I for one am thankful for the men and women in Washington DC who are faithful followers of the Lord Jesus Christ. I do believe that they make a difference in slowing down the spiritual and moral decay that now characterizes our culture. These are the ones who speak out for the sanctity of marriage as God defines marriage (the union of one man and one woman); these work against groups like Planned Parenthood who are responsible for the death of countless babies; these are those who know that debt destroys just as the Bible teaches. They have aligned themselves on many issues with God’s standards as found in the Bible.
But it is not Washington DC that holds the key to solving the huge problems facing America. It is the church which is tasked with the proclamation of God’s truth; that truth which addresses these great issues. But each Sunday, hundreds of thousands of people enter churches only to hear sermons that are devoid of solid biblical content. Churches have largely become market-driven religious entertainment centers, and not places where believers are taught to think (and behave) as authentic followers of the Savior. If we are going to recoup our national situation, it will begin with the pulpit. Romans 1 is clear that when a person (or culture or nation) rejects/neglects God Truth then two things will always happen: (1) a decline into idolatry, and (2) the invasion of immorality of all kinds. These two realities characterize America today. Washington DC cannot bring a change of heart which then brings a change in both belief and practice. But the Word of God does this very well, powerfully and effectively. But it starts with America’s pulpits which must declare God’s truth and not tolerant, political correct narratives.