Luke 16:10 “He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.”

In appreciation of the strong Christian faith of Sir Isaac Newton, the next four PLUS posts will use his three Laws of Motion and Law of Gravitation to illustrate important points for Christians in America.

Newton’s 1st Law of Motion: “Every body continues in its state of rest, or of uniform motion in a straight line, unless it is compelled to change that state by forces impressed upon it.” (aka the Law of Inertia)

Like physical objects, humans tend to continue consistently in the same direction over time.  So do nations.  The Lord is seeking those who will remain faithful for two major inter-related reasons.  First, our faithfulness makes us the type of Christians He can trust because we have earned His trust.  Second, He recognizes that we will tend towards consistency; our past path strongly suggests the direction of our future path.  With that in mind, how faithful are American Christians likely to be in the future when we haven’t remained particularly faithful in the recent past?

Like its Christian population, America is unlikely to be any more faithful in the future than it has been in the past.  Without a solution, our path will likely continue towards unexceptional secularism.  Yet, Newton’s 1st Law of Motion offers a solution – the acting of a force to readjust the path otherwise dictated by our inertia.  A revival among American Christians could compel change with the force of our testimonies.  The responsibility to impress upon America a nation-altering nudge is on our shoulders.  PLEASE PRAY THAT AMERICAN CHRISTIANS WOULD RECOGNIZE OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO CHANGE THE COURSE OF OUR CULTURE.  Left alone, America will not change course.  It is up to American Christians to provide a faith-filled force that redirects our nation.