America is a country in crisis. Not a week goes by that we do not hear about some atrocity committed in different places within our borders. People are dying from acts of nature and acts of other individuals, and one wonders how much more this nation can take.
But this country’s biggest problem isn’t the character of the individuals running for office, immigration, or any of the other issues of the day. The biggest problem is that its people need a Savior.
The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the most powerful thing in the world. Stronger than any man, more powerful than any nuclear device. The power that raised Christ from the dead is the same power available to the believer. It’s the power that is available to every believe, and it is a transformational power.
It is this power that changed Saul of Tarsus on the road to Damascus from a persecutor of the church to one of its greatest proclaimers. It allowed many men and women to endure fierce persecution, more brutal than anything that ISIS has done, and one day it will be triumphant over the whole world.
It is the duty of every believer not to force Christianity upon a nation or people, but to proclaim the Gospel. That is part of what makes Christianity so different. It is a free gift– something that’s offered but should not be forced– though some down the years have tried. There’s never a command for a believer to kill those that do not believe, only to walk away– sometimes knocking the dust off their feet to let God decide what to do with that place.
This is something that we should do, regardless of who is in the government or who is running for government. If we would do that, and the Spirit would work, we would see serious change in this nation. Without, we seem destined for fracture.