Luke 14:23 “And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.”
As described in my previous post, the signers of the Mayflower Compact had a common purpose – to bring glory to God. But, they also had a common mission – “advancement of the Christian faith.” This was not a group of atheists. It was not a group of agnostics. It was not a group of mixed faiths. It was not even a group of lackluster Christians.
Instead, it was a group of Bible-believing Christians. These Christians were passionate about their faith, and were determined to carry it to the ends of the earth. They understood, as should we, that their mission in life was to advance the cause of Christ in all that they did. By confirming this mission in their foundational document, they combined themselves into a civil body for God’s glory.
As American Christians today, are we truly passionate about advancing the Christian faith? Do we accept the Bible truth that we are to go out into the highways and the hedges? Do we embrace our God-given responsibility to compel others to come in? Do we concern ourselves with the filling of God’s house? If not, we should. It is God’s command. It is a command that the signers of the Mayflower Compact took seriously enough to make it their mission.
PLEASE PRAY THAT AS AMERICAN CHRISTIANS WE WOULD MAKE IT OUR MISSION TO ADVANCE THE CHRISTIAN FAITH. In order to do so, we must get out to go out. There is plenty to be accomplished in the highways and the hedges. A four hundred year old example based on Bible principles should guide our way.