Thursday, January 24, 2013
"Take this world and give me Jesus..."
There’s a song, “Take this world and give me Jesus, this is not where I belong!” The creed is appropriate for a church that has become wholly irrelevant by failing to preach the laws of God relative to politics, economics or aught else.
R. J. Rushdoony nailed it, “God does not rapture us out of history but plunges us into it as warriors of God.”
So yes, we “desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one.” But, Hebrews tells us what a pilgrimage looks like: "...who through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, were made strong out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight." (Heb. 11:33-34)
As Peter Bringe wrote, “Let us hold fast to our faith in God and His promises and conquer some kingdoms!”