Restoring the UNITED States
Restoring the UNITED States!
By Dr. Glen M. Copple, Litt.D.
Many are disturbed at the divisiveness and disunity currently being propagated in America. This became a problem in the last ten years as various groups were instigated to agitate, make claims that were often times false or misrepresented, only for the purpose of stirring up division and causing riots, violence and destroying the “united” on which our states were formed. In reality, the real problem is as old as our nation.
Our Constitution, especially the Bill of Rights grew out of the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration of Independence was strongly influenced by the desire for freedom from a government imposing their religion on us and restricting our freedom to worship as we understood the Bible. They imposed heavy taxes on us and would not allow us representation regarding various taxes, laws, rights and freedoms that we sought over here.
Another serious problem is the sin that has been perpetuated through this divisive spirit over the past ten years. Abortion is 50 years old. Taking God and prayer out of school is almost as old. More recently are the issues like Black Lives Matter, illegal immigration and #MeToo (which backfired on many liberals) and “white male privilege. Add to this the homosexual immorality that is being condoned and promoted. Even some Christians have tried to suggest that Jesus would be okay with homosexual marriage. Party politics has become more important than the Constitution and acting in the best interests of the citizens. We have a disunity and sin problem in America that is dividing and destroying our nation from the inside out. We seriously need to focus some our attention and efforts to resolve this problem.
We need to UNITE the States again. How do we do it and make it work?
1. The REAL Solution is JESUS CHRIST. Matthew 28:18
Acts 4:12 – Jesus is the only way to eternal life.
John 14:6 – The one thing (person) ALL churches agree on. Unite around Christ. That is the “pillar” on which all churches stand. John 17:20-23 – Jesus prayed that all Christians be united.
When the churches band together, we have a strong voice in our government. When we dicker with each other’s viewpoints, we aid Satan in undermining the work God has called us to do.
We should focus on that which we have in common – Jesus as LORD, Bible as God’s Word and our final authority and being family (with individual personalities in relating to worship and Christian living) and we have a UNITED voice.
WE ARE CALLED TO SERVE JESUS
2. The REAL Solution is to TELL others about Christ. Matthew 28:19.
Evangelize any and every way you can and pray for others to do likewise.
There are many ways to evangelize.
Jesus video’s in door hangers.
Having someone you want to reach for Christ over for dinner.
Face-to-face inviting people to church.
VBS – for children in the neighborhood
Joining a social or civic organization and looking to influence them to follow Jesus.
Baking some cookies to give to a neighbor or inviting someone over for desert.
Funding ministers and ministries that are focused on teaching people about Jesus salvation and way of living.
Begin with praying for God to use you to reach out to others in the way that is most effective for you and His Kingdom. Then look for opportunity to put it to practice.
WE ARE CALLED TO TELL OTHERS ABOUT JESUS
3. The REAL Solution is to teach the believer ALL that Jesus taught and did. Matthew 28:20
Teach them to obey ALL Jesus commanded them.
Discipleship 101 – Now that we have accepted Christ and claim to have become a follower of Him, isn’t it logical that we should study His life and teachings, so we can be true followers? God does not require us to graduate from a “Life of Christ Introductory Course” before we can call ourselves “followers”. However, it is logical that if we truly want to follow Jesus, we should want to study His life and teachings to make sure we are truly following.
We have no problem seeking everything we can learn about some celebrity, political candidate, entertainer, etc. that we like. Shouldn’t our passion for Jesus draw us to seek to know more about Him?
WE ARE CALLED TO TEACH JESUS by word and example
CALL TO ACTION:
Everything hinges around who Jesus is. Our goal is to do all I can to teach others to follow Jesus and let Him change them from the inside out to become more like Him. By so doing, they will be more effective in standing up against sin and teaching others why God’s way is better.
Pray and ask God what you can do in your daily life that will influence others for Christ.
What POWER would be available in the United States – What UNITY would we have if just the Christians united around Jesus Christ and focused on holding our government accountable to God’s moral absolutes?
God Bless America in Jesus’ Name!