There are supposedly one hundred million Christians in The United States of America. But while our forefathers came to these shores to establish the Christian religion and export the Gospel around the world, the USA today exports more weapons of mass destruction than Bibles. Four thousand babies are murdered every day in America. Where are these millions of Christians? What are they doing to resist the New World Order and make America a “City upon a Hill?”
Waiting for the “rapture.”
Waiting for “the Second Coming” of Christ.
The irony of all this stretches credulity:
• When Christ comes again, all these Christians who do not presently lift a finger to promote peace and justice will be “reigning with Christ” in a Kingdom of Peace and Justice.
• Christians who presently subsidize a culture of death in Hollywood will be free from death in a “New Heavens and New Earth.”
“Any moment now” Christ will return to accomplish what He could not do at that First Christmas.
“Any moment now.”
So we have been told. For decades.
This brand of Christianity is a corpse in a state of rigor mortis, precariously balanced in an upright position, ready to be blown over on its face by the Spirit’s breath of Truth. Our first breeze comes from the Prophet Isaiah, who says that in the “New Heavens and New Earth” people die (Isaiah 65:17-25). The Prophet looked forward to the First Christmas, in which the Messiah would destroy the old world of ceremonial liturgy and inaugurate a new world of faithfulness and righteousness. By building on God’s blueprint, the nations would be converted and the world would be renovated. The Prophets waited, yearning for that first Christmas.
The time for waiting has passed. The time for faithful obedience is now.