Reality in a Post-Christian Nation   2 comments

About 35 years ago, Christians I knew began talking about Christian-based political action beyond just the ballot box. After an entire generation of Evangelical political involvement, with a high level of visibility and influence, there has been little or no improvement in the ethical quality of American political discourse and practice.

There’s no use arguing against that statement. It’s true.  You know it. I know it. The world knows it. The Moral Majority failed. The consequences are seen in less than 5% of the population now being able to change the ancient definition of marriage in the country and pushing for churches to lose their tax-exempt status if pastors even preach those portions of the gospel that pertain to the subject.

What happened?

I don’t think it was a failure of politics! It’s a failure of modern evangelicals to understand what being “in the world, but not of it” means.

Let’s start with a basic understanding here. We do not live in a Christian nation. Our grandparents and those before them lived in a Christian-influenced nation. Increasingly, our generation does not. The sooner we accept that, the better off we’ll be because reality doesn’t change just because we wish to believe otherwise. So repeat after me –

                “America is a post-Christian nation and it does not matter.”

That’s right. It doesn’t matter. Evangelical Christianity no longer has a substantive role in our government and in many if not most cultural circles we are seen as a negative force in society. And, it doesn’t matter because if God finds it necessary, the rocks and trees will testify of Him in our stead.

God is not diminished because we are.

In fact, historically speaking, God’s people seem much better at the task He has given us when we have little power or official influence in our society. Consider the first three centuries of the Christian churches, the overwhelming opposition the nascent movement operated under and the phenomenal spread of the gospel. Have we experienced anything similar since people stopped trying to kill us for our beliefs? No! I’m not saying I want persecution to rain down on the churches. God forbid! What I am saying is that being the officially sanctioned and government supported religion historically has not made us better Christians.

Although it’s a scary feeling to think your ideas – God’s ideas – are so much sound in a cultural high wind, the fact is this may well be exactly where God wants the Christian churches in America to be in the early 21st century.

The questions we might want to ask ourselves are …

  • why are churches in other countries thriving under persecution while American (and more so, European) churches are shrinking?
  • is our problem a cultural-political one or a spiritual one?
  • is it the message or the methods that’s getting in our way?
  • what can we do to reach our society in an Antioch way in the 21st century?

Posted September 18, 2013 by aurorawatcherak in Christianity

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2 responses to “Reality in a Post-Christian Nation

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  1. Love of truth saves souls! I am witness seeing beast ascended out of bottomless pit and in perdition. People of earth have less than two years. Last year will be Great tribulation revelation 9:15 then revelation 9:1. There are two identical jesus christ revelation 17:8!

    In Revelation 19:12, Christ given a new name because the dragon and the beast deceive the church leaders and their followers using the name of Christ to fight against Christ by his name revelation 19:19; Daniel 8:11-12. No man knows this new name to give strength to the beast therefore Christ speaks his new name and the beast is removed and cast into the lake of fire. The church leaders of the earth find out truth Revelation 19:18-21>Revelation 6:15-17; Matthew 7:22-23.

    Mother church is Rome VATICAN Rev 17: 5,11. All churches of earth have same roots as mother. They have communion, weddings, candles, music, choir, dedication, pulpit in a building, man has an idol, celebrate Easter, decorative tree with exchange of gifts revelation 11:10, manmade commandments, and the list goes on and on Revelation 18:22-23!

    Mother church and all churches of earth connected to great city revelation 11:8. All churches spiritually connected.

    there are no good or bad churches. Churches have one goal keep you spiritually DEAD and your flesh alive Daniel 8:12-13 Torah. This spiritual city is about to receive her hour of judgment!

    The image of the beast was created from Isaiah 9:6 KJV making image of man a god (idol) .

    the Torah version is CORRECT is Isaiah 9:5 Christ is the son of God! 1 John 4:15, Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwells in him, and he in God.

    1 John 5:4-5, For whatsoever is born of God overcomes the world: and this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcomes the world, but he that believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

    So what does this mean Isaiah 9:6kjv and the churches?

    They believe and teach Christ is three letter word. This is according to Daniel 2:31-33 the kingdoms of men (fourth kingdom). Romans 1:25, Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshiped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. Romans 1:23, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four footed beasts, and creeping things.

    All churches agree, copy, support, and depend on secular systems of the world. They have concerts, movies, published books, t v networks, programs, schools, airplanes, businesses, and their own media. They could neither buy or sell unless they had the SPIRITUAL mark by giving a stamp of approval in the name of Christ to live like non-believers in the world Revelation 13:16-17.

    Mother church and her churches (harlots) all over the world is fourth kingdom and represent fourth beast! Now transgressors in each of churches are coming to full, which means spiritually destroyed in preparation for Joel 2:1-10, Rev 19:19. the people in churches are armies of Joel 2:1-10 and revelation 19:19! All churches and mother church affected by plagues released from pit! Who or what churches connect to this mother church? It is churches of Catholics, Christians, nuns, monks, Mormons, Jehovah witness, Islam, and their affiliations which are web sites, radio stations, t v networks, bookstores, and the list goes on and on!

    The words of prophesy are crystal clear revelation 13:8, And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

    Leave the churches and their affiliations; deny the image and their teachings! I don’t care if you are a pastor or preacher. God wants you to turn from what you are doing and seek for God’s truth!

    What does God say about building churches? God dwells in temples made without hands Matthew 17:4-5

    Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.

    While he yet spoke, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.

    Acts 7:47-50, But Solomon built him an house. How be the most High dwells not in temples made with hands; as says the prophet, Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what house will ye build me? saith the Lord: or what is the place of my rest? Has not my hand made all these things?

    Get in prayer before God and seek for his truth and forgiveness that you and your family may escape the wrath that is coming Isaiah 26:20-21. Hear my video just Google “Christ testimony of the churches around the world” May God give mercy on your soul to believe the love of the truth! The people in the churches are hungry for God always because they are not getting the truth. I see the truth of these people in churches are spiritually DEAD! leave the churches now don’t be apart of Daniel 8:23 and Joel 2:1-10;Rev 19:19!

    John 5:24-25,Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that hears my word, and believes on him that sent me, has everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.

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    • I am not saying I agree wholeheartedly with this comment, but I am approving it on the grounds that Scripture says we should listen to all because even when we deem someone foolish, they may have kernals of truth in what they say. All truth is God’s truth and within this rather confusing monologue, I do discern occasional kernals of truth.

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