While “people watching” you will discover what people value. Those who have read this blog have understood that humanity can only have one of two views: A Biblical worldview or a Non-Biblical worldview. What is a amazing is that people can have huge amount of character and not have a Biblical worldview; Conversely, those who claim that have a Biblical worldview can be found to be subsequently low on character. Why? The one place you would figure that character would flourish it is conspicuously absent – church. A place where morality and Biblical values that would be construed as the foundation stones of an institution are now classified as MIA – Missing in Action.
Psalms 11:3 says, “If the foundations are destroyed, what will the righteous do? Righteousness simply means right standing with God. So if the foundations of morality and a Biblical worldview are no longer applicable in today’s society, what will those who stand “upright” before God do? They will not be viewed as someone to be aspired, but someone to scorn. If the disdain becomes harsh enough, elimination may be considered an option.
How can this be reversed? Before we examine the “cure” let us first look how we contracted the “disease”. Thomas Jefferson said, “The price of freedom is eternal vigilance. This statement is not only true in the political realm, it is especially true in the spiritual as well. Unfortunately, it is those in “Spiritual Authority” in general who are continually keeping the people ignorant in the pew. Be it accidentally or by design, these modern day Pharisees are more inclined to appeal to the praises of men rather than to look for the smile of God.
When have you decided that you have had enough of the their “kingdom”, you will become as valuable to them as used bird cage liner. That the sneer of their lips and the scorn from their voice will be an indication to you that your reasoning of examining ourselves followed by repentance, in addition to the criticizing of their message is tantamount to be classified as “spiritual treason” and needs to be dealt with harshly so that their “apple cart” may not be turned over.
Proverbs 29:2 says: “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.” It is here we must ask ourselves, “Who put these people here?” While most Christians cite Daniel 2:21 as some type of “Get out of jail free” Scripture – meaning that they are absolved of any responsibility, the opposite of that is true. When you vote in an election – local, regional, or national, God may have been in the booth with you but He didn’t make the choice. You did. The same is true in the spiritual. When you continuously sit under false teaching and you agree to that teaching by supporting it in word and in deed (your “amen” and your money), it was not God who planted you there. That was done by your choice.
Since it was your choice that got you into the mess you are in, it will be your choice that will begin to get you out. No different than the prodigal son who “came to himself”, we as the Church in America must have the same experience. We must recognize that without repentance to God followed by our obedience to the voice of the Holy Spirit, we will fall like Jerusalem in 70 A.D.- not one stone left upon another. It is the only way ourselves, the Church in America as well as this nation, can be united under Him once more.