In a time of political chaos, in a culture that is hostile to Christians and what we believe, how is the church to respond? That’s a good question and a question that is answered in many ways. And nobody can seem to agree on what the church should take a stand for or against and how we should take that stand.
We think we are living in a unique political and cultural situation. However, the author of Ecclesiastes reminds us that there is nothing new under the sun.
The early church faced many of the same challenges as we do today. However, instead of being called nasty names, the early Christians were often martyred.
The political system and culture, in general, were corrupt and were diametrically opposed to all the church stood for, and yet, never once did Jesus tell his followers how to vote or encourage them to overthrow the government and replace it with one friendlier to the church.
The church wasn’t encouraged to change society, only to help people change.
Maybe, in 2023, the church would do well to heed Paul’s words in 1 Corinthians 2:2 “For I decided that while I was with you I would forget everything except Jesus Christ, the one who was crucified.”
Have a great week, and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.