As you read the newspaper, as you follow political campaigns, as you watch the evening news, you will see outrage after outrage. But I am not referring to the outrages of private criminals, which can certainly be horrendous. I am referring to the outrages of our elected officials, our appointed justices, our magistrates.
Now all this is happening in a land with tens of millions of evangelical believers and tens of thousands of churches. Why is our worship, why is our presence here, not appearing to slow down the established rebellion?
There are two responses. First, don’t forget the lesson that Elijah learned. Things are terrible, but not as bad as we might think. There are still seven thousand that have not bowed the knee to the American baals.
That said, the American Church has certainly not be salt and light the way we ought to have been. There are many ways to talk about how we have maneuvered ourselves into impotence, but the basic issue is this. The reason for all the pandemonium, all the confusion, all the muddles, is that we have forgotten to declare what God is like.
Homosexuality is a pathetic vice, to be sure, but that is not the central problem. The central problem is a heresy about the nature of God—as though He were so bland and boring, as though He were a monochrome deity. Feminism is confused and constantly frustrated, but the central problem is not the ignoring of particular exhortations the Bible. The central problem is an ignoring of the glorious truth of the triune nature of God. If we are not brought to God the Father, then we are missing the entire thing.
And why has our nation ignored this? Because we have not preached, lived, or worshiped, in terms of it.