What does the future of America hold for Christians? You ever wonder that? Do you ask yourself, “Will I be able to worship freely in my own country?” or perhaps, “Will my children be able to live peacefully as Christians in America? Get jobs? Raise families?” If you’ve asked those questions, then I’m guessing we’re not alone. I’ve been asking those questions the last few months, and I am sure there are many others just like you who have been thinking the same things.
It’s a strange thing to see the United States, land of the free, home of the brave, change so drastically from how it was just 30 or 40 years ago. Violence. Corruption. Schools canceled. Masks everywhere. When I was a kid, we said the pledge of allegiance every day before school started. Some of my teachers, at public school, would also say a short prayer. I probably don’t need to give examples but we’ve come a long way since then. Not only does prayer and the pledge of allegiance not happen in schools, it’s been removed from nearly everywhere else.
When I was a kid, the United States Flag hung in my church sanctuary and we’d sing patriotic hymns during the Sundays around the 4th of July. We were so thankful for the incredible gift our nation was, knowing how fortunate we were to have the personal liberty and freedom that people from other countries wanted so badly. We’ve come a long way, haven’t we?
Unfortunately, things appear to be headed in the wrong direction. Churches are being burned down. Pastors are too afraid to preach the gospel honestly and congregations are wandering in the desert, sheep who’ll believe anything they’re told. It’s a sad sight to see our country be destroyed like this, and even worse to see many of our Christian churches aiding and abetting it along the way.
Years ago, it felt like the decline of our country might be stopped if only enough Republicans—if only enough Conservatives—could be elected. The ballot box—that was our great hope. Get enough people to vote the right people in, and maybe, just maybe we could save our country. Recent events have proven otherwise. Many Republicans—conservatives who were supposed to protect us and our liberties—have run cowering from the mob. They failed their one task. They weren’t up to the challenge, and as a result, the disintegration of America has accelerated.
Our freedom to worship and gather peacefully, our ability to safely live in cities with law and order—these things are already being limited and may be completely gone through acts of revenge by those with political power who hate us. It feels hopeless sometime, doesn’t it? So many things canceled. Our every-day lives put on hold. Our future, our children’s futures… completely unknown. Will they be able to go to college? If they don’t want to be tracked? If they don’t want to take a coronavirus vaccine? If they’re Christian? If they’re white? These would have seemed like crazy questions to be asking just a year or two ago, but here we are, stocking up on food, medical supplies, afraid of what the future might hold for us.
“What can I do?” you’ve probably asked yourself. “I’m just a dad. I’m just a mom. How much could I really change anything?” Well, I’m going to suggest we start preparing for a change. I don’t know exactly what it will look like, but I think now, why we are still able to communicate relatively freely is a good time to connect.
What do we do? Well, there’s four things I want you to consider. Four steps to be ready for the future. Two you can do right now, a third we can start planning for, and a fourth we can start praying for. Four steps, got it?
First step starts with yourself. Get right with God. Take your faith seriously. Pray with someone, every day. Not just yourself, with someone else. Make it a habit. Study the scriptures. Listen to the voice of God. Get a daily devotional by Oswald Chambers or someone else. Worship God. Repent of your sin. Get baptized if you haven’t already. Like I said, take your faith seriously. This is the most important thing you can do to help secure a peaceful future for you and your family.
The next step is to work on your family. If you are married and have children, that will be your immediate family. If you are single, start praying for your parents. Pray that everyone would repent of their sin and begin asking God for forgiveness. Pray that they would begin to acknowledge how Christianity is under attack in America—right now. Many elderly folks have a hard time seeing this. If you and your family understand what is happening right now, the threats we may face in the near future, you are ahead of the game. If they don’t understand the reality of things, it would be good for you to start showing them what’s happening. I’m going to try and start making some videos you can use to help explain what’s going on.
These two steps are something you need to start working on TODAY. Repent of your sin and start taking your faith seriously. You will need it. Secondly, get your family on board. You will need each other in the coming months and years. You will need to be aligned with each other as much as possible. With your family praying together and in alignment on these things, your life will be much less stressful.
The third step is something we can all begin preparing for. Individual. Family. Then church. That is the next layer, the next band of protection we must get ready to build. For those of us who see what’s going on and are serious about keeping our faith and future secure, we must prepare to be in fellowship with each other. This does not mean weekly Zoom calls over a laptop. This means, we must prepare for geographic clustering. We must be ready to move somewhere that allows us to live and worship freely and where we less likely to suffer from persecution.
We will need to form a new church—or churches—that preach the Gospel without fear. We will need to teach our children many things they are not being taught today. There are many errors which will need to be corrected. There are many lies which will need to be addressed. Our refusal of vaccines and other government mandates may cause us to be cut off from society in some way. We must prepare for the possibility of having to be self-sufficient. We will need unity in all things. We will need our faith, our families, and our fellowship to make it.
If this sounds drastic, then you may be in the wrong place. You may not realize how bad things have become for Christians in America. If this sounds like something you have already thought of doing, then you are in the right place. I pray that you will do these things and get in touch so that we may align our interests, prayers, even our financial means—in order that we have somewhere safe to live.
Finally, the fourth thing we can pray for: A nation where we can live peacefully and without fear of practicing our faith. Will this be America? I hope so. There may still be hope for America. Many people are working very hard to restore the integrity and faith America once had—we should be praying for them every day. But it often seems like that so many in our country are so wicked it is beyond saving.
Hundreds of years ago, there was a group of believers that were so persecuted they left their lives behind and started an entirely new way of life. They broke off, planted a flag in the ground, and said—this is what we believe. This is how we will live. You may hate us for it, but that doesn’t matter. They were the Amish. We may be approaching a similar inflection point right now. We may be at a crossroads where we have to separate and say, “This is what we believe. This is how we will live.”
Because of this, we need to begin discussing what a new Christian church might look like, AND what a new community of believers might look like. Many churches are failing us right now, and unfortunately, our nation might not be far behind. So start working on steps 1 and 2: You and your family’s faith. Pray. Worship. Repent of your sin. Ask for forgiveness. Then finally, keep in touch. Keep checking back on this website, or sign-up for an occasional newsletter. We may have to resort to physical mail at some point and who knows if even that will be censored eventually. Regardless, try to keep in touch and do say a prayer for a peaceful future for our children. And that is my incredible opinion.
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