The church in America will ultimately become much more effective when it lays down its heavy gavel of judgment and instead, chooses to be motivated by a heart of compassion and love.
After the attack on America in September 2001, fear gripped our great nation and served as a predominant motivator in our culture. And while this collective fear has subsided since 9/11, human fragility has become more of a stark reality. James dealt with this concept of human fragility in his epistle when he stated: “What is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.” (James 4:14 NKJV) Human arrogance states that humanity maintains control of its destiny. It incorrectly assumes that we are steadily progressing upward in wisdom and morality. The Word of God claims that such arrogance is mere foolishness and leads only to death: “There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.” (Prov. 14:12 NKJV) Instead, the Bible declares to humanity that God is in control! And considering man’s consistent failures in his attempts to rule himself, this should be a welcome and comforting thought…
The Christian church bears the responsibility of sharing the gospel message with all of humanity. This is not easy. The world is hostile to our message of hope. They are arrogant in the face of their ignorance of basic spiritual principles. And unfortunately, many have been ‘turned off’ to Christianity by Christians themselves who have mishandled the Word of God or mishandled their mouths. However the Great Commission, given to us by Jesus to evangelize the world, was not a request. It was and still is a command. He commands us to go forth and share our faith with others. With the Lord’s return at hand, it is imperative that we reach out to our unsaved family and friends with the life saving message of the gospel. Many people are living in fear because they have no hope for the future. How can we be silent when we have the answers?
The lack of sound Biblical leadership in America’s churches has left the flock susceptible to following the enemy’s voice.