If you missed part 1, you can read it here.
Biblical Examples of Calls to Action
There is nothing commendable about Christians failing to confront evil. Many of the worthwhile discoveries and advancements throughout civilization have occurred through the efforts of Christians who rose to confront big challenges. As just one example, we applaud “the Greatest Generation’s” confrontation of evil dictators like Hitler and Mussolini during World War II. Many men and women of that generation were motivated by their faith in Christ.
The Church is not doing much these days to combat the evils of our time. Have we forgotten that “evil triumphs when good men are silent?”
Men and women of the Old Testament fought the evil of godless nations. David triumphed over the evil giant, Goliath. Deborah led Israel to victories against an enemy nation. Prophets boldly proclaimed the warnings and judgments of God to evil kings.
New Testament personalities likewise took brave action against evil. Some were imprisoned, others were tortured, and many died for their stand for the gospel and its principles in an empire ruled by godless leaders.
Jesus certainly wasn’t silent in the face of evil. He cast out demonic spirits, raised the dead, rebuked hypocritical religious leaders, and ran greedy moneychangers out of the temple. He rebuked Satan to his face and reminded a Roman governor that he had no power over Him.
The United States is on a dangerous path. It’s time to roll. It’s time to take action to turn our country around. It’s time to call out evil for what it is and to take steps to stop evil in its place.
A Plan to Get Started
Christ’s followers need to emulate “the warriors of Issachar who understood the times and knew what Israel should do” (2 Chronicles 12:32). Collectively, we need to identify, understand, and take responsible action to confront the serious issues facing our country today, whether it is such evils as abortion, suicide, addiction, and crime, or the mishandling of such responsibilities as public education, immigration, foreign policy, our military, the economy, work, welfare, marriage, family, and so much more. At the core of these issues is the need to stop the erosion of American values and the growing abandonment of God as our Guide.
Below is a starter list of issues we need to address. It’s not exhaustive, but it can serve to guide our efforts. No one of us can become involved with all these concerns. I suggest that you review the list and ask God what actions He might want you to take.
The Choice Is Ours
The above steps represent only a beginning. Turning America back in the right direction is a tall order. It will require individual Christians and the Church at large to stand up, speak out, and act.
Remember two things. First, God has never needed a majority to accomplish His will. Frequently He has called individual men and women to lead, especially during dark and desperate times. Second, we have God on our side. He rules. He will carry out His plans.
It’s time to roll. Is God calling you to action? What does He want you to do?