Christian Bums, Wake Up!
The Christian Church in America has gotten drunk on the offerings of this world, intoxicated with pleasure, comfort, and position. Even in things done in the name of evangelism and outreach, this can be seen. Christians must awaken from this drunken stupor, clean the vomit off their faces, drink a cup of strong black coffee, and deal with what's happening in the world, first, in your own families, and then in your churches.
Are you really making disciples of Jesus Christ? Are you teaching your children and churches to Think like Christ, to Believe like Christ, to Pray like Christ, and to Behave like Christ?
Christians, we have passed the crossroad, and are now speeding down a one-way street toward America's demise. To change course now, we can only pray for a miraculous turnaround, a divine u-turn, a revival, an awakening, etc. And even if God were to grant such a blessing, what would we do with it?
What was the aftermath of revivals and awakenings of the past? How long did the societal change really last. All the bars and prostitutes came back, Jonathan Edwards was fired from his church, and American society and culture swirled one more revolution down the toilet.
Most of us have two arms and two hands. With one, we must do our best to reach the enemies of God with the gospel of Jesus Christ, and with the other, we must protect God's sheep.
The enemy is on the rise, the camp is being surrounded. What will you do now?
This urgency affects my preaching, teaching, my conversations with family and friends, the way I think about the future, etc.
It may be unpleasant to think about, and it is certainly unpopular, but it's reality, and so far, fantasy has never set anyone free, so wake up, and go to work.