“New life,” biblically speaking, is eternal life in Christ, not a flowery promise of life improvement here on earth. The gospel is glorious. It directs our gaze off of us and onto God, who humbled Himself, demonstrated His great love by suffering a cruel death on a cross to save us, adopts into His family those who believe, and transforms us.
February 15, 2018
In light of the recent tragic mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, the same thought always comes to mind. I say the same thing whenever there’s a school shooting. I can’t help it, because the secular world reacts the same way every time. When kids are murdered, they call for more counseling, more psychologists, more money to be spent on mental health, and of course, more gun control. Then they say that the mass murderer wasn’t evil. He had mental problems and needs understanding and rehabilitation.
Welcome to a nation that has forsaken the Ten Commandments, lost the fear of God, and has left a generation without moral guidance; where prayer is asked for the victims’ families, but the God to whom we are praying is ignored.
Welcome to America, where the Church has lost the preserving influence of salt and guidance of light, and as far as the world is concerned, is irrelevant. It’s trampled underfoot by men. Who can blame them when so many are afraid to boldly speak up for righteousness? We aren’t worthy of respect because we are like the god we preach: morally bankrupt.
“Welcome to a nation that has forsaken the Ten Commandments, lost the fear of God, and has left a generation without moral guidance, where prayer is asked for the victims’ families, but the God to whom we are praying is ignored.”
Popular preachers make little reference to sin, righteousness, and judgment, and so the world is left in the dark, calling evil good and good, evil. There is no moral restraint, and when this happens a nation gives itself to abortion, pornography, adultery, fornication, homosexuality, blasphemy, rape, theft, lies, and mass murder.
What then can we do as individual Christians? How can we help to bring this once great nation back to the God who made it great? The answer is simple and predictable. Be salt and light. Stand up for righteousness in any way you can, and share the gospel with friends and strangers as much as you can. Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.
One way you can do this is to share our movies online. They are free and have been watched by millions. Keep the dear families of those who lost loved ones in prayer, but never forget why the Church exists—as the only lighthouse in a raging storm. Keep your light shining.
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