We must repudiate our confused loyalties and concerns for the passing world and put aside our misguided efforts to change culture externally. To allow our thoughts, plans, time, money, and energy to be spent trying to make a superficially Christian America, or to put a veneer of morality over the world, is to distort the gospel, misconstrue our divine calling, and squander our God-given resources. We must not weaken our spiritual mission, obscure our priority of proclaiming the gospel of salvation, or become confused about our spiritual citizenship, loyalties and obligations. We are to change society, but by faithfully proclaiming the gospel, which changes lives on the inside.
Pastor, Grace Community Church
Sun Valley, California
About Greg Coleman
I am a Particular Baptist who affirms the absolute sovereignty of the triune Godhead in all things. The fullness of the Godhead dwells in the God-man Jesus Christ. He is the Creator, Sustainer, Redeemer, Disposer and Judge of all that ever was, is now or ever shall be. Jesus Christ is the only mediator between God and men. He was made to be sin for his people and saved them from their sins by his substitutionary, sacrificial death on the cross thereby satisfying the justice and wrath of God against them. The sufficiency of his death to the satisfaction of God’s justice is proven by his physical resurrection from the dead and enthronement in glory at the right hand of the Father. Jesus Christ is coming again to judge the living and the dead. Every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved.
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Amen Brother! Awesome post! I just happen to have made some posts about our founding father’s today and about how this nation was founded on God..very moving. God bless you for yours!
Greg I really liked this post, and it’s so true. Yet, we are to be good citizens of our country. The Bible is equally clear about taking our civic responsibilities seriously. We as Christians in a multitude of ways have failed to perform our most basic civic responsibilities, and in so doing have only added to rather than stood against those things that make a good society work as God intended. For sure, people’s hearts must be changed from the inside out, but when a society as a whole promotes those things that God approves then that society and it’s citizen’s will benefit from having done so….
Well stated my brother.
Thanks for taking time to contribute and reply.
God bless you.