Wednesday, December 18, 2013
There's a difference between wanting America to be more "Christian" out of a desire to be more comfortable (as a Christian) and what it would actually mean to have a passion to see people's lives transformed by the Gospel.
From what I observe, most Christians who demand a return to Biblical values are more concerned with their own desire to be around people who are more like them, share their opinions, etc. and less about a genuine heart for people and a passion to see the Kingdom of God advanced.
In other words, most Christians in America are more concerned with their own comfortability than they are with the conditions of people's lives and hearts outside their home.
If you want America to value the Word of God, you'll have to preach and live out the Gospel.
If you really want to put "Christ" back into Christmas, you'll have to start spending more money on the poor than on yourself. You'll have to give up some of your comfort and let go of some of your wealth in order to share some of that abundance you have with those who have nothing.
This is as much true for me as it is for anyone else.
Death to my status quo. Let His Kingdom come.