of unrighteous causes. If they answer in the affirmative, confront them, showing them how they are passive accomplices at best, and at worst, active supporters of programs/systems that are at war with Christ. If the Lord grants them ears to hear, you may win some new recruits to the dedicated minority intent on obediently and faithfully making disciples of all nations.