The Error of Many Christians – Sunday Thought For The Day
“The Following is an edited version of an email conversation a Christian brother and I had a few days ago. Upon the reflection of our conversation, I believed it is suitable for today’s “Sunday Thought For The Day.”
I don’t separate God from my daily life as if He only existed for Sunday mornings. It is incongruous to me that people say they’re Christians, but alienate God from their daily lives. It’s even more disturbing that so many professing to be Christians are convinced that corrupt godless politicians are the answer to all of their societal and political concerns.
It’s apparent, that said people do not believe the victories and the many accounts of God defending, rescuing, protecting and sustaining His own as recorded in the Scriptures. Many professing Christians want God to salvage a structure named America juxtaposed to understanding that God delivers individuals based upon the prayers of the righteous who do not not ask amiss. God does not save nations, He saves individuals of those nations. Nations, as such, are spared only when the individuals of same repent as a whole and turn from their wicked ways, e.g., Nineveh.
Many people today, are convinced that by voting for the right person(s), supporting the right groups, etc., America can/will be saved. They believe in rescuing a system and structure of government. Christ instructed us to preach salvation and discipleship to individuals. That means, Christendom is to focus upon the individual people of a nation, not the construct that is the nation.
Many who say they are Christians ignore the fact that this entire earth is under judgement and doomed. It will be destroyed by fire. People are somehow blind to the fact that nothing we can do will save America or the world.
Many believe and want America to go in perpetuity just as it is structured today, only with government obedient to the Constitution, good schools, full employment, and where everybody loves America and salutes the Flag. They completely ignore the fact that this world is stained through and through with sin and that sin can neither enter into Heaven nor will it be a part of eternity.
I trust God implicitly because he saved me. I believe Him and His Holy Word without reservation and/or hesitation, because I have leaned upon Him and I experience His provision every day.
Notwithstanding, if He could save me and change my life to the extent that I desire to be like Christ, provide for me, and do the same for my wife and son, how can I not trust Him and look to Him exclusively, in every facet of my life?
2 Peter 3 KJV
1 This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance:
2 That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:
3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?
13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.
15 And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;
16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
17 Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.
18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here