August 7, 2020
The Cry for Relevancy
If you want to be relevant, then speak about things that are eternal, and you will be eternally relevant:
As a result, we come to understand what Frederic Nietzsche presciently prophesied; “When the world discovers that God is dead, there will be universal madness.”
Might I lift our view and expand our vision. Might I speak not as a social scientist, or social critic, nor a political pundit, or even as a philosopher, but as a theologian and pastor.
Jesus said, “I will build my church and the gates of Hell shall not prevail.” But that does not mean the devil will be idle. That does not mean we will Christianize America or will win the culture war. And it certainly does not mean we will live happily ever after on earth.
It does mean the Lord is providentially protecting His church. It does mean He has called us to walk worthy of the calling with which we have been called, to live holy in an unholy culture, to be moral in an immoral society, to be salt and light.
It means the church today, as in every day, is to run the race that is set before us looking unto Jesus the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross despising the shame. (Hebrews 12)
“Make American Great Again” is a very good political / social agenda. It is a vision and a good mission. But for we who name the name of Christ, who are His church, we have The Vision & The Mission not from a politician or president, but from the true and only potentate, the King whose Kingdom is everlasting and whose dominion is eternal. He is the emperor of the universe and the Only Wise God!
Hear the words of sacred scripture; Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.” (2 Peter 3:18)
And that means we are to look up with a heavenly outlook and live with holy conduct.
The moral corruption of our culture and the physical consequences of COVID are real, but only temporal and will soon be gone. But the coming kingdom of Christ is eternal.
Serving Him with you
Until He comes for us,