I’m sorry, the title should have read, “Should there BE an
American Revolution?” I was doing some
reading this week on the 13 Colonies’ fight for freedom, and though there was
some talk about religious freedom, it seems that most of the rhetoric centered
around economics and the right of the Colonies to govern themselves as they saw
fit. The tyranny they felt under King
George was too egregious, and their attempts of reconciliation were met with the
heavy hand of the monarchy and its taxes.
Is our experience any different today?
The IRS does not represent the people but the
heavy hand of the government.
collects taxes without regard to the burden it places on its subjects, and when
reconciliation is attempted they garnish wages and attach leans against
All of this under the guise of
needing the money to help the greater social needs of the day.
Yet, instead of helping it imposes.
Instead of creating an atmosphere of freedom
What are we to do?
I read one article that said that calling our
representatives still works, but does it?
When it comes down to it the politicians have their own agendas, or at
least represent an ideology that runs contrary to my own.
If it was all right for our founding fathers to form
their own government and withdraw their allegiance to the King of England, is
that the only recourse we have today?
believe that God has blessed us with the freest country in the world, so I
don’t think armed rebellion is the answer.
And the conditions we face today pale in comparison to those of, say,
Egypt and other repressed nations.
What is difficult is that there is no consensus as to what a
free America should look like.
conservative the liberal agenda looks like socialism, confiscation, and
conservatives look like selfish, moralists, bent on leaving the poor
To my chagrin these attitudes
have crept into the church.
Christians see conservative Christians as legalistic moralists who are not
sympathetic to the plight of the human condition.
Conservative Christians see Liberal
Christians as immoral do-gooders who do not care about the holiness of God.
How we have
grieved the Spirit of God.
we should stand for God’s holiness and care for poor and stand against
The world shouldn’t see the
division that tears the Church apart.
the fact that there is a division speaks to our need of a Savior.
We are flawed people trying to live
obediently to the will and Word of God.
When we fail and repent we are forgiven and extended grace.
Jesus said, “Seek first the Kingdom of God and all this (our
daily needs) will be added to you.”
there is to be a 2nd
American revolution it needs to start in the
We need to acknowledge that our
citizenship is heavenly; that our mission is spiritual; that our hope is
eternal; and that our fight is against the dark forces of Satan.
We need to hold out the hope of salvation in
Christ as bright stars in a dark world.
Our love for one another should cover the multitude of sins we commit
daily against our brothers and sisters in Christ, and forgiveness should be our
I know that real world issues intersect with the spiritual,
and that we can’t divorce them from one another. It is at the point of intersection that we apply the gospel to social injustice and poverty that leads people to a saving knowledge of Christ.
But if we fail to see the true nature of the
battle and our mission in Christ we will be derailed and found fruitless in our
I’m just saying…