Philippians 4:9 “Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.”
As American Christians, we have learned about Christ. If we are truly Christians, then we have received Him. If we are members of Bible preaching churches, then we have heard about Christ. If we have God-honoring pastors, then we have seen Christ through others. So what have we done to put the learning, and the receiving, and the hearing, and the seeing into action? Sadly, we have done very little other than take up space in pews while we have passively played the role of an observer.
Since the beginning of the PLUS ministry, I have been particularly sensitive to our lack of action. I have heard Christians complain about the sad condition of our nation. I have heard Christians wish that someone else would take the lead to solve these monumental problems. I have seen Christians resign themselves to living in a country that is rapidly diverging from a Christ-centered foundation. I have watched Christians surrender to worldly influences. I have noticed an unwillingness to follow those who do take the lead for Christ. I have seen little action.
Fortunately, the God of peace stands ready to act alongside of the faithful. Where are the faithful in America? Hopefully, they are on their knees imploring God to act in this land; hopefully, they are on their knees begging God for strength to take the first step of faith; hopefully, they are encouraging others to pray in a similar fashion. PLEASE PRAY THAT AMERICAN CHRISTIANS WOULD ACT BOLDLY FOR CHRIST. Without the willingness to do anything about our nation’s problems, then we should not expect tomorrow to be any better than today. Indeed, things will continue to get worse if we fail to do anything about it.