Despite appearances to the contrary, Christ our glory is bringing all things into subjection to Himself, first our own hearts and then all of His creation. The story of Scripture is that of the constant victories of God’s kingdom, often cleverly disguised as defeats.
For the first time in hundreds of years we are facing ignorant masses in our own nations who have no idea of Christ or the beauty of the gospel and they are wandering aimless, confused, and lost, unable to look to national leaders for any kind of example.
God instructs, guides, disciplines and at times punishes us as a righteous and holy father because He loves us. Our acceptance or rejection of God’s discipline determines the destiny of families, churches, and nations.
There is no understanding Elizabeth II without getting to the religious root of her service as Queen – her oath to serve Christ and submit to His Word and universal Empire.
Neither the cosmos as a whole, nor any particular part of it, is self-sufficient. Nothing exists by itself or for itself – including man – but consists in an unbreakable coherence with all other things by virtue of creation in Jesus Christ.
In our contemporary cultural moment, righteousness is modified to mean an egalitarian order of social justice where the new great sins are homophobia, whiteness, possessing hard-earned wealth, emitting carbon, and any form of judgment rooted in the law of God.
The non-Christian, secular-pagan worldview offers no reason to obey the state except that the state has a monopoly on the means of force.
In Christ we are freed from the power of sin and death to serve God and His kingdom purposes and as such are delivered from the tyranny of man playing God.
History has smiled with gratitude on the heroes of Normandy. How will history judge the church of our generation in a time of cultural conflict? In the D-Day of the Western church, what will be God’s verdict?
100 years after WWI, remember the hard-won freedoms our ancestors fought for, and pray for courage to confront a world that is hostile to the gospel.
By affirming religious relativism, whilst declaring itself non-religious, secularism brilliantly enthroned itself as the ultimate religious principle. The biblical term for this is Idolatry.