MercEmail Archives |
By Steve Higginbotham
February 25, 2005
Americans live in a post-Christian
culture today. What do I mean by that? I mean that Christianity
has little impact on day to day life in America. The values of
Christians are simply brushed aside and dismissed.
Want an example? Sports. When I
was a boy growing up, no one would have ever thought to schedule a
ballgame or practice on Wednesday night? Why not? Because that's
when Christians had Bible study scheduled, and everyone knew they
were going to be in church, not at the ball field.
Through the years society has
changed. The world has learned that they can schedule games on
Wednesday and everyone will be present, even the Christians. We
have sold out our values, and the world knows it. Thus,
Christianity is all but dismissed today, because the world knows
we'll follow its lead.
Can things be changed? Can we
reverse this trend? Certainly we can. Just listen to the
Christian voice that spoke out against legalizing homosexual
marriages. Certainly we have the power to make a difference, but
it will require Christians, in mass, to stand up for what is right
and to quit compromising their values.
Instead of being led around by the
world, and living by the values of the world, wouldn't you rather
live in a society that upheld higher and nobler standards? If so,
do your part in making it happen!
Copyright © 2005, South Green Street Church of Christ,
Permission is granted to copy these articles.