One of the perennial laments of today’s Christians, particularly those on the right, is the decline of society. Secular liberals, they say, are whitewashing America’s Christian heritage, taking God out of schools, and imbuing children with moral relativist values. The results are inevitable: violence, drug use, abortion, failed families, and tolerance. And when I say inevitable, I mean it. Many Christians believe this was all foreseen in the Bible.
Now you’d think that Christians would be absolutely delighted to see the world fall apart. Not only would that confirm what they’ve been saying about man’s inherent depravity, but it heralds the last days before Jesus’s return to restore Truth, Justice, and Apple Pie. Or something like that. Hallelujah, right?
Not so fast! Christians aren’t pleased. In fact, they’re downright indignant that this “Christian nation” has turned its back on God. And, by gum, they’re not standing for it. From scrapping evolution to banning gay marriage, Christians today are fighting to restore Christian values back to the centerpiece of public life.
Well, pardon me for asking, but why? Even if you do accomplish all that you seek to do, what’s the intended result? A postponement of Armageddon? Jesus didn’t say, “If you’re really, really good, maybe I’ll show back up.” No! He said, “Things are going to get really bad, and THEN (and only then) will I make an encore appearance.”
Look guys, face the music, the world is lost. It’s done for. It has a one way ticket to oblivion. The only unknown is the timing, which you have absolutely no control over (God’s Plan, remember?). Might I suggest simply hunkering down? You know, try that whole “in the world, but not of it” tactic you say you follow. What’s the point in forcing others to adhere to God’s law? Preach the Gospel, and move on already. It seems you have enough of a hard time following your own rules for you to be worrying about what everyone else is doing.